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August 15, 2020

Sources: SEC coaches irked by added opponents
SEC football coaches expressed anger and frustration on a conference call Friday over the conference's lack of clarity surrounding the process to determine each team's two additional opponents.... More >>

OSU, Iowa parents fault Big Ten's 'messy' decision
Frustrated parents of football players at Ohio State and Iowa are speaking out against the Big Ten's decision to postpone the football season to the spring.... More >>

Cole earns 20th straight regular-season victory
Gerrit Cole posted his 20th straight regular-season win on Friday, becoming the sixth pitcher to ever reach the mark. Only Carl Hubbell (24 straight wins) and Roy Face (22) have longer streaks in major league history.... More >>

Divac out as Kings' GM; Dumars to assume role
Joe Dumars became the Kings' interim executive vice president of basketball operations after Vlade Divac announced Friday he was stepping down.... More >>

Raiders' Gruden calls Mariota 'dazzling playmaker'
Derek Carr is the Las Vegas Raiders' starting quarterback, but coach Jon Gruden was excited with what he saw out of backup Marcus Mariota during practice on Friday.... More >>

QB Ewers, No. 1 recruit for '22, commits to Horns
Southlake Carroll QB Quinn Ewers, who threw for 4,003 yards and 45 TDs as a sophomore and is the No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2022, has committed to Texas.... More >>

Playoff preview: Bubble MVP, plus NBA title odds for all 17 teams still playing
Here are stats and predictions for 17 teams still standing inside the bubble. The play-in round starts at 2:30 p.m. ET Saturday on ABC and the ESPN App.... More >>

Bayern's brilliance, not Barca's collapse, the story in historic Champions League contest
Much will be made of Barcelona's collapse and the fall-out that will follow, but Friday's game was proof of how Bayern are the best team around.... More >>

Mock fantasy football draft: 10-team, PPR
Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson are special, but where did they go in our latest mock fantasy football draft?... More >>

UFC 252 viewers guide: It's time for the biggest heavyweight title fight in UFC history
Daniel Cormier knocked out Stipe Miocic in 2018. Miocic KO'd Cormier in 2019. Saturday's UFC 252 main event will determine who's No. 1 at heavyweight.... More >>

NBA play-in: Potential surprises and our predictions for Blazers-Grizzlies
Our experts forecast how Memphis and Portland match up for Saturday's unique NBA play-in battle.... More >>

Lowe's 10 NBA bubble things: Michael Porter Jr., Zion Williamson and a power rising in the East
Our expanded edition focuses on rookies, playoff teams, near-playoff teams and a newly dominant contender.... More >>

Best of Friday at NFL training camps: Teams practice in pads; Cowboys, Chiefs rookies stand out
The Cowboys, Jets and Broncos were among the teams that had padded practices on Friday. Here's what you need to know.... More >>

'Caught in the middle': Coaches are at higher risk in pandemic but not opting out
Without a union to protect them, football coaches -- to date, at least nine in the NFL have tested positive for COVID-19 -- are among those taking health gambles by participating in the 2020 season.... More >>

Average age of primary NFL coaches entering the 2020 NFL season
A breakdown of the average age of NFL head coaches and coordinators for all 32 teams.... More >>

Black collegiate gymnasts describe culture of racism, isolation
After one Black gymnast called out her former college team to own its racial insensitivity, others shared similar experiences. It is a pattern at the collegiate level in a sport now reckoning with a culture built around white athletes.... More >>

The inside story of college football's wildest week ever
As two Power 5 conferences postponed their fall seasons, chaos reigned. Players and coaches pleaded their cases. Health experts delivered dissenting advice. Politicians weighed in. In the end, we got a week we'll never forget.... More >>

What's next for fall college sports beyond football?
The NCAA won't hold Division I fall sports championships. What does that mean for soccer, women's volleyball, field hockey and cross country?... More >>

Bills, Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula: Impact of diversity felt throughout organizations
As an NFL and NHL executive, Kim Pegula shares her unique perspective on diversity and the steps needed to help women thrive in male-dominated industries.... More >>

Drake's latest video: Starring Kevin Durant, OBJ and Marshawn Lynch
Drake released the video for his song "Laugh Now Cry Later" on Friday. Not only does he take over the Nike headquarters, he brought friends, including Odell Beckham Jr., Kevin Durant and Marshawn Lynch.... More >>

Survey: Fans unsure how long sports will continue
A little more than 60% of sports fans agree that they are "happy to have some sports to watch as an escape," but they're not sure how long it will last amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey of 837 adults conducted by TideWatch for ESPN.... More >>

Belichick's impression of Cam: 'Hardworking kid'
Bill Belichick has gone to great lengths to ensure the spotlight doesn't shine solely on Cam Newton.... More >>

UAB linebacker Merrick dies from gunshot wound
Freshman LB Allen Merrick died Friday in Alabama. He was 19.... More >>

Toronto Blue Jays fans find unique ways to celebrate MLB return to Buffalo
With Sahlen Field fully outfitted for the occasion, Buffalo-area baseball fans welcomed their new home team from whenever they could find.... More >>

What to expect at the most unusual MLB trade deadline in history
Will there be a fire sale in Boston? And which of the many contenders will try to upgrade?... More >>

UFC 252: Will Cormier-Miocic 3 determine the heavyweight GOAT? 10 former champions make the case
Will the winner of Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic 3 be the greatest heavyweight of all time?... More >>

Ringside Seat: The stakes are high for Conlan, Frampton and Braekhus
Michael Conlan is back; Carl Frampton continues his quest in a new weight class; and Cecilia Braekhus defends her welterweight championship for the 11th time.... More >>

The return of fans to MLS amid the coronavirus pandemic
FC Dallas's game against Nashville SC had one thing no other American major sport league has had yet -- fans in the stands.... More >>

Drivers in new territory as NASCAR shifts to Daytona Road Course
No practice, no qualifying and no familiarity with the track are the challenges facing NASCAR drivers this week as they take on the Daytona Road Course.... More >>

Renault calls for Racing Point to be disqualified from races
Renault's next move in Formula One's copying controversy will call for rivals Racing Point to be disqualified from every race at which its car was protested.... More >>

CS:GO Weekly: 'Nitr0' leaves Counter-Strike a legend, on to VALORANT
Nick "nitr0" Cannella had a long and successful Counter-Strike career with Team Liquid, but now he has his sights set on the new hot game in esports, VALORANT.... More >>

CSPPA to launch a new independent Counter-Strike ranking system
Points will be awarded to players individually, which will allow them to take breaks for sickness or other reasons.... More >>

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