6:57 PM ET Associated Press PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A year ago at The Honda Classic, Jhonattan Vegas made seven birdies all week. He’s off to a much better start this time. Vegas made six birdies and no bogeys Thursday, shooting a 6-under 64 to open a two-stroke lead after the first round. Lucas
6:45 PM ET In July 2010, eight months before Canelo Alvarez won his first world title as a 20-year-old junior middleweight, he was ringside in Las Vegas as a spectator at the lightweight championship rematch between Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz. On that night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, in one of the
6:43 PM ET ESPN news services A Texas jury has found former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman not guilty of raping another student in 2016. The McLennan County jury deliberated about two hours in Waco on Thursday before acquitting the 26-year-old Oakman of sexual assault. Oakman is the Bears’ career leader in sacks. The woman
7:00 PM ET Nick Kyrgios had played just six matches in 2019 before he clashed with Rafael Nadal on Wednesday evening in the Acapulco ATP 500. Kyrgios more than made up for lost time as he toppled the tournament’s top seed in an electric three-hour epic in signature Kyrgo fashion — with a welter of
6:08 PM ET Nick Kyrgios celebrates his victory over Rafael Nadal at the Mexico Open, February 27, 2019 PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images Nick Kyrgios has returned serve at Rafael Nadal, saying he wouldn’t “listen at all” to the world No.2 after the Spaniard said he needed to show more respect to himself, his opponents and the crowd.
8:00 AM ET Chris PetersESPN NHL Close Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. The 2018-19 rookie class has some elite players at the top of it,
3:33 PM ET Edmonton Oilers winger Jesse Puljujarvi will undergo hip surgery and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced Thursday. Puljujarvi, who has nine points in 46 games this season, was placed on injured reserve last week and hasn’t played since Feb. 15. “This injury has been bothering Jesse for some
2:29 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — Jason Witten is returning to the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced Thursday. Witten is leaving ESPN’s Monday Night Football and returning to the playing field less than a year after announcing his retirement. Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the tight end is getting a one-year deal worth $3.5
3:00 AM ET Karachi Kings 134 for 5 (Livingstone 38, Iftikhar 33*, Imad 19*, Lamichhane 2-17) beat Lahore Qalandars 133 for 5 (de Villiers 33, Sohail 29*, Iftikhar 2-4) by five wickets How the game played out Karachi and Lahore are the two largest cities in Pakistan, boasting a population in excess of 25 million.
3:01 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS — As a new league year begins, the Minnesota Vikings are expecting bigger things as they turn the page to their second season with quarterback Kirk Cousins. While Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer noted the ups and downs with Cousins in 2018, the focus shifted away from
Cycling – World Track Championships Venue: Pruszkow, Poland Dates: 27 February – 3 March Coverage: Thurs 28 Feb: 17:30-20:30 – BBC Red Button, iPlayer, Sport website and app, connected TV Three-time Olympic champion Ed Clancy led Great Britain to silver in the team pursuit as Australia smashed the world record to claim gold. Australia’s quartet
2:06 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to solicitation charges. In a court filing, Kraft’s attorneys have requested a non-jury trial. Authorities say Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts on the morning of the AFC Championship Game, which he attended in Kansas City
Charles Leclerc underlined Ferrari’s impressive start to 2019 as Pierre Gasly crashed his Red Bull on the penultimate day of testing. Leclerc set the fastest time of the winter by more than half a second before Gasly damaged the Red Bull at the high-speed Turn Nine, his second crash this winter. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas
12:37 PM ET Saturday’s UFC 235 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas will feature two title fights, led by ESPN’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world: Jon Jones. Jones will look to defend his light heavyweight title against Anthony Smith in the main event. In the co-feature, welterweight champ Tyron Woodley will take on Nigerian
11:06 AM ET Mike Rothstein UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was posed an interesting question Wednesday at UFC 235 media day: If he were to fight at heavyweight, would he choose Brock Lesnar or Daniel Cormier? The 31-year-old Jones said he’d take the guy he hasn’t fought before. “I’d take Brock Lesnar because he
11:39 AM ET Tommy Morrissey, who was born with just one arm, crushed a home run in his first Little League game of the season. Morrissey, 8, who was born with only his left arm, hit an inside-the-park, two-run homer after visiting St. Louis Cardinals spring training and getting hitting lessons from Cy Young winner
New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox won his first European Tour event on Sunday in Perth, Australia and only learned Tuesday that he would get into the WGC-Mexico Championship field. That meant a journey of more than 10,000 miles, and he did not arrive until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, with no chance to see the golf course.
11:13 AM ET Steve KimESPN They say that as one door closes, another one opens. And as the door was slammed shut on an immediate rematch between WBC heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury, it may have put Luis Ortiz — who faces Christian Hammer on Saturday at the Barclay Center —