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12:38 PM ET Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Lindy Ruff completed his New Jersey Devils staff, hiring Chris Taylor as an assistant coach and Dave Rogalski as the goaltending coach. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the moves Friday. Ruff previously retained Alain Nasreddine and hired Mark Recchi. Taylor started his professional coaching career with Rochester
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2:58 PM ET Associated Press NEW YOIRK — Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was picked as Player of the Year in annual Players Choice award voting by the Major League Baseball Players Association. Cruz hit .303 with 16 homers
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12:50 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Picking the car number for Michael Jordan’s new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan named his team 23XI Racing — pronounced twenty-three eleven — in honor of both his retired
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8:45 AM ET Zinedine Zidane has backed his Real Madrid team to deliver in El Clasico on Saturday and said he’s “with the players to the death” amid mounting speculation about his future at the club. Zidane, who won the Champions League in three successive seasons with Madrid between 2016 and 2018 as well as
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2:38 PM BST England’s match against the Barbarians on Sunday has been called off after the Barbarians were forced to remove 12 players from their squad on Thursday for breaching their coronavirus code of conduct. England were set to face the invitational side as a warm up to their Six Nations finale against Italy on
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3:20 PM ET Steve KimESPN After defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday night to become boxing’s undisputed lightweight champion, Teofimo Lopez has options for his next bout. But despite no rematch clause, a second battle against Lomachenko isn’t out of the realm of possibility, Top Rank’s Bob Arum said Monday. “If you do a rematch, you
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11:29 AM ET Associated Press COLOGNE, Germany — Alexander Zverev ended his 17-month wait for a title by drawing on the pain of his US Open final defeat to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-3 and win the Cologne Indoors on Sunday. Zverev has had a breakthrough year in Grand Slam tournaments with his first semifinal
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5:18 PM ET Five weeks after the LA Clippers suffered an embarrassing playoff collapse, Tyronn Lue addressed the team’s chemistry and leadership issues on his first official day as the franchise’s new head coach. Lue, who won a championship and went 128-83 in less than three full seasons as head coach in Cleveland, will try
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5:56 PM ET Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils added experience to their defense, signing Russian Dmitry Kulikov to a one-year, $1.15 million contract. Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the deal Thursday. “Kulikov is an experienced, physical left shot defenseman who skates well,” Fitzgerald said. “His ability to play both the
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10:15 AM ET ESPN News Services The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with utility player Josh Harrison on a one-year, $1 million contract, the team announced Thursday. Harrison spent the 2020 season with the Nationals after signing with them in July, less than a week after he was released by the Philadelphia Phillies. The
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2:58 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure pleaded no contest this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and was sentenced to probation, according to a Virginia prosecutor, in a court hearing that was long delayed by McClure’s state lawmaker attorney. The Associated Press had previously reported that McClure’s
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4:54 PM ET Associated Press ELMONT, N.Y. — A backstretch worker at Belmont Park caused the death of a $200,000 racehorse by releasing the filly onto blacktop, where she fell and broke her leg, prosecutors said Thursday. The worker released the horse in retaliation for being fired. Ramzan Antooa, 38, released the 2-year-old filly named
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