Piquet apologizes, explains Hamilton slur

Nelson Piquet has apologised for a racial slur he used to describe Lewis Hamilton and claimed the word he used has been taken out of the context he intended. ... Continue Reading

Sources: NBA salary cap likely to hit $123.6M

The NBA salary-cap number for next season, which will be finalized by the start of the league year Thursday, is projected to increase to $123.6 million. ... Continue Reading

Tan's doubles drop leaves partner 'very angry'

Harmony Tan's doubles partner, Tamara Korpatsch, said on social media that she "didn't deserve" Tan dropping out of the match on short notice. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Nuggets deal Barton, Morris to Wizards

The Washington Wizards have acquired Will Barton and Monte Morris from the Washington Wizards in return for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Knicks swing trade amid Brunson pursuit

The Knicks traded Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks to the Pistons -- clearing $19 million in salary-cap space -- and are now able to make an overwhelming offer in the neighborhood of $110 million to free agent Jalen Brunson, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Freeman fires reps who led negotiations

Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman has fired the agents who led offseason contract negotiations between the former MVP and the Braves, and landed him in Los Angeles, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. ... Continue Reading

Man United will lean on senior players as transfer market won't solve all problems

For all the talk around new signings at Man United, just as much pressure should rest on senior players to take this team back to where it belongs. ... Continue Reading

Petr Cech's Chelsea exit leaving a void

Cech is the latest to leave Chelsea's backroom operation. What impact did he have and how will they replace him? ... Continue Reading

Ten Hag takes first Manchester United training session with Ronaldo, other stars missing

Erik ten Hag took the field with his new squad -- or at least a portion of it -- as it reported back for preseason. ... Continue Reading

Top prospects for the 2022 NHL draft, led by Shane Wright, Logan Cooley, Juraj Slafkovsky

The NHL draft is coming up on July 7 and 8. Who will your team take? Here are the top prospects according to NHL Central Scouting. ... Continue Reading

FIFA sells 1.8m tickets for Qatar World Cup

Organisers have sold 1.8 million tickets for the World Cup in Qatar, FIFA said on Wednesday ahead of the next round of ticket sales on Tuesday. ... Continue Reading

Pickett makes history with first USWNT start

Carson Pickett started for the United States women's national team, becoming the first player with a limb difference to appear for the country. ... Continue Reading

COVID concerns and the dominant Slovenian superstars will test the Tour de France field

The Tour de France has always been a test of attrition -- and this year's test could prove exponentially more difficult. ... Continue Reading

USWNT's win over Colombia can't mask struggles in front of goal

The U.S. attack was unconvincing, but fringe players got game time before WWC qualifying begins next week. ... Continue Reading

Djokovic rolls to 3rd round; No. 3 seed Ruud out

No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic advanced in straight sets on Wednesday at Wimbledon, but No. 3 seed Casper Ruud lost his second-round match, falling to Ugo Humbert. ... Continue Reading