• By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    BUSTER'S BUZZ: $400 MILLION? HARPER, MACHADO MIGHT HAVE TO SETTLE FOR LESS

    Sure, those two will still make a fortune this winter. But this free-agent class just isn't going to get what agents dreamed of a few...

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    HOW THE SEAHAWKS' RECEIVERS PERFECTED THE TD CELEBRATION

    Seattle is winning the NFL's celebration title in a landslide, with choreographed dances and re-enactments from movies, sports and...

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    DIVISIONAL RANKINGS: RAMIREZ STILL NO. 1, FARMER MOVES UP

    Gilberto Ramirez retained his No. 1 spot at 168 pounds and Tevin Farmer leapfrogged Gervonta Davis at junior lightweight. But what...

    Boxing
  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    HOW GERMAN FANS HELPED FLIP THE NFC PRO BOWL VOTING

    Mark Nzeocha isn't a household name, but his 183,000 Pro Bowl votes lead special-teamers. To that, the Niners LB says "Danke, Deutschland."

    NFC, Pro Bowl, Bowling
  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    WEEK 15'S BEST, WORST QBS: DARNOLD FLASHES GLIMPSE OF FUTURE

    Sam Darnold excelled while fellow rookie Josh Rosen again found himself ranked at the bottom. Here are the week's best and worst QB...

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    GIANT KILLERS: IS BUFFALO 'TOO GOOD' TO BE A GIANT?

    The Bulls shocked Arizona in last year's tournament, but another surprise seems unlikely. They're 10-0 heading into Tuesday's game...

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    AFTER STUDYING AARON RODGERS, SAM DARNOLD EAGER TO FACE HIM

    The Jets rookie quarterback is inspired by how his Packers counterpart makes such a difficult position "look so easy."

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    WHO WAS THAT?!? UNHERALDED BALLERS WHO MADE DIFFERENCE IN WEEK 15

    Rookie running backs from the Steelers and Dolphins stepped in for injured starters and broke through in a big way.

    Running
  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    JAGUARS HISTORICALLY BAD WITHOUT BLAKE BORTLES, BUT QB WILL STILL SIT

    Jacksonville's ineptitude on offense the past three weeks hasn't convinced coach Doug Marrone to switch quarterbacks again.

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    RAMS' OFFENSE SLOW TO ADAPT WITHOUT INJURED RECEIVER COOPER KUPP

    Without go-to receiver Cooper Kupp, the Rams' offense has hit a slump and the numbers bear that out.

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    JASON GARRETT: COWBOYS NEED MENTAL TOUGHNESS, NOT HUMILITY

    There are parallels between Sunday's loss to the Colts and Dallas' previous loss to the Titans. The Cowboys learned from it and can...

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    THE CASE FOR SITTING OR PLAYING AARON RODGERS THE LAST 2 GAMES

    Aaron Rodgers seemed perplexed when asked if he'd play the final two games, but the Packers have to measure his desire against his...

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    HOW ANTHONY LYNN MOLDED A TEAM - AND A CASE FOR COACH OF THE YEAR

    The Chargers "play every game on the road, basically," former coach Rex Ryan said. "How many teams could handle that?"

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    THE '4-POINT LINE' IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE NBA'S LATEST TREND

    In an effort to maximize the unique skills of players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid and Trae Young, teams have begun reimagining...

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    WEEK 16 NFL POWER RANKINGS: BIGGEST BREAKTHROUGHS FOR EVERY TEAM

    Who took his game to a whole new level in 2018? Our NFL Nation reporters name the breakouts from across the NFL.

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    MATT RYAN ON PLAYING INTO HIS 40S: 'I DON'T SEE WHY NOT'

    Tom Brady and Drew Brees have become the poster QBs for playing past age 39, and the Falcons veteran, 33, says the older guys have...

  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    WHAT'S TOUGHER: TACKLING GUS EDWARDS OR MAKING HIM LAUGH?

    Rookie running back Gus Edwards and his physical, north-south style have been the perfect complement to the running of rookie QB Lamar...

    Running
  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    AFTER BRUTAL MONTH, REDSKINS SOMEHOW 'ARE STILL IN THIS THING'

    Josh Norman said the past month has been "like a circus." But the Redskins' high-wire act improbably could still end in the playoffs.

    Playoffs
  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    JAYLEN SAMUELS LATEST COG IN STEELERS' PLUG-AND-PLAY RUN GAME

    Because of their QB, receivers and great offensive line, the Steelers have had success in the running game even without a certain someone.

    Running
  • By ESPN   -   Dec 18, 2018

    CALM, COOL FRANK REICH PUSHING RIGHT BUTTONS FOR SURPRISING COLTS

    The new coach has won over his young roster with gutsy calls and a steady hand, bringing Indy to the brink of the postseason despite...