Month: June 2021

4:28 PM ET There is no structural damage to Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s left knee after his awkward landing during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe on Wednesday. The ligaments in Antetokounmpo’s knee are sound, and a timetable for his return is unclear, sources told
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9:22 AM ET ESPN News Services Bianca Andreescu, Belinda Bencic and Sofia Kenin were all upset at Wimbledon on Wednesday, while Venus Williams joined the top-10 players in exiting the All England Club. Alize Cornet upset Andreescu for the second time in two weeks by beating the fifth-seeded Canadian 6-2, 6-1 in the first round;
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2:33 PM ET A representative for Phil Mickelson took issue with a Detroit News report that linked the golfer to an alleged mob bookie in a 2007 trial. Mickelson, 51, is playing in the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Country Club for the first time. The story published Tuesday reported Mickelson’s ties to a bookie
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5:42 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold looks forward to the day when she can tell her daughter that she got in the Olympic ring with sport’s highest court — and won. The 11-time national flyweight champion has won her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, allowing her to
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12:39 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Matthew Liberatore, who started twice for the U.S. team that qualified for the Olympics, was among 50 players announced Wednesday for the All-Star Futures Game at Denver’s Coors Field on July 11. Liberatore, a 21-year-old left-hander, was 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA in
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12:20 PM ET Chicago Blackhawks star Jonathan Toews finally revealed why he missed the 2020-21 NHL season, saying he had “chronic immune response syndrome.” In a video announcing his return to the team on Wednesday, the team captain said: “Honestly, I haven’t taken this much time off the ice probably ever, since I was a
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12:14 PM ET Fans of Team USA should not expect to see LeBron James wearing red, white and blue again, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo told ESPN’s Keyshawn, JWill and Zubin on Wednesday. “You know, Father Time takes its toll,” Colangelo said of the 36-year-old James. “… If you’re a human being, your body
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3:18 PM ET The Indianapolis Colts received approval Tuesday to host full capacity crowds at their home games this season, becoming the final NFL team to receive that approval from local government. The team said that the decision came after consultation with the Marion County (Indiana) Public Health Department. Full capacity for Colts games at
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11:47 AM ET METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints have not yet identified their next quarterback following Drew Brees’ retirement. But they ensured that he will be well protected on Wednesday by signing All-Pro right tackle Ryan Ramczyk to a five-year extension. The deal is worth $96 million in new money, a source told
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10:55 AM ET ESPN News Services The rematch of the 2018 Wimbledon final ended with another straight-sets win for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked player delivered what he called an “almost flawless performance” in beating Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Centre Court to reach the third round. Djokovic never faced a break point and committed
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Jun 29, 2021 Sean O’Malley was scheduled to fight Louis Smolka at UFC 264 on July 10 in Las Vegas, but Smolka had to withdraw Monday due to a bout with a staph infection, Smolka’s manager Jason House of Iridium Sports told ESPN. Kris Moutinho will replace Smolka, Moutinho’s manager, Tyson Chartier, told ESPN on
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