2:21 AM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks fell into an early hole against a team ahead of them in the NL wild-card standings. Once they cycled through the third inning, the hits kept coming. Christian Walker hit a two-run homer to cap the first natural cycle by consecutive batters in Arizona’s history,
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3:02 AM ET Australian Bernard Tomic‘s appeal to overturn a fine for not playing to “required professional standards” at Wimbledon earlier this month has been denied in a stinging rebuke by the Grand Slam board. Tomic lost his first round match 6-2 6-1 6-4 to France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon and was fined his entire
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Taylor Twellman heaps praise on Zlatan’s hat trick, but he feels LAFC’s lack of a killer instinct in big games is proving costly. Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins SportsCenter to talk through his second career MLS hat trick and what makes him stand out from the rest of the league. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s dominance continued versus Carlos Vela’s
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ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens says Inter Milan are getting closer to acquiring Man United’s Romelu Lukaku and explains what that means for Mauro Icardi. Manchester United have rejected a £54 million bid from Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku, sources have told ESPN FC. United value Lukaku, who has four years left on his contract, between
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9:08 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Washington Wizards have made Tommy Sheppard their permanent general manger, league sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday. Sheppard has held the job on an interim basis for the past three and a half months, after his longtime predecessor, Ernie Grunfeld, was fired in early April. Sheppard has been with
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8:40 PM ET Associated Press NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Jim Herman shot his second straight 7-under 65 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. President Donald Trump’s regular golf partner while working as an assistant professional at Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey, Herman had a one-stroke lead over Bill
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8:17 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames swapped contract problems on Friday, as winger Milan Lucic waived his no-movement clause for a trade for winger James Neal. The Oilers included a conditional third-round pick in 2020. They also retained salary on the deal. Lucic, 31, signed a seven-year, $42 million free-agent
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8:07 PM ET The Los Angeles Angels designated pitcher Matt Harvey for assignment Friday after the right-hander’s struggles in 12 starts with the club. Harvey, who signed a one-year, $11 million contract with the Angels in the offseason, was 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA. In Thursday night’s start against the Houston Astros, Harvey gave up
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7:21 PM ET CHICAGO — Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh supports players being able to transfer once without sitting out a year but wants those seeking immediate eligibility to be truthful about their reasons in seeking waivers from the NCAA, especially regarding mental health. Speaking Friday at Big Ten media days, Harbaugh said he would
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7:09 PM ET Associated Press LOUDON, N.H. — Brad Keselowski topped qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday for his first NASCAR Cup pole since 2017. Keselowski turned in a fast lap of 136.384 mph in his Ford to edge Kyle Busch. Busch qualified second at 136.311 mph, just ahead of older brother, Kurt.
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7:07 PM ET CHICAGO — University of Minnesota placeholder and four-time cancer survivor Casey O’Brien delivered the keynote speech at the Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon on Friday. O’Brien, a sophomore, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an extremely rare form of bone cancer. It’s the same type of cancer that eventually claimed the life of Purdue
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7:54 PM ET James Harden says he tries to come up with something innovative every offseason, something more creative than his latest move. Two years ago, Harden perfected the step-back. Last summer, the Houston Rockets guard then perfected the side step-back. In a Q&A session Friday with young fans at a promotional event attended by
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6:59 PM ET Associated Press MIDLAND, Mich. — Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play Friday to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour’s first-year team event. Clanton and Suwannapura birdied five of the last seven holes on the front nine and played
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5:57 PM ET PHILADELPHIA – Darren Sproles just can’t quit football, and the Philadelphia Eagles just can’t quit Sproles. The Eagles agreed to terms with the 36-year-old running back on a one-year contract Friday. He’ll join a loaded backfield that includes Jordan Howard, rookie Miles Sanders and Corey Clement. Sproles was supposed to retire after
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