Month: January 2019

6:33 PM ET ATLANTA — NFLPA executive committee president Eric Winston stressed the need to prepare just in case there is a 2021 lockout, including saving up funds from Madden likeness and other marketing ventures. Winston explained how the “Madden checks” collected over the next three years could equate to $60,000 per player, maybe not
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6:31 PM ET Wade Miley has reached a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Houston Astros that includes $500,000 in incentives, league sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The Astros needed pitching, and they bring in one of the biggest surprises of last season in Miley. Miley’s agreement was first reported by the The Athletic
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9:38 AM ET When USC athletic director Lynn Swann announced that Clay Helton would remain the Trojans’ head coach on Nov. 25, his statement of support contained a glaring, almost baffling, admission. “We acknowledge and understand our deficiencies in areas that include culture, discipline, schemes, personnel and staff,” Swann said. Again: Culture. Discipline. Schemes. Personnel.
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4:06 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Kendall Coyne Schofield wants young girls to take one message away from her past week: never doubt the belief you’ve built in yourself. Last Friday, Coyne Schofield, the U.S. national team player and forward for the NWHL Minnesota Whitecaps, became the first woman to participate in NHL All-Star Weekend, competing
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3:28 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The Blues have placed winger David Perron on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced the roster move Thursday. Perron has missed the past three games. Before the injury, Perron had six goals and 10 assists during a career-best 13-game point
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12:00 AM ET Signing day is next Wednesday, and there are 41 ESPN 300 prospects still unsigned. Some are committed to schools, but for whatever reason did not sign in the December signing period. Others are unsigned and uncommitted. Here is a look at a few of the unsigned prospects, and where they might end
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1:52 PM GMT Sam Johnson will make his international debut for Scotland in the Six Nations opening match against Italy in Edinburgh on Saturday. The Glasgow Warriors centre is one of the three uncapped players named in the Scotland squad with Jake Kerr and Gary Graham on the substitutes bench. Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend
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12:46 PM ET The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions on Thursday banned Missouri’s football, baseball and softball teams from competing in the postseason this year and placed the athletics department on three years of probation as a result of academic fraud. The penalties were handed down after a two-year investigation into alleged academic fraud
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11:53 AM ET Participants at this year’s Masters will find a significantly altered fifth hole at Augusta National, the only major change to the course that became apparent this week with the release of the tournament media guide. Already considered one of the tougher holes at the home to the year’s first major championship, the
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11:00 AM ET Jerry Jones said Wednesday that the delay in announcing additions to Jason Garrett’s staff has nothing to do with his head coach’s job status. The Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager called into 105.3 The Fan in an unscheduled appearance to make it clear the delay in the official announcements of Jon Kitna as
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9:57 AM ET Liam Brickhill Allrounder Chloe Tryon has been ruled out of the T20I series starting Friday against Sri Lanka after the re-occurrence of a groin injury. It is hoped that Tryon, who is the vice-captain, will recover in time to return for the ODI series starting on 11 February in Potchefstroom. Tryon’s absence
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4:32 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Kiki Bertens and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova are set for a rematch of their Australian Open encounter after both reached the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy quarterfinals Thursday. Bertens easily beat Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure 6-4, 6-2 in their second-round match, while Pavlyuchenkova saved five of six break points
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