RODMAN’S NEXT CHAPTER
A complicated evolution … Dennis Rodman has been many things during his life — everything from homeless to world famous. Now, in ESPN’s new 30 for 30, “Rodman: For Better or Worse,” Rodman says he is on a quest to become the one thing he never had himself: a good father. Jackie MacMullan tells the story of the next chapter of perhaps the most distinctive player in NBA history. Read More
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A passion project for a NYC firehouse … When Romeo Okwara isn’t sacking opposing quarterbacks for the Lions, he’s behind the lens of a camera, documenting life as he sees it. Over the past two years, he has spent weeks at the Rescue 2 firehouse in Brooklyn, New York, documenting the lives of the firefighters who live there. Here’s Okwara’s attempt to capture the magic of one of the most storied fire companies in New York’s history. Read More
150 years of greatness … College football turns 150 this season, and to celebrate, we’re looking at the entire history of the game to give the definitive ranking of the best teams to ever play. Spoiler alert: Even with how great they’ve been over the past few years, neither Alabama nor Clemson are the No. 1 team, although they make plenty of appearances throughout the list. Read More
Fantasy finds … True fantasy fans know how important the waiver wire is. Anyone can draft well, but if you really want to bring your game to the next level, you’re going to have to find those diamonds in the rough. Field Yates has your key guide to the best free-agent pickups who might still be available going into Week 2. Read More
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“I eventually wanted to come back to that city and be part of that community and organization, but I don’t trust nobody there. That s— must have been fake, what they was doing. The organization, the GM, I ain’t talked to none of those people, even had a nice exchange with those people, since I left.”
— Kevin Durant, on returning to Oklahoma City. Read more
On this date in 1985, Pete Rose passed Ty Cobb for No. 1 on the all-time list with his 4,192nd hit. Rose would finish his career with 4,256 — by comparison, active hits leader Albert Pujols is more than a thousand hits short of that mark.
WHAT’S ON TODAY?
USA vs. France (7 a.m. ET, ESPN+): If you read this in time, you still might be able to catch Team USA facing off against France in the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup. Hurry!
Fury vs. Wallin news conference (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+): Tyson Fury is back to defend his WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title against Otto Wallin. You won’t want to miss their news conference today — with Fury, expect the unexpected.
Phoenix Mercury vs. Chicago Sky (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2); Minnesota Lynx vs. Seattle Storm (10 p.m. ET, ESPN2): The WNBA playoffs tip off this year with a single-elimination contest in the first round. The Mercury will try to play spoiler against Diamond DeShields and the Sky, while the Storm will try to continue to show that being without Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird won’t stop them against the Lynx.
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