MLB

Three questions for Astros after World Series loss to Braves

Covers MLB for ESPN.com Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 The Houston Astros made their third World Series appearance in five years, but have now lost in their past two, falling to the Atlanta Braves in this year’s Fall Classic. What does the Astros’ future look like now that their […]

Soccer

MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Saudi cash worse than from white guys in US?

MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America? Newcastle’s owners are treated like crooks, but the Premier League’s principled band don’t mind rubbing along with autocratic regimes Newcastle have received a lot of criticism since their £300m Saudi-led takeover  But Man United use their deal with […]

Tennis

Ally McCoist named Scotland captain for tennis' Battle of the Brits

Football legend Ally McCoist named Scotland captain by Jamie Murray ahead of tennis’ Battle of the Brits match against England The Battle of the Brits is set to take place in Aberdeen on December 21 and 22 Scotland’s team features the Murray brothers, Cam Norrie and Jonny O’Mara Keen tennis fan Ally McCoist will oversee the […]

Сricket

Eddings resigns as CA chair after states withdraw support

Earl Eddings has bowed to the inevitable and quit as Cricket Australia chair ahead of the governing body’s AGM on Thursday, leaving the Coles group director Richard Freudenstein as interim chair. After an unprecedented period of infighting, during which Cricket New South Wales and Queensland Cricket both expressed their desire for a change, Eddings attempted […]

Soccer

How 'weird' Fabio Capello upset England stars Beckham and Hart

How ‘weird’ Fabio Capello upset England stars: Former boss called Joe Hart ‘John’, critiqued his ‘big a***’ and players ‘thought he was d***head’ over an incident with David Beckham, reveals Ben Foster Ben Foster has lifted the lid on life as an England player under Fabio Capello The goalkeeper revealed he would call Three Lions […]

NFL

Falcons’ Ridley won’t travel to London for game

Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley will not travel to London for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets because of an undisclosed personal matter, the team announced Thursday afternoon in a statement. “We […]

Soccer

Ranieri emerges as surprise candidate to succeed Xisco at Watford

Claudio Ranieri emerges as a surprise candidate to succeed Xisco Munoz at Watford, with Premier League-winning boss among the options being considered after Spaniard was axed Watford sacked Xisco Munoz on Sunday just seven games into the season Spanish coach was axed despite securing their Premier League return last term Former Chelsea and Leicester boss […]