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Sources: Raiders place five more on COVID list

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
The Las Vegas Raiders will place four starting offensive linemen and safety Johnathan Abram on the reserve/COVID-19 list after all five players were deemed high-risk contacts Thursday, sources told ESPN's Paul Gutierrez, confirming multiple reports.

Source: Vikes' Hunter having surgery, out for '20

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter will undergo season-ending neck surgery to repair a herniated disc, a league source confirmed to ESPN on Thursday. NFL Network first reported Hunter would need surgery.

Sources: Vikes ship Ngakoue to Ravens for picks

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
The Ravens have traded for Vikings defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, with sources telling ESPN that Minnesota is getting a 2021 third-round draft pick and a 2022 conditional fifth-round pick.

Mayweather critical of number of title belts

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
Floyd Mayweather thinks there are too many title belts in boxing and wants it cleaned up.

Utah erred in athlete's death, settles for $13.5M

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
The University of Utah announced a $13.5 million settlement with the family of slain track and field athlete Lauren McCluskey on Thursday, saying for the first time that her death had been preventable.

NFL moves Bucs-Raiders out of Sunday night

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
The league has moved the Bucs-Raiders game to Sunday afternoon and the Seahawks-Cardinals game to night "out of an abundance of caution to ensure that a game would be available for fans on Sunday Night Football."

The five NFL teams that have seen their playoff chances drop most: Barnwell on what happened

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
Through Week 6, a few playoff favorites have already cut themselves out of the postseason picture. Can their seasons be saved?

Daniel Cormier: This is the Khabib Nurmagomedov I know

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
Cormier recalls Khabib evolving from a humble young man to a star proud to have floored Conor McGregor and wanting to fight GSP.

How former NBA star Nate Robinson ended up boxing on Mike Tyson's undercard

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
The NBA's lone three-time Slam Dunk Contest champion is lacing up a different type of shoe in 2020 as he prepares for his boxing debut.

World Series 'travel day' roundtable: Everything we learned in Games 1 and 2

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
The series is staying in Arlington, but the Dodgers and Rays have 24 hours to catch their breath. We answer the biggest questions so far this Fall Classic.

NFC East doormat: Giants trying to shed ugly label vs. Eagles

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
New York has not beaten Philadelphia or Dallas since 2016, a streak former Giants say must end.

A four-win NFC East champ? How it could happen, plus predictions from our staff

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
ESPN reporters take a swing at predicting how the season will play out for their teams.

Eagles fan Giovanni Hamilton going viral for all the right reasons

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
Through the kindness of his gestures, his endurance through surgeries and his celebrity-packed podcast, the 13-year-old is changing the reputation of Philly fans.

In landing Yannick Ngakoue, stingy Ravens defense becomes a lot scarier

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
Ravens finally get their long sought-after pass rusher in Ngakoue to bookend with Matthew Judon

Sources: Ravens looking at Dez Bryant again

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
The Ravens will evaluate wide receiver Dez Bryant again, a source told ESPN.

Doc Emrick's influence on the NHL's next generation of voices

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
The iconic broadcaster retired this week, but his influence lives on in a generation of young hockey commentators.

A pair of unbeatens in the Group of 5 face off, plus what to expect in the Big Ten's return

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
Yes, the Big Ten is back. But two of the nine remaining undefeated teams in the FBS -- No. 9 Cincinnati and No. 16 SMU -- face off this weekend, too.

Can Joe Milton put a stop to Michigan's quarterback carousel?

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
Through five years at Michigan, Jim Harbaugh has never opened a season with a QB he recruited under center. Joe Milton could be the first.

Champions League's ultimate sleepers: RB Leipzig to win, Inter Milan to reach final, Sevilla to semis

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
Looking for a Champions League sleeper? Bill Connelly identifies seven clubs who could make varying degrees of noise in this year's tournament.

Barcelona and Real Madrid have their issues, but who needs to win El Clasico more?

October 22, 2020 - 3:52pm
Real Madrid and Barcelona have both struggled this season, but with El Clasico looming this weekend, who wants to win more?