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4:04 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN WALTHAM, Mass. — Things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for the Boston Celtics. And yet, as the start of free agency approaches this weekend, Marcus Smart remains optimistic about the state of the franchise — even as both Kyrie Irving and Al Horford appear headed elsewhere next month. “I’m
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3:16 PM ET Drew Brees welcomed Zion Williamson to New Orleans with a framed jersey from the quarterback on which he wrote “passing the torch to you!” The New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday tweeted video of Williamson’s reaction to receiving the gift that was waiting for him when he arrived to New Orleans. After arriving
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3:11 PM ET Cincinnati Bengals rookie offensive tackle Jonah Williams, the team’s first-round draft pick, likely will miss the entire 2019 season after undergoing shoulder surgery. The Bengals announced Tuesday that Williams is expected to make a full recovery from the surgery, which repaired a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He was expected to
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4:48 PM ET Andy Murray and playing partner Marcelo Melo are out of the men’s doubles at Eastbourne after losing their opening match to Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday. It was Murray’s first defeat since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January after he made a triumphant return to tennis by
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2:39 PM ET Fast-rising featherweight prospect Shakur Stevenson will take on former world title challenger Franklin Manzanilla when Stevenson makes his hometown professional debut at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on July 13. Manzanilla, announced as Stevenson’s opponent for the 10-round bout on Tuesday, replaces original opponent Hairon Socarras (22-0-3, 13 KOs), who
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1:28 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Kendrys Morales has been cut by the New York Yankees. The veteran designated hitter and first baseman was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday and designated for assignment. New York also recalled left-hander Stephen Tarpley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Tarpley replaces struggling reliever Jonathan Holder in the
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12:32 PM ET The Arizona Coyotes have acquired center Carl Soderberg for defenseman Kevin Connauton and a 2020 third-round draft pick. The 33-year-old Soderberg had a career-high 23 goals last season and added 26 assists. The Swede completed his fourth season in Colorado after starting his career with Boston. Arizona has a need for some
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12:04 PM ET Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri says he’s staying with the team he helped build into an NBA champion. Ujiri made the announcement to reporters during his season-ending media availability. “I love it here. My family loves it here. My wife loves it here, which is important. My kids are
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11:29 AM ET ATLANTA – Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy scoffed at the idea that not being a playcaller cost him an opportunity to become a head coach after he interviewed for four head-coaching vacancies. At this week’s NFL Quarterback Coaching Summit hosted by the NFL and Black College Football Hall of Fame,
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10:28 AM ET Junior welterweight contender Ohara Davies faces former lightweight world titlist Miguel Vazquez in the main event of a Top Rank on ESPN+ card at the legendary York Hall in London, England on Friday at 3 p.m. ET. Davies (18-2, 14 KOs) started his career with 15 straight victories, including 2 by stoppage.
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10:12 AM BST Leicester Tigers has confirmed plans to sell the club with the decision being made “in the best interest of the club, its players, supporters and shareholders.” The announcement comes after CVC Capital Partners acquired a minority stake in Premiership Rugby Limited which resulted in interests from new investors. “CVC’s investment in Premiership
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Craig Burley makes the case that Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Greizmann would be just what Liverpool need to challenge Manchester City further next season. Liverpool have told ESPN FC that information suggesting they are in concrete talks with Lille over the transfer of Nicolas Pepe is “pure lies.” – When does the transfer
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ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe says it’s still early, but he fully expects Real Madrid to make a big push to generate money from player sales this summer. Alejandro Moreno examines Real Madrid’s projected starting XI for next season and says additional signings are still needed to bolster the squad. Real Madrid confirmed on Tuesday evening
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