How will the Lakers fit Anthony Davis and LeBron James into the salary cap and still have room for another star?Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis rejected an extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. Time to panic!Not really. The Lakers can pay Davis a lot more money with a new contract than he could get…
Hannah Foslien/Getty ImagesCowboys owner Jerry Jones got exactly what he wants in a new head coach by hiring Mike McCarthy.Or, more accurately, he got exactly what he thinks he wants in a new head coach.Jones made it clear over the last few weeks what sort of coach he wanted to replace Jason Garrett, even though he waited…
3:25 AM ETDave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.LOS ANGELES -- It had been almost 20 years since an NBA team blocked 20 shots in a game until the Los…
Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesThe pass will read in the game log as a simple 43-yard play that advanced the ball from the 45-yard line to the 2-yard line. But it was so much more than that.The pass came in overtime of the Vikings' wild-card game in New Orleans with the score tied 20-20. The Vikings…
6:44 PM ETMike TriplettESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduateNEW ORLEANS -- For the second straight year, the New Orleans Saints' season ended with a question about whether a pass interference flag should have been thrown.Officials…
Bill Sikes/Associated PressIt's all happening. The statement invokes the cult classic film Almost Famous and the popular GIF featuring the movie's starlet, Kate Hudson, as the existential Penny Lane. The film debuted in the fall of 2000, as did New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Much like the movie, Brady's greatness began to fade over time, even…
11:34 PM ETMike ReissESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said it was "pretty unlikely" that he would retire this offseason, before adding it was "hopefully unlikely" after the team's 20-13 loss to the visiting Tennessee Titans on Saturday night in the wild-card…
6:33 PM ETMalika AndrewsESPN Staff Writer CloseStaff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000NEW YORK -- As a shoulder injury threatens to spoil his debut season with the Brooklyn Nets, Kyrie Irving said Saturday that surgery is not off the table, though he is hoping to avoid it.Speaking with reporters for…
Dallas Cowboys plan to meet with former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy on Saturday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.The team also met Saturday with Marvin Lewis after already spending some time Friday with the former Cincinnati Bengals coach, a source told ESPN's Todd Archer.A source told ESPN's Ed Werder on Thursday that the…
New England Patriots are expected to be disciplined for acknowledged game-day video violations in Cleveland last month, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Saturday.The discipline from the league is likely to come in the next two weeks, but not all security reports are back to the NFL yet, sources told Schefter.The NFL on Saturday…
1:17 AM ETTim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMHOUSTON -- Coach Brett Brown attempted to take a positive approach after the Philadelphia 76ers' 118-108 loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday night.It was the 76ers' fourth consecutive loss, their longest losing…
CloseOhm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Follow him on Twitter »  Ohm's…
Close Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.Top-10 prospect Jalen Suggs announced his commitment to Gonzaga on Friday night, becoming the highest-ranked recruit in program history."I think Mark Few is the best coach in the country," Suggs said during his announcement on ESPN2.Suggs, who had been rumored over the past…
8:33 PM ETESPN News Services Things are rarely boring with the New York Mets.The latest example: a wild boar and Yoenis Cespedes.The New York Post reported Friday that the fractured ankle Cespedes suffered in the spring came from a bizarre incident the injury-plagued outfielder had with an animal at his ranch in Port St. Lucie,…
Isaiah Thomas was ejected in the first quarter of the Wizards' game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night for making contact with an official.Thomas was tied up along the sideline by Portland's Carmelo Anthony with 10:32 left in the quarter. As he broke away from Anthony, he made contact with referee Marat Kogut,…
Stars' Corey Perry for five games due to an elbow he delivered to the Predators' Ryan Ellis during the teams' Winter Classic game Wednesday in Dallas.Perry met with the NHL's player safety board Friday. In the first period of Wednesday's game, Ellis kept the puck in the attacking zone at the blue line and attempted…