Bengals’ victory overshadowed by injury to Dolphins’ Tagovailoa

11:14 PM ETBen BabyCloseESPN Staff WriterESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduateMarcel Louis-JacquesCINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Miami Dolphins 27-15 on Thursday night, but head and neck injuries suffered by Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the second quarter were the story of

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Memphis’ Hardaway cleared of NCAA violations

11:12 AM ETMark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaJeff BorzelloCloseESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.An Independent Accountability Resolution Process hearing panel concluded that Memphis Tigers men’s basketball coach Penny Hardaway didn’t violate NCAA

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Fantasy football rankings for Week 1

Sep 5, 2022ESPN Fantasy StaffESPN’s weekly PPR, non-PPR and IDP fantasy football rankings are an aggregate of our rankers (eight PPR, four non-PPR, four IDP), listed alphabetically. They are Mike Clay, Tristan H. Cockcroft, Eric Karabell and Eric Moody.Rankings for the week will be published every Tuesday and are updated throughout the week for news

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What you need to know before you draft

6:54 AM ETMike TriplettESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduateNobody has a more stacked lineup of fantasy football analysts and NFL team reporters than ESPN. It’s the rare “backfield by committee” that is actually a good

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Transfer Talk: Chelsea eye AC Milan’s Leao in Deadline Day swoop after Neymar enquiry rejected

The summer transfer window has reached the Sept. 1 deadline, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!TOP STORY: Chelsea announce Aubameyang, ZakariaAs the summer transfer window comes to a close, Chelsea have agreed to permanently

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Barca’s Aubameyang assaulted in armed robbery

Aug 29, 2022Sam MarsdenMoises LlorensPierre-Emerick Aubameyang was assaulted as an armed gang equipped with iron bars targeted the Barcelona striker’s house on Monday, the club have confirmed.Aubameyang and his wife were handcuffed and tied up for a sustained period during the burglary, although club sources say neither suffered serious injuries.The thieves broke into Aubameyang’s home

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Four teams, eight former No. 1 picks and the 25 best players in the semifinals

Aug 25, 2022M.A. VoepelCloseESPN.comM.A. Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Alexa PhilippouCloseESPNCovers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native

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Kenny Pickett, George Pickens lead betting favorites for Offensive Rookie of the Year

Aug 24, 2022Doug KezirianESPN CloseESPN Sports Betting Analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast hostThe 2022 NFL rookie class is posing unique challenges for oddsmakers this season. Most sportsbooks stand to lose money if Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens wins Offensive Rookie of the Year.Positive reports from training camp and a touchdown

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Mock draft: 10-team PPR

playIs Tyler Lockett’s inconsistency a problem for fantasy managers? (2:28)Field Yates breaks down why fantasy managers should be cautious when drafting Tyler Lockett. (2:28)Our ESPN Fantasy staff got together for another mock draft, this time using a 10-team, PPR format.Which star quarterbacks were not among the top 10 signal-callers selected? Which position was the most

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How Skylar Diggins-Smith’s absence impacts Phoenix’s playoff hopes and beyond

8:22 PM ETM.A. VoepelESPN.com CloseM.A. Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.The Phoenix Mercury announced Thursday that Skylar Diggins-Smith would miss the final two regular-season games this season. The Mercury also have suspended her contract

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Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison

11:20 AM ETT.J. QuinnESPN Staff Writer CloseT.J. Quinn joined ESPN in November 2007 as an investigative reporter for ESPN’s Enterprise Unit, which is charged with developing long-form, investigative features to be presented across multiple platforms.A Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison Thursday, an expected conclusion to her trial that

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NFL appeals Deshaun Watson suspension: What it means and what’s next

5:00 PM ETJake TrotterESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Big 12Joined ESPN.com in 2011Graduate of Washington & Lee UniversityEditor’s note: This originally ran Monday and has been updated with the news the NFL is appealing Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension, seeking a tougher penalty for violating the league’s personal conduct policy based on accusations ranging from inappropriate

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Remembering Bill Russell’s legacy: NBA ambassador and leader of the Bay Area’s original dynasty

Bill Russell lived an unparalleled life.From his accomplishments on the basketball court to his far more meaningful contributions to society, Russell was a truly remarkable man who left an indelible impact on the NBA and beyond.He is the greatest winner in American professional sports history. He was a champion for civil rights, including having to

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Pulisic jerseys ‘ruined’; Everton at the White House? What you missed from preseason

Surveying the rolling hills and sun-spackled plains of North America, one cannot help but feel the sense of space, the vast openness, the sense of adventure, exploration, and corporate brand partnerships for meaningless tournaments involving clubs from the Premier League, LaLiga and beyond.That’s right, this preseason across the pond has seen plenty of the European

