11:45 AM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs officials expect fewer than 23,000 fans will be able to attend next month’s rescheduled Kentucky Derby under an updated health and safety plan. The plan eliminates general admission and standing room only areas, with total capacity limited to less than 14% of the 2015 attendance
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8:12 PM ET Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren, one of the stars of the seeding schedule in the NBA’s restart, sat out Wednesday’s 108-104 win over the Houston Rockets because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot. A source told ESPN that the plantar fasciitis is “not serious” and will not prevent Warren from being
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7:33 PM ET The NCAA Division I Council recommended Wednesday that the Division I board of directors give student-athletes impacted by the coronavirus pandemic an extension of their five-year period of eligibility and an additional season of competition if they participate in 50% or less of the maximum number of competitions allowed in each sport
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10:50 AM ET Luke Rockhold has decided against calling it a career. The former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion told ESPN on Sunday he has decided to resume his MMA fighting career. This comes after he said in October that it was “very” possible he’d never fight again. “Because I felt like it,” Rockhold replied
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10:28 PM ET Associated Press BANDON, Ore. — Qualifying medalist Wilson Furr advanced to the second round of match play in the U.S. Amateur on Wednesday, beating China’s Aaron Du 6 and 4 at Bandon Dunes. Furr, a 22-year-old rising Alabama senior from Jackson, Mississippi, will face Vanderbilt’s Harrison Ott. Ott beat Mississippi State’s Ford
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5:41 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS — Howard Mudd, the longtime offensive line coach of the Colts, has died, his family announced Wednesday. He was 78. Mudd spent two weeks in ICU in a Seattle hospital with several injuries, including a fractured spine and pelvis, following a motorcycle accident on July 29. “Right after the accident he
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8:54 PM ET ESPN News Services New York Islanders captain Anders Lee knocked Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom out of Wednesday night’s first-round series opener, setting the tone with a big hit that Washington coach Todd Reirden called “late” and “predatory.” Reirden didn’t have an update afterward on Backstrom, who appeared to be looking the
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2:58 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Serena Williams won the hard way in her comeback following a six-month layoff, rallying to beat unseeded American Bernarda Pera 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in Tuesday’s first round of the Top Seed Open. Aiming to return to form following the break caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the 23-time
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7:21 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — American teenager Coco Gauff overcame some shaky serving Wednesday to beat No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-4 and reach the Top Seed Open quarterfinals with her third career victory over a top-15 opponent. Gauff, 16, hit 10 double-faults and was broken seven times. “I
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6:48 PM ET Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour was fined $25,000 by the NHL after he criticized the officiating in Wednesday’s 4-3 double-overtime loss to the Boston Bruins. In a statement, the league also assessed a conditional fine of $25,000 to Brind’Amour “which will be collected, in addition to any subsequent discipline, in the event
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6:55 PM ET After missing the past five games, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder returned to the bubble on Monday night and is currently going through the league-mandated quarantine. “He’s quarantining right now,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “Any time a player comes back into the bubble, those are going to be things left
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5:56 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Miami Marlins sidelined by a coronavirus outbreak are all asymptomatic, and some have applied for reinstatement, manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday. The Marlins placed 17 players on the injured list last week following an outbreak in Philadelphia that forced seven games to be postponed. The infected
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