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

Brady, McCaffrey and Wilson top NFL quotes of the week

9:11 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Russell Wilson compares himself to Weapon X, and more from our NFL quotes of the week. ‘I heal quick … I don’t know if it’s Wolverine blood or what.’ Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, on how his healing factor compares to that of the … 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

Panthers dress up for Halloween event with hospital patients

Halloween is less than a week away, and many sports teams are getting into the spirit. The Carolina Panthers are the latest to celebrate, as they hosted their “Halloween Spooktacular” event. Carolina’s 2022 rookies and patients from the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, strutted their stuff while dressed up in costumes featuring various … 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

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

Patriots Bailey Zappe’s ROY award odds go way up

While chants of “Zappe! Zappe! Zappe!” were ringing at Gillette Stadium, a flurry of big bets on New England Patriots quarterback Bailey Zappe hit Caesars Sportsbook, causing the first-year signal caller’s Rookie of the Year odds to move from 50-1 to 5-1 in approximately 30 minutes during the first half of Monday’s game against the … Read more

1-32 poll, stats to know

Welcome to Week 8 of the NFL regular season. Our power panel — a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities — evaluated how teams are stacking up through seven weeks. The New York Jets and New York Giants continue to win while the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue … Read more