On Feb. 16, nearly four months before the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was made official, iconic bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro and the oddsmaking crew at the South Point sportsbook in Las Vegas opened Mayweather as a massive -2,700 (1-27) favorite over McGregor. The last time Vaccaro made a fighter with those odds, he ended up making
STANFORD, Calif. — Maria Sharapova played her first WTA match in the United States since 2015 and beat Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 on Monday night in the opening round of the Bank of the West Classic. Sharapova, a wild-card entrant and five-time Grand Slam champion, won the opening four games of the match, lost
How did Geoffrey Boycott react to a practical joke? With panic, anxiety and dejection, among others © AFP Long before Sachin Tendulkar got to his 100th hundred – 35 years to be precise – Geoff Boycott got to his own milestone in front of his home crowd at Headingley in
1:09 AM BST ESPN Staff South African referee Jaco Peyper will control the Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg this weekend. Peyper has been handed the whistle despite his South African nationality with governing body SANZAAR rewarding his performance across the season in keeping with its “merit-based policy”. Australian Angus Gardner
WASHINGTON — Daniil Medvedev fought off a match point with a 129 mph ace during a third-set tiebreak and beat Reilly Opelka to advance to the second round of the Citi Open. Medvedev, of Russia, twisted his ankle on the final point before the tiebreak, but shook off the pain to defeat the American 6-7
It should have been Jose Fernandez out there on his 25th birthday, trying to close out a no-hitter against the Washington Nationals, maybe even pitching what could have been a surprising Miami Marlins team into first place. Instead, Fernandez’s family and baby daughter visited Marlins Park for the first time since his death. Teammates left
The former wife of the late Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Justin Strzelczyk criticized comments made by New York Jets rookie Jamal Adams that were interpreted as insensitive about the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). “I don’t even know what to say. This guy [Adams] doesn’t know what’s coming down the pipeline.
SEATTLE — Coming off a berth in the national semifinals, the biggest question surrounding Washington is whether it will be able to replace four players taken in the first 43 picks of the NFL draft, three of them in the secondary. If that sounds familiar, nearly the exact same scenario played out after the 2015
A panel of law enforcement and judicial authorities were present at Ezekiel Elliott‘s meeting with the league several weeks ago. They are reviewing the case and will be providing their thoughts and perspectives for the commissioner, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The personal conduct policy allows the league to seek the views of external
ESPN 300 defensive end K.J. Henry out of Winston Salem, N.C., narrowed his list down to five schools on Monday. The five-star prospect is ranked No. 5 overall and said the schools that made the trimmed list, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia Tech, will also be the schools he takes his five official
The 2017 postseason began on the last day of July — at least it did in the National League. And if the Los Angeles Dodgers are the regular-season team no one can beat, they now look almost as unbeatable as we peek ahead to the playoffs. Let’s get the obvious caveat out of the way.