Month: March 2019

4:03 AM BST Irritated Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has called for patience in the debate over changing his team’s name, saying any decision should wait until a degree of calm returns to Christchurch. Before flying to Sydney for Saturday’s match against the Waratahs, Robertson and captain Sam Whitelock fielded questions about the appropriateness of the
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12:08 AM ET ESPN News Services MEMPHIS, Tenn. — James Harden scored 57 points, but the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted Houston 126-125 in overtime Wednesday night, handing the Rockets only their second loss in the last 14 games. Mike Conley scored 35 points for Memphis and Jonas Valanciunas had a career-best 33, including the game-winning free
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10:59 PM ET Former junior middleweight world titleholder Jermell Charlo was acquitted in a Dallas courtroom Wednesday of two counts of domestic violence against his former girlfriend. The Houston resident, who trains in Dallas, was arrested in May 2018 for allegedly trying to choke his then-girlfriend, Jazmyne Olison, pulling her hair and forcing her against
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12:08 AM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels officially announced their 12-year contract, a record deal that keeps baseball’s top player with Los Angeles for what likely will be the rest of his career. What if L.A. had given the outfielder $600 million? $700 million? Heck, with
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11:40 PM ET The Oakland Raiders have reached a deal with cornerback Nevin Lawson, the team announced Wednesday. The Detroit Lions released Lawson on March 11 in a salary-cap move, saving $4.675 million. Lawson, 27, was a consistent if not flashy cornerback for the Lions. A fourth-round pick (133rd overall) by the Lions in 2014,
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10:34 PM ET Holly Holm isn’t going anywhere. The former UFC bantamweight champion has signed a new six-fight contract with the promotion, her agent, Lenny Fresquez, told ESPN. Holm had two fights left on her previous deal. “I’m very happy with the deal,” Fresquez said. “We worked feverishly with the UFC to get this done.”
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10:45 AM ET As we come down the final stretch of the NHL season, both the Eastern and Western Conferences will feature playoff races that come down to the final games. For most teams who are either set or virtually locked into postseason position, the remaining handful of games will determine their first-round opponents. Aside
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4:08 PM ET Associated Press CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds‘ first African-American player has died at the age of 94. The team says Charles “Chuck” Harmon died Tuesday, nearly 65 years after he made his debut against the Braves in Milwaukee on April 17, 1954. The team did not provide details. Reds mourn the loss
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4:06 PM ET Alabama is back in front of Clemson — in football coaching salaries. The University of Alabama’s board of trustees on Wednesday approved contracts and salaries for Nick Saban’s coaching staff, including seven new assistants. From the Sweet 16 on, we conclude our college football tournament by crowning one champion in an Alabama-Georgia
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