Churchill Downs’ spring meet without spectators will open May 16, with the historic track expected to release a revised schedule of stakes races online this weekend. Last weekend’s scheduled opening was delayed because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, which already has forced the postponement of the Kentucky Oaks and Derby from this weekend to
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that starting the 2020-21 season as late as December is on the table as the league considers all options for finishing this season and beginning the following one. “We have a great deal of flexibility in terms of when we can start,” Bettman said in an interview with NHL Network
Ross Taylor has taken the Sir Richard Hadlee medal as New Zealand’s overall cricketer of the year on the final day of the NZC awards. Tim Southee was named Test player of the year after taking 40 wickets in eight Tests and Kim Cotton, who stood in the T20 World Cup final at the MCG,
NASCAR will return to action at Darlington Raceway on May 17, kicking off a packed two-week schedule announced Thursday. The races themselves will look familiar, but the schedules and routines around those races will not, crafted with the intent of keeping competitors safe from COVID-19. The 400-mile Cup Series event on May 17 will be
University of Iowa president Bruce Harreld anticipates that the school’s football team will resume activities after June 1, he told the state board of regents Thursday. Harreld referred to the Big Ten Conference’s suspension of team activities in all sports during a virtual meeting with the regents. The Big Ten in late March announced a
DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal with goaltender Justus Annunen, the team announced Thursday. The 20-year-old Finnish product was a third-round pick by Colorado in the 2018 draft. He was 15-5-3 with a 1.77 goals-against average this season for Karpat, a team in Finland’s top professional league. The 6-foot-4,
LOS ANGELES — R.D. Hubbard, who bred, owned and raced thoroughbred and quarter horses and was an influential executive in the racing industry, has died. He was 84. Hubbard died Wednesday at home with his wife, Joan Dale. at his side in Palm Desert, about 115 miles east of Los Angeles, according to Shaun Hubbard.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens signed undrafted Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley, who not only is from the same county in South Florida as Lamar Jackson, but holds bragging rights over the NFL MVP. 1 Related Huntley, who grew up in Broward County, like Jackson, beat Baltimore’s starting quarterback to win a district title.
The PGA Tour is putting on hold its qualification criteria for eligibility, meaning that golfers who are exempt this season and fall outside of the top 125 FedEx Cup points earners will not lose their spot in the 2020-21 season. The move was made in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused the PGA
5:25 PM ET Steve KimESPN Negotiations are underway for a potential blockbuster heavyweight title unification fight between champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula, sources told ESPN’s Mark Kriegel. Fury’s advisor, MTK, which is based in Dubai, is negotiating for Fury on behalf of his co-promoters Top
Apr 28, 2020 Tim BontempsESPN Luka Doncic could become the best-ever NBA player from Europe. Trae Young has already become one of the NBA’s most dynamic offensive players. Zion Williamson is the most electrifying rookie since LeBron James. Ja Morant has turned the Memphis Grizzlies into must-see TV. But which rising star would NBA decision-makers
The Little League World Series will not be played this year for the first time since the organization began because of the coronavirus pandemic. Little League International, which announced the move Thursday, also canceled regional tournaments and the championship tournaments in other Little League divisions, including softball, but said the events would return in 2021.
Eugenie Bouchard came out strong over Donna Vekic in their Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Pro round-robin match on Monday, with the Canadian blanking her opponent in the first game before trailing 0-15 in the second. Then she was disconnected. Vekic saw a message on her screen that declared her the winner. She couldn’t believe it.
The French Top 14 rugby league organisers (LNR) and club presidents have reached an agreement to abandon the season, the LNR said on Thursday. French prime minister Edouard Philippe said on Tuesday that the 2019-20 season of sport would not be able to resume, although the government’s measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus
Apr 30, 2020 Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show The British Boxing Board of Control hopes professional boxing will return in the UK in July — but will limit the number of fights
HOUSTON — The Texans will not pick up cornerback Gareon Conley‘s fifth-year option, which would have cost Houston a guaranteed $10.24 million for the 2021 season, a source confirmed to ESPN. In October, the Texans traded a third-round pick to the Raiders for Conley, who is due to make $1.892 million in 2020. Despite not
Former Bengal captain Subimal “Chuni” Goswami died in Kolkata on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 82 and had been suffering from underlying ailments, including sugar, prostate and nerve problems. He is survived by his wife Basanti and son Sudipto. Goswami was among the rare sportsmen who played more than one sport at
For the latest in our #RetroLive series, we rewind to March 1992 once again, this time for the first semi-final of the World Cup that year. Pakistan and New Zealand have both qualified, taking contrasting routes to the knockouts. The winner of this match is going to believe destiny is on their side in the