Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

Leonard Williams is a sure thing in NFL draft

The strength, dexterity and versatility of USC's star pass-rusher make him the surest thing in this year's NFL draft.

Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports
2hMarc Stein

Sources: Kings to add Bhullar in historic move

The Sacramento Kings are planning to sign Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract this week, which would establish the 7-foot-5 center as the first player of Indian descent in league history.

Courtesy Bengals.com
1mColey Harvey

Bengals troll rival Browns with logo prank

As part of a prank to commemorate April Fools' Day and to troll their in-state rival Browns, the Bengals tweeted they would have a "fresh new look for the 2015 season." The news had the Buckeye State buzzing, and may add some fun fuel to the rivalry.

SportsCenter Clips

Gruden's QB Camp: Jameis Winston (2:04)

AP Images/Alan Diaz
26mJason Sobel

Changing times could be for the better

Even with all the challenges currently facing golf, could it be possible that the game might be embarking on another golden age?

ESPN Illustration
23mBuster Olney

My 2015 fantasy sleepers are ...

Buster Olney lays out 12 players he'd reach for in upcoming fantasy drafts based on things he has seen or heard this spring, plus other MLB notes.


Best teams headed into regular season

Buster Olney explains why the Padres, Athletics and Pirates look to be among the best teams headed into the regular season after having tremendous spring trainings.


April Fools' Day: Who is the bigger fool?

Michael Collins and Antonietta Collins make an April Fools' Day revelation. Who is the bigger fool, Tiger Woods for returning to golf too soon or Tiger fans for wanting him back too soon?

Have You Seen?

30 for 30 Shorts: The Billion Dollar Game (13:57)


Tournament Challenge

How's your bracket? Check yours against those of the president, celebs and all your friends. Someone will take home $20,000. Will it be you?


Numbers on Tony Romo's restructuring

$16M of his original $17M is turned into a signing bonus to reduce his cap figure from an NFL-high $27.77M to $14.97M (12th among QBs), sources told ESPN's Todd Archer. He will make a $1M base salary for the second straight year.

Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Tony Romo: I'll restructure my contract

The Cowboys QB told Mike & Mike this morning: "I'll probably do the restructure here shortly. As far as the pay cut, I mean, I don't think that's a big deal if they ever come ask me for that." Romo's pre-restructed deal has the highest salary cap hit in the NFL for the 2015 season.

Rob Carr/Getty Images

Blake not feeling the home crowd

Blake Griffin is down on the Clippers' crowd: "Home court advantage is just not there for us. So if that's how it feels in the playoffs, we're -- it's not looking good." And Chris Broussard says he's right.


Murray closes strong, reaches semis

Andy Murray dropped the first set to Dominic Thiem, but rallied in the next two to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open.


Texas eyes VCU coach Shaka Smart

“Smart’s a guy that has turned down a bunch of jobs since he took VCU to the Final Four," Jeff Goodman said. "But this is one that according to my sources he’s had his eye on for a long time. He’s got about 10 jobs that I think he would jump for and this is the first one that’s opened up.”


Roger Cossack on Jonathan Taylor
College Football 

"Saban is in a tough spot. [Jonathan Taylor] was a guy that had a reputation, had a tail that followed him from Georgia to Alabama. ... In this situation it looks like they are going to have to make a decision [on whether to reinstate him] based on who this guy is, what his problems have been and what these problems really mean."

College Football 

Taylor accuser released from jail

The woman who accused former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor of assault and recanted the allegations has been released from the Tuscaloosa County Jail on bond after being arrested and charged today with false reporting to law enforcement.

Cliff Welch/Icon SMI

Rockies stars in midseason form

Troy Tulowitzki has homered twice -- a two-run shot in the 1st and a solo blast in the 3rd -- and Carlos Gonzalez has also gone yard for Colorado in today's game against the Rangers.

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

Darius Rucker's mobile apartment

ESPN "SportsCenter" host Lindsay Czarniak takes a tour on musician Darius Rucker's bus, and you might be surprised at what she finds inside.


Shockers working to keep Marshall

Wichita State is working on an enhanced contract package to keep head coach Gregg Marshall, multiple sources told ESPN's Andy Katz. Marshall met with Alabama officials earlier in the week and is the Crimson Tide's top choice to replace the fired Anthony Grant.

Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports

Towns' transformation 'incredible'

Karl-Anthony Towns' high-school coach Bob Hurley: "I didn't think he could go from shooting 3s to being this dominant around the basket. I want to write John Calipari a note to say this is the most amazing transformation I've seen."

AP Photo/James Crisp

Winston a lock for No. 1 ?

Todd McShay on First Draft podcast: "The only way Jameis Winston is not the first pick is if ... information gets gathered from his past that has not yet been found. Or if Jameis does something off the field that makes Tampa Bay reconsider."

Jeff Gross/Getty Images

How Ray Rice impacts Greg Hardy decision

Mark Schlereth on NFL Live: "As far as the league is concerned, they are leaving no stone unturned. And I appreciate that they learned from their past transgressions as far as throwing down penalties ... and not doing their due diligence. So to me, this is a step in the right direction."


Curry's plays go viral

Steph Curry's play this season has earned him MVP talk and he's got the ridiculous highlights to elevate his case. We rounded up five of the Warriors' star's best moves that have some players still nursing broken ankles. Have a look

Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports

Geno Auriemma: Men's game a 'joke'

The UConn women's coach said maybe only 10 teams play a game he'd like to watch: "The bottom line is, nobody can score. And they'll tell you that it's because of great defense, great scouting, a lot of team work. Nonsense, nonsense. College men's basketball is so far behind the times it's unbelievable."

AP Photo/Jessica Hill

UK in legal battle over 40-0 trademark

Kentucky is two games away from 40-0, but the school is already trying to stop other people from using the mark. Last week, the school sent a cease and desist letter to Louisville lawyer David Son, whose company is selling blue and white 40-0 T-shirts on his website.

Texas looking to get Smart

Texas is focusing on VCU coach Shaka Smart to fill its vacant position, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman and a HornsDigest report. Sources say that Smart has significant interest in the job. In six seasons as the Rams coach, Smart made the NCAA tournament five times.

AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld

Vegas: Nationals team to beat

Despite not winning a postseason series since 1981 -- as the Expos -- the Nationals are the favorites to win the World Series, according to Westgate SuperBook.


Serena: 'Today wasn't my best day'

Serena Williams, after beating Sabine Lisicki in three sets in the Miami Open quarterfinals: "I just told myself, I'm not serving the way I normally serve and hitting the way I normally would hit, so at this point all I can do is just fight and try to give 200% instead of 100%."


Napier out the rest of the season

After undergoing sports hernia surgery today, Heat G Shabazz Napier will miss the rest of the regular season, the team announced today. Napier was averaging 5.1 points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game this season.

Walker emerging for Mariners

One reason ESPN's Buster Olney picked Seattle to win the AL this season is the improvement of P Taijuan Walker. "The player to watch Taijuan Walker. He has really opened eyes with his performance."


Gruden plays hardball with Winston

Jameis Winston on how playing baseball and pitching has helped him on the football field: "Situation football can win you a game or lose you a game."


Top sports moments of last 20 years

To coincide with ESPN's website's 20th anniversary, here are the top 20 sports moments from 1995-2015, where baseball accounted for seven of them. Top 2 from MLB

Rob Tringali for ESPN

Murray down, irked

Andy Murray is visibly frustrated as he currently trails Dominic Thiem 5-3 in the first set of their ATP Miami Open quarterfinals match. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN