Anthony Gharib

I am a graduate of the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in sports business and management. I am currently an associate editor at ESPN.com on the trending topics team. I spent the 2023 Summer as a sports intern at USA Today. Before USA Today, I was a Sports News Intern at ABC7 Los Angeles from August 2022 to June 2023. My previous reporting contributions were with LakersNation and 247Sports covering USC sports (began in spring 2022 and continued as a contributor before joining ABC7). I also freelanced with the Daily Breeze covering prep sports in Fall 2021. I was the sports editor of USC's independent student newspaper, the Daily Trojan, during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.

Ohtani, Judge combo merchandise available ahead of Dodgers-Yankees series

Jesse Rogers explains why the Dodgers are under more pressure to win the World Series than the Yankees. (0:55)

Who is under more pressure to win it all: Dodgers or Yankees? (0:55)

The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are facing off in the Bronx this weekend, and fans can come away with irregular merchandise.

New Era Caps created hats that split the numbers of Yankees star Aaron Judge and Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani. And if that's not enough, fans can also purchase a dual bobblehead of

Sights and sounds from Boston ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Brian Windhorst explains why Jayson Tatum is a key factor for the Celtics in the NBA Finals vs. the Mavericks. (0:43)

Windhorst: Tatum needs to have an impactful NBA Finals for Celtics (0:43)

The 2024 NBA Finals have arrived with Game 1 between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks tipping off on Thursday (8:30 p.m. ET on ABC) at TD Garden.

The Celtics are looking for their 18th NBA championship, while the Mavericks hunt for their second.

Boston finished the regular season 64-18. If the Ce

2024 NBA Finals uniforms: C's stick to tradition, Mavs mix it up

The 2024 NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics isn't just an appealing on-court matchup, but from an aesthetic one as well.

Boston has one of the more classic threads in the NBA, rarely changing its look since the franchise was founded in 1946. Dallas has experimented with more modern looks, but its overall design and color scheme have remained fairly consistent since 2001.

For a majority of the series, the Celtics will lean on their classic green and white colorway, while

Mazzulla meets with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola before 2024 NBA Finals

Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla met with a special guest Wednesday before the 2024 NBA Finals -- Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Mazzulla, a noted soccer fan, visited Guardiola at Manchester City's football academy in February. He told The Athletic a week later that he studies the English club and Guardiola, calling the City boss "the best coach at any level, in any sport."

The two were spotted chatting at TD Garden ahead of Game 1 on Thursday.

Guardiola is one of soccer's most

Luka joins Barkley, Jordan in entering first Finals with a stacked résumé

Luka Doncic will make his NBA Finals debut on Thursday night (8:30 ET, ABC), when the Dallas Mavericks face the Boston Celtics.

The Mavericks guard leads the postseason in points (489), rebounds (164) and assists (150). That makes him the first player to lead in all three categories heading into a Finals in NBA history.

At 25 years old, Doncic's individual accolades are impressive. He has five All-Star appearances and five All-NBA first-team nods. But a major blemish was his lack of success in

From Jokic as Gru to LeBron sitting courtside: The road to the NBA Finals, as told by social media

Tim Bontemps breaks down what a championship would mean for various members of the Celtics. (3:21)

What an 18th title would mean to the Celtics (3:21)

The Boston Celtics will host the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals on Thursday night (8:30 ET, ABC), ending a nine-month journey to reach the game's biggest stage.

Boston went 64-18 in the regular season for the best record in the NBA. Dallas went 50-32, good for fifth in the Western Conference.

The two teams had different road

Real Madrid's rally on road to UCL final follows similar comebacks by Spanish giants

There's a special relationship between Real Madrid and the UEFA Champions League.

The Spanish soccer giants have won the Champions League a whopping 14 times, double the total for AC Milan, who are in second place with seven. Madrid won four titles from 2014 to 2018, failing to reach the finals only in 2015. With a win against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (3 p.m. ET, CBS), Madrid will have 15 Champions League titles, extending their record.

Madrid seem to almost always find a way to win in th

Dennis Schroder makes professional soccer debut for German club in sixth division

Schroder, born in Braunschweig, Germany, appeared in a match for FC Germania Bleckenstedt, a club in Germany's sixth division, Landesliga Braunschweig, on Wednesday.

