3:02 PM ETESPN News Services New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German has been given an 81-game suspension for violating the MLB domestic violence policy, commissioner Rob Manfred announced Thursday.German, who had already been placed on administrative leave for the final 18 games of the 2019 season, including nine postseason games, will sit out the first…
1:23 PM ETMike WellsESPN Staff Writer Close Previously worked at Indianapolis Star, covering the Indiana Pacers for nine seasons Also covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer PressINDIANAPOLIS -- The Colts are not fully committed on Jacoby Brissett as their next franchise quarterback."The jury is still out," Colts general manager Chris Ballard said during his season-ending…
1:15 PM ETNick DePaulaESPN Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler and the Jordan Brand have mutually agreed to part ways, bringing Butler's multiyear footwear and apparel endorsement deal with the company to an end 10 months before its original Sept. 30, 2020, expiration date, industry sources have confirmed.The split makes the four-time All-Star and four-time all-defensive…
Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin has joined the coaching staff at Ole Miss to work as an assistant under Lane Kiffin.The school announced the hiring Thursday, naming Durkin, Chris Partridge and Joe Jon Finley as assistant coaches. The school did not specify what role Durkin will fill.Durkin was fired at Maryland in October 2018 after…
0 of 4Adam Hunger/Associated PressAnother handful of teams will start over at head coach this offseason after a chunk of the league did so the year prior.Brian Flores, for one, helped reshape the Miami Dolphins, while a well-known presence in Bruce Arians couldn't right the ship in Tampa Bay.This season, contenders and rebuilders will be…
0 of 6Mike McCarn/Associated PressFor the 20 teams that failed to make the 2019 NFL playoffs, the 2020 offseason is already underway. While some are undergoing changes to the front office, all are likely looking to remake their rosters in the coming months.Free agency and the draft provide the most obvious opportunities to add new…
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT Get ESPN+ playWentz excited for the challenge of playing in first playoff game (0:44)Carson Wentz says the Eagles have always had their "backs against the wall" and that gets him excited for the challenge and the opportunity to play in his first NFL playoff game. (0:44)7:30 AM ETMatt BowenESPN Staff Writer CloseFormer NFL…
0 of 4Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesThe New Year's Day bowl schedule isn't what it used to be, and it's been overshadowed by the College Football Playoff. But there are still some important games, and fans were treated to a long day watching some fun football contests.The day started with Alabama taking care of business against Michigan…
Jessica Hill/Associated PressDavid Stern was on the phone, and I was rattled. Fumbling the receiver, fumbling for words, desperately trying to regain my composure. But not for the reasons you probably assume."Howard Beck?" came the voice."Yes?" I responded."David J. Stern," the voice said."Um, excuse me?" I stammered."David Stern," the voice said, rising with faint irritation.…
12:34 AM ETAlex ScarboroughESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the SEC.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of Auburn University.NEW ORLEANS -- Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer was knocked out of Wednesday's Allstate Sugar Bowl with a neck injury he sustained on a late hit by Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker.Brewer lay on the ground for several minutes, surrounded by athletic…
11:30 PM ETTim BontempsESPN NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony said last month that his No. 15 jersey should be retired by the Denver Nuggets.What about his No. 7 at Madison Square Garden?After scoring a season-high 26 points for the Portland Trail Blazers in a 117-93 loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday, Anthony admitted…
10:28 PM ETESPN News Services Don Larsen, who pitched the only perfect game in World Series history, died Wednesday at the age of 90, his representative, Andrew Levy, tweeted Wednesday night.Levy said the former pitcher died of esophageal cancer in Hayden, Idaho.Larsen was a journeyman pitcher, playing for seven teams over a 14-year career while…
7:25 PM ETAndrea AdelsonESPN Senior Writer Close ACC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida.ORLANDO, Fla. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban said Wednesday he has not yet been told whether quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will return to school or enter the NFL draft.After Alabama beat Michigan 35-16 in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl…
7:25 PM ETAndrea AdelsonESPN Senior Writer Close ACC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida.ORLANDO, Fla. -- Alabama Tide coach Nick Saban said Wednesday he had not been told whether quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will return to school or enter the NFL draft.But shortly after Saban addressed the matter after Alabama's 35-16…
An action packed New Year’s Day saw first wins for David Moyes and Mikel Arteta at the helm of their respective clubs, West Ham and Arsenal. There were also vital victories for Aston Villa, Southampton and Watford, while Brighton held Chelsea thanks to a spectacular goal and Manchester City handed Carlo Ancelotti a first defeat…
Jessica Hill/Associated PressFormer NBA Commissioner David Stern died Wednesday at the age of 77 after suffering a brain hemorrhage on Dec. 12.The NBA issued a statement about Stern's death:Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpearsESPNNBA announces that David Stern has passed. https://t.co/7v5x0rEpJ9According to ESPN, Stern was transported from a New York City restaurant to Mount Sinai West medical center to undergo emergency…