After 50 years, Ali-Frazier I remains the fight that transcends the sport

3:09 AM ETMark KriegelESPN On a March morning, in a suite at the Essex House, half a century ago, Muhammad Ali’s longtime friend and adviser Gene Kilroy received a call from the late Budd Schulberg, a writer whose contribution to the American canon includes “The Harder They Fall,” “On the Waterfront” and a line most…Continue Reading

Auriemma, Mulkey confident in NCAA protocols for San Antonio

Mar 5, 2021Mechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.The recent lifting of the mask mandate in Texas has not changed the NCAA’s COVID-19 regulations for the 2021 Division I women’s basketball tournament…Continue Reading

Collier, projected top pick, entering WNBA draft

5:04 PM ETMechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Texas Longhorns junior Charli Collier declared for the 2021 WNBA draft on Sunday. Collier is the projected No. 1 pick by the Dallas Wings…Continue Reading

Declan Rice: West Ham boss David Moyes would not sell midfielder for £100m

Rice has made 139 appearances for West HamWest Ham boss David Moyes says he would not sell midfielder Declan Rice for £100m.West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has reportedly valued Riceexternal-link at £100m.Moyes said Rice is worth “far, far more”, adding: “I certainly wouldn’t put a price on it. I wouldn’t be sanctioning anything like that,…Continue Reading

Tottenham 4-1 Crystal Palace: Jose Mourinho says Gareth Bale has broken psychological barrier

Jose Mourinho praises Gareth Bale and says the Wales forward has broken through a “psychological barrier” caused by previous injuries after he scored two goals in Tottenham’s 4-1 win against Crystal Palace.MATCH REPORT: Tottenham 4-1 Crystal PalaceWatch highlights from Sunday’s Premier League games on Match of the Day 2 from 22:30 GMT on BBC One,…Continue Reading

Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Crystal Palace: Gareth Bale and Harry Kane both score twice for Spurs in comfortable win

Gareth Bale has scored six goals in his last six games in all competitions for SpursGareth Bale and Harry Kane both scored twice to inspire Tottenham to a third consecutive Premier League win at the expense of Crystal Palace.On-loan Real Madrid forward Bale had Kane to thank for both of his goals, opening the scoring…Continue Reading