4:56 PM ET Liverpool beat Leicester City on 5-4 penalties to reach the Carabao Cup semifinals after a thrilling 3-3 draw in regular time. Diogo Jota fired the deciding kick in the ensuing shoot-out past Foxes keeper Kasper Schmeichel as the Reds moved on in the competition. – ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA
5:27 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have pulled out of a deal with the city for a new arena because of increased costs. John Bean, president and chief executive officer of Calgary Sports and Entertainment, said Wednesday that there is no viable path forward to complete the 19,000-seat Event Centre.
3:42 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawai’i — Phil Mickelson is headed back to Hawai’i for golf, not a vacation, committing to play the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua for the first time in 21 years. Mickelson won the winners-only tournament at La Costa Resort in 1998, then has played only twice since it
1:22 PM ET Kelly CohenESPN The idea, back in 1995, was to have the world’s best hockey players on the ice for the Winter Olympics. Three years later, NHL players debuted in the Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, with all of the accompanying fanfare and excitement. It hasn’t gone as planned. NHL players were not
7:00 AM ET The long-ballyhooed superstar shortstop free-agent class of 2021-22 is down to two: Carlos Correa and Trevor Story. Beginning with the 10-year, $341 million extension Francisco Lindor signed with the Mets just before the 2021 season, the shortstops have come off the board one by one: Marcus Semien, Corey Seager, Javier Baez. That
11:24 AM ET BEREA, Ohio — NFLPA president JC Tretter said the NFL was close to canceling three games this past weekend in the wake of multiple COVID-19 outbreaks among different teams. The league instead moved Saturday’s game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Browns in Cleveland to Monday, and rescheduled two Sunday games —
10:05 AM ET Thursday’s scheduled game between the Nets and Trail Blazers has been postponed, as the NBA announced that coronavirus-struck Brooklyn does not have the required eight players available for the contest. This is the third straight Nets game that has been postponed over the past week. Games against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday
Tom Latham was named as New Zealand captain for the Bangladesh Test series after regular skipper Kane Williamson was ruled out with an elbow injury, New Zealand Cricket announced on Wednesday. In another major development, wicketkeeper-batter Devon Conway returned to the squad after recovering from an injury that kept him away from the India tour.
7:00 AM ET THE JOURNEY BEGAN, like so many frustrating and ultimately fruitless quests, with the 2019 Florida State Seminoles. Florida State had opened that season by blowing a 31-13 lead to Boise State, and in the aftermath, offensive coordinator Kendal Briles pinned at least a portion of the blame on one of the most
9:00 AM ET Bruce Schoenfeld BARCELONA — There’s nothing nou about Camp Nou, Barcelona‘s iconic stadium. The red grandstand seats, meant to evoke the stripes on the Catalan flag, have faded to a flamingo pink. The concrete floors are mottled and scarred. It’s a fitting symbol for the vertiginous decline of a great football club.
10:20 AM ET On Monday, the NHL announced that it was hitting pause on the 2021-22 season through the Christmas break. On Tuesday, the second piece of disappointing news emerged, as the NHL and NHLPA came to an agreement that NHL players would not be participating in the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, after such
9:00 AM ET This has been one of my annual columns for ESPN for a while now, and it’s always fun to look back at the previous year’s list to see which prospective fights, if any, came to fruition. So, before getting into the MMA fights I want to see in 2022, let’s take a
5:05 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Major League Baseball payrolls dropped 4% in 2021 compared to the league’s last full season, and the $4.05 billion total was the lowest in a fully completed year since 2015. Falling payrolls have sparked the labor unrest that led to the sport’s first work stoppage in more
Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) new CEO Faisal Hasnain has revealed that “largely negative” reports and “headlines” on the country would be put up on ICC notice boards, saying its perception and reputation is a problem. This is affecting not just the country’s cricket but also trade and tourism, Hasnain, who has earlier worked as the
4:58 PM ET On Monday, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, speaking at a global summit of FIFA member nations, revealed that a biennial men’s World Cup would likely generate an additional $4.4 billion in revenue (an increase of around 60%) over a four-year cycle compared to the current quadrennial tournament. He said that there was probably
9:16 PM ET ESPN News Services The Tampa Bay Lightning were without coach Jon Cooper on Tuesday night in the only game left in the NHL this week after he was placed in COVID-19 protocol earlier in the day, according to the team. Assistant coach Derek Lalonde took his place running the bench in Las
2:53 AM ET Back at .500 at 16-16 following a 108-88 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James made it sound like he knows as much about his team’s potential now as he did when they were 0-0 to start the season. “We don’t know,” James said. “We have
9:50 PM ET Out of an abundance of caution in order to keep as many players on the field as possible in the College Football Playoff, Michigan‘s football players will get their COVID-19 booster shot on Wednesday as a team, according to offensive lineman Andrew Stueber. Stueber, speaking to the media on Tuesday, said the