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Anthony Edwards misses opening tipoff: 'Lost track of time'

Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards was forced to come off the bench in Monday night's 119-114 win over the Portland Trail Blazers because he missed the opening tipoff. Nickeil Alexander-Walker replaced him on the court, and the Wolves were awarded a delay of game violation. "I lost track of time," said Edwards, who usually spends much of pregame warmups doing resistance band work outside the team locker room. Edwards checked in with 11:25 remaining in the first quarter and ended up scoring 13 points in 35 minutes. It was the first time he started a game off the bench since his rookie season.  Edwards was shaken up by a right elbow contusion in the third quarter and was listed as questionable to return, but he was back to start the fourth quarter. The Associated Press contributed to this story. 
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Anthony Edwards misses opening tip-off: 'Lost track of time'

Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards was forced to come off the bench in Monday night's 119-114 win over the Portland Trail Blazers because he missed the opening tip-off. Nickeil Alexander-Walker replaced him on the court and the Wolves were awarded a delay of game violation. "I lost track of time," said Edwards, who usually spends much of pregame warmups doing resistance band work outside the team locker room. Edwards checked in with 11:25 remaining in the first quarter and ended up scoring 13 points in 35 minutes. It was the first time he started a game off the bench since his rookie season.  Edwards was shaken up by a right elbow contusion in the third quarter and was listed as questionable to return, but he was back to start the fourth quarter. The Associated Press contributed to this story. 
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Anthony Edwards misses opening tip-off: 'Lost track of time'

Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards was forced to come off the bench in Monday night's 119-114 win over the Portland Trail Blazers because he missed the opening tip-off. Nickeil Alexander-Walker replaced him on the court and the Wolves were awarded a delay of game violation. "I lost track of time," said Edwards, who usually spends much of pregame warmups doing resistance band work outside the team locker room. Edwards checked in with 11:25 remaining in the first quarter and ended up scoring 13 points in 35 minutes. It was the first time he started a game off the bench since his rookie season.  Edwards was shaken up by a right elbow contusion in the third quarter and was listed as questionable to return, but he was back to start the fourth quarter. The Associated Press contributed to this story. 
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Clippers' Russell Westbrook has surgery on left hand

LA Clippers guard Russell Westbrook -- one of the NBA's top sixth men -- underwent surgery on his fractured left hand on Monday, and there's hope he'll return before the start of the Western Conference playoffs in April, sources told ESPN. The team described his status as week-to-week.  Westbrook fractured his non-shooting hand in a Friday night victory over the visiting  Washington Wizards. He will now start rehabilitation to return to the Clippers, who have emerged as a championship contender this season. Westbrook returned in less than four weeks after fracturing his right hand in 2014 with the  Oklahoma City Thunder, missing only 14 games.  If Westbrook returns in April, the Clippers will have eight games in 14 days, including two back-to-backs, before the postseason begins. The Clippers will have to find a way to replace Westbrook's energy and aggression. After he left during the first half on Friday due to the injury, reserve guard Bones...
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March 04

Dak Prescott 'confident' on contract resolution with Cowboys

DALLAS --  Dak Prescott could be entering the final year as the  Dallas Cowboys' quarterback if there is no resolution on his contract, but he is taking an optimistic view. "I'm definitely confident," Prescott said after taking part in a Children's Cancer Fund event with Hall of Famer Troy Aikman on Monday. "Obviously it helps the team. It's important for the numbers ... That is a process. Both sides understand that. Everything's great. It'll happen." To date, there have not been substantial discussions between the Cowboys and Prescott's agent, Todd France. The sides did not speak at last week's scouting combine in Indianapolis as the new league year opens on March 13. Prescott is set to count $59.45 million against the cap in 2024. He has a $29 million base salary and has a $5 million roster bonus due on the fifth day of the league year. An extension could bring Prescott's cap number down substantially, but it took the sides nearly two years to negotiate the...
March 04
March 04

Sources: Clippers' Russell Westbrook has surgery on left hand

LA Clippers guard Russell Westbrook -- one of the NBA's top sixth men -- underwent surgery on his fractured left hand on Monday, and there's hope he'll return before the start of the Western Conference playoffs in April, sources told ESPN. Westbrook fractured his non-shooting hand in a Friday night victory over the visiting  Washington Wizards. He will now start rehabilitation to return to the Clippers, who have emerged as a championship contender this season. Westbrook returned in less than four weeks after fracturing his right hand in 2014 with the  Oklahoma City Thunder, missing only 14 games.  If Westbrook returns in April, the Clippers will have eight games in 14 days, including two back-to-backs, before the postseason begins. The Clippers will have to find a way to replace Westbrook's energy and aggression. After he left during the first half on Friday due to the injury, reserve guard Bones Hyland saw his most playing time since early...
March 04
March 04

Iowa hoops star Caitlin Clark makes NCAA history

The University of Iowa senior's shooting skills propelled her to stardom and enough points to break the college basketball record for most points scored. The panel discusses Clark's historic career.
March 04
VIDEO: Iowa hoops star Caitlin Clark makes NCAA history
March 04

