Month: April 2020

6:33 PM ET Associated Press DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal with goaltender Justus Annunen, the team announced Thursday. The 20-year-old Finnish product was a third-round pick by Colorado in the 2018 draft. He was 15-5-3 with a 1.77 goals-against average this season for Karpat, a team in Finland’s
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6:54 PM ET NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that starting the 2020-21 season as late as December is on the table as the league considers all options for finishing this season and beginning the following one. “We have a great deal of flexibility in terms of when we can start,” Bettman said in an interview
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6:55 PM ET Associated Press Churchill Downs’ spring meet without spectators will open May 16, with the historic track expected to release a revised schedule of stakes races online this weekend. Last weekend’s scheduled opening was delayed because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, which already has forced the postponement of the Kentucky Oaks and
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3:17 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR announced Thursday that it will resume its season without fans starting May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina with the premier Cup Series racing a total of four times in an 11-day span. NASCAR joins the UFC as the first major sports organizations to announce
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6:56 PM ET Arty Berko If Americans think self-quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic in the United States has been tough, go talk to former MLB pitcher Josh Roenicke. He is entering his third season with the Uni-President Lions of Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) — and the pandemic even stretched Roenicke’s love for baseball.
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5:33 PM ET The PGA Tour is putting on hold its qualification criteria for eligibility, meaning that golfers who are exempt this season and fall outside of the top 125 FedEx Cup points earners will not lose their spot in the 2020-21 season. The move was made in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has
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5:25 PM ET Steve KimESPN Negotiations are underway for a potential blockbuster heavyweight title unification fight between champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula, sources told ESPN’s Mark Kriegel. Fury’s adviser, MTK, which is based in Dubai, is negotiating for Fury on behalf of his co-promoters, Top
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3:27 PM ET ESPN News Services The Little League World Series will not be played this year for the first time since the organization began because of the coronavirus pandemic. Little League International, which announced the move Thursday, also canceled regional tournaments and the championship tournaments in other Little League divisions, including softball, but said
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11:39 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show The British Boxing Board of Control hopes professional boxing will return in the UK in July — but will limit the number of fights
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12:47 PM BST The French Top 14 rugby league organisers (LNR) and club presidents have reached an agreement to abandon the season, the LNR said on Thursday. French prime minister Edouard Philippe said on Tuesday that the 2019-20 season of sport would not be able to resume, although the government’s measures to contain the spread
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9:49 AM ET World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has said he initially struggled to adjust to the coronavirus shutdown and felt “empty and confused” at the uncertainty around the season restart. The sport is suspended until at least mid-July due to the virus, which has infected more than 3.19 million people and killed almost 227,000.
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