Month: September 2020

7:00 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Just like that, the fastest, weirdest, pandemickiest baseball season ever has come and gone. Mathematics holds that a 60-game schedule is shorter than the standard 162, but the 2020 season has whistled
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3:45 AM BST The South African Rugby Union (SA Rugby) has placed the Southern Kings into voluntary liquidation because of debts of R55 million ($3.37 million) and no chance of generating any income this year. The Kings, based in Port Elizabeth, were withdrawn from all competition last month due to their financial position following a
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3:22 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email The all-time Premier League record for the most goals in a single game week has been broken after the weekend’s fixtures produced 44 strikes. Gabriel Jesus‘ last-minute goal in Manchester City’s 3-1 victory at Wolves meant the previous record of 43 set in February 2011
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12:56 AM ET EDMONTON, Alberta — With a pair of first-period assists in Game 2, Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov matched — then surpassed — Tampa Bay’s record for most points in a single postseason. With 28 points (six goals, 22 assists), Kucherov bettered Brad Richards‘ franchise record, which was set during the team’s
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5:26 PM ET Associated Press Jarrett Guarantano and the 16th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are about to find out how much it helps them having the same offensive coordinator for consecutive seasons. The quarterback who lost his starting job last season and even received death threats has had a full offseason to better learn what Jim Chaney
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9:06 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin is starting his own race car team in partnership with Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan and Bubba Wallace as the driver. Hamlin, a three-time Daytona 500 winner and top contender for this year’s Cup title, made the announcement on social media. The team will be
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7:29 PM ET Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl won the NHL’s Hart Trophy Monday night, given to the league’s most valuable player. Draisaitl also won the Ted Lindsay Award for most outstanding player, as voted on by the players, during the league’s awards show leading up to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final in
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2:11 PM ET Florida State coach Mike Norvell said Monday he is “extremely disappointed” he will not get to coach in his first game against rival Miami after testing positive for coronavirus over the weekend. In his first comments since Florida State announced the positive results on Saturday, Norvell said he has no idea how
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3:49 PM ET Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. — Billie Jean King and the other members of the Original 9 who laid the groundwork for the women’s professional tennis tour are the first group nominated together for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. They join Jonas Bjorkman, Sergi Brugera, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton Hewitt, Lisa Raymond
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7:39 PM ET Former Bellator MMA champion Michael Chandler believes he’s deserving of a UFC lightweight title shot but says he’s willing to take a fight in order to prove it. Chandler (21-5) signed with the UFC this month, bringing a 10-year relationship with Bellator to an end. The 34-year-old was a former three-time lightweight
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