Hockey

Hayes leads Flyers past Washington

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hayes scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period short-handed to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. Robert Hagg and Travis Konecny also scored for the Flyers, who improved their NHL-best home record to 14-2-4. The Flyers returned to Philadelphia after a disappointing six-game road trip in which they lost five of six and allowed
Hockey

Stars D-man Johns could be close to return from long absence

[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Stars defenseman Stephen Johns could be nearing a return after missing a season and a half because of issues with headaches. The Stars loaned Johns to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League on Wednesday for a conditioning assignment. The club didn’t indicate how long he would be in the minors. Johns missed all of last season with what were called post-traumatic headaches.
Football

Saints QB, restaurant co-owner Drew Brees makes guest appearance on ‘Undercover Boss’

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees was unrecognizable with a flowing black wig, full beard and prosthetic nose in Wednesday night's episode of "Undercover Boss" on CBS.The New Orleans Saints quarterback made a guest appearance on the show as part of his role as co-owner of the chain of Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux restaurants."How did I just become Matthew McConaughey," Brees said in front of the mirror -- though his kids
Football

Saints QB, restaurant co-owner Drew Brees makes guest appearance on ‘Undercover Boss’

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees was unrecognizable with a flowing black wig, full beard and prosthetic nose in Wednesday night's episode of "Undercover Boss" on CBS.The New Orleans Saints quarterback made a guest appearance on the show as part of his role as co-owner of the chain of Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux restaurants."How did I just become Matthew McConaughey," Brees said in front of the mirror -- though his kids
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Ranking the best boxers by age — 31 to 40-plus

[ad_1] 8:17 AM ETSteve KimESPN There are thousands of professional boxers in the world. Some are internationally known and heralded while others are just getting their first professional bouts under their belts. The very best stand out among the weight classes and hold their titles high, and the elite of the elite are given pound-for-pound status.Who are the best fighters at every age? ESPN's Dan Rafael and Steve Kim have
Hockey

Flames agree to 6-year extension with D Andersson

[ad_1] CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames and defenseman Rasmus Andersson have agreed to a six-year, $27.3 million contract extension. The deal was announced Wednesday. The 23-year-old native of Sweden has three goals, nine assists and 33 penalty minutes in 44 games for Calgary this season – his second full season with the NHL club. The 6-foot-1, 214-pound defender, selected by the Flames in the second round of the
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San Diego State’s Rocky Long retires as Brady Hoke takes helm

[ad_1] SAN DIEGO -- The Rocky Long-Brady Hoke circle is complete.Long announced his retirement Wednesday as San Diego State's football coach after taking the Aztecs to nine consecutive bowl games. He was replaced by Hoke, the Aztecs' defensive line coach.Nine years ago, Long was promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach after Hoke left for his dream job at Michigan.Long, who turns 70 on Jan. 27, gave himself some wiggle
Football

NFL playoffs divisional round – Biggest injury questions for all eight teams

[ad_1] 8:05 PM ETNFL NationESPN A thrilling wild-card weekend has yielded another quartet of intriguing matchups in the divisional round of the 2019 NFL playoffs. Injuries are sure to play a major part in determining which teams win and which head home to improve for next season.Our NFL Nation reporters have searched for the latest intel on all the key injuries. Read on to get the latest scoop from inside
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What Walt Hopkins’ hire means for the New York Liberty and the WNBA

[ad_1] 6:20 PM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Walt Hopkins officially was named the New York Liberty's new head coach on Wednesday, so all 12 WNBA franchises' top roles are filled.Hopkins enters a situation quite different than his Liberty predecessor, former WNBA player Katie Smith. During
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Knicks F Bobby Portis draws $25,000 fine from league after flagrant foul in loss to Lakers

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- New York Knicks forward Bobby Portis was fined $25,000 for recklessly making contact above the shoulders of an airborne shooter, the league announced Wednesday.The incident, for which Portis was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected, occurred with 8:02 remaining in the second quarter of the Knicks' 117-87 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at Staples Center.2 RelatedThe Lakers led the Knicks 39-30