Month: February 2019

4:10 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Major League Baseball will implement a 20-second pitch clock for spring training games, and sources told ESPN that adding it for this regular season is a real possibility. MLB announced the parameters
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1:05 PM ET Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will race at NASCAR’s track dubbed “Too Tough To Tame.” Earnhardt Jr. announced Friday that he’ll compete at Darlington Raceway’s Xfinity Series race on Aug. 31 during the track’s Southern 500 weekend. Earnhardt Jr. retired from full-time racing in 2017. He ran the Xfinity
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1:06 PM ET ESPN News Services New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday that he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor. Police in Jupiter, Florida, told reporters Friday that the 77-year-old Kraft hasn’t been arrested. A warrant
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12:13 PM ET Lightweight Ryan Garcia, the 2017 ESPN prospect of the year, will square off with Jose “Wonder Boy” Lopez in a 10-round fight on March 30 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Friday. The fight will headline a card on DAZN and will also include
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12:31 PM ET The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded for Ottawa Senators center Matt Duchene, according to multiple reports. Duchene is set to make his Blue Jackets debut against his old team, as Columbus plays at Ottawa on Friday night. According to multiple reports, Julius Bergman is also heading to the Blue Jackets, while the
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11:39 AM ET ESPN News Services Vanderbilt announced on Friday it has extended the contract of head coach Derek Mason. Details of the extension were not disclosed. Mason has led the Commodores for five seasons and is just the second coach in program history to lead Vandy to multiple bowl appearances. Last week, Mason shuffled
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10:21 AM ET UFC Fight Night headliners Thiago Santos and Jan Blachowicz each made weight Friday for their light heavyweight main event in Prague, Czech Republic. A former middleweight, Santos (20-6) checked in at 204 pounds, 2 pounds under the allowable limit for a non-title bout. Blachowicz (23-7) weighed in at 205 pounds. The light
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7:57 AM ET Spanish golfer Nuria Iturrios has established a four-shot halfway lead after taming brutal winds in the second round of the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville. Iturrios carded a superb five-under-par 67 in Friday’s challenging conditions to take command of the tournament at eight-under overall. The 23-year-old backed up a steady front nine
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6:59 AM ET WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — When it comes to filling big shoes, Matt Adams has nothing on Babe Dahlgren and Ryan Minor. Dahlgren is the man who replaced Lou Gehrig in the New York Yankees‘ lineup the day that the Iron Horse’s consecutive-games streak ended. Nearly 60 years later, Minor is the
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Al-Araibi’s return to Pascoe Vale was met with a rich and warm reception. It’s expected he’ll be fit enough to be back in the team within a few weeks. MELBOURNE, Australia — Drums, dancers and a dizzying amount of cameras greeted Hakeem al-Araibi on Friday night as the Bahraini refugee watched his semi-professional football club
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3:15 AM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have defeated the Sacramento Kings all four times the teams have played this season, but the upstart Kings have earned a measure of respect from the defending champions in the process. “That’s the fourth game that we deserved to lose against this team,” Warriors star
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