Month: July 2018

7:01 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The police officer who tackled retired tennis player James Blake in a mistaken arrest outside a Manhattan hotel testified Tuesday that he and his family have received death threats since the 2015 incident. Officer James Frascatore was part of an undercover operation targeting credit card fraud and
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7:07 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Rick Middleton’s No. 16 is headed to the TD Garden rafters. The Boston Bruins say Middleton’s sweater will be retired by the team on Nov. 29, before its game against the New York Islanders. Rick Middleton played 12 seasons with the Bruins from 1976 to 1988, compiling 402
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8:52 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — Renovating KeyArena will cost $100 million more than previously expected as project leaders attempt to make it fully ready for an expected NHL franchise and possibly a future NBA team. Oak View Group on Tuesday announced it had selected Skanska and AECOM Hunt to partner together as the
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1:32 PM ET Paul LukasESPN.com Close Sports journalism’s foremost uniform reporter ESPN.com columnist since 2004 Also blogs at uni-watch.com The Los Angeles Lakers are bringing back Showtime — sort of. The team’s new uniforms, which were unveiled Tuesday, are a modified version of what the Lakers wore during their 1980s Showtime heyday — the latest
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6:00 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling will miss the start of the season because of a right wrist injury. The 22-year-old Swede had surgery on Tuesday. Team physician Dr. Michael Terry says the expected recovery time is 14 weeks. Chicago acquired Forsling in a 2015 trade with Vancouver for Adam
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Jul 31, 2018 One day after keeping Kevin Hayes on a one-year deal, the New York Rangers agreed to terms with fellow restricted free-agent Ryan Spooner on a two-year contract. Multiple media reports say that the 26-year-old’s deal carries a $4 million annual average value. Spooner was acquired from the Bruins at the trade deadline
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10:22 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports With five races left in the NASCAR Cup Series regular season, time is running out for those drivers outside the playoff bubble to earn a spot in the playoffs with a win. A
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3:00 PM ET The PGA Tour heads to Ohio this week for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Our ESPN and FantasyGolfInsider experts have picked the players they believe have the skills to succeed and provide big fantasy point totals. Pick to win Rory McIlroy Coming off a tie for second at The Open, McIlroy has had good
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2:16 PM ET KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee offensive lineman Trey Smith, a Freshman All-American last season, has been cleared by doctors to play in 2018 after being diagnosed in February with blood clots in his lungs. Smith told ESPN in an exclusive interview that he’s eager to get back onto the field, but also understands
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2:07 PM ET Shawn Porter hoped he would challenge welterweight world titlist Keith Thurman in a rematch this fall for a chance to avenge a close decision loss in 2016 and win a 147-pound belt for the second time. Although that fight won’t happen he landed a fight just as interesting and significant against fellow
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2:00 PM BST Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has extended his contract with Scottish Rugby until 2021. Townsend has held the position since June 2017 and guided Scotland to a third place finish at the 2018 Six Nations, where they beat England for the first time in 10 years. “I have always been incredibly proud
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1:31 PM ET Stanford coach David Shaw said the College Football Playoff selection committee should pay greater attention to when teams have byes during the season, and how the entire schedule is laid out. Shaw, who sat down with ESPN on Tuesday for a wide-ranging interview, said he has thought a lot about the playoff
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12:54 PM ET Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle, who three times has undergone leukemia treatment, has decided to end his fight, according to social media posts by his wife, Briony. Lyle, 36, who twice won on the Web.com Tour and has long been a revered figure in Australian golf, had returned to the hospital in May,
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12:16 PM ET Associated Press NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league wants a cut of gambling profits if its intellectual property, data or video from games are used. Bettman told guest host Larry Lage in the in the latest episode of “PodcastOne Sports Now” that those who want to conduct gambling business with NHL
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11:00 AM ET Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper will not be traded before Tuesday’s deadline, according to president and general manager Mike Rizzo. Rizzo told The Washington Post in a text message that Harper “is not going anywhere.” He also told ESPN’s Buster Olney that Harper will not be dealt. Despite speculation that the Nationals
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11:52 AM ET METAIRIE, La. — Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason hasn’t let his 2011 ALS diagnosis stop him from becoming a renowned champion for those suffering from the disease around the globe. He and wife Michel aren’t letting it stop their family from growing either. Steve and Michel confirmed publicly that they
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