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Why Detroit Pistons' Bojan Bogdanovic should make life easier for Cade Cunningham, others

The 33-year-old sharpshooter was in Croatia when news of the trade broke. Three days later, Bojan Bogdanovic was with the Detroit Pistons

Spain snare Nations League semis spot from Portugal
Spain snare Nations League semis spot from Portugal

Alvaro Morata's late strike snatched Spain a 1-0 Nations League victory over Portugal in Braga on Tuesday and sent them into the semi-finals.

Multiple Sixers discuss how James Harden looked on first day of camp
Multiple Sixers discuss how James Harden looked on first day of camp

The Philadelphia 76ers discuss how James Harden looked on the first day of training camp after his summer of work.

Michigan State vs Maryland Prediction, Game Preview
Michigan State vs Maryland Prediction, Game Preview

Michigan State vs Maryland game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Jets place George Fant on injured reserve
Jets place George Fant on injured reserve

Jets place George Fant on injured reserve

PSU in NFL: Week 3 NFL recap from former Nittany Lions
PSU in NFL: Week 3 NFL recap from former Nittany Lions

Here is a look at how former Nittany Lions did in the NFL in Week 3.

Eagles lose veteran offensive tackle Le
Eagles lose veteran offensive tackle Le'Raven Clark to Titans

The Titans have poached veteran OT Le'Raven Clark from the Eagles' practice squad. By Dave Zangaro

Cardinals
Cardinals' Week 3 offensive snap counts and observations vs. Rams

The offense was on the field for 83 snaps against the Rams. Check out the playing time splits for each offensive player.

Jaguars add former Falcons DL Nick Thurman to practice squad
Jaguars add former Falcons DL Nick Thurman to practice squad

The Jaguars added a little defensive line help after the Titans snagged Mario Edwards Jr.

Celtics find some normalcy during 1st training camp practice
Celtics find some normalcy during 1st training camp practice

BOSTON (AP) Joe Mazzulla didn't want his first practice as the Celtics interim coach to feel any different than his previous three years as an assistant. As the entire organization continues to absorb the changes that'll come with the year-long suspension of coach Ime Udoka, what Mazzulla observed most during Boston's first practice was a team eager to get back to some sense of normalcy.

Oklahoma Sooners victims of what ESPN calls the
Oklahoma Sooners victims of what ESPN calls the 'Scott Frost curse?'

No team that's beaten Nebraska in 2022 has won the following week. Hopefully, the Oklahoma Sooners can flip the script on what ESPN dubbed the "Scott Frost curse."

Arthur Smith not surprised by Cordarrelle Patterson
Arthur Smith not surprised by Cordarrelle Patterson's recent success

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith on Cordarrelle Patterson's early-season success: "He's playing really good football"

Titans signing OT Le
Titans signing OT Le'Raven Clark off the Eagles practice squad

With veteran left tackle Taylor Lewan lost for the season, the Tennessee Titans are signing Le'Raven Clark to the active roster off the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad

Banana thrown at Richarlison as Brazil thrash Tunisia
Banana thrown at Richarlison as Brazil thrash Tunisia

Richarlison was the target of a banana thrown from the crowd as Brazil thrashed Tunisia 5-1 in a friendly in Paris on Tuesday, while Neymar edged closer to Pele's all-time scoring record for the five-time world champions.

Boston
Boston's Derrick White has new dad jokes for the 2022-23 NBA season

The known pun fan tried out some new material at Boston's 2022 Media Day.

Titans sign Le
Titans sign Le'Raven Clark, add Joe Schobert to practice squad

The Titans added a pair of veterans on Tuesday, one to the active roster and one to the practice squad.

Cardinals promote LB Jesse Luketa, release S Deionte Thompson
Cardinals promote LB Jesse Luketa, release S Deionte Thompson

The Cardinals now have seven outside linebackers on the roster and only two safeties.

Lions put Tracy Walker on IR, sign Anthony Pittman to active roster
Lions put Tracy Walker on IR, sign Anthony Pittman to active roster

Lions safety Tracy Walker's season came to an end when he tore his Achilles in Sunday's loss to the Vikings and the team made a move to remove him from the active roster on Tuesday. Walker has been placed on the injured reserve list and the Lions announced that they have signed linebacker Anthony Pittman [more]

Nash downplays drama around Kevin Durant
Nash downplays drama around Kevin Durant's demands of Nets

NEW YORK (AP) The final days of a disappointing Brooklyn Nets season ended not with Ben Simmons on the floor with his teammates, but on the floor of his home, the pain from a back injury shooting through his lower body. The Nets would go on to get swept by the Boston Celtics, with Simmons having back surgery shortly thereafter. While Simmons was rehabbing in the summer, Kevin Durant requested a trade - unless coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks were fired.

