Month: May 2020

3:27 PM ET Former Michigan football player Chuck Christian filed a lawsuit against the university’s regents last week, making him the first named plaintiff in the burgeoning legal action regarding the alleged sexual abuse of former team doctor Robert Anderson. Christian, who played tight end for the Wolverines in the late 1970s and early 1980s,
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3:01 PM ET Associated Press Pocono Raceway will hold its NASCAR weekend without fans. The Cup Series is scheduled to race June 27-28 and Truck and second-tier Xfinity races also will be held that weekend. Pocono said in a message to fans “it will certainly miss your passion, laughs, cheers, and smiles as the green
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2:59 PM ET ESPN News Services Former NBA player Stephen Jackson spoke at a rally Friday afternoon in Minneapolis in remembrance of his friend George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in police custody after pleading that he could not breathe. “I’m here because they’re not gonna demean the character of George Floyd, my
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May 27, 2020 Playing baseball is hard. Drafting baseball players might be even harder. To call the MLB draft a crapshoot isn’t exactly accurate because scouts and front offices actually do a really good job. It’s just that invariably there are going to be a lot of misses along the way. What follows is a
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9:10 AM ET New Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon said he’s not concerned if fans can’t be in the stands when the NFL season begins because he has already dealt with that. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, playing games without fans in attendance is one possibility for the 2020 NFL season. During an interview
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May 28, 2020 UFC president Dana White sarcastically thanked John Oliver, the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” for the inspiration behind a trademark idea the UFC is pursuing. Oliver recently was poking fun at the UFC’s naming of “Fight Island,” which was coined to describe the location for UFC cards that
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11:11 AM ET Roger Federer has taken over as the highest-paid athlete in Forbes annual earnings report, topping Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi who have held the No. 1 spot in three of the last four years. Federer earned $106 million pre-tax, edging out Ronaldo by about $1 million to take over No. 1. According
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5:26 PM ET Associated Press The Madden franchise will continue to be a part of the gaming universe for at least the next six years. NFL owners on Thursday approved an extension of their deal with Electronic Arts, continuing a relationship that has existed for 30 years. It was also recently approved by the NFL
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6:51 AM ET Andy Murray will make his return to tennis at a behind-closed-doors tournament organised by his brother Jamie from June 23-28 in London, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said on Friday. Murray, 33, has not competed since the Davis Cup Finals in November due to complications with his hip. He was targeting a
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9:12 AM ET ESPN News Services LeBron James and other high-profile athletes have taken to social media to voice their outrage over the death of a black Minnesota man who was pinned down by police. George Floyd, 46, died Monday night while in Minneapolis police custody. A bystander’s video showed an officer kneeling on the
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4:46 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff The ICC may continue to insist that this year’s men’s T20 World Cup in Australia has not yet been postponed, but Cricket Australia officials believe the prospects of it being held on schedule are dwindling. Kevin Roberts, CA’s chief executive, said on Friday that there’s “a very high risk about
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