Follow live: McIlroy climbing the leaderboard as weather looms
Rory McIlroy is making up some ground after Thursday, chasing down Americans Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth, who both begin their rounds later today.
Day confident he can win The Open.
Former World number one, Jason Day is tied for 26th, four shots off the pace after Day One at Birkdale but believes he is still in contention to win.
FIND THE ONE! Sean O'Hair makes the first ace in competition at this year's Open Championship at the 168 yard par three 12th hole!
EXCLUSIVE: Zidane on the state of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane delves into Alvaro Morata, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and managing such a talented squad.
Exclusive: Follow Cristiano Ronaldo in China
Cristiano Ronaldo, perhaps the world's most famous soccer player, is making his way through Shanghai and Beijing. Join ESPN's Marty Smith and Jonathan Whyley as they go along for the ride.
Zidane: Ronaldo will stay with Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane, in an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, has categorically ruled out a move for Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid.
CA-ACA MoU compromise falls over
Talks involving the CEOs of Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association had been progressing slowly over the last week but the tentative deal has broken down.
AFL or Sheffield Shield? Why not both?
Alex Keath is the latest of the Australians who have played cricket and another sport to a high level. Who else has made the switch?
Ogden: Lukaku, Rashford can shine together
Here's what we learned in Manchester United's 2-0 International Champions Cup win against Manchester City on Thursday night.
Man United ease to derby victory
Manchester United beat Manchester City 2-0 in the International Champions Cup in Houston in the two teams' first-ever derby played outside of England.
It's 'win league or nothing' for Utd - Carrick
Michael Carrick says finishing in the top four will not be good enough for Manchester United next season, and that "it's win the league or nothing."
Sources: Rose, Cavs engaged in serious talks
Derrick Rose is in serious talks with the Cavaliers about a one-year deal, sources told ESPN, but he also met with, and is considering, the Lakers.
Are the Cavs a good fit for Derrick Rose?
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Zach Lowe break down Derrick Rose's future and debate if the Cavaliers or the Lakers benefit more from his addition.
If the Cavaliers add Derrick Rose, it would give Cleveland two players who've won MVP: Rose and LeBron James. The Warriors also have two (Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry). The other 28 NBA teams have two combined (Russell Westbrook in OKC, Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas).
LIVE - Transfer Talk: Barca chasing Coutinho
As Andres Iniesta enters the final year of his contract, Barcelona have identified Philippe Coutinho has his successor. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Klopp: 'Lucky' Leipzig don't need Keita cash
RB Leipzig are "lucky" they don't need to sell star midfielder Naby Keita, according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool reject Barca's £72m Coutinho bid
Jurgen Klopp has said Philippe Coutinho is not for sale after Liverpool rejected a £72 million approach from Barcelona.
Beckham's LA Galaxy debut: 10 years later
Jeff Carlisle talks to those who were there 10 years ago, when David Beckham made his LA Galaxy debut in a friendly against Chelsea.
WATCH: 10-year anniversary of Beckham's Galaxy debut.
Relive the best of David Beckham's LA Galaxy debut against Chelsea on July 21st, 2007.
Hurricanes advance to the Super Rugby semi-finals.
The Wellington Hurricanes beat the ACT Brumbies 35-16 to sale through to the Super Rugby semi-finals.
Hurricanes blow Brumbies away for semi-final spot
The Hurricanes have booked their spot in the Super Rugby semi-finals after they blew the Brumbies away in the second half of their quarter-final clash in chilly Canberra.
Sharks mark Lewis' milestone with gritty victory.
Cronulla Sharks celebrated the 300th NRL game for Luke Lewis by overcoming a stubborn South Sydney at the Southern Cross Group stadium.
Cronulla beat Souths to stay with four
Cronulla have held out a strong second-half fightback from South Sydney for a 26-10 win to keep pace with the NRL's top four.
Roosters make light work of the Knights.
The Sydney Roosters continued their charge at the top of the table with a comfortable win over the Newcastle Knights.
Adelaide show their dominance against Geelong.
The Adelaide Crows moved further ahead in the AFL with an impressive victory over the Geelong Cats.