Raptors, Kelly Olynyk agree on two-year, $26.25M extension

Toronto Raptors center Kelly Olynyk has signed a two-year, $26.25 million contract extension, agent Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports told ESPN on Monday. Olynyk was eligible to sign the extension -- which takes him through the 2025-2026 season -- until June 30 and gives him the maximum five percent annual raises allowed under the deal. Olynyk, 32, is a Canadian native who landed with the Raptors in a trade deadline deal with the Utah Jazz in February. The Raptors targeted Olynyk to support Jakob Poeltl in the Raptors' frontcourt and did the deal with an intention of signing him to this extension. Olynyk has averaged nine points with a career-best 4.2 assists this season -- including a career-high 54% from the field. Olynyk is one of six players shooting 39% on three-pointers and 60% on two-pointers this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Olynyk spent his first three-plus seasons with the Boston Celtics before joining the ...
March 04
March 04

Broncos to cut Russell Wilson, take on $85M dead money hit

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos have informed nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson they plan to release him, a move that ends a tumultuous two-season run with the team. "We spoke with Russell Wilson [Monday] to inform him of his release after the start of the league year [March 13, 4 p.m. ET]," coach Sean Payton and general manager George Paton said in a joint statement. "On behalf of the Broncos, we thank Russell for his contributions and dedication to our team and community while wishing him the best as he continues his career. As we move forward, we are focused on building the strongest team possible for the 2024 season and beyond. We are excited to improve this offseason and will have the flexibility to get better through the draft and free agency." Wilson released a statement thanking the city of Denver, several teammates, the team's cafeteria workers and vice president of player development Ray Jackson. He did not mention Payton, Paton...
March 04
March 04

New Jersey Devils fire Lindy Ruff, promote Travis Green

The New Jersey Devils, struggling to contend in a clogged Eastern Conference a season after winning a playoff round last season, fired coach Lindy Ruff on Monday, the team announced. Travis Green, an assistant for Ruff and the former coach of the Vancouver Canucks, was named the club's interim coach. The announcement was made by Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald, a day after New Jersey lost to the Los Angeles Kings 5-1. Green will start in his role at Tuesday's morning skate in advance of a home game vs. the Florida Panthers. The remaining existing assistants -- Ryan McGill, Chris Taylor, Sergei Brylin and goaltending coach Dave Rogalski -- will all remain on staff. "I hold our entire organization to the highest levels of accountability to focus on being a competitive team that expects to be a perennial playoff contender," Fitzgerald said. "Unfortunately, we are not currently at that level, and I needed to make this decision." Ruff was hired...
March 04
March 04

Scott Boras: Interest up for Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Agent Scott Boras said Monday that, just in the past week, four new teams have inquired about free agent pitchers Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery. The extent of the interest is unknown -- as are the teams -- but Boras said the calls for those players are beginning to pick up as the need for pitching increases. "There is a pitching panic going on in baseball," Boras stated. "We've got so many starting pitchers that are now compromised. Maybe short term. Some long term. And the calls for elite starters are starting to increase. "With many clubs right now, because of the pitching issue, the competitiveness of their seasons is at risk." Boras spoke at an introductory news conference for new San Francisco Giants third baseman, Matt Chapman. Chapman, 30, signed a three-year, $54 million contract over the weekend that includes opt-outs after each of the first two years. It's a deal similar to one another Boras client, Cody...
March 04
March 04

Caitlin Clark shatters NCAA record in historic first

Iowa basketball star Caitlin Clark shattered the NCAA scoring record for both men and women in a historic first.
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VIDEO: Caitlin Clark shatters NCAA record in historic first
March 04

Chiefs use nonexclusive franchise tag on CB L'Jarius Sneed

The Kansas City Chiefs officially placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on cornerback L'Jarius Sneed on Monday. The nonexclusive tag allows Sneed to talk to other teams, who then could work out a trade with the Chiefs. A source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler last week that the Chiefs had informed Sneed they were preparing to place the tag on him and were open to consummating a trade. Pending league approval, a new contract for Sneed could be worked out as part of a trade to kick in at the start of the new league year, which begins next Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET. The source stressed to Fowler that a trade is very much on the table. If Sneed were to play the 2024 season on the franchise tag, his salary would be $19.8 million, fully guaranteed. The deadline for teams to use the franchise tag on pending free agents is Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. General manager Brett Veach said before the Super Bowl the Chiefs were hopeful of retaining both of their top prospective free...
March 04
March 04

Former AL MVP Josh Donaldson retires after 13-year career

Josh Donaldson, who won the American League MVP during a 13-year career, announced his retirement Monday.  Donaldson, 38, made the announcement on the podcast of former player Sean Casey. Donaldson finishes his career with 279 home runs, 1,310 hits and a long-earned reputation as a someone who competed with an edge, unafraid of offending opponents. He had his best season in 2015 with Toronto, when he hit 41 homers and drove in a league-high 123 runs, while scoring an MLB-high 122 runs. Donaldson received 23 of 30 first-place votes for the MVP, finishing ahead of Mike Trout for the award. Donaldson finished in the Top 10 for his league's MVP four times. Donaldson broke into pro ball as a catcher after the Cubs took him with the 48th pick in the 2007 draft out of Auburn. The following summer, Donaldson was among the players that the Athletics received in a deal for starting pitcher Rich Harden, and for a few seasons, Donaldson languished in the farm system. In 2010, at age...
March 04
March 04

