NBARank 2021

Durant jumps to No. 1 as top five revealed in NBArank 2021

There's No. 1 in this year's NBA Rank as Kevin Durant not only jumps into the top five, but also to the top spot.

NBArank 2021: Biggest surprises and more

NBArank 2021 has reached its thrilling finish, with Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant edging out the Milwaukee Bucks' reigning NBA Finals MVP and champion Giannis Antetokounmpo for the No. 1 spot in Friday's countdown of the top five NBA players for the upcoming season.

NBA Insiders

Davis drops seven spots, Embiid rises as 25-6 revealed in NBArank

After finishing No. 2 in last year's NBArank, Anthony Davis tumbles significantly in this year's ranking, while Joel Embiid vaults into the top 10.

Top Headlines

St-Pierre among UFC Hall of Fame inductees

Georges St-Pierre is the greatest UFC welterweight champion of all time, one of the best fighters in MMA history, a two-division titleholder and avenged the only two losses of his storied career.

St-Pierre among UFC Hall of Fame inductees

Montoyo suspended one game, Borucki three after Kiermaier plunking

Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo has received an automatic one-game suspension from Major League Baseball. Pitcher Ryan Borucki has received a three-game suspension. With Montoyo unable to appeal his suspension, it will be served on Thursday night against the Minnesota Twins with bench coach John Schneider serving as acting manager.

Montoyo suspended one game, Borucki three after Kiermaier plunking

Push to the playoffs

Twins bump Blue Jays back in wild card race

Nick Gordon drove in four runs and Michael Pineda won his third straight start as the Minnesota Twins beat Toronto 7-2 on Thursday night to bump the Blue Jays back in the AL wild-card race.

Twins bump Blue Jays back in wild card race

NCAA

The Canadian Invasion

Names like Chuba Hubbard and Chase Claypool have paved the way for recent Canadians in the NCAA, Farhan Lalji looks at this year's crop of Canadians who are in the front running for the Jon Cornish Trophy.

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Are the Panthers for real?

Are the Panthers for real?

How can the Panthers overcome the loss of Christian McCaffrey if he out for an extended period of time? Why have things gone so well for QB Sam Darnold in Carolina? TSN NFL analyst Jabari Greer joins Jay Onrait to discuss this and more.

Robbie Ray's brilliant season has lefty in position for Cy Young, huge payday

The Robbie Ray that has shown up in his second kick at the free-agent can has been dominant and consistent, and he’s the most important arm in a rebuilt, postseason-pushing Blue Jays rotation. As Scott Mitchell writes, it has also led to a career year, a deserving run at the AL Cy Young award and eventually a giant nine-figure contract.

Robbie Ray's brilliant season has lefty in position for Cy Young, huge payday
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Robbie Ray's brilliant season has lefty in position for Cy Young, huge payday

NHL

'Potential is strong' for Ritchie to stick with Leafs’ top line

After scoring a career-high 15 goals last season with the Boston Bruins, new Maple Leaf Nick Ritchie is getting the first chance to win the vacant left wing job on Toronto's top line. As Mark Masters writes, the 6-foot-3, 236-pound forward is impressing his teammates with his “sneaky soft hands” around the net and his physical play.

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'Potential is strong' for Ritchie to stick with Leafs’ top line

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Two Brothers from Stockton

They first fought 17 years ago at UFC 47, this Saturday, Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler finally have their rematch. While Nate Diaz has become one of the UFC's biggest starts over the last six years, his older brother Nick has not stepped into the octagon since 2015. Now the legend is back, marking the next chapter for one of MMA's most famous families. Robin Black has more.

UFC

Jones says he weighs 255lbs, wants winner of Ngannou vs. Gane

Jon Jones has not yet fought at heavyweight. But he surely is a heavyweight currently walking around in regular life.

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Dana White on how St-Pierre impacted the success of UFC in Canada

UFC President Dana White joined TSN's Aaron Bronsteter to discuss the impact Canadian Georges St-Pierre had on increasing the organization's popularity in Canada, ahead of St-PIerre's UFC Hall of Fame induction. White also provided some updates on some of the biggest storylines in MMA right now.

