MELBOURNE, Australia — Anderson Silva spent 15 minutes at UFC 234 on Sunday (Saturday in the United States) trying to find that one flash of magic that’s defined his entire career — but it never came. Undefeated middleweight prospect Israel Adesanya (16-0) defeated the all-time great via unanimous decision inRead More →

Feb 3, 2019 Nick DePaulaESPN For the second season in a row, DeMar DeRozan has had the honor of debuting Kobe Bryant’s latest retro rerelease of his revamped Nike signature kicks, a moment the Los Angeles native certainly doesn’t take for granted. Thanks in part to the NBA’s loosened colorRead More →

SAN ANTONIO — Sione Teuhema was so busy relocating someone else’s life that he missed the call potentially changing his. He and his co-worker, Jerry, had a job to complete as movers for Two Men and a Truck in Houston. Bills needed to be paid. Teuhema packed up the truck,Read More →

CLEVELAND — Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor will likely miss the start of the season with a strained right calf. Lindor, one of baseball’s best all-around players, sustained the injury recently while working out in Orlando, Florida. He was checked Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Mark Schickendantz, whoRead More →

1:49 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN CAMDEN, N.J. — After reshaping his roster with a series of moves this week, most notably landing forward Tobias Harris in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, 76ers general manager Elton Brand declared Friday morning that Philadelphia’s time to win is now. “We believeRead More →

2:01 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Guard Wayne Ellington is closing in on a commitment to sign with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell ESPN. Phoenix, which has been seeking a guard for a while, has acquired Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington from the Heat in exchange for Ryan Anderson. ZachRead More →

2:16 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN One of the most incredible stories of the 2018-19 NHL season has been the emergence of goalie Carter Hart of the Philadelphia Flyers. Not because a rookie is helping a team resurrect its season — I mean, Jordan Binnington is basically doing the same thingRead More →

Clemson‘s second College Football Playoff national championship in three seasons is paying big dividends for the Tigers’ coaching staff, especially co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott. The Clemson board of trustees on Friday approved $150,000 raises for Elliott and Scott, who will now make $1 million annually. The universityRead More →

The UFC’s first Aussie champion will attempt to defend his title on home soil for the first time this weekend at UFC 234 inside Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Middleweight champ Robert Whittaker, who was born in New Zealand but fights out of Sydney, will face California native KelvinRead More →

10:00 AM ET Sam CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” 1. The first J.T. Realmuto trade rumors started to show up in September 2016, like this one: The Marlins are frequently asked about Christian Yelich and J.T. RealmutoRead More →