Month: July 2020

4:34 PM ET Associated Press PALERMO, Sicily — More than 400 coronavirus tests were carried out on tennis players and staff members ahead of the Palermo Ladies Open and all of them came back negative. The WTA tournament, with qualifying beginning Saturday, marks the return of tour-level tennis following a five-month break for the coronavirus
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2:24 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton won’t play for the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday’s opener against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference’s expanded playoff qualifying round. Hamilton has missed multiple practices, though the league has prohibited teams from disclosing whether a player is injured or ill amid the
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6:33 AM ET Serena Williams will be leading the drive to reboot pro tennis in North America after nearly five months without any official tournament play due to the coronavirus pandemic. It seems appropriate, even uplifting, during a time of great anxiety and uncertainty that the player many view as the greatest of all Grand
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10:10 AM ET The St. Louis Cardinals have had two players test positive for COVID-19, resulting in Major League Baseball postponing Friday afternoon’s game at the Milwaukee Brewers, it was announced. MLB’s quick decision to postpone Friday’s game, which was scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET, comes after the outbreak within the Miami Marlins, who have
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7:55 AM ET The long-awaited UFC debut of Timur Valiev will have to wait as the Dagestani featherweight was pulled from his fight against Jamall Emmers on Saturday, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The news was first reported by MMA Junkie, which also reported that Vincent Cachero is being targeted as Valiev’s replacement. Valiev,
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12:32 PM ET UFC middleweight Darren Till suffered a torn MCL in the second round of his recent decision loss to Robert Whittaker, his coach told ESPN on Thursday. Till (18-3-1) lost a very narrow decision to Whittaker (20-5) in the main event of UFC Fight Night last Saturday, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Shortly
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12:49 PM ET Associated Press Indiana’s football team has resumed voluntary workouts after a two-week pause following six positive COVID-19 tests. The school’s medical advisory group approved the resumption of enhanced voluntary summer training. Players are now permitted to spend up to eight hours per week on strength training, six hours per week on meetings
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11:47 AM ET Associated Press As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand. The U.S. Open — usually the year’s last
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5:38 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings placed Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. All players on the list have either tested positive for the virus or come into contact with someone who is a known carrier. Barr, who had 79 tackles and 1.5 sacks last season, is the eighth Vikings
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