Timo Werner's Tottenham performance in focus

Maybe in another era, his performance might have been of an audition spurned. But Werner’s goal proved the diffence and he remains as enticing as ever to clubs around Europe

Henrik Lundqvist has too much time to think after surprise Rangers benching

CHICAGO — Now is not the time for Henrik Lundqvist to open up and spill his guts. There might be a time for that down the road for the always accommodating goaltender, who is being eased out of the…

Mike Francesa using Astros’ cheating to stir up Gerrit Cole Yankees drama

With Mike Francesa’s radio time reduced, his Twitter account might be the best way for him to try to stay relevant. He made an attempt to stir the pot early Wednesday morning, alluding to pot…

Astros cheating scandal may be good news for MLB, experts say

The Houston Astros' cheating scandal may be hanging over Major League Baseball like a dark cloud but the sign-stealing scheme could actually boost interest in the game rather than turn fans away,...

Jason Witten ponders future without Cowboys amid Giants speculation

After 16 seasons in Dallas, Jason Witten might be wearing a different uniform this year. “I think I have to be [open to playing for another team],” Witten told ESPN.com. “Obviousl…

José Mourinho v Julian Nagelsmann: yesterday's man v force of the future?

At 32, RB Leipzig’s coach is 25 years younger than his Spurs counterpart – their Champions League meeting feels like a battle of two eras

Liverpool lean on the legend of Anfield – but this time it’s different

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp will be confident of overturning a more modest deficit than last season against Barcelona – but Diego Simeone’s side will revel in the occasion much more so

Mets giving J.D. Davis chance to overcome third base woes

PORT ST. LUCIE — J.D. Davis began last season playing third base, but the Mets aborted that plan early because of a combination of factors. Significant among them was Davis appeared overmatched at …

Rangers’ Ryan Lindgren responds to ‘cold blooded’ Brad Marchand jab

Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren said his face looks worse than it actually is. The swirling shades of black, blue and purple that encircle his right eye with an eerie pop of green in the inside co…

Report: Beilein out as Cavs head coach

John Beilein is out as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers after little more than half a season in the position, ESPN reported Tuesday night.

Klopp unhappy with Atletico’s plan to ‘target’ Mane

The biggest flashpoint of a fiery game saw Atletico loudly appeal for Liverpool forward Sadio Mane to be sent off for a second clash with Sime Vrsaljko after being booked for an earlier incident with the Croatian

Yankees’ Brett Gardner is ‘sick’ of Astros cheating chatter

TAMPA — With the feeling the Astros have received more than enough heat in the last month-plus, Brett Gardner went with his off-speed stuff on Tuesday. The longest-serving Yankee, in his firs…