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2:38 AM ET SALT LAKE CITY — Mike Conley, usually as even-keeled as NBA players come, balled up his fists and hollered back at the roaring home crowd as he ran back down the floor after a couple of buckets early in his breakout third quarter Wednesday night. Conley uncharacteristically waved his arms, asking for
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9:56 PM ET PHILADELPHIA — Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox revealed that he lost feeling in his body for about 20 seconds following an accidental collision with teammate Andrew Sendejo in a Week 4 game against the Green Bay Packers. Maddox practiced in full Wednesday for the first time since injuring his neck and suffering a
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9:02 PM ET The UFC’s expansion into Asia, specifically China, will continue in 2020 with the launch of an Asian installment of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. The promotion announced plans for the new show on Wednesday. Fights will take place at the UFC’s new Performance Institute in Shanghai. Distribution details are still to
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8:08 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — Sam Jankovich, the Miami Hurricanes‘ athletic director when they won their first three national championships in football, has died. He was 85. Jankovich died Wednesday in his native Butte, Montana. He was the Hurricanes’ athletic director from 1983 to 1990 and hired coaches Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson,
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7:33 PM ET TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals will be without running back Chase Edmonds against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night, but a decision has yet to be made public about whether running back David Johnson will be able to play. Coach Kliff Kingsbury ruled Edmonds out on Wednesday afternoon as he
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6:33 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita is looking into the possibility of removing its dirt surface, where the majority of the track’s 36 horse deaths since December have occurred, and going back to a synthetic surface. That’s according to Dr. Dionne Benson, chief veterinary officer for The Stronach Group, which owns
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6:13 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” HOUSTON — Astros manager AJ Hinch said he agreed with Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner, who protested a controversial ruling in Game 6 of the World Series that called him out for
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5:02 PM ET Associated Press OPELIKA, Ala. –The University of Alabama fan convicted of poisoning Auburn University’s oak trees failed to attend a hearing Wednesday on why he hasn’t paid court-ordered restitution. The Opelika-Auburn news reports Harvey Updyke, a retired Texas state trooper who lives in Louisiana, didn’t show up for a hearing before Lee
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4:40 PM ET Associated Press DALLAS — Retired Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki joined a few hundred people Wednesday at a ceremony to rename a city street as Nowitzki Way in his honor. The big German accepted the gesture with characteristic humor and humility. “It’s sort of surreal,” he said. “From my first year, the
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4:28 PM ET USA Hockey announced Wednesday that it is increasing penalties for racial and derogatory slurs of any kind by way of a directive from the governing body’s president. Any player or team official penalized under the rule which covers racial and derogatory slurs will now receive a match penalty, which comes with an
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3:09 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Four-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame a first-set wobble against unheralded Corentin Moutet, beating the 97th-ranked Frenchman 7-6 (2), 6-4 to reach the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. The top-ranked Djokovic lost his serve in the seventh game and needed to save two set points in
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6:19 AM ET Kelly CohenESPN Athletes are seriously bringing it for Halloween 2019. Some are doing traditional monster costumes. Others are looking to movies for inspiration, showing off as superheroes, villains or memorable comedic roles. A surprising number are dressing up as other athletes entirely. One thing’s for certain: These costumes would be contenders at
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