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  • B.S. Report: Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons and Grantland's Zach Lowe give their thoughts on the NBA playoff matchups, who they think the breakout young star will be, and the N...

  • Bill and Jalen's Playoffs Preview: The NBA Heat Check Championship Belt, Fading Stars, and More!

    Can the Heat three-peat? What's at stake for Kevin Durant? Will Indiana bounce back? And how pathetic is the Eastern Conference? Bill Simmons an...

  • B.S. Report

    Bill Simmons and Grantland's Zach Lowe give their thoughts on the NBA playoff matchups, who they think the breakout young star will be, and the NBA aw...

  • What Happened to the Pacers? And Who Will Get Overpaid Next Year?

    As Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose answer the question "What do we expect from the Pacers?" Bill and Jalen also break down the question "Who is most likely to get overpaid because of a strong playoff performance this year?"

  • Will Wade, Nowitzki, or Duncan Fade First?

    Jalen Rose insists that Kobe Bryant be discussed as he and Bill Simmons answer the question "Dwyane Wade, Tim Duncan or Dirk Nowitzki - which star is the closest to not being a star anymore?"

  • Heat Check Championship Belt

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose debate the offensive prowess of Stephen Curry, Jamal Crawford, and others as they answer the question "Who is the Heat Check Guy championship belt holder right now?"

  • The World's Most Exclusive Club

    There's a great scene in North Dallas Forty, from all the way back in 1979, when the owner of a fictional football team is watching practice with...

  • Bill and Jalen's Playoffs Preview: LeBron, the Best Finals, and More!

    Can the Heat three-peat? What's at stake for Kevin Durant? Will Indiana bounce back? And how pathetic is the Eastern Conference? Bill Simmons an...

  • B.S. Report

    In Part 2 of 2 of Bill and Jalen's Playoffs Preview, they ask if LeBron could become the greatest forward of all time, and get Drake's take on the Tor...

  • What Would Be the Best Finals?

    Double feature! Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose declare that a reprisal of Thunder vs. Heat would be the best NBA Finals matchup. Then they break down how the Spurs have had such a successful season after such a crushing defeat in last year's Finals.

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  • Saban: Talks with Peyton, Gase not together

    Nick Saban visited with Peyton Manning at the Alabama football offices early last week. Saban also spent time with Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase on the same day and in the same location. But don't connect the dots any further, Saban says.

  • NCAA prez Emmert: Food rule was 'absurd'

    NCAA president Mark Emmert said Friday that he was happy to take pressure off the NCAA and its member schools as the governing body's legislative council voted earlier this week to eliminate all the previous restrictions on food.

  • NCAA proposes hardship transfers sit 1 year

    Student-athletes who seek transfers due to "difficult life circumstances" might have to sit out a season but gain an extra year of eligibility starting in 2015-16.

  • Texas AD: Union push 'smells' of attorneys

    Texas athletic director Steve Patterson said Thursday he doesn't support paying athletes nor a system in which they can market themselves and doesn't understand the recent quest by Northwestern players to unionize.

  • Source: Joeckel to transfer from A&M to TCU

    The TCU Horned Frogs have been putting in a new offense this offseason. Now, the Horned Frogs have just the quarterback to run it in Matt Joeckel,

  • Mankato players to play for reinstated coach

    Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, say they are ready to practice under reinstated coach Todd Hoffner.

  • Sources: Adidas inks Louisville to $40M deal

    Louisville has signed a five-year, $40 million shoe and apparel deal with adidas, sources told ESPN.com on Thursday.

  • Veteran Dierdorf back in booth at Michigan

    Dan Dierdorf is coming back to the booth and will be the radio analyst for University of Michigan football games this fall.

  • Watchdog group targets Swinney, Clemson

    The Freedom From Religion Foundation has lodged a letter of complaint to Clemson, charging coach Dabo Swinney and his staff with "unconstitutional behavior" at the public university.

  • Carl Pelini: FAU firing result of AD's agenda

    Carl Pelini said Friday during a radio interview that his firing at Florida Atlantic last year was unjustified and the result of a new athletic director who wanted to hire his own football coach.

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  • Hinton: The art of adapting

    The transformation of Chase Elliott, son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, is unfolding according to plan. At age 18, Chase's journey has been nothing short of ... well, awesome, writes Ed Hinton.

  • Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions

    Which driver and team most needs this week off? Will Gene Haas' F1 foray hurt Stewart-Haas Racing? Why do wins elude Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon? Will Chase Elliott win the Nationwide title?

  • Sponsorship woes endangering Swan Racing

    Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.

  • Ky. Highway Safety to sponsor N'wide event

    Kentucky's Office of Highway Safety will be the title sponsor for Kentucky Speedway's June 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

  • Harvick survives shootout for Darlington win

    Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track's 65-year NASCAR history.

  • Elliott passes Sadler, wins again on N'wide

    Chase Elliott passed Elliott Sadler on the final lap night to win his second straight Nationwide Series race, going from fifth to first on the final two laps Friday night.

