Month: June 2020

5:26 PM ET North Carolina added its second five-star commitment to the 2021 recruiting class Tuesday when cornerback Tony Grimes announced his commitment to the Tar Heels. Grimes is the No. 6-ranked prospect overall and chose North Carolina over Georgia, Ohio State and Texas A&M. He now joins five-star defensive end Keeshawn Silver as the
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4:00 PM BST England internationals Courtney Lawes and Lewis Ludlam have signed contract extensions at Northampton Saints, the club announced on Tuesday. Fellow England teammates Teimana Harrison, Piers Francis and George Furbank also extended their deals at the club, while Wales fly-half Dan Biggar and Scotland centre Rory Hutchinson also agreed new terms. This year’s
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4:46 AM ET Commentators on games in the Premier League were among those analysed. VISIONHAUS Television commentators praise players with lighter skin as more intelligent and hardworking than those with darker skin, a study by Danish firm RunRepeat in association with the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) showed. The study analysed 2,073 statements from English-speaking commentators in
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2:29 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Outfielder Heston Kjerstad agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles that includes a $5.2 million signing bonus, well below the slot value of $7,789,900 assigned to the No. 2 overall pick. Kjerstad batted .448 with six homers and 20 RBI over 16 games as a
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2:19 PM ET Associated Press BERLIN — Up to 800 spectators per day will be allowed at a tennis exhibition in Berlin in mid-July, even after four players tested positive for the coronavirus after playing in a similar event fronted by Novak Djokovic. Organizers of two tournaments in Berlin said Tuesday the city health authorities
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9:30 AM ET Rose Namajunas‘ last fight was more than 14 months ago. On that night, in Brazil, she lost her strawweight title in dramatic fashion after she was knocked out following a slam by Jessica Andrade. Following the bout, Namajunas said she might never fight again. Six months later, in an emotional interview, she
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11:17 AM ET Associated Press Four organizations have been awarded a total of $1.37 million by the NFL to support the creation of their helmet prototypes. As part of the NFL Helmet Challenge, a contest with an additional prize of $1 million, receiving grants will be Impressio Inc. and CU Denver; Xenith Project Orbit; Kollide;
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9:20 PM ET The Portland Trail Blazers plan to sign guard Jaylen Adams as a substitute player to replace Trevor Ariza, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Adams was the G-League’s MVP runner-up this season with the Wisconsin Herd. He averaged 21.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 33 games for Wisconsin. Ariza is opting
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12:50 PM BST New Zealand were awarded the men’s and women’s World Sevens Series titles on Tuesday after World Rugby cancelled the remainder of the season because of the coronavirus outbreak. Tournaments in London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong were cancelled on the men’s tour, while the women’s circuit lost rounds in the United States,
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8:10 AM ET Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker traded insults on social media on Tuesday following the Australian’s criticism of Alexander Zverev after a video appeared to show the German dancing in a crowded club despite the coronavirus pandemic. The video was posted on Instagram by German designer Philipp Plein and later deleted. There was
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6:38 AM ET Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has defended his Serbian compatriot Novak Djokovic for hosting the ill-fated Adria Tour where a number of players, including the world No. 1, tested positive for the coronavirus. Djokovic was criticised for hosting the tennis tournament amid a pandemic after his coach Goran Ivanisevic and players Grigor
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