10:00 AM ET The 35th edition of the Breeders’ Cup will be held Friday and Saturday at Churchill Downs. First post of the weekend is at 12:55 E.T. Friday, and the Breeders’ Cup Classic will be run under the lights at 5:44 p.m. E.T. Saturday. Here’s why you should consider tuning in this weekend: What
9:33 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Another week in NASCAR and, as some announcements seem likely but not imminent, here’s where 2019 Silly Season stands from A to Z: A: Allmendinger. AJ Allmendinger doesn’t have a ride for 2019
5:02 PM ET When light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera, who has defeated notable opponents such as Joe Smith Jr., Karo Murat and Felix Valera, finally got a shot at a world title things did not go well. Barrera fought his heart out but was outclassed in a 12th-round knockout loss to Dmitry Bivol in March.
4:12 PM ET Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee and is out indefinitely. Quick had been on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. “Injuries do happen and not sure there’s anything in particular you can point to in this situation,” coach John Stevens said Tuesday,
2:31 PM ET BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield is well aware he may be relied on as the guy to pull the Cleveland Browns through a midseason coaching change. “Bring it on,” the rookie quarterback said Wednesday. The adversity the Browns face with the firing of Hue Jackson as coach and Todd Haley as offensive
2:39 PM BST Jonny Gray, Hamish Watson and Ryan Wilson have been named in Scotland’s starting line-up for the opening match of the autumn internationals against Wales on Saturday. All three players were rested for Scotland’s summer tour of the Americas and return to join Willem Nel, Stuart McInally, Allan Dell, Ben Toolis and Jamie
2:32 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN As the Minnesota Timberwolves remain stagnant in trade talks for Jimmy Butler, the All-Star forward has expressed his intention to join the team on its trip to Golden State for Friday night’s game, league sources told ESPN. Butler will miss Wednesday’s home game against Utah for what the team is
Oct 30, 2018 It was Nov. 11, 1979, a chilly, damp Saturday night in Death Valley, and the final horn had just sounded from a scoreboard that read “Alabama 3, LSU 0.” Paul “Bear” Bryant and his state troopers marched toward midfield. The man in the houndstooth hat extended his hand to greet his former
2:10 PM ET Sidharth Monga On the eve of the start of the Ranji Trophy, the state units have received a letter from the BCCI asking them to adjust the logistics and travel arrangements of their teams in three different events because of the unavailability of umpires and match officials for those days. In a
11:52 AM ET Top seed Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Paris Masters shortly before his opening match against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday, meaning he will lose the ATP No.1 ranking to Novak Djokovic. Spaniard Nadal, who has not played since retiring injured in the US Open semifinals in September, cited an abdominal injury.
A lack of bite in front of goal has been the main worry for Australia in recent times, with this year’s World Cup campaign highlighting those concerns. The Socceroos failed to score from open play in Russia, with only Mile Jedinak’s two penalties in the goals-for column after their matches against France, Denmark and Peru.
11:34 AM ET ESPN News Services BOSTON — Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price reaffirmed that he will stay with the team he helped lead to a World Series title. He announced on the field at Fenway Park before a victory parade Wednesday that he was declining a contract option that would have enabled him
10:53 AM ET The Nashville Predators have activated goalie Pekka Rinne from injured reserve. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner was injured Oct. 19 against Calgary. He collided with teammate Kevin Fiala, but the team did not disclose the nature of this injury. Juuse Saros has kept the first-place Predators on track in Rinne’s absence. He
10:27 AM BST Wales’ record cap-holder Gethin Jenkins will retire from rugby after Cardiff Blues’ PRO14 clash with Zebre this weekend. Prop Jenkins, 37, has been suffering with a chronic knee injury and the Blues announced via a statement Wednesday he will be unable to continue playing at a “sustained level.” Jenkins is Wales’ current
Ernesto Valverde still wants Lionel Messi back as soon as possible despite Barcelona’s 5-1 win in El Clasico on Sunday. Luis Saurez stepped up in the absence of Lionel Messi to score a hat-trick in Barcelona’s emphatic 5-1 win over Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. Marc-Andre ter Stegen believes it’s time for someone in
8:44 AM ET Tyson Fury has revealed his wife Paris said he was “too fat” to make a return to heavyweight boxing. Appearing on Showtime’s Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub, lineal heavyweight champion Fury spoke of the moment he decided to make a return to the ring following a 31-month absence. “I called my
The FC crew raise questions about whether Jose Mourinho can be trusted with £100 million to spend on Manchester United reinforcements in January. The transfer window for all of Europe’s big five leagues is closed, but that doesn’t stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around to find out who will be moving where come January. TOP
5:38 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN The BCB has granted Shakib Al Hasan an NOC to participate in the UAE T20x tournament, meaning he will join the likes of Steven Smith, who is currently into the seventh month of a one-year ban handed to him by Cricket Australia for his part in the Newlands ball-tampering incident,