OTL: Football facing growing insurance issue
From the NFL to rec leagues, football is facing a stark new threat: An evaporating insurance market that is fundamentally altering the sport's economics, squeezing and even killing off programs faced with higher costs and a scarcity of available coverage.
Durant, Harden trail in fan vote; draft on Feb. 7
Five days are left in the fan vote for the NBA All-Star Game, and for now the Warriors' Kevin Durant and the Rockets' James Harden remain outside of the Western Conference starting five.
Source: Fournette challenges void of guarantees
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette has filed a challenge to the team's decision to void the guaranteed money in the final two years of his contract, a league source confirmed.
Canelo will face Jacobs to unify titles on May 4
Canelo Alvarez will meet Daniel Jacobs to unify their 160-pound world titles on May 4 -- Cinco de Mayo weekend -- at a venue to be determined, though the fight it is likely to be at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, site of four of Alvarez's last six fights.
Fans can interact with NBA refs during games
The NBA's referee association is bringing back a program in which officials interact with fans on social media during games.
Sources: Yankees, Ottavino reach 3-year deal
Free-agent reliever Adam Ottavino, who had a breakout 2018 season as the setup man for closer Wade Davis with the Rockies, has agreed to sign with the Yankees, sources told ESPN.
Sources: 'Plan A' is for Mavs, Smith to reconcile
"Plan A" is for the Mavericks to fix their relationship with frustrated point guard Dennis Smith Jr., as the team believes he has star potential, sources told ESPN.
'Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere' approach ends now for Cerrone
Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone has been lauded for his willingness to fight anyone, anytime, anywhere. Now in the final stages of his career, he's stopping that in pursuit of finally winning a UFC belt.
The myth of the Patriots' underdog status
Tom Brady wants us to think that no one believes in him. That's true, unless you ask any of his fans, supporters in the game and the media, or the millions who've already crowned him the GOAT.
Years of sorrow haven't taken everything from Rams CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
The Rams' nickel corner lost his infant son five days before facing the Chiefs. He hasn't missed a game and hasn't let tragedy stifle his spirit.
Win over Eugenie Bouchard a reminder of Serena's longtime dominance
It's amazing when you think about it: While so many players have come and gone, Serena Williams still remains as dominant as ever.
'He's from Krypton or something': Steven Adams is the NBA world's strongest man
OKC's big man is a physical relic of the past who will grind possessions in the paint and overpower you to get there.
Picking offseason priorities for NFL teams drafting in the top 10
What should Kliff Kingsbury focus on first this offseason? We helped out the new Cardinals coach and the rest of the league's worst teams.
Latest Harper, Machado predictions: Will duo sign by Super Bowl Sunday?
With the offseason providing few answers for baseball's superstar free agents, we shed some light on where things stand and where they're headed.
Ariel & The Bad Guy Live: Official weigh-ins, 9 a.m. ET, Friday on ESPN+
Pre-fight show: The crew breaks down the card
Early prelims at 6 p.m. ET, Saturday on ESPN+: Edwards, Neal and more
Prelims at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN
Main card at 10 p.m. ET, Saturday on ESPN+: Cejudo-Dillashaw and more
Post-fight show: The crew breaks down all the winners and losers