Fabian Ruiz was named European Championship U21 Player of the Tournament. Ruiz scored a goal in the final against Germany. Ruiz has been linked with a move from Napoli to Real Madrid. Napoli are looking for over $100 million for the 23-year-old. Lucas Navarrete/Managing Madrid Tags: Napoli, Real Madrid, IQ
8:57 PM ET Washington State Cougars safety Jalen Thompson will enter the NFL Supplemental Draft after losing his final year of eligibility because of a violation of NCAA rules, the school announced Saturday. The Spokesman-Review reported that Thompson’s case stems from the purchase of an over-the-counter supplement that was not a steroid. Thompson was named
6:01 PM ET Michigan State University investigators have determined that three former basketball players were not responsible for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student in 2015, according to a Title IX investigation report issued Wednesday. The woman, Bailey Kowalski, graduated from MSU in May, just weeks after she came forward publicly during a news conference.
8:00 AM ET Throughout the offseason, ESPN will take a closer look at the programs that have faced the challenge of moving on from a single historically revered coach, evaluating the successes and failures they have experienced along the way. This week, the “Chasing Ghosts” series continues with the Georgetown Hoyas, a team that rose
5:54 PM ET Former Kansas guard Quentin Grimes announced his commitment to Houston on Thursday. Grimes, the best transfer player still available in ESPN’s rankings, chose the Cougars over Texas A&M. He’s expected to apply for a waiver to be eligible immediately at Houston, as The Woodlands, Texas, native is transferring to be closer to
5:47 PM ET Associated Press CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Louisville quality control assistant Cortney Braswell has been indicted on a theft charge in Tennessee, where he used to work as a high school football coach. The Tennessee comptroller’s office says Braswell was coaching Central High School in Harrison, Tennessee, in 2016-17 when two semipro football teams
6:57 AM ET The Boston Celtics have hired former WNBA and Olympic champion Kara Lawson as an assistant coach, the team announced Wednesday. Lawson, an ESPN analyst, also has been a television analyst for the Washington Wizards for the past three seasons and has contemplated several coaching opportunities in recent years before landing with Boston.
3:44 PM ET The Boston Celtics are hiring former WNBA and Olympic champion Kara Lawson as an assistant coach, league sources tell ESPN. Lawson, an ESPN analyst, also has been a television analyst for the Washington Wizards for the past three seasons and has contemplated several coaching opportunities in recent years before landing with Boston.
Pep Guardiola sees Isco as a potential replacement for the soon-departing David Silva. Silva announced that next season will be his last for Manchester City. Zinedine Zidane reportedly told Isco he has a place in the squad, although Real Madrid will need to raise finances through the transfer window. The club value Isco at $90.9
Liverpool have signed center back Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle for $1.6 million. Van den Berg was signed with an eye towards fast-tracking him into the first team. “I’ve seen what kind of players from the academy have grown into the first team. [Klopp] is a great guy and one of the reasons they
Matthijs de Ligt has come to personal terms with Juventus. Juventus and Ajax must now figure out a transfer fee for the 19-year-old centerback. PSG have yet to give up their pursuit for de Ligt and remain in contact with the defender. Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian Tags: Ajax, Juventus, Transfer Rumor
12:31 PM ET The Big East officially announced on Thursday the return of University of Connecticut athletics to the conference that was its home from 1979 to 2013. The league said the year of entry will be determined at a later date. UConn will participate in 20 of the league’s 22 sports. It was the
11:35 AM ET The NBA sent a memo informing teams Thursday they are organizing the Academy Games in the United States for the first time, a source told ESPN. The third-annual camp will be held from July 9 to 14 at the Atlanta Hawks practice facility and will feature eight teams of approximately 90 players
9:00 AM ET The absolute most important thing to understand any time you’re previewing the upcoming college football season, and especially when you’re doing a deeper dive on schedules, is that “ain’t nobody playing anybody.” It’s a time-honored phrase and one coated in its own vernacular depending on where you reside and what team you
The Vanderbilt crushed Michigan in Game 3 to win the 2019 College World Series and these are the three biggest takeaways to another Vandy Boys title. The 2019 College World Series has come to a close as the Vanderbilt Commodores have claimed their second national title. Vandy topped the Michigan Wolverines in dominant fashion, winning
10:56 PM ET In potentially the final remaining big decision for the 2019-20 college basketball season, Virginia Tech graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. has committed to Florida. Blackshear, the No. 1 graduate transfer in ESPN’s transfer rankings, made the announcement on his Instagram account Wednesday night, saying, “My next chapter will begin in Gainesville, Florida.”
