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Follow live: Colts, Texans face-off for AFC South supremacy - Thu, 21 Nov 2019

Garrett's suspension upheld; Pouncey's reduced - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Browns defensive end Myles Garrett's indefinite suspension has been upheld and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey's ban has been reduced to two games following appeals, the NFL announced Thursday.

NFL: No evidence of Rudolph using racial slur - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
The NFL "found no such evidence" that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph directed a racial slur at Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett just prior to last week's brawl, league spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday.

Izzo leaves board after NCAA denies waiver - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo abruptly resigned from a coaches board Thursday, angered after the NCAA denied an appeal from forward Joey Hauser to play this season.

Melo trainer: He 'bought into' D, not holding ball - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Alex Bazzell, the trainer who led Carmelo Anthony's workouts this summer and leading up to his joining the Blazers, said the 10-time All-Star embraced an overhaul of his game.

McCaffrey youngest to join Madden 99 club - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is the youngest player to reach a 99 rating on Madden and just the 5th running back to do so.

Nerf football inventor Cox, ex-Vikes kicker, dies - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Kicker Fred Cox, who never missed a game in 15 seasons with the Vikings and who invented the Nerf football in 1972, has died at the age of 80.

Inside the Rams-Chargers marriage as the NFL fights for Los Angeles - Tue, 19 Nov 2019
As the $5 billion-plus SoFi Stadium nears completion in Los Angeles, the Rams and Chargers are fighting to win the hearts of Angelenos while negotiating their awkward arranged marriage.

Breaking down the biggest potential debates for the playoff committee - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Is one-loss Minnesota a playoff lock? Can Mac Jones-led Alabama still make a case? And is the Big 12 really done? We answer these questions and more.

Lowe: The Sixers are all-in on new vibes after their absurdist drama - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
After the Process and several mega-trades, the 76ers are embracing their championship chase.

Barnwell: All the RBs who could get paid, and why recent deals look like disasters - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey, Aaron Jones -- they're all eligible for new deals next year. But be careful, NFL teams.

Berry's Love/Hate for Week 12: Will Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. finally hit it big? - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Matthew provides updates on many previous Love/Hate topics from this season, and offers his usual lineup advice for this weekend.

Fantasy football Week 12 rankings - Tue, 19 Nov 2019
Fantasy football rankings from Berry, Yates, Clay, Karabell, Bell and Cockcroft for Week 12.

The basketball wars: The hidden disadvantage facing every road team - Wed, 13 Nov 2019
Home teams get to choose the basketball for every game they host. Here's why coaches and others find that problematic.

Can the XFL really make spring football work? How its draft showed the way - Wed, 20 Nov 2019
The XFL is seeking parity over pageantry, and the approach was on full display at its two-day October draft. Can it work?

How one NBA exec stole millions from the Sacramento Kings - Tue, 19 Nov 2019
In one of the league's smallest markets, Jeff David stole more than $13 million. And nobody suspected a thing.

Tales from college football coaches' live radio shows - Wed, 20 Nov 2019
Wedding proposals. Arguments. Phone calls from the governor. A guy known as 'Evil Twin.' Everything is in play during a coach's live radio show, a unique college football staple.

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus unsung heroes on every team - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
For the second straight week, we have a new team on top. Plus, these players should get more attention for their 2019-20 production.

Wysh List: How to increase scoring in the NHL - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Yes, scoring is up this season. But here are three ways the league can boost it further. Plus, Jersey Fouls and more.

ESPN FC 100 surprises and snubs: Neymar, David De Gea lucky? Premier League No. 1? - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Now that FC 100 for 2019 has been released, ESPN FC's senior writers break down the surprising inclusions and omissions and look ahead to next year.

Liverpool, Man City dominate our ranking of world's best soccer players - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Our annual ranking of the best in men's soccer made one thing clear: Liverpool rules this year.

Does the U.S. have a leadership problem? - Wed, 20 Nov 2019
Ten players wore the captain's armband in 18 matches for the U.S. in 2019. Is any player ready to step up and hold this group accountable?

See the best and worst of the NBA's new City jerseys - Wed, 20 Nov 2019
After weeks of leaks and hints, multiple NBA teams officially unveiled their City jerseys for 2019-20, some of which will look familiar, while others look completely different.

Women's Bracketology - Oregon State replaces Stanford on No. 1 line - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Oregon State joins Oregon, UConn and Baylor on the top line. Stanford, Texas A&M, South Carolina and Louisville are No. 2 seeds.

Are Texas and Notre Dame in danger of missing the NCAA tournament? - Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Although no one can lock up a berth in November, teams can play themselves out of the tournament.