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The 2020 MLB season is a series of tests — and the first big one comes today

[ad_1] 9:30 AM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Training camps around Major League Baseball officially open Friday, marking another step toward the game's return. As momentous as that might sound, as positive as that might seem, Friday is a vital day to MLB for an entirely different reason.The viability of a season, we're about to learn, depends
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Corey LaJoie’s car to sport ‘Trump 2020’ scheme for 9 NASCAR Cup Series races

[ad_1] The NASCAR Cup Series car driven by Corey LaJoie will have a "Trump 2020" paint scheme for nine races, including Sunday's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, following a sponsorship by a political action committee.Patriots of America PAC, which is supporting the reelection bid of President Donald Trump, will sponsor the No. 32 Ford Mustang, which is owned by Go Fas Racing and will have a red, white and
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Rocket League Championship Series announces format changes for Season X

[ad_1] The RLCS announced Season X of the Rocket League Championship Series on Wednesday, which will bring massive changes to the structure of Rocket League esports.The number of yearly RLCS world championships will be reduced from two to one. The calendar year of competition will now begin with an open qualifier, which teams can sign up for through Battlefy. There will be three splits per season -- fall, winter and
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World Series odds, pennant odds and win totals for all 30 MLB teams

[ad_1] Jun 25, 2020ESPN.com staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAfter a long delay and a lot of back-and-forth between the league and the players, there will indeed be a 2020 MLB season, albeit only 60 games. That also means adjusted odds for bettors.The Dodgers and Yankees are still the favorites to reach the Fall Classic. Here are the season win totals, pennant odds and World Series odds for all 30 teams.Odds courtesy of Caesars
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NASCAR to run Trucks, Xfinity Series, Cup Series tripleheader at Pocono on Sunday

[ad_1] LONG POND, Pa. -- NASCAR is set for a tripleheader of racing at Pocono Raceway from three national series on Sunday.NASCAR says it's the first time three NASCAR National Series races will be raced on the same day at the same track. It will be the fifth time three NASCAR National Series races will be run on the same day, but the previous occasions took place at different tracks.Rain
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Yankees and Dodgers co-favorites to win World Series

[ad_1] The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are the consensus favorites to win the World Series in a season that promises to be like no other in Major League Baseball's history.The Yankees and Dodgers are co-favorites at 7-2 to win the World Series at Caesars Sportsbook. The Houston Astros are next at 11-1, followed by the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins, who are each 15-1 at Caesars.On Tuesday,
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Absolute JUPITER win inaugural VALORANT Ignition Series event

[ad_1] Following two days of fierce competition, Absolute JUPITER emerged victorious in the RAGE Invitational, the first VALORANT Ignition Series in Japan. The team took home the winner-take-all ¥500,000 prize in a phenomenal debut performance on the pro stage, not dropping a single map throughout the tournament.After breezing into the final by winning their first three matches of the tournament 13-1, 13-0, and 13-1, they faced their stiffest competition in
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Five hopes for the PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X generation

[ad_1] We've now had a few days to digest all the new information about the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. So far, Microsoft has a slight lead in the specs department, but PS5 is coming on strong with a record-setting presentation full of upcoming games and exclusives. The battle of the new console generation is only just beginning and with a tentative holiday 2020 release for both systems, there's
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Why the cancellation of the College World Series in Omaha leaves a gaping hole for everyone involved

[ad_1] It has been nearly 90 days since Omaha had its guts ripped out.It happened at 3:07 p.m. CT on Thursday, March 12. That's when the email and tweet went out from NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.It read: "Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men's and women's 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is
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College World Series – Vote to determine ESPN’s greatest all-time college baseball team

[ad_1] Though the 2020 College World Series was cancelled in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN still wanted to celebrate the baseball postseason that would have been.So, if you took the best player at every position in college baseball history, who would make the all-time team? We're here to find out.Starting Monday, June 15, you can vote for the top players. Voting will be available for each position for