Defending champion Osaka out but not down after Australian Open exit | Australian Open 2022

In the past months and years, a Grand Slam third-round loss to an unheralded opponent might have given Naomi Osaka some serious rumination. She may have agonized over every headline and carried every bit of feedback into her next game. After falling to unranked American Amanda Anisimova on Friday, she will still uninstall Instagram and … Read more

Russell Westbrook disappointed with benching, remains undeterred about helping Los Angeles Lakers win in long run

Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook told ESPN he was disappointed with his bench in the fourth quarter in Wednesday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers, but he’s not deterred by the way ” understand s — and do what is best for our team to win in the long run.” Asked if he was surprised … Read more

NFL divisional-round playoff game picks, schedule guide, bold predictions, odds, injuries, matchup keys and more

7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The NFL divisional round for the 2021 season is stacked with four great matchups, and we got you covered with what you need to know heading into the second weekend of playoff football. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the biggest keys to every game, a bold prediction for each … Read more

Naomi Osaka Loses at Australian Open to Amanda Anisimova

MELBOURNE, Australia — Naomi Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam singles champion who nearly walked away from tennis last year, was knocked out of the Australian Open on Friday by unseeded American Amanda Anisimova. Anisimova won in three tense sets, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10-5), after saving two match points in the third set. “Certainly, I think … Read more

Arizona men’s basketball vs. Stanford final score: Wildcats cruise to road win over Cardinal but loses Azuolas Tubelis to injury

It’s probably not sustainable, but every time Arizona has something wrong with one of its starters, there’s at least one guy coming off the bench ready to fill the void. Oumar Ballo had a career-high 21 points and Shovel Larsson added 13 with six assists, replacing an injured Azuolas Tubelis and subject to fault Christian … Read more

Golden State Warriors’ Steve Kerr takes blame for loss to ailing Indiana Pacers

3:29 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors felt good heading into their Thursday night matchup against the Indiana Pacers. They held a home run derby at Chase Center the day before to boost morale after a tough road trip and were ready to build momentum on their dominant win over … Read more