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Dana White absolves Nurmagomedov: ‘Khabib didn’t fly back to Russia; he got flown back to Russia’

UFC President Dana White has been hit from all angles as he tried to keep the UFC 249 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson intact.At the end of the day, though he has been able to keep UFC 249 on the schedule for April 18, it just wasn’t possible to keep Khabib vs. Ferguson at the top of the bill. He has instead had to shift gears and pit Ferguson against fellow contender Justin Gaethje for an interim championship. Meanwhile, Nurmagomedov is parked in Russia, taking flack fro...
Tags: News, Russia, Sports, United States, Dubai, Ferguson, Ufc, Espn, Abu Dhabi, White, Tony, Javier, Dana White, Joe Rogan, Abu Dhabi Dubai, Tony Ferguson

UCLA’s Chris Smith reportedly declares for NBA draft

ESPN’s Jonathan Givony reports junior guard UCLA Chris Smith is entering the NBA draft. Givony reports Smith told ESPN of his decision Tuesday morning. “I’m 100% committed to the process and am excited to see what the future holds,” Smith told ESPN. Smith, who would have been the Bruins’ only senior next year, is coming off his best collegiate season after earning the Pac-12 Most Improved and All Pac-12 First-Team honors. The Chicago native led the Bruins to a second-place finish in the Pac-12 r...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Espn, Smith, Ucla, Chris Smith, Bruins, Jonathan Givony, Givony, ESPN Smith

Baseball could be back next month — but not at Target Field

You might, dear baseball fan, have a mental and sensory image of what the sport will look and feel like when it is deemed safe for play to resume: Crowd sounds; ballpark food scents; smiling fans on a sunny day decked out in all manners of Twins jerseys at Target Field. But the actual near-term return to the resumption of MLB games could look completely different, as outlined in a wide-ranging report from ESPN's Jeff Passan: Teams sequestered in Arizona playing neutral site games primarily at sp...
Tags: Arizona, Mlb, Espn, Twins, Metrodome, Target Field, Jeff Passan

40 advertising execs who manage $90 billion in spending describe how they're shifting their 2020 budgets in a new report. Here are 4 key takeaways for the TV industry.

Analysts at the Wall Street research firm UBS surveyed 40 ad executives about how they're shifting the more than $90 billion they collectively manage in ad spending, in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  We break down the four key takeaways for the TV industry from UBS' 37-page report that was published on April 6. Most advertisers say the pandemic has already impacted ad spending, and the majority expect to shrink their budgets for the rest of the year because of it.  While TV advertising is...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Wall Street, China, Disney, Digital, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Ubs, Roku, Espn, Ken Burns, Disneyland

Report: Nebraska expels two former football players after sexual misconduct violations

Nebraska expelled redshirt freshmen football players Katerian LeGrone and Andre Hunt after sexual misconduct violations, according to ESPN         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nebraska, Espn, Usa Today, Andre Hunt, Katerian LeGrone

COVID-19: Golf sets out tentative "new" schedule as The Open is cancelled

Shane Lowry wins the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush Professional golf remains at the mercy of the coronavirus but while The Open has been cancelled, the game’s leading organisations hope to stage almost all of golf’s major events in the latter half of 2020.“This is a difficult and challenging time for everyone coping with the effects of this pandemic,...
Tags: UK, Cdc, America, San Francisco, Sport, Morocco, Pga, Ryder Cup, PGA of America, Golf, Henrik Stenson, Pga Tour, European Tour, Wisconsin, Ncaa, Espn

Live, From a Connecticut Backyard, It’s … a Sport!

For a platform tennis championship, the players socially distanced by wearing gloves and not touching the same tennis balls. There was a trophy, but the winner didn’t take it home. But this was live sports, and ESPN streamed it.
Tags: Television, News, Tennis, Connecticut, Espn, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Platform Tennis

Full UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje fight card unveiled

UFC 249 may not be moving forward fully as planned, but UFC President Dana White has thus far followed through on his promise to put together a fight card which he intends to have take place on April 18.Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov had been slated to defend against Tony Ferguson in Brooklyn, N.Y., but COVID-19 concerns nixed that location. The pandemic restrictions also forced Nurmagomedov off of the fight card.White didn't give up on the event, however, eventually finding a loc...
Tags: News, Sports, Brooklyn, United States, Ferguson, Ufc, Espn, West Coast, White, Dana White, Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Nurmagomedov, Jessica Andrade, Justin Gaethje, Gaethje

Former Fox executive from L.A. named in indictment alleging bribery for soccer broadcast rights

NEW YORK — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. An indictment unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn says Nicolás Leoz, then president of the South American governing body CONMEBOL, and former Brazil federation president Ricardo Te...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Russia, Sports, Los Angeles, Qatar, Sport, Fbi, Fox, Soccer, Brooklyn, Fifa, World Cup, Brazil, South America

New Sling TV subscribers can receive a free 7-day trial for live TV streaming — here's how to sign up

  Sling TV is one of the most affordable live TV streaming services on the market with two straightforward plans and one combo package. As part of a limited-time promotion, Sling is currently offering a free seven-day trial. For new subscribers, Sling Orange and Sling Blue cost $20 each for your first month and then go up to $30 a month afterward. You can also combine the two plans for an introductory rate of $35 and then $45 a month afterward. If you prepay for two or more months of serv...
Tags: Nbc, Trends, Netflix, Espn, Orange, Amazon Fire TV, Blue, Sling TV, Disney Channel, Apple TV Amazon, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, Orange or Blue, AirTV Mini and Amazon Fire TV Stick

UFC 249 still on, with Justin Gaethje to fight Tony Ferguson at undetermined venue

The UFC says Tony Ferguson will fight Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title in the main event of UFC 249 on April 18. The mixed martial arts promotion announced the main event matchup Monday. Gaethje replaces lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is apparently unable to leave Russia during the coronavirus pandemic. Although UFC President Dana White still hasn’t even announced a venue for UFC 249, he remains determined to hold a pay-per-view show this month. Most U.S. states have ...
Tags: California, Russia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Brazil, Ferguson, Ufc, Espn, West Coast, MMA, White, Bellator, Dana White, Dagestan

Report: ESPN leaning toward new in-house 'Monday Night Football' booth, still pursuing Drew Brees

ESPN reportedly has a stop-gap booth in mind as it pursues Drew Brees.
Tags: News, Sports, Drew Brees, Espn

NFL draft goes virtual, with team decision-makers to work from home

The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings. RELATED: NFL draft prep turns into home game for Rams scouts, execs “We have reviewed this matter in the past few days with both the competition committee and CEC (a group of league executives),” Goodell...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Espn, Las Vegas, Roger Goodell, NFL Network, Goodell, Costa Mesa, Rams, CEC, Andrew Whitworth, Anthony Lynn, Tom Dempsey

Purple & Bold: The NBA’s return is as cloudy as ever

Editor’s note: This is the March 30 edition of the Purple and Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. It’s now been almost a month since an NBA game was played, and I can tell you two things with a certain degree of confidence: 1) With a nation hungry for sports and a great deal of money on the line, the league and its teams are dispensing a lot of work to figure out a plan to resume the season. 2) As of now, with the nation under quarantine that has no def...
Tags: California, Washington Post, China, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Nba, Ohio, Espn, Las Vegas, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Donald Trump, Hall of Fame, CBA

Quibi launches its mobile streaming service in the middle of the quarantine era

Quibi, the much-hyped mobile app promising to deliver “quick bites” of video entertainment, is finally here. The company has been in the headlines for more than two years, thanks to the involvement of founder Jeffrey Katzenberg (who previously co-founded DreamWorks Animation) and CEO Meg Whitman (previously the CEO of eBay and Hewlett Packard Enterprise). Plus, it’s raised a whopping $1.75 billion to fund a star-studded content slate from filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Len...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Post, New York, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Ebay, Tech, Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Espn, Liam Hemsworth, Chrissy Teigen

