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Aggressive Flames add depth with Calle Jarnkrok
The Flames continue to be active in the trade market, bolstering their lineup ahead of the trade deadline by adding Jarnkrok from the Kraken.
Did the Blackhawks win the Brandon Hagel trade?
The Lightning gave up a lot to the rebuilding Blackhawks to get the 23-year old forward, but it could pay off in a big way come playoff time.
Panthers overpay for Ben Chiarot
With the 30-year-old blueliner headed to Florida, we break down the deal from both sides. Which GM earns higher marks?
NHL trade tracker: Latest updates on deals, rumors and grades for 2022
The NHL's 2022 trade deadline is March 21. Get caught up here on all the deals made -- and potential ones to come.
Sources: Hawks deal Hagel for Bolts' picks, more
The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Brandon Hagel to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a hefty return that includes two first-round draft picks, sources told ESPN.
Matthews: 'Made a mistake' with hit on Dahlin
Auston Matthews agrees that he "made a mistake" in cross-checking Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin but not that the two-game suspension he earned for it fit the crime.
Fantasy hockey forecaster: March 21 to March 27
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.
Wyshynski: Eight under-the-radar NHL trade-deadline dandies
These players won't generate a ton of buzz if they're dealt this trade season -- but maybe they should!
Kaplan: Answering the big questions ahead of the NHL trade deadline
Where will Claude Giroux and Marc-Andre Fleury end up? How will the defenseman market shake out? We have answers to those and more questions.
Trade tiers: Best players available at each position
With trade season underway, we run down 67 players who could be moved, including Marc-Andre Fleury, Jakob Chychrun and Brock Boeser.
NHL trade deadline team guides: Deals that each club should make
A list of players, picks potentially on the move for each club, plus a recommendation on what every GM should do prior to the March 21 deadline.
Bold NHL trade deadline predictions: Where Giroux lands, which teams will be most aggressive, more
With the trade deadline looming (3 p.m. ET Monday), here is what we expect to see transpire, including destinations for some big names.
Giroux honored in likely last game with Flyers
Claude Giroux, who was honored Thursday night for his 1,000th career NHL game, is expected to be moved ahead of Monday's trade deadline.
Hertl lands 8-year contract extension with Sharks
Tomas Hertl and the Sharks have reached agreement on an eight-year extension. The AAV of the deal is $8,137,500, a source said, and it includes a no-move clause for the first three years and a limited…
Kraken trade Jarnkrok to Flames for 3 draft picks
The expansion Seattle Kraken started their pre-trade deadline fire sale on Wednesday night, by sending forward Calle Jarnkrok to the Calgary Flames for three draft picks.
Panthers deal for coveted defenseman Chiarot
The Panthers acquired Ben Chiarot from the Canadiens on Wednesday, taking a big defensive name off the trade market as Monday's deadline looms.
Panthers free cap space, deal Vatrano to Rangers
The New York Rangers acquired veteran forward Frank Vatrano from the Florida Panthers on Wednesday for a 2022 fourth-round pick, a trade between two playoff-bound Eastern Conference teams that serves…
NHL Power Rankings: The best trade of the past 10 years for each team
Can anyone topple the Avs? Meanwhile, the Bruins rise and Knights fall. Plus, the top swaps of the past decade for all 32 clubs.
How to watch NHL games on ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and Hulu
Everything you need to know about how to watch the NHL on ESPN networks.
NFL hires first exec dedicated to sports betting
David Highhill has been hired by the NFL as vice president, general manager of sports betting, and will be tasked with leading the league's efforts in its business in the legal sports betting…
Bills' Pegula 'progressing well' from health issue
Buffalo Bills and Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula is "progressing well" as she deals with her health, the Pegula family said Tuesday.
Bengals RB to co-teach NIL course at Texas A&M
Bengals reserve RB Trayveon Williams will serve as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M's law school and will co-teach a class on NIL, college athletics and athlete advocacy alongside sports attorney…
Mayfield on Browns: Both sides have moved on
Baker Mayfield said Tuesday from his youth football camp that the Browns would have to start the process if they wanted him to play this season, but he believes both sides have moved on.
