Andy Murray defends use of cheeky underarm serve in Wimbledon opener against James Duckworth

After his 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory, Murray explained in his post-match press conference that the decision to use the uncommon shot, more often used by his friend and fellow tennis star Nick Kyrgios, was a tactical one. Funnily enough, Murray’s execution of the serve wasn’t especially pinpoint, with the shot too high and too … Read more

BenFred: Blaming media won’t get Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty and John Mozeliak on the same page | Ben Frederickson

Maybe John Mozeliak and starter Jack Flaherty should start holding joint news conferences for the right-hander’s injury updates moving forward. Or with the way this trend is going, perhaps lean into the drama and turn this saga into a must-see Bally Sports Midwest special, one complete with a debate-style setup. Mozeliak could start the segment … Read more

John Wall set to join LA Clippers after reaching buyout with Houston Rockets, sources say

9:49 PM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Tim MacMahon Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM After agreeing to a buyout with the Houston Rockets, guard John Wall … Read more

MLB suspends 12 players, coaches for roles in Seattle Mariners-Los Angeles Angels brawl; Phil Nevin gets 10 games

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Los Angeles Angels interim manager Phil Nevin was suspended 10 games and Seattle Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker received a seven-game ban from Major League Baseball for his roles in a benches-clearing brawl during the second inning of Sunday’s game. Nevin and Winker were two of 12 players or coaches suspended between the … Read more

LA Lakers’ Top Trade and Free-agency Targets After Kyrie Irving Picks Up Nets Option | Bleacher Report

0 of 5 Mike Stobe/Getty Images The NBA offseason is less than two weeks old, and we’ve already witnessed the birth and (likely) death of a “Kyrie Irving to the Los Angeles Lakers” rumor. On draft day, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania both reported on Irving’s potential departure from the Brooklyn Nets. … Read more