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NBA improves racial, gender hiring on already strong record

The NBA receives an A+ for racial hiring, a B+ for gender hiring and an overall A in the 2022 NBA Racial and Gender Report Card. ... Continue Reading

Kayla Thornton steps up for Wings

All the latest fantasy basketball news and buzz from around the WNBA. ... Continue Reading

Braves call up top prospect Grissom to majors

Infielder Vaughn Grissom, the top prospect in the Braves' minor league system, was called up to the majors on Wednesday with Orlando Arcia placed on the injured list. ... Continue Reading

Rory: LIV ruling lets Cup go on without 'sideshow'

Golfers Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas agreed with a judge's decision to deny three LIV Golf members from participating in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs. "Common sense prevailed," McIlroy said. ... Continue Reading

Lions rookie WR Williams gets Stafford's No. 9

Lions rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams is switching to Matthew Stafford's old number, 9. ... Continue Reading

Browns lose WR Grant for season to torn Achilles

Browns receiver and returner Jakeem Grant has a torn Achilles and will miss the 2022 season. ... Continue Reading

Wake Forest star QB Hartman out indefinitely

Wake Forest will be without starting quarterback Sam Hartman for "an extended period of time" because of a non-football-related issue, the school announced Wednesday, but head coach Dave Clawson insisted Hartman will return at some point this season. ... Continue Reading

Trial to begin over Kobe Bryant crash photos

Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa, is seeking unspecified millions in compensation for snapshots taken of the NBA star's corpse that were circulated after he was killed in a helicopter crash with their daughter and seven others in 2020. ... Continue Reading

Ohtani homers, gets win to equal Ruth milestone

Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani picked up his 10th win Tuesday night in Oakland to go with his 25th home run, joining Babe Ruth (1918) as the only players in major league history to have at least 10 home runs and 10 wins in the same season. ... Continue Reading

Goodell: Evidence calls for full-year Watson ban

Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is seeking a tougher penalty for Deshaun Watson than his initial six-game suspension because the quarterback's actions were "egregious" and "predatory behavior." ... Continue Reading

Inside Najee Harris' intense Texas workouts as he prepares for pivotal season with Steelers

After leading all rookies in touches a year ago, Harris is prepared to take on another vital role, including becoming more of a leader. ... Continue Reading

Ten trucks and over 50 tons of equipment: How the Cowboys take training camp to California

Arranging the Cowboys' remote training camp is a six-month process, but Mike McCarthy believes in its value. ... Continue Reading

MLS All-Star break report cards: How all 28 clubs have fared so far in 2022

The MLS season has been full of surprises. Some good, some less so. Which clubs have made the midseason grade and which have work left to do? ... Continue Reading

Barcelona's summer signings, issues explained: When can new stars play in LaLiga?

What's the latest with Barcelona's spending? Who can and can't play yet? ... Continue Reading

Transfer Talk: Man City close in on Anderlecht's Gomez

Sergio Gomez is close to joining Man City, according to reports. ... Continue Reading

2022-23 ESPN Fantasy Hockey rankings

Draft day will be here before you know it, here are the 2022-23 ESPN Fantasy Hockey rankings ahead of the NHL season. ... Continue Reading

Chadwick is a brutal example of the barriers women face in racing

W Series showcases women looking to climb the ladder of open-wheel racing, but if soon-to-be-three-time champion Jamie Chadwick can't take that next step in her career, how is motorsport more broadly opening its doors to women? ... Continue Reading

The shoes tell the tale: Najee Harris' intense workouts pave way for second-year leap with Steelers

After leading all rookies in touches a year ago, Harris is prepared to take on another vital role, including becoming more of a leader. ... Continue Reading

Celts given top win total with Suns on their heels

The Celtics have the highest projected win total for next season at 54.5 at Caesars Sportsbook. They are followed by the Suns, Warriors, Bucks and Clippers to make up the top five. ... Continue Reading

Phone flies out of Pirates 2B's pocket during slide

Pittsburgh infielder Rodolfo Castro lost his phone on the field Tuesday night when he slid headfirst into third base to beat a throw and the impact sent his phone flying from his back pocket. ... Continue Reading

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