Detroit Lions teammates are living their dream through Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford

Rob Sims was watching the NFC Championship Game on television and could feel his emotions starting to boil. For years, Sims has pinned Matthew Stafford as a Detroit Lions guard. Now retired, he was watching his former quarterback do something they never could have done in Detroit. He saw Stafford – with his bright smile … Read more

Brooklyn Nets dismissed Philadelphia 76ers’ interest in James Harden, sources say

6:35 AM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Ramona Shelburne Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News When Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey reached out to Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks … Read more

Leicester City condemn fan for attacking Nottingham Forest players

Leicester City said they are appalled after one of the club’s supporters ran on to the pitch and attacked Nottingham Forest players during their heavy FA Cup defeat on Sunday. The Cup holders went down 4-1 (stream a replay on ESPN +, US only) to their Midlands rivals and later issued a statement to condemn … Read more

Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first person in the world to reach 400 million followers on Instagram

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo became the first person in the world to reach 400 million followers on Instagram. The 37-year-old became the first person to reach 200 million followers in January 2020 and has now seen that figure double in just over two years. – Stream ESPN FC daily on ESPN + (US only)– … Read more

Sweden’s Sara Hector wins gold in the women’s giant slalom at the Beijing Olympics

BEIJING – Swedish skier Sara Hector capped a recent career resurgence in the best possible way, winning the gold medal in the women’s giant slalom at the Beijing Olympics on Monday for her first individual victory in a major championship. 29-year-old Hector finished two runs along a course known as The Ice River at the … Read more

Kamila Valieva, 15, first woman to land quadruple jump as Russia wins gold in women’s team figure skating

The Russian Olympic Committee skaters weren’t perfect during the final day of the Olympic figure skating team event, but their dominance still couldn’t be touched and they earned the gold medal on Monday. The team held the lead entering the day and never relinquished it. Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov won the pairs competition and … Read more

Canada, Russia women’s hockey players masked for game after 65-minute delay reportedly due to COVID-19 test results

The start of the women’s hockey preliminary-round game between Canada and Russia on Monday was delayed 65 minutes before being played with both teams wearing N95 masks, a first at the Beijing Winter Olympics. No reason was given for the delay, but according to multiple reports Team Canada refused to take the ice due to … Read more

Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai denies making sexual assault allegation, says concern for her based on ‘misunderstanding’

BEIJING – Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has told a French newspaper that international concern over her well-being is based on “an enormous misunderstanding” and she again denied having accused a Chinese official of sexual assault. L’Equipe, which specializes in sports news, published the interview Monday. The publication said it spoke to the tennis player … Read more

2022 Winter Olympics – Mikaela Shiffrin out of the giant slalom, US wins historic figure skating medal and more live updates from Beijing

The competition on Monday in Beijing has been both heartbreaking and thrilling. Superstar Mikaela Shiffrin skied out in her di lei first race, giant slalom, in a disappointing start to her Olympics. In figure skating, the US had its highest finish in the team event in history, with a silver. Still to come: The gold … Read more