10:11 PM ET ESPN News Services WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memorandum ordering the Pentagon to develop a new policy to allow athletes attending the nation’s military academies to play professional sports immediately after graduating. The memo says student-athletes graduating from the academies and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps should be able
6:32 PM ET Michigan added its seventh commitment in four days when ESPN 300 wide receiver A.J. Henning announced for the Wolverines on Wednesday. Michigan held an important recruiting weekend that began June 22, as some of its top targets visited Ann Arbor. Entering the weekend, the Wolverines were ranked outside the top 15 in
4:35 PM ET Florida added a big commitment to its recruiting class Wednesday with ESPN 300 defensive end Antwaun Powell. The No. 28-ranked prospect overall, Powell announced his commitment to Florida on Twitter and held offers from Michigan, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech, among others. Go gators💙🐊 pic.twitter.com/3wsiBKubRU — Antwaun Powell (@TwaunPowell) June 26, 2019 Powell
2:03 PM ET Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech basketball player Deshawn Corprew has been suspended while the school investigates a Title IX complaint against the junior forward. The school said coach Chris Beard suspended Corprew after learning of the allegations. Title IX complaints can involve allegations of sexual misconduct or gender discrimination, but
1:36 PM ET The NCAA Division I Council has adjusted four guidelines used to decide immediate-eligibility waivers, all of which include greater involvement of athletic directors from an athlete’s original school. The guidelines also include potentially more restrictive language for when waiver requests should be granted. Schools now must prove an athlete’s transfer is “due
David Silva announced that next season will be his last at Manchester City. “This is the last [season]. Ten years is enough for me. It’s the perfect time. Initially, we were talking about two years, but I decided to sign another one, so I finished at 10 years,” said Silva. Silva added that he wants
10:38 AM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A former pro football player and his girlfriend have been indicted on murder and 20 felony child abuse charges in the death of the woman’s 5-year-old daughter, court officials said Tuesday. Former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre Marcelle Wood, 28, and Amy Taylor, 26,
1:44 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. Former WNBA standout and Olympic gold medalist DeLisha Milton-Jones is leaving as Pepperdine’s women’s basketball head coach to become an assistant
8:51 AM ET The transfer portal has dominated college football’s offseason, enchanting and infuriating fans along the way. On this we can agree: The portal, like realignment and satellite camps before it, successfully filled the void between the national title game and the start of preseason camps. In a sport lacking a transactional period outside
5:37 PM ET Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — Yale University has settled a lawsuit brought by a former Bulldogs basketball team captain who sued the university after being expelled over sexual misconduct allegations he denied. A federal judge in Hartford on Tuesday dismissed Jack Montague’s lawsuit. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. Yale spokesman
7:21 PM ET Oklahoma State made a significant move in the basketball recruiting world on Tuesday, hiring the older brother of No. 2-ranked rising senior Cade Cunningham as its new assistant coach. Cannen Cunningham, 26, played at SMU from 2011-15, and spent last season at Tulane as the associate director of video operations under Mike
4:08 PM ET NCAA president Mark Emmert recently lobbied two California State Assembly committees to postpone a bill that would allow college athletes to profit off of their likenesses, images and names. The bill is set to be voted on Tuesday, and if passed, would be implemented in 2023. Emmert sent a letter to the
Jun 30, 2019 Here’s your chance to meet legendary North Carolina coach Roy Williams as part of a key early season matchup for the Tar Heels. In addition to meeting the coach and seeing the game, you’ll meet ESPN’s broadcast team and get a behind-the-scenes tour. Bid on this experience at eBay.com/ESPN. This experience gives
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Kieran Tierney from Celtic. The two clubs must negotiate a transfer fee as Arsenal want to offer no more than $22.8 million, though Celtic rates him at over $31 million. Unai Emery sees Tierney’s ability to attack in the same mold as Liverpool’s Andy Robertson.