For self or for country

14 hours ago

In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Shaun Assael writes that Li Na and Peng Shuai have launched a tennis craze in China. But by challenging the communist sports machine, they've also forced the next generation to choose sides. Read more ...

Maria Sharapova survives 1st round

5 hours ago

Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) on Tuesday. Read more ...

Notebook: Sierra Romero's bat has bite

10 hours ago

Michigan's Sierra Romero may be only 5-foot-5, but she hits the ball as hard as anyone -- on those rare occasions when pitchers actually throw her strikes. Read more ...

39 players invited to USA U17 trials

9 hours ago

Asia Durr and Katie Lou Samuelson headline the list of 39 elite players who were invited to try out for USA Basketball's U17 team that will go for gold at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship this summer. Read more ...