Brown University has named former Princeton assistant coach Melanie Ruzzi as their new women’s head hockey coach. Ruzzi, a native of Burnsville, Minnesota, played four seasons of college hockey at Providence College from 1999-2003 before embarking on a coaching career. After two years as an assistant at D-3 Amherst College, Ruzzi served as an assistant
Manchester City are considering a two-year offer to Sergio Ramos. Ramos’ contract at the Bernabeu expires on June 30 and his priority is still to renew with Madrid, but he will move on if an agreement with president Florentino Perez cannot be reached. City could also structure the deal to allow Ramos to a play
Zinedine Zidane criticized Real Madrid and Florentino Perez in an open letter days after stepping down as manager. “I’m leaving, but I’m not abandoning ship and I’m not tired of coaching,” Zidane said. “In May 2018 I left because after two-and-a-half years, with so many victories and so many trophies, I felt that the team
Barcelona have agreed to a two-year deal with Sergio Aguero on a free transfer. Aguero spent 10 seasons with Manchester City. Barcelona have been searching for a new No. 9 since letting Luis Suarez leave for Atletico Madrid last year. Barcelona could also add another attacker and have been linked to Memphis Depay.
Tuesday marks the beginning of USA Hockey’s week-long camp in Blaine, Minnesota that will serve as the basis for selecting the group of players that will centralize with the USA women’s national team in preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The camp will take place June 1-6, featuring 40 of the top women’s hockey players
6:27 AM ET When Mark Deal, a former Indiana football assistant who oversees the program’s alumni relations, needed former players to help with youth clinics, he always called Chris Beaty. A walk-on defensive lineman at Indiana from 2000 to 2003, Beaty always provided the same response: “I’m there, Coach.” Beaty didn’t play much at Indiana,
CONMEBOL pulled this summer’s Copa America from Argentina due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in the country. Colombia was previously dropped as a co-host because of protests against President Ivan Duque. The tournament is scheduled for June 13 through July 10. CONMEBOL added that a new host would be announced “soon.”
Kevin De Bruyne suffered a fractured nose and an orbital fracture to his eye socket during the Champions League Final. De Bruyne, who collided with Antonio Rudiger in the match, is questionable for the European Championship. De Bruyne could return for Belgium wearing a protective mask. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez criticized Rudiger for the challenge.
Thomas Tuchel said he was close to extending his contract after Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League Final. “I am not even 100% sure maybe I have already a new contract now,” Tuchel said. “My manager said something about it. Let’s check this first. I spoke to the owner right now on
Pep Guardiola said that Manchester City struggled with long balls and second balls during their 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the Champions League Final. “It was a tight game and we had some chances, but against the defensive structure of Chelsea it is not easy,” Guardiola said after the match. “We struggled with long balls
3:55 PM ET Former All-Sun Belt wide receiver Kaylon Geiger announced on Saturday that he will transfer from Troy to Texas Tech. The move allows Geiger to be closer to his home of Fort Worth, Texas. Geiger, a senior, caught 64 passes in 11 games last season. In 2019, Geiger was voted Sun Belt Newcomer
Brentford earned a promotion to the Premier League for the first time in club history following their 2-0 win over Swansea City. Brentford, who lost to Fulham in the playoffs last season, will earn around $240 million due to the promotion. “We were the better side even when they had 11 men and they didn’t
5:26 PM ET Associated Press John Calipari is awaiting a pivotal ruling on the eligibility of transfers before he will know who will be around to help the Wildcats bounce back from the coach’s first losing season in Lexington. As has been the case since Calipari’s 2009 arrival at Kentucky, the Wildcats underwent their annual
3:56 PM ET Howard University big man Makur Maker, the first five-star recruit to choose to play at a historically Black college or university, is declaring for the 2021 NBA draft, sources told ESPN. Maker, 20, won’t sign with an agent so as to keep open the option of returning to Howard for his sophomore
Manchester United will have a net spend of up to £150 million ($213 million) this summer. United would like to strengthen five areas of the club with striker, winger, defensive midfielder, centre-back and right-back on the list. United will likely aim to sign three first team players. Jadon Sancho, Harry Kane, Jack Grealish, Pau Torres, Sven Botman,
1:48 PM ET Associated Press Notre Dame said Friday its home game against Arkansas that originally was set for 2020 and wasn’t played due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be played in 2028. Arkansas’ first trip to Notre Dame originally was scheduled for Sept. 12, 2020. The teams also will play at Arkansas in 2025.