CFL Week 8

CFL Inside the Numbers: Riders have the edge in showdown with Lions

After losing back-to-back games to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in convincing fashion, the Roughriders returned to form with a comfortable 30-16 win last week against the Toronto Argonauts. Despite some lower totals in recent weeks, Fajardo is poised to top his current over/under of 215.5 passing yards tonight in Vancouver.

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Have the Lions had a soft schedule?: 'We play who's on it, give me a break with that'

Having won three straight games, the Lions discuss how they're getting more comfortable with each other every week and and the confidence in the locker room. Quarterback Michael Reilly also has no time for people who say that BC has had a 'soft' schedule.

Dinwiddie: Chris Jones is a good football mind, I'm gonna learn some things from him

With the Argonauts brining on Chris Jones as a defensive consultant, head coach Ryan Dinwiddie explains how the two can build a relationship and discusses the benefit of being surrounded by a veteran coaching staff.

Around the NFL

Darnold, defense lead Panthers past Texans; McCaffrey hurt

Sam Darnold threw for 304 yards and ran for two touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers eased past the Houston Texans 24-9 on Thursday night despite losing Christian McCaffrey to an injury early in the second quarter.

Will Justin Fields be Chicago's QB for the rest of the season?

Does Justin Fields taking over for an injured Andy Dalton mean that there is a changing of the guard in Chicago? What is the latest with QB's Tua Tagovailoa and Carson Wentz? NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo discusses this and more.

Palmer 'cannot wait' to see Brady go toe-to-toe with Stafford

NFL analyst Jesse Palmer looks ahead to Sunday's showdown between the Buccaneers and Rams, and focuses on the quarterback duel between Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford.

What led Tom Brady to leave the Patriots?

Louis Riddick provides his perspective on why Tom Brady decided to part ways with Bill Belichick and the Patriots.

2021 Ryder Cup

Which team will benefit from the cool and windy conditions at the Ryder Cup?

Playing conditions will be windy and cool at Whistling Straits this weekend at the Ryder Cup, so which team will benefit more? TSN golf analyst Bob Weeks joins Jay Onrait to discuss this and more.

Koepka pushes back on Ryder Cup reporting, downplays DeChambeau rift

Brooks Koepka took issue with the media's reporting of an interview with Golf Digest in which he expressed issues with the difficulty of Ryder Cup week.

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TSN Edge: Candidates to be top points scorer at Ryder Cup

Who are some of the candidates to be the top points scorer at the Ryder Cup for both the U.S. and the Europeans? Adam Scully has more.

Topsy-turvy '21 gives Rahm perspective at Ryder Cup

In many ways, Jon Rahm's biggest steps forward in 2021, to say nothing of his setbacks, came off the golf course.

Team Europe not unfamiliar with underdog status at Ryder Cup

With eight of the top ten players in the world, the YS looks like the favorite to win the Ryder Cup. However, entering as the underdog is nothing new for team Europe, as they have faced an uphill battle most of the time, even though they've won nine of the last 12 events. TSN's Bob Weeks has more on how the under the radar group is comfortable right where they are.

Harrington relying on vets for away Ryder Cup

The European team is stacked with veterans who know what to expect at the unique event, Bob Weeks writes.

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Bob Weeks

SC Timeline: The Brooks and Bryson feud

It all began in January of 2019 when Brooks Koepka shared some candid remarks about Bryson Dechambeau's methodical approach to the game. SportsCentre looks back at the growing feud between the two golfers in the SC Timeline.

WNBA Playoffs

Cunningham, Turner lead Mercury to win over Liberty

Sophie Cunningham hit 6 of 9 3-pointers for a career-high 21 points and Brianna Turner made the winning free throw with less than a second to play, giving the Phoenix Mercury an 83-82 win over the New York Liberty in a first-round WNBA playoff game on Thursday night.

Cunningham, Turner lead Mercury to win over Liberty

NHL

Ritchie joins Marner line at Leafs camp; has 'sneaky soft hands’

After skating on a line with Mitch Marner at training camp, Maple Leafs forward Nick Ritchie shares his impressions of Marner, and comments on his "sneaky soft hands" which teammate Jason Spezza says he brings to Toronto.

Does Wheeler think the Jets look good on paper?: 'Paper means s**t'

When asked how he thinks the Jets look on paper this season, captain Blake Wheeler says the best team on paper is not the team that wins and uses the Lightning getting swept by the Blue Jackets as an example.

