Sources: NFL won’t give Kap reps list of attendees

7:03 PM ET The NFL will not provide a list of personnel executives and coaches who will attend Colin Kaepernick‘s workout Saturday to the quarterback’s representatives, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Sources earlier Wednesday told ESPN that the NFL had agreed to give the Kaepernick camp a list of attendees. However, an NFL source later […]

Verlander wins second Cy Young 7 years after first

6:52 PM ET Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander added to his already lengthy Hall of Fame résumé on Wednesday, when he was announced as this year’s American League Cy Young Award winner, edging teammate Gerrit Cole. Verlander received 17 first-place votes compared to 13 for Cole in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America […]

DeGrom 7th in NL to win 2 straight Cy Youngs

6:19 PM ET New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom was named the National League Cy Young Award winner Wednesday, receiving 29 of 30 first-place votes. He becomes the seventh NL pitcher to win the award at least two years in a row. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, the major league ERA leader, finished second […]

Reid: NFL’s Kap workout ‘feels like a PR stunt’

4:06 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid said “it feels disingenuous” that the NFL would schedule a workout for Colin Kaepernick on Saturday. “I’ll believe it when I see it,” Reid said Wednesday. “At this point, it feels like a PR stunt.” Kaepernick and Reid are former San Francisco 49ers teammates. […]

Piazza agrees to manage Italian baseball team

9:03 AM ET Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has agreed to manage the Italian baseball team, he announced in a tweet Wednesday. Piazza said he will manage the team for the 2020 European Baseball Championship and the 2021 World Baseball Classic. Excited to announce I have reached an agreement to manage the Italian National […]

Lakers’ instant chemistry surprising to LeBron, AD

7:04 AM ET For years, Hakeem Olajuwon tutored NBA stars in the art of the post-up, teaching his footwork and sorcery in the paint. If he wanted to, Chris Bosh could coach up a different niche group: big men playing with LeBron James. 1 Related “Playing with LeBron was like buying a Ferrari,” Bosh said. […]

Lunardi: Kentucky’s loss to Evansville might not be a March factor

10:00 PM ET No sooner was the headline written — Get used to Kentucky at No. 1 — than the words “kiss of death” crossed my mind. College basketball is too unpredictable, with so many more games determined by younger and younger players, for anything to last very long. Even the vaunted and generally infallible […]

Heisman Watch: Joe Burrow stakes his claim as front-runner

9:33 AM ET What a Saturday for Joe Burrow. The Heisman favorite threw for nearly 400 yards in LSU’s 46-41 win over Alabama, cementing himself as the front-runner. Throughout the season, writers will vote for their top Heisman candidates. To get the final rankings, we use the following methodology: 10 voters, five votes each. […]

No. 1 UK falls in shocker to unranked Evansville

9:13 PM ET In one of the biggest upsets in recent college basketball history, Evansville beat No. 1 Kentucky 67-64 on Tuesday night in Lexington, marking the program’s first ever win over a No. 1 team. Evansville’s Sam Cunliffe, a transfer who had previously played at Arizona State and Kansas, hit a pair of free […]

Twins’ Baldelli named AL top manager in first year

6:21 PM ET Rookie skipper Rocco Baldelli led the Minnesota Twins to one of baseball’s most surprising campaigns, a homer-happy season capped with Tuesday’s announcement that he had won the 2019 American League Manager of the Year award. He narrowly beat out Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees. Both received 13 first-place votes in […]

Teams invited to Kaepernick workout Saturday

5:17 PM ET NFL clubs were informed Tuesday that a private workout will be held for free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta, according to a copy of a memo obtained by ESPN. The session will include on-field work and an interview. All teams are invited to attend, and video of both the workout […]

Giants RB Barkley says he won’t get shut down

2:43 PM ET EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Running back Saquon Barkley isn’t 100 percent. He’s still not going to accept being shut down with the New York Giants at 2-8 and the need to eventually focus on the future. Barkley had an X-ray on his shoulder after Sunday’s 34-27 loss to the New York Jets, […]

Cardinals bring back Wainwright on 1-year deal

11:20 AM ET ESPN News Services ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals and free-agent pitcher Adam Wainwright have agreed to a contract for next season, raising the likelihood that the veteran finishes his career with the only major league team he has ever played for. Terms of the deal Tuesday were not disclosed. The 38-year-old Wainwright […]

