Month: March 2020

6:52 PM ET UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones agreed to plead guilty to DWI (second offense) on Tuesday and will not face any jail time if he follows the terms of a plea agreement, according to a spokesperson for the Bernalillo County, New Mexico, district attorney’s office. Jones was arrested on four charges last
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6:14 PM ET ESPN News Services TORONTO — Toronto’s cancellation of all city-led and permitted events through June 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic does not apply to professional sports leagues like the NBA, NHL, MLB or MLS, a spokesman for Mayor John Tory said Tuesday. Don Peat said the move applies to events that get
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6:24 PM ET Edmonton defenseman Mike Green, a key trade-deadline acquisition last month as the Oilers prepared for a playoff run, will be available to return to the ice if and when the NHL resumes play, according to coach Dave Tippett. In a video Q-and-A session on the team’s website Tuesday, Tippett said Green is
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6:18 PM ET Associated Press New Los Angeles Chargers tackle Bryan Bulaga voiced his disappointment Tuesday over how many fellow players decided not to vote on the new labor agreement with the NFL. The collective bargaining agreement was approved by only a 60-vote margin (1,019 to 959) with nearly 22% of the eligible players electing
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5:38 PM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator due to the coronavirus, according to his fiancee. Nikki Trudeaux posted her latest update Monday night on social media. She said the 54-year-old former major leaguer still required a ventilator to fight
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3:51 PM ET The SEC announced Tuesday that it was canceling its annual spring meetings scheduled for the last week of May in Destin, Florida, because of issues related to the spread of the coronavirus. “The SEC spring meetings represent one of our conference’s great traditions and provide an opportunity to celebrate the past year,
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2:57 PM ET The fight between unified junior welterweight world titleholder Jose Ramirez and mandatory challenger and former world titlist Viktor Postol has been postponed for a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic, Top Rank announced Tuesday. The Ramirez-Postol fight was originally scheduled to take place as the main event of a Top Rank
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1:39 PM ET ESPN News Services Former U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe said in a video posted on social media that he tested positive for the coronavirus. McEnroe, younger brother of eight-time major champion John McEnroe, said he took a drive-through test in Westchester County, New York, after developing what he called “minor symptoms”
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11:35 AM ET Associated Press NFL vice president Troy Vincent has sent a letter to several prospects inviting them to participate “live” in the NFL draft in three weeks. The Associated Press on Tuesday obtained the letter sent by the league’s football operations chief to prospective early selections in the draft, which will be held
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11:19 AM ET Days after boxing regulators in Japan announced that professional fights would resume with a card May 2, they reversed course. The Japan Boxing Commission and the Japan Professional Boxing Association met on Monday and decided to cancel all shows until mid-May due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has worsened in Japan. Previously,
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10:52 AM ET Famed orthopedist Dr. James Andrews has made the decision to temporarily suspend performing Tommy John surgeries at his medical facility in Gulf Breeze, Florida, a spokesperson said. “We are not performing any non-urgent or non-emergent procedures, including Tommy John surgery, in compliance with the governor’s executive order,” the spokesperson for the Andrews
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