10:37 PM ET Alex Malcolm Barring injury, the bowling attack of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon is set, and Tim Paine will captain and keep wicket in the first Test against India but plenty of questions remain around the top order. There have been three ODI’s, five T20Is and four rounds
8:23 PM ET Associated Press First-year eligibles Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and Champ Bailey are among 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In all, 13 defensive players, nine on offense and three coaches — Jimmy Johnson, Tom Flores and Don Coryell — made the cut. Making it to the semifinals for the
7:57 PM ET UCF put a thrashing on Cincinnati last week, and the College Football Playoff committee took notice. 1. Alabama (11-0)2. Clemson (11-0)3. Notre Dame (11-0)4. Michigan (10-1)5. Georgia (10-1)6. Oklahoma (10-1)7. LSU (9-2)8. Washington State (10-1)9. UCF (10-0)10. Ohio State (10-1)11. Florida (8-3)12. Penn State (8-3)13. West Virginia (8-2)14. Texas (8-3)15. Kentucky (8-3)16.
6:32 PM ET Still sweeping up after Monday night’s Rams-Chiefs points party at the L.A. Coliseum, fighting through the fog and wondering… Did that really happen? Was it as awesome as it felt at the time? Is this just the way it’s going to be now in the NFL? Fourteen touchdowns. Four fourth-quarter lead changes.
6:07 PM ET Phil Mickelson has already “baited” Tiger Woods into a $200,000 side bet as part of their winner-take-all $9-million match on Friday in Las Vegas. During a news conference on Tuesday at Shadow Creek to promote “The Match” between the longtime golf rivals, Mickelson noted he’s been thinking about the side challenges that
5:53 PM ET Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. — Michael Jordan returned to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina, and met with some hurricane victims who benefited from his $2 million donation. Stephanie Parker, her husband and four young children spent nearly months living in shelters provided by the American Red Cross, which Jordan helped fund.
5:43 PM ET Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for directing inappropriate language toward a fan during a recent game in Dallas. According to the league, the exchange occurred during the first quarter of the Warriors’ 112-109 loss to the Mavericks on Saturday. The incident capped a
5:08 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will place tight end O.J. Howard on injured reserve, a source confirmed to ESPN. Howard suffered ankle and foot injuries when he was tackled from behind in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants. On the play, Howard’s ankle bent sideways.
5:06 PM ET The Denver Broncos have released cornerback Adam Jones, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Legwold. Jones wrote an Instagram post on Tuesday that indicated he had been released but the team has not announced any move. Jones, 35, appeared in seven games for the Broncos this season, making two starts, and had an
4:51 PM ET CINCINNATI — The Bengals have placed starting middle linebacker Preston Brown on injured reserve, the team announced on Tuesday. The injury is a blow to an already depleted defense that had to play two backup linebackers last week against the Ravens. Brown said he injured his knee in the third quarter of