Month: October 2019

6:48 PM ET CINCINNATI — Bengals fans have found a unique way to show their appreciation for veteran quarterback Andy Dalton. The foundation run by Dalton and his wife JJ has received nearly $4,000 in donations since it was announced Tuesday that he would be replaced by rookie Ryan Finley as the team’s starting quarterback.
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6:27 PM ET The 76ers‘ Joel Embiid and the Timberwolves‘ Karl-Anthony Towns each received a two-game suspension for their roles in an altercation in their game in Philadelphia Wednesday night. The suspensions, announced Thursday by league vice president Kiki Vandeweghe, also noted the players’ “continued escalation following the incident.” Embiid and Towns became tangled in
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5:35 PM ET Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — Scottie Scheffler closed with a bogey for a 9-under 62 and a one-stroke lead Thursday after the first round of the PGA Tour’s inaugural Bermuda Championship. Scheffler played his opening nine at Port Royal Golf Club in 6-under 29, making an eagle on the par-5 17th. He
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5:04 PM ET ESPN News Services Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said absent defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has had ankle surgery and the team was not “directly involved” in the decision. The Jets also announced that forward Mark Letestu will be out at least six months because of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle.
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4:09 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The home of the Kentucky Derby plans to begin work next month on a $300 million project that will include a hotel, historical racing machines, new stadium seating and a Millionaires Row renovation. Churchill Downs announced the tentative plans Wednesday in a statement saying it would also
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3:50 PM ET Associated Press NCAA coordinator of football officials Rogers Redding will retire after this season after holding the position since 2011. Redding began his college officiating career in the Southwest Conference in 1988 and later served as coordinator of officials for the Southeastern Conference. He first moved into a national role in 2008
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2:55 PM ET Heavyweights Alexander Povetkin has fought for a heavyweight world title and Michael Hunter would like to. The former Olympians will square off in an elimination bout with the winner putting himself in position to get that eventual opportunity. Povetkin and Hunter will meet in the co-feature of the rematch between unified heavyweight
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1:35 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka for the 19th time in 22 meetings, winning 6-4, 6-4 Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. The two players share 22 Grand Slams, but Nadal has 19 of them and once again established a stranglehold on his Swiss opponent. Wawrinka’s blistering one-handed
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12:35 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies have hired former Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price as their pitching coach. Price joins new manager Joe Girardi’s staff after going 279-387 with Cincinnati over parts of five seasons from 2014 to 2018. He previously was pitching coach for the Reds (2010-13), Diamondbacks (2006-09) and Mariners
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11:51 AM ET NEW YORK — Kevin Durant said his altercation with Draymond Green last November was one of many factors that ultimately led him to leave the Golden State Warriors for the Brooklyn Nets in free agency. “I wish that wouldn’t have happened,” Durant said on Thursday. Durant’s comments came during a wide-ranging interview
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