Arsene Wenger expects to return to managing in January. Wenger, however, said it would be “odd” to manage in England again. “I said many times maybe the best way is not to be in England, because I spent so much time at the same club it would seem odd to go somewhere else,” Wenger said
Antoine Griezmann would like to end his professional career in the MLS. Griezmann, 27, is under contract with Atletico through June 2022, when he will be 30, and hopes to one day travel the same path. “I want to play in MLS,” he told ESPN FC. “I’d like to finish my career there.” Griezmann has
4:33 PM ET Virginia Tech forward Chris Clarke has been suspended indefinitely, the school announced Wednesday. No further information was provided by the school. Clarke, a 6-foot-6 senior, was runner-up for ACC Sixth Man of the Year last season and was expected to move into the small-ball starting lineup for the Hokies. The versatile forward
Here’s a look at some notable teams and players that caught my attention last weekend in men’s college hockey: Michigan State Michigan State went on the road last week and swept Cornell in a pair of games. It’s still early for the Spartans, and even earlier for Cornell, who was playing in their first games
1:32 PM ET Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin forward Aleem Ford will have surgery on his knee and is out indefinitely, providing a blow to the Badgers’ frontcourt depth. The Badgers said Ford, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, is expected to return later this season. Ford was expected to be the first forward off the bench
9:35 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame start the new season where they left off — atop women’s college basketball. The Irish were the unanimous No. 1 team in The Associated Press women’s basketball preseason poll that was released Wednesday. The defending national champions received all 31 first-place votes
8:45 AM ET The coaching carousel next spring could go a number of ways. While a couple of holdovers from last season’s list remain in precarious positions, several of the names on the hot seat are likely two bad seasons away from really being in trouble. It could come down to what happens with UCLA
8:41 AM ET It’s not often a new head coach at a power conference school walks into an ideal situation. Barring an upward move to a better school or the NBA, there are usually either NCAA issues, recruiting issues or multiple years of subpar performances. Sometimes, all three. Nearly all the time, however, it’s uphill
8:13 PM ET For the third time in the ranking’s five-year history, the SEC sits atop the first College Football Playoff ranking of the season. 1. Alabama (8-0)2. Clemson (8-0)3. LSU (7-1)4. Notre Dame (8-0)5. Michigan (7-1)6. Georgia (7-1)7. Oklahoma (7-1)8. Washington State (7-1)9. Kentucky (7-1)10. Ohio State (7-1)11. Florida (6-2)12. UCF (7-0)13. West Virginia
9:00 AM ET Barring a complete surprise Tuesday, the 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee should reveal a top four that includes Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame tonight at 7 ET on College Football Playoff: Top 25 on ESPN, though the order is debatable. If you are a superstitious fan of
4:27 PM ET Ohio State coach Urban Meyer opened up with reporters about his health issues Tuesday, saying a cyst in his brain, first diagnosed in 1998, causes severe headaches. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he plans on coaching next season amid rumors he could step down at the end of the season. Ohio
Real Madrid has fired Julen Lopetegui as manager after just 14 matches. Santiago Solari has been promoted from the club’s youth team to replace him temporarily. Antonio Conte has been linked to the job on a permanent basis. Lopetegui took the job as manager of Real Madrid while preparing Spain for the 2018 World Cup.
3:08 AM ET On Tuesday night, we will find out what the College Football Playoff selection committee thinks. The first CFP rankings will be released, and there’s not any drama about who will be No. 1. And with the way Clemson has been playing lately, there shouldn’t be much drama about who will be No.
9:00 AM ET Four teams in the top 10 of the first College Football Playoff rankings will put their championship hopes on the line against top-tier competition in Week 10, and while all are favored to win, it’s a rare Saturday that all goes according to plan. So, if someone has to take an ‘L’
5:16 PM ET Washington quarterback Jake Browning will remain the Huskies’ starter in the wake of a mid-game benching in Saturday’s 12-10 loss at Cal, coach Chris Petersen said. After the Huskies scored a touchdown on their opening drive, they managed just 107 yards on the next five drives combined — without scoring — before
4:29 PM ET Associated Press Minnesota forward Eric Curry will miss four to six weeks after knee surgery. Coach Richard Pitino said Monday that Curry’s surgery went as planned. The 6-foot-9 sophomore from Memphis, Tennessee, redshirted the 2017-18 season after tearing the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his left knee during a summer pickup game.
