Favoritessettings

Getty Images, Icon Sportswire
3hJeremy Fowler

Manning, Megatron highlight 2016 NFL all-retirement team

There's enough talent retiring from the NFL this offseason to fill out a stellar 22-man roster -- one that would have serious playoff potential if it competed as the league's 33rd team this fall.

play
Tyler Johnson was in total shock after receiving $50 million offer (1:21)
Harry How/Getty Images
2hJim Bowden

What would it take to trade for Chris Sale?

Jim Bowden looks at what five teams -- the Red Sox, Rangers, Nationals, Cubs and Dodgers -- would have to part with to land White Sox ace Chris Sale.

play
Wine therapy with Amar'e Stoudemire (2:36)
play
SC Featured: The inspiration behind the Ice Bucket Challenge (6:59)
Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire
19hTodd Archer

Cowboys' risk in Randy Gregory producing no reward

The Cowboys were convinced they could provide pass-rusher Randy Gregory an environment to succeed, but he continues to struggle on the field and off.

play
Stephen A.: The Cowboys continue to be an absolute joke (2:15)
play
Amar'e Stoudemire sure did like to dunk (1:47)
play
Odell Beckham Jr. shows no mercy at his camp (0:22)
Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports
33mDoug Padilla

MLB warns Puig over wearing customized spikes

Yasiel Puig, who has worn three pairs of custom spikes this season, received a letter from MLB informing him that he will be subject to a fine if he wears customized shoes on the field again.

Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire
21hBill Barnwell

Barnwell's bounce-back teams for 2016

After experiencing a bunch of bad luck in 2015, the Cowboys and Tony Romo look primed to improve this season. Bill Barnwell predicts which NFL teams will rise and decline in 2016.

Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
17hZach Lowe

Will the Magic's latest reset work?

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.

play
Brazil's Olympic sailors unimpressed by dirty Rio waters (1:14)

Now

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley says team will manage the WR group in terms of reps in camp. Want to avoid soft-tissue injuries, which seems to impact WRs more than any other position.

NFL 

Business as usual with Garoppolo at helm
NFL 

Louis Riddick does not expect New England's offense to change that much when QB Jimmy Garoppolo starts during Tom Brady's suspension: "I don't think there's anything that Jimmy can't do ... that Tom does."

play1:34
NFL 

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

That's it for Day 2 of Packers camp after a two-hour and seven-minute practice. The pads come on tomorrow.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 15 is wide receiver Mike Williams, who practiced this morning as the Chiefs began a three-day mini-camp for rookies, quarterbacks and selected injured veterans. Williams, signed by the Chiefs in the offseason, hadn't practiced with his new team because of a hamstring injury. Williams, who caught 193 passes and scored 23 touchdowns for the Bucs from 2010 through 2012, is trying to resurrect his career.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Chuck Pagano reiterates that WR TY Hilton is coming off "the best offseason he's ever had." Hilton is coming off back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall checked in at 224.8 pounds, about 10 pounds lower than his 2015 playing weight. Six weeks ago, he was 244. Todd Bowles told him to get under 230, so Marshall went on what he calls "The Todd Bowles Diet." It worked. Maybe Bowles can market it.

Will Fitzpatrick, Jets get on same page?
NFL 

Louis Riddick predicts the Jets will begin to feel real pressure to sign Ryan Fitzpatrick if the team does not like what they see from Geno Smith during training camp.

play1:45
NFL 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has arrived at camp. Says he is ready to go full practice after being limited throughout the offseason. "Can't wait," said Benjamin, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear near the end of last year's camp.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

Andrew Johnston took his tour to America this week, playing in the 98th PGA Championship. The pro golfer affectionately known as "Beef" is still trying to get used to his growing popularity, though. After playing a practice round here at Baltusrol Golf Club, the Englishman said it took him nearly 4 1/2 hours to play 11 holes -- because he was signing so many autographs.

Golf 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Jason Day's wife, Elle, was taken to the hospital on Tuesday night for what turned out to be an allergic reaction. The No. 1-ranked golfer in the world had yet to see Baltusrol as of Wednesday morning as he tried to manage his own health (a cold) and getting rest with a tight schedule and the PGA Championship starting Thursday. Day had back issues prior to the Masters and then the flu, a cold at the U.S. Open, a rib-injury scare at The Open and now a lack of sleep. Day and his wife did not return to their hotel until 2 a.m.

Golf 

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

On Aaron Rodgers' first deep attempt of practice, Sam Shields picks him off against Jeff Janis, who didn't exactly play it great.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton suffered a quad strain in June but will be ready to go for the start of training camp, per source. Wheaton is vying for the No. 2 received job.

Patriots' training camp breakdown
NFL 

Michele Steele takes a look at some of the Patriots' top players who are injured and unable to practice at the start of training camp.

play1:20
NFL 

Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

If appeal fails, #NFL has discretion to suspend Randy Gregory for an additional 10 games for total of 14 or to add 6 to his 4 for 10 total

U.S. gymnasts arrive in Rio

The women's team flew commercial (!) to Brazil, where they (and Aly Raisman's insane amount of medical tape) await the beginning of the Olympics. Hopes and dreams

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

PGA Championship defending champion Jason Day on his Baltusrol knowledge -- or lack thereof: "I haven't played a practice round. I haven't seen the course. I don't know what it looks like." He plans to get acquainted with all 18 holes later today.

Golf 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen unofficially signs the first autograph of camp for a kid wearing a "Dab Nation" T-shirt. Olsen tells the kid, "Nice shirt!"

Like father, like son
NCAAF 

Who would college coaches want their sons playing for? Bob Stoops led the way. Said one coach: "How can you not be impressed ...? The kids who come out of his program are equipped to succeed in whatever they do in life." The list (Insider)

Tom Pennington/Getty Images
NCAAF 

Eric Lundsten ESPN Producer 

Rory McIlroy playing the back nine at Baltusrol this morning with Rickie Fowler and Brandt Snedeker. Rory shooting for his 5th major title this week at age 27. The only other men to do that before age 30 are all in the "one name" club: Bobby, Jack and Tiger.

Golf 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl DT Kawann Short is uncertain whether a long-term deal can be reached before the season. Says he is not worried about it, but likes the new deals of other high profile DTs such as Philadelphia's Fletcher Cox (avg. $17.2 million a year). Here is what Short said when o asked where things stood:

play0:17

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Today is the day and the fields look ready. Broncos veteran player report here today, first full practice is Thursday.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Thompson says the team put the Super Bowl disappointment behind it at the ceremony when they got their NFC Championship rings. Says he is better prepared to do more this season than his rookie year.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he wants to see rookie receiver Trevor Davis build off his impressive Day 1 showing. "He's shown he has the ability to make big plays but we want to see the details."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

With 2 open roster spots, the Packers will have WR Deontrae Cooper in for a tryout today. Rookie from Colorado State-Pueblo was in Seahawks rookie camp on a tryout basis this spring.