Stanton stirring just what Yankees need if arms look like this

Giancarlo Stanton snapped a long homerless string, and with Sonny Gray unable to hold a lead, New York had better hope the slugger is getting hot.

Winslow fined for stepping on Embiid’s mask

Heat forward Justise Winslow was handed a $15,000 fine for stepping on and intentionally trying to damage Joel Embiid’s protective mask in Thursday night’s Game 3.

Rally speakers: ‘No place at MSU’ for Engler

A group of survivors, political candidates and activists gathered on the Michigan State campus Friday night to call for the resignations of university interim president John Engler and the school’s board of trustees.

Manfred: Fewer games would mean lower pay

Commissioner Rob Manfred responded to Cubs star Anthony Rizzo’s assertion that MLB teams play too many games by saying if “they’re going to work less, they’re probably going to make less.”

Why are MLS Cup winners Seattle, Toronto struggling?

The Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC have won the past two MLS Cups, but are at the bottom of the table. Should they be worried?

ESPN WWE Power Rankings: Bryan and Rousey debut, Styles stays at No. 1

AJ Styles held on to his No. 1 spot in the latest ESPN WWE Power Rankings, and with their performances over the last few weeks both Daniel Bryan and Ronda Rousey broke through to make their first appearances on the list — and they cracked the top four.

Pros and cons of Dez Bryant signing with Giants

There is a reason Bryant wants to land with the Giants, and it mostly has to do with sticking it to his former team.

The inside story of why he really decided to leave Arsenal

Officially, Arsene Wenger wasn’t pushed out of Arsenal. He jumped. But it’s the sort of leap you take when there’s no way out.

Esports is booming at Bay Shore High School

There’s the pro side of esports. There’s the college level. Now, high schools are getting involved. Bay Shore is just one of them, and it’s turning out to be another way for students to feel included.

Cortez on Khan vs. Maidana: ‘That fight had it all’

Boxing Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez considers the Amir Khan-Marcos Maidana title bout in 2010 to be one of the most outstanding, skillful and exciting fights he has refereed.

How to watch Khan vs. Lo Greco on ESPN+

Looking to watch the welterweight fight on Saturday? Here’s how to do it.

Can Trace McSorley be Baker without the baggage?

A 6-foot QB with a winning pedigree overlooked by recruiters because of his size? Trace McSorley hopes to finish his career like Baker Mayfield.

Why did Tony Stewart settle Kevin Ward Jr. lawsuit?

“A trial is a risky strategy,” said one law expert, who is one of several to weigh in on why Tony Stewart ended the proceedings of his wrongful death lawsuit.

Downtime doesn’t suit Kyle Busch, who just wants to race

This Cup driver will have his hands full Saturday night at Richmond Raceway. But what about Friday during the Xfinity race? Well, that’s another story.

Mourinho on Wenger: ‘We respect each other’

Man United’s Jose Mourinho insists he always had respect for Wenger even during their heated run-ins.

Wenger leaves Arsenal with tarnished legacy

Arsene Wenger stayed on too long, but in time, fondness and respect for his achievements will return.

The case for 154 games, Fenway’s quest and MLB’s next big thing

How to shorten the season without hurting MLB’s bottom line, Boston’s ballpark is about to set a new record — and introducing the super sophs!

What will it take for the Dodgers to be the Dodgers again?

A slumping lineup, a struggling closer and a sub-.500 record aren’t what L.A. had in mind for 2018. We break down what the slow start means.

Former Buckeyes coach Earle Bruce, 87, dies

Earle Bruce, who won at least a share of four Big Ten titles at Ohio State during a college career that spanned 21 seasons, has died. He was 87.

Ford: Finally, an open road for Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis

There might be no such thing as perfect justice for a pair of riders — Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis — who competed and cheated more than a decade ago, or any easy way to reduce relative morality to dollar amounts in a legal document.

Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of season

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has announced that he will step down from the role he has occupied since 1996 at the end of the season.

Harvey defiant after loss: I’m a starting pitcher

Mets right-hander Matt Harvey was roughed up for six runs in six innings Thursday night against the Braves, and afterward manager Mickey Callaway said he wasn’t sure whether Harvey would make his next scheduled start.

1952 Mantle card sells for near-record $2.88M

A mint condition 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps rookie card auctioned for $2.88 million, becoming the second-highest price ever paid for a baseball card.

Sources: SVG to meet Pistons owner next week

Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy, who has one year left on an original five-year contract, is set to meet with owner Tom Gores next week to discuss Van Gundy’s future with the team, league sources told ESPN.

Saban: On same page with QB Hurts’ father

Nick Saban said he wasn’t concerned about a Bleacher Report article in which Jalen Hurts’ dad discussed the possibility of his son transferring. Saban said he’ll instead rely on talks he has had with Hurts and his father.

Sixers’ Embiid starts in Game 3 vs. Heat

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid started against Miami in Game 3 of the team’s first-round playoff series on Thursday. Embiid last played on March 28, when he suffered an orbital fracture and a concussion colliding with Markelle Fultz.

A look ahead to WrestleMania 35

With WrestleMania 34 and the Superstar Shakeup now in the rearview mirror, the WWE on ESPN staff projects which matches will highlight the show when the WWE returns to MetLife stadium on April 7, 2019.

Armstrong settles $100M fraud suit with U.S.

Lance Armstrong has agreed to a $5 million settlement of a federal government whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist.

Gervonta Davis has world title expectations after joining new camp

Davis, coming off a lackluster performance last August, hopes to get back on track with a dominant performance against Jesús Cuellar on Saturday.

Frampton: Donaire ‘the best fighter that I will have ever fought’

Former featherweight titlist Carl Frampton has a lot of respect for Nonito Donaire. Frampton also knows a victory against the former fighter of the year on Saturday will earn him another title opportunity.