Sources: Rockets eyeing sign-and-trade for Butler

Sources: Rockets eyeing sign-and-trade for Butler

Once free agency starts on Sunday, the Rockets are planning to recruit Jimmy Butler to push the Philadelphia 76ers for a sign-and-trade deal that would allow the All-Star forward to join James Harden and Chris…

Yankees homer in MLB-record 28th straight game

Yankees homer in MLB-record 28th straight game

The New York Yankees wasted no time breaking the major league record for consecutive games with a home run. DJ LeMahieu's leadoff homer off Toronto's Clayton Richard in the bottom of the first inning of…

Vandys Rocker fans 11 to force CWS Game 3

Vandys Rocker fans 11 to force CWS Game…

OMAHA, Neb. -- Vanderbilt's go-to guy throughout the postseason again delivered a dominant performance. Freshman Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6⅓ innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan's shaky bullpen in…

Alonso tops Strawberrys Mets rookie HR mark

Alonso tops Strawberrys Mets rookie HR mark

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso hit his 27th home run of the season Sunday to set the franchise rookie record. Alonso's homer in the top of the fourth inning off the Chicago Cubs'…

Green, 22, hangs on to win her 1st LPGA major

Green, 22, hangs on to win her 1st…

CHASKA, Minn. -- Hannah Green never felt more nervous than standing over a 5-foot par putt Sunday at Hazeltine National with a chance to win her first major at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Neither…

King of SoCal: Two Kawhi billboards go up in L.A.

King of SoCal: Two Kawhi billboards go up…

Los Angeles is wasting little time pitching Kawhi Leonard on a potential move to the Clippers. Two digital billboards went up over Interstate 5 in Downey, about 10 miles southeast of Staples Center, encouraging the…

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz moved out of intensive care as he recovers from shooting

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz moved out…

Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, said in a statement released by the team that the longtime designated hitter known as "Big Papi" has been moved out of the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston…

Pujols goes deep in second game back at Busch

Pujols goes deep in second game back at…

ST. LOUIS -- The last time the Angels' Albert Pujols homered at Busch Stadium, it was a championship season. When he did it Saturday, it wasn't the World Series, but it sure felt like it.…

Pujols Busch Stadium return just pretty amazing

Pujols Busch Stadium return just pretty amazing

ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols is back in St. Louis, nearly eight years after celebrating a World Series crown in the city that made him famous. The Hall of Fame-bound slugger has accomplished a lot…

Pelicans pick Zion to open NBA draft, Morant goes 2nd

Pelicans pick Zion to open NBA draft, Morant…

1:16 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN NEW YORK -- Welcome to the NBA, Zion Williamson. The superstar forward out of Duke was selected No. 1 overall by the Pelicans in Thursday night's NBA draft at Barclays…

The Beautiful, Corrupt Game

The Beautiful, Corrupt Game

Former UEFA head Michel Platini leaves a judicial police station where he was detained for questioning over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament in Nanterre, France, June 19, 2019. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters) Even…

MLB, umps union spar over Machado suspension

MLB, umps union spar over Machado suspension

Major League Baseball called the MLB Umpires Association's impassioned social media post on San Diego Padres star Manny Machado's one-game suspension "inappropriate" in a statement Tuesday. It was in response to the MLBUA calling Machado's…

Sources: Horford to seek deal outside of Boston

Sources: Horford to seek deal outside of Boston

2:16 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline to exercise his $30.1 million option for the 2019-20 season and seek to leave the franchise as an unrestricted free agent this summer,…

LaMelo Ball commits to play in Australian NBL

LaMelo Ball commits to play in Australian NBL

LaMelo Ball has joined the Illawarra Hawks of the Australian National Basketball League, he announced on ESPN's The Jump on Monday. Ball, a 17-year-old point guard, played for a year in Lithuania in 2018, so…

VanVleet on Kawhi: Nothing else Raptors can do

VanVleet on Kawhi: Nothing else Raptors can do

Fred VanVleet said Sunday there is nothing more that the Toronto Raptors can do to convince Kawhi Leonard to re-sign with the team, but he and several teammates expressed their hopes that the NBA Finals…

Raptors hold off Warriors in Game 6 thriller to clinch first championship

Raptors hold off Warriors in Game 6 thriller…

SportsPulse: Trysta Krick tries to make sense of what we saw over the course of six games between the Raptors and Warriors and how it will have an echoing affect going forward. USA TODAY OAKLAND,…

Longtime Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, a Hall of Fame electee, dies at 75

Longtime Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, a Hall of…

SportsPulse: Minicamps are in full swing and training camps are just over a month away. We can't wait, so Lorenzo Reyes picked the biggest storylines we will sink our teeth into this upcoming NFL season.…