Month: June 2019

4:41 PM ET Defending champion Angelique Kerber continued her impressive build-up to Wimbledon with a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Australian Samantha Stosur in her opening match at the Eastbourne championships on Tuesday. German left-hander Kerber, twice a runner-up at Eastbourne, was pushed hard by the former US Open champion but broke serve four times on
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4:04 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN WALTHAM, Mass. — Things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for the Boston Celtics. And yet, as the start of free agency approaches this weekend, Marcus Smart remains optimistic about the state of the franchise — even as both Kyrie Irving and Al Horford appear headed elsewhere next month. “I’m
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3:16 PM ET Drew Brees welcomed Zion Williamson to New Orleans with a framed jersey from the quarterback on which he wrote “passing the torch to you!” The New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday tweeted video of Williamson’s reaction to receiving the gift that was waiting for him when he arrived to New Orleans. After arriving
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2:39 PM ET Fast-rising featherweight prospect Shakur Stevenson will take on former world title challenger Franklin Manzanilla when Stevenson makes his hometown professional debut at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on July 13. Manzanilla, announced as Stevenson’s opponent for the 10-round bout on Tuesday, replaces original opponent Hairon Socarras (22-0-3, 13 KOs), who
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9:51 AM ET Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff remains optimistic that French driver Esteban Ocon will secure a seat in Formula One next season, but says Renault team manager Cyril Abiteboul must “restore his gentleman image” if Ocon is to line up for the French manufacturer next season. Mercedes-backed Ocon, who raced for Force India
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10:12 AM BST Leicester Tigers has confirmed plans to sell the club with the decision being made “in the best interest of the club, its players, supporters and shareholders.” The announcement comes after CVC Capital Partners acquired a minority stake in Premiership Rugby Limited which resulted in interests from new investors. “CVC’s investment in Premiership
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9:19 AM ET Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has announced his retirement after 15 seasons in the NHL. The 38-year-old American scored 18 goals with 176 assist. “I’ve been extremely lucky to have the best job in the world for many years, but my body is telling me it is time to move on to
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9:17 AM ET Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey made headlines last year when he criticized several opposing quarterbacks in a published interview. He’s not going down that road again this year though. Asked by ESPN Adam Schefter on his podcast if he wanted to evaluate the quarterbacks he will face in the 2019 season, Ramsey
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