Bill Belichick stated that the New England Patriots "followed every rule" in preparing their footballs for last Sunday's AFC Championship Game, offering several potential reasons behind the "Deflategate" controversy.
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will play Saturday night against the Washington Wizards after opting to delay surgery on a torn radial collateral ligament in his left thumb, the team announced Saturday.
In an effort to find some closure after the confrontational Biogenesis case that led to his season-long drug suspension, Alex Rodriguez met with new commissioner Rob Manfred this week, sources confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
Serena Williams saw that older sister Venus was progressing to the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011, and it inspired her own comeback win Saturday at the Australian Open.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes the NBA should ditch fan voting for the All-Star Game, saying the apathetic response is "embarrassing" and proves the system is "absolutely, positively broken."
Reigning league MVP Kevin Durant says a drastic drop-off in fan votes that cost him a starting spot in next month's NBA All-Star Game won't serve as any extra motivation as he tries to lead Oklahoma City Thunder back into the playoff picture.