3:19 AM GMT LONDON — David Pocock never shirked a challenge when playing for Australia’s rugby union team, the Wallabies, and he has been equally fearless when it comes to making a stand on environmental issues. Now the 32-year-old is calling on fellow athletes to use their profile to help to bring sport up to
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10:56 PM ET The Houston Rockets are acquiring Cleveland Cavaliers wing Kevin Porter Jr. for a future protected second-round pick, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Cleveland was looking to trade Porter following an incident last week that involved a screaming match with team officials, sources confirmed to ESPN. Porter hasn’t played for Cleveland this
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11:24 PM ET Associated Press KA’UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii — Retief Goosen birdied 10 of the first 14 holes in a 10-under 62 to take the first-round lead Thursday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Darren Clarke was second after a 63, and Scott Parel and Jerry Kelly shot 64. The tournament is the first of
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7:41 PM ET The Washington Football Team is hiring Martin Mayhew as its new general manager, a source told ESPN on Thursday, adding another experienced voice to help coach Ron Rivera. Mayhew, who most recently was an executive in the Niners front office, interviewed with Rivera on Jan. 16 and had long been considered a
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2:33 PM ET Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is nearing a return and listed as questionable to play Friday night against the Phoenix Suns. Porter has been cleared from the NBA’s health and safety protocols and returned to the team, a league source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Nuggets coach Michael Malone said that Porter
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7:32 PM ET Alabama announced the hiring of former Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien as the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Thursday. O’Brien replaces Steve Sarkisian, who left to become the head coach at Texas. “We are pleased and happy to be able to add Bill O’Brien to our coaching staff,” Alabama coach
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2:19 PM ET The NCAA placed Notre Dame’s football program on probation for one year on Thursday, after the sides agreed that a former assistant coach had impermissible off-campus recruiting contact with a high school player in January 2019. The NCAA found that Brian Kelly also had impermissible off-campus contact with a prospect in October
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7:37 PM ET Associated Press LA QUINTA, Calif. — Brandon Hagy didn’t find out he was in the field at The American Express until three days before it started. The Californian then left no doubt he belonged. Hagy took the first-round lead Thursday with an 8-under 64 on the Nicklaus course, staying one shot ahead
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7:27 PM ET Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has blasted the decision to once again honour controversial Australian tennis icon Margaret Court in this year’s Australia Day honours. The 24-time Grand Slam singles champion is set to be promoted from Officer of the Order of Australia to the prestigious Companion of the Order of Australia, the
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2:33 PM ET Associated Press The Washington Capitals will be without Alex Ovechkin and three other prominent players for at least the next four games because of COVID-19 protocols, coach Peter Laviolette said. Ovechkin, a three-time NHL MVP, was placed on the league’s unavailable list Wednesday along with No. 1 center Evgeny Kuznetsov, starting goaltender
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2:07 PM ET The Philadelphia Eagles are hiring Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni to be the team’s next head coach, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday. Sirianni, 39, spent three seasons as an assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs, five seasons with the Chargers and the past three with the Colts. He replaces
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