Giants OL Nick Gates activated year after breaking leg, source says

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The fairy-tale comeback for New York Giants offensive lineman Nick Gates has reached its latest chapter. He will be added to the team’s active roster Wednesday, a source told ESPN. Gates broke his left fibula and tibia in Week 2 of last season, a gruesome injury that saw his leg facing … Read more

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown, Rams’ Aaron Donald leaving Donda Sports

8:10 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald both announced Tuesday night that they are leaving Donda Sports, the agency founded by the artist formerly known as Kanye West, due to antisemitic comments he recently made. The announcements came hours after Adidas terminated its relationship … Read more

Miami Marlins hire Skip Schumaker as new manager

The Miami Marlins have hired Skip Schumaker as the team’s new manager, the team announced Tuesday. A first-time manager, Schumaker played 11 seasons in the majors, with the first eight coming with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a part of two World Series-winning Cardinals teams in 2006 and 2011. “As we continue to grow … Read more

Deshaun Watson’s attorneys offer evidence to undermine lawsuit

11:39 PM ET John Close Joined ESPN in June 2003 Winner: 2013 Peabody Award; 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award/Video Investigative Reporting Covers breaking news, investigative pieces and human interest features Attorneys for Deshaun Watson filed a series of court exhibits Monday, which they’ve offered as evidence to undermine allegations from the latest woman to … Read more

Vegas forward Phil Kessel sets NHL record for consecutive games

And now Phil Kessel stands alone. Kessel became the NHL’s new “iron man” on Tuesday — and did so in style, scoring his 400th career goal in the Vegas Golden Knights‘ 4-2 win over the Sharks in San Jose. The 35-year-old winger has now appeared in 990 consecutive games, a streak that started Nov. 3, … Read more

Refs weren’t seeking Buccaneers WR Mike Evans’ autograph

A postgame interaction between two game officials and Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans did not involve a request for an autograph, the NFL said in a statement Tuesday. Following the Buccaneers’ 21-3 loss Sunday to the Carolina Panthers, 1340 AM Fox Sports captured video of side judge Jeff Lamberth and line judge Tripp Sutter … Read more

Cowboys trade for Raiders DT Johnathan Hankins

FRISCO, Texas — Looking to shore up the their run defense, the Dallas Cowboys acquired defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and a 2024 seventh-round pick from the Las Vegas Raiders for a 2023 sixth-round pick on Tuesday. The Cowboys have allowed 117 or more rushing yards in five of their seven games and rank 20th in … Read more

Chiefs DE Frank Clark suspended for two games by NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark has been suspended by the NFL for two games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Clark’s suspension begins immediately. The Chiefs (5-2) have their bye this week, so Clark will miss games in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans and Week 10 against the Jacksonville … Read more

Oscar Tshiebwe anticipates playing Kentucky’s season opener

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky forward and consensus national player of the year Oscar Tshiebwe said Tuesday he “absolutely” anticipates being ready for the No. 4 Wildcats’ season opener after having a procedure on his right knee earlier this month. The 6-foot-9 senior spoke publicly for the first time since Wildcats coach John Calipari announced on … Read more

Russian court rejects Brittney Griner’s appeal of 9-year sentence

MOSCOW — A Russian court on Tuesday upheld the nine-year prison sentence handed to American basketball star Brittney Griner for drug possession, rejecting her appeal. Griner, an eight-time All-Star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted Aug. 4 after police found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her … Read more