Clippers overcome Kawhi’s struggles vs. Raptors

3:12 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Before facing his old team for the first time since winning the championship, Kawhi Leonard ran into some of his former Toronto Raptors teammates and team staff members. “Hey, hey, hey,” Leonard said with a smile to one Raptor, echoing the phrase that went viral on opening night, when […]

Seahawks end 49ers perfect season in OT thriller

12:28 AM ET SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The last of the NFL’s unbeatens has fallen. Despite a spirited, fourth-quarter comeback and a wild overtime period, the San Francisco 49ers suffered their first loss of the season Monday night at Levi’s Stadium, a 27-24 overtime defeat at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell […]

Warriors’ Curry expects to play again this season

10:59 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry said he expects to play at some point this season after breaking his left hand in an Oct. 30 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Curry, who had surgery on Nov. 1 in Los Angeles, was in good spirits as he spoke to […]

Bennett clarifies: No talk with Jerry about anthem

8:25 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — Defensive lineman Michael Bennett said his trade to the Dallas Cowboys did not include a conversation with owner and general manager Jerry Jones regarding standing for the national anthem before the acquisition became official. Bennett has stood on the sideline for his first two games with the Cowboys after […]

Celtics’ Hayward out 6 weeks after hand surgery

8:10 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — The Celtics announced Monday night that Gordon Hayward will be out six weeks following successful surgery to repair a broken fourth metacarpal bone in his left hand. Hayward had the surgery in New York on Monday afternoon, after suffering the injury late in the first half of Saturday’s […]

Sterling out after clash with England teammate

9:37 PM ET Associated Press Raheem Sterling will not be considered for England’s European Championship qualifier against Montenegro after emotions ran high when the team gathered Monday following Manchester City’s loss to Liverpool. A day after Liverpool triumphed in the Premier League’s top-of-the-table match at Anfield, where Sterling clashed with Reds defender Joe Gomez near […]

Stafford: Sitting out vs. Bears was ‘right decision’

5:31 PM ET Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said Monday he wanted to be on the field Sunday but ultimately did what he felt was best for the team in sitting against the Chicago Bears, snapping his 136-game start streak. “Ultimately, I think, made the right decision,” Stafford said. “Giving my pads to somebody else […]

Agent: Celtics’ Hayward having surgery Monday

3:46 PM ET Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery on his fractured left hand in New York on Monday afternoon, and a timeline on his return to the Boston Celtics will come after the procedure, his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Hayward suffered the injury in Saturday’s 135-115 win over the […]

New diet, new mindset behind Shaquill Griffin’s breakout season

7:00 AM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — The first sign that 2019 could be a breakout season for Shaquill Griffin came on a play that didn’t even count. It was in the fourth quarter of the Seattle Seahawks‘ Week 1 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. When a neutral-zone infraction gave the Bengals a free […]

Clutch D, Dalvin Cook give huge boost to Vikings’ playoff prospects

11:48 PM ET DALLAS — Week 10 afforded a proving ground for the Minnesota Vikings, who entered and exited AT&T Stadium holding on to the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoff picture after capturing a 28-24 win against the Dallas Cowboys. For the Vikings (7-3), it was a huge win at a critical point […]

Knicks brass ‘not happy’ 10 games into season

11:08 PM ET After a 21-point blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday at home, New York Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry addressed the media to express their displeasure with the team’s struggles. “We’re not happy with where we are,” Mills said. “This is not where we expected to be […]

Week 10 NFL playoff picture: Could the Steelers really make the postseason?

