COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis failed to act after learning that riders on the professional cycling team he managed were using performance-enhancing drugs, a damning report from Danish sporting authorities said.
LOS ANGELES — Boxing Hall of Famer and former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya is considering a return to the ring at the age of 42 after overcoming substance abuse, the fighter told ESPN.com on Monday.
NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game National Football League suspension for participating in a scheme to deflate footballs during last season’s playoffs began Tuesday at NFL headquarters on swanky Park Avenue.
SEATTLE — In the hours before his team’s 4-1 defeat against Kansas City — a three-hour exercise in hitting futility — Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was discussing the impact of new hitting coach Edgar Martinez, who’s been on the job for all of three games now.
EDMONTON, Alberta — Cameroon Coach Enow Ngachu said his team's surprising run through group play and into the second round of the World Cup is having a profound effect back home, where opportunities for women in sports have remained limited by societal and cultural traditions.
NEW YORK — Pete Rose, despite longstanding denials, bet on baseball during his playing days, according to an ESPN report on Monday that could hurt his bid to overturn a lifetime ban imposed on him in 1989 for gambling as a manager.
How refreshing that the overriding narrative of the Women's World Cup is no longer: "Gee, isn't it great that stadiums are filling up for a women's sport?" or "Gee, it's amazing how many little girls are playing soccer," or "Gee, some of those ponytailed players are hot."
The U.S. Open Cup match between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers at Starfire Stadium, which ended with three Sounder ejections, plastic bottles tossed at the visitors and the referees leaving the field via police escort “wasn’t our proudest moment,” Seattle owner Adrian Hanauer said following practice on Thursday morning.
BARCELONA, Spain — A Spanish judge has accepted a legal complaint filed by Brazilian investment fund DIS that alleges it was the victim of a fraud perpetrated in Barcelona's signing of forward Neymar from Santos. DIS, which owned 40 percent of Neymar's rights when he was at Santos, alleges it was paid less than half the cash it was entitled to when the player agreed to join the Spanish and European champions in 2013.