How two girls softball players helped save a high school football team
How two girls softball players helped save a high school football team's season by suiting up

The Wewoka football team wasn't going to be able to play its game last Friday due to a lack of players until two girls softball players stepped up.

Steph Curry shouts out BTS star Suga for repping Warriors jersey
Steph Curry shouts out BTS star Suga for repping Warriors jersey

The Warriors' wholesome relationship with K-pop stars continues.

Even in defeat, Terps took a step forward against Michigan
Even in defeat, Terps took a step forward against Michigan

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) When the opening kick bounced off return man Tai Felton's helmet for a baffling turnover, Maryland seemed headed toward another face-plant against a top opponent. Maryland ultimately lost 34-27 to No. 4 Michigan on Saturday, but for a program that's been average at best by Big Ten standards, there was a lot of progress in that defeat. Against a team they lost to by 41 points last year, the Terps had the ball and a chance to tie the game with 6:28 remaining.

Florida Football Time Machine: Tebow delivers
Florida Football Time Machine: Tebow delivers 'The Promise' speech

"The Promise" speech Tim Tebow made after losing to Ole Miss in 2008 is still one of the most iconic moments in college football history.

No. 4 Michigan visits Iowa, 'Where top-5 teams go to die'

Michigan heads to Iowa City, Iowa, on Saturday undefeated and ranked No. 4. The Hawkeyes (3-1, 1-0) have a history of knocking off highly-ranked opponents that pay a visit. This will be the ninth time in the Kirk Ferentz era that Iowa has hosted a top five team.

No. 12 Utah hosts dangerous Oregon State

After a near-upset of then-No. 7 Southern Cal, Oregon State will have another opportunity for a statement victory within the Pac-12 this Saturday but must do so on the road against No. 12 Utah. The Beavers (3-1, 0-1) lost 17-14 to the Trojans last week while the Utes (3-0, 1-0) opened conference play with a 34-13 victory at Arizona State. Oregon State could not overcome the four interceptions thrown by Chance Nolan against Southern Cal. His last interception came on the Beavers' final possession at their 46-yard line.

US World Cup worries grow, 0-0 draw vs Saudis in last tuneup
US World Cup worries grow, 0-0 draw vs Saudis in last tuneup

The United States ended its World Cup tuneup matches in unimpressive fashion, playing a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night at Murcia, Spain, that saw oft-injured Gio Reyna come off in the 30th minute because of muscle tightness. Christian Pulisic returned to the depleted U.S. lineup after missing Friday's 2-0 loss to No. 24 Japan with an unspecified injury, among four changes by coach Gregg Berhalter. Ricardo Pepi, inserted at forward in a final audition for the 26-man World Cup roster, had a team-low 13 touches and no shots against the 53rd-ranked Saudis before Jesús Ferreira replaced him in the 59th minute.

Individual, team defense points of emphasis this season for Boston Celtics forward Sam Hauser
Individual, team defense points of emphasis this season for Boston Celtics forward Sam Hauser

"(I'm) just trying to be a great team defender and hold my own when I'm in isolation situations," related the Boston swingman.

Luke Rockhold: Marlon Vera is
Luke Rockhold: Marlon Vera is 'a big f*cking problem' in UFC bantamweight division

Former UFC champ Luke Rockhold is high on Marlon Vera's potential.

USMNT draws Saudi Arabia 0-0 in final friendly before World Cup
USMNT draws Saudi Arabia 0-0 in final friendly before World Cup

The U.S. mens national team tied Saudi Arabia 0-0 on Tuesday in its final international friendly ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

USMNT player ratings vs Saudi Arabia
USMNT player ratings vs Saudi Arabia

The best thing we can say about the United States men's national team's performances in two final World Cup warmups this month? Umm....

Stalemate as USA held by Saudi Arabia
Stalemate as USA held by Saudi Arabia

The United States wrapped up their World Cup preparations with a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

Will Luke Kornet be Celtics
Will Luke Kornet be Celtics' starting center? First practice offers clue

The Celtics have a few options to fill Robert Williams' void in the frontcourt -- one of which is Luke Kornet, who played a prominent role at Boston's first training camp practice.

Washington Wizards, Capitals announce 2022-23 season promotional schedules
Washington Wizards, Capitals announce 2022-23 season promotional schedules

Fans will have multiple opportunities to take home some swag.

2022 Sanderson Farms Championship Thursday tee times, TV and streaming info
2022 Sanderson Farms Championship Thursday tee times, TV and streaming info

Everything you need to know for the first round of the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship.

