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Royals option Nicky Lopez to Triple-A

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Nicky Lopez, who entered spring training as the Kansas City Royals‘ projected starting second baseman, will begin the 2021 season in the minor leagues. The team announced following Sunday’s exhibition win over the Colorado Rockies that it has optioned Lopez to Triple-A. But with the minor league season postponed until …

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Horschel hangs on, wins Texas Match Play event

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8:25 PM ETAssociated Press AUSTIN, Texas -- Billy Horschel didn't find much to admire about his golf on Sunday, except that he was the last man standing in the Dell Technologies Match Play.And that was a thing of beauty.Horschel won six out of his seven matches over 122 holes in the longest week in golf,…

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Panthers’ Ekblad (leg) taken off ice on stretcher

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7:47 PM ETESPN News Services DALLAS -- Florida Panthers standout defenseman Aaron Ekblad was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a serious left leg injury midway through the second period against the Dallas Stars on Sunday.An Aircast was applied to Ekblad's left leg. Minutes earlier, Ekblad got caught up with Stars defenseman Esa…

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Follow live: No. 11 UCLA looks to upset No. 2 Alabama and book a ticket to the Elite Eight

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Points17PTS6/13FG3/4FT20PTS8/22FG2/4FTRebounds9REB5DREB4OREB9REB8DREB1OREBAssists5AST1TO31MIN3AST1TO35MIN Field Goal %Three Point %TurnoversRebounds Hinkle Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN Line: ALA -7.0 Over/Under: 145 Capacity: 9,100Referees: Pat Driscoll, Michael Irving, Don Daily Jaquez buries tough step-back 3 in OT as UCLA heads to Elite EightJaquez buries tough step-back 3 in OT as UCLA heads to Elite Eight0:21Quinerly gets fancy on this over-the-head assist to…

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NCAA: Tourney teams need minimum roster of 5

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Mar 10, 2021Associated Press All a team needs to play in this year's NCAA tournament is five healthy players. How about a coach? The NCAA will get back to you on that.The fluid nature of a March Madness played amid the coronavirus pandemic was spelled out Wednesday, hours before the NCAA selection committee began meeting…

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Source: Vikings, safety Woods reach 1-year deal

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The Minnesota Vikings and free-agent safety Xavier Woods have agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal that includes $1.75 million guaranteed, a source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday.The 25-year-old Woods, who developed into a versatile safety with the ability to cover the slot over his first four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, is expected to…

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Reigning HR king Voit to start Yanks’ year on IL

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1:19 PM ETAssociated Press TAMPA, Fla. -- Major league home run champion Luke Voit needs knee surgery to repair a partial meniscus tear, an injury that opened a New York Yankees roster spot for Jay Bruce on Saturday as a first baseman.Voit will not have any baseball activities for three weeks after the operation on…

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The dirt: NASCAR worried about tires, Bristol race

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5:33 PM ETAssociated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. -- NASCAR feverishly tried to save its ballyhooed first Cup Series dirt race since 1970 from turning into a total disaster, the likes not seen since the 2008 tire debacle at Indianapolis made for one of the worst events in sport history.The Cup Series is slated to race Sunday…

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Agent: Ex-Spur Aldridge will join star-laden Nets

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6:14 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider CloseHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017LaMarcus Aldridge, a seven-time All-Star forward center, has agreed to sign with the Brooklyn Nets for the rest of the season, agent Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports told ESPN on Saturday.Aldridge, 35, agreed to a contract buyout with the San Antonio…

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ESPN predictions on who will win the Players

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A year ago, the Players got one round in before the world stopped. But now, the best field in golf is back at TPC Sawgrass, with players searching for both a prestigious win and a huge paycheck of $2.75 million.Here's who our experts think takes home the trophy and the cash:Matt Barrie, ESPN Winner: Collin…

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NHL back on ESPN with 7-year multiplatform deal

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playThe NHL is back on ESPN after 17 years (1:03)Disney, ESPN and the NHL reach a groundbreaking seven-year multiplatform deal. (1:03)National Hockey League games will return to ESPN starting with the 2021-22 season.ESPN and the NHL announced a seven-year deal on Wednesday, returning hockey to ESPN for the first time since 2004. Included will be…

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UCLA’s Cronin blasts NBA, G League over recruit

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playCronin blasts NBA, G League for pursuing recruit (2:27)UCLA coach Mick Cronin blasts the NBA and the G League for pursuing former Bruins recruit Daishen Nix. (2:27)12:58 PM ETAdam RittenbergESPN Senior Writer Close College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University.UCLA coach Mick Cronin criticized the NBA and the G League on…