Source: Jags release DT Folorunso Fatukasi on his birthday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Happy birthday! Now find a new job. That's what  Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Folorunso Fatukasi was told Monday. The team's official X account wished him a happy birthday in the morning. Several hours later the team released him, a league source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. The Jaguars' social media team had no idea the release was coming, and the team's management was unaware that the social media staff planned to post the birthday greeting. But this kind of situation can happen as things play out in early March, when NFL teams start making moves to create salary cap space in preparation for the new league year. Releasing Fatukasi, who turned 29 on Monday, saves the Jaguars $3.5 million against the cap, but the team also will absorb $9.269 million in dead money. Fatukasi signed a three-year, $30 million contract with $20 million guaranteed in March 2022, but the run-stuffing tackle did not equal the final two seasons he had with...
March 04
March 04

Eagles' Jason Kelce announces retirement after 13 seasons

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles star center Jason Kelce, one of the key leaders for a team that has made six postseason appearances and two Super Bowl trips over the past seven seasons, announced his retirement in a tear-filled speech Monday, closing the book on a Hall of Fame-worthy career. "I've been asked many times why did I choose football -- what drew me to the game -- and I never have an answer that gets it right," Kelce, wearing a sleeveless Eagles T-shirt, said during a 45-minute speech that he had to stop many times as he was overtaken by emotion. "The best way I could explain it is what draws you to your favorite song ... your favorite book. It's what it makes you feel. The seriousness of it. The intensity of it.  "Stepping on the field was the most alive and free I had ever felt. There was a visceral feeling with football, unlike any sport. The hairs on my arms would stand up. I could hit somebody, run around like a crazed lunatic and then get told, 'Good job.' I...
March 04
March 04

Marquette star Tyler Kolek (oblique) out at least next two games

Marquette star guard Tyler Kolek will miss the final two games of the regular season with an oblique injury, the school announced Monday. Kolek will be reevaluated before next week's Big East tournament. The 6-foot-3 senior suffered the injury during Marquette's win over Providence last week and then didn't travel to Omaha for the Golden Eagles' loss to Creighton over the weekend. Marquette, which has a half-game lead on Creighton for the No. 2 seed in the Big East tournament, closes out its regular season with a home game against UConn on Wednesday and a trip to Xavier on Saturday. Kolek has been one of the nation's best point guards over the past two seasons, leading the nation in assists this season and ranking third a year ago. He's also averaging 15.0 points and 4.7 rebounds this campaign, making 40% of his 3-point attempts. During Marquette's eight-game winning streak in Big East play earlier this season, Kolek averaged 20.4 points and 9.6 rebounds. He also had 18...
March 04
March 04

Over 10,000 players opt in to EA Sports College Football 25

More than 10,000 college football players have already opted in for EA Sports College Football 25, the new EA Sports video game set to launch this summer, which will feature the athletes and pay them through a name, image and likeness deal. EA Sports reached 10,000 opt-ins Friday night, just eight days after opening the process to players at FBS programs, a spokesman for the company told ESPN. Each player who opts in to have their name, image and likeness used will receive $600 and a copy of the game, valued at around $70. By surpassing 10,000 opt-ins, EA Sports has reached 87% of its goal for the game, which will feature teams with 85-man rosters. "The response to the athlete opt-in opportunity for EA Sports College Football 25 has been phenomenal," Daryl Holt, senior vice president and group general manager for EA Sports' Tiburon Studios and American football division, said in a statement to ESPN. "In the little over one week, over 10,000 athletes across the FBS have opted-in...
March 04
March 04

Sources: Phillies, Zack Wheeler agree to 3-year, $126M extension

Zack Wheeler has reached an agreement on a three-year extension that begins in 2025 and runs through the 2027 season with the Philadelphia Phillies, the team announced Monday, bypassing the possibility that the ace pitcher will become a free agent in the fall. The deal is worth $126 million, according to sources. With a salary of $42 million, Wheeler's deal is the most lucrative extension in baseball history in terms of average annual value. It also is in the neighborhood of the richest salaries for pitchers. Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander signed multiyear deals as free agents with the New York Mets that averaged $43.3 million. Wheeler, who is entering the final season of a five-year, $118 million contract, has had great success with the Phillies, a team that has doled out big money for stars in recent seasons (including  Bryce Harper, Trea Turner and  Aaron Nola). There has been a sense this spring that the right-hander...
March 04
March 04

Bucs, Mike Evans agree to 2-year, $52M contract, agent says

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and five-time Pro Bowl receiver Mike Evans reached agreement on a two-year, $52 million contract that includes $35 million guaranteed, his agent, Deryk Gilmore, told ESPN on Monday. Evans, who was to enter free agency next week, now has a real chance to start and finish his career as a " Buc for life" in Tampa. Gilmore said the deal, which averages $26 million per season, is the largest for a wide receiver this old on his third contract. "Fire Them Cannons!" Evans posted to Instagram on Monday. Bringing back Evans not only will help the Buccaneers' offense but also will serve as another catalyst in the recruitment to re-sign free agent quarterback Baker Mayfield, who has said he hopes to continue playing with the standout receiver. "He's an unprecedented player. We want him to be a Buc for life," general manager Jason Licht said last week at the NFL combine. Evans was projected to be one of the top -- if not the...
March 04
March 04

