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No Washington big four team has won a title since 1991. With the hockey gods seemingly on their side, can the Capitals end the streak of futility?,

Ex-heavyweight champ Jack Johnson pardoned - Thu, 24 May 2018 13:24:29 EST

Former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, the first black man to hold the title, was pardoned posthumously by President Trump.,

Pistons hire Stefanski, eye Casey as coach - Thu, 24 May 2018 09:38:12 EST

The Pistons have hired Grizzlies executive Ed Stefanski as a senior adviser responsible for overhauling the franchise's basketball operations, he told ESPN.,

Maye to return to Tar Heels for senior season - Thu, 24 May 2018 10:00:23 EST

North Carolina forward Luke Maye announced Thursday that he plans to withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to the Tar Heels for his senior season.,

Trump: NFL 'doing the right thing' with anthem - Thu, 24 May 2018 07:08:03 EST

President Donald Trump says the NFL is "doing the right thing" with a policy banning kneeling during the national anthem. The policy forbids players from sitting or taking a knee on the field during the anthem but allows them to stay in the locker room.,

ChiSox C Castillo gets 80-game ban for PEDs - Thu, 24 May 2018 11:26:45 EST

White Sox catcher Welington Castillo has been suspended 80 games for violating the league's joint drug agreement, Major League Baseball announced Thursday.,

Serena, Venus team up for doubles at French - Thu, 24 May 2018 12:10:33 EST

Serena and Venus Williams, who have not played doubles at a major since they won Wimbledon two years ago, will compete together in the French Open.,

Facing elimination, LeBron finds comfort in a book - Thu, 24 May 2018 08:03:49 EST

Up against elimination for the second time this postseason, the three-time NBA champion told ESPN about the lessons he has learned from reading "The Alchemist.",
Why can't the NFL get it right with its anthem policy and clumsy handling of players' rights? The answer has to do with sincerity and trust.,

Here's what the NFL anthem policy actually means - Wed, 23 May 2018 17:40:57 EST

How will "show respect" be defined? Can players raise their fist? Will there be any avenue to protest without discipline? Here's what to expect.,