Twins, closer Taylor Rogers avoid arbitration with $6M deal

Rogers, 30 in two weeks, had a handful of rough outings in 2020 but has emerged as one of the more effective lefties in the game over the past several seasons.

Farrell calls up Irish old guard in bid to end year on a high

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton returns to partner Conor Murray at half-back as head coach Andy Farrell hopes to end a difficult first year in charge with a morale-boosting win over Scotland on Saturday. The Irish host the Scots in their Autumn Nations Cup third/fourth place play-off with Farrell's results this year termed 'an average return' by David Nucifora, the IRFU performance director. Farrell has recalled several stalwarts to the side as he...

Andy Sullivan continues hot string, leads by 3 in Dubai

After a bogey-free opening round, Andy Sullivan finally dropped a shot early in his second round at the Golf In Dubai Championship, but he quickly got it back and then some. Sullivan bogeyed the third hole at the Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Fire Course on Thursday, but then…

2020-21 Fantasy Basketball Draft Tiers: Point Guards

Separating players into tiers is a popular method of draft prep, and it de-emphasizes the idea that you must draft a player because his projections come out slightly more favorably than those of another player. Often, the difference between a player ranked, say, 30th, and a player ranked 45th is smaller than you think. Tiers help account for those discrepancies by grouping together players with similar risk/reward profiles, empowering the...

Anthony Yarde is thrust into a 'tough fight' in his first bout since losing 4 family members in 6 months

The prospect boxer lost his dad and grandparents to COVID-19 but said nobody cares and people still expect to be entertained.

Davis finalizing 5-year, $190M deal to stay with Lakers

Anthony Davis is finalizing a five-year, $190-million max contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, agent Rich Paul told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal, which could become official as early as Thursday, includes an early termination option prior to the 2024-25 season. Davis' max deal comes one day after co-star LeBron James signed a two-year, $85-million extension that will keep him under contract through the 2022-23 campaign. The All-NBA big...

Michigan's A.D. Warde Manuel Responds to Kirk Herbstreit

University of Michigan's Athletic Director Warde Manuel Responds to Kirk Herbstreit's comments

NBCUniversal announces comprehensive coverage plans for 75th U.S. Women's Open

The best female golfers in the world will convene for the 75th edition of the U.S. Women’s Open (Dec. 10-13), with live domestic (U.S.) coverage airing exclusively across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock.

Five under-the-radar NFL players performing at Pro Bowl level

The 2020 regular season is now beyond the midway point and as we’ve gone over in recent weeks, there have been plenty of surprises as well as plenty of letdowns.

Rockets trade Russell Westbrook to the Wizards for John Wall and a first-round pick

For the second straight year, Russell Westbrook (seen at right above during a September game) has been involved in a blockbuster trade. Last July, the Oklahoma City Thunder sent him to the Houston Rockets, his “preferred destination,” in return for Chris Paul and four first-round picks. But while Westbrook showed some promise at times in Read more... The post Rockets trade Russell Westbrook to the Wizards for John Wall and a first-round pick...

The 25 most controversial calls in sports history

There are plenty of examples throughout sports history when fans of a particular team were right to feel that their guys got jobbed. Let's take a look at the 25 most controversial calls — and non-calls — in sports history.

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

Rafter Johnson, the decathlon gold medalist in the 1960 Olympics, has died.

Tom Brady narrates hype video for Lipscomb Academy high school

As we are seeing on social media this week, it is championship season for high school football teams. We have already seen an incredible ending to the Alabama Class 7A Championship Game, and in Tennessee the Lipscomb Academy Mustangs - coached by former Super Bowl winner…

Tottenham – Arsenal: How to watch, team news, odds, prediction

This is a massive north London derby and will likely have a huge impact on which direction this season goes for both clubs.

2020 season recap: Winner Slick Bill, William Byron's Backseat Drivers dive into the playoff field reviewing William Byron's 2020 season that saw his first win in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Holiday countdown: The UFC's 24 best year-end fights of all time, ranked

The UFC never has been shy about trying to deliver fireworks. Traditionally, the promotion has liked to close out the calendar year with a bang. (Although a few years, the way the dates fell, it meant starting the new year with one, instead.) But the point is, a…

As Florida's Bobby Jones Golf Club shrinks, new maritime museum could fill in gaps

SARASOTA, Florida – A group of boating enthusiasts believes Florida isn't doing enough to collect, preserve and display Florida’s rich maritime history. Dating back 7,000 years to the early Native Americans, it’s become a majo

UFC free fight: Marvin Vettori earns 'Performance of the Night' with submission of Karl Roberson

is carrying a good amount of momentum heading into this weekend's UFC event. Vettori (15-3-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC), who headlines Saturday's UFC on ESPN 19 against Jack Hermansson, is coming off a submission win over Karl Roberson at UFC on ESPN 10 back in June. The fir

What the Chicago Blackhawks are thankful for

The Blackhawks have much to be thankful for this offseason, including the World Junior Championships and Dominik Kubalik. But they'd be even more thankful for breakout goaltending and should ask Santa for more young defense.

NFL Betting Power Ratings: Week 13

NFL Betting Power Ratings: Week 13

Seven Americans played in Champions League games this week. That’s a U.S. record.

Seven U.S. national team players, including Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna, appeared in matches the past two days.

Erik Horne of The Athletic Talks the Life of Writer vs. Editor, Subscription Models in Sports Media, and More

Erik Horne of The Athletic Talks the Life of Writer vs. Editor, Subscription Models in Sports Media, and More

Steelers star LB Bud Dupree reportedly lost for the season with torn ACL

The undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers earned a hard-fought 19-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday to move to 11-0 on the season. Unfortunately, there’s some really bad Steelers news coming out of the game.

