Month: April 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rod Brind’Amour considers himself lucky to have two goalies he trusts. It looks like he is turning to the second one. The first legitimate goalie dilemma of the playoffs belongs to the Carolina Hurricanes, now that starter Petr Mrazek is dealing with a lower-body injury that has him day-to-day. With Mrazek unlikely
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump welcomed NASCAR champion Joey Logano — and his race car — to the White House. Trump celebrated the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series champion Tuesday on the South Lawn, along with team owner Roger Penske. With Logano’s car parked nearby, Trump praised the driver and called it “one beautiful car.” Trump
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Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald, who caused a buzz in the MMA community with postfight comments last Saturday, reiterated in a press release his intention to continue fighting. He will face on Neiman Gracie in the semifinals of Bellator’s Welterweight World Grand Prix on June 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. “To
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Now that spring football is over, it’s a good time to reassess the Top 25 teams for the coming college football season. Which teams have moved up and which ones still have work to do? We had a panel of 14 experts provide their own lists, then we tallied up the results. Voters: Andrea Adelson,
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OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant doesn’t think Houston Rockets guard James Harden is “cheating” the game by playing the way he does. “I wouldn’t say that he has an advantage,” Durant said after the morning shootaround before Game 2 on Tuesday night. “I think everybody, once they get into the
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2:27 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN When highly touted Harvard defenseman Adam Fox refused to sign a contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, who had traded for his rights, there was widespread speculation that the New York Rangers were his desired NHL destination. The speculation was accurate: The Hurricanes traded Fox to the Rangers on Tuesday in
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2:24 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Once Gregg Popovich formally commits to return for his 24th season as San Antonio Spurs coach, he’s expected to sign a three-year contract that will keep him as the highest-paid coach in the NBA, league sources told ESPN. A Popovich contract extension has been a foregone conclusion for months, but
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DALLAS — A former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking a Dallas jogger to death with a machete in 2015 has been convicted of murder. A Dallas County jury swiftly returned a guilty verdict Tuesday in Thomas Johnson’s trial in the killing of David Stevens after the former wide receiver’s legal defense declined to
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Running back Jamaal Charles is set to announce his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons and sign a one-day contract with the Kansas City Chiefs to retire with the franchise, 610 Sports Radio reported Tuesday. YPC Jamaal Charles 5.4 Jim Brown 5.2 Barry Sanders 5.0 >> Miniumum 1,000 attempts Charles, 32, played nine seasons
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Austin Wayne Self has been reinstated by NASCAR following a violation of the substance abuse policy. The Truck Series driver completed a mandatory recovery program before he was approved Tuesday to race again. Self can compete as early as Friday at Dover International Speedway. NASCAR also on Tuesday penalized the teams of
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Omaha Beach is the 4-1 early favorite for the Kentucky Derby after drawing the No. 12 post position on Tuesday. Bob Baffert-trained Game Winner is the 5-1 second choice from the No. 16 post in the 20-horse field for Saturday’s first leg of the Triple Crown. Game Winner will start inside stablemate
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BALTIMORE — Gino Marchetti, a Hall of Fame defensive end who helped the Baltimore Colts win consecutive NFL championships in the late 1950s, has died. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Marchetti was 93. He died Monday at Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pennsylvania, hospital spokeswoman Mary Kate Coghlan said. Marchetti was named to the
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