Boston University Terriers coach David Quinn intends to leave for New York Rangers coaching job

2:14 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Boston University coach David Quinn has informed school officials that he intends to leave for the vacant New York Rangers head-coaching position, sources have told ESPN’s John Buccigross. Quinn, 51, would replace Alain Vigneault, who was fired after amassing a 226-147-37 record over five seasons. Quinn and the Rangers, according […]

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Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson activated from disabled list

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson, who has been dealing with inflammation in his left wrist since May 2, has been activated off the disabled list Saturday. Swanson played in a rehab game for Class A Rome (Georgia) on Wednesday and participated in a full workout with the Braves on Friday. “You can throw good one […]

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Johnny Manziel signs with Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Johnny Manziel will continue his comeback north of the border in the Canadian Football League. Manziel announced Saturday on Twitter that he has decided to sign his contract with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who own the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback’s rights. Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football […]

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Jayson Tatum gratefully accepts advice from Kobe Bryant on how to improve

CLEVELAND — Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum said he’s already watched Kobe Bryant’s “Detail” video critiquing his game about “25 times” and is eager to take his advice to the court. In his latest video for ESPN+, Bryant highlighted areas of Tatum’s postseason play that could be improved. The 20-year-old Tatum, the No. 3 pick […]

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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs – How Andrei Vasilevskiy’s worst moments helped him become Tampa Bay Lightning’s best

8:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN WASHINGTON — Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy calls it the worst moment of his life, even if it was undeniably the catalyst for some of his best ones. It was 2016. Vasilevskiy was 22, in his third season as goalie Ben Bishop‘s understudy. He hadn’t played more than 24 […]

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Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson encouraged by post-surgery progress

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson, who had surgery to repair his partially torn labrum, shoulder capsule and rotator cuff in September, on Friday said he is encouraged after a recent visit with specialist Dr. Neal ElAttrache. “It was really good,” Nelson said Friday of his visit, according to the team’s website. “[The doctor] was extremely […]

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Inside Nashville’s bid to land 2019 NFL draft – make it a party – Tennessee Titans Blog

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — You could call the Tennessee Titans‘ April 4 uniform unveiling a test — the team, along with the city of Nashville, was curious just how interested the public would be in seeing new uniforms revealed outside on a 40-degree Wednesday night in the middle of the offseason. They found that, as Steelers […]

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Zach Lowe on Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets

One thing I’m watching for on each end as the most anticipated series of the playoffs resumes: Stephen Curry’s defense We know the Rockets are hunting Stephen Curry. That is not novel, and not something to do just because Curry is recovering from another ill-timed knee injury. The Cavaliers mastered this. It is a way […]

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Kansas City Royals catcher Drew Butera keeps promise, dyes hair pink

Kansas City Royals catcher Drew Butera is a man of his word. And because of that, he’s got a new ‘do. And it’s pink. Butera said he made a promise to 7-year-old Dagan Lingenfelter when the boy was in the hospital getting chemotherapy treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2016. His promise: When Lingenfelter beat […]

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NFL’s helmet rule won’t be game-altering as feared – NFL Nation

May 15, 2018 Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 NEW YORK — NFL owners alarmed the football world in March when they slammed through a rule that promised 15-yard penalties and threatened ejections for something that is entwined with the game […]

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