Month: December 2019

6:36 PM ET COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers uncharacteristically did not talk to reporters during locker room cleanout Monday at the team’s facility after a disappointing, 5-11 season. That much was understandable, as Rivers repeatedly answered questions about his future over the past few weeks. Rivers, 38, is in the
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6:27 PM ET Ohio State junior running back J.K. Dobbins will enter the NFL draft, he announced Monday. Dobbins, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, is ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.’s No. 3-ranked draft-eligible running back and the No. 24-ranked overall player according to Scouts Inc. Dobbins rushed for an Ohio State-record
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8:00 PM ET NHL Insiders Roster selections for the 2019-20 NHL season All-Star Game were released on Monday. Not surprisingly, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, David Pastrnak, John Carlson and Jordan Binnington all made the list. But not everyone you’d expect to see on the ice in St. Louis on January 25 was named (and we
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5:51 PM ET There’s a mantra in Las Vegas: “Good teams win, great teams cover.” Well, no NFL team covered the spread more often this past decade than the New England Patriots, ESPN Chalk’s best team to bet of the 2010s. The Patriots covered the spread in a remarkable 60% of their games (108-72-2 ATS)
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2:51 PM ET Chinese promoter Longjoy Sports on Monday surprisingly won the purse bid for the mandatory fight between unified light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev and Meng Fanlong after their promoters were unable to make a deal. Longjoy Sports, which has worked with Fanlong promoter Roc Nation Sports in the past and will co-promote
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1:42 PM ET ASHBURN, Va., — Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith stressed that he still wants to play again, despite an injury more than a year ago that remains career-threatening. He also said he has no interest in a front office role. Smith spent all season on injured reserve while rehabbing the broken fibula and
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1:18 PM ET Associated Press OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Canada bounced back from a big loss to Russia with a 4-1 victory over Germany on Monday at the world junior hockey championship. Nolan Foote, Liam Foudy and Ty Dellandrea had a goal and an assist each for Canada, with Calen Addison also scoring. Yannik Valenti
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8:51 AM ET Associated Press A day after Andy Murray put his Grand Slam comeback on hold, Japan’s Kei Nishikori has become the latest high-profile player to withdraw from next month’s Australian Open, citing a right elbow injury. Tennis Australia issued a statement Monday saying Nishikori had withdrawn from the season-opening major at Melbourne Park
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2:42 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis said there’s a simple solution to keeping the Los Angeles Lakers atop the league standings: lockdown defense. “We just had to find ourselves again,” Davis said after the Lakers’ 108-95 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. “We were able to get back to what we do
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6:03 AM GMT Four-day Test matches are set to become mandatory as part of the World Test Championship from 2023 onwards, with the ICC’s cricket committee likely to formally consider the change in 2020 amid widespread discussions among member boards about how to reduce numerous pressure points in the global cricket calendar for the future.
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