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January 15, 2019 8:24 AM PSG confident Frenkie de Jong will choose them over Barca, Man City

Paris Saint-Germain are increasingly optimistic that they will beat Barcelona and Manchester City to the signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong this summer, according to ESPN FC sources close to the French champions. The Netherlands international is wanted by a host of Europe's top clubs but PSG, Barca and City have emerged as the 21-year-old's three 104

January 14, 2019 5:44 PM Derek Holland re-signs with Giants on one-year deal

Left-hander Derek Holland re-signed with the San Francisco Giants on a one-year deal, the team announced Monday. The deal is for $7 million, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. Holland, 32, made 30 starts for the Giants last season and finished 7-9 with a 3.57 ERA in 171⅓ innings. He also made six relief appearances. The 10-year veteran 85

January 2, 2019 10:31 PM Joe Maddon fills out coaching staff for Cubs

CHICAGO -- The Cubs hired former major league infielder Mark Loretta as their bench coach Wednesday, replacing Brandon Hyde, who was hired as the manager of the Baltimore Orioles last month. Loretta, 47, had spent the past nine years in the front office of the San Diego Padres. He'll be manager Joe Maddon's bench coach -- the Cubs' third in as many years 64

December 28, 2018 1:10 PM What's at stake in NFL Week 17: Score predictions, playoff scenarios, more

FPI win projection: BUF, 67.3 percent. Though Josh Allen is looking to become the first player in Bills history to lead the team in both passing and rushing yards in a season, it hasn't been reflected in his Total QBR or the Bills' offensive efficiency. Allen ranks 28th among qualified QBs in Total QBR, and the Bills rank second worst in offensive efficiency 48

December 24, 2018 5:35 AM NFL roundup: Saints hold off Steelers, clinch home field

Taking advantage of a special teams stop on a fake punt, Drew Brees threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas with 1:25 left to lift the host New Orleans Saints to a 31-28 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Pittsburgh (8-6-1) led 28-24 with little more than four minutes 121

December 23, 2018 8:28 PM Panthers' Christian McCaffrey sets RB catches record with 106

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers might be having a down season, but Christian McCaffrey is having a record-breaking one. The eighth pick of the 2017 draft broke the NFL's single-season receiving record for a running back Sunday during Carolina's 24-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Forte had 102 catches in 2014 for the Chicago Bears. McCaffrey 57

December 21, 2018 11:26 PM Report: Raiders in talks to play at AT&T Park in 2019

With Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos likely the Oakland Raiders’ final game played at Oakland Coliseum, the Raiders’ home for next season is still up in the air before the franchise moves to Las Vegas in 2020. Currently entangled in a lawsuit filed by the city of Oakland, which would seem to remove the option of one more season at the Coliseum 83

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 76

December 16, 2018 4:56 AM It wasn't pretty, but for at least one more night, the Browns are still in the playoff hunt

DENVER -- The Cleveland Browns don't care how it happened, they just care that it did. When Jabrill Peppers sacked Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum on fourth down with 43 seconds left and the Broncos at midfield and down one, the visiting sideline erupted. The Browns somehow had slogged through for a 17-16 win, their fourth in five games. “Right now for these 73

December 13, 2018 3:25 AM Alibaba-backed Lazada appoints new CEO; second change in 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lazada Group, a Southeast-Asian e-commerce company backed by Alibaba Group Holding, appointed Pierre Poignant as its new chief executive officer (CEO) on Thursday as part of its succession planning. Poignant, the company’s executive president, will succeed Lucy Peng as CEO with immediate effect, Lazada said in a statement. Peng will remain 89