Month: February 2020

7:26 PM ET SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred apologizing Tuesday for describing the World Series trophy as “a piece of metal” during an on-camera interview with ESPN, a description that drew pointed criticism from Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester. Manfred said he
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10:02 PM ET After a brief and tumultuous tenure, John Beilein is leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers as coach, league sources tell ESPN. The Cavaliers are promoting associate head coach JB Bickerstaff to become the full-time head coach, and he’ll run his first practice on Wednesday evening, league sources said. Beilein, 67, is expected to say
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9:33 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — American Jack Sock earned his second tour-level victory since the start of 2019 by overcoming a match point to beat defending champion Radu Albot 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) Tuesday night in the first round at the Delray Beach Open. Sock missed much of last year with
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9:08 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — Jason Witten wants to play another season but acknowledged it might have to be with a franchise other than the Dallas Cowboys. “I think I have to be,” Witten said when asked if he’s open to playing elsewhere. “Obviously I’d love to finish it out here, but some of
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7:53 PM ET Steve KimESPN Middleweight world titleholder Gennadiy Golovkin has suffered a right calf injury that is likely to once again push back his mandatory defense against Kamil Szeremeta, sources told ESPN. Golovkin and his team have filed for an extension with the IBF, and the fight now will likely take place in May
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6:02 PM ET Former Michigan State football recruiting director Curtis Blackwell visited the home of a five-star recruit along with Mark Dantonio and other coaches in 2015, a potential NCAA recruiting violation, according to new information filed Tuesday in an ongoing lawsuit. The mother of current Notre Dame defensive end Daelin Hayes said in an
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4:21 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors a day after his horrific crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing released an update on its driver Tuesday, about 20 hours after Newman’s car slammed into the wall
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2:35 PM ET The Ottawa Senators have traded defenseman Dylan DeMelo to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2020 third-round pick, Ottawa announced Tuesday. DeMelo, 26, has zero goals and 10 assists in 49 games this season. He was part of a blockbuster trade in September 2018 when he was moved to the Senators in a
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1:51 PM ET Top seed Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the singles draw at the Delray Beach Open on Tuesday with a wrist injury, the tournament announced. He was replaced by Daniel Elahi Galan, the tournament said. “I’m dealing with a little bit of a left wrist injury; been dealing with it for the last week
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1:53 PM ET Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Wade Davis has again entered spring training as the Colorado Rockies‘ closer after a rough 2019 season. Davis lost his ninth-inning role in the final two months last year, when he finished 1-6 with 15 saves and an 8.65 ERA in the least effective effort of an
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1:37 PM ET The Philadelphia Eagles are releasing veteran linebacker Nigel Bradham, a source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bradham, 30, was informed of the Eagles’ decision on Tuesday afternoon, the source said. An eight-year veteran, Bradham had 61 tackles and one interception in 12 games last season, his fourth with the Eagles. He was due
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12:33 PM ET Patrick Reed‘s sandy rules violation in the Bahamas more than two months ago continues to garner attention. And Brooks Koepka is the latest to strongly weigh in when asked if he felt Reed cheated. “Uh, yeah. I think, yeah, yeah,” Koepka said Monday in a Sirius/XMI radio interview that covered a range
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12:05 PM ET High school prospect Makur Maker will be eligible for the 2020 NBA draft if he applies as an early-entry candidate, according to a memo distributed to NBA teams by the league office. The memo also included a revised agreement to the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the National Basketball Players
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11:15 AM ET Charlie Strong is the latest former head coach to join Nick Saban at Alabama. Strong, who has had head-coaching stops at Louisville, Texas and South Florida, has agreed to a deal to become a defensive analyst at Alabama under Saban, sources told ESPN. Several other SEC schools had expressed interest in hiring
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