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Russia says its athletes want to compete at the Olympics


The Russian Olympic Committee says its athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games

Source: Eagles QB Carson Wentz feared to have torn ACL


LOS ANGELES -- The? Philadelphia Eagles?are concerned that quarterback Carson Wentz?tore his left ACL, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. Manual testing revealed that the ACL was loose. In such cases, the likelihood of a tear is high,…

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell signs five-year extension


Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL, according to a letter obtained by ESPN. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the new contract would be worth $200 million over the life of…

1-on-1, play after play, NFL CBs and WRs can get on nerves


The conflicts between NFL wide receivers and cornerbacks just seem unavoidable

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Steelers wrap up AFC North title, set up showdown with Pats


Steelers cap emotional week by topping Ravens 39-38 to capture AFC North title for third time in four years

Ravens' defense falls apart in 4th quarter against Steelers


One-point loss to rival Steelers a familiar feeling for Terrell Suggs and the Baltimore Ravens


ICYMI in NFL Week 14: Savage hit, win-lose for Philly


In case you missed it in Week 14 of the NFL: Savage hit brings concussion protocol into question; Philly gets a win but might lose Wentz


The Latest: Steelers get emotional comeback win over Ravens


Latest from the NFL: Steelers are AFC North champions after wild win over Ravens


Steelers LB Ryan Shazier gradually improving after spinal surgery


While he remains hospitalized in Pittsburgh, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier continues to show gradual improvement from his back injury, people familiar with his condition told ESPN. Doctors are controlling and limiting his movement as…


Nebraska loses highest-ranked commitment, No. 36 Joshua Moore


Nebraska's recruiting class took a big hit Sunday when ESPN 300 athlete? Joshua Moore?announced that he was decommitting from the Huskers. Moore is the No. 36-ranked prospect in the 2018 class and was the highest-ranked commitment for…


Packers stun Browns 27-21 in OT, set up Rodgers' return


Packers rally to beat Browns 27-21 in overtime, set stage for Rodgers' return.


Cubs agree to terms with former Dodgers reliever Brandon Morrow


ORLANDO, Fla. -- After an impressive performance against them in the National League Championship Series, the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent right-hander Brandon Morrow, according to sources familiar with the…

No. 16 Arizona State upset No. 2 Kansas in Lawrence


Tra Holder scored 29 points on 8-for-16 shooting, and No. 16 Arizona State pulled off a 95-85 upset of No. 2 Kansas


Prescott throws 3 TDs as Cowboys spoil Eli's return


Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and the Dallas Cowboys beat New York 30-10 to spoil Steve Spagnuolo's debut as interim coach and the return of quarterback Eli Manning to the Giants' starting lineup

Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24


Jonathan Stewart ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers snapped the Minnesota Vikings' eight-game win streak with a 31-24 victory on Sunday

Steve Stricker, Sean O'Hair team to win QBE Shootout


Sean O'Hair and Steve Stricker win for 2nd time in QBE Shootout, 1st time as partners with 3-shot victory over McDowell and Lowry

Saints coach Sean Payton calls NFL hire of former whistleblower 'unbelievable'


METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton expressed his astonishment on Twitter after Fox Sports reported Sunday that former Saints whistleblower Mike Cerullo now works for the NFL office. Cerullo, a former defensive assistant…


DiVincenzo, Booth rally No. 4 Villanova past La Salle 77-68


Phil Booth and Donte DiVincenzo each scored 18 points to help No. 4 Villanova avoid an upset and remain undefeated in a 77-68 win over La Salle


Browns' Josh Gordon scores 1st TD since 2013


CLEVELAND -- Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon found the end zone for the first time since 2013 on Sunday. Gordon caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from DeShone Kizer with 4 minutes, 45 seconds left in the first quarter to give Cleveland a 7…


Texans place C.J. Fiedorowicz, Bruce Ellington on IR


HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans have put tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz and wide receiver Bruce Ellington on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. Fiedorowicz left Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans with a concussion, which is his…

Sunday, Dec 10

Kiper's Rookie Big Board: Saints' Kamara, Lattimore are 1-2


Time for a new Rookie Big Board, my ranking of the best rookies of the 2017 NFL season. Here's my top 30, plus where each player landed on my final top 300 prospects list before the 2017 draft. Here are the parameters (same as always): As…