Taylor Twellman interview: The Heart Of The Game Podcast

The Heart of The Game is a brand-new weekly podcast featuring interviews with the studio talent, commentators, players and coaches that bring us the beautiful game. Hosted by Nate Abaurrea, the latest episode features an interview with co-commentator Taylor Twellman. During the interview, Ian discusses: • How he got his start as a co-commentator for ESPN, • His opinion about the state of the US Soccer Federation, • Why there haven’t been any changes in US Soccer, • His memories of the ‘What are...
Tags: Google, US, Sport, Soccer, Espn, Ian, Taylor Twellman, US Soccer Federation, Nate Abaurrea

French point guard Theo Maledon declares for NBA draft

French point guard Theo Maledon has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft: French point guard Theo Maledon, the 15 prospect in the ESPN 100, has submitted paperwork to the league office to make himself eligible for the 2020 NBA draft, he told ESPN. -- Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 5, 2020 The six-foot-five Maledon is
Tags: News, Sports, Nba, Espn, Jonathan Givony, Theo Maledon, Maledon

Patriots sniff around FIU QB James Morgan

Despite the availability of an unprecedented number of veteran quarterbacks, the Patriots most likely won't be replacing Tom Brady with an established signal-caller. They instead seem to be far more inclined to consider adding a rookie. Mike Reiss of reports that the Patriots have had a videoconference meeting with Florida International quarterback James Morgan. [more]
Tags: News, Sports, Tom Brady, Espn, FIU, James Morgan, Florida International, Mike Reiss

Report: Trump Tells Sports Execs He Expects NFL Season To Start As Planned

President Donald Trump told major sports league commissioners that he’s expecting the NFL’s season to start, as planned, in September despite the current coronavirus outbreak. According to ESPN, he added that he hopes fans will be able to come back to stadiums by August. Trump reportedly also suggested to the commissioners that they gang up to lobby for tax credits including deducting concessions and tickets from taxes. The call included commissioners from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Major League...
Tags: News, NFL, Espn, Donald Trump, Kate Riga, COVID-19, August Trump, NFL NBA MLB NHL Major League

Trump Tells Sports Execs He Expects NFL Season To Start As Planned

President Donald Trump told major sports league commissioners that he’s expecting the NFL’s season to start, as planned, in September despite the current coronavirus outbreak. First reported by ESPN and later confirmed by the President, he added that he hopes fans will be able to come back to stadiums by August. Trump reportedly also suggested to the commissioners that they gang up to lobby for tax credits including deducting concessions and tickets from taxes. The call included commissioners...
Tags: News, NFL, Espn, Donald Trump, Trump, Kate Riga, COVID-19, August Trump, NFL NBA MLB NHL Major League

You Have To Think The NHL Is Thinking The Same Thing As The NBA

from Zach Braziller of the New York Post, Hope of resuming the NBA season is fading as even a shortened postseason may not be possible due to the coronavirus. “It is clear that the NBA is angling to set up a deal that enables them to shut the season down,” ESPN insider Brian Windhorst said Friday on “SportsCenter.” “They don’t have to do that yet. The way they’re negotiating, they’re leaving an option either way. But they’re not having talks about how to restart the league. They’r...
Tags: Sport, Nba, Espn, Las Vegas, NHL, UNLV, Brian Windhorst, Chinese Basketball Association, Zach Braziller, New York Post Hope

What is the status of UFC 249 after Dana White attends President Trump’s call with sports leagues?

U.S. President Donald Trump held a conference call with the heads of all the major sports leagues across the country on Saturday, including UFC president Dana White. "We have to open our country again." – President TrumpThough everyone in the mixed martial arts world was wondering if the call would mean the final nail in the coffin for UFC 249, as of late Saturday afternoon, there was no clear answer.“The President recognized the good work being done by many teams and players to care for their ...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Sports, NFL, Ufc, Espn, Roger Goodell, NHL, Donald Trump, Nascar, White, Trump, Adam Silver, Gary Bettman, Rob Manfred

NHL Rumors: Flames, Jets, Sharks, Rangers, Donald Trump, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Calgary Flames have said they won’t be looking at signing any deals on players during the NHL pause. The Winnipeg Jets could get a valuable player back if the season resumes and the San Jose Sharks seem to be leaning one direction with their coach. Are the New York Rangers still working on a Lias Andersson trade? Finally, could Donald Trump get involved in the NHL’s decision to pause the season? Flames Are Making Decisions on Contracts Right Now This pa...
Tags: New York Post, Cdc, Sport, United States, Gm, Rangers, Ufc, Espn, Hockey, NHL, Donald Trump, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Calgary, White

