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Du Plessis pulls off great escape to lead CSK into final

Chasing 140 against an in-form Sunrisers attack, CSK were sinking at 62 for 6 but the South African captain took them home in the final over


Swann: Sunrisers should have saved Rashid for the death

Where did it go wrong for Sunrisers? Graeme Swann and Ajit Agarkar weigh in


ESPN World Fame 100

Ronaldo is the world's most famous athlete

To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports, drawn from 68 countries. ESPN's Sports Analytics Group then ranked them based on a proprietary formula that took into account three fame factors.

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Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar... Kohli

Virat Kohli may not be as globally recognizable as Ronaldo or Messi, but his immense popularity in India slots him just outside the top ten on the latest World Fame 100, ESPN's annual list of the most famous athletes.

Top Headlines



Emery can improve Arsenal overnight

Tom Adams: Pulses might not race at Arsenal's pending appointment of Unai Emery, but he possesses precisely what the Gunners lacked under Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal to appoint Emery as new manager - sources

Arsenal are close to announcing Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger's successor as manager, according to sources. Mikel Arteta had also been in the running.

Five qualities Arsenal are looking for in Emery

Arsenal's decision to pursue former PSG boss Unai Emery is based on a specific set of qualities the manager can bring to the Emirates.

Pressure flips to Celtics after Cavs win Game 4

LeBron James' sixth 40-point game of the postseason helped Cleveland hold off Boston's second-half push to tie the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.

Korver leaves little on table as key 'other Cav'

Kyle Korver was the surprise star of Game 4 for the Cavs, scoring 14 points off the bench and blocking a game-high three shots. But a third-quarter play in which he dove onto the floor for a loose ball was the defining moment for the 37-year-old.

LeBron James' NBA story can't be told without these 13 moments

A look back at 13 amazing tales -- some you might not know, and some you might've forgotten -- as LeBron James plays on during his 13th postseason.

Cavs even series off LeBron's 44-point effort

LeBron James is perfect from the field in the first quarter and finishes with 44 points as the Cavs beat the Celtics 111-102.


Korver jokes: 'I'm going to be hurting tomorrow'

Kyle Korver says that he's going to do "whatever it takes" to help the Cavaliers reach the NBA Finals, including diving for the ball.


LeBron ready for a hostile Boston environment in Game 5

LeBron James explains why he's playing at such a high level in his 15th season and the importance of shutting down Al Horford the last two games.


Latest milestone makes LeBron reflective

The King's reaction to becoming the playoff leader in made field goals stretches from his childhood to a humbled shrug.


Age tops youth as Korver stuffs Brown

37-year-old Kyle Korver denies 21-year-old Jaylen Brown on multiple occasions in the first half of the Cavs' Game 4 win.


LeBron wills Cavs to Game 4 win

The Celtics stayed within striking distance, but LeBron James was too much for Boston with 44 points to even the series at two games apiece.


LeBron: 'Humbling' to be mentioned with the greats

LeBron James reacts to setting another all-time playoff record and what it means to be in the same category with the greats of the NBA.


Cavs cruise to Game 4 victory

LeBron James records his sixth 40-point game of the postseason while Kyle Korver adds 14 off the bench, leading the Cavs to an 111-102 win.


Horford: Can't take LeBron 'for granted'

Al Horford admits that most have come to expect LeBron James' impressive stat sheet, but that doesn't mean they can't work harder to "contain him."


Lue in awe of Korver, especially at age 37

Ty Lue praises Kyle Korver for being so versatile on the court and after confusing his age, jokes "we playing him too many minutes."


LeBron leaps over 2 defenders to grab Love's full-court pass

Before Game 4, LeBron James describes how certain plays, like a Kevin Love long pass, create momentum. In the second quarter, James scores off one.


Nichols: Celts 'not daunted' by Game 4 loss

Rachel Nichols sheds some light on the atmosphere in both locker rooms, saying both teams feel equally as confident heading back to Boston.


Stephen A.: LeBron is on 'Mount Rushmore of basketball'

Stephen A. Smith explains how LeBron James is able to continuously play at a high level in his 15th year in the league.


LeBron gets 6th 40-point game of playoffs with 3

LeBron James jumps over the 40-point threshold with a late triple in his incredible Game 4 performance.


LeBron follows turnover with steal and layup

LeBron James carelessly passes the ball away, but gets a steal of his own and barrels into Marcus Smart to hit the lay-in.


FIFA World Cup

23 days to go

How well do you remember the top-scorers from each World Cup?

There have been 2379 goals scored in World Cup history. How well do you remember all the top-scorers from each World Cup?

World Cup: All 32 nations previewed

The 2018 World Cup won't have Italy or the U.S. but all the big hitters like Brazil, Germany and Argentina will battle. Get the info you need here.

Sampaoli must build around Messi, address defence

Argentina's latest coach faces an age-old problem. Will Sampaoli's playing style suit a suspect defence and allow his star to shine?

India News

'Absolutely unacceptable' for players to avoid Thomas and Uber Cup: Selector Vimal Kumar

With India on the brink of elimination in the Thomas and Uber Cup, selector Vimal Kumar rejected the idea that players needed to skip the events due to a hectic calendar.


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