9:51 AM ET Associated Press Barbora Krejcikova paid an emotional tribute to a passed compatriot when she successfully defended her Australian Open mixed doubles title. Krejcikova and Nikola Mektic beat Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 5-7, 6-4 (10-1) in a fluctuating final under the closed roof at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday night. The last
8:53 AM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — When Sofia Kenin smashed a ball into the net to give Garbine Muguruza three break-point opportunities in the fifth game of the third set, it all looked as though it was about to unravel for the 21-year-old American. Kenin had rallied from a set down to draw level with
8:01 PM ET Every year, as he packs his car with his luggage and his dog, Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer picks up the phone for some football and Major League Baseball talk. ESPN found him near Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the way to Mesa, Arizona, where the Cubs train. His beloved New England Patriots
Tamim Iqbal plays a drive © Getty Images Bangladesh have dropped Imrul Kayes, Mustafizur Rahman and Mosaddek Hossain, among four changes to the squad for the first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi next week. While Mushfiqur Rahim had opted out of touring Pakistan, Shadman Islam and Mehidy Hasan have been ruled out with injuries. Tamim
6:00 AM ET TEMPE, Ariz. — Kyler Murray never questioned his ability to play in the NFL. But before the rookie quarterback stepped onto the field for the first time in an Arizona Cardinals jersey back in September, Murray wondered how long it would take him to adjust to the NFL game, especially its speed.
8:58 AM ET Here are 11 things — all “likes.” This is a week to appreciate the beauty and ruggedness of the game. 1. The magic and malleability of the reigning MVP The power of Giannis Antetokounmpo: He can morph into any player type depending on what Milwaukee wants, and perform each at an All-Star
5:53 AM ET Associated Press Sofia Kenin of the United States has beaten Garbine Muguruza of Spain to win the Australian Open for her first Grand Slam title. The 21-year-old Kenin won by a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 with the retractable roof at Rod Laver Arena closed because of rain. Kenin was seeded 14th.
5:26 AM ET Simon Cambers MELBOURNE, Australia — After a tournament that began with fears over air quality, a cooler first week than expected and then a couple of brutally hot days, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem will go head to head for the Australian Open title on Sunday (3:30 a.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App). For
Jan 31, 2020 Associated Press DENVER — The Colorado Rockies and All-Star shortstop Trevor Story finalized a $27.5 million, two-year deal Friday, avoiding arbitration. His agreement leaves 18 players still headed to arbitration hearings, which run from Tuesday through Feb. 21. Story remains eligible to become a free agent following the 2021 World Series. The
11:14 PM ET ESPN News Services Alex Ovechkin not only led the Washington Capitals to a win Friday night, he made a significant jump up the NHL career goals list. Ovechkin scored two goals in the Capitals’ 5-3 win in Ottawa to pass Mark Messier for No. 8 on the list with 695 career goals.
8:00 AM GMT Pakistan Under-19s 190 for 4 (Mohammad Huraira 64, Noor Ahmad 2 for 32) beat Afghanistan Under-19s 189 (Zakhil 40, Abdul Rahman 30, Mohammad Amir Khan 3 for 58) by six wickets In what was built up as a tense clash between two neighbouring countries, Pakistan’s all-round bowling effort combined with a solid
10:28 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 54 points, making all 10 shots in the first half and 19 of 23 for the game, to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 133-118 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday. Irving’s previous season high was 50 against the Minnesota
9:25 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart, the throwback, blue-collar “People’s Champion” of NASCAR, is once again the headline act. Stewart was one of five inductees Friday night into the 11th class of NASCAR’s Hall of Fame — a group that is essentially a celebration of Joe Gibbs Racing. The three-time NASCAR
8:46 PM ET Antonio Brown on Friday apologized to the Hollywood (Florida) Police Department, saying his emotions in recent weeks clouded his “better judgment.” The apology, made in an Instagram post, came a week after the free-agent receiver was arrested by Hollywood police and charged with felony burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance
9:05 PM ET Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — J.B. Holmes roared through the fan-packed closing stretch at TPC Scottsdale on his opening nine Friday, then grabbed the lead on the mellower side of golf’s biggest party. Six months after a final-round collapse and slow-play controversy at the British Open, Holmes took a one-stroke lead into