Chargers QB Philip Rivers beat another Manning, and Chris Webber finally won something (if defeating Shaq and Barkley in a race counts as winning). But their post-competition presentations left a little to be desired.
Kobe Bryant's long-awaited return opens with an airball, Greg Hardy shouts out to Hogwarts and Dwyane Wade picks up a mop during a weekend that was much funnier than Jay Mohr's Danica Patrick roast.
You didn't think Kobe Bryant would stand around without shooting, did you? The Lakers superstar had some tough responses to critics while defending his huge new contract extension.
Before her death at age 12, West Virginia basketball and soccer star Marissa Miller was a role model for kids and adults with her motto "Be Kind, Work Hard, Have Fun."
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In this week's W Debate, Kate Fagan and Sarah Spain discuss if Dwight Howard stay with the Lakers or go somewhere else in free agency.
Kristen Simon, the No. 43 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Super 60, shares her love of fans and Kobe Bryant.
Before we get to the funny stuff from Adam Scott, Chandler Harnish and Gabby Douglas during this somber week, The Buzz That Was leads off with an emotional national anthem by the fans in Boston.
Five-time NBA champ Ron Harper gives his take on his former Lakers team, Phil Jackson and the urgency of getting on Kobe's good side.
From liftoff in Houston to hope in New York to panic in L.A., our writers pick the biggest early NBA surprises in this week's roundtable.
As the NFL cedes the spotlight to the NBA, here's what you need to know to about what's happening on the hardwood.
With the average WNBA salary at $72,000, playing abroad is often an attractive -- and necessary -- way to supplement income.
Resolving to eat healthier, exercise more or be a better person? That's so 2011. This year we're suggesting resolutions for the sports figures in our lives.
Abby Wambach excelled as coach and player Wednesday, scoring twice against Boston to lead magicJack to the semifinals.
The ladies of Rucker Park are a little-known secret in the mecca of street basketball in Harlem, N.Y.
The NFL preseason begins and the Mariners cannot win. Here's what else you missed last night.