WNBA players opt out of CBA, to start…

3:27 PM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The WNBA…

Disgruntled Smith wants trade from Cavaliers

3:00 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The NBA will consider whether Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith's public acknowledgement Thursday that he wants to be traded constitutes a fineable offense under the terms of the collective bargaining…

Ravens DC: Stats show PIT better without Bell

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Wink Martindale isn't breathing a sigh of relief from the fact that Pro Bowl running back Le'Veon Bell has yet to report to the Pittsburgh Steelers. "There…