4:40 PM ET HC Kremenchuk forward Andrei Deniskin is facing disciplinary action from the Ukrainian Hockey League after making a racist gesture toward American-born defenseman Jalen Smereck of HC Donbass, who is Black. In the second period of their game on Sunday, Deniskin shouted at Smereck and then pantomimed unpeeling a banana and eating it.
1:10 PM ET ESPN News Services Oakland Athletics shortstop Elvis Andrus suffered a fractured left fibula when he rounded third base before scoring the winning run Saturday in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros. Andrus was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday. Manager Bob Melvin had
Preliminary results in the German elections show the centre-left social democrats have beaten outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right bloc. SPD won 25.8% to the CDU/CSU’s 24.1%, according to figures from German broadcaster ARD and Reuters. The greens were next with 14.6%, followed by the FDP on 11.5% and right-wing populist party AfD next with 10.4%.
The German social democrats have had a miserable time in recent years, consistently beaten at the polls by Angela Merkel’s election-winning machine, and cast as the party that time forgot. But now, it seems, the SPD is back. Certainly, there was a mood of optimism, even of celebration, at the party’s event I attended in
6:14 PM ET The summer transfer window is closed for the top leagues in Europe! After a summer full of international football, countless clubs waited until the last minute to pull off their transfers. See all the major deals here and check out how we graded the biggest signings. But just because the window is
A scheme to plant 50 million trees in the north of England has been given almost £15m of funding by the government. The Northern Forest will connect five community forests across the north of the country, creating a band of native broadleaf trees such a oaks, and conifers like spruce and pine. Planting will span
Sir Keir Starmer will look to move on from a row over his reforms of the Labour rulebook during the third day of the party’s conference in Brighton. After a bruising battle over his shake-up of the rules for party leadership contests – which saw the Labour leader forced to water down his initial proposals
3:38 PM ET The UFC is finalizing a featherweight matchup between former champion Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez to headline an event on Nov. 13, multiple sources told ESPN. Contracts have not been signed, but the bout is expected to become official shortly. It will serve as the main event of a UFC Fight Night
5:30 AM ET Connor O’Halloran LONDON — Anthony Joshua has promised to fight Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch after he lost his heavyweight world titles by unanimous decision at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday. Joshua lost his WBA, IBF and WBO world title belts as he was clearly outpointed by the still-undefeated Usyk over
1:01 AM ET Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — K.J. Choi shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday for a two-stroke lead over Alex Cejka and Bernhard Langer after two rounds of the PGA Tour Champions PURE Insurance Championship. Choi followed an opening 67 with a bogey-free round that included three birdies on the front nine
The UK is temporarily suspending competition laws for the fuel industry to allow the sharing of information and to target petrol stations running dry around the UK as a result of driver shortages. Earlier, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng met with fuel industry executives in an effort to find a way through the current supply chain
It has not been a great election for Angela Merkel’s own party, the CDU. Its candidate Armin Lashert was castigated in the polls, caught on camera laughing as the country’s president made a speech after the country’s devastating floods. But they had hoped for better, especially after a rally in the polls in the final
A future Labour government would scrap business rates as part of “the biggest overhaul of business taxation in a generation”, shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves is set to announce. In her address to Labour’s conference in Brighton on Monday, Ms Reeves will highlight how high streets are “struggling” due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes to escape rivers of lava cascading from La Palma’s erupting volcano. But 160 of them will now be allowed to return, after local authorities said their houses were no longer in the path of the molten streams moving down the side of the Cumbre Vieja
2:28 PM ET Associated Press Top-seeded Hubert Hurkacz clinched his third title of the year and fourth win in four finals as he beat Pablo Carreno Busta 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the Moselle Open final on Sunday, The 24-year-old Pole did not drop a set in winning the indoor tournament in Metz for the first
McFly’s Tom Fletcher has tested positive for COVID-19, less than 24 hours after kicking off Strictly Come Dancing’s live show. Fletcher, as well as his Strictly dance partner Amy Dowden, tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday afternoon, the BBC said. It said in a statement: “The pair are now self-isolating separately following the latest government