Sources: Phillies, Zack Wheeler agree to contract extension

Zack Wheeler has reached an agreement on an extension with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to sources, bypassing the possibility that the ace pitcher will become a free agent in the fall. An announcement by the Phillies is expected Monday. Wheeler, who is entering the final season of a five-year, $118 million contract, has had great success with the Phillies, a team that has doled out big money for stars in recent seasons -- Bryce Harper, Trea Turner, Aaron Nola and others. There has been a sense this spring that the right-hander and the team would work out another deal. Wheeler, 33, has a 3.06 ERA in his first four seasons with Philadelphia -- with an adjusted ERA+ of 137 -- and has 675 strikeouts in 629⅓ innings. He led the major leagues in innings pitched in 2021 and won a Gold Glove Award last season. Early in Wheeler's tenure with Philadelphia, owner John Middleton rejected the notion that the Phillies would ever consider trading the...
March 04
March 04

Jos Verstappen to miss Saudi GP amid Horner furore - sources

Max Verstappen's father Jos will not attend the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix following comments he made about under-fire Red Bull boss Christian Horner, sources have told ESPN. Last week Horner was cleared of misconduct by Red Bull GmbH, parent company of the race team following an investigation into an allegation of inappropriate behaviour by a Red Bull Racing employee. - Unlapped: How to listen or watch ESPN's F1 show An email sent from an anonymous account with messages purportedly linked to the case was leaked to the media the day after the complaint was dismissed, but Horner has remained in his job. McLaren boss Zak Brown and Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff have called on Formula One's authorities to demand greater transparency from Red Bull over the recent investigation into Horner. After his son won the Bahrain Grand Prix, Jos Verstappen told the Daily Mail: "There is tension here while [Horner] remains in position. The...
March 04
March 04

Jos Verstappen to miss Saudi GP amid Horner furor - sources

Max Verstappen's father, Jos, will not attend the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix following comments he made about under-fire Red Bull boss Christian Horner, sources told ESPN. Horner was cleared of misconduct last week by Red Bull GmbH, parent company of the race team, following an investigation into an allegation of inappropriate behaviour by a Red Bull Racing employee. - Unlapped: How to listen or watch ESPN's F1 show An email sent from an anonymous account with messages purportedly linked to the case was leaked to the media the day after the complaint was dismissed, but Horner has remained in his job. McLaren boss Zak Brown and Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff called on Formula One's authorities to demand greater transparency from Red Bull over the recent investigation into Horner. After his son won the Bahrain Grand Prix, Jos Verstappen told the Daily Mail: "There is tension here while [Horner] remains in position. The team is in danger...
March 04
March 04

Nurkic irked by officials after setting Suns' rebound record

PHOENIX -- Jusuf Nurkic broke the Suns' franchise record with 31 rebounds, the most in an NBA game in 13 years, but he didn't want to talk much about the feat after a  118-110 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night. Nurkic and Phoenix coach Frank Vogel spoke critically of some missed foul calls after the Thunder escaped with the victory despite blowing a 24-point lead. "I don't know, man, I'm just trying to do my role the best I can. But it's kind of really messed up when you have 13 offensive rebounds and 16 shots then zero free throws," Nurkic said. "As hard as I work, and I feel like [I'm] getting fouled as [much as] anybody in the league. "And I'm not here saying -- we lost the game, it is what it is -- [but] it's just, it's not really common sense. At least one [free throw]. [To] not even have one? But I know it happens. I ain't the first one, and I ain't going to be the last, either, unfortunately." Vogel, in particular, was...
March 04
March 03

United States beats Colombia to reach Women's Gold Cup semifinals

The United States women's national team bounced back from a shocking loss to Mexico in its previous Concacaf Gold Cup match to make short work of Colombia in a 3-0 quarterfinal win Sunday night at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles. First-half goals from Lindsay Horan,  Jenna Nighswonger and Jaedyn Shaw gave the U.S. a comfortable lead at halftime, and it shut Colombia down in the second half to set up a showdown with Canada on Wednesday at the inaugural Women's Gold Cup. - Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) It was a strong statement from interim coach Twila Kilgore's U.S. team after it had lost 2-0 to Mexico in the final game of group stage play on Feb. 26, turning in an impressive performance against a Colombia side that had reached the quarterfinals of the 2023 Women's World Cup. "I think we always have bite, but I think tonight part of the key was to play in their third because anytime it's this...
March 03
March 03

Knicks All-Star Jalen Brunson suffers bruised knee vs. Cavs

CLEVELAND --  Knicks All-Star guard Jalen Brunson had to be helped off the floor Sunday because of a left knee injury -- a potentially devastating setback for New York -- in the first minute of a 107-98 win over the  Cavaliers. However, it appeared to be just a scare. Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said after the game that Brunson has a knee contusion and X-rays were negative. "He bumped knees," a relaxed Thibodeau said. "That's what happened. He got the X-rays, was examined by the doctor. Everything was negative. We'll see where he is tomorrow." Brunson, who averages 27.2 points and had been carrying the Knicks during a rash of key injuries, was hurt on New York's first possession. Coming off a screen, Brunson rose for a jump shot near the foul line when he appeared to feel pain on liftoff. He shot an air ball and landed before stumbling and dropping to the floor near the 3-point line. Brunson stayed seated while play continued before getting up and...
March 03
March 03

