Konta out of Wimbledon due to COVID-19 contact

Britain’s Johanna Konta was withdrawn from Wimbledon on Sunday after she was deemed to be a close contact of a team member who tested positive for COVID-19. Konta, the world No 31, a Wimbledon semifinalist in 2017 and Britain’s highest-ranked woman, was removed from the draw and replaced by China’s Wang Yafan. “A member of Johanna Konta’s team presented with COVID-19 symptoms this morning, and immediately isolated and undertook a PCR test in accordance with The Championships’ testing protocols,” Wimbledon […]

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James Harden injury update: Nets star out of Game 1 vs. Bucks with hamstring injury

Nets guard James Harden will miss the remainder of Game 1 in his team’s Eastern Conference semifinal series vs. the Bucks after reinjuring his right hamstring. Harden grabbed at the back of his leg as he drove to the basket in the first minute of Saturday’s game in Brooklyn. He was subbed out 43 seconds into the contest, and then walked to the Nets’ locker room. NBA PLAYOFF BRACKET: Updated TV schedule, scores, results for Round 2 Bruce Brown replaced […]

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AL East race shaping up as a four-way frenzy

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Here we are, three weeks into May, 11 days from a traditional measuring stick day in baseball — Memorial Day. While it might be more trope than policy, the truism has always been that it is the first date during the long season when teams start to make qualitative judgments about their rosters — and […]

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A host of NRLW stars will play in the showpiece game of a revitalised City-Country weekend

On the same day that Brad Fittler declared James Tedesco would retain the NSW Origin fullback jersey, the Blues coach stood smiling for another reason. Taking over a training session of the NSW Country and NSW City women’s teams, Fittler’s presence as the State of Origin coach demonstrated just how far the women’s game has come. “And it’s only getting bigger and better,’’ Fittler said. City-Country Origin is back. Watch The 2021 NRL Telstra Premiership Live & On-Demand with No […]

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Kyrie Irving injury update: Nets star ruled out after taking elbow to face vs. Bulls

The Nets have dealt with many injuries to their star players throughout the season, and their issues continued on Tuesday night. Against the Bulls, star point guard Kyrie Irving took an inadvertent elbow to the face from Nikola Vucevic. He left the game after the injury and didn’t return, as the Nets announced he was ruled out due to a facial contusion. Here’s a look at the play that left Irving unable to continue, per ESPN. That Irving walked off […]

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Saint-Maximin hits back at Liverpool fan who asks him to swap with Sadio Mane

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin has hit back at a Liverpool supporter who urged Jurgen Klopp’s side to swap him for Sadio Mane. Liverpool’s hopes of securing a top-four finish were dealt another blow on Saturday following their 1-1 draw with Newcastle United at Anfield. Mohamed Salah put the Premier League champions in front but a last-gasp equaliser from Joe Willock rescued a point for Steve Bruce’s side. Liverpool’s attackers created plenty of chances to extend their lead against Newcastle […]

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Beloved ‘90s NBA giant Shawn Bradley paralysed in tragic accident

Former NBA player Shawn Bradley was left paralysed after he was struck by an car while riding his bike earlier this year. Bradley, a 229cm centre who played for the Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, revealed his injuries through a statement issued by the Mavericks. RELATED: NBA star can’t be human The 48-year-old, one of the tallest NBA players in history, says he was hit from behind while biking near his St. George, Utah home. Shawn Bradley […]

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Chelsea vs Luton LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of FA Cup fixture today

Chelsea are taking on Luton Town in the FA Cup fourth round today at a snowy Stamford Bridge, as Frank Lampard desperately seeks a win to bring some momentum back to the team. The Blues have struggled in recent weeks with a run of form which has seen the slip down the Premier League table to be in the middle of the pack. Luton meanwhile have been going reasonably well in the Championship and are currently 13th, well clear of […]

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‘I’m not gonna stop until I’m the best’: Inside Brandon Ingram’s rise

Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) is a senior writer for ESPN Digital and Print. SOMETIME IN OCTOBER 2019, Joe Boylan, then an assistant coach with the New Orleans Pelicans, received an unexpected text from Brandon Ingram — one of the franchise’s new stars, acquired months earlier in the Anthony Davis trade. “I trust you now,” the message began. Ingram urged Boylan to coach him hard, invited Boylan to “motherf—” him if necessary, whatever it took. It was the same message Ingram had […]

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Ranking NFL’s six open head coaching jobs in 2021 from worst to first

"Black Monday" traditionally casts a pall over the NFL's calendar, a fraught time when head coaches and, typically, their staffs are fired en masse – organizational upheaval left in the aftermath along with so many football families thrust into personal chaos. However Black Monday has softened to shades of slate in recent years. Many clubs opt to pivot well before a lost season ends, if not at least aborting the drama of a foregone conclusion by summarily firing coaches hours after the regular-season finale. […]

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