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Kevin Ward Jr.'s family: Couldn't afford costly battle

Kevin Ward Jr.'s family: Couldn't afford costly battle

4:04 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports UTICA, N.Y. — The mother of Kevin Ward Jr. told a U.S. District Court judge that the family does not have the financial means to pay for a trial, so they had no […]

Mets use four-run eighth inning to back Zack Wheeler's strong outing in 4-1 victory over Marlins

Mets use four-run eighth inning to back Zack Wheeler's strong outing in 4-1 victory over Marlins

MIAMI — Just Amazing. After being no-hit for six innings, the Mets rallied for four runs in the eighth inning Wednesday night to beat the Marlins 4-1 in their MLB-leading sixth come-from-behind win. That capped the season’s longest and perhaps most dominating Mets start of the season by Zack Wheeler, who was demoted after […]

Rangers' loss could mean more Colon as starter

Rangers' loss could mean more Colon as starter

ARLINGTON — Big Sexy made his 11th career relief appearance on Tuesday night. It could be awhile before Bartolo Colon pitches out of the bullpen again. The Rangers are putting him back in their rotation. Martin Perez, in his second outing of the season, was the latest Rangers starter to struggle, allowing eight runs in […]

Packers big board: Will Green Bay take a cornerback at No. 14? Seven options ranked

Packers big board: Will Green Bay take a cornerback at No. 14? Seven options ranked

Sometimes, blowing things up and starting over is the best way to move forward, and that’s basically what the Green Bay Packers did this offseason.  In a seismic level shift that almost never happens in Green Bay, the Packers dumped their general manager, their defensive coordinator and revamped their coaching staff. Although Mike McCarthy didn’t […]

Free agent Eric Reid scheduled to visit with Bengals

Free agent Eric Reid scheduled to visit with Bengals

Free-agent safety Eric Reid is scheduled to visit the Cincinnati Bengals, a source confirmed to ESPN. NFL Network first reported the news Monday. Free-agent safety Eric Reid, who played the past five seasons with the 49ers, says that his kneeling during the national anthem has kept him from securing any offers from other teams. Reid’s […]

Penguins to open playoffs Wednesday night at home

Penguins to open playoffs Wednesday night at home

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk shocked at UFC 223 loss to Namajunas, tells other strawweights: 'Bow down'

Joanna Jedrzejczyk shocked at UFC 223 loss to Namajunas, tells other strawweights: 'Bow down'

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Joanna Jedrzejczyk was defiant about a second loss to UFC women’s strawweight champ Rose Namajunas and believes she’s peerless in her division. Jedrzejczyk (14-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) cited fight stats that had her outlanding Namajunas (8-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) as proof she deserved to win the rematch, declaring “numbers don’t lie.” Namajunas won […]

Everton, Liverpool Share Point After Drab Merseyside Derby

Everton, Liverpool Share Point After Drab Merseyside Derby

Everton missed a couple of chances late, unable to take advantage of a weakened Liverpool side at Goodison Park. Liverpool have extended their recent dominance of the Merseyside derby to 17 matches after a 0-0 bore draw against local rivals Everton. The Toffees and Reds played out a lackluster 231st meeting amid wet conditions at Goodison […]

Kevin Knox declares for draft after one season at Kentucky

Kevin Knox declares for draft after one season at Kentucky

3:50 PM ET Jeff GoodmanESPN Insider Close Joined ESPN as a college basketball Insider in June 2013 Previously wrote for CBSSports.com and FOXSports.com Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox will declare for the NBA draft and sign with an agent, ending his college career after one season. The 6-foot-9, 215-pound Knox, considered a potential lottery pick, made […]

Jimmy Butler available to play against Nuggets

Jimmy Butler available to play against Nuggets

DENVER (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler is available to play in a pivotal matchup against Denver after missing 16 games with a right knee injury. He wasn’t listed in the starting lineup Thursday night against the Nuggets, who are right on the Timberwolves’ heels in the playoff chase. Butler recently told reporters […]