4:01 PM ET Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson is eventually going to do something to an opponent that will result in him missing 40 games. Maybe 60 games. Maybe an entire season. But the NHL department of player safety is not the NHL department of pre-crime. It can’t suspend players based on what their actions
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4:13 PM ET Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is expected to miss back-to-back games against the LA Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday and Friday to rest his injured right ankle, sources told ESPN. It is possible James could miss more games, sources said, as he works through discomfort in a right ankle
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7:15 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — The International Tennis Federation is seeking a new host city for the finals of the Billie Jean King Cup, formerly the Fed Cup, after Budapest backed out because of COVID-19 concerns. The Hungarian capital was due to host the 12-nation tournament but the event has twice been postponed
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6:43 PM ET ESPN News Services The Las Vegas Raiders signed cornerback Casey Hayward Jr. on Tuesday, the team announced. Terms were not disclosed. The move reunites Hayward with Raiders defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, who was his defensive coordinator with the Los Angeles Chargers the past four seasons. The Raiders hired Bradley as their defensive
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6:15 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Looking fresh again after taking a few weeks off, U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem cruised into the third round of the Madrid Open with a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 win over American Marcos Giron on Tuesday. Thiem was in control from the start at the “Magic Box” center court
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12:42 PM ET PHILADELPHIA — With another sign of tension between Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and his scouting department appearing to bubble to the surface during the 2021 NFL draft, Roseman on Tuesday offered his take on Friday’s awkward exchange between he and senior football advisor Tom Donahoe. He also responded to the notion
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4:09 PM ET ARLINGTON, Texas — Even the first official event for Saturday’s super middleweight unification fight between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders wasn’t immune to controversy. Saunders did not show for a press event and arrival photos on Tuesday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. His father, Tom, told ESPN that Saunders was
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3:09 PM ET The UFC finally has an official main event for this coming weekend. Marina Rodriguez will meet the popular Michelle Waterson in the UFC Fight Night headliner Saturday in Las Vegas, the promotion announced Tuesday. The originally scheduled main event between former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and top contender Cory Sandhagen was postponed
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5:22 PM ET The Florida State Boxing Commission has made a major change to its policy regarding cannabis. At a meeting Tuesday, the commission voted to essentially eliminate marijuana from its prohibited drug list, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation spokesperson Patrick Fargason told ESPN on Tuesday. Previously in Florida, even trace amounts of
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5:45 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Billy Joe Saunders is hoping Saturday’s fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez does not end in controversy after learning there will not be a British
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Italian Matteo Spreafico has been banned for three years by cycling’s world governing body after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance at last year’s Giro d’Italia. Spreafico, 28, who was riding for the Vini Zabu-KTM team, returned two adverse analytical findings for enobosarm on 15 and 16 October. Enobosarm, also known as ostarine, is a
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2:37 PM ET Associated Press Brendon Todd has withdrawn from the Wells Fargo Championship after testing positive for the coronavirus. This is the third straight PGA Tour event that has yielded a positive result in pre-tournament testing. Four players, including Tyrrell Hatton of England, tested positive last week at the Valspar Championship. Seamus Power of
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2:40 PM ET Associated Press PRAGUE — Barbora Strycova, a former top-ranked doubles player and Wimbledon singles semifinalist, announced her retirement on Tuesday. “Until now, tennis was the only world I knew,” Strycova said in a statement. “I have always had enormous love for this amazing sport. Even though all the pain, tears, renunciation and
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