NFL Week 7 takeaways – Lessons, big questions for every game

5:00 PM ET NFL NationESPN It’s Week 7 of the 2022 NFL season, and here are our weekly game takeaways. On Thursday night, the Arizona Cardinals‘ offense came alive at home against the New Orleans Saints. Sunday came with a few surprises: Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ offense struggled against a Carolina Panthers … Read more

‘I told you guys Islam Makhachev is the best’ — Khabib’s words prove prophetic in UFC 280 master class

By becoming UFC lightweight champion Saturday, Islam Makhachev fulfilled a prophecy. Maybe it was really just a lifelong friend expressing faith and brotherhood, but when Khabib Nurmagomedov briefly interrupted a Makhachev news conference three years ago, it felt like something far more consequential. Let’s call it a coronation-in-waiting. Nurmagomedov was still the champion then, having … Read more

UFC 280 takeaways — O’Malley belongs among elite, Sterling’s bizarre title run continues

5:21 PM ET Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Marc Raimondi What can we take away from a fascinating slate of title fights and marquee matchups at UFC 280? Marc Raimondi and Brett Okamoto offer up their thoughts from a highlight-packed … Read more

UFC 280 Oliveira vs. Makhachev

When Khabib Nurmagomedov vacated the UFC’s lightweight championship and retired from mixed martial arts two years ago, the sport’s expectations turned to his longtime teammate and protégé, Islam Makhachev. And now his time has come. Makhachev (22-1) will attempt to win the UFC’s 155-pound title on Saturday when he meets Charles Oliveira (33-8) in the … Read more

Viewers guide to Lightning-Panthers matchup on ESPN+

7:05 AM ET ESPN staff ESPN’s slate of exclusive broadcasts continues on Friday with the first matchup in the Battle of Florida for 2022-23. The Florida Panthers are hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning, with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and Hulu. As an added bonus, there will be a Star Watch alternate … Read more

NFL Week 7 picks, schedule, odds, injuries, stats, fantasy tips

7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The Week 7 NFL schedule for the 2022 season is stacked with great matchups, and we have you covered with what you need to know heading into the weekend. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the biggest keys to every game and a bold prediction for each matchup. Additionally, ESPN … Read more

NBA Opening Night live highlights, reactions and takeaways

The NBA is back! The 2022-23 season tips off with a doubleheader. First up, the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Boston Celtics in an early clash of Eastern Conference contenders. The Celtics are the defending conference champs, while the Sixers are looking to end a Finals drought that has lasted more than two decades. Out … Read more

Chargers rally, escape with 19-16 overtime win over Broncos

11:52 PM ET Lindsey Thiry Close ESPN Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball Jeff Legwold Close ESPN Senior Writer Covered Broncos for nine years for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News Previously covered Steelers, Bills and Titans Member of … Read more

NFL Week 6 takeaways – Lessons, big questions for every game

5:00 PM ET NFL NationESPN Welcome to Week 6 of the 2022 NFL season, where no top-10 team is safe. The Green Bay Packers‘ offense was silent in a loss to the New York Jets — one week after losing to the New York Giants. Speaking of the Giants, they handed Lamar Jackson and the … Read more