AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur released statements announcing their entry as founding clubs of a European Super League. “We will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world. Football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and
8:26 PM ET Eastern Washington transfer Tanner Groves, one of the breakout stars of the NCAA tournament, has committed to Oklahoma, sources told ESPN. A 6-foot-9 big man, Groves earned Big Sky Player of the Year honors after averaging 17.2 points and 8.0 rebounds this past season. He shot 34.9% from 3-point range and 56%
6:23 PM ET Former USC offensive lineman Chris Brown has died at age 24, according to Trojans coach Clay Helton. “Heartbroken to hear the news that we lost Chris Brown today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Brown family. Chris meant so much to so many. Great person, player, teammate, and Trojan.
6:00 PM ET South Dakota State (5-1), winner of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, earned the top seed in the 16-team field for spring FCS playoffs, which was announced Sunday. South Dakota State, which is making its 10th appearance in the championship, will open play April 24 against Holy Cross (3-0), the Patriot League champion.
15 clubs are reportedly in talks to launch a European Super League by the 2023-24 season, sources told ESPN. The new league will be backed by $6 billion in funding. Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are among Premier League clubs to sign up for the plan. The Super League will consist of 15 permanent teams who can never get
4:45 PM ET Bryce Young stepped into the first-team quarterback role and impressed during Alabama‘s spring game on Saturday, winning Most Valuable Player honors after completing 25 of 44 passes for 333 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Young, a former five-star prospect, was Mac Jones‘ primary backup as a freshman last season. He appeared
4:29 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — With spring practice in the books, Ohio State‘s quarterback derby will carry over into fall workouts. That’s not a surprise, considering the candidates to succeed star Justin Fields are two second-year players and a true freshman. Neither has thrown a pass in a college game. C.J. Stroud,
MLS concluded that Inter Miami broke the league’s Designated Player rule in their signing of Blaise Matuidi last season. The team could still face sanctions from MLS. Matuidi, who was signed on a free transfer last summer, was initially categorized as a Target Allocation Money (TAM) player. His pay was above the limit for TAM
Hansi Flick has confirmed that he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of this season. “I told the team today that I informed the club during the week after the game in Paris that I would like to terminate my contract at the end of the season,” said Flick. Flick has been linked with
10:36 AM ET A study released Saturday examining more than 3,000 college athletes who had COVID-19 found so few instances of heart-related issues that future cardiac testing might be used only for athletes with certain symptoms. In the study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, researchers found signs of possible, probable or definite
Apr 16, 2021 The Syracuse Orange‘s men’s basketball program is getting a third Boeheim. Cornell transfer Jimmy Boeheim announced his commitment to the Orange on Friday; he will join his brother, Buddy, and will play for their father, Jim. “Back home to the place that made me fall in love with the game,” Jimmy Boeheim
Apr 16, 2021 Marquette Golden Eagles men’s basketball transfer Theo John is going from a Coach K protégé to Coach K himself. John, who spent the past four seasons playing under former Duke star and assistant Steve Wojciechowski with the Golden Eagles, announced Friday that he had committed to Mike Krzyzewski and Duke. “After conversations
Apr 16, 2021 Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The WNBA draft on Thursday didn’t turn out as expected for projected first-round picks Arella Guirantes of Rutgers and Dana Evans
Apr 15, 2021 Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The Dallas Wings drafted Texas post player Charli Collier with the No. 1 pick in the 2021 WNBA draft on Thursday.
