Month: December 2020

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5:52 PM ET As he was introduced by his new team Thursday, Yu Darvish said he was shocked by his trade to the San Diego Padres and grew emotional talking about his time with the Chicago Cubs and the bonds he created there. “With what’s happening with the coronavirus, and the money the Cubs have,
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6:32 PM ET ESPN News Services Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren will undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot and will be out indefinitely, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday. Warren has averaged 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds points in four games this season after a breakout performance in the
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11:50 AM ET Associated Press The Canadian government, citing “national interest grounds,” gave its approval Thursday for the start of NHL training camps. It issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and team staff to return to the country. The five provinces with NHL franchises, however, must give their approval
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4:12 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Center Pierre-Luc Dubois, who led Columbus in goals, assists and points during the playoffs, signed a two-year, $10 million contract extension Thursday that keeps him with the Blue Jackets through the 2021-22 season. Dubois, who was a restricted free agent, will earn $3.35 million during the upcoming
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4:56 PM ET A massive brawl broke out in the moments following the Armed Forces Bowl, marring Mississippi State‘s 28-26 win against Tulsa. It is unclear what sparked the fight, which included kicking, punching and several members from both teams. What started with some shoving near midfield during the postgame handshake, spilled toward and down
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11:53 AM ET Associated Press Former Manchester United boss Tommy Docherty has died at 92 after a long illness. Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images Former Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty has died at the age of 92, his family announced on Thursday. Docherty, affectionately known as “The Doc,” had suffered from a long
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1:46 PM ET Zdeno Chara isn’t ready to retire, doesn’t want to play a reserve role, and that’s why he’s no longer the Boston Bruins captain. After 14 seasons with the Bruins, Chara, 43, signed a one-year, $795,000 contract with the Washington Capitals as a free-agent defenseman on Wednesday. He captained three Boston teams that
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10:01 AM ET For the second consecutive day, the Cleveland Browns have shut down their practice facility to conduct contact tracing after two more players tested positive for COVID-19. One of the latest players to test positive is already on the reserve/COVID-19 list and had been in isolation after being identified as a high-risk close
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10:17 AM ET Associated Press Andy Murray has pulled out of the Delray Beach Open to minimize his coronavirus risk as he looks ahead to the Australian Open. The 33-year-old Murray said he was concerned about “the increase in COVID rates and the transatlantic flights involved” with traveling to the Florida tournament that begins Monday.
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8:38 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard will play for the LA Clippers on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a mouth laceration on Christmas night. Clippers head coach Ty Lue said Leonard will return against the Portland Trail Blazers after a two-game absence due to the mouth injury suffered at Denver last
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3:04 PM ET NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr doesn’t believe the NHL will back out of its plan to allow players to return to the Olympics in 2022. “Assuming the Olympics go forward in the ordinary course, you can always envision scenarios in which something would happen that would change the equation,” Fehr told ESPN
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1:37 PM ET A high-profile middleweight tilt between 2020 breakout Kevin Holland and Derek Brunson will headline UFC Fight Night on March 20, sources told ESPN. Contracts have not yet been signed, but both sides have agreed to the five-round headliner. The UFC has not yet announced a location for the event. Holland (21-5) is