Month: February 2020

6:45 PM ET ESPN News Services Major North American professional sports leagues are talking to health officials and informing teams about the coronavirus outbreak that has led to the first reported death in the U.S. Officials from the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball say they are all consulting with the Centers for Disease Control
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5:39 PM ET Associated Press FONTANA, Calif. — So many of Jimmie Johnson‘s best racing memories occurred on this weathered California asphalt about 100 miles north of his hometown. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion is hoping to add one more incredible memory in his final start at Fontana. Johnson is the king of Auto
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5:40 PM ET ESPN News Services TAMPA, Fla. — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge underwent an MRI that came back negative and is scheduled for another test Monday as the team tries to determine the cause of his ailing right shoulder. Manager Aaron Boone said Judge “was not right” while taking batting practice in
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4:33 PM ET Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos will miss six to eight weeks after he undergoes surgery Monday to repair a core muscle injury. Stamkos has battled injuries this season, having most recently missed three games earlier this month due to a “lower-body injury.” The 29-year-old exited Tuesday’s loss to Toronto after the
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4:21 PM ET Associated Press FONTANA, Calif. — Clint Bowyer has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Fontana, holding off six-time race champion Jimmie Johnson on Saturday. Bowyer turned a lap in 40.086 seconds in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to claim just his fourth pole position in 508 career Cup races.
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3:40 PM ET The New York Knicks and forward Maurice Harkless won’t come to an agreement on a contract buyout, which means the coveted wing player remains unavailable to join a contender for the playoffs, league sources tell ESPN. Several teams — including the West-leading Los Angeles Lakers — had interest in signing Harkless if
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2:56 PM ET Tennessee defensive lineman Darel Middleton was arrested Saturday morning and faces charges of domestic assault and public intoxication stemming from an incident that involved his girlfriend. According to a police report, Middleton’s girlfriend was trying to break up a physical altercation between Middleton and a male friend of hers near UT’s campus
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2:33 PM ET Novak Djokovic eased past Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to lift his fifth Dubai Tennis Championships title on Saturday, extending his unbeaten start to the 2020 season. Both players looked solid on serve early in the opening set before Djokovic turned the screw to break in the eighth game with a searing
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12:57 PM ET Former two-time junior bantamweight world titlist Srisaket Sor Rungvisai will return from a one-year layoff on April 4 in his first fight since losing his belt. Sor Rungvisai, a Thailand national hero, will take on former flyweight titlist and countryman Amnat Ruenroeng at Workpoint Studios in Bangkok, Thailand, WP Boxing has announced.
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Feb 29, 2020 Aryna Sabalenka won her sixth career title on Saturday, beating Petra Kvitova in straight sets at the Qatar Total Open. The Belarus player saw off the challenge from Kvitova in just over an hour, winning 6-3, 6-3. Sabalenka finished the first set with an ace and lost just six points while serving.
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10:32 AM ET Chicago Blackhawks forwards Andrew Shaw and Zack Smith have been ruled out for the remainder of the season, the team announced Saturday. Shaw was placed in concussion protocol in early December after he was injured against the Colorado Avalanche on Nov. 30. The 28-year-old had 3 goals and 7 assists in 26
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8:00 AM ET It’s not St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s something lucky about Leap Day for the Boston Celtics. Feb. 29 comes around only once every four years, but it’s been 36 years since the Celtics had to suffer through a defeat on Leap Day. Their 102-98 loss to the New York Knicks on Feb.
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Formula 1 teams are considering next steps after some were left “shocked” and “angry” by the conclusion to last year’s Ferrari engine controversy. Governing body the FIA said it had “reached a settlement” with Ferrari after an investigation into their 2019 engine. Teams have expressed their unhappiness at what they see as an unsatisfactory and
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