Ben Simmons 'felt like I was playing 2K'
Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown hailed the NBA debut effort of Ben Simmons, saying the Australian was "really exceptional" against the Wizards.
WATCH: Simmons impresses on NBA debut.
Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons scored 20 points on his NBA debut against Washington Wizards.
Sixers trio inject promise to The Process.
Despite losing to the Wizards, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz impress in their season debuts as the 76ers look to make the playoffs for the first time in six seasons.
Dennis Smith Jr. delivers highlights and hope in Mavs debut
The high-rising rookie PG became the youngest player to debut with a points/assists double-double Wednesday night, elevating Dallas' long-term sights.
Devin Harris let rookie Dennis Smith Jr. pick which Disney princess backpack he wanted.
Paul misses Kings game, could sit Saturday, too
Eric Gordon was to start Wednesday in place of Chris Paul, who still could be ready by Saturday but coach Mike D'Antoni said, "I think he's still in play, but I think it's hard."
Baez breaks out with two HRs in Game 4.
Javier Baez ended his postseason slump with two solo home runs Wednesday night, the second of which soars 437 feet, to extend the NLCS to a Game 5.
If only for a night, Cubs' swagger is back as Chicago avoids NLCS sweep
Facing elimination, the Cubs needed a Game 4 spark. Three likely suspects stepped up to stare down the Dodgers and keep the champs' season alive.
Chelsea, Roma combine for pulsating 3-3 draw
Chelsea and Roma shared the spoils of a six-goal thriller as Chelsea's defence struggled, while Roma's Edin Dzeko shined, writes Nick Miller.
Chelsea and Roma draw in goalfest.
Chelsea let a two-goal lead slip against Roma before settling for a draw, while Benfica's goalkeeping gaffe gifted Man United a win.
Rashford wins it for uninspired Man United
Manchester United were hardly entertaining in their Champions League visit to Benfica, but Marcus Rashford secured they left with a win.
Celtics fans pay respect to Hayward.
After forward Gordon Hayward suffered a serious leg injury on Tuesday, Celtics fans at TD Garden line up to sign a '#GetWellGordon' banner.
Warriors set record with 11-carat championship rings
Before their season opener against the Rockets, the Warriors received their customized rings, which feature more diamonds than any other championship ring across the four major sports.
Peterson's eye-popping car collection.
Patrick Peterson gives Jac Collinsworth a tour of his collection of muscle and sports cars.
Predicting McGregor's next fight: All the updates from the major names involved
There's no shortage of fighters wanting to face Conor McGregor. Who will get the first shot? We provide the latest from every potential foe.
Garbrandt calls out big names in UFC, boxing
UFC bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt, set to defend his belt against T.J. Dillashaw, has an ambitious list of future opponents. Garbrandt said Wednesday he wants to take on Demetrious Johnson and eventually Conor McGregor -- maybe in a boxing ring.
McGregor goes 'Mac Land' for son's christening
Conor McGregor treated guests at his son's christening to a lavish 'Mac Land' experience at Luttrellstown Castle near Dublin, Ireland.
LeBron's torn jersey leaves Nike scrambling
Nike executives were reviewing why the back of LeBron James' jersey split down the middle during Tuesday night's game action, sources told ESPN. The NBA jerseys were being worn for the first time since Nike became the league's official uniform supplier.
From Italy to Oregon: A visual journey inside the Air Jordan XXXII
Jordan Brand journeyed to Turin, Italy -- and into its own past -- to build the latest signature Air Jordan model, the Jordan XXXII.
Tanaka, Sanchez power Yankees past Astros.
Masahiro Tanaka strikes out eight over seven scoreless innings and Gary Sanchez drives in two runs, including a solo home run, as the Yankees blank the Astros 5-0 for a 3-2 ALCS lead.
Baby Bombers sock Keuchel, Astros to put Yankees one win from World Series
The Yankees' youngsters took down Houston's ace to complete a Bronx sweep and bring the Fall Classic within reach.
Aaron Judge said the Yankees are feeling confident heading into Game 6 of the ALCS -- particularly after defeating nemesis Dallas Keuchel in Game 5. "He doesn't make mistakes," said Judge. "If he ever gets into a groove, man, he's unhittable. So for us, it was just about -- just keep having quality at-bats, and kind of feed off this momentum into Houston."
Socceroos' World Cup playoff puzzle
Australia must overcome history vs. Honduras if they're to be the first AFC team to beat a CONCACAF side in a World Cup playoff, writes John Duerden.
Ramifications of Australia's new ranking
The Socceroos have jumped seven places in FIFA's world rankings to 43rd after their World Cup qualification victory over Syria.
Kewell: Too early to talk about Ange's legacy.
Former Socceroo star Harry Kewell thinks it's too soon to talk about Ange Postecoglou's impact on Australian football.
I was suspended for a lot less - Warner
David Warner has compared the Ben Stokes affair to his suspension for punching Joe Root, saying his transgression was "a lot less than we've seen on the footage" of the England allrounder.
Switch Hit: Warner plays opening Ashes shots.
Andrew McGlashan, Mark Butcher and Andrew Miller discuss the early taunts from down under, the build-up to the Women's Ashes, and the Test Championship.
Khawaja critical of Australia selection policy
Usman Khawaja has questioned the selectors' policy in Asian Test matches this year, saying that the changes to the top six had created "a lot of instability in the team"
Cheika's 'united' Wallabies a tough Test - Dowd
The Wallabies came ever so close to upsetting the All Blacks in Dunedin and they're better placed to end a long run of Bledisloe defeats in Brisbane this weekend, Craig Dowd writes.
