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Stipe Miocic moves up in pound-for-pound rankings after victory at UFC 220Sat, 8 Aug 2015 22:55:50 EST

Demetrious Johnson remains the pound-for-pound king, but Stipe Miocic is moving up in the rankings after his victory over Francis Ngannou at UFC 220.

Patriots to reunite with Chris Long, LeGarrette Blount as Super foesTue, 23 Jan 2018 16:35:30 EST

Long and Blount will be on the Eagles' sideline, one year after they helped the Patriots win Super Bowl LI. Their former teammates are happy for them.

Rob Gronkowski in 'pretty good spirits' after taking hit to helmetTue, 23 Jan 2018 15:15:06 EST

An update on Rob Gronkowski's injury will come Wednesday, which is the first day Super Bowl teams must submit their participation report.

Angelique Kerber living in the present, and it's paying offWed, 24 Jan 2018 00:56:32 EST

Angelique Kerber isn't getting too ahead or herself, nor is she dwelling on the past. For now, she's just reveling in her lopsided win against Madison Keys in the Australian Open quarterfinals.

Allen's first practice 'a little ugly,' but he embraces challenge of earning top pickTue, 23 Jan 2018 22:37:21 EST

It's one Senior Bowl session, and the Wyoming quarterback still has ample time to convince the Browns or other potential employers that he can be their franchise QB.

Kansas' Self takes blame after loss to SoonersTue, 23 Jan 2018 22:43:47 EST

Kansas coach Bill Self said leaving Udoka Azubuike on the floor late in Tuesday's loss to Oklahoma was a "bad decision" and took full blame for the Jayhawks' loss. Azubuike missed six free throws down the stretch in the loss.

Young's passing makes the differenceTue, 23 Jan 2018 21:38:45 EST

Oklahoma's star freshman point guard beat Kansas with his passing more than his scoring, giving the Sooners a much-needed Big 12 victory.

Diaz hints at date for potential UFC comebackTue, 23 Jan 2018 22:02:15 EST

Nate Diaz said he's "sick of sitting around," telling UFC fighters to "step your games up," as he's targeting a potential comeback.

NCAA investigating MSU's handling of NassarTue, 23 Jan 2018 22:40:03 EST

The NCAA is investigating Michigan State and its handling of disgraced doctor Larry Nassar.

Sources: Cavs look to acquire Hill from KingsTue, 23 Jan 2018 17:33:41 EST

The Cavaliers are looking to acquire guard George Hill in a trade with the Kings, according to sources.

LeBron joins 30K club as Cavs' slide continuesTue, 23 Jan 2018 22:30:24 EST

Cavs superstar LeBron James became the seventh member -- and the youngest -- to join the NBA's 30,000-point club.

Porzingis, KAT, Wall among All-Star reservesTue, 23 Jan 2018 20:59:04 EST

Victor Oladipo, Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis are among players heading to their first All-Star Games as the NBA announced the reserves on Tuesday.

Westbrook: George snub doesn't make senseWed, 24 Jan 2018 00:50:01 EST

Paul George, who leads the NBA in steals while averaging 20.8 points per game, did not make the All-Star Game, and that bothers Russell Westbrook.

NBA All-Star mock draft: Who could LeBron and Steph pick?Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:02:17 EST

This year's NBA All-Star rosters are being set playground style. But while the NBA won't show the fans the draft itself, we let two of our writers project how things might play out.

Basketball:Girls Varsity GameTue, 23 Jan 2018 18:15:00

Basketball:Girls Varsity Game 2018-01-23 6:15pm vs. Okoboji @ Sheldon High School (Rescheduled to 01-25-18)

Can Charlotte's 'roval' track live up to the hype?Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:08:29 EST

The new 2.28-mile "roval" at Charlotte Motor Speedway might not deliver everything NASCAR fans and drivers would want out of a road course race, but it will deliver the drama of a playoff elimination race.

Ronaldo fights to maintain his No. 1 statusMon, 22 Jan 2018 17:58:32 EST

For almost 15 years, Ronaldo has been utterly focused on being the best in the world. But for how much longer is that target realistic?

