7:05 PM ET Associated Press SURPRISE, Ariz. — Texas Rangers rookie left-hander Brock Burke will miss the 2020 season because of a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The Rangers said Monday the 23-year-old Burke is scheduled to have surgery Friday that will be performed by team physician Dr. Keith Meister. The recovery period is
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7:08 PM ET Associated Press LAKELAND, Fla. — Jose Altuve insisted that he tuned out the hecklers. But he couldn’t avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after his team’s 11-1 win over the Detroit
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6:40 PM ET Volonte Bell, an assistant men’s basketball coach at Chattanooga State and the older brother of New Orleans Saints safety Vonn Bell, was killed in a traffic accident Sunday night, the school confirmed. The Chattanooga State family is deeply saddened by the passing of Volonte Bell. Volonte was killed in a tragic car
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6:19 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler will miss his second straight game against the Cleveland Cavaliers for personal reasons. Butler didn’t travel with the team for Monday night’s game. He also didn’t play Saturday night when the Heat routed the Cavaliers 124-106 in Miami. Butler, who leads the Heat
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6:05 PM ET Former Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith, whose girlfriend was killed in a traffic accident last September, is making a comeback and is looking to sign with an NFL team, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He is feeling better and ready to resume his career. Smith’s girlfriend, Petara Cordero, was struck
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5:28 PM ET Vancouver starting goaltender Jacob Markstrom underwent an MRI Monday after suffering a lower-body injury in a 9-3 win over Boston Saturday, Canucks general manager Jim Benning announced. With concern in net as the postseason push continues in a congested Western Conference, Benning dealt for New Jersey goaltender Louis Domingue just before the
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4:59 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Former Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam. Center collapsed into his chair and sobbed with his face in his hands after the judge declared he would spend
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3:25 PM ET UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo will attempt to defend his title in enemy territory when he meets Brazilian legend Jose Aldo in Sao Paulo later this year. UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Monday that the 135-pound championship fight will headline UFC 250 on May 19 in Sao Paulo. Additional sources
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3:24 PM ET Scott Cochran, who had been Alabama’s head strength and conditioning coach under Nick Saban since Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007, is leaving to take a job at Georgia coaching special teams. Saban confirmed the move Monday. “Scott did a really good job for us here and was a big part of
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12:39 PM ET A potential No. 1 contender fight involving “The Korean Zombie” will have to wait a few months. Chan Sung Jung, the popular UFC featherweight, has opted for eye surgery and is planning a return to the Octagon in the summer, his manager Jason House confirmed with ESPN on Monday. Jung suffered an
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1:01 PM GMT The two PRO14 rugby fixtures set to take place in Italy this weekend have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, competition organisers announced on Monday. Games in Italy’s national rugby championship Top 12 have also been postponed ahead of the weekend, as well as all domestic rugby activities. With two confirmed
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10:40 AM ET The Carolina Hurricanes upgraded their offense by acquiring forward Vincent Trocheck from the Florida Panthers for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark and two prospects, the teams announced Monday. The 26-year-old Trocheck has 10 goals and 36 points this season in his seventh season for the only NHL team for which he’s played. His
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