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Wild-card playoffs: Predicting the winners

January 5, 2018 - 7:41am
Can the Bills win their first playoff game since 1995? Can the Saints make it three in a row over Carolina? Our reporters predict the wild-card games.

How Kirby Smart got Georgia this far this fast

January 5, 2018 - 7:34am
In 2012, Georgia was 5 yards from beating Alabama and reaching the title game. The Bulldogs crashed after that, but Smart has brought them all the way back.

Weekend lookahead: Big 12's best make their case for top league

January 5, 2018 - 7:04am
Trae Young and No. 7 Oklahoma visit No. 6 West Virginia to headline Saturday's slate in the Big 12, which has half of its members ranked in the top 25.

Seven teams the hype machine will be pushing until September

January 5, 2018 - 7:00am
When it comes to hype for 2018, expect to hear a lot about Auburn, Miami, Michigan State, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and ... Florida Atlantic.

This could be Gleyber Torres' year, but the Yankees are still shopping

January 5, 2018 - 6:30am
The Yankees have uncertainty surrounding who will play second and third. But those holes could be filled by the Yankees' top prospect -- and a veteran recruit.

Free-agent ace faceoff: Would you rather sign Yu Darvish or Jake Arrieta?

January 5, 2018 - 6:28am
They're the top arms on the market, but there are questions about both pitchers. We break down their resumes and let you decide which is the best bet.

Roundtable: Why is this hot stove season so cold, and what will happen when it heats up?

January 5, 2018 - 6:28am
The pace of this offseason has been positively glacial. We examine the reasons so many free agents are still unsigned -- and make predictions for the coming thaw.

Scouting playoff officials: What to know about the four wild-card refs

January 5, 2018 - 6:11am
What can you expect from Ed Hochuli's crew in the Rams-Falcons matchup? Here's everything to know about this weekend's referees and their records.

Sources: Rockets to guarantee Green contract

January 4, 2018 - 9:23pm
The Rockets are facing an NBA deadline of Sunday to either guarantee Gerald Green's deal for the season or waive him. They've chosen the former, meaning Green will make $872,000 for the season.

Serena no go for Aussie Open: 'Need more time'

January 4, 2018 - 9:22pm
Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, she announced Thursday. Williams won last year's tournament at Melbourne Park, her 23rd Grand Slam singles title of her career.

Warriors outlast Rockets in Houston to even season series

January 4, 2018 - 8:57pm
The Warriors blew a fourth quarter lead against the Rockets in the season opener, but Stephen Curry ensured that his team held on Thursday.

Bills' thank-you gift to Bengals: 1,440 wings

January 4, 2018 - 8:30pm
The Buffalo Bills are sending 1,440 chicken wings to the Cincinnati Bengals as a thank you for their win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday that clinched the Bills' first playoff berth since 1999.

Sharks' Thornton loses chunk of beard in fight

January 4, 2018 - 7:08pm
Sharks star Joe Thornton had a chunk of his signature beard ripped out during a fight with Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri on Thursday night.

Transfer Talk: Coutinho move close

January 4, 2018 - 5:56pm
Jurgen Klopp has nothing to say about Philippe Coutinho with papers reporting a move to Barcelona is "imminent." Transfer Talk has the latest.

Shazier has regained feeling in legs, report says

January 4, 2018 - 5:28pm
Without offering specifics, the father of Ryan Shazier says his son is "a long way from where he was on that Monday night when he was laying on the field" after suffering a spinal injury against the Bengals.

Greek Freak ahead of LeBron on All-Star ballots

January 4, 2018 - 4:45pm
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James by nearly 7,500 votes after the first 12 days of the All-Star fan vote.

Follow live: Rockets host West-leading Warriors

January 4, 2018 - 4:40pm
Klay Thompson sank 6 of 10 from 3, while Steph Curry added 29 points and Draymond Green registered another triple-double in the win.

Follow live: Thunder look to build momentum against Clippers

January 4, 2018 - 4:40pm
One night after beating the Lakers in L.A., the Thunder are back at Staples Center for a date with the Clippers.

Smith to Ohio State among All-America game commits

January 4, 2018 - 4:36pm
ESPN 300 DE Tyreke Smith picked Ohio State over several schools Thursday, the first of a number of top prospects who announced their commitments during the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Florida.

Lowe's 10 things: A LeBron-Love dance, the fighting Clips and OKC

January 4, 2018 - 4:21pm
Zach Lowe highlights LeBron James and Kevin Love pick-and-rolls, Lou Williams' insane scoring, the Thunder in crunch time and more.