Basketball

Back in Boston, Celtics honor John Havlicek

[ad_1] BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics honored Hall of Famer John Havlicek before their playoff game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, observing a moment of silence beforehand and then showing a highlight video during the first commercial break.The Celtics also wore black warmup T-shirts bearing Havlicek's No. 17.The Boston Celtics wore the No. 17 in warmups in honor of Celtics legend John Havlicek. Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe leading
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Bama, Clemson must go 12-0 to hit over for wins

[ad_1] 9:07 PM ETDoug KezirianESPN CloseSportsCenter anchor Behind The Bets podcast hostOddsmakers expect Alabama and Clemson to dominate regular-season opponents again this college football season. After squaring off in last season's national championship game as undefeated foes, both programs return high-profile quarterbacks who are Heisman Trophy favorites.DraftKings is the first sportsbook to post regular-season win totals for 2019. Among the 25 schools offered, the Crimson Tide and Tigers have the
Hockey

Goalie drama: Lehner out, Greiss in for Islanders

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The New York Islanders pulled starting goalie Robin Lehner in the second period of Game 4 of their second-round series with the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. With his team trailing the series 3-0, coach Barry Trotz played coy by declining to announce his starter in the lead-up to the game, saying he didn’t want to give the Hurricanes a chance to prepare. He yanked
Football

Packers top pick Gary debuts in shoulder brace

[ad_1] GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Rashan Gary practiced for the first time as a member of the Green Bay Packers with a brace on his right shoulder and No. 52 on his jersey.The 12th overall pick in last week's draft offered explanations for both. The Packers picked Gary with the highest selection they've had in 10 years despite his history of a shoulder injury. The defensive end/outside linebacker was injured
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Zlatan goes coast to coast; Vela earning Tata’s attention

[ad_1] It's a battle between the coasts as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy make the cross-country trek to face the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, (2 p.m. ET, ESPN), and later that night Minnesota United welcomes the Seattle Sounders to Allianz Field, plus Carlos Vela and LAFC host Chicago.Zlatan goes coast to coastMajor League Soccer has changed in many ways throughout the years, with new teams and new
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Heavy stakes at lightweight – Iaquinta, Cerrone must step up to move up

[ad_1] It appears as if the UFC's lightweight division is reopening its doors for big business, making Saturday's UFC Fight Night main event in Ottawa between Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Al Iaquinta all the more relevant.The UFC is now on ESPN and ESPN+. Subscribe to ESPN+ to get: exclusive live UFC events, weigh-ins and more; Ariel and the Bad Guy; Dana White's Contender Series; and more exclusive MMA content. For
Hockey

Lightning re-sign defenseman Jan Rutta to one-year, one-way contract

[ad_1] TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Jan Rutta to a one-year, one-way contract worth an average of $1.3 million, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. Rutta, 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, played in 14 games with the Lightning last season after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Slater Koekkoek on January 11, 2019. Overall, he played in 37 NHL games during
Football

Giants ‘hopeful’ Ballentine reports for workouts

[ad_1] EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants are optimistic that cornerback Corey Ballentine makes a full recovery after being shot in the glutes early Sunday morning. They are also "hopeful" he joins the team next Monday for workouts.Ballentine is not attending this weekend's rookie minicamp. The Giants encouraged him to remain in Kansas to be with family and friends as they mourn the loss and celebrate the life
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Ringside Seat Will Canelo unify three titles? Can Jacobs score an upset?

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- If it's Cinco de Mayo weekend, one thing is for sure: Unified middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez is fighting.Alvarez will square off with Daniel Jacobs to unify their three middleweight title belts in the biggest fight of the year Saturday (DAZN, 9 p.m. ET) at T-Mobile Arena."This fight is important because it will feature two world champions who will unify their titles to demonstrate who is