11:34 AM ET ESPN News Services The New Jersey Devils have hired veteran coach Lindy Ruff as coach of one of the NHL’s youngest teams and removed the interim tag off Tom Fitzgerald’s title as general manager. The Devils have scheduled a 1 p.m. ET conference call. Ruff has been an assistant coach with the
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9:54 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger is healthy, his mind is right and he’s ready for whatever baseball’s shortened 60-game season brings. Bellinger is looking to pick up where he left off after a stellar performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2019. The reigning National League MVP batted .305 with
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The police watchdog is to investigate whether officers across England and Wales racially discriminate against ethnic minorities. The review will focus on their use of force and stop and search powers, said Michael Lockwood, director general of the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). He said this would involve independently investigating more cases where racial
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11:04 PM ET Associated Press SPARTA, Ky. — Austin Cindric answered the nagging question of when he’ll finally conquer an oval. In fact, he did it so well at Kentucky Speedway that the issue now is whether an encore is possible. Cindric won the first of two NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Kentucky this week,
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3:01 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — A horse named for Dr. Anthony Fauci won his first race at Keeneland on Thursday. The 2-year-old colt won by 1 length as the heavy favorite against 11 rivals in the $70,000 race. Fauci ran 5 ½ furlongs on turf in 58.65 seconds under jockey Tyler Gaffalione
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1:41 AM BST Former South Africa player Chiliboy Ralepelle has been handed a career-ending eight-year ban for doping, some 18 months after testing positive for a banned substance, South Africa’s Institute for Drug-free Sport said on Wednesday. It is a second drugs ban for the 33-year-old hooker, who served a two-year suspension between 2014 and
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6:18 PM ET Steve KimESPN Shakur Stevenson is vacating the WBO featherweight world title to move up to the junior lightweight division. “We’re moving on up … We’re getting all the belts, and everyone at 130 (pounds) can get it,” Antonio Leonard, who co-promotes Stevenson, told ESPN on Thursday. Stevenson, 23, won the vacant featherweight
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