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Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi to miss rest of WNBA regular season with quad strain

5:43 PM ET Alexa PhilippouESPN Close Covers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with further experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer Diana Taurasi, a three-time WNBA champion and the league’s all-time leading scorer, … Read more

Brooklyn Nets governor Joe Tsai voices support for front office, coaches in wake of Kevin Durant’s trade demands

Brooklyn Nets governor Joe Tsai voiced his support Monday night for the front office and coaching staff after Kevin Durant told Tsai to choose between him and the team’s general manager and coach. Tsai and Durant recently met in London, ESPN sources confirmed, in which Durant reiterated his desire to be traded and suggested the … Read more

Man United eye Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as Erik ten Hag scrambles for midfield depth

The summer transfer window is here, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals! TOP STORY: Milinkovic-Savic on Man Utd list Manchester United are set to switch focus to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as Erik ten Hag looks … Read more

Man Utd eye Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as Erik ten Hag scrambles for midfield depth

The summer transfer window is here, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals! TOP STORY: Milinkovic-Savic on Man Utd list Manchester United are set to switch focus to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as Erik ten Hag looks … Read more

Former Oklahoma assistant football coach Cale Gundy read ‘racially charged word’ aloud multiple times, coach Brent Venables says

A day after Oklahoma assistant football coach Cale Gundy resigned from the Sooners, saying he inadvertently read aloud “a word that I should never — under any circumstance — have uttered” off the screen of a player’s iPad during a film session, head coach Brent Venables issued a new statement saying Gundy’s statement didn’t tell … Read more

Serena Williams survives opening-round challenge in first singles win in over a year

In the end, there was no smile when the nearly two-hour match was over. Just a look of relief, with arms raised triumphantly. It had been 14 months since Serena Williams had recorded a singles win. But with the support of the crowd behind her in her first-round match at the Canadian Open on Monday, … Read more

College football’s Position U 2022

Think your school has the best history of churning out star defensive backs? Elite receivers? The best QBs? Get in line, buddy. Every year, fans rage on social media, players wear branded shirts and schools promote their teams as the top producer of talent at a given position, and every year, another fan base chimes … Read more

NFL training camp 2022 live

3:00 PM ET ESPN staff We are officially one month away from the start of the NFL regular season — which kicks off with a Thursday night Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Rams matchup. It sure was an active NFL training camp Monday. The Baltimore Ravens activated J.K. Dobbins off of the PUP list and … Read more

New York Jets’ Mekhi Becton having MRI on surgically repaired knee; coach Robert Saleh optimistic

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets right tackle Mekhi Becton is having an MRI on his surgically repaired right knee after limping off the practice field Monday in apparent pain. The injury doesn’t appear serious, according to the Jets, but any time lost is potentially significant because Becton has battled weight and conditioning issues. … Read more

Las Vegas Raiders coach Josh McDaniels ends speculation over potential Josh Jacobs trade

HENDERSON, Nev. — Las Vegas Raiders first-year coach Josh McDaniels put an end to speculation Monday that former Pro Bowl running back Josh Jacobs was being showcased for a possible trade by playing so many snaps in the team’s preseason opener. “We have a lot of confidence in J.J.,” McDaniels said. “And, you know, he … Read more