Month: October 2018

6:03 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — Jack Patera, the original head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, died Wednesday at his home, the team confirmed. He was 85. “I know Jack was real sick and he was battling,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Patera, who had pancreatic cancer. “First head coach of the
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5:31 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Brett Gardner is staying with the New York Yankees at a lower salary. The 35-year-old outfielder agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract after New York declined his $12.5 million option for 2019. Sources confirmed to ESPN that the new deal is worth $7.5 million. The Boston
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9:33 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Another week in NASCAR and, as some announcements seem likely but not imminent, here’s where 2019 Silly Season stands from A to Z: A: Allmendinger. AJ Allmendinger doesn’t have a ride for 2019
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4:12 PM ET Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee and is out indefinitely. Quick had been on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. “Injuries do happen and not sure there’s anything in particular you can point to in this situation,” coach John Stevens said Tuesday,
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3:54 PM ET Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been cleared to play in Thursday’s game against the Boston Celtics, the team announced. Antetokounmpo missed Monday’s win over the Raptors after he was placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol. He suffered the injury during Saturday’s victory over the Magic when he was elbowed in the
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3:00 AM ET Toss Pakistan opt to bat v New Zealand Shaheen Afridi reacts after a shot is played off his bowling Associated Press Pakistan elected to bat in a bid to extend their winning record in the UAE. Sarfraz Ahmed opted to stick with the formula that served his side well in the series against
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2:39 PM BST Jonny Gray, Hamish Watson and Ryan Wilson have been named in Scotland’s starting line-up for the opening match of the autumn internationals against Wales on Saturday. All three players were rested for Scotland’s summer tour of the Americas and return to join Willem Nel, Stuart McInally, Allan Dell, Ben Toolis and Jamie
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11:52 AM ET Top seed Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Paris Masters shortly before his opening match against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday, meaning he will lose the ATP No.1 ranking to Novak Djokovic. Spaniard Nadal, who has not played since retiring injured in the US Open semifinals in September, cited an abdominal injury.
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10:53 AM ET The Nashville Predators have activated goalie Pekka Rinne from injured reserve. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner was injured Oct. 19 against Calgary. He collided with teammate Kevin Fiala, but the team did not disclose the nature of this injury. Juuse Saros has kept the first-place Predators on track in Rinne’s absence. He
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10:27 AM BST Wales’ record cap-holder Gethin Jenkins will retire from rugby after Cardiff Blues’ PRO14 clash with Zebre this weekend. Prop Jenkins, 37, has been suffering with a chronic knee injury and the Blues announced via a statement Wednesday he will be unable to continue playing at a “sustained level.” Jenkins is Wales’ current
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9:58 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff The ECB’s new city-based competition will take place at the same time as county cricket’s existing 50-over tournament, after a review of the domestic schedule from 2020 onwards was ratified by the 18 first-class counties. The Men’s Domestic Playing Programme group (MDPP), chaired by Leicestershire chief executive Wasim Khan, has
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