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Kings trade C Dubois to Capitals for G Kuemper
The Capitals acquired forward Pierre-Luc Dubois from the Kings for goaltender Darcy Kuemper on Wednesday.
Do Kings or Capitals come out ahead in Dubois-Kuemper swap?
The trade is one for one! With both players needing a change of scenery, we grade the GMs behind the deal.
Summer's first blockbuster sends Markstrom to the Devils
Below-average goaltending held the Devils back in 2023-24. Did they solve the problem by adding the veteran netminder? We grade both GMs on the swap.
Devils acquire Markstrom in trade with Flames
The Devils, looking for stability at goaltender, acquired Jacob Markstrom from the Flames for Kevin Bahl and a top-10-protected draft pick in 2025.
Sharks acquire Barclay Goodrow, Ty Dellandrea
The San Jose Sharks claimed Barclay Goodrow off waivers from the New York Rangers and acquiring Ty Dellandrea from the Dallas Stars in a trade.
Stanley Cup Final: Oilers-Panthers odds, spread, MVP favorites
The Florida Panthers are up 3-2 in the 2024 Stanley Cup Final. See the updated betting odds for the series, Conn Smythe Trophy favorites and more.
McDavid, Oilers drag Panthers back to Alberta
The Oilers, led by Connor McDavid, fended off elimination yet again by beating the Panthers 5-3 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Tuesday night.
Stanley Cup Playoffs Central: Bracket, schedule, game previews for the NHL's postseason
From the first round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Explore the full results, and coverage on each team.
'Grumpy' Panthers will be 'ready to go' in Game 6
After a second failed attempt to secure the final victory needed to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup, Florida coach Paul Maurice spoke for himself and the Panthers on Tuesday, saying "I'm not…
Oilers drag Panthers back to Alberta with Game 5 win: Grades, takeaways, early look at Game 6
The two clubs are headed back to Edmonton after an epic 5-3 contest. Here's what we learned, and what to watch for in Game 6.
Hronek, 26, secures eight-year deal from Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks agreed to terms with veteran defenseman Filip Hronek on an eight-year contract, general manager Patrik Allvin announced Tuesday, a deal that will carry an average annual value of…
Blues sign defenseman Perunovich to $1.15M deal
The signed defenseman Scott Perunovich, a pending restricted free agent with arbitration rights, to a $1.15 million contract for next season.
Can Connor McDavid win the Conn Smythe even if the Oilers don't win the Stanley Cup?
The last skater to win MVP of the playoffs in a losing effort was Reggie Leach in 1976, but there's chatter that McDavid's run could earn him the nod.
Family matters: Which 2024 draft prospects have relatives with NHL ties?
From Macklin Celebrini to Tij Iginla to Miroslav Satan Jr., this year's group features several names that might sound familiar.
'You don't touch the Stanley Cup until you've earned it': How the Keeper of the Cup helped shape hockey lore
The NHL postseason is steeped in tradition: playoff beards, post-game handshakes, and more. Yet there is one ritual that eclipses them all.
An underlying battle of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final? Mario Kart vs. Poker
The Oilers and Panthers set a record for the longest distance between two teams in a Cup Final. They have different ways to pass the time in transit.
NHL awards and trophies for the 2023-24 season: Full schedule, list of winners
It's time to recognize the best players from this season. Who will take home the hardware for MVP, rookie of the year and more?
Veteran of the Battle of Alberta, Matthew Tkachuk returns to Edmonton as Public Enemy No. 1
Oilers fans are quite familiar with the Panthers winger, who used to torment them as a member of the Calgary Flames.
'Unshakable belief and confidence:' How a sports psychologist helped make the Oilers Cup finalists
George Mumford has worked with Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant among others and this season he's helped the Oilers find success and reach the Stanley Cup Final.
The 2024 Cup Final journey: How Panthers, Oilers can manage a 2,541-mile trip between cities
How will the Panthers and Oilers deal with the record-setting travel distance during the Cup Final? Here's what a behavioral sleep expert had to say.
GMs, agents predict the NHL offseason: Stamkos' decision, goalie carousel, Utah's big swing(s)
As the Panthers and Oilers battle for the Cup, all 32 of the league's GMs are preparing for the draft, trades and free agency. Here's the latest buzz.
Why a make-or-break season for the Maple Leafs begins now
After another playoff bust, Toronto has already replaced its coaching staff, with big player moves potentially on the way. Here's what happens next.
Meet the 'Old Guys Without a Stanley Cup' of the 2024 Final
Many players on the Panthers and Oilers are seeking their first championship after long careers in the NHL. Here are the eight most prominent.
