Month: April 2020

6:55 PM ET Associated Press Churchill Downs’ spring meet without spectators will open May 16, with the historic track expected to release a revised schedule of stakes races online this weekend. Last weekend’s scheduled opening was delayed because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, which already has forced the postponement of the Kentucky Oaks and
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6:54 PM ET NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that starting the 2020-21 season as late as December is on the table as the league considers all options for finishing this season and beginning the following one. “We have a great deal of flexibility in terms of when we can start,” Bettman said in an interview
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8:36 AM ET Former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman have been granted a waiver for eligibility in the 2020 Cup Series playoffs, NASCAR announced Tuesday. Monday it was announced Kenseth would replace the fired Kyle Larson for Chip Ganassi Racing. 1 Related Last week, Newman said he would be ready to race again
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6:33 PM ET Associated Press DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal with goaltender Justus Annunen, the team announced Thursday. The 20-year-old Finnish product was a third-round pick by Colorado in the 2018 draft. He was 15-5-3 with a 1.77 goals-against average this season for Karpat, a team in Finland’s
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5:33 PM ET The PGA Tour is putting on hold its qualification criteria for eligibility, meaning that golfers who are exempt this season and fall outside of the top 125 FedEx Cup points earners will not lose their spot in the 2020-21 season. The move was made in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has
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5:25 PM ET Steve KimESPN Negotiations are underway for a potential blockbuster heavyweight title unification fight between champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula, sources told ESPN’s Mark Kriegel. Fury’s advisor, MTK, which is based in Dubai, is negotiating for Fury on behalf of his co-promoters Top
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4:00 PM ET Tennessee Volunteers has been on a roll the past week in recruiting and kept the momentum alive Thursday when the Vols landed five-star linebacker Terrence Lewis. The No. 11 ranked recruit overall, Lewis chose Tennessee over Texas A&M, Nebraska, Alabama and plenty of other top programs. Lewis is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound linebacker
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3:27 PM ET The Little League World Series will not be played this year for the first time since the organization began because of the coronavirus pandemic. Little League International, which announced the move Thursday, also canceled regional tournaments and the championship tournaments in other Little League divisions, including softball, but said the events would
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3:17 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR announced Thursday that it will resume its season without fans starting May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina with the premier Cup Series racing a total of four times in an 11-day span. NASCAR joins the UFC as the first major sports organizations to announce
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12:47 PM BST The French Top 14 rugby league organisers (LNR) and club presidents have reached an agreement to abandon the season, the LNR said on Thursday. French prime minister Edouard Philippe said on Tuesday that the 2019-20 season of sport would not be able to resume, although the government’s measures to contain the spread
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11:39 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show The British Boxing Board of Control hopes professional boxing will return in the UK in July — but will limit the number of fights
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8:18 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Former Bengal captain Subimal “Chuni” Goswami died in Kolkata on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 82 and had been suffering from underlying ailments, including sugar, prostate and nerve problems. He is survived by his wife Basanti and son Sudipto. Goswami was among the rare sportsmen who played
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9:49 AM ET World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has said he initially struggled to adjust to the coronavirus shutdown and felt “empty and confused” at the uncertainty around the season restart. The sport is suspended until at least mid-July due to the virus, which has infected more than 3.19 million people and killed almost 227,000.
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