7:20 AM BST Scott Johnson says he knows first-hand the importance of inclusiveness in rugby, explaining why Rugby Australia [RA] has his full support in their employment battle with Israel Folau. RA’s director of rugby Johnson revealed the role he played when former Wales fullback Gareth Thomas struggled with his sexuality 13 years ago, cementing
7:10 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN This might have been the craziest first round in Stanley Cup playoff history, and Tuesday night featured one of the wildest Game 7s you’ll ever see. And oh yeah, there’s another Game 7 in store on Wednesday. Here’s a recap of last night’s action (check out replays of every playoff
Expectations were always going to be high for China to deliver a memorable grand prix. Unfortunately for those who watched, race number 1,000 will slip quietly into the history books with barely a backwards glance. Valtteri Bottas fended off Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to secure his seventh career pole position in some notable pre-race action.
5:53 AM ET Turin’s Pala Alpitour stadium will host the ATP Finals from 2021-2025, replacing London, the governing body of men’s tennis said on Wednesday. Turin was picked ahead of Manchester, Singapore, Tokyo and London which were among the five shortlisted venues after more than 40 cities worldwide had expressed an interest to host the
2:53 PM ET Hemant Brar in Bengaluru It’s difficult to get noticed in a team that contains Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, but Moeen Ali has definitely made his presence felt at Royal Challengers Bangalore this season. While Kohli (387), de Villiers (332) and Parthiv Patel (283) have more runs than Moeen (216), his
With the transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is set to open soon — find out when here – rest assured that Transfer Talk is scouring the world’s media and setting correspondents loose to see what is on the agenda. PAPER TALK (by Nick Judd) Pogba off to Madrid? Paul Pogba has told Manchester United teammates
4:25 AM ET PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s a shot that will be replayed for years to come, one of the all-time postseason moments as Damian Lillard closed the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games from almost 40 feet out to give himself an even 50 points and berth in the second round. The official play-by-play
3:28 AM ET ANAHEIM, Calif. — All throughout the day Tuesday, Mike Ford found himself the butt of the same joke told by his New York Yankees teammates. “The running joke was I might have been the only guy in major league history to have two intentional walks and just one hit,” the first baseman
2:51 AM BST Japan need to find a replacement for competing in Super Rugby following Sunwolves’ expulsion if they are to become a major rugby power, former Brave Blossoms coach Eddie Jones has said. The Sunwolves, Japan’s representatives in Super Rugby, were told by the competition’s governing body SANZAAR in March that they would be
Find out the date and details of the 2019 FA Cup final. Who is in the final? It will be played between Manchester City and Watford. When does the match kick off? The match takes place on Saturday, May 18 at 17:00 local time (12:00 EDT/09:00 PDT) at Wembley Stadium. Can I watch the game
1:31 AM ET Greg Wyshynski Chris Peters Close ESPN staff writer 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. As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention
12:58 AM ET Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians is not at all happy about his team’s 2019 regular-season schedule that was released last week, so much so that he reached out to the NFL league office to voice his displeasure. The Bucs will go seven straight weeks without a home game, with two West
10:49 PM ET Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher says he has no plans to leave the school following athletic director Scott Woodward’s departure last week to LSU. Fisher, who won one national championship and three ACC titles during his eight seasons at Florida State, signed a 10-year, $75 million contract with Texas A&M last offseason.
9:26 PM ET Featherweight Ruben Villa, one of the top prospects in boxing, will face Luis Alberto Lopez on May 10 at Omega Products International in Corona, California, co-promoters Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions announced on Tuesday. The fight will headline a tripleheader on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (Showtime, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Villa (15-0, 5
9:32 PM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — The Texas Rangers placed left-hander Drew Smyly on the 10-day injured list Tuesday because of nerve tightness in his pitching arm, pausing his return from elbow surgery that caused him to miss the past two seasons. Smyly, who turns 30 in June, is 0-2 with a 7.80
8:00 AM ET TEMPE, Ariz. — Kliff Kingsbury was already hot on Kyler Murray‘s recruitment when he walked into the indoor football facility at Allen High School, a northern suburb of Dallas, one day during Murray’s junior season. He walked over to Murray and Ryan Hoogerwerf, Murray’s senior backup, while they were warming up together.
7:34 PM ET ESPN News Services ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan says guard Jordan Poole is staying in the NBA draft. The school announced earlier this month that Poole, Charles Matthews and Iggy Brazdeikis were declaring for the draft, though they had the option of coming back to the Wolverines. Since then, Matthews has announced
7:36 PM ET Associated Press Captain Tiger Woods and part of his U.S. team can expect to be bleary-eyed at the Presidents Cup this year. Woods announced Tuesday that his Hero World Challenge will return to the Bahamas in December and end on Saturday (Dec. 7) instead of Sunday to give him and some of