Month: July 2020

4:00 PM ET The box office at Capital One Arena in Washington is being transformed into a sportsbook, complete with betting windows and self-serve kiosks, and will begin taking cash bets Friday, a first for an American sports venue. Beginning at 4 p.m., Friday, bookmaker William Hill U.S. will operate seven betting windows and nine
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4:34 PM ET Associated Press PALERMO, Sicily — More than 400 coronavirus tests were carried out on tennis players and staff members ahead of the Palermo Ladies Open and all of them came back negative. The WTA tournament, with qualifying beginning Saturday, marks the return of tour-level tennis following a five-month break for the coronavirus
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3:49 AM ET The rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers is so strong that even a pandemic couldn’t stop the growing intensity between the two proud teams. Despite the fact they were playing in the NBA’s bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Thursday
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1:52 AM ET Brady HendersonESPN Giving up a package that includes two first-round picks leaves no doubt that the Seattle Seahawks want Jamal Adams around long-term, but multiple sources told ESPN on Tuesday that the team is in no rush to sign the All-Pro safety to an extension. The Seahawks plan to wait until next
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2:21 PM ET Bryson DeChambeau approaches golf differently than most pros. Apparently that goes for life, too. The eccentric player known as “The Scientist” told GQ he hopes to live to 130 years old. “I’m always trying to add more value to my life in general. I mean, my goal is to live to 130
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2:24 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton won’t play for the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday’s opener against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference’s expanded playoff qualifying round. Hamilton has missed multiple practices, though the league has prohibited teams from disclosing whether a player is injured or ill amid the
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8:51 AM ET Ronaldinho was arrested in Paraguay in March. Photo by NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP via Getty Images Ronaldinho Gaucho’s lawyers are evaluating options for the former Barcelona star to be released from jail as early as August after a source close to the prosecution told ESPN that they are willing to discuss a plea bargain in
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6:33 AM ET Serena Williams will be leading the drive to reboot pro tennis in North America after nearly five months without any official tournament play due to the coronavirus pandemic. It seems appropriate, even uplifting, during a time of great anxiety and uncertainty that the player many view as the greatest of all Grand
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7:55 AM ET The long-awaited UFC debut of Timur Valiev will have to wait as the Dagestani featherweight was pulled from his fight against Jamall Emmers on Saturday, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The news was first reported by MMA Junkie, which also reported that Vincent Cachero is being targeted as Valiev’s replacement. Valiev,
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3:11 PM ET A Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend now has his first home in mixed martial arts. Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, a 13-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, has signed a multiyear contract with Asia’s ONE Championship, manager Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN on Thursday. The 6-foot-3 Almeida, 30, will compete in the heavyweight division. Per Abdelaziz, Almeida will
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11:47 AM ET Associated Press As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand. The U.S. Open — usually the year’s last
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