Column: Serena Williams returns to play with a new perspective

When Serena Williams left her luxurious bubble in Florida to play her first matches in six months, she packed a few dozen face masks and a new sense of perspective along with her tennis gear. “One thing I have learned with this pandemic is don’t plan,” said Williams, who estimated she travels with 50 masks […]

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Mookie Betts show Dodgers that no task is too small for him

Mookie Betts’ mother didn’t allow her son to play high school football. Betts then volunteered as the team’s water boy. It’s hard to imagine now, the future American League most valuable player and $365-million outfielder for the Dodgers filling empty bottles and fixing broken equipment in the shadows of Friday night lights. Back then, though, […]

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Kawhi Leonard will not play for Clippers vs. Trail Blazers

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard will not play in his team’s game Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation but not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Leonard has not played on consecutive days this season, his first with the Clippers, because of injury management and left […]

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White Sox beat Cleveland, still expect Eloy Jimenez to improve in outfield

Eloy Jimenez can’t make the play on an inside-the-park home run by Christian Yelich on Thursday. | AP Photos The questions about Jimenez’s ability in left field grew louder after Thursday’s loss to the Brewers when he misplayed a Christian Yelich fly ball into an inside-the-park home run. The White Sox still expect Eloy Jimenez […]

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The Jump reacts to Kevin Durant picking the Clippers over the Bucks in the NBA Finals

Brian Windhorst, Amin Elhassan and Rachel Nichols play "Make or Miss" and react to Oklahoma City Thunder’s jumper against the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles joining the Memphis Grizzlies huddle during the game. The crew also weighs in on Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant saying he would pick the LA Clippers […]

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Keep It or Ditch It? – NBA bubble edition | Hoop Streams

Christine Williamson, Omar Raja and Jason Fitz play “Keep It or Ditch It” in regards to some of the changes going on inside the NBA bubble that include the casual clothing worn by head coaches, the spread out bench area, virtual fans and the new camera angles shown on game broadcasts. #NBA #HoopStreams ✔️Subscribe to […]

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Jaylen Brown caught on tape telling ref not to ‘pick on’ Celtics teammate Marcus Smart | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Zach Lowe and Kendrick Perkins play "BS or Real Talk," reacting to Garrett Temple of the Brooklyn Nets saying the Houston Rockets gave the team poolside tips on how to beat Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks, (2:02) Jaylen Brown telling refs to stop picking Boston Celtics teammate Marcus Smart, and (3:42) Kent […]

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Tom Hanks being considered for Geppetto in live ‘Pinocchio’ remake

He’s soon to be a real, live-action boy, and Tom Hanks may play his dad. Hanks, 64, is reportedly in early negotiations to play the part of Pinocchio’s humble toy creator, Geppetto, in a live-action remake of the 1940 Walt Disney animated classic. Deadline reported that, after reading the script, Hanks reached out to director […]

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Cubs staying cautious with series against Cardinals scheduled to start Friday

AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski “We’re approaching it as if we’re going there to play. We have to prepare to go and we’ll just wait to hear a definitive word when it comes,” president Theo Epstein said. The Cubs are off to their best start since 2016, but the lingering effects of MLB’s latest coronavirus outbreak are […]

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Reacting to Rudy Gobert hitting JaVale McGee in the face with the ball | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Brian Windhorst play "Make or Miss," and react to Shake Milton and Joel Embiid making amends after their rift vs. the San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz center accidentally hitting Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee in the face and Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons’ game vs. the Spurs. The crew […]

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Big 12 to allow teams to play one nonconference football game

Two people involved with the decision say the Big 12 will permit its teams to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered season continued to fall into place. The people spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because […]

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Cubs aim to move forward with Kris Bryant cleared from MLB COVID-19 protocol

AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski MLB’s tentative plan is for the Cardinals to resume play on Friday when the Cubs head to St. Louis. In a world where baseball tries to play through a global pandemic and teams are battling outbreaks, it’s never wrong to be cautious. The Cubs and star third baseman Kris Bryant have experienced […]

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I don’t think the Pelicans are trying to make the playoffs! – Kendrick Perkins | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins play "Something, Nothing or Everything," discussing the struggles of the New Orleans Pelicans and rookie Zion Williamson in the NBA’s bubble, (2:19) the Oklahoma City Thunder blowing out the Utah Jazz, and (4:31) Philadelphia 76ers teammates Joel Embiid and Shake Milton getting into an argument during a loss […]

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Marcus Morris was messing with Kawhi Leonard on the bench and Kawhi didn’t appreciate it | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins play "Make or Miss," discussing LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard not being too amused by Marcus Morris messing with him on the bench, some questionable hero ball from Cameron Payne and Kyle Kuzma, Nick Nurse being left hanging by his Toronto Raptors players, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot shooting a desperation […]

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White Sox-Cardinals Field of Dreams game reportedly canceled

White Sox were scheduled to play Cardinals in Iowa cornfield The White Sox’ Field of Dreams game against the Cardinals in the Iowa corn fields Aug. 13 has been cancelled, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal. The game, which was slated for Dyersville, Iowa, near the location of the “Field of Dreams” motion picture, […]

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Blackhawks’ power play, rather than penalty kill, neutralizes impact of Oilers’ special teams

The Blackhawks’ power play exploded for three goals in six opportunities Saturday. | Getty The Oilers’ best-in-40-years power play did its thing Saturday. But the Blackhawks’ power play kept pace. The Blackhawks talked for weeks about neutralizing the impact of the Oilers’ historically dominant power play, the most efficient unit the NHL has seen in […]

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‘RHONJ’ Season 11 Will Focus On Teresa Giudice — Plus How Bravo’s Creating ‘Safe’ Filming Environment

Newly single Teresa Giudice will play a key role in the upcoming season of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’, an insider told HollywoodLife. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, 48, will be the main focus of the show’s upcoming season, a source close to production told HollywoodLife exclusively. “A lot of this season will […]

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Another Game Postponed With 4 More Coronavirus Cases for Cardinals

Major League Baseball’s sputtering effort to play in a pandemic took another discouraging turn on Saturday when one St. Louis Cardinals player and three team staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the postponement of their game in Milwaukee for the second day in a row. The test results and the postponement were confirmed by […]

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Angels’ lineup against the Houston Astros: Tommy La Stella starts at first base

The Angels will play the Houston Astros on Friday for the first of 10 scheduled meetings against their American League West foe. They tapped right-hander Matt Andriese, a Redlands native, for the start at Angel Stadium and inserted Tommy La Stella, an All-Star at second base last season, into the lineup at first base. La […]

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Viral Holderness family takes on pro athletes in hilarious ‘Fauxlympics’ games

It’s all fun and games until you play an Olympian. After it was announced that the 2020 Olympics were postponed to next year, comedians Kim and Penn Holderness — the couple behind some of Facebook and YouTube’s most watched musical parodies — decided to challenge real-life Olympians to a slew of silly competitions. Throughout the […]

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Golic and Wingo break down their top 5 sound bites

Mike Golic, Mike Golic Jr. and Trey Wingo play "That Bytes" and look back on their top five sound bites from Golic and Wingo. #GolicandWingo ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube […]

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