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Olney: With Yanks and Sox stacked, least of AL East should sell now

December 12, 2017 - 12:11pm
As New York and Boston pull away, it could be time for the O's, Jays and Rays to admit they can't keep up -- and cash in on their biggest stars.

From castoff to 'King Kong': How J.D. Martinez became one of MLB's most sought-after sluggers

December 12, 2017 - 12:11pm
After being dumped by the Astros, he remade his swing and is now set to make nine figures on this winter's free-agent market.

Hype is real: Tomlin amped for Pats showdown

December 12, 2017 - 11:25am
Mike Tomlin, saying "it's good to be in big games," is excited about the hype leading into Sunday's game against the Patriots at Heinz Field.

Champions League draw will bring best out of Euro giants

December 12, 2017 - 11:20am
It's a shame that some heavyweights will be knocked out early, but the draw has brought plenty of excitement and drama that make it all worthwhile.

Misses in blizzard might cost Vinatieri $500K

December 12, 2017 - 10:37am
Adam Vinatieri's field goal percentage dropped to 88 percent after he missed two attempts during the blizzard at Buffalo on Sunday. He needs a success rate of 90 percent by the end of the season to collect a $500,000 bonus.

Trae Young's star turn and other surprises in this freshman class

December 12, 2017 - 10:11am
We expected Trae Young to be good at Oklahoma, but leading the country in scoring? He is the biggest freshman surprise so far this season, but who else has exceeded expectations and who so far hasn't lived up to the billing?

Yankees trade Headley, Mitchell to Padres

December 12, 2017 - 8:41am
The Yankees traded 3B Chase Headley, who is due $13 million in 2018, and reliever Bryan Mitchell to the Padres in exchange for outfielder Jabari Blash.

Agent: Redskins' Cravens cleared for activities

December 12, 2017 - 8:09am
Redskins safety Su'a Cravens, who is sitting out this season after suffering from post-concussion syndrome, has been cleared to resume activities, his agent said.

All-time return TD leader Hester retiring

December 12, 2017 - 7:57am
Devin Hester, the all-time leader in combined punt and kickoff returns for touchdown, is retiring from the NFL.

Follow live: Ball, Lakers head into clash with Knicks

December 12, 2017 - 7:28am
Los Angeles is bringing its two-game winning streak into Madison Square Garden.

GM Cashman agrees to new deal with Yankees

December 12, 2017 - 7:10am
Brian Cashman will continue to be the GM of the Yankees, confirming that he's agreed to a new deal. Said owner Hal Steinbrenner: "I want him to stay."

The most exciting players in college basketball

December 12, 2017 - 6:55am
The argument about the best player in college basketball will go on all season. But it's already clear which players are the most exciting. We go through the list, starting, of course, with Deandre Ayton and Collin Sexton.

The real prize on the CFB awards circuit? Intel about bowl foes

December 12, 2017 - 6:40am
Sure, Baker Mayfield took home the Heisman, but there's another prize for the Oklahoma QB and others up for postseason honors. Players are talking on the red carpet and backstage, hoping for info about their postseason opponents.

2017 ESPN All-America team

December 12, 2017 - 6:39am
Headlined by Heisman winner Baker Mayfield at QB and Butkus winner Roquan Smith at linebacker, here is ESPN's 2017 All-America team.

NBA player rankings: LeBron James and the Rockets guards keep dominating

December 12, 2017 - 6:16am
The King and Houston's All-Star backcourt rolled through yet another week full of standout performances, but who came out on top?

The 20 best games of the 2017 college football season

December 12, 2017 - 6:13am
Game-winning kicks, Hail Marys, streak-breaking scores, amazing comebacks and seven overtimes are all highlights of the year's best games.

USC fell short of the playoff but will not end 2017 empty-handed

December 12, 2017 - 6:00am
As much as the Trojans wanted a Rose Bowl return -- this time as a CFP semifinalist -- they know reclaiming the Pac-12 title is an important step.

Eli Manning has only known one NFL team. Now what?

December 12, 2017 - 5:59am
Manning wanted to retire as a one-uniform player, but if he wants to stay in the game, he might have to give up New York.

Why the Giants should bench Eli to give Davis Webb a look

December 12, 2017 - 5:59am
With the Giants in a free fall, it would make more sense for them to send Eli Manning back to the bench and see what rookie Davis Webb can do.

Week 15 Power Rankings: Biggest breakthroughs -- including a new No. 1

December 12, 2017 - 5:52am
The Steelers' improved pass rush has helped catapult them to the top. The Rams' offensive overhaul keeps them high. Case Keenum is still playing at an MVP level, despite the Vikings' loss. Here's how the league is stacking up.