Month: April 2019

5:45 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump welcomed NASCAR champion Joey Logano — and his race car — to the White House. Trump celebrated the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tuesday on the South Lawn, along with team owner Roger Penske. With Logano’s car parked nearby, Trump praised the driver and called
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3:30 PM ET The San Diego Padres placed rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a strained left hamstring. The move was made retroactive to Monday. Right-hander Phil Maton was recalled from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move. Tatis left Sunday’s game against the Washington Nationals in the bottom
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2:42 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN When highly touted Harvard defenseman Adam Fox refused to sign a contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, who had traded for his rights, there was widespread speculation that the New York Rangers were his desired NHL destination. The speculation was accurate: The Hurricanes traded Fox to the Rangers on Tuesday in
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2:17 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Once Gregg Popovich formally commits to return for his 24th season as San Antonio Spurs coach, he’s expected to sign a three-year contract that will keep him as the highest-paid coach in the NBA, league sources told ESPN. A Popovich contract extension has been a foregone conclusion for months, but
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1:42 PM ET ESPN News Services DALLAS — A former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking a Dallas jogger who to death with a machete in 2015 has been convicted of murder. A Dallas County jury swiftly returned a guilty verdict Tuesday in Thomas Johnson’s trial in the killing of David Stevens after the
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1:09 PM ET Running back Jamaal Charles is set to announce his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons and sign a one-day contract with the Kansas City Chiefs to retire with the franchise, 610 Sports Radio reported Tuesday. Charles, 32, played nine seasons for the Chiefs after being selected in the third round (73rd
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1:38 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Austin Wayne Self has been reinstated by NASCAR following a violation of the substance abuse policy. The Truck Series driver completed a mandatory recovery program before he was approved Tuesday to race again. Self can compete as early as Friday at Dover International Speedway. NASCAR also on
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12:32 PM BST Wales have called up uncapped players Rhys Carre and Owen Lane to their 42-man training squad in preparation for this year’s World Cup. A total of 36 players from the Six Nations Grand Slam winning team have been named in the training squad. Back-row forwards Taulupe Faletau, Josh Navidi and Aaron Shingler
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12:31 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Omaha Beach is the 4-1 early favorite for the Kentucky Derby after drawing the No. 12 post position. Bob Baffert-trained Game Winner is the 5-1 second choice from the No. 16 post in the 20-horse field that was drawn Tuesday for Saturday’s first leg of the Triple
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9:55 AM ET Wimbledon prize money will see an increase of 11.8 percent and total £38 million ($49 million) for this year’s championships, the All England Club announced on Tuesday. The men’s and women’s singles champions will receive £2.35 million ($3.06 million) each — £100,000 more than in the previous year. Continuing a theme of
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