Month: July 2020

10:00 AM ET ESPN.com staff As Major League Baseball attempts to start a 60-game 2020 MLB season during the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of players have announced that they will not be participating as their teams begin training camp with Opening Day scheduled for July 23 and 24. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake was the
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6:54 PM ET Brooklyn Nets forward Taurean Prince has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been ruled out of the NBA’s restart in Orlando, Florida, sources told ESPN. Prince is the fourth Nets player — including DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie and Wilson Chandler — who won’t participate in the league’s restart because of the
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9:33 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honors a Native American leader who has been an inspiration to generations. “The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership
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5:01 PM ET Patrick Mahomes said he had two goals for his new contract when extension talks began with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this summer: He wanted long-term security and he wanted to leave the Chiefs enough financial flexibility to build a strong team around him. Mahomes said Tuesday he’s confident he attained both
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6:56 PM ET The decision has loomed for weeks, and the PGA of America will make it official Wednesday when it postpones the Ryder Cup for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. A source who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter told ESPN on Tuesday that the event, scheduled for Sept.
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5:22 PM ET Associated Press International Ice Hockey Federation chief Rene’ Fasel is encouraged after learning the NHL’s pending labor deal opens the possibility of the world’s best players returning to the Olympics. Aside from the uncertainty raised by the coronavirus pandemic, Fasel told The Associated Press he doesn’t foresee any major stumbling blocks that
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8:35 AM ET Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said he has no hatred toward the Jewish community after posting on social media on Monday an anti-Semitic message that he attributed to Adolf Hitler as well as admiration for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. On his Instagram story feed, Jackson featured a quote that
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5:13 PM ET VAR took centre stage again as Jamie Vardy scored late to earn Leicester a 1-1 draw at Arsenal. The Gunners saw Edward Nketiah sent off following a VAR review, before Vardy levelled with a length delay for possible offside. Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho had early chances as Leicester started well, but it
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Jul 6, 2020 It was just over three weeks ago when Luka Doncic‘s trainer was misquoted when discussing the Dallas Mavericks star’s physique. “Not in top shape yet” was the translation, missing a key qualifier. So when Doncic addressed reporters last week for the first time in nearly three months, he was immediately asked about
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10:31 AM ET The Women’s British Open at Royal Troon, Scotland, is set to be played behind closed doors from Aug 20-23, the R&A announced on Tuesday. The Major Championship will be the first women’s tournament to return after the coronavirus pandemic halted play in April, providing the “necessary approvals” are secured. 1 Related Martin
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10:55 PM ET ESPN News Services Boxing promotions run by Floyd Mayweather, Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya and teams in MLS, NASCAR and IndyCar were among a cavalcade of sports organizations that navigated a federal loan program designed to help small firms cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Data released
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