7:08 PM ET National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts expressed outrage over the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday and how it reflected on racial double standards in America. Roberts told ESPN that her contact with multiple NBA players throughout the afternoon kept returning to the contrast between the
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10:45 AM ET David Beckham has held talks with former Manchester United teammate Phil Neville to discuss the coaching position at Inter Miami, sources have told ESPN. Neville, a co-owner of EFL League Two club Salford City alongside Miami part-owner Beckham, is due to leave his post as head coach of the England Women’s team
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10:02 PM ET Associated Press Tommy John has been battling COVID-19 for at least three weeks, but the former pitching great disputes reports that he is a coronavirus denier. “I’m not a denier. I’ve had it, baby,” John said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday. The 77-year-old John remains hospitalized near
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7:34 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Luke Kunin to a two-year, $4.6 million contract, general manager David Poile said Wednesday. The Predators acquired Kunin, 23, on Oct. 7 in a trade with Minnesota. Kunin just finished his third professional season, and he played 63 games for the
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3:21 PM ET Associated Press Oaklawn Park in Arkansas plans to allow limited fans during its winter-spring horse racing meet that runs Jan. 22-May 1. Grandstand general admission won’t be allowed initially. Entry to the grandstand will be for guests with a racing credential or a reservation for that day’s races. Current season box seat-holders
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1:12 PM ET Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian did their best to keep the focus off their own career-defining moments as they prepare for Monday’s matchup with Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship. Smith on Wednesday chose not to revel in becoming the first wide receiver to
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12:02 PM ET ESPN News Services Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons is expected to miss the regular season after undergoing surgery for a hamstring injury, the team announced Wednesday. Girgensons suffered the injury during a scrimmage Monday. The Sabres said he is expected to miss about six months, which would keep him out well into
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1:12 PM ET British golfers Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell have backed calls for the resumption of recreational golf in England after courses were temporarily closed. Under the new lockdown restrictions announced by Boris Johnson earlier this week, recreational golf courses have been forced to close. Westwood and McDowell have both promoted an online petition
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11:09 AM ET Mike Whan, who took over the LPGA Tour during a tumultuous time in its his history more than 10 years ago, announced Wednesday that he will step down as commissioner sometime in 2021. Whan, 55, notified the LPGA board of directors that he will transition out of the role this year, with
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