4:00 PM GMT ESPN staff Club rugby is back in the spotlight — outside of Cardiff at least — and there are some mouthwatering matches in store. Ahead of a busy few days our experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained
The Rugby Football Union suffered a £6 million operating loss in 2016-17, while investing a record £99.6m into the game. The national governing body published its annual report and accounts on Thursday. The financial results showed lower year-on-year revenues, but that can be attributed to England hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with those figures
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was sent off from the touchline after his disagreement with the referee. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte explains the frustrations that led to him being sent off and expresses his regret. Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct following his dismissal against Swansea on Wednesday, the Football Association announced. He
The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired reliever Brad Boxberger from the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday in exchange for minor league pitcher Curtis Taylor. Boxberger, who was an All-Star in 2015 when he led the American League with 41 saves, was a candidate to be non-tendered Friday at the 5 p.m. ET deadline to offer contracts to
England selector Angus Fraser is hopeful of imminent clarity over Ben Stokes and his ongoing police investigation, but acknowledged that the situation is more important than purely having him play cricket again. On Wednesday, Avon and Somerset Police said Stokes’ case was being passed onto the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as they sought charging advice.
ROME — Former US Open finalist Roberta Vinci says she will retire from tennis after the Italian Open in May. Vinci made the announcement on Twitter and in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport. She said she decided to retire midseason after struggling with injuries this year, which dropped her ranking to No. 117.
11:46 AM ET ESPN staff Conor McGregor has been fined £350 after he was caught speeding in Ireland earlier this year, a court has confirmed. A court sporkesperson told ESPN that McGregor, 29, appeared at Blanchardstown District Court Thursday, where judge Miriam Walsh handed him a 400 euro fine (around £350), which he has been
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we pose a question to a panel of ESPN fantasy basketball experts to gauge their thoughts on a hot topic. Today’s contributors are ESPN Fantasy’s Andre Snellings, Jim McCormick and Kyle Soppe. What player would you recommend trading for because you think his value will increase in the coming weeks?
11:56 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Vancouver Canucks announced on Thursday that forward Derek Dorsett will not return to their active roster due to health risks associated with playing, on the advice of team doctors. “I’m devastated by the news. It will take a long time for this to truly sink in,” said Dorsett, who
DALLAS — The first matchup produced nothing special from Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman. He didn’t make a big play. He didn’t get his hands on the ball or do anything to draw attention to himself. All he did was keep Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant — or anyone else who lined up to his