Behind the scenes of Tim Connelly’s mega deal to the Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly on a major deal that will make him one of the most well-compensated executives in the league, sources told The Athletic. The Timberwolves’ deal with Connelly will be a five-year, $40 million contract plus a kicker for equity, multiple sources told The … Read more

Nick Foles agrees to two-year contract with Indianapolis Colts

Quarterback Nick Foles has agreed to a two-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts, reuniting him with coach Frank Reich, who was his offensive coordinator with the Eagles in 2017 when he led Philadelphia to a Super Bowl title, a source confirmed to ESPN on Monday . The Eagles showed interest in a potential meeting with … Read more

Canelo Alvarez plans next fight to be against Gennadiy Golovkin for third time instead of Dmitry Bivol rematch

1:44 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Turns out, it’s status quo for Canelo Alvarez despite an unexpected defeat against Dmitry Bivol. Boxing’s top star indicated at the post-fight news conference that he would exercise his rematch clause for a return bout with Bivol in September, but on Monday, he reversed course. “We already had that contract … Read more

Washington Commanders spend $100 million on land in Virginia for possible stadium

ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Commanders paid more than $100 million for land in Virginia, a possible next step in building a new stadium as well as numerous retail shops, restaurants and apartments. According to a source with knowledge of the purchase, the Commanders paid a little more than $100 million for approximately 200 acres. … Read more

NBA Draft Combine 2022: Winners, losers and how to make the event more useful

The 2022 NBA Draft Combine has come and gone, with the event achieving its usual goal of kicking off the draft cycle in earnest. John Hollinger was on the ground in Chicago, and Sam Vecenie worked the phone lines from afar, each tirelessly drinking coffee and gaining intel from the event. Here’s what they learned: … Read more

Robert Saleh’s optimism about the Jets’ starts with the intangibles

There’s been plenty for coaches to watch the last few weeks, as NFL offseason programs have started to ramp up with the summer approaching. Robert Saleh has actually taken more from listening. “We have so many new faces, both offensively and defensively,” the Jets coach told me from his house Sunday morning. “And what’s been … Read more