Month: June 2021

12:47 AM ET The Vegas Golden Knights were less than two minutes away from victory in Game 3 on Friday night — and then goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury tried playing the puck behind his net. With his team leading 2-1 late in the third period, Fleury collected a Montreal dump-in behind his own net but accidentally
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5:13 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The pace of coronavirus vaccinations in Major League Baseball has slowed, with no additional teams in the past week joining the 22 that had already reached the 85% vaccination threshold for players and other on-field personnel. Major League Baseball and the players’ association said Friday that 85.3%
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1:51 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN BUFFALO, N.Y. – Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley said he spoke with the NFLPA soon after complaining about its jointly agreed-to policy with the NFL regarding COVID-19 protocols. The policy, which applies to training camp and the preseason, heavily restricts unvaccinated players while allowing vaccinated players to return to
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3:47 PM ET ESPN News Services Bradley Beal won a gold medal with USA Basketball 11 years ago, leading the Americans in scoring on their way to an undefeated run at the under-17 world championship. He’s looking for another gold this summer on international basketball’s biggest stage. The Washington Wizards guard has committed to playing
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4:36 PM ET Associated Press NCAA president Mark Emmert told the organization’s more than 1,200 member schools Friday that he will seek temporary rules as early as July to ensure all athletes can be compensated for their celebrity with a host of state laws looming and congressional efforts seemingly stalled. In memo obtained by The
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2:21 PM ET Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Angels‘ two-way sensation, announced Friday that he will participate in next month’s Home Run Derby, becoming the first player to commit to the event. Ohtani made the announcement on his Instagram account. Ohtani, ranked third in the majors with 19 homers, will join a group of eight
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4:49 PM ET Associated Press BERLIN — Americans Jessica Pegula and Madison Keys lost to Victoria Azarenka and Liudmila Samsonova in the quarterfinals of the German Open on Friday. Pegula, who beat the fourth-seeded Karolína Plíšková for the fourth time this year on Thursday, was unable to follow up against the seventh-seeded Azarenka, losing 6-2,
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4:14 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kaulig Racing has purchased two charters from Spire Motorsports and will move to NASCAR’s Cup Series next year with a full-time ride for Justin Haley and select races for AJ Allmendinger. Team owner Matt Kaulig had been eyeing a move up to Cup for some time and
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2:57 PM ET Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has missed weight once again. The son of the legendary Mexican boxer weighed in at 184 pounds Friday, two pounds over the contracted weight for his scheduled fight with UFC all-time great Anderson Silva, promotion officials confirmed with ESPN. The bout will go on Saturday in Guadalajara, Mexico,
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2:04 PM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Andrey Rublev and Felix Auger-Aliassime showed good form ahead of Wimbledon as they reached the semifinals of the grass-court Halle Open on Friday. Rublev beat 37-year-old German Philipp Kohlschreiber, the 2011 winner, 7-6 (4) 6-2 after losing in his last two tour quarterfinals on the Barcelona and
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