When the ring announcer declared Andre Ward a unanimous decision winner over Sergey Kovalev, Ward looked like a condemned man who had just learned the firing squad had run out of bullets. The crowd groaned, Kovalev frowned and Ward allowed himself a fleeting smile. Then the winner quickly slipped back into his tightly controlled public
With Ronaldo reportedly intending to quit Real Madrid, ESPN FC’s Mark Ogden assesses the chances of a Man United return. Mark Ogden isn’t overly convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will be leaving Real Madrid after recent reports suggesting otherwise. Reports in Portugal on Friday morning suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to leave Real Madrid this summer
12:00 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports BROOKLYN, Mich. — It was in 2011 that NASCAR last saw three first-time winners until this year as Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Austin Dillon and Ryan Blaney have visited Victory Lane.
The Florida Gators have rewarded football coach Jim McElwain and men’s basketball coach Mike White with one-year extensions, the school announced Friday. The extensions also include a raise as well as a significant performance-bonus increase. “Both Coach Mac and Coach White have done a phenomenal job of leading our programs, and we are looking forward
Mark Cavendish suffered a mechanical problem to prevent him challenging stage winner Luka Mezgec (right) Britain’s Mark Cavendish suffered a mechanical problem to prevent him competing in the sprint at the end of stage two of the Tour of Slovenia as home rider Luka Mezgec claimed victory. Team Dimension Data rider Cavendish, 32, is racing
11:44 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has told ESPN that his world governing body will consider sanctioning Floyd Mayweather Jr against Conor McGregor for one of
Over the past two weeks, we’ve been previewing the upcoming schedules for each Big 12 team. The series concludes with West Virginia: Nonconference opponents (with 2016 record) Sept. 3: vs. Virginia Tech (10-4) at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland Sept. 9: East Carolina (3-9) Sept. 16: Delaware State (0-11) Big 12 home games Oct. 14:
Jon Horst will be named the new general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks later Friday, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the Bucks and Horst, currently the team’s director of basketball operations, are in the process of finalizing a new contract for the longtime Milwaukee executive to take charge of the front office.
While LeBron James disagrees with the assertion that he started the so-called superteam era in the NBA, he took satisfaction from Draymond Green taking time out of the Golden State Warriors‘ championship parade Thursday to mention his name. James appeared as a guest on the “Road Trippin'” podcast hosted by Cavs players Richard Jefferson and
Johanna Konta moved closer to a first WTA title on home soil after booking a spot in the Aegon Open semifinal in Nottingham. The British No. 1’s rise to the top of the women’s game has seen her win three tournaments on the main tour in the last 12 months, and she looks a good
Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from next week’s Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club because of injury, putting his participation at Wimbledon in doubt. Former US Open champion Del Potro is still struggling with a groin problem that hampered him at this year’s Roland Garros — where he lost to Andy Murray in the third
Top seed and world No. 7 Marin Cilic has cruised into the Ricoh Open semifinals with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil. Cilic now faces his Croatian compatriot Ivo Karlovic — who defeated Daniil Medvedev — in the final four as he looks to build on an impressive run of form ahead of
Play 00:59 Raees or Amir, doesn’t matter – Mahmood Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir is likely to be fit for selection for the Champions Trophy final against India on Sunday, after completing an entire training session at The Oval on Friday. A back spasm had ruled Amir out
10:00 AM ET Edward Aschoff Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN.com SEC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2011. Graduated from the University of Florida. Sam Khan Jr. Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers Texas A&M and the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Houston. If you’re a fan of an SEC team, chances are
Somewhat surprisingly, only one receiver in the conference gained 1,000 yards through the air in 2016: Northwestern’s Austin Carr. He had 1,247 yards last season and was followed by Indiana’s Nick Westbrook, who had 995 yards, and Penn State’s Chris Godwin with 982. With quite a few returning quarterbacks and receivers in the conference, that
2:20 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports BROOKLYN, Mich. — Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has signed a contract extension to remain at Hendrick Motorsports through 2020. And he’s not ruling out an even longer stay.