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World Cup best XIs: Our writers pick their standout players so far
England's Jude Bellingham is one of the consensus picks, but who else makes our lists?[read more]

NBA Power Rankings: Are the Lakers and Nets finding their rhythm?
After brutal starts to the season, Los Angeles and Brooklyn are starting to stack wins. See how high each climbed this week.[read more]

Araiza, ex-SDSU players not charged in rape case
Former Bills punter Matt Araiza and former SDSU teammates will not face charges in connection with an alleged gang rape of a minor that occurred at an off-campus party in October 2021, the San Diego County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.[read more]

Lagway, top-dual threat QB for '24, picks Gators
D.J. Lagway, the No. 12 overall prospect in the 2024 ESPN 300 and the cycle's top dual-threat quarterback, has committed to the Florida Gators.[read more]

Sources: Judge, Yanks reach 9-year, $360M deal
Aaron Judge's bet on himself paid off in a big way, as he has agreed to a nine-year, $360 million contract to remain with the Yankees, sources confirmed to ESPN.[read more]

Suns' Paul (heel) expected back against Celtics
After suffering a heel injury Nov. 7, Chris Paul is expected to play Wednesday night as the Suns host the Celtics.[read more]

Source: Cardinals, Contreras reach $87.5M deal
Willson Contreras, a strong-armed catcher with a big bat, has reached a five-year, $87.5 million deal with the Cardinals, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan.[read more]

NCAA gives extra season to last-year UVA players
Virginia football players in their final season of eligibility have been granted an extra season by the NCAA after the shooting that killed three teammates.[read more]

Bills star LB Miller out for season with ACL injury
Bills pass-rusher Von Miller underwent surgery to repair his ACL and will miss the rest of the season, coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday.[read more]

49ers: 'Way outside chance' of Garoppolo return
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday there's a "way outside chance" that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be able to return in the playoffs from his foot injury.[read more]