Month: February 2022

Feb 27, 2022 Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is progressing to be cleared for on-court contact within the next week, freeing a path for him to return to the lineup sometime in March, his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, told ESPN on Sunday. Porter underwent lumbar spine surgery three months ago, a procedure
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3:47 PM ET The International Ice Hockey Federation has banned Belarus and Russia from participation in “every age category and in all IIHF competitions until further notice” and has pulled the 2023 world junior hockey championship from Russia. The decision was made at a meeting of the IIHF council on Monday, in reaction to Russia’s
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12:12 PM ET Ukrainian tennis player, Marta Kostyuk, ranked No. 49 in the world, expressed “surprise and dissatisfaction” on her social media page with the lack of response from the Women’s Tennis Association on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and demanded that the WTA immediately condemn the Russian government and pull all tournaments out of Russia.
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11:13 AM ET Associated Press MIAMI — Derek Jeter went into the offseason talking about the Miami Marlins spending more money on contracts, figuring out ways to contend and continuing to build for the future. His focus — or the Marlins’ focus — apparently has changed. And now, the Hall of Fame player has left
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4:21 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS — Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones did not comment on an ESPN report regarding a $2.4 million settlement the organization paid four cheerleaders after a voyeurism allegation was made against a senior executive in 2015. But he was asked about his feelings regarding the culture of the organization. “I
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11:39 AM ET Grambling State football coach Hue Jackson defended his hiring of new offensive coordinator Art Briles on Monday, after the school received criticism for the move because of campus-wide sexual assault allegations that led to an independent investigation and Briles’ firing at Baylor in 2016. In a statement that was released on the
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3:28 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Saturday’s UFC 272 pay-per-view event has lost a highly anticipated co-main event between Rafael dos Anjos and Rafael Fiziev, as Fiziev has tested positive for COVID-19. Fiziev’s manager, Daniel Rubenstein, broke the news to MMA Hour on Monday, and Fiziev followed with an official statement from his social media.
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2:32 AM ET Bellator champion Yaroslav Amosov said Saturday he will stay in his native Ukraine and “defend this country as best I can” against Russia’s invasion. Amosov, Bellator’s welterweight title-holder, said in a video posted to Instagram that he took his family to a “safe zone,” but has now returned to Ukraine, where he
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