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Mets' magic number down to two after rubber-game win, Cards' loss

11:59 PM ET MIAMI — The New York Mets need to pick up some champagne and goggles on their day off in Philadelphia. Their magic number to clinch a postseason berth is down to two and could be secured as … Continue reading

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Sources: Bryant was no-show, led to MRI delay

10:24 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — The MRI on Dez Bryant‘s injured right knee was delayed because the Dallas Cowboys receiver was absent from Monday’s treatment for injured players and Tuesday’s meetings, sources confirmed. Bryant was hurt in Sunday’s win … Continue reading

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Was there ever any doubt? Theo Epstein, Cubs sign on for five more years

9:02 PM ET PITTSBURGH — Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein said it was one of the easiest negotiations he has ever been part of when he re-upped with the Cubs for five more years on Wednesday, not … Continue reading

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Ailing Seahawks turn to Spiller for depth at RB

10:07 PM ET Sheil KapadiaESPN Writer Close Covered the Philadelphia Eagles for Philadelphia Magazine and Philly.com from 2008 to 2015. Covered the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL for BaltimoreSun.com from 2006 to 2008. RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks have signed … Continue reading

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Aldo, upset over McGregor, wants out of UFC

8:17 PM ET Interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is requesting a release from the world’s largest fight promotion. Widely considered one of the greatest fighters of all time, Aldo, 30, publicly asked the UFC for his release on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Ex-LSU AD: Miles turned down Michigan job in '11

7:47 PM ET BATON ROUGE, La. — Les Miles turned down an offer to coach at his alma mater, Michigan, in 2011. So says former LSU athletic director Skip Bertman. “Les Miles turned that job down for more money at … Continue reading

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Saban on QB Barrett's exit: 'Nobody has told me'

9:33 PM ET Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said he isn’t aware of a pending transfer for Blake Barnett, despite a report the second-string quarterback has left the program. According to a report from AL.com, Barnett intends to transfer, … Continue reading

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Rob Gronkowski: 'I can't wait until I'm going crazy out there again'

Rob Gronkowski said there were no health setbacks after his return last week against the Texans.  5:41 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Limited to just 14 snaps in his return to action last Thursday, New England Patriots tight end Rob … Continue reading

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Cubs exec Epstein agrees to 5-year extension

4:45 PM ET ESPN.com news services. The Chicago Cubs and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein have agreed to a five-year contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Epstein’s initial contract was set to expire at the end … Continue reading

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Duncan, his role still unclear, shows up at Spurs

4:39 PM ET Michael Wright SAN ANTONIO — Former San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan made an appearance at the team’s Wednesday training camp workout, just two days after coach Gregg Popovich joked he would fine the future Hall of … Continue reading

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