2:21 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard came off a pick-and-roll and delivered a bounce pass to a diving Ivica Zubac for what appeared to be an open runner. The LA Clippers got a ghoulish dose of trick or treat, though, as Zubac’s shot bounced three times before softly resting on the back of
1:00 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim The night took a turn for the bizarre when Kelvin Tiller came trotting out to the PFL smart cage for the second time Thursday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. This encore was strange not simply because Tiller had lost his PFL heavyweight quarterfinal bout earlier in the
12:13 AM ET Steve KimESPN Top Rank announced on Thursday that Mexico’s Jonathan Rodriguez was unable to obtain a visa to enter the United States, which has caused the postponement of his bout against junior bantamweight world titlist Jerwin Ancajas on Saturday at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. “This is a weird
11:42 PM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — On Tuesday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was asked if he was OK with not getting much of the attention for his team’s unblemished start. Garoppolo smiled, shrugged his shoulders and replied, “I’m all right with being undefeated, yeah.” Two days later, Garoppolo and the Niners not only
10:03 PM ET Associated Press IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 Conference has issued public reprimands and fines of $25,000 against Kansas State and TCU for how the schools handled fans storming the field to celebrate after home victories over ranked teams. Kansas also received a reprimand, but wasn’t fined after the Jayhawks beat Texas
9:06 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon became a free agent Thursday, a day after homering to spark the Nationals’ seventh-inning comeback in Game 7 of the World Series. Houston pitcher Gerrit Cole also went free after warming up in the bullpen but never getting into the season finale.
7:00 AM GMT England won the toss and chose to bowl first against New Zealand England have picked three debutants in their team for the opening T20I of their tour to New Zealand. Seamer Pat Brown joins all-rounders Lewis Gregory and Sam Curran in the first international England side named under new head coach, Chris
7:39 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The Padres introduced their new manager and hinted about old uniform colors they’ll wear in 2020. It’s easy to predict which the team’s weary, patient fans are more excited about. When Jayce Tingler was presented at a news conference on Thursday, he was wearing the club’s classic
6:48 PM ET CINCINNATI — Bengals fans have found a unique way to show their appreciation for veteran quarterback Andy Dalton. The foundation run by Dalton and his wife JJ has received nearly $4,000 in donations since it was announced Tuesday that he would be replaced by rookie Ryan Finley as the team’s starting quarterback.
6:27 PM ET The 76ers‘ Joel Embiid and the Timberwolves‘ Karl-Anthony Towns each received a two-game suspension for their roles in an altercation in their game in Philadelphia Wednesday night. The suspensions, announced Thursday by league vice president Kiki Vandeweghe, also noted the players’ “continued escalation following the incident.” Embiid and Towns became tangled in
Lewis Hamilton says he can still get better as he embarks on the weekend when he should clinch a sixth Formula 1 drivers’ championship. Hamilton is almost certain to seal the title at Sunday’s US Grand Prix, needing only to ensure he does not lose 22 points to Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. “I never thought
5:35 PM ET Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — Scottie Scheffler closed with a bogey for a 9-under 62 and a one-stroke lead Thursday after the first round of the PGA Tour’s inaugural Bermuda Championship. Scheffler played his opening nine at Port Royal Golf Club in 6-under 29, making an eagle on the par-5 17th. He
4:50 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim Eight fighters have already punched their tickets to New York for a shot at a $1 million payoff in the Dec. 31 PFL finals. Now four more fighters — the biggest that the promotion has to offer — are set to earn their spots in the New Year’s Eve finale.
5:04 PM ET ESPN News Services Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said absent defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has had ankle surgery and the team was not “directly involved” in the decision. The Jets also announced that forward Mark Letestu will be out at least six months because of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle.
4:09 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The home of the Kentucky Derby plans to begin work next month on a $300 million project that will include a hotel, historical racing machines, new stadium seating and a Millionaires Row renovation. Churchill Downs announced the tentative plans Wednesday in a statement saying it would also
3:50 PM ET Associated Press NCAA coordinator of football officials Rogers Redding will retire after this season after holding the position since 2011. Redding began his college officiating career in the Southwest Conference in 1988 and later served as coordinator of officials for the Southeastern Conference. He first moved into a national role in 2008
3:30 PM ET What better way to honor Halloween than acknowledge the NHL’s walking, perhaps hobbling, wounded and gruesomely wonder how each individual injury might affect our own fantasy roster? Okay, if not fully holiday-apropos, at least this info is useful. Here’s a comprehensive look at the fantasy fallout from those hurt horridly and not-so-horridly
7:30 AM ET Many kids grow up dreaming of playing in their favorite professional league, imagining one day jogging out of the tunnel for the Green Bay Packers, climbing the steps of the dugout in New York Yankees pinstripes or skating onto the ice for the Boston Bruins. Some might dream of another future, though: