Sports

7:42 PM ET Virginia Tech is without its starting quarterback, defensive coordinator and more than two dozen others for Saturday’s home game against NC State as a result of positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing, among other reasons, the school announced. Starting quarterback Hendon Hooker will not play despite being on the field for warm-ups
0 Comments
6:38 PM ET ESPN News Services San Diego pitcher Mike Clevinger got a cortisone shot for his ailing right elbow Friday and the Padres are hopeful he’ll be OK for the playoffs. And after Friday night’s second game of a doubleheader split with the Giants in San Francisco, the team now has questions about the
0 Comments
6:10 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Lionel Messi has launched another scathing attack against Barcelona‘s board, accusing them of disrespecting Luis Suarez and effectively kicking him out of the club. Suarez, 33, had said he wanted to stay at Barca this season, even if it meant taking on a backup role, but eventually agreed
0 Comments
11:13 AM ET Miguel Berchelt’s mandatory defense of his WBC junior lightweight title against Oscar Valdez is being targeted for Dec. 12, multiple sources close to both teams told ESPN on Thursday. The fight will air on ESPN. Originally planned for Nov. 7, the Berchelt-Valdez date was moved due to Top Rank’s intention of staging
0 Comments
5:49 PM ET Mark Calcavecchia played golf Thursday, which seems simple enough, as he is a professional golfer. But this was different. Much different. It was the first time he teed it up since testing positive three weeks ago for COVID-19. The PGA Tour Champions player decided he felt well enough to venture out to
0 Comments
4:44 PM ET Former New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps has agreed to join the Utah Jazz as an assistant coach, reuniting with head coach Quin Snyder, sources tell ESPN. Demps — New Orleans’ GM for nine years, ending in 2019 — is making a dramatic career change after two decades as a front-office
0 Comments
3:55 PM ET Thom Brennaman has resigned as a Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, he told WCPO on Friday, one month after he used an anti-gay slur on the air. “My family and I have decided that I am going to step away from my role as the television voice of the Cincinnati Reds,” Brennaman said in
0 Comments
11:37 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Austin Hill, the regular-season Truck Series champion, rebounded from a poor opening race of the playoffs with a victory Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Hill had dropped from first in the standings — where he’d been ranked since the second race of the season —
0 Comments
6:09 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Jockeys riding in the Preakness and other races at Pimlico next weekend must undergo a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their first mount. The Maryland Jockey Club announced protocols Friday for jockeys competing Oct. 1-3 at the Baltimore track. Riders from out of town will have to
0 Comments