2:15 PM ET The WBC announced a four-fighter 115-pound tournament on Friday to crown a true junior bantamweight champ. The sanctioning body said there will be a trilogy fight between junior bantamweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and also a bout between former champions Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Carlos Cuadras. The winners
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7:33 PM ET Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — The New York Yankees‘ starting rotation appeared to fall into place when Deivi Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday following a poor spring training. New York’s decision left Domingo German as the likely fifth starter behind Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber, Jameson Taillon and Jordan Montgomery.
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5:29 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers is hopeful Kelly Oubre Jr. will decide to re-sign with the organization this summer after deciding against dealing the 25-year-old swingman prior to Thursday’s trade deadline, despite “high level” interest. “Kelly’s done a great job,” Myers said during a video conference call with
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5:02 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — Naomi Osaka might never hit a worse shot. Not that it mattered. The world’s No. 2-ranked woman shanked a serve that sailed over her opponent’s head, but shook off the mishit to win her 22nd match in a row Friday, beating Ajla Tomljanović 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the
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6:23 PM ET ESPN News Services AUSTIN, Texas — Sergio Garcia advanced in a sudden-death playoff with a hole-in-one on the fourth extra hole of the Dell Technologies Match Play on Friday. Garcia hit a 9-iron that landed just beyond the hole and rolled back a few inches. That gave him a victory over Lee
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4:20 PM BST England have been given a boost ahead of the Women’s Six Nations as Sarah Hunter returns from a long-term injury to captain the side. Simon Middleton’s squad will meet in Doncaster on Monday before starting their title defence against Scotland on April 3. 1 Related Hunter is one of a number of
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2:19 PM ET Associated Press Buffalo Sabres interim coach Don Granato and assistant Matt Ellis are headed back to work after being cleared from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The Sabres announced Granato and Ellis are traveling to join the team in Boston after spending a night in self-isolation in Pittsburgh. Both were placed in the
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2:30 PM ET Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark said Friday that he “would look forward” to discussing moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta in the wake of Georgia’s decision to overhaul how its state elections are run. “Players are very much aware,” Clark told the Boston Globe in an interview. “As
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12:18 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Former St. Louis Blues defenseman Bob Plager likely died of a “cardiac event,” not injuries from a highway accident, the St. Louis medical examiner said Friday. Plager, 78, an original member of the Blues whose long association with the team continued until his death, was alone in
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12:03 PM ET Calgary Flames star Matthew Tkachuk is the first NHL player to release his own official non-fungible token, auctioning the digital sports memorabilia to help raise money for two children’s hospitals. “I thought this was a new way to show digital art. To play a tiny, tiny part in bringing in donations, it’s
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