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Heyward: Ben comments ‘rub me the wrong way’

Pittsburgh Steelers captain Cameron Heyward took exception to Ben Roethlisberger’s recent assertion that too many current NFL players have “a me-type attitude,” saying his former teammate’s comments “rub me the wrong way.”Roethlisberger, in a wide-ranging interview published Friday by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, said “the game has changed” and “people have changed” when addressing differences he

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Forward-facing confidence, behind-the-scenes maneuvering and more in the ACC

Jul 22, 2022Andrea AdelsonCloseESPN Senior Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida.David M. HaleCloseESPN Staff WriterACC reporter.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of the University of Delaware.CHARLOTTE, N.C. — ACC commissioner Jim Phillips spotted Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield in the main hallway outside the interview rooms at ACC Kickoff on

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Rays’ Franco has $650K in jewelry taken from car

12:32 PM ETPaula LavigneCloseESPN Staff WriterData analyst and reporter for ESPN’s Enterprise and Investigative Unit. Winner, 2014 Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award; finalist, 2012 IRE broadcast award; winner, 2011 Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism; Emmy nominated, 2009.Jeff PassanCloseESPNESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most

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Bipartisan resolution calls for Griner’s release

playCurry, Diggins-Smith, Ogwumike advocate for Brittney Griner’s release (2:33)Stephen Curry, Skylar Diggins-Smith and Nneka Ogwumike all deliver a powerful message adovcating for the freedom of Brittney Griner. (2:33)6:55 PM ETJosh WeinfussESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Cardinals since 2012 Graduate of Indiana University Member of Pro Football Writers of AmericaA bipartisan resolution was introduced in the

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Full list of award winners

12:00 AM ETESPN staffThe 2022 ESPYS presented by Capital One celebrate the best players, teams and moments in the world of sports. Here’s a complete list of this year’s winners, who were honored Wednesday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.Jimmy V Award for Perseverance: Dick VitaleMuhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award: Albert PujolsPat Tillman Award

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Justin Rose withdraws from The Open

3:49 AM ETTom HamiltonSenior Writer Close• Joined ESPN in 2011 • Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours • Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Justin Rose withdrew from The Open on Thursday morning because of a back injury.Rose, 41, had been grouped

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WGC event canceled due to COVID restrictions

8:13 AM ETMark SchlabachESPN Senior Writer CloseSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaThe WGC-HSBC Champions, scheduled for Oct. 27-30 in Shanghai, has been canceled because of COVID-19 restrictions in China, the PGA Tour announced Wednesday.The tour said the decision was made along with the China

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UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier

1:37 AM ETBrett OkamotoCloseESPN Staff WriterMMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas SunMarc RaimondiIt’s safe to say, Alexander Volkanovski has buried his rivalry with Max Holloway for good.Volkanovski (25-1) defended his featherweight championship for the fourth time on Saturday, defeating Holloway (23-7) via unanimous decision in their highly anticipated

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Serena is out of Wimbledon, but it was an epic, incredible match against Harmony Tan

8:07 PM ETD’Arcy MaineESPN.com LONDON, England — Serena Williams lost in her eagerly-anticipated return on Tuesday night at Wimbledon in a hard-fought 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7) marathon thriller to Harmony Tan, and questions about the 23-time major champion’s future in the sport were immediate.”That’s a question I can’t answer,” the 40-year-old said in her post-match

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Where in the world is Ash Barty?

Jun 27, 2022Tom HamiltonSenior Writer Close• Joined ESPN in 2011 • Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours • Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018LONDON — Much of Wimbledon is synonymous with tradition. There are the usual sounds of champagne corks popping, dress codes, sunburned patrons

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Follow live: Astros’ Javier working on no-hitter vs. Yankees

HOUNYYHittersH-ABABRHRBIBBK#PAVGOBPSLG J. Altuve 2B1-331112015.274.354.525Today’s at BatsFull Player Profile1st: Altuve walked.3rd: Altuve flied out to center.5th: Altuve lined out to center.8th: Altuve homered to left (404 feet).9th: Altuve walked, Meyers to second. M. Brantley DH1-550100120.292.374.421Today’s at BatsFull Player Profile1st: Brantley struck out swinging.3rd: Brantley flied out to left.6th: Brantley singled to shallow right.8th: Brantley grounded out

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No. 1 recruit Williams commits to Mulkey, LSU

10:31 AM ETAlexa PhilippouESPN CloseCovers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with further experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati EnquirerMikaylah Williams, the top-ranked recruit in the Class of 2023, according to ESPN HoopGurlz, has

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