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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7:00 AM ET Former All-Pro NFL running back Marshawn Lynch has joined the PFL as an investor and brand ambassador, the promotion announced Thursday. Lynch, whose fandom of MMA is well known, is the latest celebrity to partner with the league. He joins a list that includes comedian Kevin Hart and music artist Wiz Khalifa.
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1:34 PM ET Roberto Alomar, a 12-time All-Star who had been serving as a consultant to Major League Baseball, has been placed on the league’s ineligible list following an investigation into a 2014 sexual misconduct allegation. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement Friday that an independent investigation was made into a baseball industry
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12:20 AM ET Yoel Romero is out of the most anticipated first-round matchup in Bellator’s big 2021 tournament — and arguably one of the promotion’s biggest fights in recent memory. The former UFC middleweight title challenger didn’t clear pre-fight medical screening and is out of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix, promotion officials confirmed
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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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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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12:09 PM ET Associated Press BROCKTON, Mass. — – Middleweight boxing champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler is being celebrated in his Massachusetts hometown with a street named in his honor. The Brockton City Council on Monday approved a proposal by two councilors to name a currently under-construction street Marvin Hagler Drive, The Enterprise reported Wednesday. Hagler,
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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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12:54 PM ET Trey Lance went from underdog to favorite be the No. 3 pick quickly Thursday afternoon, with a rush of betting action on the quarterback out of North Dakota State hitting sportsbooks leading up the NFL draft. Lance was as high as a 15-1 underdog to be taken third in early April, but
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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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