8:35 PM ET The NHL is targeting Dec. 1 as the start of the 2020-21 season, according to a memorandum of understanding obtained by ESPN that is being voted on by NHL players. The NHL’s board of governors also must approve it. The NHL Players’ Association began a full membership vote on a four-year CBA
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7:31 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — A prominent Kentucky horse owner and breeder has been banned from racing and sales at Keeneland Race Course after his racist post on social media. Keeneland said Wednesday it was banning Tom VanMeter from the premises, including participation by his sales company, while the Lexington track further
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7:36 PM ET The PGA Tour on Wednesday announced a clarification to its health and safety plan that will allow players and caddies who have tested positive for the coronavirus to return to work after 10 days, even if they continue to test positive, provided that they meet certain qualifications. The policy immediately impacts Nick
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5:45 PM ET North Carolina’s football program has shut down voluntary activities after the county’s health department identified the campus as a “cluster” for Covid-19. The school announced Wednesday that 37 people within Tar Heels athletics — coaches, staff and student-athletes — tested positive for the virus. The school announced that it has tested 429
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Jul 7, 2020 Austin LindbergESPN FC Soccer in the U.S. and Canada is back. Nearly four months after Major League Soccer shut down on March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the MLS is Back Tournament gets underway Wednesday in Orlando, Florida, though it will do so without FC Dallas, which withdrew from the tournament
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3:56 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR will move its August road course race from Watkins Glen in upstate New York because of state health restrictions, and the event will shift instead to the road course at Daytona International Speedway. The move means the Cup Series will make its debut on Daytona’s road
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5:45 PM ET The Ivy League has ruled out playing all sports this fall, executive director Robin Harris told ESPN on Wednesday, marking the first Division I conference to say it will not hold sports this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. No decision has been made about winter or spring sports or whether fall sports
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4:52 PM ET Marc J. Spears “Equality” is the most popular social justice message players have chosen to display on the back of their NBA jerseys during the league’s upcoming restart, National Basketball Players’ Association executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN’s The Undefeated on Wednesday. “Black Lives Matter” is second. As of Wednesday afternoon, 285
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3:50 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres dropped their lawsuit against the federal government after immigration officials reversed course by approving the team’s strength and conditioning coach’s petition for a green card. “The matter has been resolved amicably between both parties,” with Ed Gannon receiving approval for an EB-1 visa, the
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10:06 AM ET Three of the top four players from Spain will be headlining the UTR Pro Series-Spain, a three-event series that will be played on successive weekends beginning Saturday in Barcelona. Conspicuous in his absence: ATP No. 2 ranked Rafael Nadal, who has not taken part in any of the growing number of “reopening”
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6:39 PM ET The UFC is in the process of finalizing a fight between Glover Teixeira and Thiago Santos that will headline a Sept. 12 card, sources told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. The matchup of the Brazilians would pit two of the promotion’s top light heavyweights against each other. Santos is ranked fifth in the division
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