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Often derided, the fall events that make up the early part of the PGA Tour's wrap-around schedule have concluded, leading to a six-week break through the holidays when there will be no official events in which to earn FedEx Cup or Ryder Cup points or

2017-11-19 06:02:56.137

Often derided, the fall events that make up the early part of the PGA Tour's wrap-around schedule have concluded, leading to a six-week break through the holidays when there will be no official events in which to earn FedEx Cup or Ryder Cup points or



Zdeno Chara is, reasonably and biologically, old enough to be Charlie McAvoy's father. "I don't think of it like that, you know?" said McAvoy, 19, of his 40-year-old defense partner on the Boston Bruins. "He's just a hockey player." That is true

2017-11-20 06:31:24.067

Zdeno Chara is, reasonably and biologically, old enough to be Charlie McAvoy's father. "I don't think of it like that, you know?" said McAvoy, 19, of his 40-year-old defense partner on the Boston Bruins. "He's just a hockey player." That is true



Where should the NHL expand to next? Emily Kaplan: One city makes the most sense: Seattle. Last week, at a sports business conference in Toronto, Gary Bettman said the NHL wouldn't expand simply for the sake of being symmetrical. That's fine, but it'

2017-11-20 05:19:05.863

Where should the NHL expand to next? Emily Kaplan: One city makes the most sense: Seattle. Last week, at a sports business conference in Toronto, Gary Bettman said the NHL wouldn't expand simply for the sake of being symmetrical. That's fine, but it'



HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- The citizens of Junior Nation leaned over the railing to the point that it looked like it might buckle over. They were dressed in red and black and green and blue, their clothing and their skin adorned in old-school slanted 8's and

2017-11-19 16:13:38.357

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- The citizens of Junior Nation leaned over the railing to the point that it looked like it might buckle over. They were dressed in red and black and green and blue, their clothing and their skin adorned in old-school slanted 8's and



HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Martin Truex Jr. scoffs when people say he's always had the talent and he has finally found a place where he has quality equipment. He certainly loves driving quality equipment, but the 2017 NASCAR Cup champion believes he h

2017-11-19 15:59:41.767

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Martin Truex Jr. scoffs when people say he's always had the talent and he has finally found a place where he has quality equipment. He certainly loves driving quality equipment, but the 2017 NASCAR Cup champion believes he h



Last week, social media sleuths tracked a plane -- allegedly chartered by the University of Florida athletic department -- from Gainesville, Florida, to Hartford, Connecticut, where Gators officials were supposedly meeting with ESPN analyst Chip Kell

2017-11-19 16:47:44.973

Last week, social media sleuths tracked a plane -- allegedly chartered by the University of Florida athletic department -- from Gainesville, Florida, to Hartford, Connecticut, where Gators officials were supposedly meeting with ESPN analyst Chip Kell



HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Spoilers. In NASCAR, that word can have various meanings. Every car has one sticking up from the rear deck lid. But this column isn't about anything like that. It's about what (and who) can end a championship run among the four

2017-11-18 12:27:09.467

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Spoilers. In NASCAR, that word can have various meanings. Every car has one sticking up from the rear deck lid. But this column isn't about anything like that. It's about what (and who) can end a championship run among the four



He went out on his own terms. That's the assessment we keep hearing this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway as it pertains to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final race as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver. He announced his decision to hang up his helmet

2017-11-18 10:57:38.067

He went out on his own terms. That's the assessment we keep hearing this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway as it pertains to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final race as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver. He announced his decision to hang up his helmet



MONTREAL -- The NHL's executives and general managers held their meeting where it all began 100 years ago at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal. That's where a four-team Canadian league was formally established in "a plain and simple room," according to j

2017-11-18 07:33:14.337

MONTREAL -- The NHL's executives and general managers held their meeting where it all began 100 years ago at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal. That's where a four-team Canadian league was formally established in "a plain and simple room," according to j



HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- The NASCAR life is nearly over for Danica Patrick. The racing life too. But not without two legitimate opportunities to win. That realization came months ago to Patrick, but that didn't stop her from crying when she announce

2017-11-17 14:56:51.467

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- The NASCAR life is nearly over for Danica Patrick. The racing life too. But not without two legitimate opportunities to win. That realization came months ago to Patrick, but that didn't stop her from crying when she announce



HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has lived a charmed life, a blessed life, at times a surreal life and for sure an unusual life. The son of a seven-time NASCAR Cup champion, Earnhardt never attended a Daytona 500 until he raced in one. In on

2017-11-17 11:05:36.207

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has lived a charmed life, a blessed life, at times a surreal life and for sure an unusual life. The son of a seven-time NASCAR Cup champion, Earnhardt never attended a Daytona 500 until he raced in one. In on



There are times in my life when I could be viewed as a purist. I appreciate tradition, adhere to structure, and I always have. I've adjusted the way I think about things as I've grown older, the same way mature companies must adjust and alter their

2017-11-17 09:07:08.423

There are times in my life when I could be viewed as a purist. I appreciate tradition, adhere to structure, and I always have. I've adjusted the way I think about things as I've grown older, the same way mature companies must adjust and alter their



You'd be hard pressed to find a current NHL player who is OK with missing the 2018 Winter Olympics. "I wouldn't be on the team," Vancouver Canucks defenseman Chris Tanev told ESPN.com in September. "But I'm sure a lot of guys would like to be there."

2017-11-17 07:24:29.600

You'd be hard pressed to find a current NHL player who is OK with missing the 2018 Winter Olympics. "I wouldn't be on the team," Vancouver Canucks defenseman Chris Tanev told ESPN.com in September. "But I'm sure a lot of guys would like to be there."



Hello, and welcome to the Weekly Reader, which will run every Friday and collect news and views from around the hockey world on the week's biggest stories. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com, or do the same if y

2017-11-17 06:30:20.673

Hello, and welcome to the Weekly Reader, which will run every Friday and collect news and views from around the hockey world on the week's biggest stories. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com, or do the same if y



Part of Martin Truex Jr. absolutely wants to win the NASCAR Cup title for his longtime girlfriend, Sherry Pollex. Few would blame him. When Pollex, 38, prays, she doesn't just pray for her cancer to go into remission. "This is sad, but you pra

2017-11-16 10:32:31.593

Part of Martin Truex Jr. absolutely wants to win the NASCAR Cup title for his longtime girlfriend, Sherry Pollex. Few would blame him. When Pollex, 38, prays, she doesn't just pray for her cancer to go into remission. "This is sad, but you pra



1. A lesson (hopefully) learned The PGA Tour is in the midst of making changes to the FedEx Cup "playoffs," and any alterations to the format can't come soon enough -- especially in light of what happened Sunday on the PGA Tour Champions. It was th

2017-11-15 09:43:34.243

1. A lesson (hopefully) learned The PGA Tour is in the midst of making changes to the FedEx Cup "playoffs," and any alterations to the format can't come soon enough -- especially in light of what happened Sunday on the PGA Tour Champions. It was th