Knicks All-Star Jalen Brunson helped off with knee injury vs. Cavs

CLEVELAND --  Knicks All-Star guard Jalen Brunson had to be helped off the floor Sunday because of a left knee injury -- a potentially devastating setback for New York -- in the first minute of a 107-98 win over the  Cavaliers. However, Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters after the game that Brunson has a knee contusion and X-rays were negative. Brunson, who averages 27.2 points, was hurt while attempting a jump shot over Cleveland's Isaac Okoro. Brunson came off a screen near the foul line and raised up without any contact. The 27-year-old Brunson's legs split awkwardly as he came back down, and he staggered toward the 3-point line before falling to the floor. He grabbed his left leg and sat on the court while play continued. Brunson briefly got up before limping to the sideline and dropping back down. He was helped up and assisted to the locker room in obvious pain and distress. A replay showed that early in New York's first...
March 03
March 03

Celtics demolish Warriors, set record with third 50-point win

BOSTON -- Jaylen Brown scored 29 points, Jayson Tatum had 27 on his 26th birthday and the NBA-best Boston Celtics posted their third-largest winning margin in franchise history, drubbing the weary Golden State Warriors 140-88 on Sunday. Payton Pritchard added 19 points for the Celtics, who set a league record with their third win this season by 50 points or more and extended their season-best winning streak to 11 games. Boston led by a franchise-record 44 points at halftime and pushed it to 51 early in the third quarter before coach Joe Mazzulla went to his reserves the rest of the way. The Celtics are beating teams by an average of 22.1 points over their past 11 games, the best point differential over a win streak of at least 10 games in a single season in NBA history, according to Elias Sports Bureau research.  Boston has outscored teams by 29.8 PPG over their past six games, a span that includes two 50-point wins, something that only two other...
March 03
March 03

Louisiana ends Oklahoma's record 71-game streak in softball

Oklahoma's NCAA Division 1-record 71-game winning streak ended Sunday, as visiting Louisiana pulled off a 7-5 upset of the nation's No. 1-ranked team in front of 4,450 fans at Love's Field in Norman. The game went to extra innings after the Sooners rallied to tie the Ragin' Cajuns with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Louisiana broke the 4-4 deadlock in the eighth, with pinch hitter Samantha Graeter (RBI single) and Sam Roe (two RBIs) coming up big at the plate.   Cydney Sanders got Oklahoma (18-1) to within two with a one-out solo home run in the last of the eighth, but starting pitcher Chloe Riassetto escaped any further damage to give Louisiana (10-12) the victory. The Sooners, who have won three straight national championships, had last lost at Baylor on Feb. 19, 2023. Their achievements during the streak showcased pure dominance. They outscored their opponents 578-72; they had 40 shutouts (56% of their games); they enjoyed wins over 42 different...
March 03
March 03

USA's Catarina Macario scores in injury return, Chelsea debut

Nathalie Björn, Mayra Ramírez and Catarina Macario all netted their first Women's Super League goals for Chelsea as they cruised to a 4-0 win over Leicester City on Sunday to go back to the top of the table, above Manchester City on goal difference. The goal was a big one for United States forward Macario, who was making her Chelsea debut and return from an ACL injury that had kept her out since her former club team Lyon's final game of the 2021-22 campaign. - Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) Macario had originally hoped to be back sooner, but ended up missing more than 20 months, including the USWNT's participation in the Women's World Cup in 2023. Sweden defender Bjorn, who joined the Blues from Everton in January, broke the deadlock in the 38th minute after Leicester failed to clear a corner, hooking a shot back across the goal and over the head of keeper ...
March 03
March 03

Award-winning ESPN NFL reporter Chris Mortensen dies at 72

Chris Mortensen, an award-winning journalist who reported on the NFL for ESPN for more than three decades, died Sunday morning at the age of 72, his family announced. Mortensen joined ESPN in 1991 and was a regular contributor to the network's NFL shows and "SportsCenter." He was a regular news breaker for ESPN, including the news in 2016 that quarterback Peyton Manning was retiring from the NFL. In 2016, he received the Pro Football Writers of America's Dick McCann Award and was honored during the Pro Football Hall of Fame's enshrinement ceremony in August that year. "Mort was widely respected as an industry pioneer and universally beloved as a supportive, hard-working teammate," Jimmy Pitaro, chairman of ESPN, said in a statement. "He covered the NFL with extraordinary skill and passion, and was at the top of his field for decades. He will truly be missed by colleagues and fans, and our hearts and thoughts are with his loved ones." ESPN's Adam Schefter, a longtime colleague of...
March 03
March 03

No. 3 UConn routs Seton Hall, wins outright Big East title

STORRS, Conn. -- No. 3 UConn is the defending men's basketball national champion. However, the Huskies had not won even a share of the Big East regular-season title in 18 years. Donovan Clingan scored 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead a balanced attack, and Connecticut clinched its first outright Big East championship in 25 years Sunday with a 91-61 rout of Seton Hall. The team considered the achievement big enough to cut down the nets at Gampel Pavilion after the game. "The hardest thing to do is to be excellent over the course of three, four months in a brutal, hard league," said UConn coach Dan Hurley, who played at Seton Hall. Freshman Stephon Castle tied a career high with 21 points and Tristen Newton had 17 points and 10 assists for the Huskies (26-3, 16-2 Big East), who finished this season undefeated at home (16-0). Alex Karaban added 13 points. Dre Davis had 20 points and Kadary Richmond scored 15 to...
March 03
March 03

