MMA

UFC adds Thompson-Muhammad to Dec. 18 card

MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun The UFC has added a welterweight matchup between Stephen Thompson and Belal Muhammad to its event on Dec. 18 in Las Vegas, both fighters confirmed on Thursday. The 170-pound contest will take place on the final UFC Fight Night event of […]

NFL

Cardinals WR Green returns from COVID-19 list

The Arizona Cardinals activated veteran wide receiver A.J. Green from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. Green was placed on the list Nov. 3 and missed the Cardinals’ 31-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The Cardinals (8-1) were also without starting quarterback Kyler Murray and top wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in that game. Murray said Wednesday […]

NFL

Sources: OBJ may not pick team until after Sun.

There are teams talking to Odell Beckham Jr. that believe the free-agent wide receiver will wait until the games are complete on Sunday before he makes his final decision, league sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini on Thursday. Beckham, who cleared waivers Tuesday after being released by the Cleveland Browns on Monday, was still sorting through […]

NFL

Cowboys’ Lamb confused by NFL’s ‘weird’ fines

Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb has been fined nearly $50,000 this season for uniform violations and a wave after his walk off winning touchdown against the New England Patriots, […]

NHL

GM Murray on leave as Ducks open investigation

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The Anaheim Ducks have placed executive vice president and general manager Bob Murray on administrative leave, pending “an ongoing investigation related to professional conduct,” the team announced Tuesday. Murray, 66, has been with the organization since 2005. The team said it “recently became aware of accusations of improper […]

NFL

Bears’ Marsh calls out ref’s ‘hip-check’ before flag

Dickerson covers the Chicago Bears for ESPN’s NFL Nation. He is the co-host of “Dickerson & Hood” on the ESPN Radio national network, and is heard in Chicago on ESPN 1000. PITTSBURGH — Bears linebacker Cassius Marsh accused official Tony Corrente of “hip-checking” him moments before Corrente flagged Marsh for taunting in the fourth quarter […]

NFL

Huskers stick with Frost, restructure coach’s deal

College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Scott Frost will return as Nebraska’s coach in 2022 with a restructured contract, athletic director Trev Alberts announced Monday. Frost is 15-27 at Nebraska and will miss a bowl game for the fourth consecutive season, as the Cornhuskers dropped to 3-7 following Saturday’s 26-17 […]

NFL

Raiders cut CB Arnette after video with threats

Covered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports Illustrated HENDERSON, Nev. — The Las Vegas Raiders have waived second-year cornerback Damon Arnette, a first-round pick in 2020, after video surfaced this weekend of Arnette making […]

NFL

LaFleur says QB Love’s struggles ‘falls on me’

Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jordan Love started slowly, struggled against the blitz and managed just one touchdown in his first start as the Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback. But coach Matt LaFleur […]

Horse Racing

Larson wins 1st NASCAR title in return from ban

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kyle Larson won. That was the expected result of NASCAR’s season-ending championship race, right? Larson closed his comeback season in NASCAR with his first championship Sunday, as he capped his return from a nearly yearlong suspension with a title-winning victory at Phoenix Raceway. “I can’t believe it,” Larson said, his voice quivering. […]