Month: January 2020

12:34 AM ET NEW ORLEANS — Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer was knocked out of Wednesday’s Allstate Sugar Bowl with a neck injury he sustained on a late hit by Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker. Brewer laid on the ground for several minutes, surrounded by athletic trainers, after he was hit while running toward the sideline
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10:28 PM ET ESPN News Services Don Larsen, who pitched the only perfect game in World Series history, died Wednesday at the age of 90, his representative, Andrew Levy, tweeted Wednesday night. Levy said the former pitcher died of esophageal cancer in Hayden, Idaho. Larsen was a journeyman pitcher, playing for seven teams over a
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7:48 PM ET ORLANDO, Fla. — Alabama just completed its ninth straight 11-win season, the longest streak in college football history. Yet after its 35-16 win over Michigan in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl on Wednesday, Alabama coach Nick Saban said he felt his team needed to make a statement. Maybe that had something to do
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7:01 PM ET ESPN News Services The NHL has fined Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella $20,000 for comments he made ripping the officiating after the team’s overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Sunday. The league announced the fine Wednesday. Additionally, Tortorella was assessed a conditional fine of $25,000 that the league will collect if he
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4:07 PM ET David Stern, the NBA commissioner who oversaw the sport’s biggest stage for three decades, has died, the league announced Wednesday. He was 77. Stern died as a result of the brain hemorrhage he suffered three weeks ago. His wife, Dianne, and their family were with him at his bedside, the NBA said.
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4:39 PM ET DALLAS — The persistence finally paid off for the Minnesota Wild, who were announced as the host of the 2021 NHL Winter Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis against an opponent that’s yet to be determined. The NHL has been holding outdoor games since 2008, but the Wild have only previously appeared
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2:34 PM ET Ohio State All-American cornerback Jeff Okudah declared for the NFL draft on Wednesday. Okudah is ranked as the No. 5 overall player on Mel Kiper’s latest Big Board and is his No. 1 cornerback. In his announcement on Twitter, Okudah wrote, “As I embark on the next part of my journey, I
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11:26 AM ET Valentine’s Day is for love, but this year it will also be for fighting, at least in the case of rising lightweight star Ryan Garcia. Garcia will face former two-time world title challenger Francisco Fonseca in a 12-round bout on Feb. 14 (DAZN) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Golden Boy
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