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6:36 PM ET This is the 45th year of the Memorial Tournament, and host Jack Nicklaus has made a tradition of waiting behind the 18th green to congratulate the winner with a hearty handshake. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nicklaus said Tuesday that he will not be changing anything. “I’m going to shake their hand. I
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3:33 PM ET Anti-corruption officials in tennis are bracing for a potential uptick in match-fixing alerts when the official tours restart later this summer due to the significant number of formal reports of “suspicious matches” that came to the attention of the Tennis Integrity Unit during the lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. “We anticipate
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2:45 PM BST England prop Mako Vunipola committed his future to Saracens on Tuesday, despite the club’s relegation to the Championship. The reigning Premiership champions will drop into the second tier at the end of this season after being relegated for breaching salary cap rules. “I have no doubt the club will be back and
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1:31 PM ET While commissioners, athletic directors and coaches brace for the worst amid the growing coronavirus crisis, Oklahoma‘s Lincoln Riley said he remains confident there will be college football this season — even if it looks a bit different. After the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced a move to conference-only play and numerous college
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9:01 AM ET Quarterback Cam Newton has shared how motivated he is to prove doubters wrong through social media posts, but one topic he hadn’t addressed prior to this week was the unique position he’s in of possibly replacing six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady with the New England Patriots. Newton referred to it as
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1:01 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Former top-10 tennis pro Lucas Pouille will have surgery on his right elbow and miss the return of sanctioned tennis — if the tours do return in August from their pandemic-forced hiatus. The 26-year-old Frenchman said Tuesday on Twitter that he would have the operation in Paris this
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12:33 PM ET The thought of returning to the PGA Tour crossed Tiger Woods‘ mind well before this week’s Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. But Woods, a five-time winner of the event, put his safety first. He wanted to wait and see how the first five tournaments were played during the coronavirus pandemic before committing
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5:55 PM ET It seems a bit hard to fathom, judging by the organization’s success the past decade, but despite playing in the most extreme pitcher’s ballpark in the major leagues, no San Francisco Giants starting pitchers show up on initial rosters in more than a small handful of ESPN standard leagues. It sure did
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6:40 PM ET Kawhi Leonard is out of the quarantine process, and the LA Clippers All-Star says he got stronger during the NBA’s four-month hiatus. Leonard spent the weekend in quarantine after he arrived for the league’s restart in Orlando, Florida, separate from the Clippers following an excused absence to tend to a family matter.
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11:58 AM ET Associated Press The U.S. Tennis Association has canceled several amateur events scheduled in August because of the coronavirus pandemic but is still planning to hold the US Open starting Aug. 31. USTA National Championships in certain junior age groups for singles and doubles are being scrapped. That includes boys’ 18s in Orlando
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11:08 AM ET Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers, Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche and Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers are finalists for the 2019-20 Ted Lindsay Award, which is voted on by the NHL Players’ Association. The Ted Lindsay Award, known as the Lester B. Pearson Award until 2010, has been
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9:47 PM IST Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza confirmed on Tuesday that he is Covid-19 negative. His wife Sumona Haque, however, continues to test positive. Mortaza, who is also a Member of Parliament representing the ruling Awami League party, was diagnosed with the virus three weeks ago, on June 20. “I heard the results of
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9:37 AM ET A critical matchup in the UFC’s surging featherweight division is now official. Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige both successfully made weight Tuesday for their UFC Fight Night main event bout in Abu Dhabi. Kattar weighed in at 146 pounds and Ige was 145 pounds. Both co-main event fighters also weighed in successfully
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6:20 PM ET MANCHESTER, England — What a strange day in Manchester. It started with one club, Manchester City, worrying about its Champions League fate and ended with the other, Manchester United, in a state of anxiety about its own prospects when everybody else expected it to be the other way around. City’s success in
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