12:07 AM ET Toyota Center public address announcer Matt Thomas attempted to use the same tone and excitement Wednesday night when James Harden‘s turn came up in the starting lineup introductions as he did throughout the previous eight seasons. The circumstances, of course, were quite different. So was the reaction from Houston Rockets fans, who
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3:03 PM ET FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets, who once considered quarterback Sam Darnold an untouchable asset, are open to listening to trade offers. “I will answer the call if it’s made,” general manager Joe Douglas said Wednesday in a video conference with reporters, confirming previous reports that the Jets are willing
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8:40 PM ET The UFC has released two of its most popular heavyweight fighters. Alistair Overeem and Junior Dos Santos were recently informed by the promotion that they were being released, sources confirmed with ESPN. Dos Santos broke the news himself on his Instagram account, while MMA Junkie first reported Overeem’s release. UFC officials subsequently
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7:22 PM ET Kaden Martin, the son of former Tennessee quarterback and coach Tee Martin, committed to Miami to play baseball on Wednesday. Martin is a 6-foot-1, 205-pound outfielder from Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is projected as a prospect who could be selected in the MLB draft, but has committed to
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6:58 PM ET Associated Press Boston Bruins forward Charlie Coyle has entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol, upping the number of players on the list to four, pending test results from Anaheim and the Los Angeles Kings. Coyle becomes just the second Bruins player added to the protocol, and first since Karson Kuhlman spent the first
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2:32 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said Wednesday that he couldn’t comment on his previous remarks about Mickey Callaway’s conduct due to Major League Baseball’s ongoing investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the team’s former pitching coach. Antonetti joined Terry Francona for the manager’s Zoom availability from
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5:29 PM ET Associated Press Garbine Muguruza outlasted third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka in a close second-round match at the Qatar Open on Wednesday, while top-seeded Elina Svitolina eased into the quarterfinals. Muguruza won 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3 after she served for the match at 6-5 in the second set before Sabalenka broke her serve and won
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12:09 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Carolina Hurricanes forward Nino Niederreiter was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Wednesday for interfering with Nashville goaltender Juuse Saros, the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. Niederreiter hit Saros up high in a collision behind the net five minutes into the Hurricanes-Predators game Tuesday night.
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9:02 AM ET A search warrant has been executed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to get data from the so-called “black box” from the SUV Tiger Woods was driving when it crashed last week, according to multiple reports. In order to get a warrant, probable cause that a crime was involved has to
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3:09 PM ET Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — – Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro has tested positive for COVID-19. Manager Torey Lovullo said on Wednesday that Locastro tested positive on Tuesday night and would be out for 10 days unless there had been a false positive. Lovullo added that Locastro feels good and currently has
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2:21 PM ET Associated Press LYON, France — Caroline Garcia, looking to bounce back from early exits in Australia, advanced to the second round of the Lyon Open by beating fellow French player Oceane Dodin 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 on Tuesday. Third-seeded Garcia, who lost in the first round at Adelaide last week, put away Dodin
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1:29 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — A virulent outbreak of equine herpes in eastern Spain has forced European equestrian events to be canceled across the continent. The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) said this week that it has canceled events in several European countries until March 28. The ban affects events in Spain,
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