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What title games? Off-field drama takes center stage

December 1, 2017 - 9:45pm
Ole Miss, Jimbo Fisher and Tennessee's endless coaching search have pulled attention from what could be the best championship Saturday ever.

Here's how conference championships can shake up the playoff

December 1, 2017 - 9:45pm
A conference championship is part of the criteria the CFP committee uses to distinguish between playoff contenders. How much will the final weekend shake up the top four? We'll find out on Selection Day.

Ga. Tech's own basket costly vs. Grambling St.

December 1, 2017 - 8:56pm
Diontae Jones had 18 points and nine rebounds Friday night when a Georgia Tech player inadvertently tipped a shot into the wrong basket with 6.5 seconds left to send Grambling State to a 64-63 upset win over the Yellow Jackets.

Sources: Yanks choose Boone as next manager

December 1, 2017 - 7:52pm
Aaron Boone, whose Game 7-winning homer in the 2003 ALCS lives on in Yankees lore, will be back in the Bronx Bombers' dugout, this time as manager, ESPN's Buster Olney reports. Boone was chosen over Hensley Meulens for his first managerial job.

NCAA hits Ole Miss, Freeze with penalties

December 1, 2017 - 6:21pm
The NCAA came down hard on the Ole Miss football program for lack of institutional control, penalizing the Rebels with a second bowl ban and additional scholarship restrictions.

Sources: Stanton reps also to meet with Cards

December 1, 2017 - 5:37pm
Representatives of slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who have met with the Giants over the past two days, have also received approval for a meeting with the Cardinals, sources told ESPN.

Sources: Yanks job down to Boone, Meulens

December 1, 2017 - 5:18pm
The next manager of the Yankees is expected to be either ESPN analyst Aaron Boone or Giants bench coach Hensley 'Bam Bam' Meulens, according to sources. General manager Brian Cashman consulted with A-Rod, but he was not a candidate.

Even fellow Tour players are getting drawn in to the Tiger hype

December 1, 2017 - 4:53pm
It wasn't always this way. In years past, Tiger Woods would separate himself from the rest of the field (on and off the course). Now, with Tiger's new camaraderie with players, they are just as interested in the hype as we are.

Predictions: Scores for every game

December 1, 2017 - 3:49pm
NFL Nation reporters predict the outcomes for Week 13 games, including a matchup of two of the league's hottest offenses: Vikings vs. Falcons.

Cotto's transformation in the past 10 years

December 1, 2017 - 3:39pm
Take a look at how four-division titleholder Miguel Cotto has changed his body the past few years. Cotto will fight one last time when he defends his junior middleweight title against Sadam Ali on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

When will the NHL expand internationally?

December 1, 2017 - 3:38pm
The NHL's preseason foray into Beijing could be a harbinger of expansion. "We're going to work to grow the game in places like China, where there isn't a presence of hockey," commissioner Gary Bettman told ESPN.

Sources: Fisher's Texas A&M deal richest ever

December 1, 2017 - 2:29pm
Jimbo Fisher is out at Florida State and taking the head-coaching job at Texas A&M, which will pay him $75 million over 10 years -- the richest deal in college football history in terms of total value.

Meyer: Game-day call on Barrett's playing time

December 1, 2017 - 2:23pm
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says quarterback J.T. Barrett's health situation is "delicate" and that the coaches will determine in the next 24 hours how much the quarterback can run the ball against Wisconsin.

Top teams get good draws but upsets will happen

December 1, 2017 - 2:17pm
For the first time in a long time, the World Cup favorites have clear paths to the knockouts. But it's never that simple at the World Cup.

Return to MLS Cup legitimizes Seattle title

December 1, 2017 - 2:08pm
Returning to MLS Cup this season, the Seattle Sounders have proved their 2016 title was no fluke. Now they can write themselves into league history.

Tiger shoots 68, among leaders in Bahamas

December 1, 2017 - 1:36pm
Tiger Woods briefly took the lead while shooting a 4-under 68 and is among the leaders at the Hero World Challenge. Woods is in contention for his first victory in four years entering the weekend.

Follow live: Stanford faces USC in Pac-12 title game

December 1, 2017 - 1:29pm
There is no CFP berth on the line as the two teams meet Friday, but there are still bowl games at stake.

Texas A&M looks to fulfill championship dreams with Jimbo Fisher

December 1, 2017 - 1:24pm
Since firing Kevin Sumlin, the Aggies haven't been shy about their outsize aspirations. A program determined to win national titles secured a coach who has done just that.

Texans' Watt celebrates 1st steps since surgery

December 1, 2017 - 1:07pm
With a celebratory, "We're walking," Texans defensive end J.J. Watt posted a video of his first steps since he fractured his tibial plateau in Week 5.

Fulmer hired as AD, confident of Vols' future

December 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
After parting ways with John Currie amid a difficult coaching search, Tennessee has turned to Hall of Fame coach Phillip Fulmer to be the school's athletic director.