Month: June 2021

4:28 PM ET Beginning Monday, major league umpires will check pitchers for foreign substances after they’ve pitched — with the exception of the closer, who will be inspected before entering the game — sources familiar with the process said. Pitchers will be inspected between innings and/or after they come out of the game unless they’re
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4:12 PM ET In response to a statement released on Friday by outgoing Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco told ESPN on Saturday that guaranteeing the Power 5 conference champions a spot in a potential 12-team playoff format would be “an enormous step in the wrong direction.” Aresco said the Pac-12
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3:42 PM ET SAN DIEGO — Mike Davis has seen a lot of things in his 32 years with the United States Golf Association, including hundreds of rounds as an inside-the-ropes official. But he never had quite the few he was afforded Saturday morning at Torrey Pines: as a caddie. Davis, the outgoing CEO of
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3:41 PM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Andrey Rublev reached his first grass-court final at the Halle Open on Saturday and will face Ugo Humbert. Rublev needed four match points to wrap up his 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over Nikoloz Basilashvili in a semifinal where both players landed fewer than half of their first
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3:32 PM ET Germany are back. In the most rambunctious, direct way, putting four past defending champion Portugal in a 4-2 win at Euro 2020. Overcoming their own new-found insecurities, square-pegs-in-round-holes and a one-goal deficit summoned up by a lung-busting Cristiano Ronaldo effort. It’s too early to crown them even as legitimate contenders, but it’s
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8:18 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov has won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward for the first time in his eight-year career. Barkov was announced as the winner of the award Friday night before the Vegas Golden Knights faced the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3
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12:21 PM ET The Los Angeles Lakers are on the market looking to hire a new head athletic trainer after injuries ravaged their 2020-21 season. Nina Hsieh, promoted to head trainer two years ago, did not have her contract renewed, sources told ESPN. Hsieh worked for the franchise for more than a decade, beginning as
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8:05 AM ET Associated Press Christian Eriksen surprised the Denmark team with a visit in the middle of a training session and then gave them all a hug, his teammates said on Saturday. Eriksen was discharged from a Copenhagen hospital on Friday and immediately went to see his teammates at their European Championship base camp
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