Tottenham Hotspur have held talks with Mauricio Pochettino for him to return as manager 18 months after he was fired. Pocehttino was hired as manager of Paris Saint-Germain in January. Pochettino has one year remaining on his contract with PSG and there is a sense he is not happy with the club. Although Pochettino won the
Antonio Conte has stepped down as manager of Inter Milan just a few weeks after winning Serie A. Conte will receive a payout of €7m (£6m). He had one year remaining on a contract with a €13m salary. Conte has since been linked with becoming manager of Tottenham Hotspur or Real Madrid.
Juventus have announced the return of Massimiliano Allegri as manager after firing Andrea Pirlo. Allegri managed Juventus from 2014 until 2019 and won Serie A in every season. Juventus also reached the Champions League Final twice under Allegri. Under Pirlo this season, Juventus was eliminated int eh round of 16 in the Champions League and
1:06 PM ET Associated Press AMHERST, N.Y. — University at Buffalo athletic director Mark Alnutt has signed a five-year contract extension that runs through May 2026. In addition to the new deal, the school added a vice president’s position to Alnutt’s title on Thursday. Alnutt is in his fourth year at Buffalo, during which the
9:00 AM ET Our staff has spent the past 10 weeks on the road scouting college football prospects on the spring camp circuit. COVID-19 restrictions led to a lot of shortened or even canceled high school football seasons, so this in-person platform allowed our team an invaluable opportunity to evaluate prospects. Whether it’s a prospect
10:07 PM ET Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said Thursday that the school is unhappy with Fox’s decision to show this season’s football game against Nebraska in Norman as the network’s early kickoff on Sept. 18. “We are bitterly disappointed that the great Oklahoma-Nebraska rivalry, on the 50th anniversary of the Game of the Century,
Neymar and Nike split ways last year as the company investigated an allegation of sexual assault against one of its employees. A female employee told friends and colleagues that Neymar tried to force her to have oral sex with him in his hotel room while in New York City for a Nike event in 2016. The
3:13 PM ET With less than 100 days until the start of the college football season, ESPN released its slate of games Thursday filled with rivalries, conference championship games and postseason action. More than 100 games will be featured all within the first three weeks of the season, including the previously announced games with Georgia–Clemson
4:25 PM ET ESPN announced the college football bowl schedule for the 2021 season on Thursday. There will be 40 bowl games, including the College Football Playoff and the national championship games, beginning Friday, Dec. 17, and ending on Monday, Jan. 10. Here’s a look at all of this season’s games. (All times Eastern) Bowl
11:20 AM ET A study out Thursday on the risk of heart damage to college athletes who have had COVID-19 contradicts other recent studies by suggesting symptoms are not the best indicator for possible heart problems and advocating for continued high-level cardiac monitoring, awareness and possible testing of athletes post-COVID. The study published in JAMA
1:39 PM ET UConn and Louisville will play in the marquee matchup of this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase after their 2020 game was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday announced the field for the eighth annual showcase, which is set for Dec. 19
11:00 AM ET College athletes would be able to form players’ unions and would be considered employees of their schools if a new Congressional bill introduced Thursday morning is passed into law. The College Athletes Right to Organize bill, co-authored by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., presents a direct challenge to the
NHL Central Scouting released their final set of draft rankings for this summer’s 2021 NHL Draft on Thursday. This year’s final Central Scouting rankings are unique, thanks to the annual scouting schedule being put in flux by the Covid-19 pandemic. Traditionally, Central Scouting’s final rankings come out in the early spring, allowing NHL teams time
7:00 AM ET ESPN staff ESPN continued its Sales Pitch (ESPN+) series this week, examining the men’s college basketball programs in the Pac-12 that have the most and fewest advantages in enticing recruits and transfers to campus. After seeing the results of our survey, ESPN.com’s writing team of Myron Medcalf, Jeff Borzello, John Gasaway and