PGA Tour abandon plans to allow 8,000 spectators per day at The Memorial

The Memorial Tournament next week will now be played behind closed doors, the PGA Tour have confirmed. The event hosted by Jack Nicklaus at Muirfield Village in Ohio, where Tiger Woods is expected to feature for the first time since the coronavirus shutdown, had initially hoped to allow up to 8,000 spectators per day. But after consultation with State of Ohio officials and medical experts, the tournament will now go

NHL, union agree on return to play, CBA extension

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement on a return-to-play plan to restart the 2019-20 season and a memorandum of understanding that adds an additional four years to the term of the current collective bargaining agreement. The next step in the process is the voting. The NHL board of governors must approve the agreements. Once the NHLPA’s executive

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez: Callum Smith, John Ryder and Chris Eubank Jr in the race to be his next opponent

Callum Smith The opportunity to challenge for Smith’s WBA super-middleweight championship is why Canelo may go for this option. The Mexican has won belts in four divisions but wants to strengthen his grip at 168lbs which is why WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders was considered in May. He has now withdrawn himself from a September match-up. “Canelo has got no excuse now, but to fight Smith,” the champion’s trainer Joe

Manchester United transfer news and rumours

The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Manchester United – and those who could leave the club. Transfer Centre Paper Talk The latest players linked with a move to Manchester United… Jude Bellingham – Borussia Dortmund are on the verge of agreeing a five-year deal to sign Birmingham City’s Bellingham (Sky Sports News, July 3) The Bundesliga club have courted the midfielder, who turned 17 last

Indians to examine 'best path forward' for name

The Cleveland Indians will “determine the best path forward” regarding their team name amid renewed calls for racial equality and social justice, the team announced in a club statement Friday. The move comes hours after the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced they will “undergo a thorough review” of their nickname amid renewed pressure. “We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social

Chris Wilder: Sheffield United boss says speculation over Sean Dyche's Burnley future is 'nonsense'

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says the notion of Sean Dyche losing his job at Burnley is “absolute nonsense”. Dyche’s future has come under speculation in recent weeks amid rumours of a boardroom disagreement at Turf Moor, despite the Clarets being in the running for European qualification. Dyche: Questions over future not a distraction Blades back on form as Spurs fume at VAR Wilder, who uses Burnley as a blueprint

Shearer explains why Matic deserves the same credit as Fernandes at Man Utd

Bruno Fernandes continues to grab the limelight for Manchester United but his midfield colleague Nemanja Matic has been mentioned in the same breath by Alan Shearer. The Portuguese international has hit the ground running at Old Trafford and helped inspire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. The Red Devils are in the midst of a lengthy unbeaten run and are targeting the top four. But while Fernandes and Paul Pogba have been

Source: NFL may fine players for virus violations

Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels If the NFL is able to conduct a 2020 season, players will participate under a number of coronavirus-related restrictions on the field and off. That could mean playing in specially designed face masks and potential fines for off-field activities that lead to the spread of the virus. The National Football League Players Association conducted a two-hour conference

Sources: Clippers shut facilities after positive test

Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 As a precaution, the LA Clippers shut down the team’s practice facility on Thursday after a positive coronavirus test within the traveling party headed to Orlando, Florida, for the league restart, sources told ESPN. The Clippers could reopen the facility for workouts prior to the team’s planned Wednesday departure for Florida, sources said. The Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets temporarily shut

Davis: Lakers' title chances higher after long rest

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for and the NBA for from 2005-09. LOS ANGELES — When the NBA season came to a screeching halt on March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic, a bucket of cold water doused both the Los Angeles Lakers’ hot streak (they were 8-2 since the All-Star break) and Anthony