Carmelo Anthony struggles to find rhythm, scores nine points in 27 minutes

The home crowd didn’t have too many other opportunities to cheer on the Rockets, as the New Orleans Pelicans rolled to a 131-112 rout Wednesday night in one of Houston’s worst defensive performances in recent memory. It was the most points the Rockets had given up in a regulation game during coach Mike D’Antoni’s tenure, […]


Ryan Tannehill ruled out for Lions game with shoulder injury

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been ruled out Sunday versus the Detroit Lions, and the NFL has opened an investigation into how the Miami Dolphins reported his shoulder injury, a source confirmed to ESPN. Brock Osweiler, who threw for a career-high 380 yards in a 31-28 overtime victory over the Bears, will start for the second […]


Bill Belichick won’t put Khalil Mack in same class as Lawrence Taylor

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been impressed with Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack this season, but his plaudits for Mack have limits. When asked Wednesday whether Mack is up there with Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, Belichick seemed almost offended by the nike nfl jerseys china Belichick’s affinity for […]


Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs: Harry Wilson free kick technique like David Beckham

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has compared Harry Wilson’s free kick technique to former teammate David Beckham and, despite their mounting injury crisis, Liverpool cannot recall the youngster from his loan spell at Derby, a source has told ESPN FC. Wilson’s excellent free kick in Dublin on Tuesday night was the winning goal as Wales beat […]


Uruguay’s potential driving Oscar Washington Tabarez, 71, to another World Cup tilt

Oscar Washington Tabarez hauled himself onto a plane for the marathon journey from South America to South Korea, where his Uruguay side are in action on Friday, before taking on Japan next Tuesday. It is just over 30 years since Tabarez first took charge of Uruguay, in a spell that ended with second round elimination […]

Ryan Braun, Yasiel Puig meet in NLCS two years after near trade

Part of the reason is history. Put any two clubs together on top of 140 years of major league baseball records and you’re going to find a few dozen places where they bumped into each other and walked away from the encounters slightly changed. The Red Sox and Astros are about to play a league […]


Marshawn Lynch’s benevolent side left him beloved by Seahawks

One day early in Baldwin’s career, while he was still playing on the minimum-salary rookie contract he’d signed as an undrafted free agent, he noticed Lynch strolling through the Seattle Seahawks’ locker room with a slick-looking backpack. He told Lynch he liked it and asked where he could get one himself. To Baldwin’s surprise, Lynch […]


Invisible Andy: Bengals fine with Dalton staying out of national spotlight

One of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s best qualities is probably one of the reasons he rarely gets national attention. Dalton doesn’t have outbursts on the sideline. He doesn’t throw teammates under the bus. His weekly news conferences are almost boring with his ability to say a lot while usually saying nothing at nfl […]


One year on, how the U.S. men’s national team missed the 2018 World Cup

In the bowels of Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad, champagne and beer sat chilled in the U.S. locker room. All the men’s national team had to do was tie Trinidad & Tobago on this humid October evening, and a trip to Russia for the 2018 World Cup was theirs. There was every reason to […]


Germany needs its core to regain form as post-World Cup work continues

The last time the German national team welcomed supporters to an open training session, it had just won the World Cup in Brazil. Four years later, Joachim Low and his men are anxious to avoid relegation in the Nations League after a 0-0 draw in their opening match at home to France. But that rather […]