6:22 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said Wednesday that executive Rick Dudley won’t return and that the team is still in talks with longtime TV play-by-play announcer John Forslund on a new deal. Dudley, 71, had worked as the Hurricanes’ senior vice president of hockey
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10:58 PM ET The Washington Redskins face renewed pressure to change their nickname, but this time protestors are targeting their sponsors, Adweek reported. According to the report Wednesday, Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo each received letters signed by 87 investment firms and shareholders worth a combined $620 billion asking the companies to sever ties with the
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9:06 PM ET A total of 14 Oklahoma football players have tested positive for the coronavirus, along with two of the 72 staff members who were tested, the school announced Wednesday as it began voluntary workouts. As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the athletic department also announced it has implemented budget cuts of
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9:07 PM ET DETROIT — The PGA Tour announced a significant change to its COVID-19 policies Wednesday that will now allow players or caddies who test positive but are asymptomatic to return to competition if they return two negative test results at least 24 hours apart. Prior to this change, the Tour required a minimum
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9:24 PM ET Steve KimESPN The WBC has ordered a fight between Luke Campbell and Ryan Garcia for the organization’s interim lightweight title. This opportunity became available after the WBC’s top-rated lightweight, Javier Fortuna, opted to face Jorge Linares on Aug. 28. Campbell and Garcia are ranked second and third by the WBC, respectively. “I’m
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8:14 PM ET DETROIT — The nine-hole exhibition match between Bubba Watson and Harold Varner III against Jason Day and Wesley Bryan at The Rocket Mortgage Classic helped raise more than $1 million toward the tournament’s charity initiative Wednesday. Watson and Varner won the match and Watson donated $25,000 to Changing the Course. Rickie Fowler,
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6:48 PM ET ESPN News Services GLENDALE, Ariz. — The start of Phil Kessel‘s desert tenure did not go according to plan, for him or the Arizona Coyotes. Expected to give the Coyotes a scoring jolt, Kessel instead labored, in large part due to a string of injuries. The NHL’s pandemic-caused pause has give the
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4:57 PM ET The NASCAR Cup Series car driven by Corey LaJoie will have a “Trump 2020” paint scheme for nine races, including Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, following a sponsorship by a political action committee. Patriots of America PAC, which is supporting the reelection bid of President Donald Trump, will sponsor the
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4:33 PM ET The NFL has shortened its 2020 preseason to two games, a source said, part of a larger acclimatization plan for players following an unprecedented virtual offseason program during the coronavirus pandemic. In essence, the league canceled Weeks 1 and 4 of its original preseason schedule. It had previously canceled its Aug. 8
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4:12 PM ET The NBA office has assured the league’s coaches’ association that “age alone” will not be enough to prevent a coach from going to the Walt Disney World Resort for the restart of the season. Individuals at high risk for serious coronavirus complications will not go, but simply being older, without other risks,
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3:10 PM ET The USTA is sticking to its plan to play the US Open without fans in attendance, but if the coronavirus pandemic remains under control, the tournament could allow a limited number of spectators who have served as front-line workers and first responders during the peak of the pandemic. “If New York is
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3:29 PM ET DETROIT — Just a week after withdrawing from the Travelers Championship out of caution after his daughter tested positive for the coronavirus, and with now six PGA Tour players and two caddies testing positive, Webb Simpson said he believes golfers are taking protocols and safety measures more seriously than in previous weeks.
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