5:45 AM ET Chelsea will begin their Women’s Super League title (WSL) defence with a trip to London rivals Arsenal after the fixture list for the 2021-22 season was released on Friday. Manchester City, who finished second last season, travel to Everton, while their cross-town rivals Manchester United host Reading in the opening round of
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3:03 AM BST ESPN staff The three-match Bledisloe Cup has been thrown into uncertainty with the shutdown of the trans-Tasman travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday announced an eight-week pause on the travel bubble as New South Wales struggles to manage a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney.
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2:44 AM ET An important women’s bantamweight fight is off this weekend’s UFC card. The scheduled co-main event bout between Aspen Ladd and Macy Chiasson has been canceled because of an undisclosed Chiasson injury, UFC officials told ESPN. The Saturday event in Las Vegas will go on with 11 fights. 1 Related ESPN has Ladd
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3:27 AM ET Kenley Jansen served up the go-ahead home run to Wilmer Flores in Wednesday’s ninth inning, blowing his second consecutive save in the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ 4-2 loss to the first-place San Francisco Giants, then was booed vehemently by the home fans as he made his way back to the dugout. Dodgers manager
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Jul 21, 2021 Atlanta Hawks center Onyeka Okongwu — the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft — underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on Wednesday, and he will miss approximately six months, the team announced. Okongwu’s role grew as the season wore on for the Hawks, but a
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11:12 PM ET Associated Press BLAINE, Minn. — Rickie Fowler‘s improved driving helped him shoot a 5-under 65 on Sunday in the final round of the British Open. Looking for a late push in the FedEx Cup standings, Fowler carried over the strong play Thursday with a 7-under 64 in the first round of the
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11:21 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said captain Shea Weber will not play next season because of injuries and that the defenseman’s career may be over. Bergevin said on a video conference Thursday that Weber is dealing with a number of injuries, including to his foot, ankle and
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3:08 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN Free-agent linebacker Mychal Kendricks was sentenced Thursday to one day in jail, three years of probation and 300 hours of community service as a result of his 2018 guilty plea to insider trading charges. Kendricks’ agent, Doug Hendrickson, told ESPN that the linebacker is serving his one-day jail sentence Thursday.
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10:01 PM ET Heather Dinich Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia While Big 12 officials search for answers from Oklahoma and Texas about
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5:21 PM ET HOOVER, Ala. — Auburn quarterback Bo Nix not only backed up the strong words of a teammate directed toward Alabama on Thursday, he doubled down, telling reporters at SEC media days that they don’t fear their in-state rivals. Tony Fair, a graduate transfer from UAB, tweeted last week, “We comin to take
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Jul 21, 2021 Oakland Athletics president Dave Kaval stood somewhere near the south side of the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday morning, with the Cosmopolitan and Planet Hollywood within eyesight. Kaval will be there alongside his architect over the next two days, he said, sitting in on a series of meetings and analyzing where a
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3:25 PM ET Sweden’s Vincent Norrman and Spain’s Nacho Elvira are tied for the lead at 7 under after the opening round at the Cazoo Open on Thursday. Norman got off to a fast start for the tournament at 2010 Ryder Cup venue Celtic Manor, carding a superb bogey-free 64 that included seven birdies. Elvira
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