Louisville votes to terminate Pitino’s contract

5:28 PM ET LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville's athletic board voted unanimously to fire Rick Pitino despite arguments earlier Monday from his lawyers that the Hall of Fame basketball coach had no knowledge of activities alleged in an FBI investigation. The University of Louisville Athletic Association met for more than five hours Monday

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7:30 AM ET Did your defense carry you to victory in fantasy on Sunday? It's conceivable that many matchups this week were decided by D/STs, as three from the 1 p.m. ET block scored at least 20 fantasy points, marking the first week that at least that many D/STs scored at least

Is Auston Matthews ready to be the new face of the NHL?

With a Calder Trophy and a Stanley Cup playoff appearance in his first season, expectations are high for Auston Matthews in his second year.  8:45 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Oct. 30 NBA Preview Issue. Subscribe today! When Auston Matthews made his debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs

Why the Leafs, Blackhawks are blowing our minds

10:26 AM ET What has been the biggest surprise so far? Greg Wyshynski: "Plan the parade" has, over the years, become a running joke between Toronto Maple Leafs fans and the rest of the hockey universe -- a shared laugh over the delusional hubris that's inherent to Leafs fandom, and really the

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9:00 AM ET The second half of the 2017 college football season started with an Ed Orgeron-like howl. Seven ranked teams, including four in the top 10, went down. Five previously undefeated teams are unbeaten no more, including defending national champion Clemson. College football, like LSU coach Ed Orgeron, needs to cool