Follow live: Xavi, Barcelona looking to advance to Round of 16

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 15:47:05 EST)

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Tiger to play in PNC next week with son, Charlie

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 15:48:37 EST)

Tiger Woods is returning to competition next week with 12-year-old son, Charlie, in the PNC Championship, he tweeted Wednesday.

Emmert: Trust issues 'worse' throughout NCAA

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 15:48:37 EST)

Mark Emmert said relations between leagues and individuals are "worse today" than at any time during his 11-year tenure as NCAA president and that "you've got a big problem" if NCAA members can't have an environment built on trust and good communication.

Zeke on knee: Playing unless dragged off field

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 15:48:37 EST)

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott said Wednesday that he had an MRI last week on his knee that showed the injury is "healing up" and said "You are going to have to drag me off the field" for him not to play.

Sources: Ole Miss OC Lebby heading to Sooners

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 15:48:37 EST)

Jeff Lebby, who guided the Ole Miss offense to a top-5 ranking nationally in each of two seasons as offensive coordinator under Lane Kiffin, will take on the same role at Oklahoma, sources told ESPN.

Ex-NFL player Foster dies while in police custody

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 15:48:37 EST)

Former New Orleans Saints player Glenn Foster Jr., 31, died after his arrest and a fight with officers in jail. Alabama authorities are investigating the incident.

Bears' Fields cleared, will start at QB vs. Packers

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 15:48:37 EST)

Justin Fields has been cleared to return from his rib injury and will start at QB for the Bears on Sunday, coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday.

Seahawks safety Adams to miss rest of season

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 15:48:37 EST)

The Seahawks' Jamal Adams, who signed a $70 million extension in August that made him the NFL's highest-paid safety, will miss the rest of the season with a torn labrum.

OK senator seeks 3 inches of Lincoln Riley Hwy.

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 15:48:37 EST)

Oklahoma Senator Bill Coleman has proposed an "appropriate goodbye" to USC's new football coach with a bill that would rename 3 inches of State Highway 325 in the panhandle as "Lincoln Riley Highway."

The 2021 college football All-America team

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 08:21:14 EST)

Here are our picks for the best players in the country at every position, including Alabama's Will Anderson Jr. and Bryce Young.

Caitlin Clark, Ashley Joens and why Iowa-Iowa State knows no bounds

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 14:52:41 EST)

They're two of the best players in the country. Now, for maybe the last time in college, Iowa natives Caitlin Clark and Ashley Joens will share a court when the Hawkeyes visit the Cyclones.

NHL Power Rankings: The biggest surprise of 2021-22 for every team

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 11:11:38 EST)

How high can the Maple Leafs go? Plus, we run down the shocks of the season for all 32 teams.

Sean O'Malley: I'm the 'unranked champ' of the UFC

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 12:39:00 EST)

O'Malley knows he's a star in a sport that has yet to give him the ranking he feels he deserves.

Could we really get a Patriots-Bucs rematch in the Super Bowl? What it could look like

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 15:06:08 EST)

With the Patriots' Monday night victory in windswept Buffalo, New England assumes the role of AFC favorite and could be on a collision course with defending champ Tampa Bay and former Patriot Tom Brady.

Tannenbaum's QB rankings: Tom Brady continues to defy time, Gardner Minshew finds some magic

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 10:20:54 EST)

Here are Mike Tannenbaum's NFL QB ratings and what he saw on the field under center this week, including a big win for Gardner Minshew and another TD-filled day for Tom Brady.

Updated Power Rankings: Are the Cardinals the NFL's best team?

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 10:20:54 EST)

December is when reputations are made and maintained

Fiesta Bowl: Key players and matchups for Notre Dame and Oklahoma State

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 10:47:39 EST)

Oklahoma State was a yard away from a potential College Football Playoff berth. The Cowboys will now face the Marcus Freeman-led Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Peach Bowl: Star power on display in Pitt-Michigan State

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 10:47:39 EST)

Kenneth Walker III and Kenny Pickett make for an intriguing matchup of offensive firepower.

UConn and Tennessee reach Top 5 in the men's and women's combined college basketball rankings

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 09:51:12 EST)

These schools have double the chances of making a run in March Madness 2022.

Vasiliy Lomachenko can win his way back to the top at 135 against Richard Commey -- but what if he loses?

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 13:41:56 EST)

Vasiliy Lomachenko faces Richard Commey, and the stakes are higher than a few days ago after disappointing performances for the rest of the top lightweights.

Tim Kurkjian is a Hall of Famer! Here's what makes him so great

(Tue, 7 Dec 2021 17:32:25 EST)

As Cooperstown calls for our colleague, we share a few favorite memories of working alongside him.

Ledezma's nightmare year: How PSV, USMNT hopeful returned from ACL tear

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 12:43:05 EST)

Ledezma had just made his first U.S. appearance and was breaking in at his club, PSV. Then an injury threatened it all. Here's how he made it back.

Has Messi overtaken Pele's career goals record? It depends whom you ask

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 08:31:16 EST)

Lionel Messi scored his 758th goal, leading to claims he has surpassed Pele. But there are many different figures for the Brazil great's own total.

Transfer Talk: Adeyemi the heir to Haaland's Dortmund throne?

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 12:43:17 EST)

Salzburg's Karim Adeyemi has reportedly been identified as Erling Haaland's successor at Dortmund. Transfer Talk has the latest.

Why Hamilton vs. Verstappen has been one of F1's all-time great rivalries

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 13:55:00 EST)

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen's title fight has been incredible. Ahead of their winner-takes-all showdown, here's all the reasons why the stars aligned for an epic battle this year.

Week 14 rankings

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 13:02:20 EST)

Weekly individual and composite rankings for each position in PPR and non-PPR formats.

NFL MVP watch: Can anyone catch Tom Brady?

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 15:04:28 EST)

Brady is the favorite, but are there better values out there? Doug Kezirian breaks down the main candidates.

Why 169 former NFL players have turned to coaching high school football

(Tue, 7 Dec 2021 07:25:16 EST)

There's a surprising number of former NFL players who have become high school head coaches and even more who've been assistants. We chased down some of their stories.

Long-term expansion questions hover, but no playoff debate needed this year

(Tue, 7 Dec 2021 15:34:01 EST)

The playoff pairings are the way they should be -- with the top four teams facing off.

How to overcome the bite of the injury bug

(Wed, 8 Dec 2021 15:35:38 EST)

John Cregan offers up the strategy for fantasy managers to deploy in their leagues, and the mindset to have, as injuries continue to mount around the NBA.