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1.5M attend Raptors’ parade; four people shot

[ad_1] TORONTO -- Four people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested, police said.Droves of Raptors fans ran from the shooting in a stampede from the City Hall square, which was packed with tens of thousands of fans. An estimated 1.5 million fans earlier packed downtown Toronto for a parade for the Raptors, raising concerns about safety and overcrowding.Toronto

Fox posts highest US Open ratings since 2013

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year’s U.S. Open was the most watched since Fox started televising the event in 2015. Nielsen ratings show Sunday’s final round averaged 7.31 million viewers and peaked at 10.17 viewers from 9:15 to 9:30 p.m. EDT, when Gary Woodland clinched his first major. Sunday’s final round saw an increase of 44% over last year, when an average of 5.09 million watched. It is the

Broncos to honor Bowlen; won’t rename stadium

[ad_1] ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos are planning several ways to honor team owner Pat Bowlen , who died last week at 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer's just two months shy of his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Renaming their stadium in his honor isn't one of those.The team has lacked a naming rights partner for several years, and an online effort pushed by Broncos
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NHL’s Jack Hughes, MLB’s Bobby Witt Jr. and top young athletes write letters to their future selves

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETESPN staffIt's not the easiest concept to get your head around, but bear with us: What if a bunch of next-big-thing athletes -- like Jack Hughes, expected to be picked early in next week's NHL draft, or Bobby Witt Jr., the son of an MLB star and this year's No. 2 pick -- were able to write a letter to themselves, from the future, on the day
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‘I’m not ready to give it up’

[ad_1] Freddy Adu remains one of the most famous soccer players in America, but his career didn't work out as expected. Melissa Lyttle for ESPNOne Friday evening late last month, after the rain had come and gone, Freddy Adu drove his black Cadillac sedan into a parking lot in the Locust Point neighborhood of South Baltimore. He walked to a field where some 13-year-old boys in red and white jerseys were

Packers claim TE Roberts off waivers from Lions

[ad_1] The Green Bay Packers claimed tight end Michael Roberts off waivers from the Detroit Lions on Monday.Roberts was waived last week after a trade that would have sent him to the New England Patriots was rescinded because conditions weren't met.Roberts didn't pass his physical with the Patriots, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.The Packers had six tight ends on their roster before claiming Roberts. It's a depth chart that
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1.5M attend Raptors parade; two people shot

[ad_1] TORONTO -- Some 1.5 million jubilant Raptors fans packed downtown Toronto on Monday for a championship parade that included a shooting and problems with overcrowding.Two people have "serious but not life-threatening" injuries in connection with the shooting and two people have been placed in custody, according to police in Toronto.Two firearms were also recovered and an investigation is ongoing.The shooting occurred at Bay Street and Albert Street on Nathan

Nets don’t make Hollis-Jefferson offer

[ad_1] Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will become an unrestricted free agent after Brooklyn declined to make him a qualifying offer, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Hollis-Jefferson, 24, defends multiple positions well, but the Nets now have $46 million available in cap space heading into their decision on retaining restricted free agent D'Angelo Russell.Hollis-Jefferson, who was the Nets' longest-tenured player, averaged 8.9 points and 5.3 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per