6:48 PM ET CINCINNATI — Bengals fans have found a unique way to show their appreciation for veteran quarterback Andy Dalton. The foundation run by Dalton and his wife JJ has received nearly $4,000 in donations since it was announced Tuesday that he would be replaced by rookie Ryan Finley as the team’s starting quarterback.
6:45 PM ET Associated Press This year’s World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros went seven games but finished as the third-least viewed. The Series averaged 13.91 million viewers, Nielsen said Thursday, down 1.3% from 14.1 million last year for Boston’s five-game victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The first title in the
6:27 PM ET The 76ers‘ Joel Embiid and the Timberwolves‘ Karl-Anthony Towns each received a two-game suspension for their roles in an altercation in their game in Philadelphia Wednesday night. The suspensions, announced Thursday by league vice president Kiki Vandeweghe, also noted the players’ “continued escalation following the incident.” Embiid and Towns became tangled in
Lewis Hamilton says he can still get better as he embarks on the weekend when he should clinch a sixth Formula 1 drivers’ championship. Hamilton is almost certain to seal the title at Sunday’s US Grand Prix, needing only to ensure he does not lose 22 points to Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. “I never thought
5:35 PM ET Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — Scottie Scheffler closed with a bogey for a 9-under 62 and a one-stroke lead Thursday after the first round of the PGA Tour’s inaugural Bermuda Championship. Scheffler played his opening nine at Port Royal Golf Club in 6-under 29, making an eagle on the par-5 17th. He
4:50 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim Eight fighters have already punched their tickets to New York for a shot at a $1 million payoff in the Dec. 31 PFL finals. Now four more fighters — the biggest that the promotion has to offer — are set to earn their spots in the New Year’s Eve finale.
5:04 PM ET ESPN News Services Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said absent defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has had ankle surgery and the team was not “directly involved” in the decision. The Jets also announced that forward Mark Letestu will be out at least six months because of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle.
4:09 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The home of the Kentucky Derby plans to begin work next month on a $300 million project that will include a hotel, historical racing machines, new stadium seating and a Millionaires Row renovation. Churchill Downs announced the tentative plans Wednesday in a statement saying it would also
3:50 PM ET Associated Press NCAA coordinator of football officials Rogers Redding will retire after this season after holding the position since 2011. Redding began his college officiating career in the Southwest Conference in 1988 and later served as coordinator of officials for the Southeastern Conference. He first moved into a national role in 2008
Moeen Ali drives through the covers © Getty Images England allrounder Moeen Ali has signed for Cape Town Blitz in this year’s Mzansi Super League. He joins as cover for Wahab Riaz and will be available for the first two games of the competition. Moeen missed out on a Test central contract with England for
3:30 PM ET What better way to honor Halloween than acknowledge the NHL’s walking, perhaps hobbling, wounded and gruesomely wonder how each individual injury might affect our own fantasy roster? Okay, if not fully holiday-apropos, at least this info is useful. Here’s a comprehensive look at the fantasy fallout from those hurt horridly and not-so-horridly
7:30 AM ET Many kids grow up dreaming of playing in their favorite professional league, imagining one day jogging out of the tunnel for the Green Bay Packers, climbing the steps of the dugout in New York Yankees pinstripes or skating onto the ice for the Boston Bruins. Some might dream of another future, though:
2:55 PM ET Heavyweights Alexander Povetkin has fought for a heavyweight world title and Michael Hunter would like to. The former Olympians will square off in an elimination bout with the winner putting himself in position to get that eventual opportunity. Povetkin and Hunter will meet in the co-feature of the rematch between unified heavyweight
3:50 PM BST TOKYO — After two Rugby World Cup cycles of New Zealand dominance, rugby is ready for a fresh name to adorn the Webb Ellis Cup. Saturday’s World Cup final in Yokohama will throw up a clash of hemispheres, styles and backstories as England face South Africa in the ninth final of rugby’s
1:35 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka for the 19th time in 22 meetings, winning 6-4, 6-4 Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. The two players share 22 Grand Slams, but Nadal has 19 of them and once again established a stranglehold on his Swiss opponent. Wawrinka’s blistering one-handed
1:35 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — After needing seven set points to clinch the first set, four-time champion Novak Djokovic reeled off six straight games to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals with a 7-6 (7), 6-1 win against Kyle Edmund on Thursday. The top-ranked Serb finished off his British opponent by breaking him at
Plans to revolutionise Formula 1 in 2021 have been revealed by the sport’s bosses on the eve of the US Grand Prix. New technical, sporting and financial rules will be introduced to try to make racing closer and more dramatic. Jean Todt, president of governing body the FIA, said the rules had been unanimously approved
11:09 AM ET BOONE, N.C. — These are good days to be in Boone, North Carolina. Evenings are cool but not cold, the days warm but not hot. The Blue Ridge Mountains aren’t blue at all. They are in peak autumn Technicolor, splattered with orange, red and even a little purple. But during these finest