Post-lottery NHL mock draft: San Jose on the clock at No. 1
The Sharks, Blackhawks and Ducks have the top three picks, with Macklin Celebrini, Artyom Levshunov and Cole Eiserman among top prospects available.
NHL draft Big Board: Updated top-32 rankings following under-18 championships, draft lottery
With the draft order set and many prospects' seasons over, here's the new list ahead of the draft combine in June.
Why everyone -- including Draymond Green and Steve Kerr -- sees Macklin Celebrini as a can't-miss prospect
The expected No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft, Celebrini has seen athletic success up close over the years with his dad working for a number of professional sports teams.
Aiyuk tells Daniels: 49ers 'don't want me back'
Brandon Aiyuk added more intrigue to his contract stalemate with the 49ers with a post to TikTok on Monday.
Browns GM: Watson ahead of schedule in rehab
Quarterback Deshaun Watson is ahead of schedule in his rehab from last November's season-ending shoulder surgery, GM Andrew Berry told NFL Network.
'Sunday Ticket' judge voices frustrations with case
The federal judge presiding over the class-action lawsuit filed by "Sunday Ticket" subscribers against the NFL voiced frustrations Tuesday with the way the plaintiffs' attorneys have handled their…
Falcons to add owner Blank, QB Ryan into ROH
Owner Arthur Blank and former quarterback Matt Ryan will be enshrined in the Falcons Ring of Honor in separate prime-time ceremonies during the 2024 season.
Commanders to pay $1.3M to settle Va. probe
The Commanders reached a $1.3 million settlement with the Virginia attorney general as a result of a two-year investigation into how the franchise handled the return of season-ticket deposits.
Bakhtiari wants to play 'another couple of years'
David Bakhtiari's past few seasons have been marked by setbacks to his left knee, but after his fifth surgical procedure to that knee, he is optimistic about continuing his career, he said on "The…
Bill approved to lure Chiefs, Royals to Kansas
Kansas legislators approved a plan on Tuesday aimed at luring the Kansas City Chiefs away from Missouri by helping finance a new stadium for the Super Bowl champions, and another for Major League…
Kelce: SB ring error 'makes it more exclusive'
Travis Kelce says he has no plans to get an error fixed on the Super Bowl ring he received from the Chiefs last week because he thinks it makes it "more exclusive."
'Got in the air, I fell in love': Inside Brandin Cooks' unique hobby of piloting his own plane
When Cooks is done taking flight for the Cowboys on the gridiron, he takes flight for real as a certified pilot.
'Don't do that again': What NFL teams tell their players to avoid in the offseason
Should George Kittle wrestle? Can Patrick Mahomes shoot hoops? Teams just want their players to be safe.
Position preview: Wide receiver
Matt Bowen offers his thoughts on how to view the wide receiver position in fantasy drafts this summer.
Position preview: Quarterback
Tristan H. Cockcroft offers his thoughts on how to view quarterbacks in fantasy this coming season.
Position preview: Running back
Eric Moody offers his thoughts on how to approach the running back position in fantasy drafts this summer.
Davante Adams, Jakobi Meyers will be locked in for any Raiders QB
Las Vegas' receivers room returns a prominent Big 3 despite not knowing who will start under center.
Will Alvin Kamara and the Saints resolve contract concerns?
After New Orleans' star running back skipped the final practice of minicamp, his long-term future with the team is a little foggy.
Ravens reveal 'Purple Rising' alternate helmets
The alternate helmets, which feature metallic purple paint, a gold face mask and gold talon stripes down the center, will be worn in one game this season.
Big Macs and bad picks: Fantasy football GM's 24-hour McDonald's sentence
Joe DeLeone faced 24 hours at a McDonald's on Friday after finishing last in his fantasy football league.
First impressions of Jayden Daniels in Washington
Though steps remain, the No. 2 overall pick in 2024 has left a favorable early imprint on teammates and coaches.
The early buzz on all 32 NFL first-round picks: Minicamp notes and impressions
Which first-round picks are thriving in early offseason workouts? NFL Nation reporters give their insights.
From 'kneecaps' speech to NFC title game: Lions' Decker on 8 wild years in Detroit
Left tackle Taylor Decker has seen multiple coach firings, the rise of Dan Campbell and newfound playoff success in Detroit.
NBA coaching carousel: Latest on Lakers, Cavaliers and Pistons
A week before the draft, the Pistons fired Monty Williams, creating a third opening in the NBA. We have the latest on what's going on in Detroit, Cleveland and Los Angeles.
