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12:57 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Max Scherzer’s Los Angeles Dodgers debut included three strikeouts of Jose Altuve and ended with a curtain call. It was, in other words, as advertised. Scherzer pitched seven innings of two-run ball against the high-powered Houston Astros on Wednesday night, scattering five hits, issuing one walk and striking out
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10:00 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks signed goalie Adin Hill to a two-year contract Wednesday that avoids salary arbitration. The Sharks acquired Hill last month in a trade from Arizona and are counting on him to team with James Reimer as their goaltending duo next season. The 25-year-old
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9:57 PM ET Charlotte GibsonESPN Lexi Thompson had a new caddie on her bag for the second round of the women’s golf tournament at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday: Drew Hinesley. Hinesley, who was in Tokyo working with NBC, took over because Thompson’s regular caddie, Jack Fulghum, suffered from heat exhaustion and dehydration during the
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7:22 PM ET Associated Press Unvaccinated college athletes should be tested weekly for COVID-19, wear masks in most situations and be quarantined if exposed to the virus, while vaccinated individuals should not be tested routinely, according to the NCAA’s latest health and safety recommendations released Wednesday. The updated guidance mostly follow CDC recommendations and come
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7:13 AM ET Manchester City are attempting to seal the £100m signing of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish ahead of Saturday’s Community Shield clash against Leicester City at Wembley, sources have told ESPN. As reported by ESPN on June 7, City manager Pep Guardiola had identified Grealish as a key summer target on a par
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5:52 PM ET After medical consultation, seven-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge is seriously considering a return to the NBA this season, sources told ESPN. Aldridge abruptly retired with the Brooklyn Nets in mid-April after heart concerns sidelined him, but now is exploring the possibility of resuming his 15-year NBA career. Aldridge is expected to have
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4:13 PM ET MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With recent concern over the Delta variant of the coronavirus and an increase in positive cases around the country, the PGA Tour this week reimplemented an indoor mask policy for all individuals, but stopped short of resuming its COVID-19 testing. Two weeks ago, the Tour stopped the practice of
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2:54 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Speedway Motorsports named Texas Motor Speedway executive Rob Ramage as the track’s new general manager on Wednesday after Eddie Gossage had overseen the facility through its first 25 seasons of racing. Ramage had been the track’s general counsel since 2013, also serving as director of governmental
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1:47 PM ET Winnipeg Jets center Pierre-Luc Dubois is changing his jersey number next season to honor Matiss Kivlenieks, his former teammate in Columbus who died in a tragic accident last month. The Jets confirmed that Dubois is going from No. 13 to No. 80, which is the number Kivlenieks wore as a goaltender in
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12:48 PM ET The UFC’s first-ever women’s flyweight champion is no longer with the promotion. Nicco Montaño was released by the UFC this week, officials confirmed with ESPN on Wednesday. The decision comes on the heels of Montaño missing weight last Friday by 7 pounds, forcing the cancellation of her scheduled fight with Wu Yanan
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1:44 PM ET Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will return to the Octagon in November. Rockhold (16-5) has agreed to face Sean Strickland (24-3) at UFC 268 on Nov. 6, multiple sources told ESPN. The UFC has not announced a location for the pay-per-view event, but the current target is New York City. The
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