6:10 PM ET Arsenal‘s post-Christmas revival will really gather pace if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s brace in this 3-0 win over Newcastle signals a return to form. For 50 minutes or so, this appeared likely to be another evening spent in the shadow of his former self, bereft of confidence and lacking conviction when chances presented themselves.
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1:33 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Under normal circumstances, some kid and his family would have left the Barclays Center on Martin Luther King Day with a story for the ages. For starters, there was no school for the holiday as three former MVPs, Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Kevin Durant, went toe to toe in
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10:49 PM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com Roberto Bautista Agut, currently the No. 13-ranked men’s tennis player, criticized the Victorian government’s handling of the Australian Open quarantine protocol in an interview on Monday, comparing the experience to prison. “It’s the same, it’s the same, but with Wi-Fi,” he said to Israeli television channel Sport 5 when told
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10:12 PM ET Right-hander Tyler Chatwood has agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, a source told ESPN. The deal is pending a physical. Tyler Chatwood never reached his full potential as a member of the Chicago Cubs after a disastrous first season with them in 2018. He had massive
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10:59 PM ET Mina Kimes Close ESPN Senior Writer Mina Kimes:• Senior writer for ESPN The Magazine• Joined ESPN in 2014• Former features reporter at Bloomberg• Wrote for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek• Spent five years at Fortune magazine Jeff Passan Close ESPN ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports”
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10:32 PM ET Paul Varelans, a well-known name from the UFC’s early days, died Saturday after a battle with COVID-19, his live-in girlfriend, Kim Watson, confirmed to ESPN on Monday. He was 51 years old. Varelans was admitted in December to Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia, with coronavirus and was subsequently put into
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6:44 PM ET Ohio State is losing quarterback Justin Fields to the NFL draft, but his favorite target, Chris Olave, announced on social media on Monday that he’s returning to the Buckeyes for the 2021 season. Olave, the Buckeyes’ leading pass-catcher the previous two seasons, was ranked as the No. 7 receiver for the draft
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3:55 PM ET Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois has requested a trade from the team, which is why interest around the league was piqued when he didn’t take a regular shift during the second period of the team’s 3-2 win over Detroit on Monday afternoon. Coach John Tortorella denied he “benched” the 22-year-old scorer.
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3:27 PM ET Nick Kyrgios joined former Davis Cup player Sam Groth in criticising Novak Djokovic after the Serbian world No. 1 reportedly wrote to Australian Open organisers asking them to ease quarantine restrictions for players. Passengers who arrived on three charter flights have been placed into hard quarantine, including more than 70 players who
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3:00 PM GMT South Africa are open to “all options” to play the British & Irish Lions and are willing to travel to the United Kingdom to make sure the series goes ahead, director of rugby Rassie Erasmus said on Monday. The Lions are scheduled to tour South Africa for eight matches between July 3
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