MLB

Winners, losers and in between: How all 30 teams fared as dust settles on thrilling MLB trade deadline

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Last season, a relatively tranquil trade deadline exploded in the final moments, and when the dust settled, we saw that there turned out to be quite a bit of activity. […]

NHL

NHL free agency grades: What Zach Hyman can do for Edmonton

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The NHL free agency signing period for 2021 is officially open. For each key player that signs a deal, we’ll assess the player’s fit with his new team, weigh whether the terms of the deal make sense, and serve up an overall grade for the team. We’ll continue […]

NHL

Trade grades: Fleury trade a calculated insult by Vegas

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Since the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft in 2017, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been the face of the franchise, whether it was on the ice, on billboards, in the media or in the community. And now, in an unceremonious fashion, his tenure with the team appears over. On […]

MLB

Passan: Why Cleveland’s name change is a half-century overdue

ESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Editor’s note: This story originally ran on Dec. 13, 2020, when Cleveland announced it would be changing its nickname after the 2021 MLB season. For those who believe modern society has grown soft and that’s why Cleveland’s […]

NBA

The moves that prove Cade Cunningham will become an NBA star

The pre-draft process is so often filled with empty-gym shooting, 1-on-0 workouts, polished pro days and most every prospect looking like a lottery pick on social media. But for all the warranted buzz surrounding what could be a historically special 2021 NBA draft, we haven’t seen much of Cade Cunningham since he last took the […]

NBA

Can Team USA make a run at another gold medal?

ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books TOKYO — Team USA is in a ridiculous position — but not a desperate one. Training camp in Las Vegas was two weeks of wild emotional swings. Doug Collins set the stage by recounting the tale of the life-changing fallout […]