As the history of other sports leagues has constantly shown, the idea of fielding replacement players during labor disputes is a short, ugly and ineffective negotiating tactic. But..
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal had an agreement in place with Luis Suarez about a transfer from Liverpool and is "convinced" the striker wanted to join the Gunners. Liverpool refused t..
Do you want the NHL to participate in the Olympics? Why or why not? Ben Bishop, Los Angeles Kings: "Yes, I think they should go to the Olympics. Fans and players get so excited for..
With just about three weeks before the start of the playoffs, let's zip around the NBA. Milwaukee just wrapped a 4-2 West Coast road trip that included stirring wins against the Cl..
LOS ANGELES -- Bryce Alford, a critical UCLA shooting guard in Friday's NCAA tournament Sweet 16 affair against Kentucky in Memphis, Tennessee, strolled into Pauley Pavilion on a m..
Brazil pass another test under Tite
Landon Donovan has closed the door on returning to soccer after briefly coming out of retirement last season. Speaking to Yahoo! Sports on Thursday, the United States' all-tim..
Lukas Podolski has claimed Arsene Wenger built Arsenal "from nothing" and believes the Frenchman will be difficult to replace as the club has been built in his image. The 31-year-o..
Shawal Anuar scored his first international goal but it was not enough to prevent Singapore from falling to a 2-1 friendly defeat to Afghanistan in Doha on Thursday night. After Sh..
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots will be honored as Super Bowl LI champions at the White House on Wednesday, April 19, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thur..
OKLAHOMA CITY -- With hair a little bit redder and a little less impeccably trimmed, a suit not quite as tailored and glasses that weren't quite as trendy, Sam Presti sat at a podi..
rantnrave:// Mercifully, the NFL intends to do something about the nasty commercial/kickoff/commercial sequence that pops up during games -- which has long made viewers angry. It's..
Custom-painted footwear, which has become a huge phenomenon in the NFL, is coming to the NHL, courtesy of one of the sports biggest stars, Alex Ovechkin. When the Washington Capita..
Germany legend Lukas Podolski has said Arsene Wenger "is Arsenal" when asked about the managerial situation at one of his former clubs. Podolski, who marked his 130th and final Ger..
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti is attracting interest from a host of Europe's biggest clubs after his agent Donato Di Campli's recent comments to Gazzetta dello Spor..
6:38 PM ET As the U.S. women's national hockey team and USA Hockey officials continue their negotiations under the team's looming boycott of the March 31-April 7 IIHF World Champio..
Only seven Premier League clubs have so far met a pledge made in August 2015 to provide a fully accessible toilet for disabled fans at their grounds within two years, according to ..
LOS ANGELES -- It's OK to cry. It is the first thing boxer Marlen Esparza would, if she somehow could go back in time, tell the 11-year-old version of herself who walked into Rudy ..
4:18 PM ET This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue. Subscribe today! The gatekeeper of America's most popular nightclub is a 33-year-old man known to NBA players ..
10:30 AM ET DALLAS -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue o..
A vote on whether to allow the Oakland Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas could occur at next week's NFL meetings, two team owners told ESPN. The NFL meetings begin Sunday in Phoenix..
Every great manager has a great coach or two working in the background. They don't earn the praise, but they are integral to a team's success. Ronnie Moran was a central figure in ..
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told beIN SPORTS that contract talks with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are on hold until the summer. Star duo Sanchez and Ozil have so far r..
Sports Direct and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is embroiled in a High Court fight with Rangers over a merchandise deal said to result in the Scottish club getting about 7p of..
11:57 AM ET We wouldn't remember any of these plays if they happened in plain old exhibition games, a reality that should inform about the potential that the WBC carries and inspir..
If you ask LaVar Ball about an approach best defined as a cross between Muhammad Ali's and Conor McGregor's, good luck. Ball was not a big fan of Ali's or boxing (his father was) a..
SALT LAKE CITY -- The NCAA tournament's odd couple resides in Spokane, Washington. Przemek Karnowski is Gonzaga's 7-foot-1, 300-pound immovable force, a senior who traveled 5,000 m..
Every team in Mark Schlabach's 2017 Way-Too-Early Top 25 is loaded with gridiron greats, but here are the guys who could also take their talents to the hardwood. How Ronnie Clark f..
10:56 AM ET This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue. Subscribe today! The gatekeeper of America's most popular nightclub is a 33-year-old man known to NBA players..
9:33 AM ET Nearly two weeks have passed since the Dallas Cowboys appeared set to release veteran Tony Romo, their former franchise quarterback who lost his starting job last season..
rantnrave:// Who is a professional sports league's first priority? The fans who buy tickets? The TV networks that bankroll it? Or the players and teams that produce the product? Th..
The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is already monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals here. Manchester U..
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more r..
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he still gets "adrenaline" from his falling out with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona. Guardiola brought Ibrahimovic to the Camp Nou..
Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez has hailed Bastian Schweinsteiger as one of the greatest champions in all of sports following his signing from Manchester United. Schw..
3:30 PM ET Tom Brady rode a golf cart through the bowels of NRG Stadium speeding by high-fives and cheers just moments after his Super Bowl LI postgame news conference around 10 p...
11:22 AM ET Close The Atlanta Falcons announced a five-year extension for team president and chief executive officer Rich McKay through June 2022. McKay, the key figure in the cons..
When the United States lost its first two games of the final round of World Cup qualifying, the headlines focused on the lack of defensive intensity and ability. And rightly so. In..