LeBron, Harden among NBA lore to attend 'Ken & The Friends' concert
The concert, hosted by Kendrick Lamar at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, included LeBron James, James Harden, Russell Westbrook and DeMar DeRozan in the crowd.
Free agency: Latest signings, news, buzz and reports
Here's everything you need to know about the 2024 NBA free agency window.
Sources: Jeff Van Gundy to be Clips' top assistant
Jeff Van Gundy will be lead assistant for Ty Lue's Clippers coaching staff, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday.
Billionaire Julia Koch buys stake in Nets, Liberty
New York billionaire Julia Koch and her family are purchasing a minority stake in BSE Global, which owns the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, the WNBA's New York Liberty and Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Sources: Gary Payton II opts into $9.1M option
Gary Payton II has opted into his $9.1 million option with the Golden State Warriors for the 2024-25 season, sources told ESPN.
Agent: Limited Bronny draft workouts 'by design'
Agent Rich Paul said Bronny James has worked out for only the Suns and Lakers before the NBA draft and that it's by design. "It's about fit," Paul said.
Sources: Pacers' Siakam to ink $189.5M max deal
Pascal Siakam plans to sign a 4-year, $189.5M max contract to stay with the Pacers once the NBA's free agency moratorium ends on July 6, sources told ESPN.
Pistons fire coach Williams, still owe him $65M
After one season, the Pistons have dismissed coach Monty Williams, who leaves with five years and $65 million left on his deal.
The champs top our way-too-early Power Rankings -- here's how the rest of the league stacks up
With the Celtics claiming the 2024 NBA title, let's see where all 30 teams stand in the NBA Power Rankings ahead of an important offseason.
Despite disappointing Finals loss, Mavs' future remains bright
The West will once again be a gauntlet next season. But the Mavericks aren't going anywhere.
Inside the Celtics' championship locker room: champagne, confetti and a powerful lesson
Despite nearly a decade of noise and calls to break up the Jayson Tatum-Jaylen Brown duo, Boston stuck to its guns -- and will hang its 18th banner because of it.
Scott Van Pelt's One Big Thing: Celtics were all substance
In a league full of beef and drama, the best team took care of business and earned its championship.
Future Power Rankings: Stacking the top 25 teams through 2026
Coaches, current roster, recruits: Who has the best overall team over the next three seasons?
No. 7 recruit in 2025 class decommits from USC
Justus Terry, who ranks No. 7 in the 2025 ESPN 300 and is the No. 2 defensive tackle in his class, decommitted from USC.
U-M sees big-play ability from 'explosive' offense
New Michigan offensive coordinator Kirk Campbell sees big-play ability throughout the unit, including with a mostly untested group of quarterbacks that will continue competing to replace J.J. McCarthy…
'#SteelIrish:' Notre Dame's 2025 recruiting class continues NFL lineage
Three of Notre Dame's 2025 recruits' fathers played for the Pittsburgh Steelers together in the early 2000s.
Wolverines land QB Hart for '26 recruiting class
Quarterback Brady Hart, who is ranked 120th overall in the 2026 ESPN 300 and is the No. 8 pocket passer in the class, has committed to Michigan.
MW 2024 preview: Boise State and Fresno State are the front-runners
What's ahead in the MW in 2024? We break down the best players and games and title odds in the league.
Connelly's 2024 college football conference previews: Breaking down every league
Read every one of the in-depth conference previews to be ready for the 2024 season.
Scouting 10 top QB recruits in the 2025 class: Strengths, fits and areas of improvement
The 2025 class is loaded with elite signal-callers. They each bring unique skill sets and could be the sport's next stars.
How new coaches at Michigan, Alabama and more are faring on the recruiting trail
There are new faces leading 11 Power 4 teams in 2024. Some have gotten off to better starts in recruiting.
Ex-player pleads guilty in COVID benefits scheme
A former college football player pleaded guilty Monday in a scheme to fraudulently obtain COVID-related unemployment benefits, the Justice Department said.
QB Bell, No. 9 in '26 ESPN 300, commits to Texas
Dia Bell, a quarterback from Florida's American Heritage High School who is the No. 2 pocket passer and No. 9 overall prospect in the 2026 ESPN 300, committed to coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas…
Miles sues LSU, says vacated wins kill HOF shot
Former LSU coach Les Miles is suing the school after vacated wins dropped Miles below the threshold for Hall of Fame qualification.
