The Stanley Cup finals kick off Wednesday with the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks looking to end long championship droughts. Here are five things to watch for in the 2011 finals.
May 31 | By Sarah Spain
The Lightning and the Bruins take the ice tonight in a win-or-go-home Game 7. Elimination Friday in the NHL and a full plate of baseball; here are the Games We're Watching this weekend.
May 27 1:31 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
Last night the Mavericks punched their ticket to the NBA Finals, tonight the Heat look to do the same in Game 5 against the Bulls. If Miami continues to get good play from their bench, it'll be all over. Here are the Games We're Watching.
May 26 1:16 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
It's win-or-go-home for the Thunder tonight in the Western Conference finals. Same goes for the Lightning, as they try to keep the Bruins from a date with the Canucks in the Cup finals. There's also plenty of baseball in today's Games We're Watching.
May 25 1:14 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
Following the sudden death of his longtime assistant in 1991, owner Jerry Reinsdorf named the team's practice facility after her. She is missed to this day.
May 25 | By Sarah Spain
Chicago Sky rookie Courtney Vandersloot gets a thunderous introduction to WNBA life in the Windy City.
May 24 | By Sarah Spain
With big-time games come big-time names, and both the Heat and the Bulls boast plenty of celeb support. Which city could front the best fan squad?
May 22 | By Sarah Spain
The Cubs and the Red Sox last met at Fenway in the 1918 World Series. Tonight, nearly a century later, they'll meet again in Boston for the opener of a three-game set. If you don't dig baseball, there's always hoops and hockey this weekend.
May 20 2:53 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
The Mavericks looked unbeatable Tuesday night. In the movies, sequels are almost never better than the original and the Thunder are hoping the same is true when it comes to Game 2 of the Western Conference finals in tonight's Games We're Watching.
May 19 1:21 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
While Derrick Rose & Co. try to take a two-game lead over Miami, the Sharks and Canucks take the ice in Vancouver and 30 baseball teams hit the diamond. Here are the Games We're Watching.
May 18 12:50 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
The Japanese national team fell to the U.S. 2-0 Saturday night in the first of back-to-back friendlies leading up to next month's World Cup. It was the first competition for the team since the March disasters.
May 15 | By Sarah Spain
It's down to the final four teams chasing those elusive Cup dreams, as conference play faces off in the East and West.
May 14 3:53 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
This week, more than 40,000 fans at Angel Stadium, all dressed in red masks, set a new record for "the largest gathering of people wearing costume masks." That begs the question: What other records could be set at America's ballparks?
May 20 4:08 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
A win tonight would send the Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2006. The Celtics took Miami into OT Monday but couldn't finish the job, so they now find themselves staring down elimination in the Games We're Watching.
May 11 1:22 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
When league MVP Derrick Rose is hot, his Bulls team usually comes on top. The Hawks look to keep the ball out of Rose's hands tonight -- or at least limit his shooting like they did in their Game 4 victory Sunday. Here are the Games We're Watching.
May 10 1:10 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
Saturday doctors popped Rajon Rondo's dislocated elbow back into place and the Celtics guard managed to help his team to an all-important Game 3 win over the Heat. Can the one-armed man inspire his team again tonight? Here are the Games We're Watching.
May 9 12:14 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
What a weekend for sports as the NHL and NBA playoffs heat up and the Kentucky Derby takes off. Mix some mint juleps and get rally caps ready. And if the sun is shining, why not take Mom to the ballpark for Mother's Day?
May 6 2:39 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
Perennial title contenders the Lakers and the Celtics are both down 2-0 in their conference semifinal series, leaving espnW's Sarah Spain to wonder whether this year will mark a changing of the guard in the NBA.
May 5 6:34 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
With just one NHL game and the NBA taking a timeout, tonight is the night to get a good look at the boys of summer. The weather in some cities hasn't quite turned yet, but a day at the ballpark can make it feel like summer is right around the corner.
May 5 3:24 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
This fall, seven former tennis champions will visit 12 U.S. cities for a reformatted Champions Series. For fans who grew up watching these great players, the tour will bring back memories of a day when American tennis was tops in the world.
May 4 5:01 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
The Tampa Bay Lightning can send the top-seeded Washington Capitals packing and punch their ticket to the Eastern Conference finals. Two NBA tilts are on the schedule tonight with three NHL contests. Here are the Games We're Watching.
May 4 1:48 PM ET | By Sarah Spain
Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster is usually the one making people laugh, thanks to his wild sense of humor. But an unexpected family event in 2009 tested his humor and his heart -- and changed the course of his life.
May 2 | By Sarah Spain