7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The Week 2 NFL schedule for the 2021 season is stacked with great matchups, and we got you covered with what you need to know heading into the weekend. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the biggest keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and, of course,
3:37 PM ET Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — LSU and Caesars Sportsbook announced Friday that they have entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement, making Louisiana’s flagship state university the first in the Southeastern Conference to enter a financial partnership with a gambling company. The value will be “multiple millions” of dollars, a person familiar with
8:15 AM ET LA Clippers chairman Steve Ballmer initially was content to play at Staples Center — in the same building as the Los Angeles Lakers and the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings — when he bought the franchise for $2 billion in 2014. But within a year, Ballmer said he realized the Clippers needed to
6:00 PM ET The NHL season returns on Oct. 12 with a doubleheader that will air on ESPN. The first game features the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m. ET and the second game will the first game for new NHL franchise the Seattle Kraken as they play the Vegas Golden
2:50 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — The Colorado Rockies‘ game at the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of a soggy field caused by rain. A makeup date was not immediately announced. The NL East-leading Braves entered Thursday 3 1/2 games ahead of second-place Philadelphia. The start of the game was pushed back almost
5:19 PM ET Live to fight another day. That was likely what Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was thinking around the hour mark on Tuesday when, 2-0 down at home and on the way to defeat against Bayern Munich, he hooked veterans Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto and did the football equivalent of a bedraggled basketball
7:12 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR will open the 2022 season inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in one of the biggest shake-ups to its schedule in years. The annual exhibition the Clash, held at Daytona International Speedway since 1979, will shift to Los Angeles next year. The invitation-only race was always
12:30 PM BST World Rugby (WR) chief executive Alan Gilpin has said that organisation “will continue to consider” staging the Rugby World Cup every two years instead of every four but that all stakeholders would have to be given their say before the idea was even considered. Japan hosted the last men’s Rugby World Cup
1:00 PM ET UFC star Conor McGregor and singer Machine Gun Kelly got into an altercation Sunday night that nearly turned physical. McGregor and Kelly were both on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet at Barclays Center in Brooklyn when things turned heated. McGregor could be seen in videos lunging at Kelly, who was
12:53 AM ET This new genre of novelty boxing matches — fights between celebrities, legends and social-media influencers — has been one of the most popular things in combat sports over the last year. Mike Tyson and Ron Jones Jr. set the stage last November, and the trend has continued to gain momentum since then.
7:13 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — David Toms beat Dicky Pride with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the PGA Tour Champions’ inaugural Ascension Charity Classic. Toms hit his approach in the playoff on the par-4 18th to the middle of the green and two-putted from 18 feet.
3:25 PM ET ESPN staff Novak Djokovic, the No. 1-ranked men’s player in the world, has a chance to make history: complete the calendar-year Grand Slam and break a tie with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who also have 20 major titles, for the most in men’s tennis history. Daniil Medvedev can spoil Djokovic’s bid
11:46 PM ET Associated Press Nine teams passed on Paul Pierce in the 1998 NBA draft, and if you think he doesn’t remember each and every one of them, then you don’t know Paul Pierce. The newly inducted basketball Hall of Famer called out by name — in order — the teams with the first
12:49 PM ET The Philadelphia Eagles are signing left tackle Jordan Mailata to a four-year, $64 million extension, Mailata’s agents confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday. The deal, which runs through the 2025 season, could be worth up to $80 million and includes $40.85 million guaranteed, agents Jeff Nalley and Graylan Crain told ESPN.
7:00 AM ET Dave Wilson Close ESPN Staff Writer Dave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun. Harry Lyles Jr. It’s only Week 2 and we’re already making history. What we’ve got here is the greatest Cy-Hawk battle of
12:39 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The New York Racing Association has charged Bob Baffert with detrimental conduct and scheduled a hearing for the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer to respond to those allegations. NYRA announced the beginning of the hearing process Friday, adding the organization believes Baffert’s conduct warrants suspension or revocation of
Sep 7, 2021 It feels like only a few short weeks ago we were watching Steven Stamkos hoist the Stanley Cup for the repeat champion Tampa Bay Lightning following an NHL campaign like no other before. Because it was. Yet here we are, already revving up for a hopefully full and uninterrupted – and fingers
7:00 AM ET We’re a week into September and there’s plenty of question marks in MLB’s playoff races. Which teams battling it out for the two American League wild-card slots will hang tough? Are the Phillies poised to make a run on the Braves in the National League East? Who will win the epic NL
4:00 AM ET Sevilla’s record in Spain is brilliant except when they run into the three clubs that dominate. Will that change in 2021? Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images If Sevilla are to become Spain‘s champions for the first time in 76 years, which is feasible, then aside from the obvious goal of registering more points
3:45 AM BST ESPN staff The Wallabies have moved to further acknowledge Australia’s First Nations people by adding jersey numbers in an Indigenous style for Sunday’s Rugby Championship clash with South Africa on the Gold Coast. Dave Rennie’s side will become the first Australia team, of any sport, to wear both the coat of arms