Month: May 2020

3:34 PM ET As the country continues to grasp the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, North Carolina Central men’s basketball head coach LeVelle Moton said the silence of white Power Five basketball and football coaches is alarming. On ESPN Radio, nearly a week after Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, Moton
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1:37 PM ET Tennessee Volunteers running back Tim Jordan was arrested Saturday in Lakewood, Florida, on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and two misdemeanor drug charges, according to online records. Jordan, 20, was released Saturday on $2,000 bond, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department records. The concealed weapon charge is a
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May 30, 2020 George Kittle and the San Francisco 49ers haven’t made much progress on a new contract, with his agent saying he is looking for more than a deal that makes Kittle the highest-paid tight end in the NFL. “I don’t care about the tight end market,” Kittle’s agent, Jack Bechta, told NFL Network.
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10:11 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown led a peaceful protest march through Atlanta on Saturday night. Brown, who streamed part of the march live via his Instagram account and also posted videos of speeches to his page, said during the livestream that he had driven 15 hours from Boston in order
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12:49 PM ET ESPN News Services Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said NHL players will be tested for COVID-19 daily if games start happening. “We will have a rigorous daily testing protocol where players are tested every evening and those results are obtained before they would leave their hotel rooms the next morning, so we’ll know
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10:23 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff The ECB has welcomed the UK Government’s go-ahead for the return of professional sport behind closed doors as it presses ahead with plans to host international cricket this summer, and stage a domestic season. In a further easing of lockdown restrictions imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Secretary of State
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5:24 PM ET Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey lived through desegregation in Kentucky and said he knows what it feels like to go into a new school unwanted and unwelcome. He has seen the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. On Saturday, Casey, who is black,
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7:51 PM ET The UFC has kept its heavyweight main event between Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov on June 20 but at a new location, promotion officials announced Saturday. Blaydes (13-2) and Volkov (31-7) were initially scheduled to headline UFC Fight Night on June 20 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, but the event at that location was
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1:16 AM ET Penguins president and CEO David Morehouse came to the aid of a local television camera operator when protests turned violent Saturday in downtown Pittsburgh. Ian Smith, of KDKA-TV, was thrown to the ground and his camera was broken to pieces outside of PPG Paints Arena, the Penguins’ home rink, just as Morehouse
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6:35 PM ET NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement Saturday that “there remains an urgent need for action” following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, while NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith sent a letter to all players to address the current state of what he called a “hurting” country. NFLPA
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