Month: February 2022

11:14 AM ET New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Monday that he wants to see Kyrie Irving playing home games at Barclays Center but making an exception for the unvaccinated Brooklyn Nets star guard “would send the wrong message” to the rest of the city. Adams made his comments to CNBC and added that
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4:16 PM ET The NHL is taking a stand against Russia and its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. In a news release Monday, the league outlined measures it has put in place as a reprimand for Russia’s actions. “The National Hockey League condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and urges a peaceful resolution as quickly as possible,”
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11:39 AM ET Grambling State football coach Hue Jackson defended his hiring of new offensive coordinator Art Briles on Monday, after the school received criticism for the move because of campus-wide sexual assault allegations that led to an independent investigation and Briles’ firing at Baylor in 2016. In a statement that was released on the
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12:12 PM ET Ukrainian tennis player, Marta Kostyuk, ranked No. 49 in the world, expressed “surprise and dissatisfaction” on her social media page with the lack of response from the Women’s Tennis Association on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and demanded that the WTA immediately condemn the Russian government and pull all tournaments out of Russia.
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2:32 AM ET Bellator champion Yaroslav Amosov said Saturday he will stay in his native Ukraine and “defend this country as best I can” against Russia’s invasion. Amosov, Bellator’s welterweight title-holder, said in a video posted to Instagram that he took his family to a “safe zone,” but has now returned to Ukraine, where he
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3:28 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Saturday’s UFC 272 pay-per-view event has lost a highly anticipated co-main event between Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev, as Fiziev has tested positive for COVID-19. Fiziev’s manager, Daniel Rubenstein, broke the news to MMA Hour on Monday, and Fiziev followed with an official statement from his social media.
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12:53 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk has joined a territorial defense battalion in Ukraine as the nation seeks to defend itself against an invasion from Russia that began Thursday. The Olympic gold medalist is the latest boxer to take up arms in Ukraine. Usyk’s longtime friend, Vasiliy Lomachenko, also joined a territorial
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12:16 PM ET Defending Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Bryson DeChambeau won’t try to defend his title at Bay Hill Club & Lodge this week because of a lingering left hand injury. DeChambeau won the 2021 event by 1 shot over Lee Westwood for his eighth career PGA Tour victory. DeChambeau withdrew from the API on
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11:01 AM ET Associated Press Daniil Medvedev officially moved up to No. 1 in the ATP rankings on Monday, overtaking Novak Djokovic to become the 27th man to hold the top spot since computerized rankings began in 1973. Medvedev, a 26-year-old from Russia who won the 2021 US Open and was the runner-up at this
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11:34 AM ET Associated Press PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The Americans recorded the biggest blowout over Europe in the Ryder Cup last year, and their new captain doesn’t see a need to change much of anything. Zach Johnson was introduced as the 30th U.S. captain on Monday, next in line to try to end
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6:03 PM ET ESPN News Services The Mets have hired Elizabeth Benn as director of major league operations, making her the franchise’s highest-ranking female baseball operations employee ever, according to multiple reports. The news was first reported by SNY. Benn has worked for Major League Baseball since finishing a master’s degree in philosophy at Columbia
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7:53 AM ET Michael A. FletcherESPN Close Michael Fletcher is a senior writer with ESPN’s enterprise and investigative team. Before that, he wrote for ESPN’s The Undefeated, focusing on politics, criminal justice and social issues. He spent 21 years at The Washington Post, where his beats included the national economy, the White House and race
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9:39 AM ET After weeks of drama, Kyler Murray is making two things clear: He’s committed to remaining with the Arizona Cardinals long-term, and he “desperately wants to win the Super Bowl.” Murray’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, released a lengthy statement Monday saying the star quarterback has sent a detailed contract proposal to the Cardinals. Burkhardt
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