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September 18, 2019

In an age of superteams, Oakland built a winner without tanking
Without a full rebuild or a big budget, the A's are in the postseason picture again. Almost two decades after Moneyball, how do they keep doing it?... More >>

Severino's sizzling return shakes up Yankees' postseason picture
Showing off ace-level stuff, Luis Severino just made himself a major factor in the Bombers' October outlook.... More >>

In video chat, Gordon says he'll play 'somewhere'
In a video chat with his Instagram followers on Tuesday, Chargers running back holdout Melvin Gordon said it would be "a waste of talent" if he didn't play this season.... More >>

Mike Yaz: Homer in Fenway debut 'super special'
Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski, said playing at Fenway on Tuesday "isn't just special for me. This is special for anyone who saw my grandfather play."... More >>

Source: Ingram, Ball full participants in workouts
Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram and guard Lonzo Ball have been full participants in the team's voluntary offseason workouts in New Orleans, a source told ESPN. Neither player has been restricted by the injuries that shut them down last season.... More >>

Pirates' Vazquez charged; sexual assault of child
Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been arrested and is being charged with multiple felonies in Florida and Pennsylvania.... More >>

Biggios now 2nd father-son duo to hit for cycles
Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio secured his cycle on Tuesday night by hitting a two-out triple in the top of the ninth.... More >>

Betances partially tore Achilles in Yankees return
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances suffered a partial tear of his left Achilles tendon when he landed awkwardly on the mound on Sunday, manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday.... More >>

Week 3 NFL Power Rankings - 1-32 poll, plus the most pleasant surprise for each team
While we track teams moving up (Cowboys, Ravens) and down (Saints, Steelers) in our rankings, we also identify each team's early-season surprise.... More >>

Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski walks the outfield with his grandson before Tuesday's game.
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Daniel Jones is right quarterback for Giants -- right now
New York quit delaying the inevitable and will find out if its prized rookie can make the sputtering franchise a contender again.... More >>

Should Eli Manning make the Hall of Fame? NFL experts cast their votes
With Manning replaced as starter in New York, we asked our NFL experts if the Giants quarterback should make the Pro Football Hall of Fame.... More >>

Georgia, Notre Dame carry playoff frustration into showdown
The Bulldogs thought they belonged in last year's CFP instead of the Irish. Now they face off, with both teams looking to end long title droughts.... More >>

Why Bo Nix was born to play QB for Auburn
Just like his father before him, Bo Nix is leading an undefeated Tigers squad. And now the true freshman is looking at his biggest challenge yet against Texas A&M.... More >>

Heisman Watch: There's no stopping Jalen and Tua
Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow remain in the lead, but Justin Fields is gaining ground.... More >>

Sun's Courtney Williams a force down the stretch in Game 1 win over Sparks
The guard was a bundle of energy when Connecticut needed it most against Los Angeles in the WNBA semifinal opener.... More >>

WNBA mock draft: Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu is projected No. 1 pick
Sabrina Ionescu looks headed to the Big Apple after New York got the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft lottery. But two more Ducks are expected first-rounders.... More >>

Ranking the eight best NBA games of the 2010s
Our list features career-defining playoff moments and a couple of the most entertaining regular-season games of all time.... More >>

Barnwell: All the fallout from the Big Ben and Brees injuries
The Steelers quarterback is out for the season, while the Saints QB could miss six games. Here's what's next for both franchises.... More >>

Week 2 QB awards: Trubisky's drastic step backward
In this week's superlatives, we express concern for Mitchell Trubisky, appreciate the historic ineffectiveness of Miami's duo and more.... More >>

Power Rankings: LAFC stumbles again, Zlatan on fire as chaos reigns in wild Western Conference
Peace has settled across MLS's Eastern conference. NYCFC are sitting pretty at the top, Toronto have found stability. In the West? Utter chaos.... More >>

Playoff picture: LAFC slipping? SKC have any hope?
With Decision Day looming, the MLS playoff picture is coming into focus. So who's postseason bound and whose season is already over?... More >>

Liverpool won't dwell on surprising defeat at Napoli
Liverpool were shocked in Naples on Tuesday night but won't put too much stock in defeat. After all, the same thing happened last season.... More >>

PSG vs. Real Madrid is biggest game of group stage, but behind the scenes, both teams are a mess
The Champions League group stage has offered up one blockbuster clash but neither PSG nor Real will be that thrilled about such an early test.... More >>

UFC main event breakdown: Rodriguez's volume all types of trouble for Stephens
The offensive output of Yair Rodriguez could pose a significant problem for Jeremy Stephens, who needs to put his focus on the ground game.... More >>

Frank Gore, Rex Burkhead among top streaming pickups for Week 3
If your fantasy football team is banged up or you just need an upgrade for this week, we have suggestions to plug those holes in your lineup.... More >>

Eagles are looking into Jalen Ramsey, but there's much to weigh
Cornerback is a priority position, and the early returns this season suggest the Eagles (1-1) could use some help, but is the cost worth it?... More >>

Is the NHLPA's path of least resistance the right one?
The players' union elected not to open the CBA and instead kicked the can down the road to 2022. Was that the right move?... More >>

How 705 NHL games prepared Tom Laidlaw for 'Survivor'
The 61-year-old former NHL defenseman now lives a life of inspiring others -- and thinks he's uniquely prepared to win.... More >>

MMA thoughts: McGregor should be Gaethje's focus
Justin Gaethje can continue to build momentum by aggressively pursuing a fight with Conor McGregor.... More >>

Helwani Show: Poirier eyes McGregor in wake of Khabib loss
Among the guests on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show were Dustin Poirier, who discussed Conor McGregor, and Tristan Connelly, who spoke on his UFC debut.... More >>

Why this past weekend in golf mattered -- a lot
From Solheim drama to the surprising return of Sergio Garcia to a 20-year-old winning on the PGA Tour, this was more than just a sleepy, throwaway weekend in September.... More >>

Fury vs. Wallin: A tune-up fight isn't always what it's cut out to be
Otto Wallin wasn't expected to give Tyson Fury a true battle, but the Swede shined and reminded all champions that every fight can be a dangerous one.... More >>

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