[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETBill ConnellyESPN Week 1 of the college football season exceeded last year's opening weekend from the perspective of drama, wacky finishes, funky bounces and by just about any other measure. Week 2 likely will be defined by the outcome of two Saturday games: No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 Clemson (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC) and No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Texas (7:30 p.m. ET, ABC).Between
[ad_1] Roger Federer found himself down match point in his tussle against Gael Monfils earlier this month in the Madrid Masters, just his second match in his first clay-court tournament in three years. At that point, Federer remembers telling himself, "Panic mode is switched on and we are coming in."Although Federer missed his ensuing first serve, he rushed the net behind his second, catching Monfils -- and probably everyone watching
[ad_1] The Brooklyn Nets and LA Clippers have taken home-court advantage heading into pivotal Game 3s on Thursday.What adjustments do the Philadelphia 76ers and Golden State Warriors need to make?Let's start in Philadelphia, where all eyes are on the Sixers' point guard.76ers-NetsThe Har-Ben-ger of things to comeIf Joel Embiid's knee soreness keeps him at less than 100 percent, then Ben Simmons becomes an even bigger key in this series. Simmons
[ad_1] Wednesday night's Champions League games are both evenly poised at 0-0 after the first legs, but what will make the difference for the teams that make it into the quarterfinals?BAYERN MUNICH vs. LIVERPOOLIt has become part of Liverpool mythology that the Bayern players were singing in the showers of the Anfield away dressing room following their 0-0 draw in the first leg of the 1981 semifinal. No such boisterous
[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams faced her first real test at this year's Australian Open and emerged with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep to reach the quarterfinals.It was a back-and-forth match Monday night, filled with momentum swings and terrific play by both women.Williams gained control for good after saving three break points in a monumental game to hold for 3-all in the third set.
[ad_1] 2:06 AM ETJeremy FowlerCloseESPN Staff WriterESPN staff writer Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com University of Florida graduateMike TriplettCloseESPN Staff WriterCovered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduateA complicated game can be simplified by this truism: Top quarterback-head coach tandems last.Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET matchup in the Superdome features two of the game's
[ad_1] The Charlotte Hornets were between games Thursday. But Frank Kaminsky still came off the bench to save the day.Kaminsky, whose high-rise apartment building was evacuated like many buildings around the country in response to bomb threats, said after shootaround Friday, according to the Charlotte Observer, that he made his way down dozens of floors with a snack and the neighbor's baby -- after forgetting his keys."I had to walk