1:55 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Coach Jason Kidd blamed the Dallas Mavericks‘ one-dimensional offensive approach for blowing a 19-point lead in Friday’s 126-117 loss to the Golden State Warriors, criticizing his team for relying too heavily on the 3-point shot during Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. The Mavs made 21 of 45
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5:02 PM ET CHICAGO — Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Josh Rojas, who had yet to record a home run this season, hit three of them Friday afternoon in a 10-6 win over the Chicago Cubs, becoming the 13th player in team history to accomplish the feat. It was the first three-homer game of Rojas’ career.
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12:13 AM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Stewart Friesen muscled his way past Christian Eckes in overtime Friday night to win at Texas Motor Speedway for his first NASCAR trucks victory of the season. The 38-year-old Friesen won for the third time in his career and the first time since November 2019. Coming
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7:30 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona defender Irene Paredes hopes selling out Camp Nou will serve as inspiration for other clubs ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Lyon. Barca twice broke the attendance record in women’s football on their way to this weekend’s showpiece in Turin, with 91,553 fans watching their quarterfinal
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9:25 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story connected again Friday night — this time with a former Boston player seated atop the Green Monster. Story, who hit three home runs in Boston’s victory Thursday, launched a grand slam to give the Red Sox a 4-0 lead over Seattle in
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8:38 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo highlighted the 2021-22 NBA All-Defensive teams, which were announced on Friday night. Smart, the league’s 2021-22 Defensive Player of the Year, earned his third first-team nod. He was joined at the guard spot by
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6:29 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Canada-bred Interstatedaydream mounted a bold stretch run to hold off favorite Adare Manor and win the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Friday. Starting from the ninth post, Interstatedaydream won for the third time in five career starts and has never finished out of the
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3:40 PM ET The ACC and Pac-12 released their financial data for the 2020-21 season on Friday, and most notably, the conferences saw their revenues impacted in a different way during the coronavirus pandemic. While the ACC 990 form shows total revenue was more than $578.3 million, the highest gross revenue in league history, the
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11:41 AM ET Michael Vick, the once-dynamic NFL quarterback whose involvement in a dogfighting ring paused a breathtaking career in its prime, has agreed to come out of retirement to join startup league Fan Controlled Football, a source told Reuters on Friday. Vick, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2001 NFL draft and
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2:18 PM ET ESPN News Services The women’s and men’s professional tennis tours will not award ranking points for Wimbledon this year because of the All England Club’s ban on players from Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine. The WTA and ATP announced their unprecedented decisions Friday, two days before the start of
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3:33 PM ET The Mountain West Conference will eliminate its divisions in football starting in 2023, pitting the two teams with the highest winning percentages against each other in its conference championship game, the league announced Friday. The MWC followed the Pac-12 this week in its move to scrap divisions after the NCAA Division I
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