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Judge's deal joins biggest active contracts in MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL

Where does Judge rank among the other owners of the biggest contracts in sports? ... Continue Reading

Warriors left stunned after late collapse in Utah

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said mistakes down the stretch caused the team to blow a four-point lead with 13.3 seconds left, leaving him to wonder, "How did we just let that happen?" ... Continue Reading

Source: Bogaerts, Padres agree to $280M deal

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts is headed to San Diego on an 11-year, $280 million contract, a source told ESPN, adding another big name to a team already laden with star-level talent. ... Continue Reading

Thompson's 5 goals tie Sabres' single-game high

Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson tied a franchise record with five goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night. ... Continue Reading

MSU's Johnson jabs Leach, says he'll enter portal

Mississippi State running back Dillon Johnson had some parting words for coach Mike Leach while announcing he will enter the transfer portal, saying he hopes to find "a more fit playing environment for me." ... Continue Reading

Sources: Tide's Kelly joins Deion, Buffaloes as DC

Alabama associate defensive coordinator and safeties coach Charles Kelly is joining Deion Sanders and new-look Colorado as the Buffaloes' defensive coordinator, sources confirmed to ESPN's Chris Low on Wednesday night. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Red Sox shell out $105M in Yoshida deal

Outfielder Masataka Yoshida and the Red Sox have reached a five-year deal that's worth a total of $105.4 million, including posting fee, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Phils 'take a chance,' select Song in Rule 5 draft

The Phillies used the 11th pick of the Rule 5 draft on Noah Song, a once-promising starting pitcher who has spent the past three years in active military service. ... Continue Reading

Araiza, ex-SDSU players not charged in rape case

Former Bills punter Matt Araiza and former SDSU teammates will not face charges in connection with an alleged gang rape of a minor that occurred at an off-campus party in October 2021, the San Diego County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. ... Continue Reading

Deals for Bogaerts and more: What we're hearing at the winter meetings

We've got you covered on the latest buzz from San Diego as baseball's hot stove season heats up. ... Continue Reading

49ers: 'Way outside chance' of Garoppolo return

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday there's a "way outside chance" that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be able to return in the playoffs from his foot injury. ... Continue Reading

World Cup quarterfinals preview: What to know about each team, predictions, schedule and more

With the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals set, we bring you one key factor and one player to know ahead of the matchups, plus predictions. ... Continue Reading

World Cup best XIs: Our writers pick their standout players so far

England's Jude Bellingham is one of the consensus picks, but who else makes our lists? ... Continue Reading

NBA prospect Victor Wembanyama shows versatility in Metro 92's loss

The French prospect with an 8-foot wingspan did a little bit of everything on Tuesday. ... Continue Reading

Women: Should UConn or Ohio State be the final No. 1 seed?

Tennessee and Texas are out, Louisville is clinging to a spot and the SEC and Big East each have six teams in the field. ... Continue Reading

Men: A chunk of change! 14 new teams in the field

This much movement is unusual but not unprecedented in the nonconference portion of the season. ... Continue Reading

Roundtable: What the US got right, and where they went wrong, in Qatar

Having taken a few days to decompress and reevaluate the USA's performances, ESPN's writers in Qatar sat down to talk over the Americans' World Cup. ... Continue Reading

A way-too-early look at the USMNT depth chart for 2026 World Cup

How will the US player pool take shape for 2026? Here is a position-by-position breakdown. ... Continue Reading

Kobe Bryant's advice to Kevin Durant: 'Really just don't be a crybaby'

The Brooklyn Nets star shared the one memorable piece of advice that he learned from the late Hall of Famer. ... Continue Reading

NBA Power Rankings: Are the Lakers and Nets finding their rhythm?

After brutal starts to the season, Los Angeles and Brooklyn are starting to stack wins. See how high each climbed this week. ... Continue Reading