New England fell short of winning its sixth Lombardi trophy in 2017. But the path back shouldn't be difficult. Here are five offseason moves to improve each AFC East team.
Los Angeles Teams
Chimezie Metu scored 21 points, Jordan McLaughlin added 18 and USC beat Colorado 75-64 on Wednesday night.
- Yanks ship OF Blash to Halos for player or cash
- Coyotes get goalie Kuemper in deal with Kings
- Melton withdrawing from USC to try to go pro
- Sources: Hornets eye Kupchak for front office
Ryan Miller stopped 41 shots for his 42nd career shutout as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer
Golden State Warriors rookie Jordan Bell (ankle sprain) practiced for the first time in a month. He is not expected to play tomorrow against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The New York Yankees have traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Los Angeles Angels for either a player to be named or cash.
Greg Wyshynski ESPN
In Tobias Rieder, the Los Angeles Kings are getting a speedy winger having a curiously underwhelming season, despite being in a contract year and headed to restricted free agency. His 5-on-5 point production (0.259 per game), possession metrics and high-danger chances are all down. As Arizona Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said earlier this month, via ArizonaSports.com: "He's got to get inside the dots. He just hasn't really done much." That said, the Kings didn't give up much here in goalie Darcy Kuemper, getting Rieder and goalie Scott Wedgewood in return; with Arizona retaining 15 percent of his contract, it's worth the chance that Rieder rebounds on a clear playoff contender.
The Coyotes acquired goalie Darcy Kuemper from the Kings on Wednesday and will pair him with Antti Raanta in goal.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Police Department presented the case against USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office Tuesday, and the case under review, according to a spokesman for the DA's office. Lewis was arrested on a felony domestic battery charge on Feb. 12. He is currently suspended from all football-related activities.
De'Anthony Melton will withdraw from USC to try to go pro after being suspended the entire season.
Graham Gano, Matt Bryant, Adam Vinatieri are among the free agents who could help the Chargers fix their league-worst kicking game.
Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer
Dave Roberts on the pressure of repeating the success of 2017 and expectations of managing in Los Angeles: "It comes with the job. In our market to be under the microscope and have high expectations — that's the way it should be. It holds everyone accountable to understand each day is important."
Here's a look at Rams running back Todd Gurley's most dazzling hurdles from the 2017 season, complete with Olympic-style scoring.
Dion Phaneuf scored on the power play for his third goal in four games with Los Angeles, helping the Kings cap a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Ducks RW J.T. Brown discusses the differences in style of play by conference, moving to a different team and getting involved in the community, helping the NHL get their E-Sports league started, growing the game, his national anthem demonstration and whether or not he would do it again, as well as threats he received from fans. Plus, does he feel like the NHL is an inclusive league?
When Nazem Kadri ripped out a chunk of Joe Thornton's beard last month, we'll be honest: We thought it was pretty gross. So we asked NHL players to share the most disgusting things they've seen during a game. Warning: Don't read this on an empty stomach.
It's already February, but there are aces and sluggers looking for new homes. We find the best bet -- and a dark horse -- for the top available names.
After nearly a six-week absence, Lonzo Ball returns to a Lakers team that was shaken up at the trade deadline and faces an uncertain future this summer.
After declining to offer general manager Rich Cho a new contract, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is planning to target former Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak for a high-ranking role in the organization, league sources told ESPN.
Philip Rivers and the Chargers fell from No. 2 in scoring on their first possession in 2016 to No. 32 last season, an issue they vow to fix this fall.
Max Pacioretty heading out West? Erik Karlsson dealt to a contender in the East? The Golden Knights ... standing pat? We identify an impact move for every franchise ahead of Monday's trade deadline.