World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger has left Manchester United to sign with the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer. And with the former Germany star out of Jose Mourinho's pla..
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied a report that he has been offered a two-year deal to take over at Paris Saint-Germain. The Sun reported on Tuesday that the French champion..
De'Mornay Pierson-El and Stanley Morgan Jr. had no need to discuss their new roles and responsibilities in the Nebraska passing game as spring practice began earlier this month. Th..
Trump said he was reading an article about NFL owners' fears about signing Kaepernick: "They don't want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump. Do you believe that?" While Trump wa..
10:43 AM ET Close Tom Brady's stolen jersey from this year's Super Bowl has been recovered after being found in the possession of a member of the international media, according to ..
rantnrave:// How do you make a season-ticket plan that works for fans and team? It's a conundrum. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer discussed it at length, running through the push-pull..
World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger has agreed a move to join the Chicago Fire from Manchester United, subject to a medical and a U.S. visa. And with the former Germany star ou..
Finding fighters isn't easy
Craig Custance: The fact that this takes some time to figure out says a lot about today's NHL. The pure fighter has been just about eliminated from the game. Last year's All-Star M..
Well, the Sweet 16 field is set. And we've been spoiled again. In the West Region, we could see the Arizona-Gonzaga rematch and settle the "Who is the best team in the West?" quest..
3:45 PM ET The Detroit Red Wings' dressing room was almost completely empty. The players had filed out. Detroit coach Jeff Blashill's daily media briefing was over, and with it con..
2:45 PM ET Close ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos have been in contact with NFL security to try to see if the helmet linebacker Von Miller wore in Super Bowl 50 is among the ..
Why was Guardiola happy with a draw?
Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Liverpool was hailed as a great advertisement for the Premier League. It was breathless, it was end-to-end and it featured tons of chances and incid..
Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by FIFA after being found guilty of influencing the result of a World Cup qualifying match. Lamptey incorrectly awarded a p..
Steve Nicol wraps up all of Sunday's Premier League action, with United and Spurs getting much-needed wins and Liverpool and City battling to a breathless 1-1 draw. Steve Nicol wra..
Pep Guardiola has told Sky Sports that Manchester City could be his toughest managerial challenge yet. Having previously inherited Barcelona and Bayern Munich teams that included L..
9:22 AM ET TAMPA, Fla. -- Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will play in different cities over the next 20 months, for different teams, manning different positions in different league..
Arsene Wenger has said Alexis Sanchez's ankle injury is in a "terrible state" after the Chile forward was forced to come off during Arsenal's 3-1 loss at West Brom on Saturday. Ars..
It's easy to forget now, but there was a time in late November when Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart struggled so mightily at the free throw line that the Miami Heat employed a Ha..
Arsene Wenger admitted Arsenal's continued slump is "very worrying" after they fell to a disappointing 3-1 loss at West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday. Arsenal have now los..
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Eric Zimmer keeps a busy schedule as an anesthesiologist in San Diego, but he'll break free whenever possible to travel to Arizona in March to spend time with hi..
Bringing back the "Kallang Roar" could be one of the main benefits of holding the Sultan of Selangor's Cup at the new National Stadium for the first time. Singapore has been confir..
Conor McGregor: 'I am boxing!'
2:48 AM ET NEW YORK -- I am used to reporting the news, not being part of it. But thanks to my new pal Conor McGregor, that changed Friday night at the Theater at Madison Square Ga..
The length of a "generation" is usually defined as 25 to 30 years. So let's look back at a key baseball moment from a generation ago -- the final play of the 1991 World Series, whe..
Huddersfield midfielder Jonathan Hogg was taken to hospital after suffering a nasty-looking neck injury when he collided with team-mate Mark Hudson in his side's 4-0 loss at Bristo..
Friday's games will light up the scoreboard (1:07) If you like fast-paced, high-scoring basketball, you should park yourself in front of a television on Friday. Seven of the top 10..
The Giants used the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul last month for a one-year contract worth $16,934,000. The new deal should offer some salary-cap relief to Giants, who were just $3,..
Bernie Ecclestone said he would have liked to stay on as Formula One's CEO for another year, but insists he does not feel let down by the sport's new owners Liberty Media. When Lib..
rantnrave:// If you were worried about watching the NCAA tournament at work, you can stop. You can tell your boss it's good for the job. But maybe not if you work at the Department..
It's Friday, and that means it's time for our weekly run through the NBA. They ran out of gas Wednesday in Boston, but the Wolves have transformed into a two-way terror since the A..
Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, while Barcelona take on Juventus. Premier League champions Leicester City, who secured a surprise success..
Manchester United will play Belgian club Anderlecht in the Europa League quarterfinals. United's first ever European game came against Anderlecht in 1956, and United won 2-0 in the..
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure's agent has told Sky Sports he would not rule out the possibility of his client moving to Manchester United in the summer. Toure, back in the ..
FIFA has suspended Mali's teams and officials from international football because of government interference in how the country's federation, Femafoot, is run. World football's gov..
Riyad Mahrez has told Sky Sports that Leicester City players did not let Claudio Ranieri down and said criticism is "good for the team" as it spurs them on to prove a point Ranieri..
Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of --- abuse cases. The resignation came a week ..
Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series preps for Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway: Turn 1: In just th..
Jose Mourinho, the "Special One," is known as a tactical genius and a man who finds a way to win with every team he's managed through the years. But one moniker we've never h..