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Weekend watch: Best goalie streaming matchups
What to watch for in the NHL this weekend with lineup picks, schedule advice, and adds/drops.
Kaplan's latest buzz: Goalie market, what Penguins and Capitals will do among hot topics
We're two weeks away from the NHL trade deadline, which means trades can happen at any moment. Here's what we're hearing around the league.
How to watch NHL games on ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and Hulu
The 2023-24 season is underway. Get the full listing of exclusive games on ESPN networks, and info on how to subscribe to ESPN+.
NHL Power Rankings: A new No. 1, plus playoff chances for all 32 teams
Which club knocked the Canucks off the throne? Our voters have a new favorite, and we also break down each team's postseason future.
Caps: 'Fairly high' concern over RW Oshie's injury
Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie left with a noncontact injury in the third period of a 5-3 win at the Lightning on Thursday night.
J. Hughes after loss: Devils' attitude must change
After his New Jersey Devils were embarrassed by the rival New York Rangers at home on Thursday, star center Jack Hughes said his team needs an attitude adjustment as their playoff hopes dim.
Knights' Stone sidelined with upper-body injury
Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone could be out for an extended period with an injury that coach Bruce Cassidy said Thursday wasn't related to his surgically repaired back.
McDavid, then who? The NHL's best centers right now, according to players and execs
The Oilers star remains on the throne at No. 1, with some surprises elsewhere in the top 10. Here's how league insiders voted.
Connor Bedard tracker: Goals, upcoming schedule for the NHL's top rookie
Follow along with every key moment in the first-year phenom's campaign for the Blackhawks.
Road to Frozen Four: Projecting the NCAA men's hockey tournament field
With the regular season winding down, the NCAA tournament is just around the corner. Here's a look at who's in and who's on the bubble.
Matthews fastest to 50 goals in 28 years, adds 51st
Auston Matthews scored his 50th goal of the season Wednesday night in the Maple Leafs star's hometown return, becoming the fastest NHL player to reach that mark in 28 years. He later added his 51st.
Herb Brooks, Jack O'Callahan honored with new 'Miracle on Ice' bobbleheads
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled three "Miracle on Ice" bobbleheads on the 42nd anniversary of Team USA's iconic win.
Panthers winger Lomberg fined $2K for elbowing
Florida Panthers winger Ryan Lomberg was fined $2,083.83, the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement, for elbowing Ottawa Senators defenseman Jakob Chychrun during Tuesday night's…
Rangers, Brodzinski agree on 2-year extension
The New York Rangers and forward Jonny Brodzinski have reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension.
'I think it's going to be insane:' NHL execs make trade season predictions
With two weeks and change until the March 8 deadline, here's what is being discussed in front offices around the league.
Dowd (upper body) leaves Capitals' win after first
Washington center Nic Dowd, a veteran faceoff specialist and penalty killer who has been a prominent name ahead of the March 8 NHL trade deadline, left the Capitals' 6-2 win over the New Jersey Devils…
Ranking the NHL's top 10 goalies for 2023-24
Connor Hellebuyck, Jeremy Swayman and Jake Oettinger have their teams in the playoff mix. Who else makes the list this season?
Who is the NHL's best winger right now? Players, execs vote for their top 10
The NHL Positional Rankings series for 2024 continues, with some eye-opening results from our ballots cast by those inside the game.
The 10 best defensemen in the NHL for 2023-24
Where do the high-scoring Cale Makar and Quinn Hughes land? What about "defensive defenseman" Jaccob Slavin? Here's how those in the NHL see it.
Ex-NFLer Wright alleges sexual assault by trainer
Former NFL cornerback Shareece Wright is one of 12 men suing a former athletic trainer and a California school district, alleging the trainer sexually assaulted them while they were minors in high…
Fields tired of trade talk: 'Just want it to be over'
Justin Fields said his unfollowing the Bears on Instagram has nothing to do with the speculation he might be traded so Chicago can use the No. 1 pick on a quarterback.
Bengals switching to FieldTurf for playing surface
Slit-film turf fields will no longer be a part of the NFL after the Bengals said they'd be switching to a FieldTurf Core playing surface at Paycor Stadium.
