Jonathan Gonzalez on switch from U.S. to Mexico: ‘I made the perfect decision’

Mexico midfielder Jonathan Gonzalez has no regrets over his switch from the U.S. national team to El Tri as he prepares to face the Stars and Stripes on Tuesday (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET) for the first time since his decision. The 19-year-old Santa Rosa, Calif., native was aiming for a call-up from the full U.S. […]


Sigi Schmid steps down as LA Galaxy head coach; Dominic Kinnear to take over

Sigi Schmid has stepped down as LA Galaxy manager effective immediately, the MLS club announced on Monday. Schmid, 65, leaves a Galaxy team that is in eighth place in the Western Conference, two spots out of a playoff berth with just six matches left to play. He will be replaced by Galaxy assistant coach Dominic […]


Tie ‘nothing to be excited about’: These Browns want more

So this was … what, exactly, for the Cleveland Browns? A 21-21 comeback tie against their perennial tormenters from Pittsburgh. A better result, objectively, than any they’ve had since Christmas Eve 2016. How many teams came out of Week 1 assured of a better record than they had last year? Just one, folks. Your Cleveland […]


Late fumble spoils Andrew Luck’s impressive return as Colts lose

The loss took away from the moment everybody had been waiting 20 months to happen. The throws made during minicamp, snaps taken and hits Luck took in limited action in preseason were just an appetizer. It was all about how he would handle making the necessary throws while facing pressure throughout an entire game for […]


Bon voyage: Boris Diaw announces retirement from competitive basketball while aboard boat

Boris Diaw announced his retirement from competitive basketball on Thursday in a video posted to his Twitter account. In the video, Diaw, who is from France, is on a boat with two other players from France, former San Antonio Spurs teammate Tony Parker (now with the Charlotte Hornets) and the retired Ronny nfl jerseys […]


2011 rap song featuring LeBron James, Kevin Durant released

It ain’t easy to keep secrets hidden on the internet, but the long-rumored, full-length rap track featuring LeBron James and Kevin Durant hadn’t been available for public consumption until now. The song, titled “It Ain’t Easy,” was recorded during the 2011 lockout, and while snippets had been leaked, it wasn’t until the track’s producer, Franky […]


Leadership is layered in the NFL: How it works on Sundays

On a recent ESPN special, Nick Saban was talking to Kobe Bryant about leadership. Saban summarized a point Kobe made by saying, “Everyone wants to be the beast, but not everyone wants to do what the beasts do.” Nick nailed nike nfl jerseys wholesale Hope and optimism are everywhere around the NFL, even for […]


Dan Quinn happy with Atlanta Falcons’ playcalling despite red zone woes

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Friday that “yes,” he was happy with the variety in offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian’s red zone playcalling despite the team going 1-for-5 in the red zone during Thursday night’s 18-12 loss to the Philadelphia nfl nike jerseys china The Falcons managed just nine points on those five red […]


Cubs might go to closer by committee with Brandon Morrow still out

It’s looking like the Chicago Cubs will be forced into a closer-by-committee strategy as they head toward October. That’s the vibe manager Joe Maddon gave off on Wednesday when asked if there was enough time to get ailing right-hander Brandon Morrow back. “Barely,” Maddon said. “We’re very much aware of that. Would love to have […]


Shohei Ohtani slams 2 homers after Tommy John surgery recommendation

Shohei Ohtani has suffered what the Los Angeles Angels described as “new damage” on the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow, prompting the organization’s physicians to recommend Tommy John surgery, which would keep the 24-year-old two-way sensation off the mound until 2020. The final decision rests with Ohtani, but the Angels have prepared themselves […]