Military expert on Ukraine
Military expert on Ukraine's chances of stopping Russian nuclear attacks

Ukraine could - albeit not in all cases - destroy Russia's tactical nuclear weapons before they hit their targets, military expert, director of the New...

Kansas, K-State show football still belongs in hoops country
Kansas, K-State show football still belongs in hoops country

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas State barged into the Top 25 after its win at Oklahoma on Saturday night, and there's a good argument to be made that the Wildcats' biggest rival - just down Interstate 70 - deserves to be there, too. As it stands, Kansas is just outside of the rankings. The long-downtrodden Jayhawks are among the 21 of 131 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision that have yet to lose this season.

2022 fantasy baseball awards: Aaron Judge rules with Bonds-like dominance
2022 fantasy baseball awards: Aaron Judge rules with Bonds-like dominance

Aaron Judge's historic dominance, not just in homers but across the board, makes him the runaway fantasy MVP. Plus, an early look at 2023's top 15.

Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch 'hopeful' he can return from concussion this year

Kurt Busch says he hopes to be back racing this year. Busch continues to recover from a concussion after a crash in July.

NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing
NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing

Legendary NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing, just two years after making the switch to the IndyCar Series, which he said was "always a dream."

DFS Dish: Sanderson Farms Championship
DFS Dish: Sanderson Farms Championship

The Country Club of Jackson features speedy, bermuda greens. Josh Culp dives into the data to see who is comfortable on the grainy grass. (Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports)

Ex-Nigeria and Chelsea star John Obi Mikel retires
Ex-Nigeria and Chelsea star John Obi Mikel retires

Former Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel announced his retirement after a long and decorated career on Tuesday, saying "all good things must come to an end".

Texas basketball announces charity exhibition game with Arkansas
Texas basketball announces charity exhibition game with Arkansas

Texas men's basketball is set to host Arkansas in a charity exhibition matchup prior to the start of the 2022-23 season.

The Breakdown: Why Haaland is an unstoppable force
The Breakdown: Why Haaland is an unstoppable force

Joe Prince-Wright analyzes how Erling Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm with 14 goals in his first nine matches in all competitions for Manchester City.

Giovanni Reyna exits USMNT friendly vs Saudi Arabia with apparent injury
Giovanni Reyna exits USMNT friendly vs Saudi Arabia with apparent injury

Injury-haunted Borussia Dortmund man Giovanni Reyna made it just 30 minutes for the USMNT against Saudi Arabia, leaving a scoreless game.

Jamahal Hill: UFC champ Jiri Prochazka a
Jamahal Hill: UFC champ Jiri Prochazka a 'physical freak,' but I have more tools

Jamahal Hill likes how he matches up with UFC light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka.

Jerry Blevins predicts who will be the Mets
Jerry Blevins predicts who will be the Mets' postseason X-Factor | The Mets Pod

On The Mets Pod, Jerry Blevins tells Joe DeMayo who he believes will be the X-Factor for New York in the 2022 playoffs.

2022 NCAA football head coach salaries methodology

USA TODAY Sports requested all forms of compensation and pay reduction for the coach at all 131 NCAA FBS schools.

Why Eagles QB Jalen Hurts was still in the NovaCare Complex at 8 p.m.
Why Eagles QB Jalen Hurts was still in the NovaCare Complex at 8 p.m.

Jalen Hurts' work ethic as a rookie was storied in the halls of the NovaCare Complex - but in Year 3, with the NFL world in his hands, nothing has changed. By Reuben Frank

Notre Dame
Notre Dame's Tommy Rees named to Herbstreit's top performing coaches of Week 4

How impressed were you with Tommy Rees on Saturday?

Cooper Kupp was NFL's 10th-fastest ball carrier in Week 3, topped 20 mph on TD

Cooper Kupp isn't known for his speed, but he was the league's 10th-fastest ball carrier in Week 3 after topping 20 mph


Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash says he's cleared the air with Kevin Durant after tumultuous summer

Nets coach Steve Nash said he and Kevin Durant are on the same page after "an opportunity for us to just clear the air and communication" after a tumultuous summer in which the superstar asked for a trade.

How significant is LeBron James breaking NBA scoring record?

LeBron James is likely to break the NBA's all-time scoring record. Skip and Shannon debate the importance of the feat.

Cowboys' pass-rush bullied the Giants. Here's how Micah Parsons and Co. did it

Dallas has a potential Defensive Player of the Year leading a deep group. But former NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz says there's more to it.

What a Dak Prescott Week 5 return would mean for Cowboys

Cooper Rush has done his job, but if the Cowboys are going to make a run at the Eagles, they need Dak Prescott back soon, writes Ralph Vacchiano.

