Month: May 2022

5:20 PM ET ESPN staff We’ve reached the conference finals of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, with no shortage of star power in either series. The Eastern Conference finals begin Wednesday, and feature Hart Trophy candidate Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers against the two-time defending Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. In the Western
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2:16 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN Boston College has targeted former Miami athletic director Blake James to be the school’s next AD, sources told ESPN. An announcement of the hire is expected in the coming days. James spent nearly 10 years as the athletic director at Miami before being dismissed in November as part of an
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2:19 PM ET Golden State’s Stephen Curry has never won an NBA Finals MVP award, but oddsmakers believe this is his year. Curry is the consensus favorite to be named MVP of the Finals between the Warriors and Boston Celtics at sportsbooks around the nation. He’s the even-money favorite at Caesars Sportsbook. Boston’s Jayson Tatum
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10:00 AM ET Charlotte GibsonESPN Michelle Wie West will lead a new women’s partnership initiative with golf equipment company LA Golf, aiming for equitable and fair support on and off the golf course for LPGA players. Pledging to treat women golfers in the same respect as their male counterparts, LA Golf will provide its LPGA
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1:03 PM ET UFC’s first trip to France has added a major middleweight bout, as former champion Robert Whittaker will take on Marvin Vettori at UFC Paris on Sept. 3, the promotion announced Tuesday. This bout was originally scheduled for UFC 275 on June 11 in Singapore but was postponed due to a Whittaker injury.
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6:53 AM ET Frenkie de Jong has told ESPN he wishes to remain at Barcelona, who he joined in 2019. David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images Manchester United have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Barcelona‘s Frenkie de Jong with the midfielder telling ESPN he would prefer to stay at Camp Nou. New United manager Erik ten
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8:40 AM ET Phillies manager Joe Girardi says he is not worried about his job security amid a losing stretch that has dropped Philadelphia 10½ games behind the New York Mets in the National League East. The Phillies have lost 10 of their past 14 games and ended their seven-game road trip in disappointing fashion
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