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February 22, 2020

Sources: Lakers waiving Cousins; eye Morris
The Los Angeles Lakers intend to waive DeMarcus Cousins, who hasn't played this season because of injury, to clear a roster spot for Markieff Morris if he clears waivers Sunday, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.... More >>

Wilder up to 231 lbs.; Fury looking for KO at 273
With 10 feet separating them onstage, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury's weigh-in on Friday was more subdued than their final prefight news conference. At 231 pounds, Wilder was the heaviest of his career, with Fury weighing in at 273.... More >>

Navy lineman David Forney dies at age 22
Navy senior offensive lineman David Forney was found unresponsive in his dorm room and pronounced dead after he was taken to a hospital.... More >>

Astros' Reddick: Kids also targeted in threats
Astros players have gotten threats "every day" since the team's 2017-18 sign-stealing scheme came to light in recent weeks, according to outfielder Josh Reddick, who said Friday that messages he has received also targeted his family.... More >>

Pilot in Kobe crash violated visibility rules in '15
Ara Zobayan, the pilot of the helicopter that crashed and killed Kobe Bryant, himself and seven others, was reprimanded in 2015 for flying into airspace with reduced visibility without permission.... More >>

USAG's offer to Nassar survivors: $83K-$1.25M
Attorneys representing hundreds of survivors of sexual assault from Larry Nassar have indicated that the settlement proposal from USA Gymnastics is insufficient.... More >>

What happened to the great American heavyweight? He's back. His name is Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder walked into a boxing gym to try to make some extra money. He soon discovered his superpower: the greatest right hand in the history of boxing.... More >>

P.J. Walker credits Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett for his XFL success
Time spent on the Colts' practice squad helped Roughnecks QB P.J. Walker make connections for his second chance at pro football, and he's running with it.... More >>

Bracketology: Seton Hall, Creighton make moves in latest projection
The two primary contenders for the Big East regular season title advanced one seed line each in Joe Lunardi's latest projection.... More >>

Inside the Miracle on Ice: How Team USA defied the numbers 40 years ago
Team USA was outpossessed, outshot and overmatched. So how did Herb Brooks' team pull off the miracle 40 years ago? We go inside the numbers and strategy of the upset.... More >>

What's the center of the American hockey universe?
Is Detroit still Hockeytown, USA? We identify the top hockey hotbeds in America right now.... More >>

Miami will forever be Wade County
As No. 3 goes into the rafters, Wade's legacy ascends to the biggest sports star in the history of South Florida.... More >>

Sibling fights to Super Bowls: Kelce boys have always been life of party
The Eagles' Jason wore a Mummers costume. The Chiefs' Travis, a fur jacket and a WWE belt. The NFL brothers share many bonds, albeit in unique ways.... More >>

The Sixers definitely don't have a Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid problem
Can these two superstars play together? The roster doesn't give many opportunities to answer that question.... More >>

Chelsea-Spurs VAR farce overshadows Giroud's big moment
All the talk after Chelsea's win over Tottenham should have been about Olivier Giroud.... More >>

Sidelined but smiling? Syracuse star's remarkable breast cancer battle
She lost her hair but not her smile. She clung tight to one dream and added another. Now declared cancer-free, Tiana Mangakahia is eager to star on the basketball court and off.... More >>

Should Chiefs pay up for Chris Jones? Barnwell forecasts AFC West offseason moves
The champs have a big decision to make on their star DT. Let's predict what's in store for the AFC West.... More >>

What's going on with the NFL CBA vote? Everything you need to know
The NFLPA has put off a vote for a new collective bargaining agreement after the team owners approved the proposal. What happens now?... More >>

UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Dan Hooker to showcase New Zealand MMA vs. Paul Felder
New Zealand's top gym, City Kickboxing, produced two UFC champions in 2019. On Saturday, Dan Hooker will be out to prove he's elite, too, as he faces lightweight Paul Felder in Auckland.... More >>

In a sea of Astros criticism, some lines should never be crossed
Cheaters? Yes. The Houston Asterisks? Very clever. But no matter how you feel about what the Astros did, there is still a point when the vitriol has gone too far.... More >>

The most interesting non-roster player for all 30 MLB teams
From names you'd forgotten all about to others you still need to learn, here's one player to track in every spring training camp.... More >>

MLB managers, GMs weigh in on sign stealing, proposed playoff format
We made the rounds in Arizona to find out what folks around the game are thinking.... More >>

Seven trades we'd like to see before the NHL trade deadline
We find logical new homes for Chris Kreider, Kyle Palmieri, Alexandar Georgiev and more, including what it would take to make the deals happen.... More >>

Adesanya lashes out at Romero over Auckland no-show
Israel Adesanya has hit out at Yoel Romero over the Cuban's failure to travel to New Zealand to help promote UFC 248, with the middleweight champion promising to make the Cuban cry when the duo face off next month.... More >>

Their players tell all: What to make of MLS' quartet of new coaches
How will new coaches in Chicago, Houston, Miami and New York adapt? We asked their former charges what to expect from MLS' newest managers.... More >>

How Federer's injury could impact Big Three battle for Slam supremacy
Does Roger Federer's absence at the French Open hand Rafael Nadal the keys to a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title, or can Novak Djokovic continue his hot streak?... More >>

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