1:10 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez admitted to police that he tried to have sex with a 13-year-old girl and sent her nude photographs and videos of himself committing sexual acts, according to
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12:58 PM ET Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing thumb surgery Wednesday, meaning he could miss the start of the regular season. The Wizards announced that the operation was to repair a ruptured radial collateral ligament in Thomas’ left thumb. The two-time All-Star suffered the injury Monday during
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12:18 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO. Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the team and Barclays Center on Wednesday, then announced that he had hired former Turner Sports President David Levy to oversee both. Tsai’s purchase of the Nets was
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12:19 PM ET Associated Press VIRGINIA WATER, England — European captain Padraig Harrington has selected Robert Karlsson as his first vice captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. Karlsson performed the same role under Thomas Bjorn when the European team regained the trophy at Le Golf National in Paris last year.
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9:32 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen will remain suspended from the European Tour until at least December after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft. The 29-year-old Olesen appeared in court in London on Wednesday in relation to the charges. No pleas were entered at a
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9:05 AM ET Which players defined the past 10 NBA seasons? We asked this question to a panel of ESPN’s NBA experts: Who was the player of the decade? Voters ranked their top three picks in order — considering the 2009-10 season through 2018-19 — and here are the results. LeBron James was an overwhelming
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8:39 AM ET Associated Press OSAKA, Japan — Top-seeded Naomi Osaka reached the quarterfinals at the Pan Pacific Open by beating qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday. Osaka, who was broken twice early in the match, is looking to win her first title in her hometown after finishing runner-up in 2016 and 2018. She
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