ATP Finals: Dominant Novak Djokovic exposes Roger Federer excuse over 02 Arena

The opening matches at the ATP Finals led to a debate over whether conditions at the O2 Arena were trickier than in past years. Novak Djokovic ended it. The Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion made an impressive start...

Why Jimmy Butler may not solve Philly's biggest problem

New general manager Elton Brand is starting his Philadelphia 76ers tenure with a major gamble. This weekend's blockbuster Jimmy Butler deal officially puts the Sixers in win-now mode, but there are no guarantees this trade actually makes the...

NBA Power Rankings: Butler trade aftermath and a new No. 1

We've got a lot to unpack ahead of Week 5 in the NBA: Not only does the Jimmy Butler trade shake up the Eastern Conference, but we've also got a new Power Rankings No. 1 for the first...

The Lakers are in unfamiliar territory: A winning record

LOS ANGELES -- There was precisely one second left on the clock Sunday when Trae Young, the Atlanta Hawks' tantalizing rookie, unleashed a floater in the lane that threatened to cap a 15-point comeback for a riveting road...

It's done: Butler trade to Philly completed

MIAMI -- All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office Monday on the terms of the trade that was agreed to over...

Bucks' Lopez ties 3-point best for 7-footers with 8

DENVER -- Brook Lopez always drew attention in the paint. Now, the Milwaukee Bucks' 7-footer is starting to draw a defensive crowd the moment he crosses the half-court line because of his 3-point shooting.Lopez made a career-high eight...

Sources: Carmelo's teammates believe he's gone

HOUSTON -- Several players and members of the Rockets coaching staff believe that Carmelo Anthony has played his final game for the franchise, sources told ESPN on Sunday.The organization has trod delicately on finalizing an exit for Anthony...

Silver supports NBA players' message of 'Enough'

LOS ANGELES -- With NBA commissioner Adam Silver in the stands and supporting the cause, the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks honored the victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting by wearing black T-shirts with the message "Enough"...

Sydney brothers Suman and Ashkan Mokhtarian to fight at the Adelaide UFC

SYDNEY’S fighting brothers Suman and Ashkan Mokhtarian are set to compete alongside each other for the first time in the UFC. Australian UFC officials have confirmed that Suman, 26, will make his UFC debut in Adelaide next month...

Towns praises Butler: 'He's one hell of a player'

6:54 PM ETMalika AndrewsESPN MINNEAPOLIS -- In the wake of Jimmy Butler's reported trade from Minnesota to Philadelphia, Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns had only praise for his departing teammate."He's one hell of a player," Towns said Sunday. "I...