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Barnwell: Ranking the NFL's best and worst potential coach openings

December 13, 2017 - 12:26pm
A super-talented 22-year-old quarterback and a few defensive stars? The Texans' job is intriguing if Bill O'Brien doesn't return. Bill Barnwell sorts the coaching jobs that could come open in 2018.

Why Aaron Judge should hit leadoff for the Yankees

December 13, 2017 - 11:32am
He certainly doesn't look the part. But there are a few good reasons the 6-foot-7, 282-pound Bronx Bomber could play a starring role in the 1-hole.

OKC's George: Pacers' success brings 'closure'

December 13, 2017 - 11:13am
Paul George is happy to see that the Pacers are "going in the right direction" after trading him to the Thunder, even though there are some regrets about how the process played out.

Lowe: Grizzlies suddenly have no identity and hard questions ahead

December 13, 2017 - 10:47am
Zach Lowe talks to Marc Gasol and takes stock of a Memphis team with two aging stars and no clear path forward.

Source: Marlins trade OF Ozuna to Cardinals

December 13, 2017 - 10:27am
The Miami Marlins have continued their offseason purge, trading All-Star left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals, a source told ESPN. Ozuna is due to enter arbitration after a career-best season.

The ultimate College Football Playoff preview

December 13, 2017 - 10:14am
The CFP semifinals feature four blue bloods, the Heisman Trophy winner, three elite defenses and one team going for back-to-back titles. Here's everything to know about these epic matchups.

Boras says Marlins are now a 'pawn shop'

December 13, 2017 - 9:58am
With one of his two Miami Marlins clients traded Wednesday, agent Scott Boras says of the team: "We've seen one of our major league jewelry stores become a pawn shop.''

Rookie Smith-Schuster won't change after ban

December 13, 2017 - 9:04am
Steelers rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster plans to keep "playing physical," even after the receiver was suspended for one game for his vicious block on Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict.

Players who could surprise in bowl season

December 13, 2017 - 8:48am
Intriguing matchups and unfamiliar opponents can lead to new stars emerging from bowl season. Here are a few who could surprise.

Is time running out on OKC's Big Three experiment?

December 13, 2017 - 8:32am
Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony have preached patience through the Thunder's tumultuous start. But as OKC's new stars face their old teams, a reunion tour has the feel of a season-defining road trip.

CFL commissioner had good talk with Manziel

December 13, 2017 - 7:58am
CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said he had a good talk with Johnny Manziel, but he is waiting for the results of expert analysis to see if the quarterback should be allowed to play in the league.

Reports: Rockies add to bullpen, retain McGee

December 13, 2017 - 7:53am
After signing reliever Bryan Shaw on Tuesday, the Rockies kept another piece in their bullpen by agreeing to a deal with lefty Jake McGee, according to reports.

It's officially OK to feel good about Porzingis, Ntilikina and the Knicks' future

December 13, 2017 - 7:45am
The Knicks needed help from across the roster to beat the Lakers, but two players they see as foundational pieces were exceptional in the overtime win.

Twins sign ex-Yankee Pineda to two-year deal

December 13, 2017 - 7:31am
The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that they have signed former Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract.

For Steelers, battle with Tom Brady begins before ball is even snapped

December 13, 2017 - 6:38am
In his past seven games against Pittsburgh, Tom Brady has 22 touchdowns, zero interceptions and six wins.

For clues on what to expect in Rodgers' return, check the film from 2013

December 13, 2017 - 6:38am
Aaron Rodgers, who is set to return from a broken collarbone this week, was in a similar spot four years ago. He was a bit rusty, but still clutch.

Browns, Bills and 49ers are set up for big draft

December 13, 2017 - 6:11am
Three teams traded up to select their quarterbacks of the future in 2017. Now three others are armed with lots of capital, but not all will take a QB.

How to fix the Penguins' woes

December 13, 2017 - 5:59am
Pittsburgh is a team with a lot of miles on its tires. Our writers offer ideas to help the Pens get back in gear, including: make a trade, score more even-strength goals -- and keep passing the puck to Phil Kessel.

Packers have legitimate playoff hopes with Aaron Rodgers' recovery

December 13, 2017 - 5:29am
On the 12th day of December, the Packers' No. 12 got the clearance he needed to help the team make one final push for the playoffs.

Jeff Horn retains title after knocking out Gary Corcoran

December 13, 2017 - 4:44am
Horn ensured he would ring in the new year as the WBO welterweight champion of the world after defeating Corcoran in front of a packed crowd in Brisbane.