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Richard Sherman sidelined 'a couple weeks' after straining calf


SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman "will be out a couple weeks" with a left calf strain, coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Monday afternoon. Sources told ESPN earlier Monday that Sherman would be out two to…

Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez becomes US citizen


Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez has become a U.S. citizen

LeBron 'humbled' to join Lakers, expects 'something special'


LeBron James said he won't judge his success with the Los Angeles Lakers solely by championships

Evans fired as San Francisco Giants general manager


Bobby Evans has been fired as the San Francisco Giants' general manager with the team in the final week of its second straight season with a losing record

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New redshirt policy makes it more tempting to transfer


NCAA's new redshirt policy proves tempting for disgruntled college players considering whether to transfer

Welcome to camp: NBA teams starting their new seasons


NBA media day: Warriors show off trophies, as 29 other teams try to figure out how to stop them from adding another

The Latest: Doc Rivers urging eligible players 'to go vote'


DeMarcus Cousins has progressed in his recovery from surgery for a torn left Achilles tendon, is doing light shooting and other skill work on the court and will be able to do some noncontact work when the Warriors' training camp begins


Column: Charlotte's 'roval may be NASCAR's race of the year


Column: Charlotte's 'roval may be NASCAR's race of the year

Richard Sherman to miss 2-3 weeks with calf strain


San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman is expected to miss two to three weeks with a calf strain he suffered in Sunday's 38-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, sources told ESPN. The injury could prove costly to Sherman, who…


No. 3 Clemson tabs freshman Trevor Lawrence new starting QB


Clemson names freshman Trevor Lawrence the Tigers' new starting quarterback


WADA's Reedie defends Russian anti-doping reinstatement


Defending WADA's call: Reedie stands strong in defense of Russia anti-doping reinstatement


'He has more to give': Wade's last dance with Heat begins


As his final training camp looms, Dwyane Wade reflects on his career and why he's back for one last season

Falcons' Ricardo Allen will miss rest of season with injury


The Atlanta Falcons have lost starting free safety Ricardo Allen to a season-ending Achilles tendon tear. It marks at least the third significant defensive player to suffer a major injury. The Falcons lost Pro Bowl strong safety Keanu Neal…


Carson Wentz leads Eagles to 20-16 comeback win over Colts


Carson Wentz showed no signs of rust, no fear or hesitation in his first game back in nine months, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 20-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts


Justin Rose ties for fourth at finale, wins $10 million FedEx Cup


Justin Rose's birdie on the final hole Sunday of the Tour Championship gave him the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus that goes with it. Rose finished in a three-way tie for fourth at East Lake, securing his spot atop the season-long…

Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win

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Tigermania returns: Tiger Woods, after 4 back surgeries, completes comeback.

Monday, Sep 24

The Latest: QB Josh Rosen makes debut late for Cardinals


Arizona Cardinals insert 10th overall pick Josh Rosen late against Chicago Bears

Bad day in the Bronx: Didi hurt, Yankees lose to lowly O's


The playoff-bound Yankees blew a three-run lead in a 6-3 loss to the lowly Baltimore Orioles _ and then came the really bad news

Clay Matthews on latest roughing call: NFL is 'getting soft'


Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews does not understand why he was flagged _ yet again _ for roughing the passer, this time while sacking Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship for 80th PGA Tour title


He could end his comeback season with Tour Championship win.

Sunday, Sep 23

How much every NFL QB is worth against the spread


A hobbled Aaron Rodgers is more valuable to the point spread than a healthy Tom Brady or any other NFL quarterback. That's the viewpoint of oddsmakers, who define their opinions by their risk of losing millions, rather than clamoring for…

NFL promptly defends latest roughing-the-passer flag against Clay Matthews


The NFL took the unusual step Sunday of expressing immediate support for a roughing-the-passer penalty against Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, the latest in a series of controversial efforts to protect quarterbacks this season.…

Sources: Glen Taylor wants Jimmy Butler deal done in next several days


Against the displeasure of Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau, owner Glen Taylor has mandated that a deal needs to be negotiated to trade disgruntled All-Star forward Jimmy Butler in the next…

Tiger Woods leads Tour Championship by 3 after third-round 65


ATLANTA -- Golfers know how nice it looks to see 3s on the scorecard, and Tiger Woods made a bunch of them Saturday at East Lake to take his first 54-hole lead in a tournament since his last victory in 2013. Woods began his round with five…

Saturday, Sep 22

Ian Book gets start over Brandon Wimbush for Notre Dame


Ian Book started at quarterback for No. 8 Notre Dame in its game against Wake Forest on Saturday. The redshirt sophomore replaced Brandon Wimbush in the starting lineup, two days after coach Brian Kelly sidestepped questions about making a…

Cubs' Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims


Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

Friday, Sep 21

Attorneys for Jordan McNair's family receive information from investigation


Attorneys for the family of Jordan McNair received information about the investigation into the former Terrapins offensive lineman's death late Thursday night, just hours before a board meeting to discuss the inquiry, a spokesperson for…

Ex-wife of Cubs' Addison Russell details abuse allegations


Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Friday after his ex-wife opened up about abuse allegations against the Chicago Cubs shortstop in a blog post this week. Melisa Reidy-Russell wrote that she…

Gurley gets top RB spot in AP rankings with Bell still out


Gurley gets top running back spot in AP position rankings, with Bell still sitting out

Luke Walton: Lakers 'won't rush' Lonzo Ball (left knee) back


Lonzo Ball will not participate in full-contact practice when the Los Angeles Lakers open training camp next week, head coach Luke Walton said. Ball, a second-year point guard, had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in mid-July. The…

Thursday, Sep 20

Forbes: Cowboys most valuable NFL team for 12th year in row


The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable team in the NFL for the 12th straight year, according to the franchise value rankings published by Forbes magazine on Thursday. The publication said the Cowboys are worth $5 billion, $1.2 billion…

Slayings raise alarms for women who practice sports alone


Three slayings raise alarms for women who exercise or practice sports alone

Despite protests, Russia's anti-doping agency reinstated


Despite protests, WADA ends suspension of Russia's anti-doping agency

Five Jimmy Butler trades that work for both sides


Which Jimmy Butler trades work? The All-Star guard is requesting a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and his three preferred landing spots are the Brooklyn Nets, LA Clippers and New…