Month: September 2020

1:13 PM ET Clemson coach Dabo Swinney reiterated comments in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and his own players’ push toward social justice reforms Tuesday, but he noted that he was uncomfortable with messages displayed on uniforms and with the politicization of the efforts. Swinney again said Tuesday that “Black lives more than
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8:00 AM ET Welcome to our third Heisman Watch of the 2020 college football season. Two SEC QBs make their debuts this week. Throughout the season, ESPN.com writers will vote on their top Heisman candidates. We are not including players whose fall seasons were postponed or who opted out. To get the final rankings, we
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4:52 PM ET South Alabama has postponed Saturday’s scheduled home game against Troy after pausing its football workouts because of COVID-19 issues. South Alabama, which also paused football activities in July to do an additional round of COVID-19 testing, said the latest pause will be temporary. Both teams and the Sun Belt are working on
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Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for COVID-19. “Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines,” Liverpool said in a statement. “The club has, and will continue to follow, all protocols relating to COVID-19 and Thiago will remain in self-isolation for the required period of time.” Thiago moved
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6:19 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Marcelino Ball provided a physical presence in Indiana’s secondary from the moment he stepped on the field in 2016. Now coach Tom Allen is looking for a replacement. Allen announced Monday that the fifth-year senior tore an anterior cruciate ligament during workouts last week and will miss the
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8:00 AM ET Montana Grizzlies men’s basketball coach Travis DeCuire stayed close to his phone last week. The Grizzlies’ seventh-year coach was busy trying to salvage his Division I program’s nonconference schedule one week after the NCAA approved a Nov. 25 start date that was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. In most years, the
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Manchester United continue to pursue a transfer for Jadon Sancho as the closing of the window is one week away. Borussia Dortmund have maintained Sancho is not for sale and will stay with the club at least one more year. United have an agreement in principle with Sancho’s representatives over wages and agent fees. Dortmund
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David Wagner was sacked by Schalke two matches into the Bundesliga season. Schalke lost 8-0 in their opening match against Bayern Munich, and lost 3-1 to Werder Bremen over this weekend. Schalke have not won in 18 Bundesliga matches. “We had all hoped that we could improve on the pitch together with David Wagner. Unfortunately,
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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
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Ruben Dias is close to signing with Manchester City, according to ESPN. Nicolas Otamendi could join Benfica as part of the deal. Jules Kounde, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Jose Gimenez have also been considered for the centerback role.  The 23-year-old Dias is set to arrive in Manchester this week to negotiate a deal. 
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12:16 PM ET ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit said he came in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus and will call Saturday night’s Florida State-Miami game from his home in Nashville as a precautionary measure. Herbstreit detailed his condition in a video posted via Twitter, saying he tested negative twice in
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12:31 PM ET In a surprising preseason development, Louisville and Kentucky don’t agree on something. Kentucky coach John Calipari released a statement on Friday signaling that he will not budge on playing the Louisville-Kentucky rivalry game at Louisville during the 2020-21 season after Louisville coach Chris Mack recently said he’d prefer a neutral site and
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