10:03 PM ET Associated Press IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 Conference has issued public reprimands and fines of $25,000 against Kansas State and TCU for how the schools handled fans storming the field to celebrate after home victories over ranked teams. Kansas also received a reprimand, but wasn’t fined after the Jayhawks beat Texas
9:06 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon became a free agent Thursday, a day after homering to spark the Nationals’ seventh-inning comeback in Game 7 of the World Series. Houston pitcher Gerrit Cole also went free after warming up in the bullpen but never getting into the season finale.
7:00 AM GMT England won the toss and chose to bowl first against New Zealand England have picked three debutants in their team for the opening T20I of their tour to New Zealand. Seamer Pat Brown joins all-rounders Lewis Gregory and Sam Curran in the first international England side named under new head coach, Chris
8:23 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — The Indians on Thursday exercised starter Corey Kluber‘s $17.5 million contract option for next season. Team president Chris Antonetti said last month that the Indians would pick up Kluber’s option. The club formally made the move Thursday while declining options on second baseman Jason Kipnis and reliever Dan
8:30 AM ET Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” Baseball’s regular season has the pace-of-play problem with which we’re all familiar: Many of the 2,430 games take on dead time until they are boring, lulling. It’s a good dish, watered down
7:39 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The Padres introduced their new manager and hinted about old uniform colors they’ll wear in 2020. It’s easy to predict which the team’s weary, patient fans are more excited about. When Jayce Tingler was presented at a news conference on Thursday, he was wearing the club’s classic
7:15 AM ET Sunday night offers a past-vs.-future NFL matchup with Tom Brady‘s Patriots visiting Lamar Jackson‘s Ravens. And while “past vs. future” is an oversimplification given the significance of both of those players to the league’s present, you get the point. Brady’s brilliant career is far closer to its end than its middle, and