With David De Gea reportedly close to a new Manchester United deal, the FC crew discuss his merits for a big contract and a shot at the captaincy. ESPN FC’s Julien Laurens and Steve Nicol examine how Harry Maguire would impact Man United’s defence if they sign the Leicester star. Manchester United have slipped down
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5:47 PM ET The Washington Nationals placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the injured list Monday with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, a day after he left a game against the Atlanta Braves. Zimmerman, who missed 53 games with plantar fasciitis in the same foot earlier this season, showed obvious discomfort while running down
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5:28 PM ET Tim Duncan has returned to the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant on coach Gregg Popovich’s staff, the team announced Monday. “It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favor,” Popovich said in a statement. Duncan, 43, played his entire
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5:09 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have a tentative agreement for a new arena to replace the Saddledome. The city, NHL team and the Calgary Stampede have agreed in principle to terms. The Stampede, a rodeo exhibition, owns the land. The deal was to be presented to the City Council
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4:59 PM ET ESPN News Services The New York Jets have agreed to a deal with free-agent tight end Ryan Griffin, ESPN’s Rich Cimini has confirmed. The move comes after tight end Chris Herndon was handed a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, stemming from a June 2018 drunken-driving
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4:57 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Zach Aston-Reese avoided arbitration on Monday, agreeing to a two-year deal that runs through the 2020-21 season. The deal is worth $1 million annually. The two sides came together minutes before heading to arbitration. “We were actually setting up for the meeting and
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3:28 PM ET Opening Bell: Pacquiao a living legend LAS VEGAS – Manny Pacquiao, already one of the greatest fighters to ever put on gloves, added yet another remarkable chapter to his legendary career by beating Keith Thurman and taking his welterweight world title on Saturday night. Pacquiao, 40, hasn’t made it this far —
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3:19 PM ET A lightweight matchup between Benson Henderson and Myles Jury will headline Bellator 227 on Sept. 27, according to Bellator MMA officials. Jury (18-4) announced the bout on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday, and the promotion confirmed it to ESPN. The event will take place in Dublin. A former UFC lightweight, Jury
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3:18 PM ET ESPN News Services EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded the rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo on a waiver claim. The Lakers announced the move Monday to acquire the 21-year-old brother of 24-year-old Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Kostas Antetokounmpo played in two games last season for Dallas. The
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5:04 PM ET Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev was reinstated by the California State Athletic Commission in a 6-0 vote at a meeting in San Diego on Monday following his suspension in May for kissing a female reporter on the lips without her consent. Following a seventh-round knockout victory over Bogdan Dinu on March 23 in
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2:05 PM BST Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani has been left out of head coach Eddie Jones’ third World Cup training camp in Treviso, Italy. Cipriani was included in the previous training squad selection but spent time away from the team to do specialised strength and conditioning work. Jones has picked a 38-man squad ahead of
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12:37 PM ET FLOWERY BRANCH, GA. — Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn expressed support for DJ Durkin, the former Maryland coach who was placed on leave following the practice-related death of Terrapins player Jordan McNair and subsequently fired. Durkin was one of four coaches announced as assistants for training camp. Lance Schulters, Jamel Mutunga and
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2:43 PM ET James Harden has decided to withdraw from playing with the U.S. National Team at this summer’s FIBA World Cup in China. Harden is the second top player to pull out of a previous commitment to Team USA in the last week, joining Anthony Davis. Harden told the Houston Chronicle on Friday that
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