McLaurin 'humbled' by Commanders extension
Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin is signing a three-year extension worth up to $71 million in new money, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
NFL, Ice Cube partner on economic-equity plan
The NFL announced Thursday that it is partnering with Contract with Black America Institute, an economic inclusion-focused initiative led by artist and entrepreneur O'Shea Jackson, who is known as Ice…
Examiner: Ravens LB died from fentanyl, cocaine
The Maryland Department of Health said the death of Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson on June 21 was ruled an accident. He was 26.
Attorneys seek Watson NFL investigation docs
According to the motion filed Friday, the women's legal team seeks any and all reports and files from the NFL's investigation into Deshaun Watson, including recorded interviews, witness statements and…
From 007 to 'Dirty Dancing': Why one 49ers fan is drawing Jimmy Garoppolo every day until he's traded
When Portuguese artist Rita Carvalho began drawing Garoppolo back in early February she never expected it to last this long or get the attention it has.
2022 fantasy football draft kit
Get everything you need to prepare for your fantasy football drafts here.
Fantasy football: 2021 second-half stats to believe in for 2022
Eric Moody highlights players whose finishes from last season will carry over to this season.
Predicting when NFL rookie QBs will debut: How soon could Pickett, Corral, others win the starting job?
When might Kenny Pickett, Desmond Ridder, Malik Willis and Matt Corral see their first NFL start? NFL Nation weighs in and predicts each QB's debut.
'He looked like he belonged -- and he did.' How underdog Sam Mills became a Hall of Famer
Mills' path to the NFL was anything but routine, but the 5-foot-9 linenacker nicknamed the Field Mouse carved out his path on and off the field.
Who were the surprise standouts from offseason NFL workouts? Here's a pick for all 32 teams
Our NFL Nation reporters picked the under-the-radar players who turned heads this offseason, including a few former top-50 draft picks.
Here's when and where each NFL team will report for training camp
We have every team's training camp locations and reporting dates for both rookies and veterans.
NBA Twitter reacts to Lakers hiring Darvin Ham as head coach
The Lakers found their new head coach in Bucks assistant Ham. The NBA world took to Twitter to offer their thoughts.
Butler's picture-perfect performance gives Miami life
With most of the NBA world believing the Heat were done, Jimmy Butler rose up to force a Game 7 in Miami.
Sources: Trail Blazers to hire ESPN's Schmitz
The Portland Trail Blazers are hiring ESPN's NBA draft analyst Mike Schmitz as an assistant general manager, assigning him leadership of the franchise's domestic and international scouting…
Zion cleared to return, prep for 2022-23 season
Zion Williamson has been cleared in his return to play progression without any restrictions, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Thursday afternoon.
Curry awarded inaugural West finals MVP trophy
Warriors star Stephen Curry was awarded the inaugural Magic Johnson Western Conference finals MVP trophy on Thursday after Golden State eliminated Dallas in five games to return to the NBA Finals.
Luka: 'I played terrible,' but proud of Mavs' run
Luka Doncic's initial reaction to the end of the longest playoff run of his young NBA career was to express disappointment in himself.
Warriors, whole again, savor return to NBA Finals
The Warriors are heading back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2019 and for the sixth time in the past eight years after their win over the Mavericks in Game 5 of the Western Conference…
Celts lose 'tough one,' but G7 confidence at a '10'
The Celtics missed an opportunity to clinch a trip to the NBA Finals on Friday night, falling to the Heat 111-103 to force a deciding Game 7 in Miami. But even still, Jayson Tatum remains confident in…
Lakers hire Bucks' Ham as coach, sources say
Bucks assistant Darvin Ham has agreed to a four-year deal to become the next coach of the Lakers, sources told ESPN on Friday. He replaces Frank Vogel, who was fired following a 33-49 season that…
Butler's will 'would not let us lose,' says Spoelstra
"Jimmy just brought his competitive will tonight," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after Jimmy Butler's career-defining 47-point effort helped Miami force a Game 7 against Boston. "It was a will that…
DJ Strawberry leads Zamalek to BAL bronze against FAP
Former Phoenix Suns player DJ Strawberry led Zamalek to a convincing 97-74 win over FAP in the Basketball Africa League third-place playoff.
Why the Mavs might buck the NBA's trend to surround Luka Doncic
Modern NBA title contention requires multiple superstars. Despite their West finals exit, Luka Doncic and the Mavericks might have enough to buck that trend in the near future.
