LBJ aids Russ as in sync pair keep Lakers rolling

SAN ANTONIO — Russell Westbrook had blood covering his face after taking a flagrant foul to his forehead when LeBron James intervened to pull the Los Angeles Lakers point guard away from the fray and cover the cut with a towel in the third quarter Saturday. It wasn’t the flashiest sequence the pair were involved […]

Mac Jones hits Nelson Agholor for rare opening-drive Patriots score

MINNEAPOLIS — New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones came out firing in Thursday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. After the Patriots fell behind 7-0 on the Vikings’ opening drive, Jones let it rip, quickly putting together a five-play, 75-yard scoring drive that culminated in a 34-yard strike over the middle to receiver Nelson Agholor. […]

Roundtable: How to navigate injury-riddled rosters

One of the biggest challenges in fantasy basketball in 2022-23 is the amount of players who are missing games due to injury in the opening months of the season. So what do our experts suggest you do if your team is riddled with players who are missing games? Here are André Snellings, Eric Moody, Eric […]

All you need to know about Thanksgiving Day history, records, moments and more

Nov 23, 2022 Todd Archer Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children Eric Woodyard Thanksgiving Day to sports fans is as much about football as it is about the traditional turkey dinner. From high school football […]

Steelers' Fitzpatrick (appendectomy) set to play

PITTSBURGH — With no injury designation on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ final injury report, Pro Bowl safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is set to play against the Cincinnati Bengals a week after undergoing an appendectomy. “The worry is when they cut you open, they cut through muscle, obviously to get into your stomach,” he said, also telling ESPN […]

NFL data shows injury rates same on grass, turf

The NFL’s recent rate of non-contact injuries to the knee, ankle and foot is roughly the same on natural and artificial playing surfaces, according to internal data reviewed Tuesday by ESPN. The numbers contradict anecdotal observations this season from a wide swath of players, agents and coaches who have called for the league to convert […]