John Calipari says Kentucky ‘is a basketball school’ but football coach Mark Stoops questions if that’s true

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari woke up Thursday and decided to publicly make the case for his program to get a new practice facility. So he talked to The Athletic’s Kyle Tucker, explaining how he had to stop a recent workout because the roof was leaking in the 15-year-old Joe Craft Center, and eventually said … Read more

2023 NFL Draft: The top 20 PFF draft prospects on Bruce Feldman’s 2022 Freaks List | college football

• DI Bryan Bresee ranks 14th on Feldman’s 2022 Freaks List. The Clemson product could legitimately challenge Will Anderson Jr. for the first defensive player selected if he has a big bounce-back season from a torn ACL. • Army’s Andre Carter, who sits at 11th on PFF’s draft board, is ranked 13th on Feldman’s Freaks … Read more

Josh Dobbs, Browns’ backup QB and a legit rocket scientist, ready if needed

Playing quarterbacks in the NFL isn’t rocket science. Or is it? Wednesday evening, Josh Dobbs landed in Jacksonville with his teammates ahead of the Browns’ preseason opener Friday night and the unofficial start of his sixth NFL season. Dobbs worked in Florida before, both as a quarterback with the Jaguars and as an aerospace engineer … Read more

Wid- receiver balance a key Sooner weapon for 2022

If you thought the Oklahoma football passing game was a major element in the Sooner’s high-powered offense of recent seasons, wait till the 2022 season gets underway. The Sooners have been blessed with outstanding quarterback play over the past seven seasons along with a full arsenal of speedy, sure-handed receivers — running backs, H-backs, tight … Read more

NFL preseason 2022 Week 1 takeaways and schedule

The first full week of the 2022 NFL preseason commenced on Thursday night, with the New England Patriots hosting the New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens welcoming the Tennessee Titans to get the slate started. A last-second field goal lifted the Giants to a 23-21 win in first-year head coach Brian Daboll’s preseason debut … Read more

Bayou perfection: Louisiana beats West Robeson to win DYWS majors crown

The Louisiana majors team celebrates after winning the Dixie Youth World Series by defeating West Robeson Thursday in Lumberton. Chris Stiles | The Robesonian West Robeson majors’ Kade Oxendine throws the ball back to pitcher Dakota Locklear during Thursday’s Dixie Youth World Series game against Louisiana in Lumberton. Chris Stiles | The Robesonian Louisiana majors’ … Read more

4 downs: Takeaways from Giants vs. Patriots

The New York Giants first game of the 2022 preseason is in the books. This was a just a preseason game and we can’t draw too many conclusions. Neither team was game planning and the New England Patriots didn’t play their starters. However, a football game was still played and there were things we can … Read more

Skylar Diggins-Smith won’t return to the WNBA in 2022

8:22 PM ET MA Close MA Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The Phoenix Mercury announced Thursday that Skylar Diggins-Smith would miss the final two regular-season games this season. The Mercury also have … Read more