Month: March 2019

1:46 AM ET Utility man Brandon Lowe and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday. The deal also includes a pair of club options, according to the source, and could keep Lowe, 24, in Tampa through his 32nd birthday. The Athletic
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9:18 PM ET After a decade with the Green Bay Packers, linebacker Clay Matthews is signing with the Los Angeles Rams on a two-year deal, the Rams announced Tuesday night. The Packers’ career sack leader with 83.5, Matthews registered only 3.5 sacks last season, the lowest single-season total of his career. That was despite playing
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6:43 PM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — International team captain Ernie Els has named K.J. Choi, Trevor Immelman and Mike Weir as his final three assistants for this year’s Presidents Cup. Els had already named Geoff Ogilvy as one of his assistant captains for the event at Royal Melbourne from Dec. 9-15. Choi will
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4:04 PM ET ESPN+ will be the exclusive distributor of UFC pay-per-view events in the United States through 2025, ESPN and the UFC announced on Monday. This will make ESPN+ the single point of purchase for consumers for top UFC events, and extends the partnership between the companies for two additional years. The deal begins
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5:55 PM ET New York Yankees star reliever Dellin Betances will begin the season on the injured list with a right shoulder impingement (inflammation), according to general manager Brian Cashman. Betances will begin a cycle of anti-inflammatories. The Yankees were very alarmed by the lower velocity in his last outing Sunday at the Phillies. The
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4:58 PM ET Heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder, pursued by various broadcasters and offered deals worth as much as $120 million, has decided to remain with longtime broadcast partner Showtime, at least for now. Wilder and mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale, whose long-simmering acrimony will carry the promotion, were on hand at a news conference Tuesday
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4:01 PM ET Miami quarterback Tate Martell is eligible to play immediately after the NCAA approved his waiver request, the school announced Tuesday. we aren’t ready yet.. but we will be! oh btw… I’M ELIGIBLE TO PLAY! pic.twitter.com/jSr9wmwiqi — TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) March 19, 2019 Martell, who transferred to Miami from Ohio State in January,
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3:57 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The first day of play at the Miami Open’s new site has been washed out because of rain. Twelve women’s matches, all on outer courts, were postponed Tuesday because of daylong showers. Men’s play is scheduled to begin Wednesday, when the first center court match is
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2:51 PM ET ESPN News Services The Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The team did not announce the decision, but a spokesperson confirmed it to multiple media outlets Tuesday. The Washington Post first reported the move. The Capitals will continue the NHL’s tradition of
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12:58 PM ET The St. Louis Blues are getting Vladimir Tarasenko back at a great time. The team announced that he will be in the lineup against the Oilers Tuesday after a five-game absence due to an upper-body injury. St. Louis went 1-2-2 in those games but still held on to third place in the
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12:40 PM ET Former Falcons, Raiders and Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. Irvin brought a bit of an edge and attitude to the locker room after signing a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Falcons last
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12:28 PM BST Wales head coach Warren Gatland believes the newly-crowned Six Nations champions can lift the World Cup in November, if they continue the form they have shown over the past 12 months. Wales convincingly beat Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday to claim the Grand Slam and a first Six Nations triumph since 2013,
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