Month: December 2020

9:30 AM ET Graham HaysESPN.com Close Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999. A knee injury ended Haley Jones’ freshman season at Stanford last January. A pandemic scrambled women’s college basketball soon after and forced her home to nearby Santa Cruz, California, to complete classes
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3:49 PM ET Associated Press The Atlantic Coast Conference says the game between No. 2 Louisville and Virginia scheduled for Sunday has been postponed. The announcement Wednesday comes amid positive COVID-19 tests, quarantining and contact tracing for the host Cavaliers. In addition, the Cardinals’ game against visiting North Carolina has been rescheduled for Tuesday. That
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The MLS will invoke a force majeure clause in its collective bargaining agreement with the union that obligates both sides to negotiate modifications to the deal. “Unfortunately, based on the assessment of public health officials, it is clear that the impact of COVID-19 and the restrictions on attendance at sporting events will continue into the
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3:16 PM ET Arizona‘s men’s basketball program has self-imposed a one-year postseason ban, the school announced Tuesday. The decision comes as a result of the NCAA investigation stemming from the 2017 federal investigation into corruption in college basketball and college basketball recruiting. ESPN and The Athletic reported in October that Arizona had been hit with
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3:12 PM ET The Mercari Texas Bowl between Arkansas and TCU has been canceled, bowl officials said Tuesday. The game, which was scheduled for New Year’s Eve at NRG Stadium in Houston, was canceled because of an increase in positive COVID-19 tests, injuries and other circumstances within TCU’s program. TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati said
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7:30 AM ET If the final score of top-ranked Gonzaga‘s double-digit rout failed to get attention Saturday, the opponent should have. 2 Related The Virginia Cavaliers, a widely recognized college basketball power and still-defending national champion whose brand has been suffocating opposing offenses throughout Tony Bennett’s 12 seasons in Charlottesville, fell by a score of
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Diego Costa and Atletico Madrid have terminated their contract by mutual consent. Costa will be free to join a new club on a free transfer. Diego Simeone said Costa had given “everything” to the club. “He has given us a lot and we have given him a lot,” Simeone told a news conference on Tuesday.
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1:09 PM ET Florida starting wide receivers Kadarius Toney and Trevon Grimes will skip Wednesday’s Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic to begin preparation for the 2021 NFL draft, they each announced Monday. Six-foot, 193-pound Toney is the Gators’ top receiver, leading the team in catches (70) and receiving yards (984) and leading the wide receivers in
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