A brother of slain American journalist James Foley said Friday that the U.S. government could have done more to help him escape his captors, Islamic militant group ISIL, which had demanded a $132-million ransom before beheading him in a grisly video released this week.
These dominoes will decide where the best college basketball recruits decide to go to school. With National Signing Day less than three months away, 26 of ESPN's top 60 prospects in the class of 2015 have already verbally committed to a college. Consensus No. Show More Summary
A free drop turns into a two-shot penalty when Seung-Yul Noh takes a full rip right off the putting surface. Putting your ball on the green is usually a good thing and a safe place in golf. But for Seung-Yul Noh, this year's winner of...Show More Summary
In the midst of an extremely disappointing season, the Boston Red Sox are gambling on a better future with the signing of highly touted Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. According to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, Castillo and the Red...Show More Summary
An artist in Taiwan had a bold interpretation of Kobe Bryant, now he tells us the story. Roger Huang is a Taiwan-based artist who has a knack for immortalizing key moments in sports via some rather unconventional methods. His sculpture...Show More Summary
Your school might have a friendly looking mascot today, but it probably used to be a terrifying murder demon. It's normal to be creeped out by costumed mascots. Unblinking, unspeaking, unable to emote beyond the most freakish of pantomimes, they exist outside of normal standards of human interaction. Show More Summary
Chill. Let’s all just chill. You, me, the person to your left, your right, the kid from your high school who used to play pocket billiards in the back of math class, the tighty-whitey-clad cowboy who plays acoustic guitar on the corner of busy streets and the guy behind me who smells of fetid cheese […]
Carolina broke out for a surprising 12-4 run in 2013, but injuries and cap problems have left more questions than answers on the roster. If they're going to repeat last year's success, the Panthers need big contributions from these young...Show More Summary
Nigeria reported two new cases of Ebola virus Friday, days after the government expressed hope that the country could soon be Ebola-free.
Communitychannel (YouTube) I have been meaning to write for some time about comical Australian vlogger -- is that still a word? -- Natalie Tran. (She uses it, so I guess it is.) Now 28, Tran has been regularly posting videos since 2006 (or, as she describes it, "far too long"), when hardly...
The Brazilian striker suffered a sprained ankle in training and will sit out of the team's match against Elche. Neymar's bad injury luck continued on Friday when Barcelona announced the Brazilian striker will miss the team's La Liga opener against Elche with a sprained ankle. Show More Summary
Castillo's $72.5 million is the most for any Cuban free agent. The reports were that the Red Sox would not be denied Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo, and they turned out to be true, with Boston inking the 27-year-old to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, the largest ever for a Cuban free agent. Show More Summary
The Bundesliga season kicks off on Friday, and the scheduling gods were nice enough to send us some very good opening weekend games. Two, in particular, feature four of the likely top six teams in the league all facing off against each other. Bayern Munich vs. Show More Summary
Russia, Ukraine and the Crimean clubs will have decisions to make. UEFA will not recognize any matches played by Crimean clubs "in the context of competitions organized by the Russian Football Union," they announced on Friday. The decision...Show More Summary
Rory McIlroy has some serious work to do on Friday if he wants to play this weekend at the Barclays.
This is one of the best things a team has done this week. Your browser does not support iframes. Winning games is overrated, especially if you are able to turn your attention to making amazing fake commercials. The Houston Astros might...Show More Summary
Yes, the game is still days away. The intense nature of the Seattle Sounders-Portland Timbers rivalry is well documented. But even as someone well versed in the strong emotions that surround each and every meeting between these Cascadia...Show More Summary
Over the summer, we previewed the key fantasy players and questions about each team across the league. Here it is, all in one place. Over the course of the summer, I've worked up fantasy previews for all 32 teams. That ended Thursday,...Show More Summary
The Boston Red Sox have won the sweepstakes for Cuban defect Rusney Castillo. Gordon Edes of ESPN has the news: We've seen over the last few years how quickly players from Cuba are able to make an impact at the major league level. Jose...Show More Summary
The gesture also earned the Browns rookie plenty of criticism. Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 by the NFL for flipping the bird in the team's preseason game against Washington, per Adam Schefter. Browns...Show More Summary