5:01 PM ET England must “hit the ground running” if they are to regain the Ashes, Ben Stokes believes. England boast an outstanding record at Edgbaston, the venue for the first Test. They have won 11 international matches in succession at the ground and haven’t been beaten by Australia in any format there since 2001.
4:47 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Top-seeded Sloane Stephens was upset in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday, and Coco Gauff also lost in the tune-up for the US Open. Rebecca Peterson beat Stephens 6-2, 7-5 at the hard-court tournament. Stephens was coming off a third-round loss at Wimbledon. Gauff, the
4:29 PM BST England flanker Brad Shields will be sidelined for four to six weeks after damaging a ligament in his foot at a training camp in Italy last week, assistant coach John Mitchell said on Tuesday. Shields, 28, was replaced by Harlequins’ Alex Dombrandt at the training camp and the Wasps back-row forward’s recovery
4:14 PM ET The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Tuesday that the team has agreed to a deal with point guard Trey Burke. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Trey’s experience as a ball handler matched with his scoring ability makes him a good fit for our roster,” GM Elton Brand said in a statement.
4:16 PM ET Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — The trial of former Wisconsin Badgers football player Quintez Cephus began Tuesday with a woman testifying that Cephus raped her in his apartment. Cephus, 21, of Macon, Georgia, is charged with second- and third-degree sexual assault after two 18-year-old women reported to police that he had assaulted
3:41 PM ET Associated Press STORRS, Conn. — UConn coach Randy Edsall says linebacker Eli Thomas won’t return to football after suffering a stroke last season. The senior had been working on his rehabilitation since having a stroke last October before a weightlifting session. He had returned to the team and been named a captain
10:57 AM ET Nothing triggers hockey gambling more than a nationwide heat wave. Caesars posted futures and propositions for the upcoming NHL season. Below are the top plays from ESPN Sports Betting Analyst Doug Kezirian and Senior NHL Writer Greg Wyshynski. Note: Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook. Kezirian: This team ended last season as poorly
3:19 PM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — Kliff Kingsbury now knows why so many players around the league were upset with their Madden ratings. The new Arizona Cardinals coach was sent a picture of what he looks like in this year’s game, which will be released Friday, by “one of my really kind friends.” All the
2:50 PM ET Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is set to return to the lineup for Tuesday night’s game against the New York Mets after a month-long absence due to injury. Anderson, who is hitting .317 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs in a breakout season, suffered a high ankle sprain when he planted
2:50 PM ET Fewer players will be around for the weekend at PGA Tour events starting next season. The PGA Tour Player Advisory Council and Policy Board voted last month to reduce the 36-hole cut size from the top 70 players and ties to the top 65 players and ties starting with the 2019-20 season.
2:46 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — An Egyptian tennis player whose brother was banned from the sport for life for match-fixing has been suspended from tennis for alleged integrity violations. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced Tuesday that 21-year-old Youssef Hossam has been provisionally suspended while its investigation continues. Hossam may not compete in or
2:09 PM ET LOS ANGELES — When asked about his love of video games, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons pulls out his phone and flips through a gallery of photos. After a bit of perusing, he stops on the picture he was attempting to find, an older, sepia-tone one contrasting with his state-of-the-art smartphone. In
2:09 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Video games have taken over the NBA. From the NBA 2K League, which features gaming squads for 21 of the league’s franchises, to Josh Hart and Reggie Jackson competing at the Fortnite Pro-Am at Epic Games’ Summer Block Party in June, it’s impossible to walk into an NBA locker
2:55 PM ET The BCCI has suspended Test opener Prithvi Shaw for taking a banned substance Terbutaline under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code. The suspension is backdated from the day of the collection of the urine sample, from February 22 this year, and will expire on November 15. Let us look at how the
1:27 PM ET The Minnesota Wild have fired general manager Paul Fenton just over one year into his tenure with the club, it was announced Tuesday. “After giving much thought to this difficult decision, I informed Paul today that he was not the right fit for our organization going forward,” owner Craig Leipold said in
12:26 PM ET Britain’s Nicola Adams has become a world champion for the first time after previous champion Mexico’s Arely Mucino was unable to defend her title following an injury. The WBO have declared Adams as the world flyweight champion after Mucino was unable to fight Adams in a planned bout later this year having
11:26 AM ET ESPN News Services The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Ryan Callahan in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the teams announced. Goaltender Mike Condon is heading to Florida along with a 2020 sixth-round draft pick while Ottawa also receives Tampa Bay’s fifth-round pick for next year. Callahan, 34, was placed on long-term
3:00 PM ET If you like a race that often comes down to strategy and who can plan out the 160 laps the best (or in this case 163 laps), then Pocono is the track for you. Or if you like the uncertainty and nail biting that comes with whether the leaders can stretch their