Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association on Thursday confirmed that the Australian players, coaches, match officials and commentators have been safely transported from India and are en route to the Maldives. The Australians will remain in the Maldives until the conclusion of the travel pause pertaining to flights from India to Australia. As previously
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4:54 PM ET Chelsea reached their first Champions League final since 2012 as goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount secured a 2-0 victory Real Madrid in their semifinal second leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to win the tie 3-1 on aggregate. Their away goal in Madrid had given Chelsea a narrow advantage heading
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8:21 PM ET The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals combined for 72 penalty minutes in the first 4 minutes, 14 seconds of their game on Wednesday night, their first meeting after Capitals forward Tom Wilson injured Rangers star Artemi Panarin earlier this week. There were six separate fights to start the game at Madison
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12:08 AM ET LSU quarterback TJ Finley, who started five games for the Tigers as a freshman in 2020, is set to enter the NCAA’s transfer portal, he told WAFB-TV on Wednesday. Finley’s name does not yet appear in the portal, but he told WAFB, “I plan on taking a few trips to other schools
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6:48 PM ET Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets each have been fined $35,000 for violating the NBA’s media access rules, the league announced on Wednesday. “The fines result from Irving’s repeated refusal to participate in postgame media availability,” the league said in a statement. The NBA requires that healthy players be made available upon
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5:18 PM ET Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa is under the microscope once again. La Russa claimed he didn’t fully know the extra inning rule, which would have allowed him to avoid using closer Liam Hendriks as a baserunner in a 0-0 game against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Hendriks had double-switched into
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12:19 PM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. — Brett Favre hopes Aaron Rodgers can win another Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers, but he’s not optimistic that there will be another run given what he knows about the rift between Rodgers and the team. In appearance on ESPN Wisconsin radio’s Wilde & Tausch, Favre on
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7:50 PM ET Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher took a playful shot at Alabama coach Nick Saban during an appearance at the Houston Touchdown Club on Wednesday afternoon. According to audio obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Fisher was asked what it would take to beat Alabama other than the retirement of the 69-year-old Saban. “We’re
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5:26 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After two years of waiting and with ten months still to go before its on-track debut, NASCAR’s pandemic-delayed Next Gen race car was unveiled Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte. A Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang and Toyota Camry were rolled out amid rock concert lighting and smoke, their faux headlights pointed
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6:13 PM ET John Means was almost perfect for the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, but will happily settle for a no-hitter and one of the greatest pitching performances in Orioles history. Means retired all 27 batters he faced in a 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners, but did allow a baserunner when Sam Haggerty reached
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2:20 PM ET Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The highlight of Bob Baffert’s Hall of Fame career as a thoroughbred trainer happened six years ago. Nothing else comes close. “Winning the Triple Crown with American Pharoah was the greatest sports moment of my life,” said Baffert, fresh from winning his seventh Kentucky Derby. “It
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11:55 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Phil Mickelson will be 51 next month and admits his golf career his winding down. So the idea of being offered a reported $100-million per year to play in a rival golf league to the PGA Tour is understandably something that would give him pause. Mickelson acknowledged Wednesday that
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Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) chief executive Todd Greenberg has asked its players to do their “homework” and consider the risks involved before signing overseas T20 deals in the near future as the world grapples with an evolving pandemic. With their country shut for all those flying from India, the suspended IPL’s 40-strong Australian contingent, comprising
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11:49 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” This story includes graphic descriptions of a suicide attempt. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
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12:22 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — In a much-anticipated battle of generations, Rafael Nadal showed he is still clearly the man to beat in Spanish tennis, cruising to a 6-1, 6-2 win over teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz in the second round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday. Nadal, seeking his sixth title in Madrid
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