Category: Sport NewsPulse

Our favorite 2019 NFL draft picks: Nine experts weigh in

7:15 AM ET ESPN NFL Experts Round 1 of the 2019 NFL draft featured six draft-day trades, pass-rushers and defensive linemen galore, and surprises throughout. Rounds 2-7? That’s where teams will find the real value. Our panel of ESPN NFL experts evaluates the new crop of rookies, diving into their favorite picks and answering questions…

Former Spain soccer great Xavi retires at the age of 39

BARCELONA, Spain — Xavi Hernandez will retire from soccer this season, ending a career in which he became one of the best midfielders to ever play for Barcelona and Spain’s national team. The 39-year-old Xavi quit international soccer in 2014 and left Barcelona one year later after 17 seasons. He has since played for Qatari…

Kanter draws support of union after drawing jeers

6:49 PM ET The National Basketball Players Association issued a statement Thursday in support of Enes Kanter after the Turkish big man took to social media to call out mistreatment from Denver Nuggets fans and the NBA Turkey Twitter account. “The National Basketball Players Association fully supports our players using their platforms to stand up…

KD: Harden's style 'clever,' not cheating at all

5:13 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant doesn’t think Houston Rockets guard James Harden is “cheating” the game by playing the way he does. “I wouldn’t say that he has an advantage,” Durant said after the morning shootaround before Game 2 on Tuesday night. “I think everybody, once they…

Langdon races to first NHRA Funny Car victory

6:51 PM ET Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Shawn Langdon won the Funny Car title in the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Sunday to become the second driver to win in both the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories at zMAX Dragway and the 17th in NHRA history with wins in both categories.…