The night after, Celtics stumble forward without Gordon Hayward

Oct 19, 2017

BOSTON -- This was supposed to be a celebration. The? Boston Celtics' home opener on Wednesday night was supposed to be our first glimpse of the team's two new stars -- Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward -- together in a regular-…

Aldridge's double-double leads Spurs by Timberwolves, 107-99

Oct 19, 2017

SAN ANTONIO -- LaMarcus Aldridge was unhappy with the Spurs the past two seasons and Gregg Popovich understood why. Their heart-to-heart talk has made basketball life much easier for Aldridge, and his comfort was apparent in the season opener. Aldri…

Sources: Nike studying why LeBron James' jersey split down middle in opener

Oct 19, 2017

Nike officials spent much of Wednesday investigating a wardrobe malfunction on its highest-paid active NBA player spokesman. Although Nike officials declined to publicly comment, sources told ESPN that executives with the shoe and apparel giant w…

49ers rookie Reuben Foster to be out longer than he hoped with high ankle sprain

Oct 19, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster vowed to return from a right ankle injury "very, very, very soon." On Monday afternoon, Nin…

Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

Oct 19, 2017

Javier Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series

Fan-tastic! Man who caught Turner HR ball snags Wrigley shot

Oct 19, 2017

The baseball fan who became an internet sensation when he caught a game-ending home run at Dodger Stadium in a playoff game over the weekend has done it again

Cubs' Maddon tossed again in NLCS; ump admits he missed call

Oct 19, 2017

Cubs manager Joe Maddon dispute foul-tip call and gets ejected for the second time in the NL Championship Series

Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

Oct 18, 2017

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series

The Yankee Greeter: Judge always the last man off for NY

Oct 19, 2017

Aaron Judge is the Yankee Greeter, waiting outside the dugout at the end of every defensive inning for his teammates to pass so he can complement them or give them a kind word

IOC expects decisions on Russian doping cases next month

Oct 19, 2017

Investigators at the International Olympic Committee expect to have "a number" of Russian doping cases from the 2014 Sochi Olympics resolved by the end of November

LEADING OFF: Cubs face Dodgers' Kershaw trailing 3-1 in NLCS

Oct 19, 2017

LEADING OFF: Cubs face Dodgers' Kershaw trailing 3-1 in NLCS

Emotional Celtics drop first 2 games after Hayward's injury

Oct 19, 2017

After losing top free agent Gordon Hayward to a gruesome ankle injury, the Celtics dropped back-to-back games to open the NBA season

Bashed in the Bronx, Astros happy to head home

Oct 18, 2017

The Houston Astros will be happy to get home after a three-day bashing in the Bronx that left Jose Altuve flinging his bat and Josh Reddick slamming his helmet

Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

Oct 18, 2017

The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem