Month: April 2022

2:21 PM ET MIAMI — Heat swingman Jimmy Butler is confident he’ll be ready for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night as he continues to deal with right knee soreness. “It’s all right,” Butler said after Saturday’s practice. “We got another day in between. Get out there,
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5:08 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers said after the team’s practice Saturday that he didn’t have any second thoughts about Joel Embiid being in the game when he suffered a right facial fracture and mild concussion from an elbow by Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam with 3:58 to go in Philadelphia’s
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5:14 PM ET Defensive end Ochaun Mathis, an All-Big 12 performer, is transferring to Nebraska for the 2022 season. Mathis picked Nebraska over Texas during an announcement Saturday on Twitter Live. He earned second-team All-Big 12 honors last season for the Horned Frogs, recording four sacks and seven tackles for loss, to go with three
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2:26 PM ET The Detroit Red Wings will not renew the contract of Jeff Blashill, who just completed his seventh season as head coach. Detroit finished with a 32-40-10 record (.451 points percentage) and were 26 points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, missing the playoffs for the sixth straight season. The
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5:56 PM ET Associated Press Frances Tiafoe reached the final of the Estoril Open with a 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 victory over Sebastian Korda on Saturday. Tiafoe struggled against his fellow American in the opening set, despite some quality play at the net. In the second he again found it difficult to carve any sort
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3:04 PM ET Associated Press DOVER, Del. — Denny Hamlin said someone sent him a crass anti-Asian meme that poked fun at Kyle Larson‘s driving and out it went without a care — from his mobile phone to Twitter. “I thought it was hilarious,” Hamlin said. “Also, it’s insensitive. I understand.” He didn’t laugh long.
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10:33 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — New York Mets starter Tylor Megill and four relievers combined on the first no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season, teaming up to throw a whopping 159 pitches and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 Friday night. Megill was pulled after five innings and 88 pitches. The
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1:37 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did select a tight end to start the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday — taking Washington‘s Cade Otton with the 106th overall pick — general manager Jason Licht said that would not affect the status of Rob Gronkowski, who remains undecided
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1:29 PM ET BOSTON — Celtics star Jaylen Brown plans to play in Sunday’s Game 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks as he battles a right hamstring injury. Brown aggravated the injury Monday in his team’s close-out Game 4 victory over the Brooklyn Nets and needed the time off and treatment between series to be able
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1:58 PM ET Associated Press MUNICH — Danish teenager Holger Rune will play Botic van de Zandschulp in the final of the BMW Open after they came through the semifinals on Saturday. Rune defeated home favorite Oscar Otte 6-4 6-4 in both players’ first ATP Tour semifinal, and Van de Zandschulp rallied to defeat Miomir
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1:07 PM ET Associated Press Oliver Bekker eagled the par-5 15th hole for the second straight day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and take a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the Catalunya Championship. Bekker, 11-under 205 for the tournament, made four birdies and a lone bogey at the Stadium Course
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12:10 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid won the LaLiga title on Saturday after a 4-0 win over Espanyol gave them an insurmountable lead over Barcelona at the top of the table with four games still to play. Rodrygo’s first half double set the champions elect on their way to the title at
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9:49 AM ET UFC announced on Thursday it will host a second fight night in the U.K. in 2022. The event, which will be held at the O2 Arena in London on July 23, follows the success of UFC London on March 19, where English heavyweight Tom Aspinall secured a first-round submission victory against Russian
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3:07 PM ET Major League Baseball announced a 324-game suspension for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer on Friday, the equivalent of two full seasons, making it by far the most severe punishment handed out under the sport’s domestic violence policy. Bauer promptly released a statement announcing he was appealing the suspension, thus becoming the
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