From Dream Teams to superteams
The Beard, CP3 ... and Melo? The biggest NBA moves show us the link between Team USA and the superteam era.
Warriors just the latest in a long line of superteams.
An MVP-caliber player joining an already stacked roster? There's been precedent for that in the NBA since the late 1960s Lakers.
The Celtics called on their ultimate weapon to bring Gordon Hayward to Boston
The Celtics pulled out all the stops during their free-agent pitch to Gordon Hayward. But in the end, it came down to master recruiter Brad Stevens and the power of the Butler Bulldogs connection.
Unemployed Australians to 'face the music'
Australia's vanquished tournament favourites return home to the uncertainty of unemployment and the questions of a nation that expected them to be lifting the World Cup
WATCH - Alex Blackwell's valiant 90.
Alex Blackwell was the last hope for Australia but she came short of India's total in the Women's World Cup semi-final at Derby
Highlights - Kaur's 171 fires India past Australia.
Harmanpreet Kaur registered the highest score by a batsman in a World Cup knockout match, as India went on to beat Australia by 36 runs.
No better person than Daley to coach Blues - Walters
Queensland coach Kevin Walters has crossed State of Origin lines to launch a fierce defence of NSW counterpart Laurie Daley, whom many critics believe should lose his job in the wake of another shattering series loss by the Blues.
Origin loss will leave scars.
State of Origin is over for another year and Brett Kimmorley thinks the Blues players will be off their games for at least a couple of weeks.
Most critical time in NSW Blues history
Who coaches New South Wales in next year's State of Origin series is an enormous decision that needs very careful consideration.
AFL Preview: Race to finals heats up
The crunch clashes continue as the race for the finals heats up. Find out everything you need to know ahead of a blockbuster weekend of AFL action.
NRL Preview: Race for the finals is on
State of Origin is over and Round 20 is a full round of NRL action, as teams prepare to chase fiercely contested finals spots..
Super Rugby Preview: Things could get ugly for the Brumbies
After 17 rounds, we've reached the quarterfinals, so who'll come out on top and make it through to the semifinals?
Five early US Open predictions
The grass season may have only just closed, but the North American hard-court swing that centres on the US Open is on the minds of players already.
Kyrgios: Definitely going to make US Open.
Nick Kyrgios talks about his recuperation from the injury picked up at Wimbledon and aims to be back in time for the Citi Open in Washington DC.
US Open on ESPN networks
The US Open for the first time will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN2 with an additional 12 courts streaming live on WatchESPN. A nightly prime-time highlights show will also recap the day’s action.
When athletes gotta go ... where do they go?
No one can resist nature's call, but for athletes, knowing when to let it flow can be the difference between victory and defeat.
Then & Now: Steph Curry predicts NBA future.
Take a look back at the time 14-year-old Stephen Curry talked about his love for basketball and his hopes to one day play in the NBA.
Surfer Fanning has another run-in with shark.
Two years to the day after he fought off a shark attack at Jeffreys Bay, Mick Fanning has a calmer time fleeing from great whites in the same location.
Source: Barca leaving future up to Neymar
Barcelona have grown tired of the ongoing Neymar speculation and will leave a decision on the player's future up to him and his father, a source said.
Barca president hits out at Neymar rumours.
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu is adamant that the club has every intention of retaining Neymar amid transfer rumours.
Mascherano: Neymar can be Barca's future
Javier Mascherano has told ESPN FC that he still thinks Neymar can be Barcelona's future amid increasing reports that PSG will sign the Brazil star.
How O.J. still made lots of NFL money in prison
Here's our calculation of how much money Simpson has earned during his eight-plus years in prison -- potentially more than $600,000 -- which depends on the age in which Simpson elected to begin drawing from his NFL pension.
O.J. Simpson granted parole.
In a unanimous decision the Nevada parole board approves O.J. Simpson's request for parole.
