2:00 PM ET What Major League Baseball wants is for its product to move and flow in a way that attracts new generations of fans, many of whom now treat any hint of boredom with a touch of the next app, moving on to the next thing. This concern was the motivating factor behind the
Month: February 2020
6:45 PM ET ESPN News Services Major North American professional sports leagues are talking to health officials and informing teams about the coronavirus outbreak that has led to the first reported death in the U.S. Officials from the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball say they are all consulting with the Centers for Disease Control
5:39 PM ET Associated Press FONTANA, Calif. — So many of Jimmie Johnson‘s best racing memories occurred on this weathered California asphalt about 100 miles north of his hometown. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion is hoping to add one more incredible memory in his final start at Fontana. Johnson is the king of Auto
Mar 1, 2020 GLENDALE, ARIZONA — IT was March 2018, shortly before Sean O’Malley‘s first appearance on a UFC pay-per-view card, when he got a small, fake tattoo of a star just below his left eye. A star, because that’s what O’Malley believes he’ll be when it’s all said and done. And fake, because, you
4:21 PM ET Associated Press FONTANA, Calif. — Clint Bowyer has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Fontana, holding off six-time race champion Jimmie Johnson on Saturday. Bowyer turned a lap in 40.086 seconds in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to claim just his fourth pole position in 508 career Cup races.
4:10 PM ET With great risk comes great reward in baseball, whether played on actual diamonds or the ones found in digital fantasy leagues. It’s not a monumental challenge to assemble an 81-win team in Major League Baseball or finish fifth in your 12-team fantasy league. But who wants to be an also-ran? At some
Watch as Great Britain’s Matt Walls wins his first World Championship medal with bronze in the men’s omnium in Berlin. WATCH MORE: Kenny crashes at World Championships Watch coverage of the Track Cycling World Championships on BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app and through Connected TVs. Available
2:56 PM ET Tennessee defensive lineman Darel Middleton was arrested Saturday morning and faces charges of domestic assault and public intoxication stemming from an incident that involved his girlfriend. According to a police report, Middleton’s girlfriend was trying to break up a physical altercation between Middleton and a male friend of hers near UT’s campus
2:33 PM ET Novak Djokovic eased past Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to lift his fifth Dubai Tennis Championships title on Saturday, extending his unbeaten start to the 2020 season. Both players looked solid on serve early in the opening set before Djokovic turned the screw to break in the eighth game with a searing
Media playback is not supported on this device UCI Track Cycling World Championships Venue: Berlin Velodrome, Germany. Dates: 26 February-1 March. Coverage: Live on BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app and through Connected TVs. Great Britain’s Matt Walls won his first World Championship medal with bronze in
Feb 29, 2020 Former two-time junior bantamweight world titlist Srisaket Sor Rungvisai will return from a one-year layoff on April 4 in his first fight since losing his belt. Sor Rungvisai, a Thailand national hero, will take on former flyweight titlist and countryman Amnat Ruenroeng at Workpoint Studios in Bangkok, Thailand, WP Boxing has announced.
Feb 29, 2020 Aryna Sabalenka won her sixth career title on Saturday, beating Petra Kvitova in straight sets at the Qatar Total Open. The Belarus player saw off the challenge from Kvitova in just over an hour, winning 6-3, 6-3. Sabalenka finished the first set with an ace and lost just six points while serving.
10:32 AM ET Chicago Blackhawks forwards Andrew Shaw and Zack Smith have been ruled out for the remainder of the season, the team announced Saturday. Shaw was placed in concussion protocol in early December after he was injured against the Colorado Avalanche on Nov. 30. The 28-year-old had 3 goals and 7 assists in 26
3:03 PM GMT Paul Farbrace has admitted he is “worried” about Jos Buttler‘s form, but feels England should stick with him as their keeper for the Test series in Sri Lanka. While Farbrace, England’s former assistant coach, regards Buttler as a “brilliant professional” and a “selfless cricketer” he accepts he “needs to score runs” in
9:59 AM ET The Colorado Avalanche were a trendy preseason pick to challenge for the Stanley Cup, and while they’ve had some ups and downs, Friday’s 3-2 win at the Carolina Hurricanes felt bigger than some recent contests. With 83 points, they now trail the Central Division-leading St. Louis Blues by three, with two games
8:00 AM ET It’s not St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s something lucky about Leap Day for the Boston Celtics. Feb. 29 comes around only once every four years, but it’s been 36 years since the Celtics had to suffer through a defeat on Leap Day. Their 102-98 loss to the New York Knicks on Feb.
Formula 1 teams are considering next steps after some were left “shocked” and “angry” by the conclusion to last year’s Ferrari engine controversy. Governing body the FIA said it had “reached a settlement” with Ferrari after an investigation into their 2019 engine. Teams have expressed their unhappiness at what they see as an unsatisfactory and
11:32 AM GMT South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first vs Australia South Africa handed Janneman Malan and Kyle Verreynne ODI debuts at Paarl and picked two frontline spinners in Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi. Missing Kagiso Rabada, ruled out of the series late last night with a groin injury, South Africa
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