Gaudreau 'won't answer many questions' about contract talks this season

Johnny Gaudreau offered some insight into how his contract extension negotiations have been going with the Flames, and explained how having a more stable situation will benefit him and the team this season.

'I don't want to forget any of it': Spezza believes Leafs motivated by crushing loss to Habs

Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza says he doesn't want to forget what happened last year when the team blew a 3-1 series lead to the Canadiens, and believes the players need to use it as motivation heading into the season. Spezza also stresses the importance of pushing for more as a club this year.

IIHF announces men's and women's schedules for Beijing 2022

The International Ice Hockey Federation announced its game schedules for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games on Thursday, with the women's tournament running from February 3 through February 17 and the men's tournament going from February 9 through February 20.

2021 Laver Cup

2021 Laver Cup: Meet Team World

Team World is hungry to earn its first overall win in the event's fourth edition. Laver Cup veterans John Isner of the United States, Australian Nick Kyrgios, Argentine Diego Schwartzman and Canadian Denis Shapovalov will try to lead the charge alongside World No. 11 Felix Auger-Aliassime and American Reilly Opelka.

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2021 Laver Cup: Meet Team Europe

Team Europe brings six of the top 10 players in the FedEx ATP Rankings to Boston, led by recent US Open winner Daniil Medvedev, World No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas and Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Alexander Zverev. Russian Andrey Rublev, Italian Matteo Berrettini and Norwegian Casper Ruud join Medvedev in making their Laver Cup debuts.

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Around MLB

Bassitt returns but Mariners beat A’s for four-game sweep

Chris Bassitt pitched three scoreless innings less than a month after surgery to repair facial fractures, and the Seattle Mariners rallied against Oakland's bullpen for a 6-5 victory Thursday and a four-game sweep that damaged the Athletics' wild-card hopes.

Phillies rally to beat Pirates to gain on Braves

J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in four, Ronald Torreyes hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies erased a six-run deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-6 Thursday night and pick up ground in the NL East.

Soto hits two home runs as Nationals beat Reds

National League batting leader Juan Soto homered in consecutive innings, and the Washington Nationals pushed the Cincinnati Reds further from playoff contention with a 3-2 win Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.

White Sox clinch AL Central, split doubleheader with Cleveland

The Chicago White Sox clinched the division with a 7-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday in the opener of a doubleheader split that ended with a 5-3 loss.

Caratini, Padres beat Giants in 10 to tighten NL West

Jurickson Profar raced home on Victor Caratini's infield single with one out in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 7-6 Thursday to tighten the NL West race between the Giants and the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Swisher on Yankees sked: ‘Man that’s a gauntlet’

Bryan Hayes, Jeff O’Neill and Jamie McLennan are joined by the special advisor to the Yankees GM and Fox Sports 1 analyst Nick Swisher to discuss the Yankees remaining games down the stretch.

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Akil Thomas on making history last season, diversity in hockey, and new looks to his clothing line

Los Angeles Kings prospect Akil Thomas joins The Shift’s Kayla Grey to talk about his clothing brand, ‘Zale,’ as well as making history as part of the first all-Black line in pro hockey since the 1940s and the state of diversity in hockey overall.

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This Sept. 11, ESPN has teamed up with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to celebrate its newest exhibition, "Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11," which explores how sports helped to unite a nation after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Breakaway

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Project 11: Alex Smith's Final Drive

The final chapter of one of the most incredible comebacks in NFL history, a new extended version of Project 11 - Alex Smith’s Final Drive

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National League MVP Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves opens up as never before on life, his battle with COVID-19 and his struggles with building a family

Imperfect: The Roy Halladay Story

In May of 2020, the Philadelphia Phillies will retire Hall of Famer Roy Halladay’s number to mark the tenth anniversary of the perfect game he threw against the Miami Marlins. Two and a half years ago, Major League Baseball lost one of its most revered figures, when Halladay died doing the thing he loved most- not pitching, flying. While most baseball fans know about Roy Halladay’s on the field accomplishments- a postseason no-hitter, the perfect game, two Cy Young awards, they don’t know much about the man- someone who struggled with mental health issues and an addiction to prescription painkillers. In exclusive E60 interviews with Halladay’s wife, family, close friends and teammates, correspondent John Barr tells the story of one man’s obsessive pursuit of perfection and how that led to a complicated life.

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