6:45 PM ET In July 2010, eight months before Canelo Alvarez won his first world title as a 20-year-old junior middleweight, he was ringside in Las Vegas as a spectator at the lightweight championship rematch between Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz. On that night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, in one of the
6:43 PM ET ESPN news services A Texas jury has found former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman not guilty of raping another student in 2016. The McLennan County jury deliberated about two hours in Waco on Thursday before acquitting the 26-year-old Oakman of sexual assault. Oakman is the Bears’ career leader in sacks. The woman
7:00 PM ET Nick Kyrgios had played just six matches in 2019 before he clashed with Rafael Nadal on Wednesday evening in the Acapulco ATP 500. Kyrgios more than made up for lost time as he toppled the tournament’s top seed in an electric three-hour epic in signature Kyrgo fashion — with a welter of
6:08 PM ET Nick Kyrgios celebrates his victory over Rafael Nadal at the Mexico Open, February 27, 2019 PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images Nick Kyrgios has returned serve at Rafael Nadal, saying he wouldn’t “listen at all” to the world No.2 after the Spaniard said he needed to show more respect to himself, his opponents and the crowd.
8:00 AM ET Chris PetersESPN NHL Close Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. The 2018-19 rookie class has some elite players at the top of it,
4:47 PM ET Roger Federer overcame two rain delays to beat Marton Fucsovics 7-6(6) 6-4 on Thursday and reach the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. After a brief interruption when the players were locked at 5-5 in the opening set, Federer saved two set points in the tiebreak and held firm to
3:02 PM ET The Philadelphia Phillies appear to have won the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, finalizing a 13-year, $330 million deal with the free-agent outfielder, league sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Thursday. Harper’s contract will not include any opt-outs. Harper, the 2015 National League MVP, was one of the top prizes in this year’s crop
3:33 PM ET Edmonton Oilers winger Jesse Puljujarvi will undergo hip surgery and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced Thursday. Puljujarvi, who has nine points in 46 games this season, was placed on injured reserve last week and hasn’t played since Feb. 15. “This injury has been bothering Jesse for some
2:29 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — Jason Witten is returning to the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced Thursday. Witten is leaving ESPN’s Monday Night Football and returning to the playing field less than a year after announcing his retirement. Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the tight end is getting a one-year deal worth $3.5
3:00 AM ET Karachi Kings 134 for 5 (Livingstone 38, Iftikhar 33*, Imad 19*, Lamichhane 2-17) beat Lahore Qalandars 133 for 5 (de Villiers 33, Sohail 29*, Iftikhar 2-4) by five wickets How the game played out Karachi and Lahore are the two largest cities in Pakistan, boasting a population in excess of 25 million.