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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.
Justin Jefferson channels Iverson: "I'm the answer:" .
After balling out this week against Marshon Lattimore and the Saints, Jefferson made sure to chirp about it.
Jerry doesn't rule out Dak, but grip still an issue
Though Jerry Jones says quarterback Dak Prescott's grip on a football is "not well enough to play," the owner has not ruled out a Sunday return for Prescott.
Deebo Samuel trolls Jalen Ramsey and Los Angeles Rams
The San Francisco 49ers wideout made the one of the biggest plays of the game on Monday Night Football. He continued to celebrate Tuesday, but Ramsey wasn't amused.
Colts RB Taylor hopes to play despite ankle injury
Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is hopeful he'll be able to play Thursday night against the Broncos despite a badly twisted right ankle.
McQuaide injury forces Dallas' rare change at LS
The Cowboys are making their first in-season change at long snapper since 2005 after Jake McQuaide tore his triceps during Sunday's game.
Texans release starting tight end Pharaoh Brown
The Texans released tight end Pharaoh Brown, who led the team's tight ends in catches (seven) and yards (72).
Broncos sign RB Murray; Williams, Gregory to IR
The Broncos signed running back Latavius Murray off the Saints' practice squad on Tuesday and placed starting running back Javante Williams and starting outside linebacker Randy Gregory on injured…
49ers' McKivitz sprains MCL, will miss 2 months
San Francisco 49ers lose their second starting left tackle in as many weeks, as Colton McKivitz suffered an MCL sprain in his knee and is expected to miss about two months, coach Kyle Shanahan…
Broncos' Wilson 'doing good,' expects to play TNF
Though Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson was officially listed as "limited" on the injury report for consecutive days this week with a right shoulder injury, Wilson said Tuesday he expects to be a…
Steelers, seeking 'spark,' promote Pickett to QB1
Kenny Pickett is listed as the starting quarterback on the Steelers' depth chart for Sunday's game vs. Buffalo, and he will become the first rookie QB to start for Pittsburgh since 2019.
Fantasy Fallout: What happens to Jamaal Williams when D'Andre Swift returns?
NFL Nation reporters focus on injury news, changes in roles and any other questions fantasy managers might have.
Updated NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the biggest issues for every team's defense
There is a new No. 1 team (again) and an updated top 10. Where do the 4-0 Eagles rank? How far did the Dolphins fall?
Deebo Samuel, 49ers roll over Rams, forge four-way NFC West tie
The 49ers used some critical big plays that kept the Rams out of the end zone en route to a victory.
Every NFL team's record vs. the spread, and Week 5 preview
How all 32 NFL teams have fared against the spread, and their over/unders this season heading into Week 5.
Baltimore blunders, bathroom breaks and more bad beats of the week
Jason Fitz recaps some of the weirdest plays from the weekend through social media.
Miles Sanders' emergence has big meaning for the Eagles
Sanders proved the Eagles could count on him to help grind out a win under miserable conditions, something that could come in handy in January.
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.
Saban: QB Young day-to-day with shoulder injury
Alabama star quarterback Bryce Young is day-to-day as he recovers from a shoulder injury, coach Nick Saban said Monday.
Clemson DT Bresee to miss 2nd straight game
For the second straight week, Clemson DT Bryan Bresee will be inactive, sitting out vs. Boston College while he recovers from a kidney infection, announced coach Dabo Swinney.
Wisconsin to pay Chryst an $11 million buyout
Paul Chryst, who had approximately $20 million left on his contract, will receive a reduced payout after being fired by Wisconsin on Sunday.
OSU's Henderson expected back for MSU game
OSU RB TreVeyon Henderson, held out against Rutgers for what coach Ryan Day called a minor issue, is expected to return against Michigan State.
Leipold 'happy' at KU as Wisconsin rumors swirl
Despite his deep ties to Wisconsin, Kansas football coach Lance Leipold insists he has "no plans on going anywhere" following the firing of Badgers coach Paul Chryst.
West Virginia RB Donaldson to miss Baylor game
West Virginia running back CJ Donaldson, a bright spot in a sluggish season for the Mountaineers, is in concussion protocol and will miss next week's home game with Baylor after he was injured in a…
Texas, OU prepare for rare unranked meeting
Oklahoma and Texas face off as unranked teams for the first time since 1998.
Nick Saban might not like the transfer portal rules, but he's mastered them
The Tide aren't just taking players from smaller conferences and lower divisions, they're taking Heisman contenders like Jahmyr Gibbs from the Power 5.
They said it! Mike Leach gives wedding planning advice, plus more college football quotes of the week
Kirby Smart pays respect to the SEC, Malik Heath is in awe, Dorian Thompson-Robinson's squad had a chip on their shoulder, and North Dakota State is running it old-school.
AP Top 25 college football poll reaction: What's next for each ranked team?
With the release of the latest AP college football poll, here's what is up next for each team in the new rankings.
Capital One Fan Vote: Which unbeaten top-10 team was most impressive Saturday?
Which unbeaten team caught your eye the most? Alabama, Clemson, Michigan or Oklahoma State?
Notable bets: Kicker prop attracts wild betting interest
David Purdum looks at how a Daniel Carlson prop bet spelled trouble for sportsbooks and the other odds and ends in the NFL and college football betting weekend.
College football Week 5 recap: One-handed grabs, mascot stunts and what we learned
Week 5 brought us upsets, highlight-reel plays and major statement victories from some surprise unbeaten teams.
College Football Playoff picks after Week 5
Find out who our reporters pick after Week 5 for the College Football Playoff.
College football Power Rankings after Week 5
See how things shape up this week after a top-10 loss, a near loss from No. 1 and several teams falling from the ranks.
Besides Bama, Georgia and Ohio State, who's actually a contender? And who's a pretender?
If Week 5 didn't deliver the shocking upsets, it did offer some separation between the pretenders and contenders.
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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