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iconRockets' Capela: 'We're better' than Warriors

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 12:55 AM CST

Clint Capela did his part to add fuel to Houston's rivalry with the Warriors, saying after Saturday's 116-108 victory that the Rockets are confident they "have the weapons to beat them."

iconWarriors aren't looking at the Rockets, they're looking past them

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 12:37 AM CST

Houston clinched the season series against Golden State. But the postseason hasn't started yet, and the Warriors still lead the Rockets for home court.

iconLeBron: Cavs can get bounced early in playoffs

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 8:46 PM CST

Playoffs? After the Cavs suffered another blowout loss Saturday, LeBron James tabbed his struggling team "not ready" and cautioned, "We could easily get bounced early" if the postseason started today.

iconDunking phenom Williamson commits to Duke

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 7:19 PM CST

Five-star recruit Zion Williamson, the No. 2 player in the ESPN 100 known for his highlight reel dunks, has announced he will attend Duke. The Blue Devils have now locked up the three top-rated players in the country.

iconSources: Stitched-up Brady ready for Jaguars

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:10 PM CST

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered a cut on his right hand while making a handoff to Rex Burkhead in practice Wednesday. Although it required stitches, Brady will play Sunday against the Jaguars.

iconBoard member calls on MSU president to resign

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 8:38 PM CST

While board member Mitch Lyons does not believe school president Lou Anna Simon or anyone at the university engaged in a cover-up of Larry Nassar's abuse, he does believe the public has lost faith in her ability to lead, which necessitates a change.

iconTitans name Texans DC Vrabel new head coach

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:07 PM CST

Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, a 14-year NFL veteran and three-time Super Bowl champ, has been hired as the Titans' head coach despite having just four years of NFL coaching experience.

iconSalaam's Heisman auctioned for record $399K

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 8:45 PM CST

Former Colorado running back Rashaan Salaam's Heisman Trophy fetched almost $400,000 at an auction on Saturday night, which raised funds for CTE-related medical research.

iconMiocic wears down Ngannou to keep UFC belt

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 11:55 PM CST

Stipe Miocic's unanimous-decision victory over Francis Ngannou at UFC 220 on Saturday night was his record third straight heavyweight title defense, leaving him to say afterward: "I'm the baddest."

iconCormier roughs up Oezdemir in stoppage win

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 12:35 AM CST

Daniel Cormier steamrolled his way to a vintage win Saturday, taking an outclassed Volkan Oezdemir to the ground and finishing him with strikes in Round 2 to retain his light heavyweight title at UFC 220.

iconFollow live: Wozniacki hunting first QF appearance in six years

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:15 PM CST

Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov are battling it out on Rod Laver Arena for a place in the quarterfinals. Earlier, Rafael Nadal survived a fierce test from Diego Schwartzman in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

icon2017 AFC-NFC championship game predictions: Super Bowl finalists will be ...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 7:55 AM CST

Will the Jaguars give the Patriots a run for their money? Which backup QB will lead his team to the NFC title? ESPN's reporters make their picks.

iconPlayoff intel: Insiders dish on stopping Gronk, containing Keenum, more

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 7:27 AM CST

NFL players, coaches and personnel give anonymous thoughts and tips on each team in Sunday's championship matchups.

iconOKC stars yet again show up for big test in blowout win

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:16 PM CST

The Thunder hung 148 points on the Cavaliers and kept LeBron James from reaching the 30,000-point milestone.

iconTrae Young impossibly entertaining, which might not be good for OU

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:04 PM CST

Young's 48-point effort -- but in defeat -- shows that perhaps there's a ceiling to how many shots one player should take.

iconSonnen unanimous over 'Rampage' at Bellator 192

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 1:10 AM CST

Chael Sonnen was able to negate Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's considerable size and strength to score an unanimous decision at Bellator MMA World Grand Prix eight-man heavyweight tournament.

iconSpence batters Peterson in 8th-round TKO win

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:25 PM CST

Welterweight titleholder Errol Spence Jr. showed why he's regarded as one of the world's best, outclassing Lamont Peterson throughout their bout Saturday night and forcing the referee to stop the fight before the start of the eighth round.

iconMichigan State doctor Larry Nassar surrounded by enablers as he abused athletes

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 8:23 AM CST

Understanding how Dr. Larry Nassar gained unfettered access to sexually assault young female athletes -- despite repeated warning signs -- means confronting an uncomfortable truth: He didn't gain that access alone.

iconTom Brady's work in practice helps boost confidence he'll be OK

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:24 PM CST

Reviews from Patriots teammates were positive Friday on Tom Brady; in the wake of the hand-injury scare, the QB looks on target heading toward Sunday.

iconWhat's going on with Tom Brady's throwing hand?

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 1:35 PM CST

The fact that the Patriots QB didn't practice Thursday highlights how his right hand injury, suffered Wednesday, isn't something to dismiss outright.