Four Horsemen, wishbone Texas and warship Bama: Stacking college football's 30 influential teams
From dominant runs to game-altering innovations, these teams have all left their marks on the sport.
Eugene Hilton, son of ex-Pro Bowler, picks Badgers
Wide receiver Eugene Hilton, a high three-star prospect in the 2025 class and the son of former Pro Bowl wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, announced his commitment to the University of Wisconsin Friday…
From Jontay Porter to Tucupita Marcano: A timeline of sports gambling scandals since 2018
San Diego Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano received a lifetime ban for betting on baseball.
3 charged in death of Southern Miss CB Daniels
Three people were arrested Friday and charged with capital murder in the death of Southern Miss defensive back Marcus "MJ" Daniels Jr., police said.
Michigan's Moore adds 4-star safety to first class
Michigan coach Sherrone Moore landed his highest-ranked commitment Friday when four-star safety Kainoa Winston, No. 42 in the 2025 ESPN 300, chose the Wolverines.
College football odds: Using FPI to gain an edge on lines
Should you fade USC? Is Georgia back? What can we make of Colorado? FPI offers an early glimpse of what to expect.
Picking the best football player at every age, from 14 to 40: Who makes the final list?
We survey the NFL, college and high school ranks to pick the best players at each age. Our list ranges from Hall of Famers to middle-schoolers.
College athlete employment bill moves forward
A Congressional committee voted Thursday to move forward with a bill that would prevent college athletes from being deemed employees.
Shohei Ohtani and dog Decoy to be featured on new Dodgers bobblehead
The bobblehead announcement came after Decoy celebrated their first birthday earlier this week.
O's Bradish has TJ surgery; Coulombe out a while
Orioles starter Kyle Bradish had season-ending Tommy John surgery Wednesday, and reliever Danny Coulombe also will be sidelined for an extended stretch following an elbow operation.
X-rays negative on Cardinals' Arenado after HBP
Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said afterward that X-rays were negative, and Arenado is day-to-day.
Cubs' Hendricks finds old form in return to rotation
In his first start since May 17, Kyle Hendricks walked off the mound to a standing ovation after allowed one run and struck out eight 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Cubs' 6-5 win over the Giants.
Dodgers' Buehler returns to IL due to right hip
The Dodgers have put right-hander Walker Buehler back on the injured list due to right hip inflammation.
Phils' Suárez pitches in front of family for 1st time
Phillies left-hander Ranger Suárez pitched in front of his wife and two young children in the United States for the first time in his professional career.
Cole solid in abbreviated return, Yanks lose in 10
Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, making his long-awaited season debut Wednesday against the Orioles, was charged with two runs on three hits and compiled five strikeouts with one walk in four-plus innings.
Mays mural in Alabama among nationwide tributes
A grand mural display of Willie Mays, who died Tuesday at 93, was unveiled at a ceremony in downtown Birmingham as tributes poured in all over the country Wednesday.
Kurkjian: We will never have another Willie Mays
Mays could do everything on a baseball field. Those gifts made him one of the best players who ever lived.
How modern analytics would have added to Willie Mays' legacy
Mays was truly a player before his time, and the numbers we value in today's game would only have enhanced his all-time place.
The 'Say Hey Kid': He was Steph Curry, Michael Jordan, Simone Biles and Mikhail Baryshnikov
Willie Mays could do it all -- hit, run, throw. As Ken Griffey Jr put it: He was 'the Godfather of center fielders.'
Everything you need to know about MLB's Rickwood Field game
MLB's first game at Rickwood Field, a legendary Negro Leagues stadium, took on added importance after the death of Willie Mays.
Merrill, Holliday and Chourio on different trajectories
Tristan H. Cockcroft looks at three young players named Jackson and how each of their 2024's have not all been as easy as A,B,C.
Baseball's next superstar? Bobby Witt Jr.'s rise to MLB's top tier
Like Patrick Mahomes across the parking lot, Witt has one goal: Bringing championships to Kansas City.
Which MLB shortstop would you build your team around? Our mini-draft
Baseball's premier position is loaded with stars, so we asked our experts to select the one they'd build a franchise around.
When and how will robot umps arrive in the majors? Latest on MLB's plan
A memo sent to every major league team shed light on how baseball sees the future of automated strike zones.
Grading the City Connect uniforms
From the pastel Padres to the Space City Astros and beyond, we break down MLB's City Connect uniforms.
Dodgers reveal second City Connect series look with 'city of dreams' theme
The Dodgers unveiled their second City Connect look Monday, a nod to Los Angeles as a "city of dreams."

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