Wallabies must pressure 'nervous' All Blacks.
Australia must capitalise on their opportunities early in Bledisloe III, Grand Slam-winning coach Alan Jones telling ESPN the Wallabies have proven they can mix it with the world champions.
Cheika must find Foley back-up - Growden
If anything untoward happens to Bernard Foley, Australian Rugby will find themselves floundering. That's why Wallabies coach Michael Cheika must start the search for a proper backup -- Greg Growden writes.
Cross-code stars picked in AFLW draft
Several elite athletes from other codes were picked up in the second AFLW draft, with Isabel Huntington chosen by the Western Bulldogs as the No.1 pick.
AFLW leaders back transgender decision
Collingwood AFLW captain Steph Chiocci says she hopes transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey nominates for the draft next year.
Why Drogba chose Phoenix Rising.
Didier Drogba opens up about his decision to join USL club Phoenix Rising.
I'm here to make history - Drogba - Via KweséESPN.
Ivorian Didier Drogba is excited about his new challenge with Phoenix Rising.
WATCH: Drogba's top three matches.
Didier Drogba tells us his top three favourite matches played in his career.
Expert predictions: MVP, most improved player, and more
Who will win top individual honors in 2017-18? Our NBA writers and analysts make their awards picks.
Lonzo on biggest test: 'It's grown men now'
Lonzo Ball, who was limited in the preseason after spraining his left ankle, is off the Lakers' injury report. He says facing "grown men" every night could be his biggest challenge.
CP3, Harden build chemistry during Drew League.
Chris Paul shares his experience playing with James Harden in the Drew League over the summer. Watch Episode 1 of Chris Paul's Chapter 3, Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and in the ESPN App.
How can F1 be more accessible in the USA?
Jennie Gow and Maurice Hamilton discuss how Formula 1 can do more to attract a U.S. based audience.
Chase Carey on how F1 can crack U.S. market
A second Grand Prix, a long-term approach towards partnerships with host tracks and a determination to embrace the digital age are all central to Liberty Media's attempts to strike gold for F1 in the relatively untapped American market.
Alonso eyes points return in Austin
Having not finished in the top ten since the Hungarian Grand Prix in July, Fernando Alonso is hoping for a turn of luck at this weekend's U.S. Grand Prix.
How Bryce Love, Saquon Barkley stole the spotlight from QBs
So long, Sam Darnold. Hello, Saquon Barkley. What was supposed to be the Year of the Quarterback has been taken over by a bevy of elite running backs.
X factor for each Top 25 team down the stretch
The key to Notre Dame's CFP push, a third Bama back with game-breaking ability and the reliable, yet underappreciated, contributor to NC State's surprising season are all included.
Battles in Happy Valley, South Bend headline Week 8.
Michigan will try to weather a whiteout at Penn State. USC and Notre Dame each look to make a playoff statement, while the Big 12 looks to stay in the conversation.
Best trash-talkers, most overrated, more: NFL players tell all on QBs
NFL Nation polled 155 players to gauge their opinions on QBs. Players were asked to identify their favorite rookie, the most overrated and more.
Goodell recaps meeting with players.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell describes the meeting held in New York with players. Both sides discussed issues the players are trying to bring attention to.
Rating all 32 backup QB plans: Decent to bleak
Brett Hundley has been thrown into a starting role with Aaron Rodgers injured. Would your team be in good hands if its backup had to take over? NFL Nation reporters evaluate every team's situation.
Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Your schedule is about to get ...
The Steelers handed the Chiefs their first loss. The Eagles are emerging as the NFC's top team. And things are looking bleak in Green Bay without Aaron Rodgers. Here's what's on the horizon for all 32 teams.
Jenkins: Owners, players 'working together to create change.'
Malcolm Jenkins says the meeting between NFL owners and players was held to discuss issues of injustice and that they are working to create change.
What we learned (and didn't) in Week 6: Maybe Adrian Peterson isn't done?
Former Saints teammates called AD a "freak" and always believed he had something left. He showed that in his Cardinals debut. Plus, why the Steelers are feeling better, even while still out of sync. Here are Week 6's lessons.
European playoffs offer tantalising match-ups
Italy have been drawn against Sweden in the European playoffs for the 2018 World Cup, while the Republic of Ireland will meet Denmark.
Will Australia be pragmatic vs. Honduras?
Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson assess Australia's keys to defeating Honduras and advancing to the 2018 World Cup.
Ange must commit to Socceroos - Slater
Speculation Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is set to attract a big-money offer from a Chinese club has sparked a call for loyalty.
See the smiling, shining faces of the NBA's superstars and supporting players like you never have before.
Zach Lowe sets up the new season with predictions on big deals, playoff races, superstars and more.
The Redskins quarterback could become the NFL's highest-paid player if he reaches the free-agent market in 2018. You like that?! Here are all the places he could land.
After a whirlwind summer, Zach Lowe zooms out to take stock of each team heading into 2017-18.
Faulty air-conditioning, bright colors and disgusting facilities are the norm in most visiting locker rooms across the country. But if the point is to get your opponent's mind off of the task at hand -- and it is -- then this tradition is here to stay.
For three years, college basketball -- from coaches to sneaker companies -- was in the FBI's crosshairs. By using wiretaps, surveillance video, undercover agents and cooperating witnesses, the scope of its work and the sport's corruption came to light.
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