Month: July 2020

4:00 PM ET The box office at Capital One Arena in Washington is being transformed into a sportsbook, complete with betting windows and self-serve kiosks, and will begin taking cash bets Friday, a first for an American sports venue. Beginning at 4 p.m., Friday, bookmaker William Hill U.S. will operate seven betting windows and nine
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4:34 PM ET Associated Press PALERMO, Sicily — More than 400 coronavirus tests were carried out on tennis players and staff members ahead of the Palermo Ladies Open and all of them came back negative. The WTA tournament, with qualifying beginning Saturday, marks the return of tour-level tennis following a five-month break for the coronavirus
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2:24 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton won’t play for the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday’s opener against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference’s expanded playoff qualifying round. Hamilton has missed multiple practices, though the league has prohibited teams from disclosing whether a player is injured or ill amid the
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3:11 PM ET A Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend now has his first home in mixed martial arts. Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, a 13-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, has signed a multiyear contract with Asia’s ONE Championship, manager Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN on Thursday. The 6-foot-3 Almeida, 30, will compete in the heavyweight division. Per Abdelaziz, Almeida will
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11:47 AM ET Associated Press As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand. The U.S. Open — usually the year’s last
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10:38 AM ET ACC commissioner John Swofford said Friday the scheduling arrangement with Notre Dame for the 2020 season is a win-win for both the Irish and the league, but he added that it is only a temporary deal. On Wednesday, the ACC announced a 10-plus-1 scheduling model in which Notre Dame, an FBS independent,
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8:51 AM ET Ronaldinho was arrested in Paraguay in March. Photo by NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP via Getty Images Ronaldinho Gaucho’s lawyers are evaluating options for the former Barcelona star to be released from jail as early as August after a source close to the prosecution told ESPN that they are willing to discuss a plea bargain in
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5:38 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings placed Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. All players on the list have either tested positive for the virus or come into contact with someone who is a known carrier. Barr, who had 79 tackles and 1.5 sacks last season, is the eighth Vikings
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10:10 AM ET The St. Louis Cardinals have had two players test positive for COVID-19, resulting in Major League Baseball postponing Friday afternoon’s game at the Milwaukee Brewers, it was announced. MLB’s quick decision to postpone Friday’s game, which was scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET, comes after the outbreak within the Miami Marlins, who have
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3:49 AM ET The rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers is so strong that even a pandemic couldn’t stop the growing intensity between the two proud teams. Despite the fact they were playing in the NBA’s bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Thursday
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9:07 PM ET The UFC is targeting a 125-pound bout between former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade and Jessica Eye for a UFC Fight Night event on Oct. 17, sources told ESPN on Thursday. The promotion has not announced the flyweight contest but is close to finalizing it, sources said. The UFC Fight Night event will
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