Month: May 2019

7:14 PM ET Heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder announced Friday that he will fight a much-anticipated rematch with lineal champion Tyson Fury, assuming he first defeats Luis “King Kong” Ortiz in another rematch in September. Wilder-Fury II would take place in the first part of 2020. “Well, as I always say I’m the realest champion in
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6:28 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — The NBA correctly anticipated that television ratings would dip for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, for two very important reasons. There’s no LeBron James. And Canadian numbers don’t count. ESPN said Friday that the Game 1 of the Toronto-Golden State series drew a 10.1 overnight rating, the
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5:50 PM ET Top 2019 recruit Bru McCoy is transferring for the second time in four months, announcing Friday that he is leaving Texas to “return home.” McCoy, ESPN’s top wide receiver and No. 27 overall player in the 2019 class, confirmed his transfer in a statement to 247 Sports, and Texas also confirmed his
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6:02 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN Donald Aaron, the husband of UFC fighter Andrea Lee, was apprehended recently following nine months on the run, ESPN confirmed with law enforcement officials Friday. Aaron has been wanted by police since last August on charges of domestic battery abuse and false imprisonment. According to Shreveport (Louisiana) Police Department spokesperson
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5:17 PM ET JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles said Friday that he would not have returned to the team so soon after his wife had a miscarriage had she not been OK with him attending organized team activities. “If my wife needed me at home right now, I’d be at home. That’s just
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4:49 PM ET Associated Press LONG POND, Pa. — Bubba Wallace fought back tears as he thanked the billionaire who decided to back him. For a driver who long masked the pain in his personal and professional life, Wallace cut loose with genuine happiness. Wallace has been candid about his bouts with depression, the tears
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3:57 PM ET Michael Wells INDIANAPOLIS — Colts quarterback Chad Kelly, assuming he makes the team, has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, the league announced Friday. Kelly’s suspension stems from his October 2018 arrest for criminal trespassing after he entered
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3:32 PM ET The NBA has fined the LA Clippers $50,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule when Clippers coach Doc Rivers commented about the Toronto Raptors‘ Kawhi Leonard. While the league did not specify which comments, Rivers compared Leonard to Michael Jordan during an appearance on ESPN’s NBA Finals preview show on Tuesday. “[Leonard]
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2:31 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who was formally introduced as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer Friday, says that the “dirty player” reputation that he’s garnered over the last nine years has become “irrelevant” to his life and believes people should get to know him first before discerning what type of person
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2:38 PM ET The SEC voted during its spring meetings on Friday to lift a ban on selling alcoholic beverages in public areas at its athletic events. The conference’s new policy, which opens another revenue stream for its member schools, goes into effect Aug. 1. But the policy does not require schools to sell alcoholic
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3:09 PM ET The SEC voted during its spring meetings on Friday to lift a ban on selling alcoholic beverages in public areas at its athletic events. The conference’s new policy, which opens another revenue stream for its member schools, goes into effect Aug. 1. But the policy does not require schools to sell alcoholic
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2:22 PM ET Associated Press MILWAUKEE — The city of Milwaukee wants to offer Bucks guard Sterling Brown $400,000 to settle his lawsuit alleging that police used excessive force when they used a stun gun to arrest him over a parking violation. The Journal Sentinel reports that the city’s Common Council has scheduled a June
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1:22 PM ET Associated Press IRVING, Texas — Big 12 revenues are up again and expected to surpass $40 million per school annually before the current media rights deal runs out in about five years. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says each university was receiving $38.8 million for 2018-19, or a total of $388 million in the
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1:27 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Point spreads on some of the biggest college football games of the upcoming season began popping up at sportsbooks this week — including an early line on a potential national championship game rematch between Clemson and Alabama. The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas has Clemson listed as a 2-point
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