The Simpson family departs moments ago without speaking but O.J. Simpson's attorney Malcolm LaVergne, flanked by Simpson's sister Shirley on the left, daughter Arnelle on the right and Simpson's close friend Tom Scotto, did briefly address the media moments ago before leaving Lovelock in a black SUV. LaVergne would not confirm or deny reports that Simpson would be headed to Florida to live with Scotto saying he has "plenty of options." LaVergne reiterated something that Simpson said during his parole hearing, that he has missed 36 birthdays (of his four children ) as well as several deaths since being incarcerated in 2008.
Bale: Everybody's place up for grabs at Real
Gareth Bale has told ESPN FC that "everybody's place is up for grabs" at Real Madrid as he looks to bounce back from injury next season.
Bale talks injuries, Champions League and Isco.
Gareth Bale reveals how his fitness is coming along this preseason, playing the UCL final in Cardiff and his competition with Isco.
Cowboys, Cronulla, North and Richmond look good options
Tipping suggestions for the big weekend of footy.
Care To Think - the best at Doomben
It's hard to believe that Care To Think has only had one win from six starts, but he should double his win column this weekend.
Hot Pirates represent value against Rockies
Chris Sale's consistency this season gives Boston the pitching advantage over the Angels, but the short price on the Red Sox to win is not enticing. W have alternative advice for your weekend's MLB stakes?
Watch: No limits to Barrett boys' jaw-dropping skill
There appears to be no end to the Barrett brothers' array of rugby talents after video of Jordie Barrett nailing a left-footed sidelined conversion sent social media into a frenzy. Watch the kick here!
Brumbies 'don't deserve to be in the finals.'
The Hurricanes are a class above their opponents and Greg Growden believes things could get ugly for the Brumbies.
Fekitoa confirms 'difficult' Toulon switch
All Blacks centre Malakai Fekitoa says his decision to leave New Zealand Rugby for French giants Toulon was the most difficult of his life.
Underdog Matildas ready for Tournament of Nations.
Team USA are definitely favourites heading into the Tournament of Nations, but Steph Brantz reckons the Matildas have a good mix of youth and experience, and they love to be the underdogs.
Australia continue preparations for Asian Cup
Four of the top eight nations in women's soccer are set to meet in the inaugural Tournament of Nations, which kicks off on July 27.
George Best: All By Himself
George Best was the Beatles of soccer - a handsome, charismatic lad from Belfast, Northern Ireland who thrilled Great Britain. But he was also the lead in a Shakespearean tragedy fueled by drink and excess and depression. ESPN Sunday (8.30pm AEST).
FC crew remembers George Best.
The FC crew share their fondest memories of legend George Best ahead of an ESPN 30 For 30 centered on Best's legacy.
30 for 30
Original audio documentaries from the makers of the acclaimed 30 for 30 series. Sports stories like you've never heard before.
Durant to visit India for court donations, clinics
Kevin Durant will travel to India next week to donate two basketball courts to a New Delhi school and conduct separate clinics with prospects and youth players.
Simmons recruiting LeBron to Philly?
Rachel Nichols examines what Ben Simmons' curious tweet to LeBron James could mean for next season.
Clippers' Griffin: Returning to L.A. a 'no-brainer'
At a news conference on Wednesday, Clippers forward Blake Griffin said the decision to re-sign with Los Angeles was easy. Griffin will make $173 million over the next five seasons.
WNBA All-Star Sue Bird is ready to let you in
Sue Bird is self-admittedly private. But the WNBA All-Star is finally opening up on her career, her relationship with girlfriend Megan Rapinoe and why it's important to talk now.
Bird, Stewart highlight Seattle's most iconic spots.
Storm stars Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart show off the best parts of Seattle ahead of this weekend's WNBA All-Star Game at KeyArena.
Storm's Bird: Rising WNBA harmed by bigotry
Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird says issues of homophobia, racism and sexism are harmful attacks against the WNBA.
AFL would support gay players - Finnis
St Kilda chief executive Matt Finnis says the AFL is ready to support the first players who identify themselves as homosexual, and is now equipped to deal with that situation.
Lure of big dollars clouds veterans' futures
Such is the money sloshing around in the AFL these days that ageing champions are finding it very hard to call it quits.
Demons never tanked, says Connolly
Former Melbourne football manager Chris Connolly has staunchly denied the Demons tanked during the 2009 season, an 'offence' which ultimately led to his sacking.