Kendrick Lamar's new album could be good news for the Golden State Warriors
The last three times Kendrick Lamar has released an album have coincided with Warriors titles ... could it happen a fourth time?
A King's welcome: Students excited to see LeBron James during surprise I Promise School visit
Before the school year ended, LeBron James made a visit to his I Promise School, which was a pleasant surprise to the students.
NIL turns one: After a year of radical change, what happens next?
Yes, NIL has helped NCAA athletes put money in their pockets. But it has also helped them realize their power moving forward.
How NIL helped SMU's Ra'Sun Kazadi 'grow as an artist'
The benefits of NIL have given the SMU Mustangs safety the chance to explore new worlds in his artwork.
Bengals RB to co-teach NIL course at Texas A&M
Bengals reserve RB Trayveon Williams will serve as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M's law school and will co-teach a class on NIL, college athletics and athlete advocacy alongside sports attorney…
Texas' Sarkisian adds WR Cook to recruiting haul
Wide receiver Johntay Cook II, ranked No. 43 in the 2023 ESPN 300, is the latest recruit to commit to Steve Sarkisian's Texas Longhorns.
Hawkeyes keep five-star OT Proctor in Iowa
Five-star offensive tackle Kadyn Proctor announced his commitment to Iowa on Thursday in a huge in-state recruiting win for the Hawkeyes.
Football recruiting class rankings: Post-Arch Manning commits move Texas into top five
Alabama and Miami landed top-25 recruits, while Texas continued its surge up the rankings in the Arch Manning effect.
Pac-12 eyeing expansion after UCLA, USC exit
Pac-12 presidents and chancellors were authorized Friday to "explore all expansion options" for the conference after USC and UCLA decided to join the Big Ten in 2024.
The SEC-Big Ten battle for college football supremacy is just beginning
USC and UCLA are leaving the Pac-12, and that means we are soon entering the era of two superconferences, as the SEC and Big Ten prepare to do battle.
Predicting where top uncommitted football recruits will land
Several top college football recruits are set to make their commitments over the next week or two. Where will they decide?
USC, UCLA approved to move to Big Ten in 2024
USC and UCLA were notified Thursday night that their application to join the Big Ten has been accepted.
What CFB's most powerful people are saying about the sport's new world order
USC and UCLA to the Big Ten certainly isn't the last big domino in college football's ongoing remaking. Here's what industry insiders expect to happen now.
Breaking down USC and UCLA's plan to move to the Big Ten and what it means
What does USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten mean for the Pac-12? What does it mean for the College Football Playoff? Answering that and all the biggest questions surrounding the move.
Mississippi State extends Leach through 2025
Mississippi State has signed football coach Mike Leach to a two-year extension that bumps his annual salary up to $5.5 million. Leach is 11-12 in two seasons with the Bulldogs with one bowl…
From viral video sensations to 'Pancake Honcho,' what makes certain recruits so intriguing
From the baseball diamond to Ghana, some of the top 2023 prospects have backgrounds that make them stand out.
Bilas: Why NIL has been good for college sports ... and the hurdles that remain
As name, image and likeness allowances approach their one-year anniversary, Jay Bilas looks at the benefits and ongoing challenges on the subject.
Perspectives from around college sports on NIL's one-year anniversary
When name, image and likeness came into effect last summer, we entered a new era of college sports.
'I believe in what we're doing': How Josh Heupel plans to keep the buzz building at Tennessee
Coming off a strong first season with the Vols, Josh Heupel talks about heightened expectations and pushing the team back to national prominence.
ACC latest to drop divisions, starting in 2023
Starting in 2023, the ACC will scrap divisions for a 3-5-5 scheduling format that includes three permanent rivalry games annually.
New 2023 NFL mock draft: Miller's early predictions for all 32 first-round picks
Matt Miller looks into his crystal ball to fill needs in next year's NFL draft, including finding team fits for six quarterbacks.
What Arch Manning's decision means for Texas football
Steve Sarkisian can't technically talk about Arch Manning. But he can talk about what the commitment of a hypothetical No. 1 QB recruit can do for a class. He breaks that down and more in his first…
Big 12 preview: Will new-look Oklahoma emerge among top contenders?
