Month: December 2019

5:30 PM ET Associated Press OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Canada routed host Czech Republic 7-2 Tuesday to complete the preliminary round at the world junior hockey championship and clinch top spot in its group. Joe Veleno, Nolan Foote, captain Barrett Hayton, Connor McMichael, Liam Foudy, Dylan Cozens and Jared McIsaac all scored as Canada topped
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4:21 PM GMT Munster doctor Jamie Kearns was fined and given a suspended touchline ban by an independent disciplinary committee on Tuesday for verbally abusing Saracens hooker Jamie George. The European Club Professional Rugby (ECPR) announced earlier this month it was launching an investigation into a mass brawl which broke out at the Allianz Park
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12:22 PM ET The Minnesota Twins have added two veteran arms to their starting rotation, signing free agents Rich Hill and Homer Bailey to one-year deals, the team announced Tuesday. Sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan that Bailey’s deal is for $7 million, while Hill gets $3 million. Hill, who will turn 40 on March 11,
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9:52 AM ET Baylor coach Matt Rhule has declined the chance to interview for the Cleveland Browns‘ head-coaching job, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. Rhule is expected to be a leading candidate for the New York Giants‘ and Carolina Panthers‘ head-coaching vacancies, according to Schefter. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Monday that the
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7:57 AM ET Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell will miss Tuesday’s game against the Spurs because of a left shoulder contusion. Russell suffered the injury in Saturday’s loss to the Mavericks. He also is battling a flu bug that has affected multiple members of the team. Center Willie Cauley-Stein also is dealing with the
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1:47 AM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — An angry post-game rant by Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella over clock management late in Sunday’s night’s overtime loss was “unprofessional along with unacceptable,” an NHL official said Monday. Colin Campbell, the NHL’s director of hockey operations, also defended a referee’s decision not to restore more
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10:08 PM ET Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel left Monday night’s 5-2 victory over Ottawa when he crashed into the boards after scoring in the third period. Guentzel, taking a cross-crease pass from Evgeni Malkin, scored his team-best 20th goal before falling forward awkwardly into the boards behind the Senators’ net at 6:55 of the
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8:33 PM ET LA Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley is expected to miss a few games with a right wrist sprain because of a sprained right wrist, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Beverley, whom the Clippers have already ruled out of Tuesday’s game against Sacramento, was injured Saturday against the Utah Jazz, but X-rays
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6:33 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — While the Washington Redskins appeared to be closing in on a new coach and the New York Giants opted to move on from their head coach, Jason Garrett remains the Dallas Cowboys’ coach — at least for now. Garrett met with Jerry Jones after the coach and owner/general manager
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6:27 PM ET Ohio State junior running back J.K. Dobbins will enter the NFL draft, he announced Monday. Dobbins, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, is ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.’s No. 3-ranked draft-eligible running back and the No. 24-ranked overall player according to Scouts Inc. Dobbins rushed for an Ohio State-record
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5:51 PM ET There’s a mantra in Las Vegas: “Good teams win, great teams cover.” Well, no NFL team covered the spread more often this past decade than the New England Patriots, ESPN Chalk’s best team to bet of the 2010s. The Patriots covered the spread in a remarkable 60% of their games (108-72-2 ATS)
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2:51 PM ET Chinese promoter Longjoy Sports on Monday surprisingly won the purse bid for the mandatory fight between unified light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev and Meng Fanlong after their promoters were unable to make a deal. Longjoy Sports, which has worked with Fanlong promoter Roc Nation Sports in the past and will co-promote
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