7:59 AM ET Associated Press If it weren’t for a coronavirus pandemic-caused postponement, the French Open would have been in Week 2 now, and Rafael Nadal might still have been in contention for a 20th Grand Slam title. Instead, he’s home in Spain, practicing lightly — and wondering along with everyone else in tennis whether
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2:26 PM IST Almost three years after a pay dispute that ended in an exhausted compromise, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association are back in conflict. The players’ union has advised its intent to formally challenge the governing body’s pessimistic revenue forecasts for the next two summers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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12:17 AM ET Cody Stamann will continue to compete this weekend despite the death of his brother. Stamann is scheduled to fight Brian Kelleher at UFC 250 on Saturday in Las Vegas. On May 27, Stamann learned that his 18-year-old brother Jacob died. Stamann told ESPN that an official cause of death has not yet
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7:08 PM ET More than 60 Missouri football players registered to vote Wednesday as part of the team’s call to action following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. Missouri players led a walk from campus to the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia, Missouri, according to a tweet from coach Eliah Drinkwitz. Players
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9:24 PM ET Steve KimESPN Although no opponent or date has been finalized, Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez said Canelo Alvarez is willing to fight without a live audience in his next outing. Alvarez, who holds titles at 160 and 168 pounds, is one of the biggest draws in the sport. But regulations related
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6:44 PM ET New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees attracted backlash Wednesday across the sports world, including an outspoken teammate, when he reiterated his stance on how he will “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America” during an interview with Yahoo Finance. An emotional Malcolm Jenkins, in a video
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Jun 3, 2020 Just days away from Thursday’s vote of the NBA board of governors to approve a plan to restart the season with 22 teams in Orlando, Florida, several of the franchises considered to be title favorites are internally discussing how to retain some semblance of the home-court advantage they fought to earn through
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5:58 PM ET Golden State Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were among several members of the organization who marched in Wednesday afternoon’s Walking in Unity protest event in Oakland, California. As the Warriors noted in several social media posts, Golden State swingman Juan Toscano-Anderson organized the rally that went around Lake Merritt, the
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5:00 PM ET The UFC is close to finalizing a high-profile rematch between two former strawweight champions in Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade this summer, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Contracts have not been signed, but both sides have agreed to meet on July 11 at a location to be determined, sources told ESPN. The
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5:04 PM ET Retired NHL goaltender Kevin Weekes has a piece of advice for hockey teams looking to address racial inequality in the sport: start being real. “I want to see people be real,” said Weekes, the lead analyst at NHL Network and an 11-year NHL veteran, on the ESPN on Ice podcast this week.
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11:26 AM ET Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said “we owe a tremendous amount” to Colin Kaepernick for taking a stand against police brutality and racial oppression in 2016. “I think that there was a moment in time that a young man captured. He took a stand on something, figuratively took a knee, but he
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