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New year, new start for both Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus

December 7, 2018 - 7:11pm
The Hendrick Motorsports driver and crew chief have already begun preparing for the 2019 Cup season with their new teams.

Nationals owner doesn't expect Harper to re-sign

December 7, 2018 - 4:17pm
Nationals owner Mark Lerner said he has told Bryce Harper that the team has maxed out its offer to the free-agent outfielder. "I really don't expect him to come back," Lerner said.

Cooper vs. Tate: NFC East might come down to which trade was better

December 7, 2018 - 4:17pm
Amari Cooper made the bigger impact initially, but Golden Tate has a chance to tip the scales Sunday when the Eagles visit Dallas.

Top offense vs. top defense matchups: History favors the Chiefs

December 7, 2018 - 4:17pm
The Chiefs' top offense has an intriguing challenge with the Ravens' No. 1 defense, but Kansas City's defense might have to hold its own too.

'Slaughter' rule: Ravens need deception in battle of NFL's best

December 7, 2018 - 4:17pm
Recent history shows that in a battle of No. 1 offenses vs. No. 1 defenses, it's the offense that prevails. The key for the Ravens' D? Different looks.

NHL Power Rankings after Week 9

December 7, 2018 - 4:17pm
The Lightning are our new No. 1 team. Plus, if the expansion draft were this summer, here are the players Seattle would select from each club.

USMNT's Sargent, 18, scores in Bundesliga debut

December 7, 2018 - 2:53pm

Freeze takes head coaching job at Liberty

December 7, 2018 - 12:52pm
Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was introduced Friday as Liberty's new football coach. Freeze, who resigned from Ole Miss in July 2017, replaces Turner Gill.

Flacco practices, could back up Jackson on Sun.

December 7, 2018 - 12:52pm
Ravens QB Joe Flacco fully practiced for the first time since injuring his right hip on Nov. 4 and, if medically cleared, could back up Lamar Jackson against the Chiefs on Sunday.

76ers' Embiid gets rest day, won't face Pistons

December 7, 2018 - 12:52pm
76ers center Joel Embiid has played in every game this season, but after a poor performance Wednesday, coach Brett Brown is giving him Friday off and Embiid won't play against the Pistons.

Ex-MLB players Valbuena, Castillo killed in crash

December 7, 2018 - 12:52pm
Former Major League Baseball players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo died Thursday night in a car accident, their Venezuelan team confirmed.

FC 100: Ranking the best men's soccer players and managers

December 7, 2018 - 12:52pm
Our experts have voted on the best 100 players and managers in men's soccer for 2018. Here's the list.

Sources: Freeze agrees to head job at Liberty

December 7, 2018 - 11:41am
Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has agreed to become Liberty's new football coach, sources told ESPN. Freeze, who resigned from Ole Miss in July 2017, replaces Turner Gill.

SEC commish: UCF should fix issue, stop blaming

December 7, 2018 - 11:41am
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said that instead of blaming others, UCF should fix what is keeping the Knights out of the College Football Playoff by addressing the strength-of-schedule issue.

Lomachenko on a path to join must-see company

December 7, 2018 - 11:41am
Vasiliy Lomachenko is technically the best fighter we have ever seen in a long time. And he's close to joining a select handful of boxers who have resonated with fans to such a degree that it often doesn't matter all that much who they are fighting.

Knights: Signed pics of Reaves' hit 'destroyed'

December 7, 2018 - 10:03am
Autographed photos of Ryan Reaves' hit that concussed the Capitals' Tom Wilson "were not distributed" and have been "destroyed," the Golden Knights said.

Tua wins Maxwell Award; Murray named top QB

December 7, 2018 - 10:03am
Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray split four college football year-end awards Thursday, setting up a showdown Saturday night when they contend for the Heisman Trophy.

Pats' Gordon cites Brady for helping turnaround

December 7, 2018 - 10:03am
Josh Gordon said widespread leadership in the Patriots' locker room has helped him "follow suit" since his move to New England, but he singled out Tom Brady's influence. "I look up to the guy," Gordon said.

The two lives of Brian Ortega: From menacing streets to UFC stardom

December 7, 2018 - 10:03am
Ortega, who will fight for the UFC's featherweight belt on Saturday at UFC 231, believes martial arts saved him from jail or death.

Lowe's 10 things: Bucks' weak spot, Russ 3s and Kuzma

December 7, 2018 - 8:23am
This week the spotlight falls on John Wall stagnation, Kawhi stretching and a new headband trend.