4:12 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Stuart Broad has described himself as “frustrated” and “angry” at having been left out of England’s side for the first Test of the series against West Indies. Broad, the second highest wicket-taker in England’s Test history, said he found the decision “difficult to understand” and suggested he had sought clarification
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8:00 AM ET The Pac-12’s strength is in the eye of the beholder. The conference has quite obviously lacked in the “major national title contenders” department for a bit, and its resident blue blood, USC, has won just 13 games in two years. The conference has fallen far behind other power leagues in the revenue
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1:48 AM ET Justin Allgaier finished fifth in Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway after he was cleared to race by NASCAR earlier in the day. Allgaier went to the hospital for evaluation following a last-lap crash in Thursday night’s race at the track and said in a video he posted to Twitter
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12:19 AM ET Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic became the first NHL player to opt out of this summer’s restart. Calgary GM Brad Treliving announced Hamonic’s decision Friday night, just hours after the NHL and NHLPA officially agreed to move forward with a 24-team tournament, scheduled to begin Aug. 1. “Earlier this evening Travis called me
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8:12 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Professional boxing looked very different on its return in the UK on Friday, but in the main event Brad Foster ensured his status as
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5:33 PM ET Steve KimESPN A fight between unified junior welterweight titleholder Jose Ramirez and Viktor Postol, his WBC mandatory challenger, will take place the last week of August, according to Top Rank president Todd duBoef. The fight will be broadcast on an ESPN network. While there is not a date set for the fight,
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12:16 PM ET Steve KimESPN A light heavyweight bout between Eleider Alvarez and Joe Smith Jr. has been rescheduled for the third week of August, Yvon Michel, who promotes Alvarez, told ESPN on Friday. The fight had originally been slated for July 16 inside the “bubble” at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas,
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1:32 PM ET ESPN News Services All-Star slugger Joey Gallo has been cleared to return to the Texas Rangers for team workouts after previously testing positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Friday. Gallo had to have two consecutive negative tests more than 24 hours apart in order to be cleared by a physician. The
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1:20 PM ET The UFC’s oft-criticized apparel deal with Reebok is coming to a close next year. Venum will take over as the UFC’s apparel partner beginning in April 2021, the promotion announced Friday. The UFC’s apparel deal with Reebok runs through March 2021, but the company will stay on as the UFC’s official footwear
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7:36 PM ET Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree signed his franchise tender a little less than three months ago, but earlier this week he filed a grievance with the NFLPA to be classified as a defensive end rather than a linebacker, a source told ESPN. Designated as an outside linebacker, Dupree would make $15.828
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8:57 PM ET Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-quarantining, the league announced Friday night. In its statement, the Pac-12 said Scott experienced mild flu-like symptoms late this week and was tested for COVID-19 out of an abundance of caution. He is self-quarantining at the direction of his doctor
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Jul 9, 2020 Associated Press Nikola Vucevic had to raise his voice a bit to answer a question. He had just walked off the court after the first Orlando Magic practice of the restart, and some of his teammates remained on the floor while engaged in a loud and enthusiastic shooting contest. After four months,
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7:11 PM ET The NHLPA and the NHL Board of Governors have approved a package that not only will allow the league to restart this summer, but also includes a four-year CBA extension, sources told ESPN on Friday. The NHLPA on Wednesday had started a full membership vote on both return to play and the
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