Brilliant Broncos breeze past the Bulldogs.
The Brisbane Broncos claimed a comfortable win against the Canterbury Bulldogs to continue their push for the top four.
Brilliant Broncos end Dogs' finals hopes
Brisbane destroyed Canterbury 42-12 on Thursday night to deliver a fatal blow to the Bulldogs' NRL finals hopes.
Storm spine could make history this year
Never before has one club's four key players combined to claim rugby league's greatest prizes in the one season.
Storm too classy for Raiders.
The Raiders will be fired up to keep their season alive, but Brett Kimmorley thinks the Storm will be too professional.
F1 set to introduce Halo in 2018
The FIA has confirmed the Halo cockpit protection device will be introduced in Formula One next year.
Do Mercedes have the upper hand?
Max Chilton discusses the title challenge between Ferrari and Mercedes and asks whether Mercedes have the momentum on their side.
Is the championship tide turning against Ferrari?
In the races since Sebastian Vettel's win at the Monaco GP, Mercedes has won three out of four races and taken pole each time. ESPN assesses this recent form and what it means for Ferrari's title chances.
Man City, Chelsea in Danilo battle - sources
Manchester City and Chelsea are going to head-to-head in a battle to sign Real Madrid defender Danilo, sources have told ESPN FC.
Guardiola ducks question on Danilo.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was asked straight up whether or not Danilo was a confirmed signing for the club.
Spurs' transfer inactivity understandable but risky
Tottenham's squad strength allows them to be patient in the transfer window but that strategy could backfire if they miss out or overspend on targets.
Lillard, McCollum trying to sell Melo on Portland
Damian Lillard and teammate CJ McCollum said Carmelo Anthony sounded intrigued by the idea of joining the Trail Blazers.
Jemele says Knicks in tough position with Carmelo.
Jemele Hill says that Phil Jackson "tanked" Carmelo Anthony's trade value and the Knicks need to hope that Anthony will warm up to their new management.
Would Carmelo be a good fit in Portland?
Michael Smith and Jemele Hill discuss if playing alongside Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum would be a viable option for Carmelo Anthony.
Chelsea agree deal with Real for Morata
Chelsea have agreed terms with Real Madrid for the signing of striker Alvaro Morata, the Premier League club have announced.
Morata the perfect striker for Conte.
The FC panel discuss the imminent arrival of Alvaro Morata to Chelsea, and how he lines up with Antonio Conte's style.
Kompany lauds Pep's style on City.
Vincent Kompany sits with ESPN FC to discuss the finer points of Pep Guardiola's coaching style, and Kyle Walker's addition.
Has McGregor psyched out Mayweather?
ESPN's Steve Bunce shares his thoughts on Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather's recent World Press Tour.
How top MMA trainers would prepare Conor McGregor for Floyd Mayweather
How should MMA star Conor McGregor -- with no professional boxing fights on his résumé -- approach his bout with Floyd Mayweather? Brett Okamoto asked many top trainers for their strategy.
The best of Mayweather-McGregor world tour.
Four cities and three countries over four days. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor traded verbal jabs from one city to the next.
Turner: 'We've still got a long way to go.'
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner joins SC6 to discuss his team's red-hot run, and his All-Star appearance.
Harper admires Trout for being himself.
Bryce Harper says Mike Trout is one of the best players in the game at bringing consistent greatness to all facets of his life.
Arenado's three homers fuel Rockies' win.
Nolan Arenado records his first career game with three home runs to increase his season total to 21 in a rout of the Padres.
Jose: Fergie career impossible to emulate
In an exclusive interview with ESPN, Jose Mourinho reveals how long he wants to stay as Manchester United manager.
EXCLUSIVE: Mou wants to manage United for 15 more years.
Jose Mourinho tells Mark Ogden that he would love to be at Manchester United for 15 more years.
Mkhitaryan: Sting song gives me goosebumps
Just how does Henrikh Mkhitaryan feel about being celebrated through an adaptation of a Sting song?
The NBA's muddled switch to Nike
A lot of questions (and some answers) about the NBA's upcoming switch from Adidas to Nike uniforms.