  • Harvick claims 1st career Southern 500 pole

    Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500.

  • Son: Petty mourning, adjusting to life alone

    Richard Petty is spending his weekends at home mourning the death of his wife instead of his familiar spot at the racetrack.

  • Biffle, Roush Fenway closing in on contract

    Greg Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing are getting closer to a contract extension and could have an announcement soon.

  • Logano runs down Gordon for wild Texas win

    Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps Monday after a late caution in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season.

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  • McManus: Has Vick been punished enough?

    A man who did terrible things seems to be rehabilitated. That's a good thing, right?

  • Source: Manziel will work out for Browns

    Johnny Manziel will work out for Cleveland Browns officials Saturday in College Station, Texas, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

  • Saban: Talks with Peyton, Gase not together

    Nick Saban visited with Peyton Manning at the Alabama football offices early last week. Saban also spent time with Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase on the same day and in the same location. But don't connect the dots any further, Saban says.

  • Source: 49ers likely to pass on Smith option

    The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up the 2015 fifth-year option on linebacker/defensive end Aldon Smith's contract, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

  • OTL: He may have shot Tillman

    In his first public statements about the death of former NFL safety Pat Tillman, one of the Army Rangers involved in the 2004 friendly fire incident in Afghanistan says he has lived for 10 years with the thought that he may have fired the fatal shots.

  • Source: Jags to meet with Bridgewater again

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have scheduled a second meeting and workout with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a source said.

  • Ravens, 49ers set joint preseason practices

    Two seasons after battling in the Super Bowl, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will hold four joint practices after their preseason opener on Aug. 7 in Baltimore, John Harbaugh said Friday night.

  • Saints re-sign Meachem to 1-year contract

    The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that they have re-signed veteran receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year deal. Terms were not disclosed.

  • Former QB McNabb spends day in jail for DUI

    Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.

  • Source: Watt has 5th-year option exercised

    The Houston Texans have officially exercised the fifth-year option on DE J.J. Watt's contract for the 2015 season, per a league source.

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  • Pucks Central: Friday's highlights

    Have some pucks with your morning coffee

  • Getzlaf shines to help Ducks hold off Stars

    Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a face mask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night.

  • Avs expect Duchene to miss entire 1st round

    Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said he expects center Matt Duchene to miss the entire first-round playoffs series against the Minnesota Wild, even if it goes seven games.

  • Flyers goalie Mason out for Game 2 vs. Rangers

    The Philadelphia Flyers will once again be without starting goaltender Steve Mason on Sunday for Game 2 of their first-round series against the New York Rangers.

  • Bruins' Lucic fined $5K for spear in Game 1

    The NHL has fined Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic $5,000 for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser during Detroit's 1-0 Game 1 victory in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Friday night at TD Garden.

  • Umberger back in Jackets' lineup after injury

    R.J. Umberger will be in the Blue Jackets' lineup on Saturday after sitting Game 1 with an injury.

  • Wings' Datsyuk sends top-seeded Bruins to loss

    Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night.

  • Getzlaf shines to help Ducks hold off Stars

    Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a face mask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night.

  • Habs cruise to 2-0 series lead over Bolts

    Rene Bourque had two goals and David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored Friday night, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

  • Quenneville fined $25,000 for Game 1 actions

    The league has fined Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Thursday's first-round playoff game against the St. Louis Blues.

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  • Bubba wins second Masters in three years

    Bubba Watson won the Masters for the second time in three years on Sunday, beating Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three shots.

  • Source: Manziel will work out for Browns

    Johnny Manziel will work out for Cleveland Browns officials Saturday in College Station, Texas, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

  • Raptors GM Ujiri shouts expletive at Nets

    Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri shouted "F--- Brooklyn!" at a fan rally outside Air Canada Centre prior to Game 1 of his team's first-round Eastern Conference playoff series Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets.

  • Saban: Talks with Peyton, Gase not together

    Nick Saban visited with Peyton Manning at the Alabama football offices early last week. Saban also spent time with Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase on the same day and in the same location. But don't connect the dots any further, Saban says.

  • Calathes mounting defense, calls ban unfair

    Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense against a 20-game suspension handed down Friday for violation of the NBA's drug policy, citing it as unfair.

  • 76ers owner terms 19-win season 'success'

    Billions of dollars couldn't console Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris this season.

  • Federer routs Djokovic in Monte Carlo semis

    Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the Monte Carlo Masters final after beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to set up a possible all-Swiss decider against Roger Federer.

  • Hamels slated to make season debut in L.A.

    Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels is expected to make his season debut Wednesday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

  • Sources: Woodson 'bracing' for the worst

    While it is widely believed that the New York Knicks have already made the decision to move on from coach Mike Woodson, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that nothing will be announced this weekend.

  • Wings' Datsyuk sends top-seeded Bruins to loss

    Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night.

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