Apr 16, 2021 Associated Press LSU women’s basketball coach Nikki Fargas is in negotiations to become Las Vegas Aces president, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on Friday on condition of anonymity because no deal has been finalized. Bill Laimbeer has been the team’s president
3:08 PM ET North Texas assistant basketball coach Nelson Haggerty died in a single-car crash early Friday morning, the school said. He was 47. “Our hearts hurt for Nelson’s family, our men’s basketball family, the UNT community and everyone Nelson positively impacted during his life and career,” North Texas vice president and athletic director Wren
12:01 PM ET USC Trojans freshman Evan Mobley will enter the 2021 NBA draft and forgo his remaining college eligibility by hiring an agent, he announced Friday. Mobley took to Twitter to announce his intentions by posting a 21-second NFT (nonfungible token) he digitally signed and is auctioning on the OpenSea blockchain-based marketplace — believed
Apr 15, 2021 Associated Press DETROIT — Detroit Mercy announced Thursday it has retained women’s basketball coach AnnMarie Gilbert after an independent review of players’ concerns. The allegations against Gilbert led to the the Titans’ suspending their season in January and submitting a report to the NCAA this week. Detroit Mercy says it has implemented
6:41 PM ET The DI Council approved all Division I sports to return to their regular recruiting calendars beginning on June 1, the NCAA announced on Thursday. The Council acknowledged schools in different areas of the country could be limited based on regulations set by campus, city and state requirements, but the schools are no
9:03 PM ET ESPN News Services OMAHA, Neb. — Mitch Ballock, one of the top 3-point shooters in Creighton history, will not return to the Bluejays in 2021-22. The school confirmed Thursday night that Ballock had signed with an agent and will pursue pro opportunities. He is not ranked in ESPN’s latest best available list.
6:56 AM ET AT SUNRISE, 6:57 a.m. to be exact, on Jan. 12, 2021, Ellen Potts’ phone chimed. Still groggy, the executive director of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, chapter of Habitat for Humanity checked the notification to see a familiar name: Terry Saban. Potts was surprised to hear from the wife of Alabama head football coach
8:00 AM ET FCS’ 2021 spring season continues to make us say, “Wait, WHAT?” The season’s eighth full week was no exception. Kennesaw State was favored over Monmouth in the de facto Big South title game, and Monmouth won, 42-17. In Sunday’s Northeast Conference Championship, road underdog Sacred Heart lost a two-score lead in the
7:00 AM ET ESPN staff This Saturday features a whole host of spring football games that will give fans the first real glimpse at what might be in the store for the upcoming fall college football season. And in some cases, fans will be able to watch their teams play in person for the first
Paul Pogba criticized the managing style of Jose Mourinho in comparison to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Mourinho was fired by Manchester United in December 2018. “What I have now with Ole is different because he wouldn’t go against the players,” Pogba said in a Sky Sports interview. “It’s not like you put them on the side
8:33 PM ET Brianna Williams From designer outfits to dancing grandmas and everything in between, the 2021 WNBA draft was full of memorable moments. The WNBA’s coveted orange carpet was virtual this year, but the top prospects were still dressed to impress. Charli Collier’s draft day outfit was designed by Sergio Hudson, the stylist for
11:45 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The 2021 WNBA draft might be best remembered for three things: a potential dynamic duo for the Dallas Wings with 1-2
6:04 PM ET Associated Press An organization started by Maryland’s Mike Locksley is trying to help advance the careers of minority football coaches by connecting them with the people who do the hiring in college sports. The National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches launched its first Coalition Academy this week. The program matches coaches and
9:12 PM ET Associated Press Tommy Lloyd had chances to coach other programs. He turned them all down. The longtime Gonzaga assistant had no interest in leaving Spokane, Washington, and was in line to succeed Mark Few when he eventually retired, so there was no reason to consider anywhere else. But with Few still going
3:17 PM ET Trevor Hudgins, the NCAA Division II player of the year, will return to Northwest Missouri State for his senior year, he told ESPN Thursday. Hudgins won the Division II national championship at the end of March, his second title for the Bearcats after winning the 2018-2019 trophy. His team’s 2019-20 season was
6:22 PM ET Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Point guard Katie Nelson is following her coach from Boston University to Wisconsin. New Wisconsin women’s basketball coach Marisa Moseley announced Thursday that Nelson plans to play for the Badgers as a graduate transfer next season. Moseley took over Wisconsin’s program last month after posting a 45-29