Ex-top recruit Emoni Bates has 30 in Eastern Michigan debut

In Eastern Michigan’s 88-83 loss to No. 22 Michigan in Detroit on Friday night, Emoni Bates looked like the player who had once been hyped as a future NBA star, scoring 30 points and almost leading his team to an upset. Bates, the No. 3 recruit in the 2021 class who played at Memphis last […]

Fight breaks out during head shot review in Lightning-Capitals

WASHINGTON — While officials reviewed Capitals forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel’s check to the head of Lightning defenseman Cal Foote, Tampa Bay’s Patrick Maroon dropped the gloves with Washington’s Garnet Hathaway during the lengthy stoppage. That was just the start of the fisticuffs as tensions boiled over Friday night between these teams, which face off again Sunday […]

Updated 2023 WNBA mock draft

7:30 PM ET M.A. VoepelESPN.com Close M.A. 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 lottery balls finally went their way, and there’s little doubt which player the Indiana Fever will select with the WNBA’s […]

Mets’ deal with Edwin Diaz has deferred payments until 2042

NEW YORK — Edwin Díaz’s $102 million, five-year contract with the New York Mets includes $26.5 million in deferred payments that he won’t completely receive until 2042 and also has a club option for 2028 that could make the deal worth $118.25 million over six seasons. Díaz’s deal, announced Wednesday, set a record for dollars […]

‘Competing visions’ reason for Jerry Tillery cut, coach says

6:42 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball COSTA MESA, Calif. – On Friday, a day after the Los Angeles Chargers unceremoniously cut former first-round pick Jerry Tillery, Bolts coach Brandon Staley said it had […]

REPORT: Gisele Bündchen Buys Home Right Across From Ex-Husband Tom Brady

Gisele Bündchen has reportedly purchased a home directly across from Tom Brady despite just recently settling their divorce. The ink is barely dry on their divorce papers, but Bündchen has seemingly already closed on her $11.5 million Miami Beach mansion, which is reportedly situated across the creek from where Brady is in the midst of […]

Georgia Democrats Rip Stacey Abrams After Second Failed Campaign: ‘Stacey Must Own Some Of This’

Georgia Democrats criticized former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams following her defeat to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, arguing her national political ambitions derailed her state-level campaign, The New York Times reported. Abrams was catapulted to national fame during her failed 2018 gubernatorial campaign, resulting in speculation about a presidential run as well as an enormous […]

Sabrina Ionescu hired as Ducks’ director of athletic culture

4:45 PM ET M.A. VoepelESPN.com Close M.A. 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. New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu, the No. 1 pick in the 2020 WNBA draft, has taken an offseason job with […]

Obama Presidential Center Construction Suspended After Alleged Noose Found At Site

Construction crews suspended work on the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, Illinois, Thursday morning after a noose was allegedly found at the location. Following the discovery, Lakeside Alliance, the company tasked with constructing the center, told police that a noose had been found on site and suspended all construction on the $830 million project celebrating […]