The newly resurrected World Cup of Hockey is a jumping off point for an ambitious international calendar that will include an innovative Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the best European players taking on the best North American players.
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.