Month: July 2020

2:29 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chicago White Sox promoted second baseman Nick Madrigal on Friday, adding one of their top prospects to the roster. The 23-year-old Madrigal had been training at the team’s auxiliary site in Schaumburg, Illinois. Veteran reliever Kelvin Herrera was designated for assignment. Madrigal was in the
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4:00 PM ET The box office at Capital One Arena in Washington is being transformed into a sportsbook, complete with betting windows and self-serve kiosks, and will begin taking cash bets Friday, a first for an American sports venue. Beginning at 4 p.m., Friday, bookmaker William Hill U.S. will operate seven betting windows and nine
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4:34 PM ET Associated Press PALERMO, Sicily — More than 400 coronavirus tests were carried out on tennis players and staff members ahead of the Palermo Ladies Open and all of them came back negative. The WTA tournament, with qualifying beginning Saturday, marks the return of tour-level tennis following a five-month break for the coronavirus
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8:51 AM ET Ronaldinho was arrested in Paraguay in March. Photo by NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP via Getty Images Ronaldinho Gaucho’s lawyers are evaluating options for the former Barcelona star to be released from jail as early as August after a source close to the prosecution told ESPN that they are willing to discuss a plea bargain in
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2:24 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton won’t play for the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday’s opener against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference’s expanded playoff qualifying round. Hamilton has missed multiple practices, though the league has prohibited teams from disclosing whether a player is injured or ill amid the
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3:11 PM ET A Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend now has his first home in mixed martial arts. Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, a 13-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, has signed a multiyear contract with Asia’s ONE Championship, manager Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN on Thursday. The 6-foot-3 Almeida, 30, will compete in the heavyweight division. Per Abdelaziz, Almeida will
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11:47 AM ET Associated Press As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand. The U.S. Open — usually the year’s last
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8:28 PM ET The Los Angeles Dodgers were predictably displeased with the length of Joe Kelly‘s suspension, an eight-game punishment levied after Kelly’s erratic pitches and demonstrative taunts sparked a benches-clearing situation at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Tuesday. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who was suspended for Wednesday’s series finale against the Houston Astros,
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10:38 AM ET ACC commissioner John Swofford said Friday the scheduling arrangement with Notre Dame for the 2020 season is a win-win for both the Irish and the league, but he added that it is only a temporary deal. On Wednesday, the ACC announced a 10-plus-1 scheduling model in which Notre Dame, an FBS independent,
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3:49 AM ET The rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers is so strong that even a pandemic couldn’t stop the growing intensity between the two proud teams. Despite the fact they were playing in the NBA’s bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Thursday
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