7:09 PM ET The Chicago Bears are releasing kicker Cody Parkey, league sources confirmed to ESPN Friday. Parkey missed three extra points and eight field goals — including a 43-yard kick that would have beaten the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the playoffs — in his first season with the Bears. The “double-doink”
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7:37 PM ET Associated Press HAMPTON, Ga. — Aric Almirola gave the new Mustang its first pole of the NASCAR season in a Ford sweep of NASCAR Cup qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Almirola turned a lap at 181.472 mph Friday to take the top qualifying spot and deny Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer a
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6:19 PM ET Steve KimESPN Coming off his revenge victory over Eleider Alvarez, look for an early summer return of WBO light heavyweight titlist, Sergey Kovalev. According to Kathy Duva, the head of Main Events, “We’re waiting for a date in June on ESPN.” Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) on Feb. 2 decisively outpointed Alvarez —
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6:06 PM ET Associated Press RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — D.J. Trahan birdied the final hole Friday at windy Coco Beach Golf and Country Club for a 5-under 67 and a share of the second-round lead with Nate Lashley in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open. Trahan had seven birdies and two bogeys in his
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5:48 PM ET Joel AndersonESPN Washington State head coach Mike Leach will launch a five-class seminar this spring titled “Insurgent Warfare and Football Strategies” that will be open to 40 students on Washington State’s Pullman campus. Leach will teach the extracurricular seminar, which won’t count for academic credit or appear on a student’s transcript, with
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5:00 PM ET Alabama and West Virginia have agreed to play a home-and-home series in 2026-27. The Crimson Tide will visit the Mountaineers in 2026, and West Virginia will return the trip the following season. Major Applewhite, who was fired as Houston’s football head coach in December, is joining Alabama’s staff as an analyst, a
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4:22 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins each will get four of the 32 compensatory draft picks the NFL awarded on Friday. Round 3Redskins (No. 96 overall)Patriots (No. 97)Rams (No. 98)Rams (No. 99)Panthers (No. 100)Patriots (No. 101)Ravens (No. 102) Round 4Colts (No. 135)Cowboys (No. 136)Falcons
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4:57 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, South Florida police said Friday. Let’s take a closer look at what this story means. What exactly are
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3:35 PM GMT James Harrington Week three of the 2019 Six Nations: the sun will be shining through a scattering of clouds and the Principality roof will be open for the weekend’s big Grand Slam eliminator between England and Wales. England have included Jack Nowell and Ben Moon for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Wales
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3:14 PM ET PITTSBURGH — The Steelers have set loose parameters for an Antonio Brown trade. The team would prefer to send Brown to an NFC team for competitive reasons, a source told ESPN. The New England Patriots and AFC North rivals are considered no-trade zones, but the Steelers would rather see Brown affect wins
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2:39 PM ET MEXICO CITY — Rickie Fowler was a victim of golf’s new rules on Friday when he failed to take a proper drop from knee height during the second round of the WGC-Mexico Championship. On his first hole of the day, the par-4 10th at Club de Golf Chapultepec, Fowler shanked his second
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2:55 PM GMT Ireland have made four changes but have stuck with a strong side for Sunday’s Six Nations clash with Italy. Sean Cronin has earned his first Six Nations start at hooker in place of Rory Best who is rested, while Dave Kilcoyne also starts in the front row. Jordi Murphy is included in
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1:33 PM ET The UFC Fight Night series hits the city of Prague this weekend, with a light heavyweight main event between Thiago Santos and Jan Blachowicz. It will mark the UFC’s first trip to the Czech Republic, and the main event will certainly have its say on the light heavyweight rankings. Here’s everything you
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