• Latest free-agent moves: How will Rose fit with the Cavs?


    Here's our team-by-team analysis of the major and minor deals in the fourth week of NBA free agency. All deals listed alphabetically by team. Cleveland Cavaliers 1.?Agreed to a one-year, minimum deal with guard Derrick Rose A year after lumping his new team, the New York Knicks, in with the league's super teams, Rose is headed to a legitimate NBA power. (Though not, according to LeBron James, a "super team.") As his minimum salary implies, Rose isn't really part of that core. It's unclear exactly what role Rose will play, since that depends what the Cavaliers can get for Kyrie Irving -- assuming they in fact honor his trade request -- but there's reason to believe Rose can help Cleveland, although also cause for concern about the fit. In the midst of a disappointing season for the Knicks, Rose made...
  • Jerry Jones speaks out in support of Ezekiel Elliott, says no evidence of domestic violence


    OXNARD, California --? Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones backed Ezekiel Elliott as the running back awaits possible discipline for an alleged domestic violence incident last July in Columbus, Ohio. "I have reviewed everything, and there is absolutely nothing -- not one thing -- that had anything to do with domestic violence," Jones said at the Cowboys' opening news conference at training camp in Oxnard. Jones, however, would not delve into whether Elliott could still be suspended by the NFL under the personal conduct policy. A player does not need to be charged or found guilty by the law to be penalized by the league. "My opinion is there's not even an issue over he-said, she-said," Jones said. "There's not even an issue there." From the beginning, Jones has supported Elliott, who was accused by an ex-girlfriend of domestic violence. Elliott has proclaimed his innocence, and after the Cowboys' season ended in January, he hoped for...
  • First batch of Mayweather-McGregor tickets released for sale


    Tickets to the highly anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor went on sale Monday. The first batch of tickets was released at 1 p.m. ET to those who received a code from Ticketmaster's Fan Verified program, which aims to block brokers from buying up the tickets early. Some fans who received the codes, which do not guarantee tickets, sold them on eBay for as much as $200. It was initially believed that Ticketmaster would begin selling to the general public at 3 p.m. ET, but a UFC spokesperson told ESPN that if any tickets remained after Monday, sales would open to the general public on Tuesday. Ticket prices were previously announced at $500, $1,500, $2,500, $3,500, $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000. Tickets bought on Monday, per Ticketmaster rules on the site, had to be picked up at the box office. That doesn't include the 8.5 percent Ticketmaster service fee. For example, a $7,500 ticket has $637.50 in service fees. ...
  • Robert Griffin III to work out for Chargers; first opportunity with a team this offseason


    Free-agent quarterback Robert Griffin III is scheduled to work out Tuesday for the Los Angeles Chargers, a league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. Griffin has been training in Florida with former Cleveland Browns assistant Pep Hamilton. Tuesday's workout with the Chargers will be Griffin's first team visit this offseason. He had another visit lined up but canceled it. Griffin, 27, was released by the Browns on March 10 after Cleveland acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler in a trade with the Texans. The Browns gave Griffin a chance to revive his career after he was released by the Redskins following the 2015 season. Cleveland named him the Week 1 starter in 2016, and he struggled in a loss to the Eagles. Late in that game, Griffin broke his left collarbone, an injury that sidelined him for 11 games. Although he played better in four games at the end of the season, he admitted that his injury had not fully healed. ...
  • LeBron: The Sequel


    This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 27 Entertainment Issue. "When LeBron was playing with the Heat, they went to Cleveland, and he wanted to spend the night. They don't do overnights. Teams just don't. So now [coach Erik] Spoelstra has to text [president Pat] Riley and say, 'What do I do in this situation?' And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers, 'You are on the plane. You are with this team.' You can't hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland. ... I do know LeBron likes special treatment. He needs things his way." -- Phil Jackson, Knicks president "It just sucks that now at this point, having one of the biggest businesses you can have both on and off the floor, having a certified agent in Rich Paul, having a certified business partner in Maverick Carter, who's done so many great business...
  • DeGrom wins 8th straight start, Mets hold off Padres 5-3


    Jacob deGrom won his eighth straight start and the New York Mets held on when pinch-hitter Jabari Blash's bid for a game-winning home run was barely foul to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. DeGrom (12-3) gave up two runs in eight innings, striking out eight
  • Kershaw has back strain, not herniated disk like last season


    The Los Angeles Dodgers say they're encouraged that ace Clayton Kershaw's back problem doesn't seem as bad as his injury last year
  • Peaty breaks 50 breast record; Ledecky sets up big night


    Britain's Adam Peaty has set a world record of 26.10 seconds in the preliminaries of the men's 50-meter breaststroke at the world championships
  • AP source: Free agent Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavs


    Derrick Rose agrees to sign with Cavaliers, source says
  • Meyer has Ohio State running like Fortune 500 juggernaut


    Urban Meyer looks like the CEO of a Fortune 500 juggernaut for good reason