Month: August 2018

11:50 AM BST Jamie Braidwood Christian Wade is ready to make Premiership history — physically and mentally. The Wasps winger needs just 11 tries to overcome Tom Vardnell’s record haul of 92 and is raring to go following a preseason which saw him go above and beyond to improve his game. Pat Lam, Bristol Bears’
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10:22 AM BST Rugby Football Union (RFU) referees’ chief Tony Spreadbury says he met with England head coach Eddie Jones to discuss bringing domestic and international officiating into closer alignment, particularly regarding the breakdown. Refereeing in the Premiership has tended to favour the attacking team at the breakdown while international referees have largely given the
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2:44 AM ET NEW ORLEANS — Teddy Bridgewater and head coach Sean Payton both said it was too soon to speculate on whether they might consider extending Bridgewater’s one-year contract beyond 2018 after the New Orleans Saints acquired him from the New York Jets in a trade Wednesday. For now, anyway, Bridgewater said he was
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2:03 AM ET ESPN News Services ATLANTA — Cubs center fielder Jason Heyward was expected to miss at least the next two games after leaving Thursday’s 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves because of tightness in his right hamstring, manager Joe Maddon said. Maddon said Heyward would need further evaluation. Heyward was hurt after diving
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12:36 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Houston Rockets traded forward Ryan Anderson and guard De’Anthony Melton to the Phoenix Suns for guards Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight, league sources told ESPN. The Rockets have been working to move Anderson, 30, for over a year. He has two years and $41 million left on his contract.
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11:55 PM ET Paralyzed from the neck down during a 2012 game, Tulane‘s Devon Walker has remained a large part of the Green Wave’s football program, and the university itself. Prior to Thursday’s season opener, the school showed its respect for Walker by retiring his No. 18 across its entire athletic program. While the football
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11:14 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames signed defenseman Noah Hanifin to a six-year, $29.7 million contract Thursday. The 21-year-old Hanifin had 10 goals and 22 assists in 79 games for the Carolina Hurricanes last season. He joined the Flames along with forward Elias Lindholm in a June 23 deal that
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10:18 PM ET Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Marina Alex matched the course record with a 10-under 62 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson and Minjee Lee in the Cambia Portland Classic. With Stacy Lewis unable to defend her title as she prepares for the birth of her first child, Alex
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9:58 PM ET College football hasn’t seen a preseason national championship favorite like Alabama since 2005, when Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush were revving up the USC Trojans for a run at a second straight BCS title. From most money to win the CFP to biggest bets (Oregon State under 2.5 for $80K, anyone?), here’s
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10:05 PM ET Nick DePaulaESPN Jaren Jackson Jr., the Memphis Grizzlies‘ fourth overall pick in this summer’s NBA draft, has signed a multiyear footwear and apparel endorsement with Nike, industry sources have confirmed to ESPN. While most players sign shoe deals just before the draft, the son of former 12-year NBA sharpshooter Jaren Jackson was
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8:52 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton joined the 300-home run club Thursday night, connecting for a two-run drive in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers. Stanton ended a 10-game homerless drought and became the 147th player to reach the mark, 11 of them active. He did it in
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8:59 PM ET SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Not long after the New England Patriots used a second-round selection in the 2014 NFL draft on him, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was walking around one of the NFL’s rookie-focused events. Garoppolo made the rounds to various displays set up by businesses who could one day want him to
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