The guard played 63 minutes as a left winger in a 5-1 loss to 1. SC Göttingen 05, according to Transfermarkt. Göttingen has the second-most points in the division with 72, while Bleckenstedt currently sits sixth in the table with 53 points.

Schroder played soccer growing up before switching to basketball at age 11, according to NB

Toronto unveils 'Night Mode' City Connect uniforms

The Toronto Blue Jays unveiled their City Connect uniforms Thursday, with a "night mode" theme that pays homage to the city's nightlife energy.

"Toronto" will be written across the chest of the home jersey for the first time since 2003, along with a number on the front. Toronto's cap will also have a new logo for the first time since 2011.

The "pitch blue" uniforms will debut Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. They will be worn exclusively at night on 14 other outings throughout the season

Baylor reveals uniforms for 2024 season, including new alternative jersey

The Baylor Bears revealed a revamp of their uniforms Thursday, including a brand-new anthracite look.

Baylor's core uniform will have green, gold and white threads, with a combination of green, gold and white stripes on the pants and sleeves. The Bears have worn that color combination since their "Baylor United" rebrand in 2019, the school said in a news release.

Numbers on gold and white uniforms will be green, whereas the green uniforms will have white numbers. "Baylor" will be on the front

'Dream come true': Mariners call up infielder Ryan Bliss

The Seattle Mariners called up shortstop Ryan Bliss on Monday for his Major League Baseball debut against the Houston Astros tonight.

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Bliss with the 42nd pick of the 2021 MLB draft. He was acquired by the Mariners through a trade last July.

Bliss is slated to bat eighth in the Mariners' order Monday. The call up fulfills a dream Bliss posted about in 2014.

In 50 games with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers this season, the 24-year-old had a .247 batting average wi

From sleeveless tees to capris, Rafael Nadal's outfits worn in each of his French Open victories

Rafael Nadal will play what is likely his final French Open not only as a tennis icon, but a fashion fixture too.

Nadal's rise in the 2000s included on-court outfits that didn't fit the norm for tennis. He opted for sleeveless Nike shirts with his biceps on full display and shorts so long that they were reminiscent of capris.

Regardless of what he wore, Nadal dominated at Roland Garros. His 14 French Open titles are the most by any player, including five straight from 2010 to 2014.

As memorab

Nadal is latest tennis star looking to re-create magic on favorite playing surface

Rafael Nadal will begin what is likely his final French Open run on Sunday, facing No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev in the first round.

The Spaniard has dominated at Roland Garros, winning 14 of his 22 Grand Slam titles at the tournament. His last came in 2022, a 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 win over Casper Ruud that continued his undefeated record in Paris finals.

However, it's been a bumpy road for Nadal since.

He missed the majority of the 2023 season with a hip injury, then pulled out of the 2024 Australian

Anthony Edwards' memorable slogan takes over Minnesota

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2004, and a new slogan is taking over the state.

The Timberwolves advanced to the round after defeating the Denver Nuggets in seven games. The series began with Minnesota fans tattooing Naz Reid's name on themselves after Game 2 and ended with Anthony Edwards creating another memorable trend after Game 7.

During a postgame interview on Sunday, TNT's Charles Barkley told Edwards he hadn't been to Minnesota

'Approved': Nika Muhl dons visa tee to WNBA debut

Storm rookie Nika Muhl wears a shirt with a picture of her approved visa on it after finally being cleared to play in the WNBA. (0:23)

Seattle Storm's Nika Muhl made her WNBA debut Wednesday night against the Indiana Fever and chose a memorable outfit to mark the occasion.

Muhl, selected at No. 14 in this year's WNBA draft, missed the Storm's first four games of the regular season due to the process of converting her student visa to a P1A work visa.

The former UConn Huskies guard celebrated h

Timberwolves' Game 7 comeback as told by Anthony Edwards moments

Monica McNutt and Brian Windhorst believe Anthony Edwards is on his way to becoming the face of the NBA. (1:23)

Does Anthony Edwards need a title to be the face of the NBA? (1:23)

The Minnesota Timberwolves eliminated the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night with a 98-90 win in Game 7 on the road.

