6:45 PM ET In July 2010, eight months before Canelo Alvarez won his first world title as a 20-year-old junior middleweight, he was ringside in Las Vegas as a spectator at the lightweight championship rematch between Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz. On that night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, in one of the
6:43 PM ET ESPN news services A Texas jury has found former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman not guilty of raping another student in 2016. The McLennan County jury deliberated about two hours in Waco on Thursday before acquitting the 26-year-old Oakman of sexual assault. Oakman is the Bears’ career leader in sacks. The woman
7:00 PM ET Nick Kyrgios had played just six matches in 2019 before he clashed with Rafael Nadal on Wednesday evening in the Acapulco ATP 500. Kyrgios more than made up for lost time as he toppled the tournament’s top seed in an electric three-hour epic in signature Kyrgo fashion — with a welter of
6:08 PM ET Nick Kyrgios celebrates his victory over Rafael Nadal at the Mexico Open, February 27, 2019 PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images Nick Kyrgios has returned serve at Rafael Nadal, saying he wouldn’t “listen at all” to the world No.2 after the Spaniard said he needed to show more respect to himself, his opponents and the crowd.
8:00 AM ET Chris PetersESPN NHL Close Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. The 2018-19 rookie class has some elite players at the top of it,
3:01 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS — As a new league year begins, the Minnesota Vikings are expecting bigger things as they turn the page to their second season with quarterback Kirk Cousins. While Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer noted the ups and downs with Cousins in 2018, the focus shifted away from
3:02 PM ET The Philadelphia Phillies appear to have won the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, finalizing a 13-year, $330 million deal with the free-agent outfielder, league sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Thursday. Harper’s contract will not include any opt-outs. Harper, the 2015 National League MVP, was one of the top prizes in this year’s crop
2:49 PM ET Annesha Ghosh in Mumbai Sarah Taylor and Katherine Brunt, two of England’s most experienced women’s players, have given the thumbs-up to the ECB’s new 100-ball tournament, saying it will only help improve the health of women’s cricket in the country, the scrapping of the Kia Super League [KSL] from 2020 onwards notwithstanding.
2:36 PM ET Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant will miss his first game of the season Thursday night against the Orlando Magic, the team announced. Durant, averaging 27.5 points per game, is getting a rest day. With back-to-back games against the Miami Heat on Wednesday and Magic on Thursday, the Warriors are practicing “load
Cycling – World Track Championships Venue: Pruszkow, Poland Dates: 27 February – 3 March Coverage: Thurs 28 Feb: 17:30-20:30 – BBC Red Button, iPlayer, Sport website and app, connected TV Three-time Olympic champion Ed Clancy led Great Britain to silver in the team pursuit as Australia smashed the world record to claim gold. Australia’s quartet
2:24 PM ET Defending Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils underwent knee surgery this week, the team announced. Hall has been out since Dec. 23 with a lower-body injury. The team said that the 27-year-old underwent arthroscopic surgery, and there is no immediate timetable for his return to the ice. Hall
2:06 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to solicitation charges. In a court filing, Kraft’s attorneys have requested a non-jury trial. Authorities say Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts on the morning of the AFC Championship Game, which he attended in Kansas City
Charles Leclerc underlined Ferrari’s impressive start to 2019 as Pierre Gasly crashed his Red Bull on the penultimate day of testing. Leclerc set the fastest time of the winter by more than half a second before Gasly damaged the Red Bull at the high-speed Turn Nine, his second crash this winter. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas
12:37 PM ET Saturday’s UFC 235 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas will feature two title fights, led by ESPN’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world: Jon Jones. Jones will look to defend his light heavyweight title against Anthony Smith in the main event. In the co-feature, welterweight champ Tyron Woodley will take on Nigerian
11:06 AM ET Mike Rothstein UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was posed an interesting question Wednesday at UFC 235 media day: If he were to fight at heavyweight, would he choose Brock Lesnar or Daniel Cormier? The 31-year-old Jones said he’d take the guy he hasn’t fought before. “I’d take Brock Lesnar because he
New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox won his first European Tour event on Sunday in Perth, Australia and only learned Tuesday that he would get into the WGC-Mexico Championship field. That meant a journey of more than 10,000 miles, and he did not arrive until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, with no chance to see the golf course.
11:13 AM ET Steve KimESPN They say that as one door closes, another one opens. And as the door was slammed shut on an immediate rematch between WBC heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury, it may have put Luis Ortiz — who faces Christian Hammer on Saturday at the Barclay Center —
9:54 AM ET Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray might have silenced some critics without running or throwing a ball — measuring 5-foot-10 1/8 inches at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. There had been rumblings that he was shorter than the 5-10 he had been listed at, but he’s actually a little bit taller. He weighed