3:29 PM ET Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. — Duke says point guard Kyra Lambert will miss a second straight season with a knee injury. Lambert announced the injury Monday, saying she reinjured her left knee and will have surgery next month to repair a meniscal tear and to reconstruct the ACL. Kyra Lambert “cannot catch
12:49 PM ET Point guard Anastasia Hayes, the 2018 SEC Sixth Woman of the Year who was dismissed from Tennessee in August for a “violation of team rules,” has committed to transfer to Middle Tennessee State. Hayes, the 2016-17 Tennessee Gatorade player of the year and a 2017 McDonald’s All-American at Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tennessee), said
9:34 AM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.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 Big Ten would like to get in on more of the Final Four fun. The league’s coaches hope that’s just
Cristiano Ronaldo revealed that a shift in his relationship with Florentino Perez convinced him to leave Real Madrid for Juventus. The club claimed the transfer had been instigated “at the will and the request of the player.” “I felt it inside the club, especially from the president, that they no longer considered me the same
According to multiple reports in Spain, Real Madrid will fire Julen Lopetegui and replace him with Antonio Conte. Real Madrid lost to Barcelona 5-1 in Sunday’s Clasico. According to Marca, Lopetegui spoke with his players following the loss and said goodbye to them “just in case.” Conte left Chelsea this past summer.
8:08 AM ET University of Maryland president Wallace D. Loh is scheduled to have a call with University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert L. Caret at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, according to two sources with knowledge of the call. Maryland president Wallace D. Loh, athletic director Damon Evans and football coach DJ Durkin each met
8:15 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN After his firing following an FBI probe at Louisville, Rick Pitino is planning to use the season to immerse himself in the NBA game and hopes to become a candidate for head-coaching openings in the spring. “I just want to be a part of an organization,” Pitino told ESPN. “I
8:31 PM ET Alabama opened as a two-touchdown favorite over LSU in a prime-time SEC showdown in Death Valley that highlights a Saturday with major college football playoff implications. Caesars Palace installed the Crimson Tide as 14.5-point road favorites over the Tigers, who haven’t been this big of home underdogs since 1999. LSU was a
2:41 PM ET Associated Press No. 22 Syracuse and No. 23 Virginia broke long runs of being unranked and were among a record seven teams to move into The Associated Press college football poll after a season-high 11 ranked teams lost this weekend. The top of the ranking was mostly unchanged. No. 1 Alabama, No.
7:00 PM ET Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Paula Lavigne Close ESPN Staff Writer Data analyst and reporter for ESPN’s Enterprise and Investigative Unit. Winner, 2014 Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award; finalist, 2012 IRE broadcast award;
2:00 AM ET STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State demolished Texas’ playoff dreams Saturday. While demolishing the Longhorns’ defense along the way. After struggling offensively for much of the season, Oklahoma State exploded for 260 yards in the first quarter alone, the second-most yards Texas had given up in any quarter over the past 15 years,
8:01 PM ET ESPN News Services LAWRENCE, Kan. — Peyton Bender threw two touchdown passes to Pooka Williams, the Kansas defense forced a fumble at its own 6-yard line with 58 seconds left and the Jayhawks held on to beat TCU 27-26 on Saturday to end a four-game losing streak. The Jayhawks (3-5, 1-4 Big
7:06 PM ET Iona senior forward Roland Griffin said he was kicked off the team after a physical altercation in which he punched an assistant coach earlier in the week. Griffin told Stadium in a story published Friday that he punched Garfield “Ricky” Johns multiple times Monday morning but said he did so in self-defense
12:53 PM ET Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II has been suspended for the Longhorns’ season opener against Eastern Illinois for a violation of team rules. Roach announced the suspension on social media about the same time the school issued a statement. Neither statement disclosed the nature of the violation.