Seattle is already a hockey city. Next up: Lure the NHLMon, 22 Jan 2018 12:52:53 EST

The NHL has flirted with Seattle, which has a rich hockey history, including the first U.S. team to win the Stanley Cup, for decades. But as momentum builds around the city's expansion bid, hope among fans and city officials finally feels tangible.

2017 NFL star graduates: Players who are now officially in the clubTue, 23 Jan 2018 07:51:10 EST

From a historic Saints rookie class to a quarterback who finally got his shot to a group of breakout second-year players, these are the players who earned the right to turn their tassels this season.

Re-drafting the top five picks of the 2017 NFL draftTue, 23 Jan 2018 08:03:09 EST

If there were a do-over of last year's draft, how long would Deshaun Watson last? Would the Bears still pick Mitchell Trubisky to be their QB of the future? How early would Marshon Lattimore go? Our NFL Insiders re-draft the top five.

Monday Night Raw Recap: Raw 25 was fun, but a bit of a messTue, 23 Jan 2018 09:20:55 EST

Raw 25 was indeed a celebration filled with the stars of the show for the past 25 years. However, while fun, it failed to keep the momentum going for one of the biggest pay-per-views of the year this weekend.

Auburn is outperforming expectations despite ongoing investigationMon, 22 Jan 2018 13:02:50 EST

An investigation into Bruce Pearl's program threatened to derail Auburn's season before it began. Somehow, the Tigers are 17-2, ranked in the top 25 and a surprise force in the SEC.

Kyle Edmund making people forget all about Andy MurrayTue, 23 Jan 2018 08:48:38 EST

Move over, Andy, because Britain has someone else leading the way at the Australian Open.

Just a sad day for an injured Rafael Nadal at the Australian OpenTue, 23 Jan 2018 10:28:15 EST

What a shame it was to watch Rafael Nadal leave the Australian Open in so much pain -- especially when he appeared primed to win the title.

Trade deadline could be a turning point for sputtering KnicksTue, 23 Jan 2018 09:37:57 EST

The Knicks, stuck between fighting for the Eastern Conference's final postseason berth and playing for pingpong balls, have some decisions to make before the Feb. 8 deadline.

Ky. Busch not fan of NASCAR promoting youthTue, 23 Jan 2018 12:21:06 EST

Kyle Busch, 32, doesn't exactly love NASCAR's marketing campaigns marketing young drivers now that many of the older guys he used to battle have retired.

Pats choose road white jerseys for Super BowlTue, 23 Jan 2018 10:41:51 EST

The New England Patriots, though they're the home team for Super Bowl LII, are choosing to wear their road white jerseys, perhaps because they're 3-1 when wearing white in the Super Bowl

Jordan: Would only trade Kemba for an All-StarTue, 23 Jan 2018 10:41:30 EST

Hornets owner Michael Jordan told The Charlotte Observer on Monday night that "I would not trade (Kemba Walker) for anything but an All-Star player.''

Raisman rips USOC: 'Shamelessly taking credit'Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:07:56 EST

Aly Raisman, one of the Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnasts who said she was sexually abused by Larry Nassar, blasted the USOC, chiding the organization for "shamelessly taking credit" for the resignations of top board members at USA Gymnastics.

LeBron to self: Congrats on 30K, before 30KTue, 23 Jan 2018 12:40:22 EST

LeBron James has congratulated himself for reaching 30,000 career points in the NBA, even though he is seven points short.

A-Rod joining ESPN for Sunday Night BaseballTue, 23 Jan 2018 12:27:30 EST

Alex Rodriguez will be joining ESPN to work as an analyst on Sunday Night Baseball telecasts.

What you need to know about the NBA All-Star draftTue, 23 Jan 2018 08:40:33 EST

Here are the rules LeBron James and Stephen Curry will follow when drafting the 2018 NBA All-Star teams, everything from draft order to why the event will not be televised.

Zach Lowe's 2018 NBA All-Star picksTue, 23 Jan 2018 09:26:50 EST

John Wall or Bradley Beal? Should Ben Simmons make the cut? And how many Warriors in the West? With the league set to announce All-Star reserves, it's time to release our picks for the full 12-man rosters.

