Bottas on pole without being fastest at Portimao

After a disastrous Emilia Romagna Grand Prix two weeks ago, Valtteri Bottas bounced back at the first opportunity to take pole position for Saturday's Portuguese Grand Prix. But it was an unusual qualifying session, with the battle for pole position dictated by tiny margins and a tiny mistake by one of 2021's title contenders.
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2021 NFL draft: Live analysis of every selection

The 2021 NFL draft began Thursday and continues through Saturday (ABC/ESPN/ESPN App). With quarterbacks going 1-2-3 -- Trevor Lawrence to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Zach Wilson to the New York Jets and Trey Lance to the San Francisco 49ers -- the rest of the draft promises to be just as exciting.

ESPN’s Paul Finebaum accuses Bill Belichick of ‘getting lazy’

ESPN college football personality Paul Finebaum delivered quite the hot take on Bill Belichick. Finebaum was a guest on an ESPN Radio program on Friday morning. He talked about Belichick, who extended his trust in Nick Saban by drafting former Alabama quarterback Mac Jones in the first round on Thursday.

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant estate elect not to renew partnership with Nike

With Kobe Bryant's five-year, post-retirement endorsement extension with Nike having expired this month, Vanessa Bryant and the Kobe Bryant estate elected not to renew the partnership, she confirmed to ESPN in a statement Monday night. "Kobe's Nike contract expired on 4/13/21," Vanessa Bryant, widow of the Lakers legend, told ESPN....

Dwyane Wade buys ownership stake in Utah Jazz, wants hands-on role

Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade has purchased an ownership stake in the Utah Jazz, joining majority owner and team governor Ryan Smith with plans to take an active role in the franchise and region. Wade, an eight-time All-NBA player with the Miami Heat, is the latest of several Hall of...

LeBron James returns from ankle sprain Friday vs. Sacramento Kings

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will return from the longest absence of his career against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. James, who has been out since March 20 with a high ankle sprain, was listed as questionable earlier Friday. Friday's game is one day shy of the six-week...

Suns beat Jazz 121-100, pull into tie at top of West

PHOENIX -- — Devin Booker scored 31 points, Mikal Bridges added 18 and the Phoenix Suns pulled into a tie for the top spot in the Western Conference by beating the Utah Jazz 121-100 on Friday night. Two nights after clinching their first postseason spot in 11 years, the Suns...

Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to return to Green Bay Packers, sources say

Reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers is so disgruntled with the Green Bay Packers that he has told some within the organization that he does not want to return to the team, league and team sources told ESPN on Thursday. The Packers are aware of his feelings, concerned about them and have...

Sources: Tim Tebow works out with Jacksonville Jaguars as tight end

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow recently worked out with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. He reached out to the team and requested a tryout. Switching to tight end, according to some, may have extended his NFL career. Sources said that the team has...