11:30 PM ET It would have been natural to write off the Steelers after they lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) and opened the season 0-3. Since then, however, they have pulled off one of their most impressive runs since coach Mike Tomlin was hired in 2006. They have won five of their past six games […]

JuJu agrees with Ramsey: ‘I’ll never be Antonio’

10:08 PM ET PITTSBURGH — If Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey was trying to get under JuJu Smith-Schuster‘s skin before Sunday’s game, it didn’t work. Ramsey told reporters on Friday that the Steelers’ wide receiver is not the same as one of his former teammates. “No disrespect to him, he’s not Antonio Brown,” Ramsey […]

Steelers need one stop vs. Rams — Minkah Fitzpatrick delivers in win

8:19 PM ET PITTSBURGH — It had to be Minkah. The Pittsburgh Steelers‘ defense just had to make one more stop, and Minkah Fitzpatrick, the defensive back they gave up a first-round pick for, was the one who had to make it. Chris Berman and Tom Jackson recap the weekend’s games with extended highlights and […]

Panthers prove they can contend for a playoff spot despite loss

7:56 PM ET GREEN BAY, Wisc. — The Carolina Panthers lost 24-16 to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field, but showed they might have what it takes to remain a contender in the NFC playoff hunt for the duration. And quarterback Kyle Allen, despite a costly interception, may have earned a little […]

Giants’ Barkley banged up in career-worst game

6:54 PM ET EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley‘s struggles reached new depths Sunday when he had a career-low one rushing yard on 13 carries in a 34-27 loss to the New York Jets. He also failed to effectively block Jets safety Jamal Adams on a pair of sack/fumbles in […]

Mahomes’ huge return ruined by late Titans rally

4:27 PM ET NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Patrick Mahomes‘ return to the lineup wasn’t enough to prevent the Kansas City Chiefs from losing for the fourth time in their last six games. Mahomes was 36-of-50 for 446 yards and three touchdowns but that wasn’t enough. The Tennessee Titans scored the winning touchdown with 23 seconds left […]

Source: Stafford out with broken bones in back

9:18 AM ET Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has fractured bones in his back, and doctors will not let him play Sunday against the Chicago Bears, a source told ESPN. Stafford was practicing Friday and throwing 60-yard passes, but doctors wanted him to have further testing on his painful back injury, according to multiple sources. […]

Follow live: Cowboys host Vikings in an NFC showdown

Passing Yards DAL Rushing Yards DAL Receiving Yards DAL AT&T Stadium Coverage: NBC Arlington, TX 76011 67° Line: DAL -3.5 Over/Under: 49 Capacity: 100,000 Down:1st & 10 Ball on:MIN 39 Drive:0 plays, 0 yds0 plays, 0 yards, 0:00 MINDAL502020MINDAL304050403010202010 (12:08) (Punt formation) B.Maher 57 yard field goal is No Good, Wide Left, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones. 0/1FG […]

Follow live: Patrick Mahomes returns as Chiefs take on Titans

Passing Yards KC Rushing Yards KC Receiving Yards KC Nissan Stadium Coverage: CBS Nashville, TN 37213 63° Line: KC -5.5 Over/Under: 49 Capacity: 69,143 Down:2nd & 9 Ball on:KC 42 Drive:3 plays, 11 yds3 plays, 11 yards, 0:42 KCTEN502020KCTEN304050403010202010 (14:18) Dam.Williams left tackle to KC 42 for 1 yard (K.Vaccaro, H.Landry). 2TOT 0SACKS 0INT CBS […]

KSI wins rematch with Paul by split decision

1:17 AM ET Steve KimESPN LOS ANGELES — In their second fight to resolve their online rivalry, KSI got the better of Logan Paul on Saturday night at Staples Center. KSI defeated Paul by split decision, with two judges scoring the bout 57-54 and 56-55 for KSI, while a third judge had it 56-55 for […]

Sources: Waiters ate edible, had panic attack

9:32 PM ET Brian Windhorst Close ESPN Senior Writer NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Adrian Wojnarowski Close NBA Senior NBA Insider Joined ESPN in 2017 Host of The Woj Pod Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters experienced a panic attack on the team’s charter flight Thursday […]

Nate Diaz: ‘Who said I was retired? I’ll fight tonight’

9:31 PM ET Make no mistake about it, Nate Diaz has not retired. Earlier this week, Diaz seemed to insinuate on social media that he was done with mixed martial arts. “F— a rematch this s— was over before it started,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “I’m goin on out on tour. Peace out […]

Carroll: Good chance WR Gordon plays on MNF

7:03 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — Pete Carroll said there’s a “good chance” wide receiver Josh Gordon makes his Seattle Seahawks debut Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers. “He did really well,” Carroll said of Gordon’s first week of practice with Seattle. “He was very impressive in terms of picking stuff up, […]