Basketball:Boys Varsity GameTue, 23 Jan 2018 19:45:00

Basketball:Boys Varsity Game 2018-01-23 7:45pm vs. Okoboji @ Sheldon High School

Basketball:Girls Varsity GameTue, 23 Jan 2018 18:15:00

Basketball:Girls Varsity Game 2018-01-23 6:15pm vs. Okoboji @ Sheldon High School

Basketball:Boys 9th GameTue, 23 Jan 2018 16:45:00

Basketball:Boys 9th Game 2018-01-23 4:45pm vs. Okoboji @ Sheldon Middle School

Basketball:Girls 9th GameTue, 23 Jan 2018 16:45:00

Basketball:Girls 9th Game 2018-01-23 4:45pm vs. Okoboji @ Sheldon High School

American Stoppers: Can USA goalies go from anonymity to Olympic glory?Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:15:46 EST

David Leggio, Ryan Zapolski and Brandon Maxwell are hoping to backstop the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal since the "Miracle on Ice" in 1980. Get to know the trio as they tell the stories of their selection and look ahead to Pyeongchang.

Sanchez, Mkhitaryan deal: Who's getting the best of it?Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:15:04 EST

Alexis Sanchez has finally left Arsenal but for Man United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. What should we make of this complex deal?

West Virginia finds conference road trips can be costly for contendersTue, 23 Jan 2018 00:20:44 EST

The No. 7 Mountaineers and No. 10 North Carolina -- each full of expectations and hype -- showed Monday that they aren't quite ready for the big stage.

Cardinals hoping patience in coaching search pays off with Steve Wilks hireMon, 22 Jan 2018 19:51:50 EST

The Cardinals took their time finding a new coach and now must wait and see whether their approach pays off.

QB guru Pat Shurmur makes perfect sense as Giants coachMon, 22 Jan 2018 19:51:59 EST

Shurmur isn't the sexiest hire, but his history working with quarterbacks and the Giants' uncertainty at the position make him an ideal fit.

Bouchard, Twitter date heading to Super BowlMon, 22 Jan 2018 23:00:53 EST

A relationship that started with a tweet from University of Missouri student John Goehrke to Genie Bouchard during last year's Super Bowl will now include a trip to next month's Super Bowl after an offer from NFL Canada.

Source: Browns bring in Haley as O-coordinatorMon, 22 Jan 2018 20:58:48 EST

The Browns have hired former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley to run the Cleveland offense under coach Hue Jackson, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Report: Black-and-white All-Star designs leakedMon, 22 Jan 2018 18:52:40 EST

Although the NBA has not yet officially released the jersey designs for this year's All-Star Game, photos purported to be leaked images of the uniforms have been circulating online, with confirming their legitimacy.

Durant takes shot at Capela for Rockets boastMon, 22 Jan 2018 18:13:42 EST

Kevin Durant took a shot at Clint Capela on Monday for saying the Rockets are a better team than the Warriors this season.

Cousins hangs 44 points, 24 boards, 10 assistsMon, 22 Jan 2018 23:47:47 EST

DeMarcus Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Davis scored 34 points, and the All-Star pair led a 17-point New Orleans comeback victory over the Chicago Bulls in double overtime Monday.

Giannis offered to intervene before Kidd firedMon, 22 Jan 2018 22:51:04 EST

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke with Jason Kidd 15 minutes before the coach was fired Monday, telling him he would do what he could to help save Kidd's job. Kidd said he replied, "There's nothing you can do. All you can do is tell the truth."

Love target of ire in Cavs meeting, sources sayTue, 23 Jan 2018 00:12:33 EST

Kevin Love, in a fiery team meeting before Monday's practice, was challenged by several Cavs teammates over his early departure from Saturday's loss to Oklahoma City with an illness and his absence from practice on Sunday.

Wrestling: MS MeetMon, 22 Jan 2018 16:15:00

Wrestling: MS Meet 2018-01-22 4:15pm vs. Cherokee, Emmetsburg Community Schools, Graettinger/Terril, Harris Lake Park, Okoboji, Sioux Center, South O'Brien @ Sheldon Middle School (Postponed)