McDowell and Lowry tie Stricker and O'Hair for Shootout lead


Irish duo of McDowell and Lowry tie for Shootout lead with Stricker and O'Hair at Tiburon

Saturday, Dec 9

Five trades we'd love to see at the winter meetings


Let's make a deal! The real general managers certainly haven't been, that's for sure. It has been the slowest offseason in memory, as teams wait for free agents to bring down their prices and Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton to make…

Saints' Drew Brees on Thursday game injuries: 'It'll be addressed'


ATLANTA -- Quarterback? Drew Brees joined the loud chorus of NFL players railing against playing Thursday night games after his New Orleans Saints lost six players to injuries during a 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. …

Giancarlo Stanton declines trades to Giants, Cardinals


SAN FRANCISCO -- Giancarlo Stanton has ruled out the San Francisco Giants. The St. Louis Cardinals,?too.? The Giants announced Friday they were no longer in the mix to work out a trade for the Marlins slugger and National League MVP after…

Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton open to playing for Yankees


While the Los Angeles Dodgers have been mentioned as the inevitable fallback option for the Miami Marlins?in their attempts to trade? Giancarlo Stanton, they're not the only big-market glamour team that intrigues the National League MVP. A…

Friday, Dec 8

Derrick Rose says he might need surgery for bone spur in left ankle


INDIANAPOLIS -- Derrick Rose?has a bone spur in his left ankle and might need to undergo a procedure to correct it should his rehabilitation program not take, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard revealed at shootaround Friday. Speaking to the…

Rob Mullens 'disappointed' Willie Taggart took coaching job at FSU


Less than a year after Willie Taggart inspired the Ducks with his tagline "Do Something," Oregon is searching for a new coach. Oregon's players were summoned to a meeting at the team's football complex early Tuesday afternoon for the…

The challenge for Ohtani's new team: What comes next


Baseball agents have gone to progressively greater lengths to pitch their free-agent clients in recent years. Scott Boras has received lots of attention for his binders, and other big agencies have ramped up their presentations to include…

Trade grades: Can Jahlil Okafor resurrect his career with Nets?


The deal Nets get:?Center Jahlil Okafor, guard Nik Stauskas, the Knicks' 2019 second-round pick 76ers get:?Forward Trevor Booker Brooklyn Nets: B Brooklyn always stood out as a logical Okafor destination. The Nets have one of the league's…

Thursday, Dec 7

Steelers' Ryan Shazier has spinal stabilization surgery


PITTSBURGH --? Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery after sustaining a severe back injury against the Cincinnati Bengals?on Monday night. The Steelers announced the surgery, which was performed…

Larry Nassar receives maximum 60-year sentence by federal judge


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A federal judge declared former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar a threat to children Thursday morning and sentenced him to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges -- essentially a life sentence for the 54-year…

Tennessee offers head-coaching job to Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt, sources say


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of? Tennessee's circuitous head-coaching search, which has taken on just about every twist imaginable, is nearing an end, as the Volunteers are finalizing a deal with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy…

Roger Goodell got his extension. Now what? NFL Insiders react


Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL, with his new deal running through 2023 and?worth $200 million over the life of the contract if owners approve all the bonuses and all the…

Wednesday, Dec 6

Ryan Shazier to fans: 'Support is uplifting to me and my family'


PITTSBURGH -- Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier?remained at University of Cincinnati Medical Center for a second consecutive night Tuesday while doctors monitor his back injury. A joint statement from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center…

UCLA cancels Montana game due to Southern California wildfires


UCLA has canceled its men's basketball game against Montana on Wednesday night as wildfires continue to take a toll on Southern California. "The health and safety of student-athletes, staff and fans is our top priority," UCLA said in a…

Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster out vs. Ravens as one-game suspension upheld


The one-game suspension of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster?has been upheld by appeals officer James Thrash, who was jointly appointed by the NFL and the NFL Players Association. The appeal was heard Tuesday afternoon.…

Ankle structurally fine, but Warriors' Stephen Curry out at least two weeks


Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will miss at least two weeks with a sprained right ankle, the team announced Tuesday. An MRI in Charlotte, North Carolina, found no structural damage. The Warriors plan to re-evaluate Curry's…