Month: May 2022

5:20 PM ET ESPN staff We’ve reached the conference finals of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, with no shortage of star power in either series. The Eastern Conference finals begin Wednesday, and feature Hart Trophy candidate Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers against the two-time defending Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. In the Western
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1:06 PM ET CINCINNATI, Ohio — In the moments after Atlanta United and United States men’s national team defender Miles Robinson went down with a torn Achilles tendon, international teammate Walker Zimmerman got a text from a friend who was inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium telling him that Robinson’s injury “looks bad.” Zimmerman then found the video
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3:27 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The Mets have optioned first baseman/outfielder Dominic Smith to Triple-A Syracuse amid a slow start to the season for the 26-year-old. The Mets announced Smith’s demotion Tuesday and promoted right-hander Adonis Medina before a game against the Washington Nationals. Smith batted .316 during a breakout season in
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2:16 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN Boston College has targeted former Miami athletic director Blake James to be the school’s next AD, sources told ESPN. An announcement of the hire is expected in the coming days. James spent nearly 10 years as the athletic director at Miami before being dismissed in November as part of an
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2:19 PM ET Golden State’s Stephen Curry has never won an NBA Finals MVP award, but oddsmakers believe this is his year. Curry is the consensus favorite to be named MVP of the Finals between the Warriors and Boston Celtics at sportsbooks around the nation. He’s the even-money favorite at Caesars Sportsbook. Boston’s Jayson Tatum
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10:00 AM ET Charlotte GibsonESPN Michelle Wie West will lead a new women’s partnership initiative with golf equipment company LA Golf, aiming for equitable and fair support on and off the golf course for LPGA players. Pledging to treat women golfers in the same respect as their male counterparts, LA Golf will provide its LPGA
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1:03 PM ET UFC’s first trip to France has added a major middleweight bout, as former champion Robert Whittaker will take on Marvin Vettori at UFC Paris on Sept. 3, the promotion announced Tuesday. This bout was originally scheduled for UFC 275 on June 11 in Singapore but was postponed due to a Whittaker injury.
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10:49 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Plate umpire John Tumpane left Monday night’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and Red Sox in the seventh inning after getting hit in the mask by a foul ball. Tumpane didn’t have a chance to move when Ryan Mountcastle fouled off a 96 mph fastball by Ryan Brasier
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