6:53 AM BST The experience of hosting the men’s 2011 Rugby World Cup has indicated the wholehearted support New Zealand would give to a potential women’s tournament in 2021, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has said. New Zealand were one of six countries confirmed by World Rugby on Wednesday as having expressed an interest to
3:17 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Amelia Kerr hadn’t heard of Belinda Clark or the 229 not out the former Australia Women captain struck in 1997. Kerr, who was only born four years later, broke a 21-year-old record on Wednesday when she struck an unbeaten 232 against Ireland. It is the highest ever score in women’s
1:46 AM ET Several years ago, I was at the winter meetings interviewing Davey Johnson, then manager of the Washington Nationals. Bryce Harper had just finished his first season in the minors, hitting .318 at Class A and .256 in 37 games at Double-A. He had turned 19 that offseason. Nationals rookie Juan Soto, 19,
7:15 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Rosehill Race 1 No.4 Pedicel (Kerrin McEvoy) – $4.40 After looking the part at the trials, I was super keen on Pedicel at her debut and she did a wonderful job when saluting at Canterbury, where not everything went right for her, as she was out of her
11:14 PM ET Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. — California incoming freshman linebacker Chris Fatilua has suffered a serious spinal cord injury. Fatilua’s family issued a statement through the school on Tuesday. The family said the injury stemmed from an accident Monday afternoon in San Diego and that Fatilua’s long-term prognosis is unknown. The family said
11:41 PM ET A majority of Washington Capitals players say they would visit the White House, if invited, to celebrate their Stanley Cup title. Barry Trotz and the Capitals have begun discussing a contract extension that would keep the pending free-agent coach with the team for next season and beyond after winning the Stanley Cup.
9:36 PM ET TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald isn’t one to look at the big picture when it comes to his career. So when asked Wednesday if the Cardinals’ stable situation at quarterback could have an affect on his future, Fitzgerald deferred. “I’m just trying to get to February in one
9:23 PM ET Ramona Shelburne Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for ESPN.com Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News Ohm Youngmisuk Close ESPN Staff Writer Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade.
6:42 PM ET Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys have both been forced to withdraw from the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham. Sharapova, who enjoyed a recent run to the French Open quarterfinals, has had an injury-plagued start to the season and cited the need for rest as the reason for her withdrawal. Keys will miss
8:43 PM ET In the end, unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez worked out an agreement on Wednesday for their much-anticipated rematch on Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but it was a wild day getting it across the finish line. Two hours after the Golden Boy Promotions-imposed 12 p.m.
6:08 PM ET Associated Press INDIO, Calif. — PGA of America President Paul Levy is facing a misdemeanor DUI charge after veering off a road in California and hitting a sign last week. The PGA of America says it will support Levy as he seeks counseling and deals with the consequences of his arrest. Palm
4:50 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports NASCAR will race at the same racetracks in 2019 as it plans to do in 2018 in both its Xfinty Series and newly named Gander Outdoors Truck Series. But the
5:20 PM BST When you think of a typical South African lock, things like great lineout operator, high work rate, powerful carrying ability and bone-shuddering defence come to mind. The last thing you think about is a 2m plus player’s ability to do all of the above and then be able to put teammates into
2:58 PM ET SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – There are numerous ways to prepare for the U.S. Open. But getting putting tips from Tom Brady? “I’ll tell you what, Tom Brady can putt,” Rickie Fowler said Wednesday. “So if I can take that into this week, I think that’s one thing I took off of him that
3:19 PM ET Jayski.com staff NASCAR announced the 2019 schedules for the XFINITY and Gander Outdoors Truck Series. There are no new tracks for either series for 2019, and only one major date change for the Trucks, as the second Texas date moves from the fall to earlier in the season. 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series
ESPN FC’s fantasy guru Mark Donaldson runs you through the ESPN FC Match Predictor. Do you have what it takes to win the grand prize? ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop and Alexis Nunes face off as they give some of their own predictions ahead of the World Cup. From the group stage to the final, find
3:04 PM ET EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers admitted it was tough to get that phone call from coach Pat Shurmur earlier this offseason following the signing of Nate Solder to a record contract. Solder would be taking his position, and Flowers was being asked to move to right
3:05 PM BST ESPN staff Joe Launchbury has provided Eddie Jones with a much needed injury boost after being declared fit for England’s second Test against South Africa. Launchbury missed the opening encounter at Ellis Park after sustaining a calf problem in training, but the Wasps captain will be fit to take to the field