2022 Stanley Cup Final – Talking hockey, ‘Mighty Ducks’ and more with SNL’s Kenan Thompson

2022 Stanley Cup Final - Talking hockey, 'Mighty Ducks' and more with SNL's Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson has unusual hockey roots for a celebrity NHL fan. Before he was an Emmy Award-winning sketch comedian on “Saturday Night Live,” he was a Mighty Duck. Thompson, who is hosting the NHL Awards for the second time on Tuesday night at 7 ET in Tampa, Florida, played Russ Tyler in “D2: The Mighty … Read more

The 2021-22 NBA season as told by #NBATwitter

The 2021-22 NBA season as told by #NBATwitter

8:44 AM ET Tory BarronESPNEditor Close Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports. By now you know the Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics to win the NBA Finals in … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – How Game 3 impacts the rest of the series as Lightning strike back at Avalanche with 6-2 victory

2022 Stanley Cup Final - How Game 3 impacts the rest of the series as Lightning strike back at Avalanche with 6-2 victory

TAMPA, Fla. — What a difference 48 hours and a venue change makes. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final — and coming off a 7-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche that felt even more lopsided than that score — the Tampa Bay Lightning returned home and threw an epic counterpunch, skating … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Colorado Avalanche-Tampa Bay Lightning Game 3

2022 Stanley Cup Final - Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Colorado Avalanche-Tampa Bay Lightning Game 3

The reigning Stanley Cup champions might have been on the ropes. But the Tampa Bay Lightning, winners of consecutive titles, returned home and cut their two-game deficit down to one, defeating the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 in Monday’s Game 3. It wasn’t just the two-game deficit in the Stanley Cup Final that had Lightning fans concerned, … Read more

Texas and Texas A&M meet in the Men’s College World Series with the season on the line

Texas and Texas A&M meet in the Men's College World Series with the season on the line

OMAHA, Neb. — It started with a field microphone and an uncharacteristically feisty baseball coach. Texas had just won its regional in Austin in 1989 and had made it to another Men’s College World Series, but legendary coach Cliff Gustafson had another team in a different regional in his head. One hundred miles away, in … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – What we learned in Game 2, and how it impacts the rest of Avalanche-Lightning series

2022 Stanley Cup Final - What we learned in Game 2, and how it impacts the rest of Avalanche-Lightning series

Game 1 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final was a back-and-forth thriller, with the Colorado Avalanche winning a 4-3 contest in overtime over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Game 2 was … not nearly as thrilling, with the Avs jumping out to an early lead and then pouring it on en route to a 7-0 win. … Read more

NBA Finals 2022 – The Boston Celtics have the pieces and experience to avoid a one-and-done label

Boston Celtics hope pain of NBA Finals loss 'propels us forward'

Jun 17, 2022 Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — With 63 seconds remaining in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka, his team trailing by 11, waved the white flag and replaced all five of his starters. Jayson Tatum, after slowly trudging off the court, exchanged greetings with Boston players and coaches, untucked … Read more

‘He’s a huge X factor’

'He's a huge X factor'

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche stars dominated headlines before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Valeri Nichushkin was dominant on the ice. To the uninitiated, Nichushkin’s terrific all-around performance in Colorado’s 4-3 overtime victory in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning — including a goal and a key assist on Andre Burakovsky’s game-winner … Read more