3:18 AM ET LOS ANGELES — LeBron James‘ Tuesday began with him feeding first responders battling the Getty Fire in Los Angeles with tacos and it ended with him dancing along to a boisterous “Taco Tuesday!” chant at Staples Center. With under two minutes left and the Lakers cruising toward a 120-91 victory over the
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9:43 PM ET The highly anticipated middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa is in jeopardy. Costa underwent surgery on his left biceps in early October, his manager, Wallid Ismail, told ESPN. UFC president Dana White first revealed the surgery news on the YouTube show “The Schmo and The Pro.” According to Ismail,
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8:44 PM ET Penn State starting defensive tackle Antonio Shelton will be suspended for the Nittany Lions’ Nov. 9 game against Minnesota, coach James Franklin announced Tuesday night. Shelton appeared to spit on a Michigan State player and was ejected at the 7:30 mark of the fourth quarter against the Spartans on Saturday. The Big
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7:19 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Nelson Cruz‘s $12 million option for next season has been exercised by the Minnesota Twins. The 39-year-old designated hitter agreed in January to a contract with a $14 million salary for 2019 and the club option. He hit .311 with a team-high 41 homers and had 108 RBIs
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7:14 PM ET A former UFC title contender is headed to Bellator. Cat Zingano has signed a multifight deal with the promotion and will compete in Bellator’s featherweight division. Her debut date and opponent are unknown. The 37-year-old Zingano (10-4) was somewhat surprisingly released from the UFC in August when the two sides couldn’t agree
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6:36 PM ET FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets‘ disappointing season has taken another weird turn, this time involving an off-the-cuff comment by CEO Christopher Johnson that blew up into embarrassing headlines. Before Sunday’s loss in Jacksonville, Johnson spoke to a small group of Jets fans in the crowd. One of them said
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5:25 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN After an intense hike in the mountains around Heber City, Utah, Karl Malone stopped into one of his local businesses and received some interesting news. Someone working there told “The Mailman” that Salt Lake City would host NBA All-Star Weekend in 2023. The scoop beat the official announcement last Wednesday
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4:14 PM ET The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated forward Alex Galchenyuk and defenseman Brian Dumoulin. Galchenyuk was acquired from the Coyotes in the Phil Kessel trade this offseason but was limited in the preseason with an undisclosed injury. He was put on IR Oct. 9. Dumoulin has been dealing with a lower-body injury. He has
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3:16 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — Starting tailback Rico Dowdle will miss his second straight game for South Carolina as he recovers from a sprained right knee. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp says Dowdle won’t play Saturday against Vanderbilt after missing last week’s 41-21 loss at Tennessee. Dowdle, a senior from Asheville, North Carolina,
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11:08 AM BST Sale flanker Ben Curry will be in Yokohama to watch twin brother Tom play for England in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final after his club agreed to release him for the weekend. While Tom packs down against South Africa in England’s first final since 2007, Ben was preparing to play Bristol in
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