Diamondbacks sign Elvis Andrus to minor league deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed veteran infielder Elvis Andrus to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training, the team announced Sunday. "There's nothing that's been promised to him," Torey Lovullo said. "I told him to go out and play your game and let it fall where it may. What he will get are some opportunities to show us what he can do. That excites us." Andrus, a two-time All-Star, has played in the majors for 15 seasons, spending time with the Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox. He has 2,091 career hits, which ranks third among active players, behind only Joey Votto and Freddie Freeman. The 35-year-old Andrus has been a shortstop for the majority of his career, but he played some second base for the White Sox last season, when he hit .251 with six homers and 44 RBIs. Andrus could be the Diamondbacks' backup middle infielder behind shortstop Geraldo Perdomo...
March 03
March 03

Bengals' Joe Burrow expects to be cleared from injury by May

CINCINNATI -- Joe Burrow is still sketching out his recovery timeline after surgery to repair a torn wrist ligament in his throwing hand. But if things continue to go according to plan, the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback has a date set on when he is likely to be completely cleared this offseason. "I think middle of May is when I am expecting to kind of be cleared for full contact and everything," Burrow told ESPN on Sunday. "Over the next month [to] month and a half, we'll kind of decide all those things." Burrow said Cincinnati's organized team activities is when he anticipates returning to full throwing sessions. He has started throwing small medicine balls as he returns from the season-ending surgery he suffered Nov. 16 in the team's Week 11 loss to Baltimore. The quarterback, who just wrapped up his fourth NFL season, said the timeline isn't far off from what an offseason has looked like for him the past couple of years. Burrow said he normally doesn't start...
March 03
March 03

Iowa's Caitlin Clark passes Pete Maravich for scoring record

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Caitlin Clark has joked about being nicknamed "Ponytail Pete" in recognition of how her game resembles that of "Pistol Pete" Maravich. On Sunday in her last regular-season home game, the Iowa star passed the LSU and NBA legend for the most points scored by a Division I basketball player, men's or women's. On senior day at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Clark entered the game against Big Ten regular-season champion Ohio State needing 18 points to pass Maravich, who scored 3,667 points in his three seasons at LSU from 1967 to 1970. She did that in the first half and then finished the game with 35 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds in No. 6 Iowa's 93-83 victory over No. 2 Ohio State. It ended the 15-game winning streak of the Buckeyes, avenged Iowa's overtime loss at Ohio State in January and put Clark at 3,685 career points. The Hawkeyes (26-4) and Buckeyes (25-4) are the top two seeds in the Big Ten tournament and could meet again...
March 03
March 03

South Carolina finishes 2nd straight perfect regular season

Kamilla Cardoso had 18 points and 14 rebounds, Te-Hina Paopao scored 14 points and No. 1 South Carolina completed its second straight perfect regular season with a 76-68 victory over  Tennessee on Sunday. Cardoso and Paopao, both seniors, excelled on senior day as the Gamecocks (29-0, 16-0 SEC) won their 47th consecutive SEC regular-season game, their 57th straight at home and their sixth in a row over the Lady Vols (17-11, 10-6). South Carolina is the first team to enter the SEC tournament undefeated multiple times, according to ESPN Stats & Information.  A perfect season was not talked about among the team when the season began, Paopao said, only a mindset to win each time players took the floor. "It wasn't really a goal," said Paopao, a transfer from Oregon. "It was just, 'We got to win the next game and the game after that."   Rickea Jackson had a game-high 29 points for Tennessee. Cardoso played in front of her mother, Janete Soares,...
March 03
March 03

Celtics' Kristaps Porzingis (quad) out vs. Warriors

Boston Celtics power forward/center Kristaps Porzingis has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the visiting Golden State Warriors due to a left quad contusion. Porzingis, 28, is averaging 20.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.8 blocks in 44 games (all starts) this season. He is in his first campaign with Boston after being acquired from the Washington Wizards via trade in June. Porzingis has averages of 19.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.8 blocks in 446 career games (445 starts) with the New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, Wizards and Celtics. He was selected by New York with the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft. Boston enters Sunday on a 10-game winning streak, the longest in the NBA this season. Information from Field Level Media was used in this report.
March 03
March 03

Cincinnati set to acquire Yedlin from Inter Miami - sources

FC Cincinnati is set to acquire  Inter Miami defender DeAndre Yedlin for $172,000 in General Allocation Money, sources confirmed to ESPN. The Cincinnati Enquirer was the first to report the news. - Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) Yedlin, who played for the United States men's national team as recently as last year, will take over at right wing-back in Cincinnati manager Pat Noonan's system. The position needed reinforcing following the offseason departure of Santiago Arias. For Miami, the move gives the Herons increased salary budget flexibility, given that Yedlin's cap hit was $683,000. In terms of who will replace Yedlin in Miami's lineup, Julian Gressel has played right-back in the past. Gressel has performed well in the center of Miami's midfield, assisting on two goals so far this season, but new acquisition Federico Redondo is expected to get his U.S. work visa this week, and he is among the...
March 03
March 03

