Month: May 2021

11:36 AM ET The 2020-21 Premier League season was unlike any other. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing the 2019-20 season to conclude in late July, teams had a little over six weeks to reboot, reset and regroup. From there, the grueling calendar took hold, with a compressed league schedule and cup competitions squeezed around international
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10:36 AM ET Adriana Garcia Brazil, winners in 2019, will host the 2021 Copa America. LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images CONMEBOL named Brazil as the host nation of the 47th Copa America on Monday. The decision was made less than 24 hours after South America’s football governing body announced Argentina would no longer stage the event that is
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3:28 PM ET Kevin De Bruyne should be ready for the Euro, according to Belgium coach Roberto Martinez. Getty Kevin De Bruyne does not require surgery after fracturing his nose and eye socket and will join the Belgium squad next week ahead of the European Championship, coach Roberto Martinez said on Monday. The 29-year-old De Bruyne
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10:03 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Sergio Aguero will join Barcelona on a free transfer from Manchester City when his contract expires next month, the Spanish club announced Monday. Aguero, 32, has agreed to a two-year deal with a €100 million buyout clause after announcing earlier this season that he would end his 10-year
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12:49 PM ET Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to be axed from England‘s final squad for Euro 2020, sources have told ESPN. Gareth Southgate will trim his initial 33-man group to 26 players on Tuesday after making final fitness checks on those involved in Saturday’s Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City. – Euro 2020
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1:04 PM ET ESPN News Services Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri‘s eight-game suspension was upheld Monday by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman heard Kadri’s appeal of the suspension last Thursday. Kadri has the right under the collective bargaining agreement to now appeal to a neutral arbitrator if he chooses but would remain suspended during the
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News van der Dussen and Shamsi win men’s ODI player of the year and men’s T20I player of the year awards Quicks Anrich Nortje and Shabnim Ismail were named South Africa’s men’s and women’s cricketer of the year respectively at CSA’s annual awards ceremony, which was held virtually on Sunday. Nortje became the 12th player
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1:30 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — Braves star Marcell Ozuna was granted a $20,000 bond Monday on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery against his wife. Ozuna was jailed Saturday after police officers in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs said they witnessed him attacking his wife, Genesis, while responding to a
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6:00 AM ET ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Turns out, Mike Shanahan was right. The former Denver Broncos coach once stood on a patio behind the team’s suburban practice complex and grumpily lamented another question about another player the Broncos were said to have been interested in and whom Shanahan actually had no interest in. “Everybody says
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10:27 PM ET A fan at TD Garden for Game 4 of the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics first-round series appeared to throw a water bottle at the head of Nets guard Kyrie Irving. The bottle missed Irving, who was walking toward the tunnel following the Nets’ 141-126 win on Sunday night. “You’re seeing a
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10:57 AM ET ESPN News Services Roger Federer has made a winning return to Grand Slam tennis after 16 months away. Federer’s first match at a major tournament since the 2020 Australian Open ended with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 victory over qualifier Denis Istomin on Monday at the French Open. Federer produced more than twice
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Lewandowski’s Bayern stint Robert Lewandowski is arguably the best natural centre-forward in world football. Harry Kane is perhaps the closest challenger to the Polish international, but the 32-year-old is clear when it comes to simply finding the net. Even across the current campaign, during which he has missed some big games through injury, Lewandowski has
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