11:38 PM ET EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold lived up to the hype in his preseason debut Friday night at MetLife Stadium, bolstering his chances of becoming the Week 1 starter. Darnold, drafted third overall, completed 13 of 18 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in two-plus quarters
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9:16 PM ET Darren Rovell Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN.com’s sports business reporter since 2012; previously at ESPN from 2000-06 Appears on SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com and with ABC News Formerly worked as analyst at CNBC Nick DePaula North Carolina, which self-reported that 13 football players committed secondary NCAA violations by reselling shoes given to
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7:40 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens romped into the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday, beating Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2. The 25-year-old Stephens, ranked No. 3 in the world, won a hard-court title in Miami in March and lost the French Open final to top-ranked Simona Halep. In the semifinals,
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7:35 PM ET ESPN News Services BROOKLYN, Mich. — Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch swept the front row in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Kevin Harvick, neck-and-neck with Busch all season, was right behind in third. Kurt Busch said Friday that he hasn’t signed a contract with any team for 2019 amid a Motorsport.com report
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8:40 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kurt Busch has talked to several teams about driving for them next season, but the 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion said Friday night he has not signed any deal for
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11:17 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled off another upset Friday at the Rogers Cup, and top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallied at night to join the Greek teenager in the semifinals. Tsitsipas saved two match points in a 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4 victory over second-seeded defending champion Alexander Zverev, and the top-seeded Nadal
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4:17 PM ET Set your calendars — the full NBA schedule is here. Here are our must-see regular-season matchups for 2018-19, complete with plenty of rivalries, reunions, rookie showdowns and, of course, the biggest Los Angeles Lakers games of the season. The 10 can’t-miss games 76ers at Celtics | Oct. 16 | TNT These Eastern
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3:00 AM ET ECB Reporters Network Durham 174 for 7 (Prasanna 2-22) beat Northants 162 for 9 (Duckett 40, Prasanna 38, Rushworth 3-22) by 12 runsScorecard Durham went top of the North Group of the Vitality Blast with a 12-run win at Northamptonshire as their Twenty20 season continued to bring pleasure where for most of
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4:06 PM ET Kawhi Leonard will make his return to San Antonio in early January, and the first game in the storied Los Angeles Lakers–Boston Celtics rivalry — now featuring LeBron James and Kyrie Irving — will be in early February, the NBA announced on Friday as part of its full schedule release. Leonard will
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3:35 PM ET The Philadelphia Phillies acquired first baseman Justin Bour from the Miami Marlins on Friday for a minor-league pitching prospect, the teams announced. Bour, 30, is hitting .227 with 19 home runs in 112 games with the Marlins this season. He has a career .262/.346/.470 slash line over parts of five seasons with
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3:34 PM ET ST. LOUIS — Gary Woodland set a 36-hole scoring record at the PGA Championship while two players matched the tournament scoring record of 63 during the early portion of the second round Friday at Bellerive Country Club. Woodland added a 66 to his opening 64 to complete 36 holes at 130, the
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3:48 PM ET Washington Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice tore his ACL and is out for the season, the team announced Friday. Guice injured his left knee at the end of a first-quarter run during Thursday’s preseason opener against the New England Patriots. A second-round draft choice out of LSU, Guice had 19 yards
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2:47 PM ET The UFC has installed a backup plan for its welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Darren Till at UFC 228 on Sept. 8 in Dallas. Welterweight contender Kamaru Usman (13-1) will submit all required medical forms in the state of Texas and officially weigh-in on Sept. 7, in the event something
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