The Lightning strike back: Is Game 3 a turning point in the Stanley Cup Final?

TAMPA, Fla. — What a difference 48 hours and a venue change makes. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final — and coming off a 7-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche that felt even more lopsided than that score — the Tampa Bay Lightning returned home and threw an epic counterpunch, skating … Read more

Can the Avalanche be stopped? Or even slowed? Top takeaways after a Game 2 blowout

Game 1 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final was a back-and-forth thriller, with the Colorado Avalanche winning a 4-3 contest in overtime over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Game 2 was … not nearly as thrilling, with the Avs jumping out to an early lead and then pouring it on en route to a 7-0 win. … Read more

UFC Fight Night takeaways: Emmett inches closer to gold, Holland flashes superstar potential

Fight fans in Austin were treated to an absolute show on Saturday night. The 12-match fight card delivered eight knockouts, tying six other events for the most KO’s during a single event in the modern era. Rising stars like Joaquin Buckley, Gregory Rodrigues and Adrian Yanez made statements with finishes and put their divisions on … Read more

Lightning three-peat or Avalanche victory? Previewing a star-packed Stanley Cup Final

The 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs are down to the final two teams. The Western Conference champion Colorado Avalanche will host the Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET, ABC and ESPN+). Tampa Bay can become the first three-peat Cup champion since the New … Read more

The 10 most pivotal players in the Stanley Cup Final

The Stanley Cup Final is determined by more than star players. It’s also about star turns. The ones we expect, and often the ones we don’t. The Tampa Bay Lightning know that better than anyone. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions are back in the Final for a third straight season, facing a red-hot Colorado … Read more

Devin Haney dominates George Kambosos Jr., becomes the undisputed lightweight champion

7:26 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Devin Haney became the undisputed lightweight champion Sunday afternoon at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, with a unanimous-decision victory over George Kambosos on ESPN. Haney (28-0, 15 KOs) used his excellent jab to dictate the pace en route to the win via scores of 116-112, 118-110 and 116-112. Now, the … Read more

Viewers guide, predictions for Bruins-Hurricanes Game 4 on ESPN

8:00 AM ET ESPN staff The Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins take the ice on Sunday for Game 4 of their first-round playoff series (12:30 ET, ESPN), as the Bruins hope to knot things up at two games apiece while the Canes are looking to bring a 3-1 lead back home for Game 5. To … Read more

UFC 274 Oliveira vs. Gaethje: Live results and analysis

Michael Chandler‘s thrill ride through the UFC continued Saturday night with a stunningly violent front-kick knockout of Tony Ferguson during the main card of UFC 274, an event at Footprint Center in Phoenix headlined by a pair of title fights. It wasn’t an easy night for Chandler, though. He got floored by a Ferguson 1-2 … Read more