5:02 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Tyson Fury has his sights set on his potential next opponent. The WBC on Tuesday ordered Fury to defend his heavyweight championship against Dillian Whyte, who was the organization’s No. 1 contender for more than 1,000 days without a title shot. Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) has one fight remaining on
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9:06 PM ET Associated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland — After five weeks of concern about the safety of tennis player Peng Shuai in China, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it cannot give any certainties about her case. The IOC’s two video calls with the Grand Slam doubles champion are the only reported contacts Peng has
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8:42 PM ET ESPN News Services Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been diagnosed with a pneumothorax in his right lung, the team announced Tuesday night. A pneumothorax is a collapsed lung, and it was discovered Tuesday after the veteran underwent a CT scan. On Saturday, in the fourth quarter of a game against
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2:45 PM ET The Cleveland Browns placed tight end David Njoku on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, putting his availability for Sunday’s key NFC North game against the Baltimore Ravens in question. The Browns (6-6) also could be without tight end Harrison Bryant, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 12 against the Ravens in
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4:05 PM GMT England’s Simon Middleton has become the first coach of a women’s team to win World Rugby Coach of the Year, the sport’s governing body announced on Tuesday. Middleton guided England’s “Red Roses” to their third successive Six Nations title in April and the team finished the year with an unbeaten record, winning
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4:21 PM GMT Leicester Tigers have signed South Africa’s World Cup-winning fly-half Handre Pollard ahead of the 2022-23 season, the English Premiership leaders said on Tuesday, to replace departing fly-half George Ford. Pollard, who has won 60 caps for South Africa since making his debut in 2014, will join Leicester next season after leaving French
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10:56 AM ET Any unvaccinated NBA player with temporary visa status who leaves the country will be unable to reenter the United States, according to a memo obtained by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday. For example, a player who is not vaccinated against COVID-19 would be unable to reenter the United States after playing in
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6:00 AM ET Barcelona might crash out of the Champions League this week, while Erling Haaland‘s Borussia Dortmund already have, and 40-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic could inspire a dramatic round-of-16 qualification for AC Milan. If you still needed convincing that the Champions League is just fine as it is, the next two days should offer unequivocal
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10:28 AM ET World No. 1 Ash Barty was named WTA Player of the Year for the second time, while U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu took the Newcomer of the Year title, the governing body of the women’s game said on Tuesday. Barty, who won the title in 2019, claimed a tour-leading five titles this
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