7:38 AM ET UFC 265 is set for Saturday and offers an interim heavyweight title clash as the headlining fight. Derrick Lewis faces Ciryl Gane in the main event, and if he’s able to win, Lewis would improve on one of the most impressive heavyweight resumes in UFC history. With so many big wins, including
9:06 AM ET KAWAGOE, Japan — For the past few years, Xander Schauffele has been pro golf’s next big thing, which is a designation that’s usually, and ideally, temporary. But his ascent had been stuck in neutral. He has been playing very well, but not great. A bevy of top-10 finishes in majors, but an
11:45 AM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Belinda Bencic of Switzerland won the women’s tennis gold medal in singles, and she might not be done at the Tokyo Games. The 12th-ranked Bencic beat Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 for the first major title of her career.
5:57 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Boston Celtics were involved in a pair of moves to reshuffle their roster Friday that saw them ship out center Tristan Thompson and bring back three players: guard Kris Dunn and center Bruno Fernando from the Atlanta Hawks, and guard Josh Richardson from the Dallas Mavericks. The first deal
6:00 AM ET SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In a span of 341 days, the San Francisco 49ers rewarded three players — tight end George Kittle, left tackle Trent Williams and, most recently, middle linebacker Fred Warner — with contracts at the top of the market for their respective positions. The number climbs to four if
12:50 PM ET ESPN staff [Editor’s note: The news that Texas and Oklahoma were planning to leave the conference — which became official on Friday — was a reminder that in college football, the past is never really the past. ESPN reporters Heather Dinich, Mark Schlabach and Dave Wilson show how the roots of this
8:07 AM ET Timothy Bradley Jr. There are a lot of good fights on the schedule for the rest of 2021, but there are a lot of good matchups still waiting to be made — some fights that have been talked about, and some that haven’t. Former two-division world champion and current ESPN boxing analyst
9:00 AM ET For months, we heard about the NHL’s pandemic economy, the flat salary cap and how difficult making deals had become. Then the 2021 free agent market opened, and within 24 hours teams had spent over half a billion dollars. Nature is healing. Second-pairing defensemen are getting $5 million against the cap again.
7:00 AM ET The 2021 MLB trade deadline is approaching fast, with front offices weighing their biggest needs before 4 p.m. ET on July 30 arrives. Will the Chicago Cubs deal away some of their most well-known players, including Kris Bryant, Craig Kimbrel, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo, before they hit the free-agent market this
11:00 AM ET Sid LoweSpain writer When the board went up, so did Carlo Ancelotti. They were coming towards the end of Real Madrid‘s first proper preseason game at Ibrox, just not quite quick enough. Their new coach, who is also one of their old coaches, had seen enough so he approached the referee and
6:55 PM ET Associated Press IndyCar rookie Jimmie Johnson is hopeful of testing in August on the oval at Homestead-Miami Speedway as part of a path toward running in next year’s Indianapolis 500. Johnson, a seven-time NASCAR champion, jumped this season to IndyCar and has competed in seven races for team owner Chip Ganassi. He’s
10:10 AM BST British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has made three changes to the side that beat the Springboks in the opening test. Conor Murray and Mako Vunipola have been named to start after impressing off the bench last week. Chris Harris has also been brought into the starting XV for the
7:44 AM ET Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main card featured close calls throughout, with a pair of split decisions and a majority decision in the last five fights of the night. The judges had a tough job, but did they get the biggest fight of the night — the high-stakes bantamweight clash between TJ Dillashaw
9:04 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Olympic boxing offers a glimpse into the future of who might shine in the professional ranks, but failure at the Games doesn’t always lead
7:28 PM ET Associated Press BLAINE, Minn. — Cameron Champ fended off dehydration and crisply putted his way to a 5-under 66 on Sunday, winning the 3M Open by two strokes for his third career victory. The 26-year-old Champ had five birdies in a bogey-free round to finish at 15-under 269 at TPC Twin Cities.
6:25 AM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com IN 2016, JESSICA PEGULA’S long-awaited breakthrough seemed inevitable. At the US Open, she advanced through qualifying into the main draw and won her first round match since a knee injury had derailed her three years earlier. Her ascent in the rankings continued throughout the season as she added more WTA