Ohtani could be sidelined for season as pitcher

Two-way star Shohei Ohtani won't pitch Friday for the Los Angeles Angels because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season. ... Continue Reading

Higgins to swap number: I'm not 'Ochocinco 2.0'

Bengals receiver Tee Higgins said he'll change his jersey number from 85 to 5 after the season in large part because "I don't want to be a 2.0," with it previously being worn by former team star Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson. ... Continue Reading

Royals' Perez ties Bench's HR mark for catchers

Salvador Perez tied Johnny Bench's record for homers in a season by a catcher with his 45th on Thursday. ... Continue Reading

Seahawks' Wilson mourning loss of 'best friend'

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is mourning the loss of Trevor Moawad, mental conditioning coach, business partner and, in his own words, "best friend." ... Continue Reading

Kraken's debut ushers in new NHL on ESPN slate

ESPN will open its first season of a new NHL TV contract with an Oct. 12 doubleheader, including the first-ever game for the Seattle Kraken. ... Continue Reading

Bieniemy says focus on Chiefs, not USC opening

Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said Thursday that if he were to be contacted by USC, he would tell the school he's focused on his current NFL job. ... Continue Reading

Crosby rooting for Ovechkin to set goals mark

The Penguins' Sidney Crosby said Thursday that he's rooting for the Capitals' Alex Ovechkin to break Wayne Gretzky career goals record. ... Continue Reading

Giannis' mom, brother get Greek citizenship

NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo was in Greece for a meeting with the country's prime minister Thursday and a special ceremony to bestow Greek citizenship on his mother, Veronica, and younger brother Alex. ... Continue Reading

Auburn's first Big Ten road game in 90 years and everything else to watch in Week 3

Dave Wilson and Harry Lyles Jr. preview the most interesting storylines of the week in college football, from Auburn-Penn State to Alabama-Florida. ... Continue Reading

Behind-the-scenes stories of Oklahoma, Nebraska and college football's greatest game

It's considered the best game in college football history, but the stories you've never heard -- trash talk, poison paranoia and much more -- are even better. ... Continue Reading

How to watch NHL games on ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and Hulu

Everything you need to know about how to watch the NHL on ESPN networks. ... Continue Reading

As Washington Football Team's QB quest enters Year 29, ESPN Analytics ranks its past 30 starters

Washington has been chasing a long-term QB since 1993, a search that includes some bad luck and first-round flameouts. John Keim breaks it down. ... Continue Reading

UCL talking points: Attention-grabbers, struggling giants

What caught your eye Matchday 1? Which big clubs could miss the round of 16? James Olley, Julien Laurens and Tom Hamilton answer the big questions. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Giants to start Price at center vs. WFT

Giants QB Daniel Jones will be working with a new center Thursday night against the Washington Football Team with the plan being for recently-acquired Billy Price to get the start while Nick Gates slides over to left guard, according to multiple sources. ... Continue Reading

Source: Ravens add Westry to growing injury list

The Ravens, already without Marcus Peters, added cornerback Chris Westry to the team's growing list of injured players as he is expected to miss at least a month with a torn meniscus, a source told ESPN. ... Continue Reading