After providing a taste of what they can do last season, these pitchers are ready to take their place among MLB's elite.
Looking for some of the game's brightest up-and-coming stars? You're at the right place.
- Bauer accuses Indians of 'character assassination'
- Pitchers Cole, Bauer, Wood win arbitration cases
- Browns sign troubled former Chiefs RB Hunt
- Stauskas, traded 3 times last week, rejoins Cavs
Three and a half months after the pursuit started, here's where things stand with Harper, Machado and their suitors. Plus, updates on Craig Kimbrel, Nolan Arenado and other stars seeking paydays.
Trent Frazier had 15 points and Ayo Dosunmu buried a key 3-pointer with 29 seconds remaining as Illinois held off Ohio State 63-56 Thursday for its fourth win in a row.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
More insight from attorney Tom Mars on Justin Fields' waiver application to Ohio State: "Irrefutable documentation that has nothing to do with racism was presented to the NCAA in support of OSU's request that Justin Fields be given a waiver. That information wasn't critical of -- and didn't reflect poorly on -- the UGA culture, the UGA administration or staff, any particular student, or the student body. And it certainly didn't reflect poorly on Justin or any member of his family. However, that documentation did provide support for the issuance of a waiver under the NCAA's rules."
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Attorney Tom Mars to ESPN about NCAA reviewing guidelines for immediate-eligibility waivers: "If people think the percentage of waivers granted is too high, the number of waivers that have been granted might just be a reflection of how the football coaching staffs are treating their players. It doesn't necessarily mean the NCAA is being too lenient."
After beating Cleveland in arbitration for the second year in a row, pitcher Trevor Bauer said the Indians ended the hearing by using "character assassination" tactics against him.
These under-the-radar players could open some eyes during spring training and make some noise in the majors before the year is out.
Nothing says "I love you" like an exquisite pun from your significant other's favorite NFL team. Here are some of the best from around the league, including from the league's leading Casanova, the Atlanta Falcons.
Most of the business conducted at the Combine occurs after hours.
D'Angelo Russell scored 14 of his 36 points in the third overtime and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the Cleveland Cavaliers 148-139 on Wednesday night.
Gerrit Cole (Astros), Trevor Bauer (Indians) and Alex Wood (Reds) all won their arbitration cases Wednesday, giving players a 6-3 lead in decisions this year.
Cleveland brings back one of baseball's best starting fives this year, but at a cost: Mustering offense from the outfield will be tricky.
Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer
Kareem Hunt's contract with the Browns breaks down this way, according to my colleague Field Yates: A base salary of $645,000, a $25,000 bonus for each game that he's active, and a $55,000 workout bonus. The maximum would be $1.1 million, though given Hunt will be suspended part of the year he will not earn that maximum figure. If he's active 10 games (and suspended six), Hunt would earn $629,411; if he's available for offseason workouts it would go up to $684,411. The total would go up or down depending on the length of Hunt's suspension, and when it is announced. Hunt was due to earn $678,750 in Kansas City.
The Browns are giving running back Kareem Hunt a second chance. Here's what needs to happen for him to play again and what that means for Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson.