Month: December 2022

3:26 PM ET RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Cristiano Ronaldo wanted a Champions League swan song in the football cathedrals of Madrid, Milan or Munich, playing on the biggest stage with and against the most famous players in the game. Instead, the floodlights will fade on his glittering career at Mrsool Park, Al-Nassr’s compact stadium in
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11:46 AM ET Georgia remained the favorite against Ohio State in Saturday’s second College Football Playoff semifinal, but the point spread was moving toward the underdog Buckeyes on reports of big wagers by influential bettors. Multiple sportsbooks reported taking bets on Ohio State from professional bettors Friday, causing the line to move from Georgia -6.5
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12:21 PM ET The Colorado Avalanche have activated star center Nathan MacKinnon off injured reserve ahead of Saturday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. MacKinnon has not played since Dec. 5 because of an upper-body injury that forced him out of a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. He was placed on IR the following day.
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10:11 AM ET SAITAMA, Japan — AJ McKee felt a bit of pressure heading to the ring Saturday night. And it wasn’t just the weight of the black samurai costume he wore for his elaborate walk out. With a McKee win, his Bellator promotion would sweep its competition with Japan’s Rizin. On top of that,
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3:17 AM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Giants executive Farhan Zaidi said the club expressed concerns to Carlos Correa‘s representative immediately when an issue arose with the shortstop’s physical exam that led to the deal collapsing. Zaidi, San Francisco’s president of baseball operations, spoke publicly Friday for the first time since the $350 million,
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5:59 AM ET SAITAMA, Japan — Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring again in 2023. The boxing legend announced Saturday that he has a deal in place with Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation to compete next year. Pacquiao made the announcement in the ring during Rizin’s New Year’s Eve card at Saitama Super Arena outside
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9:10 PM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Minutes after Taylor Rogers insisted that he and identical twin Tyler are way past their days of pulling pranks, his brother did just that. “We’re not tricksters,” Taylor had declared. Then, just as Taylor began to finish his introductory video call with the Giants, joining the same
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12:33 AM ET ESPN News Services MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 43 points and 20 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 123-114 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Antetokounmpo finished two points off his season high and also had five assists to join Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin
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7:57 PM ET Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. will not be suspended for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Colts receiver Ashton Dulin that resulted in his ejection from Monday night’s game in Indianapolis, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Friday. As part of its internal review of plays, the NFL agreed with the
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