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Afghanistan women's national soccer team in exile: 'The heart that is still beating'

The Afghanistan national team continues to fight for the rights of women around the world -- a "second family" using soccer as its platform. ... Continue Reading

After Euro 2022, which teams look ready to topple USWNT and win 2023 World Cup?

Based on the Euros, who is ready for the World Cup? And for the teams that aren't ready, what do they need to fix? ESPN's experts break it down. ... Continue Reading

Alabama tops preseason AP Top 25 for 9th time

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason AP Top 25 for ninth time; Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson and Notre Dame round out top five. ... Continue Reading

Smith out of BMW Championship with hip injury

Cameron Smith, the No. 2-ranked player in the world, has pulled out of this week's BMW Championship because of a lingering hip injury, according to his agent. ... Continue Reading

Report: Griz to play Warriors in Christmas debut

The Grizzlies will face the reigning NBA champion Warriors in San Francisco as part of the NBA's Christmas Day slate, a source told The Associated Press. ... Continue Reading

Cambage steps away from WNBA for 'time being'

Four-time WNBA All-Star center Liz Cambage announced Monday on Instagram that she has decided to step away from the WNBA "for the time being." ... Continue Reading

Giannis open to playing for Bulls later in career

While reiterating his commitment to the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo said in an interview with Fox 32 Chicago that he would be open to the idea of someday playing for the Bulls. ... Continue Reading

Aqib Talib's brother wanted in youth coach death

The brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib has been identified by police as a suspect in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game in Texas. ... Continue Reading

Illegal contact penalties rise after NFL's nudge

Officials threw 15 flags for illegal contact during the first week of the preseason, an elevated number that reflected the NFL's point of clarification on those fouls. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Chelsea's $48.3M Gordon bid rejected

Chelsea have had a £40 million bid for Anthony Gordon rejected by Everton, sources have told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Fantasy baseball pickups: Trio of starting pitchers returning from injury

Tristan looks around the fantasy baseball world at the MLB pennant races, and spotlights his top waiver pickups for your matchups. ... Continue Reading

A league all their own: Women-led grounds crew to make history at LLSWS

For the first time in Little League history, a group of 16 women will be preparing and taking care of the fields at Stallings Stadium for Monday's softball title game. ... Continue Reading

Premier League's best and worst kits of the past 30 years

As the Premier League celebrates its 30th anniversary, we look back at the best and worst jerseys to be worn in England's top flight since 1992. ... Continue Reading

Breaking down the conference's best players, games and more

Ahead of the season, catch up on must-see games, the best players and the biggest storylines the ACC has to offer. ... Continue Reading

Man United at disaster's door, Chelsea-Tottenham gets feisty, Madrid rally while Barca sputter

Manchester United are once again hapless and LaLiga kicked off. We wrap up the weekend's action. ... Continue Reading

Romero hair-pulling red card and Richarlison offside headlines the VAR Review

We take a look at the weekend's big VAR talking points in the Premier League, focused on a day of high drama between Chelsea and Spurs. ... Continue Reading

WNBA playoffs 2022: First-round predictions and the five teams that could win the title

The first round is set. The higher seeds are picked to advance. But top seed Las Vegas was the only unanimous team predicted to sweep its way to the semis. ... Continue Reading

Complete schedule, results, news and highlights

Las Vegas, Chicago, Connecticut, Seattle, Washington, Dallas, New York and Phoenix are all in the playoffs. ... Continue Reading

What's to come in the FedEx Cup playoffs after a long-awaited win for Will Zalatoris

Zalatoris' dramatic win, a bad break for Cam Smith, Patrick Reed's bold LIV golf claim, the 25 new PGA Tour members and more from the FedEx Cup playoffs. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Man United adamant Ronaldo will stay

Manchester United remain adamant Cristiano Ronaldo will not leave before the transfer deadline, sources have told ESPN. ... Continue Reading