Moments that would have broken sports Twitter

8:49 AM ET Joe DeMartinoESPN Editor Close General Editor Joined ESPN in 2006 Massachusetts native, Northwestern graduate On this date in 1993, Nolan Ryan hit Robin Ventura with a pitch in a game between the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox. Ventura paused briefly after the hit, as if to consider his course of action, … Read more

Magic Johnson, Edgerrin James and Oregon Ducks latest to launch unique NFTs

While the crypto market is tumbling, the sports world is still launching new digital assets. In this week’s NFT roundup, Syracuse and Oregon announce firsts in the NFT space, the National Basketball Retired Players Association strikes a deal to offer collectibles, there’s a launch by former NFL running back Edgerrin James and Magic Johnson makes … Read more

Keep the ‘THE:’ Ohio State win trademark right to the word ‘the’

If you’ve ever watched Monday Night Football, you have probably heard former Ohio State football players proudly announce their school as “The Ohio State University,” with an emphasis on the word “the,” pronounced with the long “e” like “thee.” That simple article has become part of Ohio State’s culture, and the university has successfully registered … Read more

‘ENERGY SHIFTED 4X’: Warriors pull out receipts after winning NBA championship

After the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Finals Thursday night, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Stephen Curry pulled out the receipts from opponents they defeated en route to their fourth championship in eight seasons. 1 Related Curry, who received Finals MVP, remembered what Boston sports bar Game On Fenway said about his wife, Ayesha’s … Read more

‘I just want to frigging win,’ Klay Thompson reflects three years after torn ACL

8:20 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Klay Thompson is stressing about staying in the moment. After Sunday’s practice, the Golden State Warriors star barely even wanted to look ahead to Monday’s pivotal Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics. Instead, he tried to stay locked in on what treatment needed … Read more

LIV Golf London Day 1 Results

10:34 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print After months of speculation and controversy, the first day of competition for the brand-new LIV Golf league is in the books, with the LIV Golf Invitational Series teeing off on Thursday in London. Charl Schwartzel and Hennie du Plessis, both from South Africa, lead … Read more

Fanatics and Topps announce trading card agreements for college football and basketball

8:30 AM ET Dan HajduckyESPN Close Hajducky is a reporter/researcher for ESPN. He has an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University and played on the men’s soccer teams at Fordham and Southern Connecticut State universities. Fanatics Collectables and Topps have announced comprehensive agreements to produce collegiate football and basketball trading cards — partnerships that … Read more

‘It was surreal’: New York Yankees fan’s old tweet helps launch Derek Jeter’s social media presence

When Jeffrey Guity’s cousin texted him that New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter quote tweeted him to announce his arrival on social media, he thought it was a prank. Nearly eight years ago, Guity tweeted his belief that Jeter needed to get on social media, but didn’t think twice about anything ever coming of it. … Read more

Defenseman turned goalie: Josh Manson’s epic save spurs Avalanche comeback win

ST. LOUIS — The Colorado Avalanche eliminated the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of their Western Conference series Friday night thanks to a critical save — not from goalie Darcy Kuemper but on a “heroic block” from defenseman Josh Manson. “Manson’s save is one of the biggest of the game,” coach Jared Bednar said … Read more

How to watch Huddersfield Town vs. Nottingham Forest, the richest game in soccer

The UEFA Champions League final may have been the biggest game in the soccer world this weekend, but there’s one more prize being contested — and it has a potential value in the hundreds of millions. Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest finished in third and fourth place in the English Football League. The first- and … Read more