Foden-inspired Man City come from behind to beat Man United

Phil Foden kept Manchester City's Premier League title challenge on track with a second-half double as his side hit back to clinch a 3-1 home victory over Manchester United on Sunday. Marcus Rashford's eighth-minute thunderbolt gave United the lead against the run of play and it looked like the visitors might put a dent in City's hopes of a fourth successive crown. - Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) But Pep Guardiola's side remained patient, dominated possession and were eventually rewarded with Foden again proving how indispensable he is for City. Foden arrowed a sublime effort into the top corner in the 56th minute and the England forward then produced a clinical finish with 10 minutes of normal time remaining. Erling Haaland, who missed a golden first-half chance, secured the points with a late strike. Reigning champions City, whose unbeaten run in all competitions now stands at 19, moved to 62 points,...
March 03
March 03

Nationals' Daylen Lile out of hospital, has back contusion

After a scary fall, Washington Nationals outfielder Daylen Lile was released from the hospital with just a lower back contusion, manager Davey Martinez announced Sunday. Lile was taken off the field on a stretcher after he tumbled over the wall in right-center during Saturday's exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Florida. "I mean, he's hurting. But he's gonna be OK, which is great news," Martinez told reporters Sunday. "We lucked out." Lile, the club's No. 6 prospect according to  Kiley McDaniel's 2024 rankings, was attempting to catch Red Sox prospect Tyler Miller's solo home run in the seventh inning. After the fall, members of the Red Sox stationed in the bullpen immediately flagged the Washington trainers to tend to Lile, who had movement in his arms and legs and was taken to a local hospital. Martinez on Sunday said Lile had returned to West Palm Beach after undergoing a CT scan. The outfielder has soreness, but...
March 03
March 03

Rich Paul: Bronny James' '24 draft call based on team interest

USC freshman guard Bronny James is expected to weigh his entry into the 2024 NBA draft based on specific team interest, not draft position, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul told ESPN on Saturday. "I don't value a young player getting into the lottery as much as I do getting him on the right team in the right developmental situation," the agent for James' father,  LeBron James, told ESPN on Saturday. What's more, Paul said, the right team doesn't necessarily equate to Bronny James landing on a roster with his father -- although LeBron James would be "head over heels excited if that were to happen organically," Paul added. "LeBron wants Bronny to be his own man," Paul told ESPN. After suffering a cardiac arrest in a July workout at USC, Bronny James was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that sidelined him for nearly five months. He was cleared to resume his career, made his USC debut Dec. 11 and has averaged 5.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in nearly 20...
March 03
March 03

Tiger Woods to play in prestigious Seminole pro-member Monday

Tiger Woods hasn't said whether he will compete in the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass -- the so-called fifth major -- later this month, but he will be making at least one start in Florida. Woods, 48, is scheduled to play in Monday's prestigious Seminole pro-member tournament at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida. It will be Woods' first appearance in the event. According to a tee sheet posted on X by 5 Clubs Golf, the 15-time major championship winner is scheduled to play with PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh, Justin Thomas and Mike Walrath, CEO of the software company Yext. The field for the 18-hole event also includes Rory McIlroy and his father, Gerry; former NFL quarterback Tom Brady; Seminoles Golf Club president and PGA Tour policy board independent director Jimmy Dunne III; MLB commissioner Rob Manfred; LPGA star Nelly Korda; and PGA Tour players Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Matt Fitzpatrick, Collin...
March 03
March 03

Lakers' LeBron James reaches 40,000 career points

LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James continues to extend his NBA career to uncharted territory, reaching 40,000 career points Saturday night at Crypto.com Arena. James came into the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Denver Nuggets needing nine points to reach the mark. He got there with a driving layup at the 10:39 mark of the second quarter. "I feel like I'm still that threat out on the floor and I am still able to do the things that I was doing 10 years ago," James said after the Lakers' 124-114 loss. "And some things I was doing 20 years ago, which is weird to say." James finished with 26 points, putting his career total at 40,017 career points.  "No one has ever done it," James said earlier this week when asked about the point total. "And for me to be in this position at this point and time in my career, I think it's pretty cool. Does it sit at the top of the things I've done in my career? No. But does it mean something? Of course. Absolutely. Why...
March 03
March 03

Red Bull will 'explode' if Horner stays: Max Verstappen's father

Max Verstappen's father, Jos, launched an attack on Red Bull boss Christian Horner, saying the team is "in danger of being torn apart" if he stays as team principal. The younger Verstappen's victory Saturday in Bahrain came after weeks of focus around Horner and a misconduct investigation launched after a woman employed by the F1 team made a complaint of inappropriate behaviour. - Unlapped: How to listen or watch ESPN's F1 show Red Bull GmbH, the parent company of the race team, dismissed that complaint on Wednesday. An anonymous email with messages purportedly linked to the case was leaked to the media the following day, but Horner has remained defiantly in his job. Jos Verstappen, a former teammate of Michael Schumacher's in the 1990s, has called for Horner to leave the team. "There is tension here while he remains in position," Jos Verstappen told the Daily Mail. "The team is in danger of being torn apart. It can't go on the way it...
March 03
March 03