Baylor remains unbeaten with 3 OT win over TCU

4:20 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Denzel Mims made a leaping 4-yard touchdown catch in the third overtime for Baylor, capping another comeback win for the No. 11 Bears and keeping them undefeated with a 29-23 win over TCU on Saturday. Charlie Brewer also threw a 20-yard TD pass to Mims on […]

LeBron: If I’m not hurt, no load management

3:27 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Amid a renaissance start to the season for both the Los Angeles Lakers as a successful franchise and LeBron James as a dominant player, James says he has no plans to miss games due to load management in anticipation of a postseason run. “If I’m hurt, I don’t play. […]

Lillard torches Nets for 60, but Blazers fall again

12:52 AM ET ESPN News Services PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard scored a career-high 60 points for Portland in the Trail Blazers‘ 119-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 34 points and Kyrie Irving had 33 for Brooklyn to help send Portland to its fourth consecutive defeat. Lillard set a […]

Utah cruises to largest win ever vs. D-I opponent

12:02 AM ET ESPN News Services Utah set the NCAA record for the largest scoring margin against a Division I opponent with its 143-49 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Friday night. The 94-point win broke the previous margin-of-victory mark of 91, set by Tulsa against Prairie View in December 1995. Utah also broke some […]

Utah eases to largest win vs. Division I opponent

12:02 AM ET ESPN News Services With its 143-49 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Friday night, Utah set the NCAA record for the largest scoring margin against a Division I opponent since the NCAA tournament was introduced in the 1938-39 season. The 94-point win broke the previous margin-of-victory mark of 91, set by Tulsa […]

Final Four picks and Player of the Year predictions

10:37 AM ET Some of the top teams in women’s college basketball are on display over the next few days as No. 3 Maryland hosts No. 8 South Carolina on Sunday (ESPN, 3 p.m. ET) and Tennessee travels to No. 16 Notre Dame on Monday (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET). So with the five-month countdown to […]

Charlotte ‘front of line’ for MLS expansion team

7:21 PM ET SEATTLE — MLS commissioner Don Garber said Friday that the league’s next expansion announcement is very likely to come in “the next number of months” and that Charlotte, North Carolina, has moved to the front of the line in terms of candidates. Speaking at the annual state of the league address ahead […]

NCAA bans Memphis’ Wiseman; judge issues stay

5:56 PM ET Memphis freshman James Wiseman, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA draft, suited up for the Tigers on Friday night despite being ruled ineligible by the NCAA earlier in the day. Memphis said in a statement Friday that Penny Hardaway, before he was Memphis’ coach, provided $11,500 in moving expenses […]

Garoppolo delivering for 49ers on ‘money’ down

6:00 AM ET SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers haven’t asked quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to throw much this season, but they’ve consistently asked him to throw when it matters most: on third down. More often than not, Garoppolo has delivered. “That’s usually where quarterbacks earn their money,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “You […]

Conner out 2nd straight game; JuJu in question

3:46 PM ET PITTSBURGH — For the second week in a row, the Pittsburgh Steelers ground attack will be without James Conner. After taking steps back in his recovery from a shoulder injury, Conner is listed as out for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. Because he didn’t practice Thursday or Friday after a […]

Redskins choose not to pay Williams’ 2019 salary

2:25 PM ET After placing offensive tackle Trent Williams on the non-football injury list, the Washington Redskins have elected not to pay his remaining $5.1 million base salary for the 2019 season. This is a voluntary decision, within Washington’s rights, but is not consistent with how other teams have operated. Other notable players on the […]

Arrest made over UFC fighter’s missing stepchild

8:24 AM ET ESPN News Services Authorities have arrested the man wanted in the disappearance of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris‘ stepdaughter. Jail records show that Ibraheem Yazeed was arrested in Florida and booked into the Escambia County Jail early Friday. He is charged with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard, 19, who was […]

Kawhi has big 4th, ‘shocked’ NBA detailed injury

3:57 AM ET LOS ANGELES — After scoring 18 points in the fourth quarter for the second time this season, Kawhi Leonard said he would continue to follow his load management to maintain his health. One night after he was held out of a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks due to load management of a […]