Source: Seahawks rework QB Smith's contract
The Seahawks have restructured the contract of quarterback Geno Smith, converting his $9.6 million roster bonus into a signing bonus and creating $4.8 million in salary cap space.
Bears HOF legend McMichael remains hospitalized
Chicago Bears great Steve McMichael was spending at least another night in the hospital after his family hoped he would return home on Thursday, publicist Betsy Shepherd said.
Chiefs sign Araiza after punter dropped from suit
Free agent punter Matt Araiza has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chargers OC on plan for Herbert: Run the ball
Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Greg Roman told reporters Thursday that he is confident that the Chargers will establish a consistent running offense, which he expects to elevate…
Sources: Saints rework Carr deal, get $23M to cap
The Saints are restructuring quarterback Derek Carr's contract in a move that is expected to give the team around $23 million in salary cap relief as New Orleans seeks to rework several deals this…
Tannehill, Brissett among names that could backup Aaron Rodgers for Jets
Jets owner Woody Johnson made it clear that backup quarterback is a priority, so here's a list of viable candidates that New York could pursue.
'One of the biggest heartbreaks': 49ers at varying stages of grief after latest postseason near miss
It's been nearly two weeks since their overtime Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs, but the what-ifs are still lingering for the 49ers.
The Patriots are in uncharted territory with the No. 3 draft pick -- here's what they could do
The pressure is on the Patriots in what owner Robert Kraft called the "most anticipated NFL draft of our tenure."
Justin Fields? Caleb Williams? Bears' new OC believes offense is adaptable
Shane Waldron has exchanged messages with Justin Fields and is familiar with Caleb Williams, and he's eager to get started.
Raiders hope OC Luke Getsy can unlock offense, help Davante Adams blossom
Getsy and Adams spent seven seasons together in Green Bay. Will their reunion provide the Raiders a boost?
Top franchise tag candidates, from Saquon Barkley to Tee Higgins to Brian Burns
Our reporters examine the most likely franchise tag candidates for every NFL team.
The overlooked deal that can keep the Timberwolves among the West's elite
Mike Conley's extension ensures the Western Conference-leading Timberwolves some continuity even if it potentially puts the team into the luxury tax.
Sources: Tsai discussing minority sale of Nets
Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai has discussed the possibility of selling a minority stake in the franchise to the Koch family, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Judge won't dismiss suit against Dwight Howard
A Georgia judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit against former NBA star Dwight Howard that alleges sexual assault, emotional distress and false imprisonment.
Pistons' Stewart suspended but charge dismissed
Pistons center Isaiah Stewart has been suspended three games for punching Suns center Drew Eubanks at the arena hours before the teams played Feb. 14.
Jokic fourth ever with triple-double vs. every foe
Nuggets star Nikola Jokic joined LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Maurice Stokes as the only players in NBA history to record a triple-double against every opponent in the league.
LeBron (ankle) likely back in action Fri. vs. Spurs
Lakers star LeBron James will "in all likelihood" return to action Friday against the Spurs after he sat out Thursday's loss to the Warriors with a sore left ankle.
Lowry's Sixers debut includes ovation, stitches
Kyle Lowry got a standing ovation from his hometown Philadelphia fans before finishing with 11 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in his Sixers debut on Thursday.
Luka Doncic reps Real Madrid with signed jersey
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic reveals signed jersey from Toni Kroos, Brahim Diaz and more.
Five NBA futures that go through Dallas
Andre Snellings looks at which Mavericks futures markets bettors should consider in the second half of the season.
Are these trends worth betting post All-Star break?
Which NBA betting trends from the first half of the season are worth betting after the All-Star break, and which should you avoid? Tyler Fulghum breaks it down.
Why OKC is nowhere near done with the Paul George trade
The George trade to the Clippers in 2019 sent shockwaves through the league and two of its franchises. Nearly five years later, one of those teams is still reaping the rewards.
'A whirlwind of epic proportion': Catching up with new Texas A&M football coach Mike Elko
Elko has a big challenge to build Texas A&M up to title contender status. But it's also an enormous opportunity he's looking forward to.
