Month: February 2019

6:43 PM ET ESPN news services A Texas jury has found former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman not guilty of raping another student in 2016. The McLennan County jury deliberated about two hours in Waco on Thursday before acquitting the 26-year-old Oakman of sexual assault. Oakman is the Bears’ career leader in sacks. The woman
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3:33 PM ET Edmonton Oilers winger Jesse Puljujarvi will undergo hip surgery and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced Thursday. Puljujarvi, who has nine points in 46 games this season, was placed on injured reserve last week and hasn’t played since Feb. 15. “This injury has been bothering Jesse for some
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2:29 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — Jason Witten is returning to the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced Thursday. Witten is leaving ESPN’s Monday Night Football and returning to the playing field less than a year after announcing his retirement. Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the tight end is getting a one-year deal worth $3.5
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3:01 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS — As a new league year begins, the Minnesota Vikings are expecting bigger things as they turn the page to their second season with quarterback Kirk Cousins. While Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer noted the ups and downs with Cousins in 2018, the focus shifted away from
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2:36 PM ET Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant will miss his first game of the season Thursday night against the Orlando Magic, the team announced. Durant, averaging 27.5 points per game, is getting a rest day. With back-to-back games against the Miami Heat on Wednesday and Magic on Thursday, the Warriors are practicing “load
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2:24 PM ET Defending Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils underwent knee surgery this week, the team announced. Hall has been out since Dec. 23 with a lower-body injury. The team said that the 27-year-old underwent arthroscopic surgery, and there is no immediate timetable for his return to the ice. Hall
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2:06 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to solicitation charges. In a court filing, Kraft’s attorneys have requested a non-jury trial. Authorities say Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts on the morning of the AFC Championship Game, which he attended in Kansas City
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12:37 PM ET Saturday’s UFC 235 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas will feature two title fights, led by ESPN’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world: Jon Jones. Jones will look to defend his light heavyweight title against Anthony Smith in the main event. In the co-feature, welterweight champ Tyron Woodley will take on Nigerian
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11:06 AM ET Mike Rothstein UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was posed an interesting question Wednesday at UFC 235 media day: If he were to fight at heavyweight, would he choose Brock Lesnar or Daniel Cormier? The 31-year-old Jones said he’d take the guy he hasn’t fought before. “I’d take Brock Lesnar because he
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