Boise State Broncos QB Hank Bachmeier to enter transfer portal

Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier told ESPN that he's initiated the process of entering the NCAA transfer portal.

Are Aaron Rodgers' Packers a top-10 team?

The Green Bay Packers are 2-1, but is their respectable start misleading given the teams they've faced?

Giants receiver Sterling Shepard has torn ACL

Wideout Sterling Shepard tore his ACL in the Giants' loss to the Cowboys and will likely miss the rest of the season.

Chicago Bulls' Lonzo Ball can't run, jump without pain as 2nd knee surgery of 2022 looms

Lonzo Ball will have his second knee surgery this year Wednesday, but the Bulls point guard said he believes he won't miss the entire season.

Clay Matthews says he had hoped to finish his career with the Green Bay Packers

Clay Matthews, the Packers' all-time sack leader, had hoped to end his career with the team, but the retired linebacker said talks of a return to Green Bay ultimately fizzled.

The wait on Aaron Judge is actually a treat

Baseball and its fans should relish the chase for the elusive AL home run record.

New York Giants lose top receiver Sterling Shepard to torn ACL

Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in Monday night's game against the Cowboys.

Jimmie Johnson isn't racing full-time, but says "my options are open"

Johnson has enjoyed the freedom to pick and choose where he races. His next pick could include a return to NASCAR for a race or two.

Independent panel: Memphis Tigers basketball coach Penny Hardaway did not violate NCAA rules in providing benefits to prospective student-athletes

An independent panel has ruled that Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway didn't violate NCAA rules by providing benefits to prospective student-athletes, but Memphis is on probation through Sept. 26, 2025 and must pay fines for committing violations.

Phil Mickelson, 3 other golfers ask to be dismissed as plaintiffs in LIV Golf's lawsuit against the PGA Tour

Phil Mickelson, Talor Gooch, Ian Poulter and Hudson Swafford have asked to be dismissed as plaintiffs in LIV Golf's lawsuit against the PGA Tour,

How good is Lamar Jackson? Plus, Bills' new offense, ascending teams

The Bills offense is different, Lamar Jackson is dominating in a new way, and there are new elite offenses. Warren Sharp breaks down the NFL

Arsenal report: Gunners in talks with Bundesliga midfielder

Arsenal are looking to add depth to their midfield and have been in contact with a little-known Bundesliga gem

Liverpool report: Dortmund to agree to Jude Bellingham January swap deal

Liverpool want to sign Jude Bellingham – now reports in Germany claim Borussia Dortmund are entertaining a proposed swap deal

NFL Power Rankings: Dolphins take top spot, Cowboys rise; who's down?

Week 3 of the NFL season was wild and unpredictable. Which teams are up and which are down? David Helman ranks all 32.

Liam Rosenior leaves Derby and plans to continue development as a manager

Former Derby interim boss Liam Rosenior wants to be a manager in his own right after leaving the club following last week’s appointment of Paul Warne.

Manchester United report: Tammy Abraham outlines Premier League return

Manchester United are now best-placed to sign Tammy Abraham, with the former Chelsea star eyeing a move back to England

Everton confirm departure of Allan to Al Wahda for undisclosed fee

Everton have confirmed the departure of midfielder Allan to Abu Dhabi-based side Al Wahda after paperwork on the deal was finalised.

Emma Hayes challenges WSL champions Chelsea to find another level

Emma Hayes has told Chelsea to find ways to master the ever-increasing Women’s Super League challenge.

Gareth Southgate vows to stick to principles as he plots World Cup success

Gareth Southgate vowed to keep doing things his way regardless of the external noise and pressures as the England manager mulls over his World Cup squad selection and plots success in Qatar.

On the plane, in departure area or waiting for call – England’s World Cup squad

Gareth Southgate has plenty to mull over as the England manager selects his World Cup squad.

Ranking college football's 21 remaining unbeaten teams

How do USC, Minnesota and Syracuse (yes, Syracuse) measure up with Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State? We rank the unbeatens from 21 to 1.

Doubts over Alexander-Arnold as Bellingham shines – England’s winners and losers

England’s final game ahead of the World Cup was a scintillating 3-3 Nations League draw against Germany at Wembley on Monday night.

Liverpool report: Barcelona consider swap deal proposal for Roberto Firmino

Liverpool could be offered a Barcelona player in exchange for the Brazil international

CeeDee Lamb, Cooper Rush lead Cowboys team growing up before our eyes

This win wasn't as dramatic as last week's walk-off, but the Cowboys have clearly found a formula that can work.

