AFC Cup, Roca’s future on the line as BFC take on Abahani

In what could be Albert Roca’s final match in charge of the club, Bengaluru FC (BFC) face Dhaka Abahani away in an AFC Cup group match on Wednesday, hoping at the same time for a favour from Aizawl FC. ESPN understands that BFC and Roca are on the verge of parting ways, though a small […]


One year after cancer, Chad Bettis is winning with every pitch

While some of his peers collect wine for a hobby, Colorado Rockies starter Chad Bettis is partial to nursing a glass of single-malt Scotch whiskey in his free time. He has about 70 bottles of Speysides, Islays and Highlands in his collection, and when he isn’t pitching, preparing for his next start or recovering from […]


Cubs out of the zone as strikeout issues return

Perhaps it’s the hitting background at Sun Trust Park. Or perhaps the Chicago Cubs simply can’t give up their affinity for striking out a lot. After whiffing just twice in a Monday game against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field, the Cubs reverted to their old ways once the series shifted south. They’ve struck out […]


Bucks announce Mike Budenholzer as coach

“After a thorough coaching search, it was clear that Mike was the ideal choice as we enter into a new era of Bucks Basketball,” Bucks owners Wes Edens, Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan said in the statement. “Mike has demonstrated the ability to lead and communicate, and understands what it takes to build a winning […]


Celtics don’t want to be surprised by playoff intensity in Cleveland

The Boston Celtics know they haven’t played well away from TD Garden this postseason, but they’re not overly concerned about those road woes as they prepare to head to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics are 9-0 at home this postseason but just 1-4 on the road, their […]


Could Ring of Honor be coming in November for Jason Witten?

In his new job as analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Football, Witten will make his AT&T Stadium TV debut on Nov. 5 against the Tennessee Titans. Considering the welcome home the Cowboys gave to Tony Romo last fall when he called his first Cowboys game for CBS against the Kansas City Chiefs, with a banner […]


Cowboys hope Dak Prescott can cash in big after success in ’18

Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones prepares as if he can see the future. As the person in charge of the salary cap, Jones must take a multiyear view of the Cowboys’ roster, the money tied to players and the type of money that should be set aside for the future. Enter Dak […]


Lightning desperate to fix problems down 0-2 to Capitals

Jon Cooper walked into the locker room and didn’t get the sense Lightning players were down in the dumps about losing the first two games of the Eastern Conference final. ”It was more kind of like an anger of like we want to get back – like let’s get Game 3 going here,” Tampa Bay’s […]


Marchessault-led Golden Knights top Jets 3-1 in Game 2

Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots, lifting the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-1 series-evening win over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference final. Kyle Connor scored midway through the third period to pull Winnipeg within a goal. Marchessault restored the two-goal lead 1:28 […]


Ryan Sessegnon a ‘special’ talent after lifting Fulham – Slavisa Jokanovic

Slavisa Jokanovic branded Ryan Sessegnon “special” after the teenage sensation helped Fulham to reach the Championship playoff final. Four days short of his 18th birthday, Sessegnon scored one and made another for Denis Odoi as the Cottagers overcame a first-leg deficit to beat Derby 2-1 on aggregate and move one win away from a Premier […]