4:36 PM ET ESPN staff Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment UFC 222, taking place Saturday, March 3, features ESPN’s No. 1 pound-for-pound female fighter Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino facing top prospect Yana Kunitskaya for the featherweight belt. Cyborg (19-1) has not lost since her professional debut in 2005 and is coming off a
It may have taken two penalty shootouts en route the Carabao Cup final but Pep Guardiola is on the brink of his first trophy in English football. Alison Bender and Don Hutchison look ahead to Sunday’s Carabao Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City. Pep Guardiola wants Manchester City to bounce back from their Monday
It was a strange text conversation, even for best friends. UFC featherweight Josh Emmett (13-1), who fights Jeremy Stephens in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Orlando, texted his buddy Johnny Perez recently, asking for a copy of his identification and clothing sizes. The two have a long history together. Perez was
Tecia Torres does not like the underdog role. Some fighters relish it, competing with a chip on their shoulder, fired up to prove doubters wrong. But the No. 5-ranked UFC flyweight would much rather not have her skills questioned heading into a bout. That’s unfortunately the case against No. 2-ranked Jessica Andrade, whom she’ll meet
ESPN FC’s Ale Moreno feels Alexis Sanchez will attract more attention from defenders, which will then allow Romelu Lukaku more space in the attack. MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho says he is not concerned by Romelu Lukaku’s goal scoring record against Manchester United’s big six rivals ahead of Chelsea’s visit to Old Trafford with weekend.
Luke Rockhold, one of the most accomplished middleweights of the past decade, is planning a move to the light heavyweight division. Rockhold (16-4) is two weeks removed from a TKO loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia. A win would have netted him an interim championship and set up a title unification
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Darya Kasatkina saved three match points before knocking out second-seeded Garbine Muguruza 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-1 to reach the Dubai Championships final Friday. The unseeded Kasatkina beat the world No. 3 from Spain for the first time in a 2 1/2-hour thriller. She will vie for the title against top
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to acquire Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Chiefs are expected to get back draft picks but no other players. The deal cannot be made official until March 14. Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters
NEW YORK — Josh Bailey agreed to a six-year, $30 million deal Friday to stay with the New York Islanders instead of testing free agency this summer. The 28-year-old forward, selected to his first All-Star appearance last month, has 15 goals and 47 assists this season — already setting career highs for assists and points
1:27 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports HAMPTON, Ga. — NASCAR will have its smallest Cup field in more than 21 years when 36 cars take the green flag for the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. NASCAR has
Michigan and former offensive coordinator Tim Drevno have parted ways, a source confirmed to ESPN.com on Friday. Drevno, a longtime assistant of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, had been the Wolverines’ offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the past three seasons. His departure was first reported by The Wolverine Lounge. It was a mutual
Size does count but not always the way you might think, especially in boxing where bigger is not always better and smaller is frequently as good as it gets. Saturday’s “SuperFly 2” on HBO’s Boxing After Dark is a manifestation of this seemingly incongruous reality, a celebration of the sport’s lightest and most remarkable fighters.
Girona have been La Liga’s surprise team this season. How have they managed such success? Barcelona host Girona on Saturday in an interesting clash for the league leaders. Sam Marsden explains the connections between the two teams… Q: So, Pep Guardiola’s two Catalan teams meet this weekend in La Liga? A: You could say that.
Sean Williams and Cephas Zhuwao have been included in Zimbabwe’s squad for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in a bid to strengthen the side following their 1-4 series loss to Afghanistan in UAE earlier this month. Williams and Zhuwao, who didn’t feature in that series, will replace fast bowler Ryan Burl and batsman Tarisai Musakanda.
2:50 Zach Lowe is a fan of the top-two voted players drafting teams for the NBA All-Star Game, as it made the game more competitive. Let’s roll with our last batch of an eventful February: 1. The new All-Star Game I’m not sure the new method of picking teams caused players to try harder. Any
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jeremy Pruitt and members of his newly assembled coaching staff popped in and out of Tennessee‘s meeting room, occasionally huddling in front of the large television on the wall as it spit out signing-day news at a clip surpassed only by the incessant buzzing of Pruitt’s cellphone. One by one, many of
CHONBURI, Thailand — Jessica Korda shot a course-record 62 at the LPGA Thailand to lead by 4 strokes after the second round Friday. Playing her first tournament since having jaw surgery, the American fired eight birdies and finished with an eagle to move to 16 under par at the halfway point, a 36-hole record for
Overnight leader Holly Clyburn will take a two-shot lead into the third round of the inaugural Australian Ladies Classic at Coffs Harbour. The 27-year-old Briton on Friday continued the form that produced a course record-breaking opening round at the Bonville Resort. Early in the day it seemed she would break the record again, with an