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Why position players pitching is kind of a fraud

August 15, 2018 - 8:18am
The increasingly common sight of some utility guy throwing a perfect inning? It's fun, but it's also kind of a fraud.

J.D. Martinez vs. everyone else: What makes the Red Sox so good?

August 15, 2018 - 8:07am
After one splashy offseason move, the Sox have gone from good to an all-time-great team. We break down how much of the rise can be credited to Boston's new slugger.

NBA adds 4 teams to 2K League's 2nd season

August 15, 2018 - 7:52am
The NBA welcomes franchises owned by the Hawks, Nets, Lakers and Timberwolves to its NBA 2K League ahead of its second season, the league announced Wednesday.

Everything you need to know about the SEC before kickoff

August 15, 2018 - 7:40am
From the All-SEC team to power rankings and Heisman hopefuls, we've got you covered.

Meet the freshman QB phenoms at Georgia and Clemson

August 15, 2018 - 7:40am
Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence led the 2018 recruiting class, but can they do the unprecedented and become starting quarterbacks as true freshmen?

Five burning questions, players to watch for the Big Ten in 2018-19

August 15, 2018 - 7:13am
Despite Michigan's run to the national championship game, it was a disappointing postseason performance for the Big Ten. Will that change in 2018-19?

Best of 'Hard Knocks': What Browns said to Antonio Callaway

August 15, 2018 - 7:08am
After learning of Callaway's citation by police, the Browns tell the rookie that he can't take any more chances because he's "under the microscope."

Porcello supplies crisp stuff, basepaths mayhem and another win

August 15, 2018 - 7:05am
As the Boston Red Sox aim for a franchise-record number of victories, Rick Porcello got a taste of two-way play while stifling the Philadelphia Phillies.

Source: Seahawks RB Penny has broken finger

August 15, 2018 - 6:20am
Seahawks rookie running back Rashaad Penny will undergo surgery to repair a broken finger but is expected to be ready by Week 1, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Mount Puckmore: Four players who define each Metro team

August 15, 2018 - 6:20am
Which four players are the most iconic for each Metropolitan team? Here are our picks, along with a chance for you to cast your votes.

The wristband that links Chung, 10-year-old fan

August 15, 2018 - 5:56am
A chance meeting at a training camp practice produced an inspirational bond between the Patriots safety and Jack Berry.

Puig, Hundley tossed for scuffle as benches clear

August 14, 2018 - 11:34pm
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Giants catcher Nick Hundley got into a heated exchange during the seventh inning Tuesday night, ultimately leading to the benches clearing and both players being ejected.

Kuzma: Critics 'underestimating' new-look Lakers

August 14, 2018 - 8:55pm
Despite now having LeBron James with the team, Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma said the squad is being underestimated by critics.

Barkley, Freeman surge ahead in rookie RB race

August 14, 2018 - 8:53pm
The RB who looks most likely to emerge the earliest as a true No. 1 is the Broncos' Royce Freeman. Here's your fantasy updates after preseason Week 1.

Braves' Acuna hits 2 HRs; 8 HRs in past 8 games

August 14, 2018 - 6:21pm
With two more homers Tuesday night against the Marlins, Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. continued his tear at the plate, homering in five straight games and totaling eight homers in his past eight games.

Messi to skip Argentina friendlies - sources

August 14, 2018 - 5:22pm
Lionel Messi will not rejoin the Argentina national team for two September friendlies and is unlikely to play again for what remains of 2018.

Steelers' Roethlisberger in concussion protocol

August 14, 2018 - 4:52pm
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in the concussion protocol after sustaining a hit early in Tuesday's practice. Roethlisberger got up on his own accord and seemed in good spirits, according to teammates.

Melo letter thanks OKC, fans for 'genuine support'

August 14, 2018 - 4:49pm
Carmelo Anthony, whose one season with the Thunder featured career lows nearly across the board, wrote a letter to thank the team and its fans for "genuine support."

Seven outsiders who'd be smart hires as NASCAR's next CEO

August 14, 2018 - 3:10pm
Bob Pockrass looks at seven outsiders he says NASCAR should consider for its top position if Brian France doesn't return from his indefinite leave of absence.