Month: December 2020

11:50 AM ET Associated Press The Canadian government, citing “national interest grounds,” gave its approval Thursday for the start of NHL training camps. It issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and team staff to return to the country. The five provinces with NHL franchises, however, must give their approval
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4:12 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Center Pierre-Luc Dubois, who led Columbus in goals, assists and points during the playoffs, signed a two-year, $10 million contract extension Thursday that keeps him with the Blue Jackets through the 2021-22 season. Dubois, who was a restricted free agent, will earn $3.35 million during the upcoming
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4:56 PM ET A massive brawl broke out in the moments following the Armed Forces Bowl, marring Mississippi State‘s 28-26 win against Tulsa. It is unclear what sparked the fight, which included kicking, punching and several members from both teams. What started with some shoving near midfield during the postgame handshake, spilled toward and down
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11:53 AM ET Associated Press Former Manchester United boss Tommy Docherty has died at 92 after a long illness. Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images Former Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty has died at the age of 92, his family announced on Thursday. Docherty, affectionately known as “The Doc,” had suffered from a long
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1:46 PM ET Zdeno Chara isn’t ready to retire, doesn’t want to play a reserve role, and that’s why he’s no longer the Boston Bruins captain. After 14 seasons with the Bruins, Chara, 43, signed a one-year, $795,000 contract with the Washington Capitals as a free-agent defenseman on Wednesday. He captained three Boston teams that
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9:01 AM ET The NBA is planning to roll out an ambitious aspect of its leaguewide contact tracing program by requiring players and many team staffers to wear sensor devices during all team-organized activities outside of games starting Jan. 7, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN. Only Tier 1 and Tier 2 individuals
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10:17 AM ET Associated Press Andy Murray has pulled out of the Delray Beach Open to minimize his coronavirus risk as he looks ahead to the Australian Open. The 33-year-old Murray said he was concerned about “the increase in COVID rates and the transatlantic flights involved” with traveling to the Florida tournament that begins Monday.
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11:45 AM ET EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook will miss Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions because of the death of his father, according to a league source. Cook returned to his home in Miami on Tuesday to be with his siblings and will miss the Vikings’ daily COVID-19 tests,
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3:04 PM ET NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr doesn’t believe the NHL will back out of its plan to allow players to return to the Olympics in 2022. “Assuming the Olympics go forward in the ordinary course, you can always envision scenarios in which something would happen that would change the equation,” Fehr told ESPN
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1:47 AM ET Florida coach Dan Mullen said his team could have opted to not play in Wednesday night’s Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic based on player availability but chose to anyway because the players wanted to compete. Following a 55-20 blowout loss to No. 6 Oklahoma, Mullen said his depleted roster would have allowed the
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8:38 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard will play for the LA Clippers on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a mouth laceration on Christmas night. Clippers head coach Ty Lue said Leonard will return against the Portland Trail Blazers after a two-game absence due to the mouth injury suffered at Denver last
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