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Astros stunned in historic upset at sportsbooks

11:25 PM ET ESPN News Services HOUSTON — Justin Verlander pitched a two-hitter and lost, allowing homers to John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Wednesday night in a historic upset. With Verlander on the mound at home against the worst team in the majors, the Tigers […]

Fins’ Ross leaves NFL’s social justice committee

7:54 AM ET Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has stepped down from the NFL’s social justice committee, the team announced Tuesday. “Stephen made the decision last week and informed the NFL and members of the working committee that he was going to step aside from the group and continue to focus his efforts on RISE,” […]

Cowboys extend LB Smith on 5-year, $64M deal

3:51 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — It wasn’t a contract extension for Dak Prescott or Ezekiel Elliott or Amari Cooper, but Jaylon Smith‘s seven-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys that was signed Tuesday allowed owner and general manager Jerry Jones to feel happy. “Y’all have been badgering my ass to get a contract done for […]

The Sterling Affairs: Listen to the 30 for 30 five-part podcast series

7:30 AM ET The Sterling Affairs is a story of power and scandal in Los Angeles. When an audio recording of a racist rant by former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was leaked online in 2014, it caused an uproar that changed the NBA forever. But Sterling had been a problem for decades — in basketball, […]

The Red Sox are (basically) toast: What losing Chris Sale means for 2019 and beyond

10:00 AM ET It’s never a good sign for any baseball team — let alone a defending World Series champion with a mostly returning roster — to be treating games in mid-August like it’s the middle of October. The Boston Red Sox were forced to show their hand in a three-game set against the Cleveland […]

The 2019 ESPN preseason All-America team

8:58 AM ET Picking college football’s best players in August is a dicey proposition. For instance, go back and see how many people had Kyler Murray as the best quarterback in the country — let alone the Heisman Trophy winner — at this time a year ago. As we unveil ESPN’s 2019 preseason All-America team, […]

Raiders GM: Time for AB to be ‘all-in or all-out’

6:49 PM ET NAPA, Calif. — Antonio Brown left training camp again Sunday, and while Mike Mayock said it was over the receiver’s anger from being denied use of his helmet, the Oakland Raiders‘ general manager also issued an ultimatum to Brown. “You all know that AB is not here today, right?” Mayock told a […]

12-team, non-PPR mock fantasy draft: Running backs rule

Aug 16, 2019 We can’t recommend enough the importance of taking part in some mock fantasy football drafts before your real ones arrive. It’s easy (just click here and join one), doesn’t take much time and gives you the chance to make mistakes that don’t count, while getting a feel for where players may land […]

UFC 241 Viewers Guide: The rematch and the return we’ve been waiting for

Aug 13, 2019 As far as main and co-main events go, UFC 241 Saturday night in Anaheim has to be considered the strongest card of the year so far. Here he is, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (22-1). Still defending his title in August, despite so much talk last year of plans to retire on his […]

Reid rips Jay-Z over Kap remarks, deal with NFL

12:39 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid on Friday blasted rapper Jay-Z for suggesting “we’ve moved past kneeling” during the national anthem as a protest against social injustice. Reid also suggested that Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL to help with entertainment and social justice is a “money move” that undercuts […]