Amanda Serrano's bout against Nina Meinke canceled

The scheduled main event boxing match between Amanda Serrano and Nina Meinke was canceled Saturday night just minutes before it was supposed to happen, it was announced on the card's broadcast in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Serrano suffered an eye injury Friday and was deemed medically unfit to compete by the Puerto Rican Boxing Commission, according to event promoter Most Valuable Promotions. The event was billed as Serrano's homecoming, her first time fighting on her home island since becoming undisputed featherweight champion. MVP announced during the event that everyone who paid for tickets to the show would get a 100% refund and that Meinke would be paid her full purse. Serrano appeared in the ring to address the fans and was very emotional. She apologized and said she would one day have her retirement fight in Puerto Rico. "I wanted to fight in front of my people," Serrano said. Serrano stood next to Jake Paul, her promoter, in the ring as he explained that her cornea had been...
March 03
March 02

Jamal Shead buzzer-beater sends Houston past Oklahoma

Jamal Shead hit a short follow shot with 0.4 seconds left to give No. 1 Houston an 87-85 win over  Oklahoma on Saturday night and hand coach Kelvin Sampson a victory over one of his former schools. Shead missed a driving layup attempt but corralled the rebound and put the Cougars back ahead after they blew a 15-point lead. Emanuel Sharp tipped away a desperation pass by Oklahoma's Milos Uzan as time expired. "The main thing [on the last shot] was to get it to the rim," Sampson said. "We weren't going to shoot anything outside of 5 feet. There were three ways to win that game -- a whistle, make the shot or [grab] an offensive rebound and put it in -- and we got the third one." Sampson credited the result to Houston's "winning DNA. We had a lot of things go against us tonight. ... We were just plugging the holes in the boat up." L.J. Cryer led Houston (26-3, 13-3 Big 12) with 23 points, making 5 of 9 3-pointers. J'Wan Roberts added...
March 02
March 02

Amanda Serrano's bout against Nina Meinke cancelled

The scheduled main-event boxing match between Amanda Serrano and Nina Meinke was cancelled on Saturday night, just minutes before it was supposed to happen, it was announced on the card's broadcast. Serrano suffered an eye injury Friday and was deemed medically unfit to compete by the Puerto Rican Boxing Commission, according to event promoter Most Valuable Promotions (MVP). The event was billed as Serrano's homecoming, her first time fighting on her home island since becoming undisputed featherweight champion. MVP announced during the event that everyone who paid for tickets to the show would get a 100% refund and Meinke would be paid her full purse. Serrano appeared in the ring to address the fans and was very emotional. She apologized and said she would one day have her retirement fight in Puerto Rico. "I wanted to fight in front of my people," Serrano said. Later, on social media,  Serrano elaborated on her emotions after the decision, saying "everyone who knows me...
March 02
March 02

Lakers' LeBron James first to reach 40,000 career points

LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James continues to extend his career to uncharted territory, becoming the first player in NBA history to reach 40,000 career points on Saturday night at Crypto.com Arena. James came into the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Denver Nuggets needing nine points to reach the mark. He got there with a driving layup at the 10:39 mark of the second quarter. "I feel like I'm still that threat out on the floor and I am still able to do the things that I was doing 10 years ago," James said after the Lakers' 124-114 loss. "And some things I was doing 20 years ago, which is weird to say." James finished with 26 points, putting his career total at 40,017 career points.  "No one has ever done it," James said earlier this week when asked about the point total. "And for me to be in this position at this point and time in my career, I think it's pretty cool. Does it sit at the top of the things I've done in my career? No. But does it mean...
March 02
March 02

Rich Paul: Bronny James's '24 draft call based on team interest

USC freshman guard Bronny James is expected to weigh his entry into the 2024 NBA draft based on specific team interest, not draft position, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul told ESPN on Saturday. "I don't value a young player getting into the lottery as much as I do getting him on the right team in the right developmental situation," Paul told ESPN on Saturday. What's more, Paul said, the right team doesn't necessarily equate with landing on a roster with his father,  LeBron James -- although LeBron James would be "head over heels excited if that were to happen organically," Paul said. "LeBron wants Bronny to be his own man," Paul told ESPN. After suffering a cardiac arrest in a July workout at USC, Bronny James was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that sidelined him for nearly five months. He was cleared to resume his career, made his USC debut on Dec. 11, and has averaged 5.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in nearly 20 minutes a game. Before the...
March 02
March 02

Bronny James to decide on 2024 draft based on team interest

USC Trojans freshman guard Bronny James is expected to weigh his entry into the 2024 NBA draft based on specific team interest, not draft position, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul told ESPN on Saturday. "I don't value a young player getting into the lottery as much as I do getting him on the right team in the right developmental situation," Paul told ESPN on Saturday. What's more, Paul said, the right team doesn't necessarily equate with landing on a roster with his father,  LeBron James -- although LeBron James would be "head over heels excited if that were to happen organically," Paul said. "LeBron wants Bronny to be his own man," Paul told ESPN. After suffering a cardiac arrest in a July workout at USC, Bronny James was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that sidelined him for nearly five months. He was cleared to resume his career, made his USC debut on Dec. 11 and has averaged 5.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in nearly 20 minutes a game. Before the...
March 02

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