6:18 PM ET ESPN News Services BALTIMORE — New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes said he deactivated his Twitter account after screenshots surfaced Sunday of tweets from a decade ago that included racial slurs. Cortes appeared to be quoting rap lyrics in at least some of the tweets, and he did not seem to be
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4:55 AM ET Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka said his teammates did not deserve to be on the pitch following their 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Monday, putting a major dent in their Champions League qualification hopes. Arsenal were chasing a top four spot, sitting two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur (68), but were second
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9:17 PM ET ESPN News Services BOSTON — Houston Astros right-hander Jake Odorizzi collapsed running to cover first base in the fifth inning Monday night against the Boston Red Sox and was taken off the Fenway Park field on a stretcher. Odorizzi, who entered the game with a 15 2/3 inning shutout streak, appeared to
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3:26 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is questionable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat with a right midfoot sprain, coach Ime Udoka said Monday. Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Smart had an MRI on the foot Monday that came back clean, and that Smart
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9:50 PM ET Aleksandar Rakic tore the ACL in his right knee in a UFC Fight Night main event loss to Jan Blachowicz last Saturday in Las Vegas, Rakic’s manager Marcelo Brigadeiro confirmed to ESPN on Monday evening. Early in the third round, Rakic took a step back following a Blachowicz combination. When Rakic planted
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9:24 PM ET The NBA on Monday said it’s in the process of gathering more information after veteran point guard Rajon Rondo allegedly threatened a woman with a gun at her house last week. The woman filed for an emergency protective order against Rondo on Friday in Louisville, Kentucky, a copy of which was obtained
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5:14 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have signed Iaroslav Askarov to a three-year, entry-level contract, two years after making him the sixth Russian-born goalie taken in the NHL draft’s first round at No. 11 overall. The 19-year-old spent most of the 2021-22 season with the VHL’s Neva Saint Petersburg in
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5:41 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter was set Monday as the 6-5 morning line favorite for the Preakness Stakes, which will be run without Rich Strike. The surprise Derby winner at 80-1 is not in the field of nine for Saturday’s $1.65 million race at Pimlico. Rich Strike’s owner felt
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5:20 PM ET ESPN News Services TAMPERE, Finland — Sakari Manninen scored and added two assists as host Finland defeated the United States 4-1 to keep a perfect record at the ice hockey world championship on Monday. After Nashville Predators forward Mikael Granlund gave Finland a 1-0 lead on a power play in the opening
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12:04 PM ET BEREA, Ohio — NFL officials are scheduled to meet with Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson this week, a source confirmed to ESPN. The NFL has been investigating Watson to determine if he violated its code of conduct policy. Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits from women who have accused him of inappropriate
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2:39 PM ET Tennessee and Virginia will face off to open the 2023 college football season at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, the schools announced Monday. The Volunteers were originally set to play BYU in Provo, Utah, as their season opener, but the Cougars are now expected to officially begin play as members of the Big
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1:43 PM ET Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was denied bail again Monday in his attempted murder case at a motion hearing in Santa Clara (California) County, per the court. Judge Shelyna Brown decided against allowing Velasquez bail for a second time, citing Velasquez’s “reckless disregard for human life.” Brown first denied Velasquez bail
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1:31 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals fired hitting coach Terry Bradshaw and promoted Alex Zumwalt to fill his role Monday in a shakeup of the coaching staff that they hope will wake up one of the worst offenses in the majors this season. The Royals have scored 118 runs through
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