National Sports

Howard's 23 points lead Hornets past Thunder

Dec 12, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Charlotte Hornets finally won a road game. In a tough spot, too. Dwight Howard scored 23 points to help the Charlotte Hornets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-103 on Monday night. It was Charlotte's first victory on t…

Derek Jeter defends Marlins' handling of Giancarlo Stanton trade

Dec 12, 2017

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. -- Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said he is fully satisfied with his team's trade of reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees for All-Star second baseman Starlin Castro and two Single-A prospects…

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball sign 1-year pro deals with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas

Dec 12, 2017

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have reached an agreement to sign professional basketball deals with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas, the team's coach/GM?Virginijus Seskus and Ball family agent Harrison Gaines told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. …

Greg Schiano would have made $27.7M over 6-plus years in scrapped Vols deal

Dec 12, 2017

Greg Schiano would have earned $27.7 million in a proposed deal of six-plus years with Tennessee before the deal fell apart because of uproar from fans and on social media. The school on Monday released a copy of the memorandum of underst…

Marshall Faulk among NFL Network trio suspended

Dec 12, 2017

The NFL Network has suspended analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor after allegations of sexual harassment and assault. The trio of analysts, all former NFL players, were named in a lawsuit by former NFL Network employee Jami Cantor…

Brady intercepted twice as Dolphins beat Pats 27-20

Dec 12, 2017

Brady intercepted twice, Dolphins snap Patriots' eight-game winning streak

MLB ump Dale Scott retires rather than risk more concussions

Dec 12, 2017

Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott tells The Associated Press he's retiring rather than risk another concussion

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Villanova ready for burden of being No. 1

Dec 12, 2017

Villanova returns to action Wednesday with the nation's top ranking

Eagles turn to Nick Foles after Carson Wentz goes down

Dec 11, 2017

Eagles coach Doug Pederson has confirmed that star quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn left ACL and will miss rest of the season and playoffs

No. 2 Oklahoma leads with 3 1st-team AP All-Americans

Dec 11, 2017

No. 2 Oklahoma will bring three All-Americans to the College Football Playoff

Brady struggles again in Miami, as Pats lose to Dolphins

Dec 12, 2017

It was a rough night for Tom Brady, and surprisingly that isn't uncommon when he comes to Miami

NFL, NFLPA looking into Savage's return despite concussion

Dec 11, 2017

The NFL and the players association is jointly investigating Houston quarterback Tom Savage's return to action despite sustaining a concussion

Russian Olympic Committee approves competing as neutrals

Dec 12, 2017

The Russian Olympic Committee has formally given its blessing for the country's athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games

Stanton joins Judge as Yankees' Towers of Power

Dec 11, 2017

Giancarlo Stanton joins Aaron Judge as New York Yankees' Towers of Power, only the 4th pair of reigning home run champions on same big league team.

Oscar Pistorius bruised in a jail fight over telephone use

Dec 12, 2017

Olympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was bruised in an altercation with another inmate over telephone use, a South African prison spokesman confirmed Tuesday