Bruins’ Bergeron a Lock for Hockey Hall of Fame

One of the best defensive forwards of his era, there is little doubt that Boston Bruins center and alternate captain Patrice Bergeron will be, or certainly should be, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame when he chooses to hang up the skates. But, his Hall-of-Fame resume goes far beyond back-checks and big goals. In 1,089 games played to date in the National Hockey League, all with the Bruins, Bergeron has put up 869 points, including 352 goals and 517 assists. Of those goals, 67 have been o...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Espn, Hockey, NHL, Quebec, Hall of Fame, National Hockey League, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Massachusetts, Milan Lucic

Antonio Brown reportedly charged in alleged assault of driver

A Broward County (Fla.) court document obtained by ESPN revealed that Brown is charged with felony burglary conveyance, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor criminal mischief charges. Brown allegedly was involved in a dispute with a moving-truck driver outside his Hollywood, Fla., home on Jan. 21. The driver was attempting to deliver Brown's household items from California, per the criminal complaint.
Tags: News, California, Sports, Espn, Antonio Brown, Brown, Hollywood Fla, Broward County Fla

Stephen A. Smith feels that Scottie Pippen was more vital to MJ than Phil Jackson

On Thursday's episode of 'First Take,' ESPN analysts Max Kellerman, Jay Williams, and Stephen A. Smith debated who was more important to Michael Jordan between Hall of Famers Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson.
Tags: News, Sports, Michael Jordan, Espn, Stephen A Smith, Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen, Max Kellerman Jay Williams

Alexander: No Final Four, but lots of college basketball activity

We’ve always tried to envision what the NCAA’s transfer portal would look like if it were a real physical structure, rather than an abstract concept. These days, whatever we’d envision would probably need 6-foot social distancing markers. And it would have to be a very big building. We do not have a Final Four this weekend, obviously, but the portal could be considered the next best thing. Player movement is keeping the NFL in the headlines these days, and it’s also the only real action taking p...
Tags: Hbo, Texas, Stanford, Sports, LSU, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Fairfield, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, Washington State, Santa Clara, Skype, Facetime

Sierra Canyon’s Ziaire Williams highlights 2020 Daily News All-Area boys basketball team

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The 2020 Daily News All-Area boys basketball team. PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ziaire Williams, Sierra Canyon, Sr. The postseason has a way of impacting a young athlete’s career. A big shot can solidify a player’s superstardom or it can bring a budding star to the limelight. Sierra Canyon McDonald’s All-American Ziaire Williams needs no introduction. For years, Williams has been touted as one of the best high schoo...
Tags: California, Sports, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Espn, High School Sports, Pepperdine University, University of Kentucky, McDonald, Santa Clarita, Bailey, Pasadena California, Wolverines, Loyola

Sacramento Kings’ Harrison Barnes To Play Atlanta Hawks’ Trey Young In First-Ever NBA 2K Players’ Tournament

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes is going head-to-head Friday evening with Atlanta Hawks point guard Trey Young in the first-ever NBA 2K Players’ Tournament on ESPN and ESPN 2. The single-elimination tournament features 16 current NBA players including Barnes, Young, Kevin Durant, Hassan Whiteside, Donovan Mitchell, Devin Booker, Andre Drummond, Zach LaVine, Montrezl Harrell, Domantas Sabonis, DeMarcus Cousins, Deandre Ayton, Michael Porter Jr., Rui Hachimura, Derric...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Basketball, Nba, Espn, Atlanta Hawks, Harrison Barnes, Kevin Durant, Barnes, Patrick Beverly, Derrick Jones Jr, Trey Young, Harrison Barnes To Play Atlanta Hawks

NBA returns in virtual form as Kevin Durant headlines video game tournament

The NBA announced a players-only video game tournament to air on ESPN, with players like Kevin Durant and Donvoan Mitchell squaring off in a NBA 2K20 battle. The winner will donate $100,000 to coronavirus relief efforts.
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