Saban plans to speak out for 'meaningful change'
Nick Saban said Wednesday he plans to take stronger stances on issues such as NIL and the transfer portal because "what we have now is not college football."
DeBoer, Tide share 'chip on shoulder' after Saban
New Alabama coach Kalen DeBoer is embracing the challenge of being Nick Saban's successor, telling ESPN on Wednesday that he's aware of the current narrative that the Crimson Tide are finally…
Players can start opting in to new EA Sports game
EA Sports on Thursday will begin allowing athletes to opt in to have their name, image and likeness appear in "EA Sports College Football 25." The players will each receive $600 plus a copy of the…
CFP officials discussing 14-team playoff in 2026
CFP executive director Bill Hancock said the idea of a 14-team College Football Playoff starting in 2026 was discussed at Wednesday's meeting in Dallas but added, "There's work still to be done."
Texas regents make Sarkisian latest $10M coach
The University of Texas System board of regents on Thursday approved a raise and contract extension through 2030 for Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian that boosts his guaranteed salary to $10.3 million…
Sources: Georgia State set to hire UGA's McGee
Georgia State is expected to hire Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee as its head coach, sources confirmed to ESPN.
NIL, realignment and everything to know about the new EA Sports College Football game
EA Sports College Football is back, and we got the details on the new elements in the game, including NIL, realignment and more.
Who's under pressure in 2024?
There are more opportunities than ever for players and coaches to change perceptions.
Updated Way-Too-Early Top 25 after wild times in transfer portal, coaching carousel
Nick Saban retired? Ohio State reloaded? The past month has turned our top 25 upside down.
The biggest spring questions for the top 25 teams
Will Kalen DeBoer be able to get out of Nick Saban's shadow? And which transfer quarterback will be their new team's savior?
The unsung hero behind the Manning Academy, NFL's 'women's coaching tree' and no-tackle practices
Late Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens never held a job in the NFL, but his influence spanned from the Manning family to the hiring of women coaches.
Which cities could land MLB's next expansion teams? Let's examine the top options
From Portland to Orlando and Mexico City to Montreal, here's which locations could be in the mix when baseball decides to go to 32 franchises.
D-backs: MLB to produce TV games again in 2024
The Diamondbacks announced on Thursday their games will be produced by MLB for a second straight season, as sports leagues across the U.S. adjust to the decline of regional cable networks.
Infielder Urshela, Tigers agree to one-year deal
Gio Urshela and the Detroit Tigers are in agreement on a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
Mets say righty Senga likely to start season on IL
Mets ace Kodai Senga has a moderate capsule strain in the back of his right shoulder and is expected to begin the season on the injured list.
Royals pick up backstop Nola to be Perez's backup
- The Kansas City Royals signed Austin Nola to a contract for the 2024 season on Friday, adding a veteran catcher to provide some insurance behind Salvador Perez alongside young backup Freddie Fermin.
Sources: Marlins adding Anderson on 1-year deal
Shortstop Tim Anderson and the Marlins are in agreement on a one-year, $5 million contract, sources told ESPN.
Sources: Pirates sign Keller to $77M extension
The Pirates have signed right-hander Mitch Keller to a five-year extension, with sources telling ESPN the deal is worth $77 million.
Yanks' Verdugo: No hard feelings toward Cora
After twice being benched last year, Alex Verdugo, who was traded to the Yankees, says he has no hard feelings toward Red Sox manager Alex Cora.
MLB players add see-through pants to complaints
Add the potential of see-through pants to the growing list of complaints regarding new MLB uniforms set to be used this season.
The Playbook, Inning 9: Mastering the 2024 fantasy baseball player pool
Tristan H. Cockcroft's 9-part "Playbook" lays out how to go from fantasy novice to expert in one season.
Spring training: Schedule, highlights, updates and more
Everything you need to know as teams get set for Opening Day.
Offseason tracker: Keep up with latest offseason moves
We've got you covered on all the major signings and trades.
'We're going to have kids growing up as Dodger fans': How L.A.'s plan to win over Japan has begun
Fans flying 6,000 miles for spring training? Japanese stars dreaming of Dodger Blue? It's all coming together.

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