Month: June 2021

Rafael Benitez has been hired as manager of Everton on a three-year deal. Benitez previously managed Liverpool and he dismissed Everton at the time as “a small club.” Benitez replaces Carlo Ancelotti as manager. “I am delighted to be joining Everton,” said Benitez. “Throughout this process I have been greatly impressed by the ambition shown
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Tristan Broz Left Wing, Fargo Force(USHL) 6’0” 178 lbs. Final NHL Central Scouting Rank: 28th among North American Skaters The Narrative Tristan Broz is a player that has rather quietly inched his way up the draft rankings throughout this past season. He moved from a projected mid-round pick to start the year to being ranked
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The Player Joe Palodichuk Hill-Murray School(MN)/Bismarck Bobcats(NAHL) 5’11” 154 lbs. Final NHL Central Scouting Rank: 109th among North American Skaters The Narrative Joe Palodichuk was one of the top players in Minnesota high school hockey this past season, finishing as a finalist for the state’s Mr. Hockey award. He was a standout defenseman Hill-Murray, one
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7:32 AM ET As the opportunity for college athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness fast approaches, football programs have been working diligently to partner with creative agencies and implement strategies that will help them stand out among recruits within the space. We’ve seen arms races with facilities, weight rooms, jerseys, photo
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7:45 AM ET As we launch new recruit rankings, we roll out our new top 25 men’s college basketball rankings regardless of class. It’s a fun way to compare and contrast the best talent and the most productive talent among three classes. Beside sheer production and potential, we look at noticeable traits that bring separating
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11:41 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. South Carolina’s Dawn Staley and Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer on Tuesday called for Congressional involvement regarding the NCAA’s treatment of its tournaments
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12:04 PM ET Syracuse University has opened an external investigation into “troubling” allegations of threats, bullying and inappropriate behavior by women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman, the school announced Tuesday. The Athletic on Tuesday reported about the allegations involving Hillsman, the program’s career leader in wins, after 11 players — including leading scorer Kiara Lewis and
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Scott Morrow Defenseman, Shattuck-St. Mary’s 6’2” 195 lbs. Final NHL Central Scouting Rank: 39th among North American Skaters The Narrative It wasn’t that long ago that you could safely pencil in the top player or two from the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep team into the first round of the NHL Draft every year. Things have changed
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Didier Deschamps will remain as manager of France despite their 5-4 defeat to Switzerland on penalties.  Deschamps is under contract until December 2022. Deschamps has been in charge of France since 2012. Under him, they reached the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals, the 2016 Euro final and won the 2018 World Cup. Zinedine Zidane has admitted that
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2:43 PM ET Associated Press PAWTUCKET, R.I. — The victim of a fatal shooting in Pawtucket over the weekend was identified Monday as a former college football player. Keshaudas Spence, of Brockton, Massachusetts, was found in the passenger seat of a car suffering from a gunshot wound at about 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Pawtucket police said
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Jean-Clair Todibo has joined Nice from Barcelona for a reported $10.1 million transfer fee. The fee could rise to $18 million if add-ons are triggered. Barcelona are also looking to offload Junior Firpo, Philippe Coutinho, Neto, Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite, but have yet to receive offers. La Liga president Javier Tebas stated that Barcelona must cut their wage bill before
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Manchester City have been linked with a transfer move for Chelsea right-back Reece James, according to The Athletic. Pep Guardiola is said to be a “huge admirer” of the 21-year-old. While James still has four years remaining on his contract, Chelsea have also been linked with Inter wing-back Achraf Hakimi.  Chelsea are said to see
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Real Madrid are currently scouting Dani Olmo’s performances at Euro 2020, according to German sources. Olmo most recently moved from Dinamo Zagreb to RB Leipzig in January 2020 for $26 million. Real Madrid are reportedly not considering a bid this summer due to their financial situation. The club remain linked with Kylian Mbappe, while Olmo
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