COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed Josh Anderson to a $5.55 million, three-year deal after the forward missed training camp and the preseason because he didn’t have a contract. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the contract Tuesday on the eve of the start of the regular season. Anderson, who was a restricted free
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on Tuesday expressed frustration over how inconsistently offensive pass interference penalties are officiated. Gronkowski was penalized for OPI in Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers in what coach Bill Belichick later said was a “tough call.” “If the consistency was there 100 percent, then I’d
Bellator MMA’s Darrion Caldwell is ready to introduce himself as the promotion’s next big thing on Friday, in a bantamweight title fight against the defending champion Eduardo Dantas. A five-year pro, Caldwell (10-1) has never shied away from the fast route, and believes he would have won a Bellator title already had the company never
Portland set a new single-season record for home wins and Sam Kerr wrapped up the Golden Boot as the NWSL regular season came to an end. Orlando City and FC Dallas both had an abundance of scoring chances, but their respective goalkeepers denied them all. Police told a group including U.S. women’s national team star
With starting quarterback Marcus Mariota hurt, the Tennessee Titans are planning to sign free agent quarterback Brandon Weeden, a league source told ESPN’s Field Yates. Weeden was cut by the Houston Texans last month before the season started. Mariota was diagnosed with a minor strained hamstring following an MRI. He is considered day-to-day, and Titans
HOUSTON — The Houston Astros will start Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the AL Division Series against Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Manager A.J. Hinch announced the decision Tuesday on SiriusXM radio, adding that left-hander Dallas Keuchel, who won the AL Cy Young in 2015, will start Game 2 on
WASHINGTON — Billionaire executive Laurene Powell Jobs has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Ted Leonsis’ Monumental Sports & Entertainment. A spokeswoman for Monumental confirmed to The Associated Press that there is an agreement in place with Powell Jobs pending approval from the NBA and NHL. Monumental owns the NBA’s Washington Wizards and
Bangladesh’s batsmen should take inspiration from their performances in away Tests earlier this year before they go into the Bloemfontein Test against South Africa. This is Mahmudullah‘s prescription for his team to bounce back after their 333-run defeat in the first Test in Potchefstroom, where they were bowled out for 90 in the second innings.
The puck drops on the NHL season Wednesday. Here are the top storylines heading into the 2017-18 campaign: Penguins seeking three-peat (Caps too) Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins can be the first NHL team to win three straight Stanley Cups since the New York Islanders won four in a row from 1980 to 1983.
Each month of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season, ESPN’s Ryan McGee ranks the top 20 drivers in the series. Biggest mover: Jimmie Johnson jumps nine spots, from 14th to fifth. Biggest loser: Kurt Busch falls eight spots, from ninth to 17th. New this month: Joey Logano, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dropped out: Kasey Kahne, Trevor