Jackson and Pierce approve of the new Nike NBA jerseys.
Stephen Jackson and Paul Pierce weigh in on NBA teams being able to have more freedom with their choice of jersey.
New uni provider Nike unveils lighter jersey
New NBA uniform provider Nike unveiled a jersey that is lighter and dries faster than past versions.
The GOAT Index: NFL coaches, execs rank modern-era QBs
An All-Star panel of 10 NFL coaches and executives -- with 330 seasons of NFL experience and 20 Super Bowl rings between them -- set out to answer a simple question: Who are the 10 best quarterbacks since 1978?
Elliott's troubles, Gronk's return among top training camp stories.
Check out the top storylines as NFL teams begin to report to training camp on Wednesday.
Rookie Conner trails only Brady in jersey sales
Steelers rookie James Conner, who has been an inspiration for overcoming cancer while at Pitt, is No. 2 in jersey sales in the NFL behind Tom Brady.
WATCH: NBA Summer League Top 10 plays.
The NBA never really stops, SportsCenter recaps the best highlights so far in the summer league.
Top rookies, surprises, disappointments in summer league
Which players stood out, and what are the big takeaways? Our crew breaks down the NBA summer league.
Lakers win summer league with Ball on the bench.
With Lonzo Ball sitting out due to a calf injury, Kyle Kuzma fuels the Lakers with 30 points and 10 rebounds in a 110-98 win over the Trail Blazers.
The 50 most influential people in football
In 2015, ESPN FC counted down the 50 most influential men and women in the game. Two years later, we're back with an update!
Marcotti: Power remains in familiar areas
Influence is still wielded most broadly by those who govern the game, those who bankroll the game and those who "play" the game at the highest level.
Marcotti's assessment of "John" from Football Leaks.
Gab Marcotti delves into ESPN FC's top 50 most influential people in football, pinpointing No. 16's "John" from Football Leaks.
Ruck'n Maul: Shades of Campo in magical McKenzie.
Greg Growden and Sam Bruce laud the amazing skill set of Chiefs flyer Damien McKenzie, likening him to Wallabies great David Campese when the winger was in his prime.
Sunwolves show Blues remain 'mentally fragile'
The Blues defeated the British & Irish Lions as part of an improved season under Tana Umaga, but a final-round defeat by the Sunwolves shows the Auckland franchise are still a mentally weak Super Rugby outfit -- Craig Dowd writes.
Wallabies need help from All Blacks
With the once-loved Bledisloe Cup series causing nothing but dread for Wallabies fans, perhaps New Zealand can lend us a hand again, writes Greg Growden.
College standout Perry Ellis ready for NBL life
After the success of recent imports James Ennis, Jordan McRae and Terrance Ferguson, Perry Ellis is hoping to pave his own path when he joins the Kings for the 2017/18 NBL season.
Perry Ellis signs with Sydney Kings.
Former Kansas Jayhawk Perry Ellis signed with the Sydney Kings for the 2017-18 National Basketball League season.
The annual games of calcio storico -- part football, part fighting, part historical recreation -- represent something more than the blood and sweat the players proudly leave on the sands of Florence's Piazza Santa Croce.
A college football player thought he and a friend were going to meet up with two women. Instead, they were abducted and tortured for 40 hours -- all because of a teammate.
Each year ESPN features some of sports' finest athletes as they proudly show off the physical benefits of all their hard work.
Australia's Jonah Bolden appears to be entering the NBA at the right time for someone with his skill set. Versatile guys who can play both ends are at a premium, and teams are more likely to take a chance on him because of that.
Lionel Messi is the football version of Gaudi's cathedral, and unlike Barcelona's other monuments, we won't get the chance to visit the iconic No. 10 -- who turned 30 on Saturday -- for much longer.
We delve deep into the data to give you the best statistical analysis throughout the AFL season. Check out all the columns here.
The Maasai Cricket Warriors from Laikipia in Kenya have dropped their spears for cricket bats to fight for social change and women's rights.
The latest news, exclusive opinion/analysis, the best sporting video, and a look ahead to what the big talking points will be.
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