NBA playoffs 2022 – For the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, the most important ability has been availability

MIAMI – In late January, the San Antonio Spurs traded backup guard Bryn Forbes to the Denver Nuggets. Five months later, that unassuming move has made a major impact on the 2022 Eastern Conference finals. It was the opening of an opportunity for the Boston Celtics that has been fully realized, as they have pushed … Read more

How Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames fans are bringing the action outside the arenas

EDMONTON – There’s much at stake for the Oilers in these Stanley Cup playoffs. Just ask their fans. Thousands of them gather in droves before each game all around Rogers Place. Every side street is filled to the brim. There’s a formal – and free – tailgate party set up across from the arena, boasting … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – Takeaways after four games in each second-round series

We’re past the halfway point of each second-round series in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, and one conference semifinalist has already begun its offseason, as the Presidents ’Trophy-winning Florida Panthers were swept by the Tampa Bay Lightning. What have the first four games of each series taught us? And how will those lessons impact the … Read more

‘You want that opportunity’ – Current men’s college basketball coaches on why they transferred as players

Ten years ago, nearly 400 men’s college basketball players transferred following the 2011-12 season. With an average of one player per team deciding to transfer, critics within the game began to call the exodus of talent an “epidemic.” This year, that number is over 1,700 – an average of nearly five players per Division I … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How Connor McDavid has somehow taken his game to another level

EDMONTON – Connor McDavid is putting on a masterclass of postseason performance, and it’s pushing the Edmonton Oilers to greater heights. Take, for example, McDavid’s play in Game 2 of Edmonton’s second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Calgary Flames. The Oilers were trailing 3-1 after a disallowed goal and McDavid had just set up … Read more

NBA playoffs 2022 – These Golden State Warriors aren’t surrendering their dynastic perch just yet

Memorable isn’t really the right word. Painful, frustrating, demoralizing. That’s closer to how Draymond Green would describe the two seasons in between the Golden State Warriors’ last NBA Finals appearance in 2019 and this season’s run to within one game of a return to the championship series after Sunday’s 109-100 win against the Dallas Mavericks … Read more

NBA playoffs 2022 – ‘OMG WIGGS,’ sports world reacts to Andrew Wiggins’ monster dunk over Luka Doncic

1:03 AM ET Tory BarronESPN Editor Close Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports. Dunk of the postseason? Dunk of the postseason. The 2022 NBA playoffs rolled on Sunday night with … Read more

Ind vs SA T20I series 2022 – KL Rahul to lead – Hardik Pandya Umran Malik Arshdeep in

From the squad that took on Sri Lanka in their T20I series, also in India, in February this year, Mohammed Siraj and Sanju Samson have been left out. Kohli, who last played a T20I in February, against West Indies, had been rested for the Sri Lanka series as well. In fact, since stepping down as … Read more

A tricked-out ambulance? A doctorate in deception? Johnny Cueto is still the most interesting man in baseball

7:00 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” A few years ago, Johnny Cueto bought an ambulance, though to call this particular vehicle an ambulance is something of a misnomer. It is more like a real-life Transformer. Open the back … Read more