Month: April 2021

4:02 PM ET FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Pete Lammons, the starting tight end on the New York Jets‘ Super Bowl III championship team and a member of the University of Texas 1963 national champions, died Thursday in a boating accident in Texas, according to authorities. He was 77. Lammons, an avid fisherman, fell overboard at
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11:57 AM ET Endeavor Group Holdings, the media conglomerate and ownership company of UFC, launched an initial public offering Thursday. Executives Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, as well as UFC president Dana White, were all in appearance in New York, where Endeavor stock began trading at $24 per share. “It’s official,” White wrote on Instagram.
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10:12 AM ET The number of American players in Europe seems to grow every transfer window, and the likes of Christian Pulisic, and most recently Matthew Hoppe, have demonstrated that you don’t necessarily need to come up through a powerhouse MLS academy like FC Dallas in order to make the jump. However, there are plenty
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11:29 AM ET Associated Press MADRID — Second-seeded Naomi Osaka made her return to clay to beat Misaki Doi 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Friday. Osaka overcame Doi’s strong start by hitting six aces and breaking her serve five times. A leg injury meant Osaka missed last season’s clay-court
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3:29 PM ET Associated Press MUNICH — Top-seeded Alexander Zverev lost in the Munich Open quarterfinals to Belarussian qualifier Ilya Ivashka 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-3 on Friday. Trying to add to his Munich titles in 2017 and ’18, Zverev served for the match against Ivashka at 5-4 in the second set. But he was broken.
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2:40 PM ET Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, who has been out since March 20 with a high-ankle sprain, could return from the longest absence of his career against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. James plans to test his ankle and make a game-time decision, sources said. He
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2:44 PM ET King Fury, the 20-1 horse named after lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has been scratched from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. King Fury’s trainer, Kenny McPeek, tweeted the horse spiked 104 degree fever with an elevated white count on Friday afternoon after a galloping session in the morning, leading to the decision to pull
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1:13 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — The Seattle Kraken are free to make trades and sign players after making their final expansion payment to the NHL. Seattle owners paid $650 million to become the 32nd franchise. The Kraken begin play next season. “On behalf of the board of governors, I am delighted to officially
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1:13 PM ET Associated Press Atlanta Motor Speedway will open its grandstands to full capacity for the July NASCAR weekend. Following the lead of other major sports facilities in the Atlanta metro area, the 1.54-mile trioval in suburban Hampton, Georgia, is planning to fill as many seats as possible for its next major event. The
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Apr 28, 2021 In a high-profile attempt to expose the scourge of racism towards players at all levels of the game, English football will unite to undertake a three-day social media boycott this weekend “in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse received online.” The initiative has the backing of all professional leagues, including
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9:42 AM ET Kansas has hired Buffalo‘s Lance Leipold as head football coach, the school announced Friday. The Jayhawks and Leipold agreed to a six-year contract, according to the school. “It is an exciting and humbling opportunity, and this is a day I will never forget,” Leipold said in a statement. “We are going to
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11:48 AM BST The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals will take place at London’s Twickenham Stadium in May in front of up to 10,000 fans, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Friday. The matches were due to take place in Marseille on May 21 and May 22 respectively but were moved out of
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