5:34 PM ET ESPN News Services LYNCHBURG, Va. — Liberty coach Hugh Freeze will make his coaching debut for the Flames in a hospital bed set up in the coaches’ box on Saturday night. The bed is being used to support his healing back. The Flames are hosting No. 22 Syracuse in what is arguably
3:43 AM ET Associated Press RENO, Nev. — When Nevada quarterback Carson Strong and kicker Brandon Talton attended high school in Vacaville, California, neither paid too close attention to each other. They were a year apart, and both attended rival high schools. But last year, when they met up in Vacaville at a football game,
Aug 29, 2019 LOS ANGELES — A day before Pac-12 media day in mid-July, two of the country’s best players, Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin and Utah defensive end Bradlee Anae, got to talking. “We were like, ‘Hey, we got to bring the Pac back. We’ve got to get this thing going,'” Benjamin said.
8:00 AM ET The first full weekend of college football is finally here. Defending national champion Clemson already has a victory after blasting Georgia Tech 52-14 on Thursday night. No. 2 Alabama figures to rout Duke in Atlanta on Saturday, and No. 3 Georgia travels to Vanderbilt on Saturday night. We’ll have to wait until
Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade claimed that Bruno Fernandes is heading to Real Madrid for $76.8 million. “Raphinha must be off the market because Bruno Fernandes is off to [Real] Madrid for 70 million euros,” said Prade at a press conference. Fiorentina had been pursuing Sporting Lisbon striker Raphinha, though Prade said that the move was unlikely
The 2019-20 Europa League group stage draw was set on Friday: Group A: Sevilla, Apoel, Qarabag, Dudelange Group B: Dynamo Kyiv, Copenhagen, Malmo, Lugano Group C: FC Basel, Krasnodar, Getafe, Trabzonspor Group D: Sporting CP, PSV , Rosenborg, LASK Group E: Lazio, Celtic, Rennes, CFR Cluj Group F: Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liège, Vitoria FC
2:59 PM ET Iowa sophomore wide receiver Oliver Martin is eligible for the 2019 season after the NCAA and the Big Ten approved his waiver request. Martin, who grew up near Iowa’s campus in Coralville, Iowa, transferred from Michigan earlier this summer and has been practicing with the Hawkeyes. The NCAA approved his immediate-eligibility waiver
Virgil van Dijk was named the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, beating out Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the top prize. “I’m very proud to get this trophy. It’s credit to everyone who has helped me. I need to thank my team-mates, without them I would not have achieved what I have achieved.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Mason Mount each earned their first national team call-up for Gareth Southgate’s England squad. “We tracked him very closely last year and thought he had an outstanding season but we wanted him to stay with the under-21 group, he has adapted well and quickly to a high-profile move,” said Southgate of Wan-Bissaka.
11:31 AM ET The season opener between Florida State and Boise State has been moved from Jacksonville to Tallahassee because of the impending threat of Hurricane Dorian, Broncos coach Bryan Harsin confirmed Friday. Dorian is expected to impact the east coast of Florida, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has already declared a state of emergency.
