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January 14, 2019 8:44 PM Defenseman Josh Gorges retires after 13 NHL seasons

Josh Gorges is retiring after 13 years in the NHL, having twice reached the Eastern Conference finals with the Montreal Canadiens. The 34-year-old defenseman announced his decision Monday through the NHL Players' Association. Gorges has been out of hockey since his contract expired with Buffalo last season. His role gradually decreased during his four seasons 81

January 14, 2019 6:04 PM Kyrie Irving says desire to win was root of frustration after loss to Magic

NEW YORK -- Kyrie Irving suggested his desire to win got the best of him when he expressed frustration with his teammates after the Boston Celtics' loss on Saturday to the Orlando Magic. "I never want to come from a place where I don't want to sound like, or make it feel like, I don't want to win a championship. Sometimes I may come off and say things 105

January 9, 2019 5:53 AM Halep falls to Barty in Sydney second round

(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep crashed to a straight-sets defeat against unseeded Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the Sydney International on Wednesday. Halep, playing in her first tournament since a back injury cut short her 2018 season, lost 6-4 6-4 in 87 minutes with the result dealing a blow to her Australian Open preparations 105

January 4, 2019 8:39 PM Tennis: Djokovic beaten by Bautista Agut in Doha semi-final

(Reuters) - Novak Djokovic suffered his first defeat of the new season in the Qatar Open semi-finals on Friday, losing in three sets to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. World number one Djokovic, who was pushed to the limit in his last two matches in Doha by Marton Fucsovics and Nikoloz Basilashvili, failed to find a way past a determined Bautista Agut who won 3-6 7-6(6) 6-4 in two hours 95

December 21, 2018 1:55 PM Hang Time: All I want for Christmas is hoops

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec.14 Dominant 20 Issue. Subscribe today! Jayson Tatum is on the clock. The game: one hour of Christmas shopping at Natick Mall, 21 miles outside Boston, with an assist from his trusty elf-me. Says the rising Celtics sophomore: "Play hard, box out, get back on D, let's win." 0:59 We've taken a wrong turn in Macy's 70

December 18, 2018 9:51 PM MJ tops trio of sports figures on Forbes' wealthiest celebs list

Forbes released its list of America’s 10 wealthiest celebrities on Tuesday, and sprinkled in with the directors and media moguls are a trio of names sports fans will easily recognize. Though his Charlotte Hornets are 29th in Forbes’ list of NBA franchise values, owner Michael Jordan is the highest-rated sports figure on the list at No. 4. According to Forbes 90

November 25, 2018 4:40 PM Power Rankings: Are the West-best Clippers for real?

There is less than one month until Christmas Day in the NBA, and two Finals contenders -- the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets -- are stuck at .500, while surprise teams such as the Memphis Grizzlies and first-place LA Clippers are sitting in the upper tier in the West. Which starts are for real? Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN's Kevin 42

November 18, 2018 12:31 AM Scotland boost Nations League promotion chances with win in Albania

Scotland's hopes of earning promotion to League B of the Nations League were boosted after a convincing 4-0 win over 10-man Albania in Shkoder on Saturday. Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser gave Scotland the lead in the 14th minute, before Albania captain Mergim Mavraj was dismissed after receiving two yellow cards in quick succession seven minutes later 58

November 13, 2018 1:18 PM UEFA Nations League: State of play for finals, promotion and relegation

There are now just two rounds of games left in the UEFA Nations League, and the picture is becoming clearer about who will take part in the finals next June, as well as which nations will be promoted and relegated. - The fourth-placed teams, and the worst-performing third-placed team in the groups of League C are relegated. Points against the team in fourth-place 86

November 3, 2018 8:24 PM Nishikori to replace Del Potro at ATP Finals

LONDON (Reuters) - Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the season-ending ATP Finals and will be replaced by Japan’s Kei Nishikori, organizers of the London event said on Saturday. World number four Del Potro is still sidelined with a right knee injury sustained in Shanghai last month. Nishikori will join Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal 92