F1 driver Romain Grosjean describes 'the moment I realized I was going to live' after fiery crash

All things considered, Haas driver Romain Grosjean appears to be in good spirits. The Formula 1 racer miraculously survived a fiery crash at the beginning of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, and he's been posting frequent and p

KHSD pauses in-person teaching, athletics and activities

The Kern High School District has announced they will be pausing all in-person teaching, athletics and activities beginning tomorrow. As the COVID cases and positivity rates dramatically increase in Kern County and across the state, the District will pause in-person instruction, in-person assessment services, and athletics/activities for all students and staff at the end of the day on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Cris Collinsworth apologizes for comment about being 'blown away' by female fans' NFL knowledge

"Sunday Night Football" analyst Cris Collinsworth issued an apology after remarks about female fans in Pittsburgh, saying he meant it as "compliment."

2020 sports schedule: Four Top 25 college basketball games on deck; An updated look at this year's calendar

Examining when leagues and events are scheduled to return following the coronavirus pandemic pause

Diego Maradona: Prosecutors investigating potential gross negligence in soccer star's death

Prosecutors investigating the death of Diego Maradona say the lack of adequate medical supervision provided following surgery for a subdural hematoma was "absolutely negligent," a judicial investigator involved in the case told the country's official news Agency Telam on Monday.

Nick Wright: Rockets & Wizards are both winners in Westbrook-Wall trade | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Rockets & Wizards are both winners in Westbrook-Wall trade

Rashan Gary shares how dyslexia had a 'positive effect' on his life

Green Bay Packers LB Rashan Gary joins "Good Morning Football" to discuss QB Aaron Rodgers, discusses his My Cause My Cleats and shares how dyslexia had a positive effect on his life.

The most untradeable contracts in the NBA

We're about to start the 2020-21 season and almost all the bloated contracts signed in 2016 and 2017 have expired. Teams have been more careful lately and for the most part deals average 1-3 years in length. That doesn't mean we still don't get a bad…

NBA has 48 positive COVID-19 results after initial round of testing

The first round of the NBA’s coronavirus testing produced 48 positive results out of 546 tests.

Patrick Mahomes hilariously reacts to Tyreek Hill’s ‘trash’ talk about him

Tyreek Hill raised a lot of eyebrows this week when he relayed his unflattering first impression of Patrick Mahomes, and the Kansas City Chiefs superstar quarterback will elicit some chuckles with his response.

Deshaun Watson's QB coach explains how the Texans star managed to get better even as his team fell apart

Deshaun Watson has spent his entire career making other people look smart. So it’s no surprise that it happened again after just about every NFL fan rejoiced when the news of Bill O’Brien’s firing broke. Deshaun was free from what many believed to be an unimaginative offens

With LeBron and AD Signed Through 2023, the Lakers Are Going to Be Good Forever

LeBron James and Anthony Davis are a problem. People will never forget that.

North Florida vs. Florida State Men's Basketball Highlights (2020-21)


Photos: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia pay-per-view card

Errol Spence Jr. will defend his welterweight titles against Danny Garcia on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Spence (26-0, 21 KOs) will be fighting for the first time since his car accident in October of last year. He was last…

Clippers sign Reggie Jackson, waive Joakim Noah

The Clippers signed point guard Reggie Jackson to a one-year contract and waived center Joakim Noah, according to multiple people with knowledge of the moves not authorized to speak publicly on the matters.

The 25 best Game 7s of all time

Let's take a look at some Game 7s that delivered drama, thrills and indelible memories — good and bad — for fans everywhere.

'Tis the Season: Christmas Lights on Display

'Tis the Season: Christmas Lights on Display

Vikings activate star WR Adam Thielen from reserve/COVID-19 list

Thielen landed on the coronavirus list Nov. 23, and despite no reports indicating the veteran target contracted the virus, the Vikings were without their two-time Pro Bowl pass-catcher against the Panthers.

The best and worst of the 2020-2021 NBA City Edition jerseys

Let’s rank the new NBA City Edition jerseys for this upcoming season.

One bettor lost $500,000 on a meaningless Eagles touchdown in the worst backdoor cover of the NFL season

The Philadelphia Eagles elected to go for two after scoring a late, meaningless touchdown against the Seahawks, costing one bettor $500,000.

Alonso to take part in F1 'young driver' test at age of 39

US-MOTOR-F1-ALONSO:Alonso to take part in F1 'young driver' test at age of 39

College football picks, predictions against the spread for every Week 14 top 25 game

Sporting News gives its picks for Week 14, including the matchup between surprise teams Liberty and Coastal Carolina.

Holly Rowe filled in on play-by-play on WVU-Gonzaga after Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas’ remote booth lost power

There have been plenty of cases of broadcasts losing play-by-play audio over the years, and there are some further challenges to that in an era where more broadcasts than ever are being called remotely (thanks to both COVID-19 and budgetary concerns). This year alone, we’ve seen announcers lose their camera feed and call the game Read more... The post Holly Rowe filled in on play-by-play on WVU-Gonzaga after Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas’ remote...

Forecasting the Heisman Trophy Race Heading Into December

As the college football season enters December, Matt Hayes and Brett McMurphy size up the Heisman Trophy race and reveal their current top three.

Blazers stars take note of ESPN slight

The Blazers may not be viewed as a title contender, but they’re one of those teams you don’t want to play in the postseason.

Magnussen to race American sports cars for Ganassi in 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Formula One driver Kevin Magnussen will move to the IMSA sports car series in 2021 driving for Chip Ganassi Racing. The Danish driver will be paired with Renger van der Zande in a Cadillac DPi-V.R, the team said Thursday. Ganassi is returning to the sports car series after a one-year hiatus. Magnussen currently competes for Haas in F1 but the 28-year-old was not retained for next season. Magnussen won the Formula Renault...

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