The Sooners' extreme turnover is a top storyline, but Texas, Baylor, OSU and K-State all have a legitimate chance at the title.
Ranking the best QB recruits in Elite 11 history, from Justin Fields to Caleb Williams
Matthew Stafford, Caleb Williams and Justin Fields are among the quarterbacks who truly stood out as recruits during Elite 11 history.
2 superstar shortstops, 30 teams: Ranking the best fits for Correa and Story
This year's historic crop of free-agent shortstops is down to a pair. Is either likely to land on your favorite team?
Injuries and inconsistency: The case against signing Carlos Correa
Correa is the No. 1 player in our free-agent rankings and a once-in-a-generation talent. Here's why you shouldn't want your favorite team to break the bank to sign him.
Yanks unsure of injury progress due to lockout
Major League Baseball's lockout has left the New York Yankees unaware of how DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks, Jameson Taillon and Darren O'Day are progressing following surgery.
MLB free-agency tracker: Latest moves, grades and analysis
Need to keep tabs on all the major signings? Want to know how our experts grade the big deals?
Top 5 free-agency fits for All-Star Kris Bryant
Bryant can cover five positions and will be among the most coveted players available once the lockout ends.
What are MLB teams doing during the lockout?
With no winter meetings to attend or free agents to sign, what are teams doing instead?
Answering the latest questions on the MLB lockout
Wondering what's going on between the owners and players? Here's where baseball's immediate and long-term future stands.
Melvin adds Williams, Price to S.D. coaching staff
New San Diego manager Bob Melvin on Monday rounded out the Padres' coaching staff with the addition of Matt Williams, a former All-Star third baseman and Washington Nationals manager, and Bryan Price…
Melvin: Kotsay 'perfect fit' as A's new manager
Mark Kotsay, 46, who was Oakland's third-base coach last season and is a former bench coach with the Athletics as well as a former MLB outfielder, has been hired as the franchise's next manager, the…
Former Gold Glove 3B Chavez part of Yanks' staff
Manager Aaron Boone and the New York Yankees finalized the club's new-look -- yet experienced -- coaching staff on Tuesday, including former Gold Glove third baseman Eric Chavez and former New York…
Report: MLB payrolls drop 4%, back to 2015 level
Major League Baseball payrolls are down 4.6% from their record high of just under $4.25 billion in 2017, with last season's $4.05 billion spent on big league players not having been this low since…
Showalter joins Mets with World Series the goal
Buck Showalter was introduced as the Mets' new manager on Tuesday and said that he knows the expectation is to win the World Series.
Tigers 1B coach Kimera Bartee dies at 49
Detroit Tigers first-base coach Kimera Bartee, who coached in the majors for five seasons after a six-year playing career, has died at the age of 49, the team announced.
In Buck Showalter, Mets have found a win-now manager for a win-now team
Mets owner Steve Cohen vowed to win a World Series within three to five years. After a disastrous Year 1, he'll be looking to Showalter to help him keep that promise.
MLB sued by 4 ex-affiliates for minor league cuts
Four minor league teams that lost their big league affiliations before the 2021 season have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball, using a law firm that has represented players'…
D-backs add Cubs' McLeod in front-office revamp
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced more than two dozen changes to their front office staff Thursday, including the addition of veteran baseball operations executive Jason McLeod, who helped build the…
Sources: MLB, players' association met Thursday
Major League Baseball and the players' association met Thursday, sources told ESPN, the first time the two sides have spoken since owners locked out the players earlier this month.
Guardians minor league C Melendez dies at 20
The Cleveland Guardians said minor league catcher Andres Melendez died Thursday in Miami.
Pirates take swing with Haines as hitting coach
The Pirates have hired Andy Haines as hitting coach and said Mike Rabelo will add third base coach to his job duties.
Will the Yankees finally spend? Will the A's tear it down? What to expect when baseball returns
Baseball's at a standstill for now, but there's plenty more action to come once the new CBA is signed. Kiley McDaniel breaks down what he's hearing from MLB execs and agents.
Numbers game: Bonds, Clemens totals more mortal without PED factor
Stats guru Dan Szymborski projected how Bonds' and Clemens' careers should have played out based on their pre-PEDs numbers. Spoiler: They were still great, just not quite immortal.


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