The Queensland Rugby Union have fined former Wallabies great George Smith for failing to tell them of his 18-day stint in the custody of Japanese police. Smith returned to Brisbane late last week after completing his Top League commitments with Suntory Sungoliath. However, his time with the club turned sour when he was arrested for
ST. PAUL, Minn. — To say there wasn’t concern, at the highest levels of the Philadelphia Eagles organization, when quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL in Week 14 would be revisionist history. Team owner Jeffrey Lurie let out a groan during Monday’s Super Bowl opening night when asked what he was feeling when it happened.
Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall is expected to miss his second straight game with left knee soreness Tuesday, as he and the team search for answers to the persistent problem. Coach Scott Brooks said Wall was getting an MRI on Monday and then heading to the Cleveland Clinic to meet with orthopedic surgeon
6:43 PM ET ESPN.com Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Which players are on the move near the Feb. 8 trade deadline? We’ve got a rundown of the latest trades throughout the league. More: Buzz and rumors | Trade Machine | Transactions | Top assets Jan. 29: Pistons land Blake Griffin from Clippers
Lightweight world champion Jorge Linares made it clear that as long as he defeated Mercito Gesta this past Saturday night, he wanted his next title defense to be against a top opponent. Indeed, Linares rolled to a one-sided unanimous decision against Gesta at The Forum in Inglewood, California, to retain his 135-pound belt for the
He’s the former concreter and rugby league enforcer turned MMA rising star with a weak spot for KFC, and now Alexander Volkanovski is eyeing up a 14th straight carcass at UFC 221 in Perth. The Australian featherweight is looking to make Canadian Jeremy Kennedy his fourth consecutive UFC victim as part of that impressive winning
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, one of the most historic sports venues in the nation, sold its naming rights to United Airlines in a lucrative deal that was announced by USC during a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday. The agreement, which spans 16 years and is reportedly worth $69 million, will rename the iconic stadium the
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a lower-body injury, Jets coach Paul Maurice said Monday. Trouba, 23, has emerged as a key player this season for the Jets, who sit atop the Central Division with a 29-13-8 record. In 50 games, Trouba has three goals, 20 points
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals traded designated hitter Brandon Moss and left-hander Ryan Buchter to the Oakland A’s on Monday night for right-handed pitchers Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer. Not to mention a bit of financial relief. Moss was owed $8.25 million for the upcoming season, and the Royals sent $3.25 million to Oakland
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy announced Monday that he has added Duke defensive coordinator Jim Knowles to his staff. Knowles, the Blue Devils’ defensive coordinator since 2010, replaces Glenn Spencer, who was fired as the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator earlier this month. Under Knowles last season, Duke ranked third in the ACC in scoring defense and
Harry Brook, the England U19 captain, has been dropped for the final game of their ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup campaign. An ICC media release confirmed that England had reported his omission was for “a disciplinary matter, but are yet to disclose the reason.” Vice-captain Will Jacks was put in charge for England’s seventh-place
BOSTON — Charlie McAvoy remembers the fear. The Boston Bruins rookie was playing against the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 26 at TD Garden when his heart started beating irregularly and fast. McAvoy also remembers the good news. “I think it was relief first off to find out it was not life-threatening and not dangerous to
5:35 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show There is good reason to believe that a second helping of Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez will be better than their first fight. As well as
9:30 AM GMT ESPN staff So, you’ve signed up to ESPN Fantasy Rugby 2018 and you’re plotting which players should make up your XV. Some players pick themselves — here’s a list of the brightest stars in each team — but you won’t beat the competition if you select the same players as everyone else.
Jaromir Jagr cleared waivers and has been assigned to HC Kladno of the Czech 1 Liga in the Czech Republic, the Calgary Flames announced Monday. “Jaromir’s career speaks for itself,” Flames general manager Brad Treliving said in a news release. “He is a legend in our sport and we are very appreciative that he selected
4:53 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing to change the league’s notorious catch rule this offseason, a response to nearly a decade of complaints from coaches, players and fans about its counterintuitive nature.
Joakim Noah‘s future with the New York Knicks is uncertain, to say the least. Noah has been away from the team since Thursday because of what sources describe as a lengthy disconnect between Noah and Knicks coaches, including head coach Jeff Hornacek. At this point, it is unclear when or if Noah will return to
Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes recap comfy wins for Chelsea and Man City, and discuss their FA Cup favourites moving forward. After VAR took centre stage in Liverpool’s FA Cup loss to West Brom, the FC crew defend the new technology, noting that the correct calls were made. Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham all