Month: August 2018

6:52 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS — Three days after being arrested on probable cause in connection with domestic violence incident, wide receiver Cayleb Jones was released by the Minnesota Vikings during the first wave of roster cuts on Friday. Jones appeared in court on Thursday where he was formally charged with felony-level theft, misdemeanor domestic assault
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4:44 PM ET The World Boxing Super Series announced Friday that its second season of eight-man single-elimination tournaments will kick off Oct. 7 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan, where secondary bantamweight world titlist Naoya Inoue will face former titlist Juan Carlos Payano in the quarterfinals of the 118-pound tournament in a previously announced
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10:24 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — More than 18 months of negotiations came to an end Friday when star defensive tackle Aaron Donald signed a six-year contract extension with
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11:55 AM BST Jamie Braidwood Toby Flood doesn’t need anyone to tell him how competitive the upcoming Premiership season will be. The Newcastle Falcons fly-half is preparing for the second year of his second stint at his hometown club and knows the pressure is on following last season’s unexpected success. With Flood returning to the
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5:30 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kyle Busch admits he’s concerned about security for drivers after his incident with a fan following the NASCAR Cup Series race Aug. 18 at Bristol Motor Speedway. After Busch had
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4:05 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Philadelphia 76ers have been granted permission to interview three front-office executives — Golden State‘s Larry Harris, Houston‘s Gersson Rosas and Utah‘s Justin Zanik — for the franchise’s vacant general manager job, league sources told ESPN. Sixers ownership is planning to start meeting with candidates next week, league sources said.
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2:56 PM ET Associated Press Defending U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens grabbed the last three games after a brief break while the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof was shut because of a light rain and beat two-time runner-up Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-4 to reach the fourth round. Stephens had gone from leading 3-1 to trailing 4-3
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2:11 PM ET Jeremy WillisESPN.com Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald signed a record six-year, $135 million extension with $87 million guaranteed on Friday. It’s the richest deal for a defensive player in NFL history. Peers, teammates around the league and one big fan were quick to heap praise on Donald. LETS GO! https://t.co/5mplYC9raP —
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12:45 PM ET Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith spoke to police in New York City on Friday about allegations that he threw a fan’s cell phone into a construction site last month, officials say. Smith was issued a desk ticket for misdemeanor criminal mischief and will appear in Manhattan Criminal Court later this year, according
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12:32 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Formula 1 and NASCAR will go head-to-head in the state of Texas in November 2019 with races in Austin and Fort Worth. NASCAR announced its 2019 schedule in April with its playoff weekend
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Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel set the pace in second practice at the Italian Grand Prix despite a high-speed spin. The German, 17 points behind Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in the championship, lost control at the famous Parabolica corner at the end of an impressive run. Hamilton was third fastest, behind Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and 0.287 seconds slower
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