Author Archives: Tim Joy

Power Rankings: Purdue and Zach Edey dominate, North Carolina drops

Rankings over the first two months of a men’s college basketball season are ever-changing. They’re inherently based on a small sample size, schedules are unbalanced and one or two good weeks can completely change the perception of a team. As we get deeper into the campaign, it’s easier to point to a body of work…

Five Rounds: Harrison’s loss adds more uncertainty to her future

The UFC returns to Florida this weekend for the first time since UFC 273 in April. UFC Fight Night takes place at Orlando’s Amway Center on Saturday night (7 ET on ESPN+) with an intriguing card for fight fans to peruse.This will be the first UFC Fight Night event held outside of the UFC APEX…

The Broncos just hit rock bottom: How Russell Wilson has

Sunday might have been rock bottom for the 2022 Denver Broncos. Losing is nothing new, given that the 3-8 Broncos have now lost seven consecutive games on American soil (amid the streak, there was a narrow victory over the Jaguars in England). A 13-point loss to the Panthers and returning quarterback Sam Darnold would also…

Fantasy football Week 12: Garrett Wilson, Josh Jacobs dominate

Week 12 of the 2022 fantasy football season featured Garrett Wilson and Mike White of the New York Jets coming up big against the Chicago Bears, and another huge performance by Josh Jacobs. Which other developments from the week are worth reading into? Matt Bowen and Tristan H. Cockcroft offer their analysis.Josh Jacobs joins elite…

How Steelers’ Najee Harris, family are helping out homeless shelter

RICHMOND, Calif. — Two days before his first free kids’ camp, Najee Harris pulls into the parking lot of the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program, a shelter in north Oakland on 22nd Street where he lived with his mom and four of his siblings 12 years ago. It’s June 23, and the Pittsburgh Steelers running back…

How Michael Pittman Jr

Nov 28, 2022Stephen HolderESPN INDIANAPOLIS — Like any high-level athlete in pursuit of perfection, Michael Pittman Jr. had overprepared for the task at hand.In this instance, the undertaking for the Indianapolis Colts wide receiver was not beating an opposing defensive back off the line of scrimmage. It was, rather, delivering an address during a recent…

How the US, Iran match up on the pitch as

DOHA, Qatar — Less than 24 hours from kickoff, the drama surrounding the United States men’s national team’s match against Iran on Tuesday has reached fever pitch. Not only is there everything to play for on the field, there is a growing discontent between the geopolitical rivals away from the pitch.Throughout this World Cup, discussions…

An oral history of USA-Iran at the 1998 World Cup:

Nov 28, 2022Jeff CarlisleCloseU.S. soccer correspondentJeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC.Kyle BonaguraCloseESPN Staff WriterCovers the Pac-12.Joined ESPN in 2014.Attended Washington State University.The group stage match between the United States and Iran at the 1998 World Cup remains one of the most ignominious defeats in the history of the US…

College Football Playoff picks after Week 13

Nov 26, 2022ESPN staffFor the first time in 2022, ESPN’s writers have an unanimous top four to make the College Football Playoff.Third-ranked Michigan made the biggest statement, turning a three-point halftime deficit against No. 2 Ohio State into a 45-23 rout. Michigan rushed for 242 yards in the second half, largely behind Donovan Edwards’ touchdown…

Five things to watch this week: Warriors, Lakers back on

Here are a few thoughts from the Hoops Lab as we prepare for Week 7 of the fantasy basketball season.Keep in mind, the Fantasy Basketball Rest of Season Rankings also update on Mondays, so check those out as your prepare for this week’s NBA games. Between the rankings and this article, we’ll also help you…