Nick Sirianni used Kobe Bryant's tone-setting move against Pau Gasol in 2008 Olympics to spur team ahead of game against Carson Wentz, Washington Commanders

Kobe Bryant running through "Pau [Gasol]'s f-ing chest" during an Olympic game in 2008 proved the perfect story for Nick Sirianni, who told it to his Eagles players ahead of Sunday's 24-8 win against Carson Wentz and the Commanders.

Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics set to 'put our best foot forward' under interim coach Joe Mazzulla

Boston interim coach Joe Mazzulla addressed reporters at Celtics media day Monday, saying, "As much as we can stick to the things we were great at last year, and then find areas to improve along the way, I think is the right way to go."

NFL odds Week 4: Early lines for every game

Here's a look at the point spread, moneylines and total over/under for the Week 4 NFL games.

Phoenix Suns in shock as Robert Sarver saga hangs over team entering season

Suns players and brass are still in a state of shock following the results of an NBA investigation that led to the suspension of owner Robert Sarver, who is now seeking to sell the team.

MLB Power Rankings: Can anyone challenge the Dodgers and Astros?

The Astros and Dodgers are cruising into the playoffs. Ben Verlander breaks down his latest MLB top 10 as the postseason picture emerges.

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury calls Anthony Joshua fight off after self-imposed deadline passes; Eddie Hearn says talks still on table

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said on Instagram that he's pulled a proposed Dec. 3 bout in Cardiff, Wales against fellow British heavyweight Anthony Joshua off the table after his self-imposed deadline passed.

Patriots QB Mac Jones has 'pretty severe' high ankle sprain

Patriots QB Mac Jones has a "pretty severe" high ankle sprain and is unlikely to play Sunday, the NFL Network reported.

Behind the Scenes with FOX NFL crew: Rodgers, Brady own spotlight

With Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady taking center stage, the FOX NFL crew captured all the scenes from a battle of legends in Tampa.

Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa not in concussion protocol, coach Mike McDaniel says

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is not in the concussion protocol but is sore with back and ankle injuries ahead of Thursday night's game, coach Mike McDaniel said Monday.

Lamar Jackson looks like a $50M QB, Jaguars step up: Bucky's Breakdown

Bucky Brooks brings you notes and insights from around the league, featuring Lamar Jackson, the surprising Jaguars and a growing bully in Miami.

Top college football prospect T.A. Cunningham ruled eligible to play for California high school after weeks-long transfer drama

On Monday, the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section ruled that T.A. Cunningham, a transfer from Georgia and the No. 33 overall college football prospect in the Class of 2024 ESPN 300, is eligible to play for his California high school.

The NFL's push for parity may make 2022 season a wild ride

We are only three weeks into the NFL season and some weirdly bemusing stuff is happening in the National Football League.

President Joe Biden hosts World Series champion Atlanta Braves at White House

President Joe Biden called the Atlanta Braves' journey to the 2021 World Series an "unstoppable, joyful run," while hosting the team at the White House on Monday.

Why Bills don’t need to worry over loss to Dolphins: AFC East takeaways

Yes, OC Ken Dorsey and Josh Allen lost their cool. But Henry McKenna explains why Miami's win over Buffalo may not be a replicable one.

Michael Sheen delivers another rousing World Cup speech on visit to Wales squad

Hollywood actor Michael Sheen has paid the Wales squad a pre-World Cup visit after his impassioned speech on television.

NFL to replace Pro Bowl with skills competition, flag football game

The NFL will no longer hold the Pro Bowl, instead replacing it with a new-look skills competition and a flag football game.

'He didn't have the love': Ex-Liverpool man blames Jurgen Klopp for Sadio Mane exit

Mane left for Bayern Munich this summer – and one former Reds player has pointed the finger at Klopp over his departure

NFL odds Week 3: Sportsbooks win thanks to Colts, Broncos, upsets

Gambling Insider Patrick Everson recaps a profitable weekend for the sportsbooks thanks to the Colts and other underdogs winning outright.

Relegation risk and Kenny under cosh – 5 talking points as Ireland host Armenia

The Republic of Ireland will bring down the curtain on another difficult Nations League campaign when they welcome Armenia to the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Ukraine v Scotland – Talking points as Scots seek Nations League promotion

Scotland take on Ukraine in their final Nations League Group B1 fixture in Krakow on Tuesday night.

Chelsea report: Juventus in early talks over deal for out-of-favour Christian Pulisic

Chelsea are believed to want more than £30m for Pulisic, who has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge

Everton set a benchmark with West Ham win – Frank Lampard

Everton manager Frank Lampard has told his players they cannot afford to let their standards drop having now recorded their first win of the season.

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