Minnesota was down by 15 points at the half, marking the largest halftime deficit overcome to win a Game 7. The Timberwolves trailed by as many as 20 points, making it the largest Game 7 comeback win in t

Cardinals unveil red City Connect uniforms with help from hip-hop artist Nelly

The St. Louis Cardinals' uniforms have largely remained unchanged throughout their 142-year history, a standard that continues with the team's City Connect unveil on Monday.

White at home and gray on the road have been the norm since 1901. The iconic "Birds on the Bat" decal debuted in 1922, becoming a staple of the Cardinals' design.

In recent years, St. Louis has worn an alternate cream look on Saturdays at home and an alternate blue look for Saturdays on the road.

The Cardinals opted to st

Panthers use old Jayson Tatum clip alongside Matthew Tkachuk to return troll at Celtics

As if eliminating the Boston Bruins for the second straight season in the postseason weren't enough, the Florida Panthers made sure to troll another Boston-based sports team on social media.

The Panthers defeated the Bruins 2-1 to close out their series in six games behind a late goal by Gustav Forsling. Florida advances to its second straight Eastern Conference finals after reaching it only once in its first 28 years of existence, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

On Wednesday, the Bosto

'Pulled off the impossible': Behind the scenes of the Chargers' Sims-themed schedule release

Seconds into the Los Angeles Chargers' 2024 schedule release video, one thing becomes abundantly clear -- this won't be your ordinary NFL schedule unveiling.

It's set in the world of "The Sims," a life simulation video game series where players can create characters and control their lives through various objectives and tasks.

In the Chargers' world, there's a scene of John and Jim Harbaugh fighting, reminiscent of the movie "Step Brothers." A portrait of Bill Belichick's dog, who became a sta

Federer, Nadal summit mountain in Italy's Dolomites for Louis Vuitton campaign

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal teamed up with Louis Vuitton for a new chapter in its "Core Values'' campaign, which was announced Saturday morning. The main values center on "a journey beyond the physical, a commitment to excellence, and a transmission of dreams."

From 2004 to 2019, Federer and Nadal faced off 40 times on the ATP tour, nine of which came during the final of a major tournament.

Federer has 20 grand slam titles, while Nadal has 22 and counting. For years, a conversation about Fe

Guardians unveil City Connect uniforms, inspired by the Guardians of Traffic statues

In July 2021, the Cleveland Guardians announced their name change, which was inspired by the "Guardians of Traffic" statues on the Hope Memorial Bridge in the city.

Team owner Paul Dolan clarified the team wasn't named after the bridge, but "there's no question that it's a strong nod to those [statues] and what they mean to the community."

It was a transitional time period for the organization, which had the same name since 1915. When Nike and the Guardians began the process of designing the C

'SPIKED!': Spike Lee presents Reggie Miller with gifts in MSG return

Reggie Miller reunites with Spike Lee and Ben Stiller in Madison Square Garden ahead of Game 2 between the Knicks and the Pacers. (0:21)

The series between the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers continued with Game 2 on Wednesday, and a familiar rival for Knicks fans sat at the scorer's table: Reggie Miller.

Miller, whose No. 31 is retired by the Pacers, had multiple memorable moments against the Knicks in the playoffs.

His 25-point, fourth-quarter performance in Game 5 of the 1994 Eastern Co

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander arrives in all-gold leather look ahead of Mavericks-Thunder

The Western Conference semifinals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks tips off Tuesday, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander arrived in a golden look.

The Thunder star wore a matching dress shirt, pants, skinny tie, bag and gloves entirely made of a gold-colored thin leather fabric. He completed the look with black sunglasses and shoes.

Gilgeous-Alexander's teammate Jalen Williams turned heads with his looks during the Thunder's first-round sweep against the New Orleans Pelicans. But

Tigers gear up for the future with City Connect uniforms that embrace 'Motor City'

Detroit has been known as the "automotive capital of the world" since Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903. Over a century later, the "Motor City" moniker remains strong -- and the Detroit Tigers are changing gears to tap in to that nickname with a new look.

The Tigers revealed their City Connect uniform on Monday, tapping into the "exciting future" of the franchise and city, while honoring Detroit's rich automotive history.

The uniforms will debut Friday and Saturday against the
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