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Report: Dwight Howard’s reps given green light to talk to Lakers

(NEW YORK) -- Is Dwight Howard's short time with the Memphis Grizzlies close to coming to an end?League sources tell ESPN the center’s representatives have been given permission to talk to other teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom Howard played for in 2012.Los Angeles’ interest in the 33-year-old…... Read More

Former NFL running back, University of Texas star Cedric Benson dies at 36

(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Cedric Benson, a former NFL running back and fourth overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft, died in Austin, Texas over the weekend. He was 36. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, told ESPN that he died in a motorcycle crash Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 8/18/19

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUENY Mets 11, Kansas City 5AMERICAN LEAGUESeattle 7, Toronto 0Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 4Boston 13, Baltimore 7Cleveland 8, NY Yankees 4Minnesota 6, Texas 3Houston 4, Oakland 1LA Angels 9, Chi White Sox 2NATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 5, Cincinnati…... Read More

3 dead in soccer riot in Honduras as opposing fans attack team bus

(NEW YORK) -- Three people were killed during riots before a soccer match in Honduras late Saturday when opposing fans attacked a team bus and chaos broke out between spectators and police. At least 10 other people were injured, some seriously, according to the Honduran Red Cross.The game between Motagua…... Read More

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane bounced at least twice before 'coming down hard' in fiery crash: NTSB

(ELIZABETHON, Tenn.) -- NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane bounced at least twice before "coming down hard" on the right main landing gear resulting in Thursday's fiery crash, officials said Friday. Earnhardt, his wife and their 1-year-old daughter were on board with two pilots during the accident and they all…... Read More

Army allows West Point graduate to sign with Philadelphia Eagles

(NEW YORK) --  A former West Point offensive tackle has been granted an exception by the Army in order to sign a three-year deal to play football for the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN. Brett Toth, an Army second lieutenant, graduated from West Point as a nuclear engineer in May…... Read More

Serena Williams outburst at 2018 US Open Women's Final explored in new ESPN series 'Backstory'

(NEW YORK) -- Twenty-year-old Naomi Osaka faced her childhood hero Serena Williams in the 2018 U.S. Open Women’s Final and won, becoming the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam title in a match that many thought would go to Williams.Her triumph, however, was marred by arguments between Williams…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 8/15/19

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUESeattle 7, Detroit 2  Cleveland 19, NY Yankees 5Minnesota 13, Texas 6    LA Angels 8, Chi White Sox 7Oakland 7, Houston 6NATIONAL LEAGUEMiami 13, LA Dodgers 7Cincinnati 2, St. Louis 1Philadelphia 7, Chi Cubs 5NY Mets…... Read More

NFL players help pay bail for immigration activist jailed by ICE after reciting poem against family separations

(LOS ANGELES) -- An undocumented immigration activist was freed from an ICE detention center in Southern California nearly three months after he was first detained, thanks to the help of some NFL players and multiple organizations, his lawyers said.Jose Bello, 22, was released from the Mesa Verde ICE Detention Center…... Read More

Report: Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins hurts knee during workout

(NEW YORK) -- DeMarcus Cousins may have suffered a knee injury just a month after signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reports.Sources tell ESPN the 29-year-old center bumped knees with another player while working out in Las Vegas Monday. Cousins left the court after the incident and is expected…... Read More

Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press speak out after ending US Soccer salary mediation

(NEW YORK) -- Two stars of the U.S. women's soccer team say the ball is in the court of the U.S. Soccer Federation after the reigning World Cup champions walked out of mediation talks being held Wednesday in their fight for equal pay."They're the only employer that we could have…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 8/14/19

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEMilwaukee 6, Minnesota 5San Diego 7, Tampa Bay 2Oakland 9, San Francisco 5LA Angels 7, Pittsburgh 4St. Louis 6, Kansas City 0AMERICAN LEAGUETexas 7, Toronto 3NY Yankees 6, Baltimore 5Boston 5, Cleveland 1Chi White Sox 13, Houston 9Detroit…... Read More

Jay-Z teaming up with the NFL for music, social justice partnership

(NEW YORK) -- Rap artist Jay-Z is teaming up with the NFL for a new partnership focusing on music and social justice, following the controversy the league faced over its handling of players kneeling to protest police brutality.Jay-Z will become the National Football League's “live music entertainment strategist,” a role…... Read More

Russell Wilson, Ciara become Seattle Sounders soccer team owners

(SEATTLE) -- Hours after Russell Wilson and Ciara announced they are proud owners of a local soccer team, the singer wrote a passionate open letter to her daughter and all the girls watching in the world about empowerment and equality. "Baby Girl, You will be able to do anything you…... Read More