Sports News

Mavs PG Smith returns, keys win with 17 points

January 23, 2019 - 5:18am
After missing six straight games, Dennis Smith Jr. played a prominent role in the Mavs' 106-98 win over the Clippers, starting and scoring 17 points in a team-high 37 minutes.

Olney: Rivera personified grace. Inside lurked a monster competitor

January 23, 2019 - 5:18am
Win or lose, the unanimous new Hall of Famer -- and the greatest postseason performer of all time -- never let you see him sweat. Behind the facade, he was on fire.

Transition from WWE to Bellator MMA nearly complete for Jake Hager

January 23, 2019 - 5:18am
Even while performing as Jack Swagger in the WWE, MMA was calling Jake Hager. Days away from his Bellator debut, Hager, 36, says he's ready for his first trip into the cage and wants to prove he has plenty left in the tank.

Angry Saints fans file lawsuits, put up billboards

January 23, 2019 - 5:18am
Angry Saints fans have been reacting to the missed call in the NFC title game in various ways -- from lawsuits and petitions to billboards in Atlanta and boycotts throughout New Orleans.

Happy 50th! Jets Super Bowl rings survive ocean, fridge and toilet

January 23, 2019 - 5:18am
The Super Bowl III rings have created family bonds among strangers, helped cover medical costs and inspired acts of kindness.

How Manny Diaz has Miami thinking big again

January 23, 2019 - 5:18am
The Hurricanes' new coach isn't wasting any time changing the program. Would you expect anything else from the inventor of the Turnover Chain?

'Secret Sauce': How Seattle plans to create perfect NHL franchise

January 23, 2019 - 5:18am
From building a staff to creating a farm team, to engineering an epic arena build and finding the right team name, here's the latest from the ground.

Super Bowl LIII primer: What to watch for in Patriots-Rams, and early picks

January 23, 2019 - 5:18am
The Patriots and Rams will go head-to-head for a title in two weeks. We have predictions, X factors, looming questions and more.

Barnwell: 16 crucial plays from a wild championship Sunday

January 23, 2019 - 5:18am
Two overtime games. Pivotal missed calls. Walk-off wins by the Patriots and Rams. Let's make sense of Sunday's madness.

Can Tiger Woods get to No. 1 again?

January 23, 2019 - 5:18am
The question seems preposterous, given how far Tiger Woods had fallen. It won't be easy, but it's not impossible, either.

Serena out after losing 5-1 lead in 3rd to Pliskova

January 23, 2019 - 4:08am
After Serena Williams was called for a foot fault on match point, Karolina Pliskova fought off three more match points to win 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 and reach the semifinals in Melbourne.

DeMarcus Cousins is embracing pure Warriors basketball

January 23, 2019 - 4:08am
The team least in need of more talent just activated one of the NBA's most talented big men.

Nadal tops Tiafoe, gets 20-year-old Tsitsipas next

January 22, 2019 - 7:17pm
Rafael Nadal has won every set he has played in this year's Australian Open, a streak he kept alive to beat Frances Tiafoe in the quarterfinals and one he'll put on the line vs. 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Chiefs fire DC Sutton after loss to Patriots

January 22, 2019 - 7:17pm
Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton was fired by the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, two days after Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

Sources: Mavs ban fan who heckled Beverley

January 22, 2019 - 7:17pm
A Mavericks fan who has long sat courtside at home games has been banned by the team for the rest of the season for heckling the Clippers' Patrick Beverley in December, sources told ESPN.

Into the Aussie Open final four, Danielle Collins feeling the love back home

January 22, 2019 - 7:17pm
Although most of her family isn't in Australia, Danielle Collins knows they are ecstatic about her success Down Under.

Harden says Carmelo deserves another chance

January 22, 2019 - 5:32pm
James Harden said Tuesday that he believes Carmelo Anthony can still help an NBA team, and he hopes Anthony finds a place where he can play and be happy.

Olney: Mariano Rivera personified grace. Inside lurked a monster competitor

January 22, 2019 - 5:32pm
Win or lose, the unanimous new Hall of Famer -- and the greatest postseason performer of all time -- never let you see him sweat. Behind the facade, he was on fire.

Even on weigh-in day, the numbers always lie

January 22, 2019 - 5:32pm
Last year, 70 percent of the Senior Bowl North players lied about their heights. In an era when scouts, coaches and fans can access every metric imaginable, why is getting an athlete's true height (or weight) so darn hard?

Your arbitrary and fun Duke player power rankings

January 22, 2019 - 5:32pm
Box scores and game tape show how stacked Duke's roster is this season. So do our fun and slightly capricious power rankings.