Video of Bradley Beal getting away with what looked like an egregious travel was receiving a lot of mileage on social media Tuesday. Now, the referees are pumping the brakes, saying the play was legal. .@RealDealBeal23 MIGHT have gotten away with a travel here 😂 — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) FebruaryRead More →

8:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The first thing you notice about Vancouver Canucks super-rookie Elias Pettersson is his frame. His height (6-foot-2) fits in just fine. But he is slender. Pettersson’s teammates in the Swedish Hockey League began calling him “The Alien” for his ethereal playmaking ability, but it’s alsoRead More →

ACT 1: A CONVENIENT HALF-TRUTH James “Jimmy” “Bah-Bah” “The Sheep” Battista was a stressed-out, overweight, Oxy-addicted 41-year-old, in the hole to some underground gamblers for sums he’d sort of lost track of, when he settled in to watch an NBA game for which he believed he’d just put in theRead More →

11:29 AM ET ESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprint Former Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, a projected first-round pick in the NFL draft, suffered a knee injury during training that is thought to be a torn ACL, league sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen. When: April 25-27Where: Nashville, TennesseeHow toRead More →

PITTSBURGH — Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was found guilty of reckless driving after failing to show up for his court proceeding Tuesday, according to the county magistrate’s office. According to a police incident report, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown allegedly used both hands to shove the mother of his daughterRead More →

The Houston Texans will release veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on Tuesday, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. The impending roster move was first reported by NFL Network. Thomas, 31, suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in December. He is due a non-guaranteed $14 million salary in 2019. Thomas saidRead More →

A quick synopsis of the offseason storylines you’ll be reading in the coming months: Jimbo Fisher’s $75 million deal might be a steal. Nebraska is about to upend the Big Ten’s power structure. And, of course, Texas is back. With seven months to kill between the last of the bowlRead More →

BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey believes in second chances, so he’ll give running back Kareem Hunt the chance to reset his career with the team. Kareem Hunt, who was released by the Chiefs in November after a video surfaced that showed him shoving and kicking aRead More →

The NFL offseason is upon us. Most of the league has spent January thinking about what it’s going to do in the player-acquisition period stretching through the end of April, and while the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams are a little behind the pack, I suspect they aren’tRead More →

7:10 AM ET Myron Medcalf CloseESPN Staff Writer Covers college basketball Joined in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato Jeff Borzello CloseESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Most “hot seat” columns at this point in the college basketball seasonRead More →

MESA, Ariz. — Eventually, Willson Contreras got bored. The offseason had gone on long enough. The Chicago Cubs catcher was used to playing baseball deep into the fall, but a team-wide offensive flameout last year led to a long winter. So on Monday morning, a day before catchers and pitchersRead More →

The woman at the center of Duke’s investigation into an alleged 1999 sexual assault told friends that Corey Maggette is the basketball player who raped her, according to a report by the New York Times. The lawyer for Meredith Watson said in a statement Friday that Watson had been rapedRead More →

DETROIT — The Lions are one of five teams that can be forced to appear on “Hard Knocks” this season, but the team’s brass appears to be doing everything it can to deflect the hit HBO show to another team — specifically Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders. “I thinkRead More →

Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor, who was suspended six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission for participating in the UFC 229 postfight brawl, can return to the Octagon in April. He recently took to Twitter to voice his support for potential opponents in Cowboy Cerrone, Anderson Silva,Read More →