Subscribe: ESPN.com - Rob Parent Columns
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/rss/columnist?name=parent_rob
Preview: ESPN.com - Rob Parent Columns

ESPN Feed: - columnist





Last Build Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:41:16 GMT

Copyright: Copyright 2015 ESPN Inc.
 



What was the biggest surprise among Monday's trades? Pierre LeBrun: To me it's that the St. Louis Blues didn't get the bonanza I would have predicted for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. And while they did fine in their return from the Washington Capi

2017-02-28 06:02:06.347

What was the biggest surprise among Monday's trades? Pierre LeBrun: To me it's that the St. Louis Blues didn't get the bonanza I would have predicted for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. And while they did fine in their return from the Washington Capi



BEFORE THEY STRETCHED, before they played catch, before they practiced their first cutoff and relay this spring, the New York Yankees watched a video. It was part of their annual media training. Prominent among the topics was the hottest button in Am

2017-02-23 08:06:35.677

BEFORE THEY STRETCHED, before they played catch, before they practiced their first cutoff and relay this spring, the New York Yankees watched a video. It was part of their annual media training. Prominent among the topics was the hottest button in Am



OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma-based author Jay Cronley, whose books were made into movies starring some of Hollywood's most notable funnymen, has died at age 73. The longtime Tulsa newspaper columnist died of an apparent heart attack Sunday night at his

2017-02-27 20:33:16.570

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma-based author Jay Cronley, whose books were made into movies starring some of Hollywood's most notable funnymen, has died at age 73. The longtime Tulsa newspaper columnist died of an apparent heart attack Sunday night at his



If there's a team that knows all too well the meaningless nature of labels such as "best" and "odds-on favorite" and "Stanley Cup darling," it's the Washington Capitals. These labels have served at various times over the past decade to become m

2017-02-27 20:09:29.483

If there's a team that knows all too well the meaningless nature of labels such as "best" and "odds-on favorite" and "Stanley Cup darling," it's the Washington Capitals. These labels have served at various times over the past decade to become m



JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Hockey players have unique DNA. It doesn't matter how old they are, their skill level or even their gender, hockey players are special athletes who share a certain work ethic and level of sacrifice. It begins at a young age. Players

2017-02-27 10:31:49.713

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Hockey players have unique DNA. It doesn't matter how old they are, their skill level or even their gender, hockey players are special athletes who share a certain work ethic and level of sacrifice. It begins at a young age. Players



A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Sunday at Kami-Amakusa, Japan Tatsuya Fukuhara W12 Moises Calleros Wins a vacant interim strawweight title Scores: 116-112 (twice) Fukuhara, 115-113 Calleros Records: F

2017-02-27 06:40:35.977

A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Sunday at Kami-Amakusa, Japan Tatsuya Fukuhara W12 Moises Calleros Wins a vacant interim strawweight title Scores: 116-112 (twice) Fukuhara, 115-113 Calleros Records: F



It's decision time for many teams as Wednesday's trade deadline approaches. We know that the Minnesota Wild are all in. Will the league's top team follow suit and make some deals -- or stand pat? Meanwhile, the Chicago Blackhawks soar

2017-02-27 06:29:37.940

It's decision time for many teams as Wednesday's trade deadline approaches. We know that the Minnesota Wild are all in. Will the league's top team follow suit and make some deals -- or stand pat? Meanwhile, the Chicago Blackhawks soar



Which team is considered a buyer but should really be a seller at the trade deadline? Scott Burnside: I hear what Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi is saying when he says he obtained Ben Bishop from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday to have a No.

2017-02-27 05:20:30.343

Which team is considered a buyer but should really be a seller at the trade deadline? Scott Burnside: I hear what Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi is saying when he says he obtained Ben Bishop from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday to have a No.



Earlier this month, when the PECOTA projection system forecast doom for this year's Baltimore Orioles, we dug into its methods to answer why. We mentioned only in passing something else that might be relevant: The Orioles have "overachieved" relative

2017-02-22 08:52:30.063

Earlier this month, when the PECOTA projection system forecast doom for this year's Baltimore Orioles, we dug into its methods to answer why. We mentioned only in passing something else that might be relevant: The Orioles have "overachieved" relative



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- While the cars of his competition were blowing tires and shedding bodywork in a crash-filled Daytona 500, the only thing that fell off Kurt Busch's Ford was the rearview mirror. The 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion used what sho

2017-02-26 16:16:57.117

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- While the cars of his competition were blowing tires and shedding bodywork in a crash-filled Daytona 500, the only thing that fell off Kurt Busch's Ford was the rearview mirror. The 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion used what sho



JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- The 40th anniversary celebration of the movie "Slap Shot" did not disappoint. Steve Carlson, Jeff Carlson and Dave Hanson, better known as the Hanson brothers, captured the spirit of the event. Along with original cast members

2017-02-26 07:05:28.460

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- The 40th anniversary celebration of the movie "Slap Shot" did not disappoint. Steve Carlson, Jeff Carlson and Dave Hanson, better known as the Hanson brothers, captured the spirit of the event. Along with original cast members



JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- We put on the foil with the Hansons and other cast members to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of "Slap Shot." What a wild ride.

2017-02-26 07:39:55.477

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- We put on the foil with the Hansons and other cast members to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of "Slap Shot." What a wild ride.



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Tony Gibson has a house full of trophies and rings and all sorts of racing stuff. In the attic of the barn behind that house he even has a very famous racecar stashed away. That's how it goes when you're a career auto racing me

2017-02-26 15:55:45.087

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Tony Gibson has a house full of trophies and rings and all sorts of racing stuff. In the attic of the barn behind that house he even has a very famous racecar stashed away. That's how it goes when you're a career auto racing me



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jarrett Hurd, bigger and stronger than Tony Harrison, walked Harrison down, roughed him up and knocked him out in the ninth round to win a vacant junior middleweight world title on Saturday night. Hurd had a few problems with th

2017-02-25 16:27:32.280

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jarrett Hurd, bigger and stronger than Tony Harrison, walked Harrison down, roughed him up and knocked him out in the ninth round to win a vacant junior middleweight world title on Saturday night. Hurd had a few problems with th



Driving at Daytona International Speedway wouldn't rank among the most difficult things a driver experiences. Winning the Daytona 500, may be! No race on this year's schedule dominates a driver's mind the way this one does. Sure, the playoff race

2017-02-25 12:58:29.907

Driving at Daytona International Speedway wouldn't rank among the most difficult things a driver experiences. Winning the Daytona 500, may be! No race on this year's schedule dominates a driver's mind the way this one does. Sure, the playoff race



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kurt Busch stuck his hands in wet cement Sunday night as part of his Daytona 500 winning duties. The track needed his handprints for his spot in the Daytona International Speedway Wall of Fame that features Daytona 500 winners.

2017-02-27 10:26:04.540

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kurt Busch stuck his hands in wet cement Sunday night as part of his Daytona 500 winning duties. The track needed his handprints for his spot in the Daytona International Speedway Wall of Fame that features Daytona 500 winners.