4:34 PM ET Associated Press PALERMO, Sicily — More than 400 coronavirus tests were carried out on tennis players and staff members ahead of the Palermo Ladies Open and all of them came back negative. The WTA tournament, with qualifying beginning Saturday, marks the return of tour-level tennis following a five-month break for the coronavirus
4:16 PM ET The Pac-12 has approved a 10-game, conference-only fall schedule for football to begin on Sept. 26 with “a lot of built in flexibility,” the conference announced Friday. Each team will play five home and five road games, and the Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76®, will now be played Dec. 18
2:40 PM ET It didn’t take long for the reality of the coronavirus pandemic to affect the restart of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. In just five days, we’ve seen more than a dozen postponements or schedule shifts, affecting eight different teams. It can be difficult to keep track of, but here’s how the
2:42 PM ET Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has received an eight-game suspension without pay for multiple violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy, the league announced Friday. Brown had been the subject of an NFL investigation following an accusation of sexual misconduct at his home by an artist who was working there in 2017.
2:40 PM ET SILVERSTONE, Great Britain — In theory, the Silverstone circuit should be the perfect circuit for this year’s Mercedes. Fast, flowing corners and long straights play to the emerging strengths of the W11, meaning, on paper at least, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas should be in a race of their own on Sunday.
1:06 PM ET Nico Hulkenberg was preparing for a sports car race in Germany when he got the call from Racing Point asking him to fill in for Sergio Perez at the British Grand Prix. Perez will miss the Silverstone race after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. Hulkenberg, who was Perez’s teammate between 2014
2:24 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton won’t play for the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday’s opener against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference’s expanded playoff qualifying round. Hamilton has missed multiple practices, though the league has prohibited teams from disclosing whether a player is injured or ill amid the
6:33 AM ET Serena Williams will be leading the drive to reboot pro tennis in North America after nearly five months without any official tournament play due to the coronavirus pandemic. It seems appropriate, even uplifting, during a time of great anxiety and uncertainty that the player many view as the greatest of all Grand
3:11 PM ET A Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend now has his first home in mixed martial arts. Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, a 13-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, has signed a multiyear contract with Asia’s ONE Championship, manager Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN on Thursday. The 6-foot-3 Almeida, 30, will compete in the heavyweight division. Per Abdelaziz, Almeida will
3:45 PM ET Philadelphia Union midfielder Warren Creavalle‘s preparation for the MLS is Back Tournament didn’t mean just getting as close as possible to full-game fitness and making sure he was mentally ready to enter the Florida bubble. Creavalle also had some T-shirt design projects on his plate. The Black Players for Change (BPC) was