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Whenever there is a pressing topic in golf, not everyone agrees on the same course of action. When that happens, we poll our scribes in a format we like to call Alternate Shot. ESPN.com senior golf writer Jason Sobel: You know, Bob, my initial reacti

2017-04-25 11:10:23.733

Whenever there is a pressing topic in golf, not everyone agrees on the same course of action. When that happens, we poll our scribes in a format we like to call Alternate Shot. ESPN.com senior golf writer Jason Sobel: You know, Bob, my initial reacti



Should Wladimir Klitschko, the former longtime heavyweight world champion, defeat Anthony Joshua on Saturday (live on Showtime at 4:15 p.m. ET, taped on HBO at 11 p.m. ET/PT) at sold-out Wembley Stadium in London, where a British-record boxing crowd

2017-04-25 09:01:04.200

Should Wladimir Klitschko, the former longtime heavyweight world champion, defeat Anthony Joshua on Saturday (live on Showtime at 4:15 p.m. ET, taped on HBO at 11 p.m. ET/PT) at sold-out Wembley Stadium in London, where a British-record boxing crowd



Who is going to win the series, the Penguins or the Capitals? Craig Custance: These are the two best teams remaining, but this is the series the Kris Letang and Matt Murray injuries will catch up to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Washington Capitals

2017-04-25 05:21:42.110

Who is going to win the series, the Penguins or the Capitals? Craig Custance: These are the two best teams remaining, but this is the series the Kris Letang and Matt Murray injuries will catch up to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Washington Capitals



Maria Sharapova will return to the WTA Tour this week in Stuttgart, Germany, after a 15-month suspension for meldonium use, triggered by inattention to anti-doping rules. She is unranked and will compete thanks to a wild-card entry granted by tournam

2017-04-25 05:39:30.737

Maria Sharapova will return to the WTA Tour this week in Stuttgart, Germany, after a 15-month suspension for meldonium use, triggered by inattention to anti-doping rules. She is unranked and will compete thanks to a wild-card entry granted by tournam



BRISTOL, Tenn. -- As Jimmie Johnson looked in his rearview mirror as the final frenetic laps clicked away Monday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway, he could see Clint Bowyer and felt like he could hear Bowyer throwing a fit. "I think I could hear

2017-04-24 14:28:03.867

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- As Jimmie Johnson looked in his rearview mirror as the final frenetic laps clicked away Monday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway, he could see Clint Bowyer and felt like he could hear Bowyer throwing a fit. "I think I could hear



Washington Capitals (55-19-8, first, Metropolitan Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (50-20-11, second, Metropolitan Division) Why you have to watch: Where to start? First of all, it's the two best teams in the NHL from the regular season. In a para

2017-04-24 10:58:22.277

Washington Capitals (55-19-8, first, Metropolitan Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (50-20-11, second, Metropolitan Division) Why you have to watch: Where to start? First of all, it's the two best teams in the NHL from the regular season. In a para



Thanks for the memories, Round 1 -- including those Stanley Cup playoffs-record 18 overtime games and the nonstop drama. Now it's time to contemplate the merits of the eight teams left standing for the second round, which begins on Wednesday. We size

2017-04-24 08:54:20.893

Thanks for the memories, Round 1 -- including those Stanley Cup playoffs-record 18 overtime games and the nonstop drama. Now it's time to contemplate the merits of the eight teams left standing for the second round, which begins on Wednesday. We size



TORONTO -- Was that joy or relief on the face of Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis in his team's dressing room on Sunday night? Given that his team had just won in overtime to survive its first-round series against the underdog Toronto Maple Leaf

2017-04-24 07:21:50.357

TORONTO -- Was that joy or relief on the face of Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis in his team's dressing room on Sunday night? Given that his team had just won in overtime to survive its first-round series against the underdog Toronto Maple Leaf



A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Sunday at Osaka, Japan Kazuto Ioka W12 Noknoi Sitthiprasert Retains a flyweight title Scores: 117-110 (twice), 116-111 Records: Ioka (22-1, 13 KOs); Sitthiprasert (62-5,

2017-04-24 07:30:09.170

A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Sunday at Osaka, Japan Kazuto Ioka W12 Noknoi Sitthiprasert Retains a flyweight title Scores: 117-110 (twice), 116-111 Records: Ioka (22-1, 13 KOs); Sitthiprasert (62-5,



TORONTO -- Braden Holtby's game is back on track just in time to face the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Vezina Trophy nominee was feeling the heat through the first four games of the Washington Capitals' first-round series against the Toronto Ma

2017-04-24 06:33:56.803

TORONTO -- Braden Holtby's game is back on track just in time to face the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Vezina Trophy nominee was feeling the heat through the first four games of the Washington Capitals' first-round series against the Toronto Ma



What does the Toronto Maple Leafs' effort against the Washington Capitals mean for next season? Craig Custance: If they can upgrade that defense, everything is there for the Maple Leafs to catapult to the top of the Eastern Conference next season.

2017-04-24 04:41:18.123

What does the Toronto Maple Leafs' effort against the Washington Capitals mean for next season? Craig Custance: If they can upgrade that defense, everything is there for the Maple Leafs to catapult to the top of the Eastern Conference next season.



TORONTO -- Bring on the Pittsburgh Penguins. But first, the Washington Capitals need to come up for air. Marcus Johansson scored his second goal of the game, 6 minutes, 31 seconds into overtime, and the top-seeded Caps edged the No. 8-seeded Toronto

2017-04-23 18:34:42.750

TORONTO -- Bring on the Pittsburgh Penguins. But first, the Washington Capitals need to come up for air. Marcus Johansson scored his second goal of the game, 6 minutes, 31 seconds into overtime, and the top-seeded Caps edged the No. 8-seeded Toronto



Ottawa Senators (44-28-10, second, Atlantic Division) vs. New York Rangers (48-28-6, first wild card in the Eastern Conference) Why you have to watch: The entertainment value of this series is going to be off the charts. Not only is a trip to

2017-04-23 16:53:27.273

Ottawa Senators (44-28-10, second, Atlantic Division) vs. New York Rangers (48-28-6, first wild card in the Eastern Conference) Why you have to watch: The entertainment value of this series is going to be off the charts. Not only is a trip to



BOSTON -- The Ottawa Senators advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after dismissing the Boston Bruins 3-2 in overtime in Game 6 Sunday at TD Garden. Clarke MacArthur scored for the Senators on the power play in overtime.

2017-04-23 14:16:11.020

BOSTON -- The Ottawa Senators advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after dismissing the Boston Bruins 3-2 in overtime in Game 6 Sunday at TD Garden. Clarke MacArthur scored for the Senators on the power play in overtime.



BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Everyone could agree on one thing Sunday as far as the surface at Bristol Motor Speedway: It was wet. Beyond that, opinions vary on the attempts of Bristol track officials as far as adding a resin with tire rubber ground into it in

2017-04-23 13:45:26.763

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Everyone could agree on one thing Sunday as far as the surface at Bristol Motor Speedway: It was wet. Beyond that, opinions vary on the attempts of Bristol track officials as far as adding a resin with tire rubber ground into it in



Why did the Oilers beat the Sharks? Craig Custance: The Edmonton Oilers were opportunistic offensively, but goalie Cam Talbot and the penalty kill were the key for me. Somehow they kept the Sharks off the board on the power play (0-for-3 overall)

2017-04-23 06:59:30.187

Why did the Oilers beat the Sharks? Craig Custance: The Edmonton Oilers were opportunistic offensively, but goalie Cam Talbot and the penalty kill were the key for me. Somehow they kept the Sharks off the board on the power play (0-for-3 overall)