7:59 AM ET Associated Press If it weren’t for a coronavirus pandemic-caused postponement, the French Open would have been in Week 2 now, and Rafael Nadal might still have been in contention for a 20th Grand Slam title. Instead, he’s home in Spain, practicing lightly — and wondering along with everyone else in tennis whether
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2:26 PM IST Almost three years after a pay dispute that ended in an exhausted compromise, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association are back in conflict. The players’ union has advised its intent to formally challenge the governing body’s pessimistic revenue forecasts for the next two summers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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3:17 AM ET Oregon State freshman tight end Rocco Carley was dismissed from the team after an audio recording surfaced in which he used racist language, head coach Jonathan Smith announced Wednesday night. Smith said he heard the recording earlier in the day and informed athletic director Scott Barnes. “We both agreed this language and
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8:40 PM ET The UFC is finalizing a middleweight tilt between Kelvin Gastelum and Jack Hermansson for July 18, multiple sources told ESPN. Contracts have not been signed, but both sides have agreed to the 185-pound matchup. The bout is expected to take place on the UFC’s Fight Island, which president Dana White has not
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9:24 PM ET Steve KimESPN Although no opponent or date has been finalized, Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez said Canelo Alvarez is willing to fight without a live audience in his next outing. Alvarez, who holds titles at 160 and 168 pounds, is one of the biggest draws in the sport. But regulations related
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7:08 PM ET More than 60 Missouri football players registered to vote Wednesday as part of the team’s call to action following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. Missouri players led a walk from campus to the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia, Missouri, according to a tweet from coach Eliah Drinkwitz. Players
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12:10 PM ET JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, a Pakistani American businessman and the NFL’s first minority owner, released an essay on Wednesday denouncing the systemic inequity for people of color that exists in the country and writing that if the issue is not addressed, we risk failing the next generation. Khan
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5:04 PM ET Retired NHL goaltender Kevin Weekes has a piece of advice for hockey teams looking to address racial inequality in the sport: start being real. “I want to see people be real,” said Weekes, the lead analyst at NHL Network and an 11-year NHL veteran, on the ESPN on Ice podcast this week.
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Jun 3, 2020 Just days away from Thursday’s vote of the NBA board of governors to approve a plan to restart the season with 22 teams in Orlando, Florida, several of the franchises considered to be title favorites are internally discussing how to retain some semblance of the home-court advantage they fought to earn through
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11:26 AM ET Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said “we owe a tremendous amount” to Colin Kaepernick for taking a stand against police brutality and racial oppression in 2016. “I think that there was a moment in time that a young man captured. He took a stand on something, figuratively took a knee, but he
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5:00 PM ET The UFC is close to finalizing a high-profile rematch between two former strawweight champions in Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade this summer, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Contracts have not been signed, but both sides have agreed to meet on July 11 at a location to be determined, sources told ESPN. The
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8:06 PM ET ESPN News Services Longtime Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear has resigned after tweeting “ALL LIVES MATTER” on Sunday in response to a question about Black Lives Matter. “I want to thank the fans for their overwhelming love and support,” Napear said in a statement Tuesday. “I will always remain a part
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