Bulls' Jones helped off with knee injury vs. Nets

Chicago forward Derrick Jones Jr. landed awkwardly on his right leg 36 seconds into Wednesday night's game and was ruled out due to a knee injury. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Simmons status unchanged as sides talk

Ben Simmons is no closer to honoring the Sixers' hopes for a return to the court this season -- and Philly's steep asking price has brought the All-Star guard no closer to a potential trade, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday. ... Continue Reading

TE Waller: Sobriety battle made being idle harder

Raiders tight end Darren Waller said his recent five-game absence was made tougher than usual because of the "irrational thoughts" he would have due to his daily battle for sobriety. ... Continue Reading

Ex-Eagles coach Pederson interviews with Bears

Doug Pederson, who led the Eagles to a Super Bowl title only to be let go at the end of the 2020 season after a 4-11-1 finish, interviewed for the vacant head-coaching position with the Bears on Wednesday. ... Continue Reading

Myles Garrett becomes first Cleveland Browns player to earn a 99 in Madden

Garrett has been on a tear this season. He's Cleveland's record holder for sacks in a season. Now he's poised to make team Madden history. ... Continue Reading

'Keep fighting': Astros' rally keeps WS hopes alive

Pushed to the brink, the Astros bounced back from a first-inning grand slam by Atlanta's Adam Duvall to beat the Braves 9-5 and send the World Series back to Houston for Game 6 on Tuesday. ... Continue Reading

Pulisic set for Chelsea return in UCL Malmo trip

Christian Pulisic is set to make his first Chelsea appearance since August after being added to the squad for the Champions League trip to Malmo. ... Continue Reading

Source: Vikes DE Hunter feared to have torn pec

Vikings DE Danielle Hunter is feared to have a torn pectoral muscle that would end his season, a source told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Rams finalizing trade for Von Miller

The Broncos are finalizing a trade to send eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller to the Rams in exchange for two second-day 2022 draft picks, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. ... Continue Reading

'You see my Little League bunt?': How Martin Maldonado saved the Astros' season

With Houston's World Series hopes slipping away, an unlikely hero stepped up -- and got creative. ... Continue Reading

Harden: 'Slowly' regaining form, but still limited

James Harden's slow start continued in Wednesday's loss to the Heat, and he acknowledged his offensive game is limited right now as he makes his way back from a significant hamstring injury. ... Continue Reading

Source: Texans trade reunites Ingram with Saints

The Saints have reunited their dynamic running back duo of Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram by acquiring Ingram in a trade with the Texans, sources told ESPN, confirming a report by NFL Network. ... Continue Reading

Astros not motivated by 'narratives,' just winning

The Astros, back on the national stage with the specter of their 2017 sign-stealing scandal still looming over them, say they're not out to prove anything -- they just want to win. ... Continue Reading

Astros SP McCullers (arm) will miss World Series

Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr., 28, who left Game 4 of the ALDS against the Chicago White Sox with forearm tightness, will miss the World series as his teammates battle the Atlanta Braves, beginning Tuesday. ... Continue Reading

'I've got to lead the charge': Pete Carroll faces most daunting challenge of Seahawks tenure

Carroll has been tested several times since taking over the Seahawks in 2010, but in a difficult division without injured QB Russell Wilson, he's really up against it. ... Continue Reading

Why the Saints, Jameis Winston have incomplete report card through six weeks

The Saints have many significant starters who could be back in the lineup Monday night. ... Continue Reading

Week 8 takeaways: What we learned about Oregon, Pitt, Ohio State and more

The Ducks held on, the Panthers kept rolling and is Ohio State ready to challenge Georgia? Here's what we learned in Week 8. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Pack DC Barry tests positive for COVID

Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry has tested positive for COVID-19 and is expected to miss Thursday's game against the Cardinals, sources confirmed to ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Bears' Nagy says he tested positive for COVID

Bears coach Matt Nagy announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. ... Continue Reading

Shanahan on sticking with Garoppolo: I'd guess so

On the heels of Sunday night's 30-18 loss to the Colts that dropped the 49ers to 2-4, Kyle Shanahan was asked if Jimmy Garoppolo would start again next week against the Bears. "I would guess so," the Niners coach replied. ... Continue Reading