You can get a good sense of which teams are legit title contenders based on how many things they need to go right to win it all. The fewest questions, the best chance. At Alabama, it all starts with QB Mac Jones.
- Cubs owner disputes idea MLB teams 'hoard' cash
- ChiSox's Anderson not surprised by Giolito post
- Sources: Bears stand down for Blackout Tuesday
- Notre Dame-Navy game moved from Ireland
Who starts in goal for the Rangers? Might Vegas have a home-ice advantage? Here are the biggest lingering concerns for each club.
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts briefly addressed comments made by his brother Pete Ricketts, the governor of Nebraska who apologized today for choosing his words 'poorly' in addressing African-American leaders in his state on Monday. Tom said he talked to Pete on Monday night: "He is a very respectful person and if he offended anyone I'm sure he did not mean to.”
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said most MLB teams' yearly revenue goes right back into the team and that "the league itself does not make a lot of cash."
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts on the activity/protests around Wrigley Field: "Our collective heart goes out to everyone who's been affected by the events over the past few days in Chicago. Terrible circumstances led to the things we've seen in the city. We support all the peaceful protesters and their right to gather and make their voices heard. Hopefully, we'll be able to work with some neighborhoods who have been impacted. We're going to redouble our efforts."
Tim Anderson and Lucas Giolito have a unique bond on the White Sox, one they both believe other people across baseball -- and even throughout the country -- can learn from.
The Bears canceled team meetings in support of Blackout Tuesday.
Notre Dame will not open the season against Navy in Dublin, Ireland, on Aug. 29 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the teams will face each other at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, most likely on Labor Day weekend.
If you took the NFL's best players, sorted them by college conference and built the best lineups, which one would reign supreme? We're about to find out.
Jeff Passan joins Buster to dive into the weeds on the MLBPA's return-to-play proposal sent to the owners (4:09). The guys discuss what the reaction will be from the owners, deferrals as a fig leaf from the players, at-risk players sitting out and still getting paid, doomsday scenarios for baseball, and the key figures that could lead the sides to a middle ground. Plus, Sarah Langs home run chase of '98 and the 17 pitchers that allowed home runs to Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa (32:00).
Brad Doolittle swings by to discuss labor negotiations before Eric and Tristan breakdown his 2020 half season projections along with 20-20 trivia.
The news of the playoff format sparked optimism last week. Here's the latest on the remaining hurdles the league must clear to get back on the ice.
There's no denying the Ohio State and Clemson QBs are superstars, but who isn't getting enough attention? And who's being overhyped?
Brian Windhorst, Malika Andrews, Andrew Lopez and Kevin Pelton discuss the events of the past week and how the NBA community has rallied around the cause. Then, the crew tries to answer questions about the quality of games to expect when the NBA returns, if the "playoff-plus" format is fair and whether the league is trying to tailor its return plan around Zion Williamson and the Pelicans (16:00).
The son of former Chicago Bears defensive end Alex Brown is looking for a new school after Furman cut its baseball program on May 18.
Roosevelt Taylor, who made two Pro Bowls as a safety with the Chicago Bears during a 12-year NFL career, died Friday at the age of 82.
The Blackhawks and Czech forward Matej Chalupa have agreed to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $925,000.
Here's everything you need to know about where your favorite team will be picking and the prospects it should be looking at in this year's unique draft.
Nick Wright: 'The one thing that LeBron supporters have the ability to do that MJ supporters could learn from is acknowledging failures'
Bomani Jones welcomes his friend, FS1's Nick Wright to the show for the first time for a wide-ranging conversation. The guys discuss how much of the modern NBA post-1990 needs to be re-litigated when it comes to ranking the greatest players and competitive balance (1:03). Nick defends his LeBron James as "the greatest ever" take (22:21) and Bomani complains about group projects again (34:15). Plus, what is the tipping point for sports news coverage on social activism in light of the George Floyd tragedy (44:19).
While much uncertainty remains as to whether play can actually resume, there are five specific ways the league can maximize the fun should a playoff tournament happen.
Gerrit Cole on the O's? Cody Bellinger in Houston? We look back at the past decade to assess where teams went wrong and which players they should have taken instead.