CONCORD, N.C. — When Joe Gibbs decided to venture from the NFL and form a race team in 1992, he was scared — petrified, in fact. Gibbs had won three Super Bowls as coach of the Washington Redskins, but he was an outsider starting from scratch in stock car racing. When his team failed to
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9:33 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The three finalists for the NBA MVP award — Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Paul George — led the balloting for the All-NBA teams, announced by the league Thursday afternoon. Milwaukee’s Antetokounmpo and Oklahoma City’s George were named to the two forward spots on the first team; Stephen Curry of
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5:12 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN The UFC’s parent company has taken a step toward a major change: filing paperwork to go public. Endeavor, known mostly for its work as a talent agency with sports holdings, announced Thursday that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposing an initial
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Kevin Durant is unlikely to play at the start of the NBA Finals as he continues his recovery from a strained right calf, the Golden State Warriors announced Thursday. In a release, the Warriors said Durant still has not been cleared for on-court activities but added there is still hope he plays at some point
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PARIS — Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if Nadal makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting. The defending champion was handed what looked like quite an easy draw Thursday at Roland Garros
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Former England international Joe Marler will line up against his country for the first time after accepting an invitation to represent the Barbarians invitational side at Twickenham on June 2. Marler, who won 59 caps for England between 2012 and 2018, retired from international rugby last year at the age of 28 in order to
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The University of Maryland is in the midst of transitioning its athletic trainers from within the athletic department to an independent unit in the campus health center, a significant change that is the last of 20 recommendations given to Maryland officials last year following an external investigation into the death of former offensive lineman Jordan
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New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson has parlayed a career season into a new six-year contract. The Islanders announced that Nelson had signed the new deal on Thursday. The total value of the contract is $36 million, according to multiple reports. Nelson, 27, set career highs in points and assists this season while playing in
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets coach Adam Gase, whose relationship with Le’Veon Bell already is under a microscope, insisted Thursday that he’s “excited” to have the star running back on the team. Gase dismissed speculation he’s interested in trading Bell before the season. “That’s ridiculous,” Gase said. “That’s the first I’ve heard of
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The New York Mets placed starters Robinson Cano and Jeff McNeil on the 10-day injured list Thursday. Cano, a second baseman, has a quadriceps strain. McNeil has a left hamstring strain. Cano has struggled in his first season with the Mets and was criticized for not hustling in two games when the Mets were swept
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Tiger Woods has entered next week’s Memorial Tournament, Jack Nicklaus’ annual event in Dublin, Ohio. Woods has won the tournament five times and it has been a frequent event on his schedule, as it is typically played two weeks prior to the U.S. Open. Woods finished tied for 23rd last year. After Woods missed the
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