4:03 PM ET LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The standoff between the Chicago Bears and linebacker Roquan Smith over contract negotiations took another turn Monday when the NFL management council sent a memo to all 32 teams stating that a non-NFLPA-certified agent has been contacting clubs on behalf of the 2018 first-round pick. According to a
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Contributed A bike designer who helped Great Britain win gold at the 1992 Olympics has died. Mike Burrows, from Thorpe St Andrew, Norfolk, was best known for designing what became the Lotus Type 108 bike, ridden by Chris Boardman at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. The married father-of-one died on Monday, aged 79. Boardman,
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6:06 PM ET The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ faint hopes of having Walker Buehler in their postseason rotation ended Monday, when it was announced that their ace pitcher would require season-ending elbow surgery. The Dodgers were vague in their description of Buehler’s injury because an initial MRI did not provide enough clarity, a source with knowledge
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9:56 PM ET NORMAN, Okla. — First-year Oklahoma coach Brent Venables said Monday that he’s been proud of his team’s resolve and focus following longtime assistant coach Cale Gundy’s sudden resignation last week and the way the players have so quickly bought into the new staff’s vision. “All things considered, they’ve handled everything great and
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1:56 PM ET Shane Burgos is leaving the UFC and signing with PFL, the popular featherweight fighter announced Monday on “The MMA Hour.” Burgos fought out his UFC contract with his win over Charles Jourdain on July 16, becoming a free agent. He said he will likely compete in PFL before the end of the
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1:47 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The Texas Rangers fired manager Chris Woodward on Monday amid a season of dissatisfactory progress despite the investment of more than a half-billion guaranteed dollars in the free agent market over the
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5:02 PM ET The California State Athletic Commission wants Tyson Nam to move up in weight after the UFC fighter violated the board’s fight-night weight regulations Saturday at UFC San Diego. Nam weighed 126 pounds Friday at the weigh-ins, successfully making the nontitle flyweight limit. But on fight night, the CSAC weighed Nam again and
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Story Links DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Athletics and The Brandr Group (TBG) have established a group licensing program for the university’s student-athletes. This collaboration creates new opportunities for NCCU student-athletes in all 15 sports who want to use their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) together with the university’s official trademarks and
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1:39 PM ET Titans outside linebacker Bud Dupree pleaded guilty to a lesser assault charge in Nashville on Monday and was sentenced to six months of probation, according to online court records. Dupree had been cited with misdemeanor assault (fear of bodily injury) after an altercation with an employee at a Walgreens in Nashville in
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12:47 PM ET Calgary Flames star Jonathan Huberdeau has pledged to donate to his brain to Project Enlist Canada for research on brain injuries, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Project Enlist Canada is a program created by the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada that focuses on military veterans and helps researchers better understand CTE, traumatic brain
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