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Source: Fournette agrees; all Bucs starters back

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playWill the Bucs repeat as Super Bowl champs after re-signing Suh? (1:36)Marcus Spears isn't sold on the Buccaneers winning back-to-back Super Bowls despite them bringing back Ndamukong Suh. (1:36)11:55 AM ETJenna LaineESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Buccaneers since 2009 Joined ESPN in 2016Free-agent running back Leonard Fournette is re-signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on…

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Zags’ Kispert, Baylor’s Butler in Wooden final five

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playGonzaga's Kispert makes and-1 bucket vs. Norfolk State (0:24)Corey Kispert tips in a shot while being fouled for Gonzaga vs. Norfolk State. (0:24)Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert and Baylor guard Jared Butler, who will attempt to lead their teams into the Elite Eight this weekend, were among the five finalists announced Friday for the 2021 John…

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Emotions raw as Prince celebrates Oregon’s win

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Mar 24, 2021Royce YoungESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.comSAN ANTONIO -- Powered by 22 points from forward Sedona Prince, the No. 6 seed Oregon Ducks advanced to the Sweet 16 on Wednesday with a 57-50 win over the No. 3 seed Georgia Lady Bulldogs.But for Prince, the emotions were raw in…

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Lowry: ‘Weird’ that Raptors stint could be over

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Mar 25, 2021Tim BontempsESPN Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry repeatedly insisted Wednesday night that he doesn't know what will happen between now and Thursday's 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline.But that didn't stop an air of finality from hanging over the proceedings following a 135-111 victory over the visiting Denver Nuggets, as the greatest player…

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Source: Cowboys tell Smith that he won’t return

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The Dallas Cowboys have informed free-agent pass-rusher Aldon Smith that they are not going to re-sign him after one season, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder on Wednesday.After serving an indefinite suspension from 2016 to 2019 for multiple off-field incidents and violations of the league's substance abuse policy, Smith joined the Cowboys in 2020 on…

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Williams: Near Chiefs deal before 49ers return

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Mar 23, 2021Nick WagonerESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Rams for nine years for stlouisrams.com Previously covered University of Missouri football Member of Pro Football Writers of AmericaSANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As the clock ticked into the late hours of March 16, offensive tackle Trent Williams was growing more and more convinced that his first foray…

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Magic’s Gordon: ‘Frustration’ fueled trade request

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playGordon says wanting trade is a result of frustration with losing (1:20)Aaron Gordon explains the frustration he's felt over the losses that have accumulated during his time with the Magic. (1:20)Mar 24, 2021Nick FriedellESPN Staff Writer CloseNick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse…

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FIFA bans Blatter again for financial wrongdoing

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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been handed a further six years and eight months ban from the game and fined a million Swiss francs ($1.07 million) by the body's Ethics Committee after a probe into massive bonus payments.Blatter's current ban from the game was due to expire in October but the latest ban, for…

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Source: Mariota restructures deal with Raiders

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6:58 PM ETPaul GutierrezESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports IllustratedHENDERSON, Nev. -- Marcus Mariota has agreed to a contract restructure to return to the Las Vegas Raiders as Derek Carr's…

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Watson lawyer responds to lawsuits; 16 now filed

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5:00 PM ETSarah BarshopESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Packers for ESPN Milwaukee Marquette University graduateHOUSTON -- With the number of lawsuits against Deshaun Watson reaching 16 on Tuesday, the quarterback's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said in a statement that his law firm has "strong evidence" showing that one of the lawsuits alleging sexual assault is false…

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Ewing miffed at being ‘accosted’ by MSG security

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Mar 11, 2021Myron MedcalfESPN Staff Writer Close Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, MankatoPatrick Ewing, minutes after coaching Georgetown to a thrilling victory over rival Villanova in the Big East tournament, said he was annoyed by the security measures he has encountered this week at Madison Square Garden --…

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‘Vintage’ Kyrie scores 40, embraces C’s after win

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playKyrie somehow pulls off this ridiculous reverse layup (0:18)While driving to the basket, Kyrie Irving fights off Jayson Tatum and somehow sinks the reverse layup. (0:18)Mar 12, 2021Malika AndrewsESPN Staff Writer CloseStaff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000NEW YORK -- Kyrie Irving tied his season high of 40 points on…

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