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Bayern Munich should beat Bayer Leverkusen in German Cup final, but Havertz and Co. have hope

[ad_1] Saturday sees the German season conclude when Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen, who finished fifth, meet in the German Cup final at Berlin's Olympiastadion (2 p.m. ET; ESPN2/ESPN Deportes). Gab Marcotti breaks down the game. The pregame form and vibe...For the second straight year -- and 13th in the Bundesliga era -- Bayern Munich are looking to do the League and Cup Double (and, perhaps, make it
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Lisbon to host Champions League mini tournament, final in August

[ad_1] Lisbon will host this season's Champions League final on Aug. 23 after UEFA confirmed that the final stages of the 2019-20 competition will be held in the Portuguese capital rather than Istanbul, as originally planned.Following a meeting of UEFA's executive committee on Wednesday, it has also been announced that the Champions League will be completed as a mini-competition from the quarterfinal onward, with Benfica's Estadio da Luz and Sporting's
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Why Arteta and Arsenal have more at stake than Premier League rivals over final 10 games

[ad_1] When Mikel Arteta walked into the Football Analysis room at Arsenal's London Colney training base on his first day as head coach, he delivered a message to the staff waiting in anticipation: "You're going to have a lot of work to do -- you know that, right?" A smile spread across his face as he embraced those around him, but the sentiment was serious.Arteta's meticulous attention to detail first
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Coppa Italia final preview – Do Napoli have what it takes to upset Ronaldo, Juventus?

[ad_1] In what is just the third match since the return of Italian football following a three-month stoppage due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have the first major final of the campaign as the top two from the previous two seasons -- Juventus and Napoli -- meet in the Coppa Italia final.The match pits Juve boss Maurizio Sarri against his former club as he goes in search of his first
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Man United chase The Octopus, UCL final set to be moved, Aouar a target for City, Chelsea

[ad_1] Welcome to ESPN's Insider Notebook, featuring contributions from our reporters across the top leagues around the world. In this edition, Manchester United are linked with a slippery customer in midfield. PLUS: The Champions League final could be on the move.Jump to: Aouar wanted by Man City, Chelsea | Arsenal's Zoom party | CL final on the move | Smalling needs a pay cut | English football's £1bn question |
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Final top 10 for 2019-20 and who should win the Calder Trophy

[ad_1] This NHL season provided one of the more compelling, back-and-forth rookie races I can remember -- and between two defensemen, no less. Quinn Hughes and Cale Makar were the first two defensemen in the modern era to finish first and second in the rookie scoring race. They each walked directly into the NHL from the NCAA, getting a taste at the end of last season, and became immediate top-pairing-caliber
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Mark Cuban suggests play-in tournament for final 2 seeds for NBA playoffs

[ad_1] Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has suggested a plan to the NBA league office that would include all 30 NBA teams playing five to seven regular-season games before a play-in tournament to determine the final two playoff seeds, he told ESPN on Tuesday.Cuban considers it a must for all 30 teams to participate in the resumption of the NBA season, tentatively planned to take place at Walt Disney World
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Timeline of Lance Armstrong’s career successes, doping allegations and final collapse

[ad_1] 6:00 AM ETKelly CohenESPN ESPN's 30 for 30 "LANCE" directed by Marina ZenovichPart 1: 9 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPNPart 2: 9 p.m. ET May 31 on ESPNStreaming: ESPN App, ESPN+ and ESPN Player (where available)Lance Armstrong, a former American road-racing cyclist, helped elevate cycling to global popularity. His seven consecutive Tour de France victories, from 1999 to 2005 -- and his status as a cancer survivor, made him
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NBA world reacts to the final episodes of ‘The Last Dance’

[ad_1] ESPN aired Episodes 9 and 10 of "The Last Dance" on Sunday, the end of the documentary series that featured Michael Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls.The series finale shed light on how the 1996-97 NBA season went for the Bulls, which included the first NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz, as well as the 1998 Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers and 1998 NBA Finals against