Pac-12 referee Chris Coyte, whose decision to eject Kentucky running back Benny Snell from the Music City Bowl was widely criticized, received a barrage of threatening calls to his cell and office phones, sources told ESPN.
Wide receiver Kevin Stepherson, running backs Deon McIntosh and CJ Holmes, and defensive tackle Brandon Tiassum were dismissed by Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Tuesday.
The Bulls Zach LaVine joins the Waddle and Silvy! He discusses his return to the court, playing with the young team, and his time in Chicago so far.
Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han, Bobby Marks, Chris Forsberg and Nick Friedell break down the postgame fracas in LA (2:10), officiating difficulties (11:05), most calculated players (20:30) and if the Clippers and Rockets are rivals (25:05). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Han answer listener questions (36:05).
We weren't sure what to make of Tampa Bay's summer moves during the preseason. Now? It looks like another brilliant set of transactions by GM Steve Yzerman, Julien BriseBois & Co. Here's how every team's offseason acquisitions look now.
Greg Wyshynski ESPN
On the fence about watching Winter Olympic men's hockey without NHL players? Sweden just gave you a considerable enticement: Frölunda HC's Rasmus Dahlin, the brilliant 17-year-old defenseman and expected 2018 first overall pick, made the cut for the national team. He joins a roster with several familiar names to NHL fans, including goalie Jhonas Enroth, who last played for the Los Angeles Kings; Viktor Stalberg, formerly of the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators; and Linus Omark, perhaps best known for his viral YouTube shootout goals … less so for his time with the Edmonton Oilers. Sweden might be the prohibitive favorite for gold.
Case Keenum, Harrison Smith and Mike Zimmer were voted the NFC North's best by ESPN's reporters, with the Bears' Tarik Cohen taking rookie honors.
Few paid much attention last March when the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year contract for $2 million -- but that move became one of the most pivotal of the 2017 season. Here's how every team's offseason acquisitions look now.
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Lauri Markkanen needed just 41 games to hit 100 3-pt FG. It's the fewest games needed to reach the mark since the 3-pt line was introduced in 1979-80.
James Palmer Jr. hit a 3-pointer just before the buzzer to give Nebraska a 64-63 win over Illinois on Monday night.
Sam Hauser was 5 of 10 from 3-point range and scored 19 points on Monday night to help Marquette beat DePaul 70-52.
Bulls forward Niko Mirotic, on the first day he could be traded, said speculation around his future in Chicago has been a motivating factor as he continues the best stretch of his NBA career.
Zach LaVine scored 18 points in his second game for Chicago, Justin Holiday made a career-best seven 3s and scored 25 points, and the Bulls ended the Miami Heat's seven-game winning streak with a 119-111 victory Monday.
Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer
Bulls close nicely in the 2nd. Zach LaVine completes a four point play just before the buzzer. He's got 13 points. Bobby Portis has eight points in 10 minutes.
Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer
Zach LaVine off to another nice start early here. He's got seven points and two assists in four minutes. Looking for his offense. He's still on a 20 minute limit for the game.
These players are likely peaking, and their teams -- including the Bulls, Knicks and Lakers -- should look to swing a deal before the deadline passes.
Bobby Marks ESPN
Trade restrictions have now been lifted for the following: Cristiano Felicio, Nikola Mirotic, Kyle Korver, Mason Plumlee, Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala, Blake Griffin, JaMychal Green, Tony Snell, Jrue Holiday, Andre Roberson, Patty Mills, Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry, Joe Ingles and Otto Porter. Mirotic must consent to any trade and would lose his bird rights if traded. Porter must consent and cannot be traded to Brooklyn.
Robert Johnson scored 17 points and Juwan Morgan scored all eight points in the second half to lead the Indiana Hoosiers past Northwestern 66-46 on Sunday.
Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi each had a goal and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the sloppy Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Sunday.