9:02 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Shakur Stevenson returns to his native Newark, New Jersey, squarely on the precipice of pound-for-pound greatness, if not stardom. At 25, Stevenson owns an Olympic silver medal along with titles in two weight classes. Until Thursday, when he failed to make weight, Stevenson was a unified champion at 130 pounds.
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Sep 22, 2022 Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Predators have brought back former goaltender Pekka Rinne in a new role as a special alumni adviser. General manager David Poile announced the move Thursday. Rinne is the only player in franchise history whose number has been retired. Rinne, a native of Kempele, Finland, was Finland’s
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Sep 22, 2022 Patrick Kane is well aware he has been the subject of rampant trade speculation for months. The Chicago Blackhawks‘ winger just doesn’t believe the hype. “It was all just rumors,” Kane said Thursday from Chicago’s training camp media availability. “A lot of the rumors are just rumors, maybe people looking for things
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6:00 AM ET ASHBURN, Va. — Carson Wentz enjoyed the highs in Philadelphia: He was a frontrunner for MVP honors as the Eagles quarterback in 2017 and revived that talk with his play in 2019. &#8226 Wentz’s ‘wild’ time in Philly&#8226 Is Flacco elite — at dancing?&#8226 Peppers has shot vs. Ravens&#8226 Titans’ areas of
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5:59 AM ET Oleksandr Usyk said he wants to face Britain’s Tyson Fury in a bout to unify the world heavyweight titles, as well as a “freak” fight with super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, before he retires from the sport. The 35-year-old Ukrainian retained his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles with a
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4:27 AM BST Determined to challenge the All Blacks before and after the first whistle, the Wallabies insist their response to the haka is designed to respect, not antagonise, their opponents. The Wallabies have arrived at their house of horrors, Eden Park, for Saturday night’s Test with New Zealand with the Rugby Championship on the
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1:11 AM ET ESPN News Services After Aaron Judge fell a few feet short of a record-tying 61st homer, New York Yankees fans received the best possible consolation prize on Thursday when Josh Donaldson delivered a 10th-inning single to clinch the team’s sixth straight playoff berth. With pinch-runner Marwin Gonzalez at second as the automatic
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11:36 AM ET COLOGNE, Germany — United States manager Gregg Berhalter has said Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner will start in Friday’s friendly against Japan, and he will be joined by center backs Aaron Long of the New York Red Bulls and Nashville SC’s Walker Zimmerman. “Aaron and Walker are going to play, going to start,
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11:27 PM ET In a letter provided to the University of California Board of Regents ahead of a closed-door session Thursday to discuss UCLA‘s proposed move to the Big Ten conference, Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff detailed “significant concerns” he had with the move, including its effect on student-athlete mental health, increased travel and operational costs,
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9:35 PM ET The Boston Celtics have suspended coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season, the team announced Thursday night. The team cited violations of team policies in its announcement. Sources previously told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Udoka had an intimate relationship with a female member of the franchise’s staff. The suspension is effective immediately,
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5:19 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Stan Wawrinka put together his best performance in years to stun top seed Daniil Medvedev and reach the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open in Metz on Thursday. Despite letting slip a match point in the second set, the former world No. 3 went
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7:35 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The idea was for two of the most reliable American teams to set the tone Thursday in the Presidents Cup, and the result was predictable. Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay made short work of Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama in the opening match. They didn’t make a
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