Month: September 2020

11:08 AM ET ESPN News Services PARIS — Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the French Open by beating American player Mackenzie McDonald 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 on Wednesday. The No. 2-seeded Spaniard is looking to win his record-extending 13th French Open title and equal Roger Federer‘s men’s record of 20 major titles
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11:42 AM ET LSU star cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., who was hospitalized Friday, practiced Tuesday and is expected to play this week against Vanderbilt, coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday. Stingley was sent to the hospital after falling “acutely ill,” the school said. He was discharged Saturday but did not play in LSU’s season-opening loss to
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11:18 AM ET The NFL has issued another strong warning to coaches who won’t wear masks on the sideline during games, threatening suspensions and forfeiture of draft picks as punishment for failing to comply with COVID-19 game-day protocols, according to a league memo obtained Wednesday by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The strongly worded memo, sent to
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11:06 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” San Diego Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger is unlikely to pitch in the wild-card round and could miss the remainder of the postseason with an arm injury that did not resolve during a
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1:21 PM ET NFL Players Association president JC Tretter is calling for NFL teams to change all field surfaces to natural grass to reduce the risk of injury to players. Tretter, the starting center for the Cleveland Browns, wrote in a newsletter that players have a 28% higher rate of noncontact lower extremity injuries when
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11:13 AM ET Sunday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans is being postponed, sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Sources said playing the game Monday night is among the options being considered to reschedule the contest. The postponement follows positive COVID-19 tests among the Titans from four players — including starting nose tackle DaQuan
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Many beloved events and activities have been canceled this year, but one has weathered the pandemic: Fat Bear Week. The annual competition, which kicks off on Wednesday, asks voters to decide which brown bear at Brooks River in Alaska’s Katmai National Park has been most successful in packing on the pounds before winter.  And only
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Vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris slammed President Trump after the first presidential debate, during which the president refused to unequivocally condemn white supremacists and defended his administration’s decision to direct federal agencies to end racial sensitivity training. “What we saw was a dog whistle through a bullhorn,” Harris said on MSNBC after the debate. “Donald Trump
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The NFL has postponed Sunday’s matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers after several Titans players tested positive for coronavirus. The announcement marks the first schedule change of the season due to positive test results.  “The Steelers-Titans game, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, will be rescheduled to allow additional time for further
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