7:11 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is taking batting practice in his effort to return from a slew of lower-body injuries. Minor league instructor and former Mets player Endy Chavez posted and then deleted video on Tuesday of the 34-year-old Cespedes taking swings. That came a few weeks after
7:10 PM ET Retirement, especially in combat sports, is a fickle thing. Sometimes we believe it’s real, but more often we don’t because, well, it’s not. As you know, MMA produces incredible highs and lows, and sometimes a retirement announcement comes from the emotion developed during those lows. It is understandable. When I started doing
6:13 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Canada beat the United States in the Davis Cup for the first time on Tuesday, defeating the Americans 2-0 on the second day of the revamped team competition to end a run of 15 straight losses. Vasek Pospisil edged Reilly Opelka 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7) and Denis Shapovalov
6:25 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s hopes alive against Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals on Tuesday. The top-ranked Spaniard defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 7-6 (7) to level the series 1-1 after Andrey Rublev had rallied to beat Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (0) in the first match.
5:37 PM ET More than 100 members of Congress expressed their “firm opposition” to a proposal by MLB that would reportedly eliminate more than 40 minor league teams. The letter, signed Tuesday and addressed to commissioner Rob Manfred, warned that the proposal would “devastate our communities, their bond purchasers and other stakeholders affected by the
4:41 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — The term “midget” is being dropped from youth divisions in Canadian hockey because the governing body aims to be more inclusive. Hockey Canada says it wanted to be sure it wasn’t “putting up barriers to keep people away from the sport.” The term “midget” has long been used
4:13 PM ET Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford told reporters Tuesday that he deleted his social media accounts after receiving death threats and vulgar messages regarding the Nittany Lions first loss of the season to Minnesota. “I usually delete it closer to games, but I completely deleted it after the Minnesota game,” Clifford told reporters.
2:58 PM ET Light heavyweight contenders Jesse Hart and Joe Smith Jr. will square off on Jan. 11 in the main event of the first Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card of 2020, Top Rank announced on Tuesday. Hart and Smith will meet in a scheduled 10-round bout at Etess Arena at the Hard Rock
1:20 PM ET PITTSBURGH — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin opened his weekly news conference accepting responsibility for his team’s role in Thursday night’s melee with the Cleveland Browns. “It was ugly,” said Tomlin, who had refused to take any questions about the incident directly after the game. “It was ugly for the game of football.
6:35 AM ET NFL NationESPN The NFL Power Rankings are all about evaluating teams every week. Because we have to rank all 32, there aren’t teams that fall through the cracks. That’s not the case with individual players, though. Some players, no matter what they do, don’t get the big headlines. Whether this player is
12:41 PM ET Australia is finalizing an agreement with Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown for him to return as the Aussies’ national team coach, sources told ESPN. Brown will coach the Aussies in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on a roster that could include Sixers All-Star Ben Simmons. The Australian team includes several NBA players, including
11:03 AM ET Ben Askren‘s legacy is different things to different people. To those who saw him as a loud-mouthed, over-hyped, boring wrestler, his retirement Monday likely was met with a shrug and declaration that his 1-2 record in the UFC defined a failed stint against MMA’s best. But to others, Askren was more than
4:36 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff The PCB has filed a claim for damages against IMG Reliance, in relation to its decision to pull out of a deal to produce television coverage of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year. IMG Reliance pulled out days after a terrorist attack killed 44 Indian paramilitary troopers on
10:04 AM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Retired New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn’t ruled out a return to football in the future, but he has no plans to do so in 2019. “I wouldn’t say ‘never coming back.’ I’m 30 years old. I’m young. I still stay fit, still watch the game whenever
7:00 AM ET THE MOVING VAN from Sacramento chokes its way through Miami’s thick August air. It contains the objects of Jeff David’s life, all destined for the Davids’ new house in the affluent Pinecrest neighborhood. It is July 2018, and much of David’s family is on hand to help with the move. Jeff’s mother-in-law
Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer is part of the BBC team and offers insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitors. Only a hit from Lewis Hamilton put a taint on Red Bull’s day at the Brazilian Grand Prix. As Alexander Albon was sent spinning out of second place behind team-mate Max
8:48 AM GMT New Zealand Rugby chairman Brent Impey confirmed on Tuesday the All Blacks will announce Steve Hansen’s successor as head coach in December. Impey said earlier this month 26 homegrown coaches had been identified to take over from Hansen, who guided the All Blacks to the 2015 World Cup title and a third-place
8:00 AM ET Alabama freshman cornerback Scooby Carter has entered his name into the transfer portal. “First I would like to thank the University of Alabama and the coaches for helping me and allowing me to play the spot I love as such an amazing school,” he tweeted Monday. “I also want to thank my