8:00 AM ET Oregon coach Mario Cristobal wants to talk about Auburn‘s cornerbacks and how long and athletic they are. He wants to talk about the safeties and linebackers, too, if we’d only give him a chance. Twice in the past week he has been asked about the talent the Tigers have up front on
Aug 19, 2019 Now that the preseason AP Top 25 poll is here, the race for the College Football Playoff gets another step closer. So it’s never too early to ask: What’s the scenario for each of the Top 25 teams to reach the CFP? 1. Clemson Tigers The path to the playoff is a
If Dabo has one true gift, it’s his ability to somehow convince the world that he’s an underdog, even after two national championships in three years. Earlier this spring, Swinney noted that, heck, his Tigers had never won back-to-back titles. That’s the type of thing only big, bad Alabama does, and here’s “little old Clemson”
3:14 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — The NCAA has granted Georgia Tech defensive back Myles Sims‘ appeal for immediate eligibility, making him available for the Yellow Jackets’ opener at Clemson on Thursday night. Sims transferred to Georgia Tech in May. The Atlanta native redshirted as a true freshman at Michigan last season. He will
3:27 PM ET Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Isaiah Stokes has transferred to Memphis to play for his old AAU coach Penny Hardaway after spending the past two seasons at Florida. Memphis announced Stokes’ arrival Wednesday. Hardaway coached Stokes in the Amateur Athletic Union before being hired by the Tigers in March 2018, and the
Christian Pulisic will join the USMNT for two friendlies against Mexico and Uruguay. “Along the lines of progress, the starting point for the roster is we’re able to maintain a core group of main players from the Gold Cup and continue building. We are also bringing some new players into the fold that we feel
Messi will not return to Barcelona until after the international break as he recovers from a calf injury. He will sit out this weekend’s match at Osasuna, but will likely return on September 14th against Valencia. Argentina have matches against Chile and Mexico on September 5th and September 10th.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has joked about returning to Manchester United following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez. “I could play easy in the Premier League, so if United need me, I’m here,” he said. “But Galaxy has me, so I’m sorry. “Nah, I did my job in Europe. I enjoyed it, I have 33
7:30 AM ET Bill ConnellyESPN Considering Alabama had played one game in the past month-plus leading up to the title game, the whole “Did the SEC grind wear Alabama down heading into the national title game?” line of questioning that emerged from this year’s media days circuit was mostly nonsense. That said, so was Clemson
12:16 AM ET Members of the Lyon College football team in Arkansas shaved their heads in support of the team’s offensive coordinator, Kris Sweet, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. The program’s Twitter account posted a video of the players surprising their coach. Recently our Offensive Coordinator, Kris Sweet, was diagnosed with cancer. So members
6:06 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — IUPUI men’s basketball coach Jason Gardner has resigned following his arrest on drunken driving charges in suburban Hamilton County. IUPUI spokesman Ed Holdaway on Tuesday said the decision for Gardner to step down was mutual. Gardner was lodged in the Hamilton County Jail over the weekend and released
4:26 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jim Haney, the longtime executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, said Tuesday he plans to retire next year after five decades of involvement in the game. Haney took over the organization in 1992, and oversaw the development of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall
10:36 AM ET LSU sophomore defensive back Kelvin Joseph, one of the Tigers’ prized recruits in 2018, is transferring to Kentucky. Joseph, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, changed his Twitter biography to say “DB at the University of Kentucky” and seemed to confirm his intentions with a tweet Monday night. @BBN I NEED SHOUTOUT — Kelvin
9:01 AM ET The Mountain West will be the first league in college basketball to have access to real-time analytics during games after the NCAA granted the conference a waiver to employ that technology for the 2019-20 season. The waiver applies only to conference games. Electronic transmission of information during games is currently prohibited by
8:03 AM ET Associated Press (STATS) — New Hampshire football will begin the 2019 season without the person who’s synonymous with the program, 21st-year head coach Sean McDonnell. McDonnell, 62, has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the team for health-related reasons, UNH athletic director Marty Scarano announced Monday night. Associate head coach Ricky
5:54 PM ET Associated Press LYNCHBURG, Va. — New Liberty coach Hugh Freeze still doesn’t know if he will be on the sidelines for his debut with the Flames against No. 22 Syracuse Saturday night. Right now, he’s not even on the field. He is helping to run practices from a hotel room. Freeze had
Josep Maria Bartomeu and Barcelona are prepared to launch one more bid for Neymar. The club are prepared to make a $188 million loan bid for Neymar. Barcelona also want to add Ousmane Dembele to sweeten the offer. Recent injuries to Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani may have thrown a wrench in PSG’s desire to
3:48 PM ET Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Shea Patterson is set to start for No. 7 Michigan in its season opener Saturday night against Middle Tennessee, though coach Jim Harbaugh says he would like backup Dylan McCaffrey to play as well. Patterson threw for 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns last season, his first
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Pep Guardiola heaped praise upon David Silva after Manchester City’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth. “He played incredibly well. David in this kind of game – with a defence so deep and with such few spaces – is so good. He’s one of the best players I’ve ever seen,” said Guardiola. Silva began the move for