Month: September 2019

6:56 PM ET Star Brock Boeser will be ready to roll when the Vancouver Canucks play their NHL season opener Wednesday at Edmonton. Boeser was cleared from the concussion protocol and returned to practice with his teammates on Monday, a week after his head slammed into the boards on a hit from behind by the
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6:40 PM ET The Atlanta Falcons, in need of safety help, traded linebacker Duke Riley and a 2020 sixth-round draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for safety Johnathan Cyprien and a ’20 seventh-round draft pick, the teams announced Monday. Cyprien, 29, has started 70 career games in six seasons, including four years as a starting
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6:22 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors All-Star swingman Klay Thompson will be out until at least the All-Star break as he continues to recover from a torn left ACL, general manager Bob Myers announced Monday. “He’s doing fine,” Myers said. “We’ll have another update on him probably around the All-Star break. Don’t
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6:20 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Golden Contract, a new eight-man elimination tournament, begins with its featherweight quarterfinals at the atmospheric York Hall in East London on Friday and will
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4:17 PM ET Welterweight contenders Radzhab Butaev and Alexander Besputin are headed for Monte Carlo when they meet for a vacant secondary world title. Promoter Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, which does not promote either boxer, on Monday won the purse bid for the bout with a winning offer of $505,555 at the WBA offices in
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Sep 28, 2019 Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Canucks right winger Brock Boeser returned to practice Saturday less than a week after suffering a concussion. He wore a noncontact jersey and spent about a half hour participating in drills and skating on the first power-play unit. Boeser was placed in the concussion protocol after
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8:28 AM ET Scotland revived their Rugby World Cup campaign with a 34-0 victory over Samoa on Monday, scoring four tries in a much-improved performance to secure a bonus point that could prove crucial in a tight Pool A. Japan’s stunning upset of Ireland on Saturday shattered the expected permutations of the pool and the
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11:30 AM ET Associated Press BEIJING — Former top-ranked players Venus Williams and Simona Halep both lost in the second round of the China Open on Monday. Williams lost 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to ninth-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, who saved two match points in the final set to outlast the seven-time Grand Slam champion despite
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11:15 AM ET Associated Press DANVILLE, Va. — The Virginia man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league pitcher may have operated under some kind of “religious motivation.” That’s according to a search warrant filed in Pittsylvania County. The Danville Register & Bee reported Friday that police cited the
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9:57 AM BST World Rugby has apologised for playing a Russian song after Georgia’s 33-7 World Cup win over Uruguay on Sunday. Georgia’s coach and captain brought up the issue during a post-match news conference. “I want to take this moment to ask the person who played the Russian music, next time don’t make the
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10:31 AM ET One of the current core tenets of the NCAA’s identity and business model will be illegal in the state of California starting in 2023. Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law the Fair Pay to Play Act, which says colleges in California cannot punish their athletes for collecting endorsement money. Colleges reap
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10:10 AM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady expressed empathy for Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen after he was knocked out of Sunday’s game after taking a big hit, saying the play is reflective of the risk-reward scenario he weighs when deciding to run. “A lot of quarterbacks who do run,
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9:27 AM ET Guard Russell Westbrook will sit out the Houston Rockets‘ preseason opener against the Shanghai Sharks on Monday night, a source told ESPN. The Rockets are taking a cautious approach during the preseason with Westbrook, who underwent arthroscopic surgery in the spring to clean up his right knee. Westbrook, 30, the perennial All-Star
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