'Gladbach beats Hamburg 2-1 to reach German Cup semifinals

AP 2:52 p.m. ET March 1, 2017 BERLIN (AP) — Two penalties were enough for Borussia Moenchengladbach to beat Hamburger SV 2-1 away and reach the semifinals of the German Cup on Wednesday. The recently prolific Lars Stindl broke the deadlock from the spot minutes after the restart, awarded when Mergim Mavraj brought Patrick Herrmann […]

2-time defending champion Cuevas goes for 3 in Brazil Open

AP Published 2:41 p.m. ET March 4, 2017 | Updated 2 hours ago SAO PAULO (AP) — Two-time defending champion Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay can make it three straight in the Brazil Open after beating top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in the semifinals 6-3, 7-6 (2) on Saturday. Cuevas has won five ATP singles […]

2017 NFL scouting combine coverage and schedule

The NFL is holding its annual scouting combine today through March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. More than 300 players will be evaluated by all 32 teams in preparation for the NFL draft (April 27-29, Philadelphia). Here’s more: Combine coverage Combine schedule Group 1 (place-kickers, special teams, offensive linemen), Group 2 (offensive linemen), […]

3-way tie for lead after first round of Tshwane Open

AP 11:08 a.m. ET March 2, 2017 PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Gregory Havret, Haydn Porteous, and Alexander Bjork shared the lead after the first round of the European Tour’s Tshwane Open in South Africa, all carding 6-under 65s at Pretoria Country Club on Thursday. Fifteen players shot 67 or better at the par-71 course, […]

4 candidates to succeed Luis Enrique at Barcelona

The widely anticipated stepping down of Luis Enrique has been confirmed, with the manager stating he’s fatigued at the helm of Barcelona and is willing to step aside for a fresh outlook at the Camp Nou. Historically, the Catalonians have looked for coaches entrenched in the methods taught in La Masia’s classrooms and on its […]

40-yard dash tests more than just speed

The 40-yard dash is a moneymaker. Post a great time in Indianapolis? Well, a 4.4 40 buys you a ticket to The Show. I knew it way back in 2000 when I ran at the combine. Every defensive back does. Same with the wide receivers. Heck, even the big boys on the offensive and defensive […]

49ers GM is OK with Kaepernick opting out

One way or another, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was going to become a free agent this offseason. Kaepernick’s representatives informed teams earlier this week that he would be opting out of the final year of his contract with the 49ers. The paperwork was finalized and filed Friday, sources told ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Kaepernick, […]

Aaron Rodgers at 39? Mike McCarthy sees a Tom Brady-like performance

INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl at age 39. Mike McCarthy believes Aaron Rodgers, 33, could do the same thing for the Green Bay Packers. “I wouldn’t be surprised by it, with some good fortune,” McCarthy, the Packers’ coach, said during an interview at the NFL scouting combine. […]

Adidas offers island for 40 record at combine

Breaking the record for the fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL combine isn’t only about bragging rights. It might be about winning an entire island. Adidas is offering an island to any prospect who breaks the 4.24-second time clocked at the combine by Chris Johnson in 2008, as long as he does it in the […]