Dryden McKay, winner of Hobey Baker award as top NCAA men’s hockey player, suspended for six months for doping violation

Dryden McKay, the Minnesota State goaltender who won this year’s Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA’s Most Outstanding Player, has accepted a six-month ban from competition for an anti-doping rule violation, according to the United States Anti-Doping Agency. The suspension period began on April 14, when he accepted the sanction. McKay played his final NCAA … Read more

Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo calls Defensive Player of the Year ‘disrespectful’

MIAMI — Hours after the Miami Heat opened their postseason series with a commanding 115-91 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, the NBA announced the finalists for the 2021-22 regular season awards. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has been named one of the top three candidates for Coach of the Year. Tyler Herro was one … Read more

Jalen Duren, after developing “in different ways” in one season with the Memphis men’s basketball program, will enter the NBA Draft

Memphis freshman Jalen Duren will be in the 2022 NBA Draft, he told ESPN on Monday. “My plan is to sign Wasserman’s agent Chafie Fields and go into the NBA draft,” Duren said. Duren, the No. 7 ESPN 100 prospect, was named AAC freshman of the year and first-team All-AAC after averaging 12.0 points, 8.1 … Read more

Corey Anderson – Told I beat Vadim Nemkov to win $1m Bellator Grand Prize before there was any contest decision

Corey Anderson got on the cage to celebrate. His family was going crazy in the stands. Anderson had become the Bellator light heavyweight champion, a tournament champion and the recipient of a million dollars. And then, quickly, it all came crashing down last Friday night at Bellator 277 in San Jose, Calif. Anderson told ESPN … Read more

Dallas Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz says healthy Dak Prescott is important to team’s offseason development

FRISCO, Texas — A year ago, Dak Prescott was in the midst of rigorous rehab following a compound fracture and dislocation in his right ankle suffered in Week 5 of the 2020 season. As the Dallas Cowboys’ offseason program officially began on Monday, Prescott already has a lot of work to do with its talented … Read more

Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes out for Game 2 vs Philadelphia 76ers but says ankle feels better

12:15 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse said Monday ahead of Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers that rookie forward Scottie Barnes would not play and guard Gary Trent Jr. or guard Gary Trent Jr. was unlikely to play. Nor do Thaddeus Young. “Scottie is out,” Nurse said. “Gary’s not … Read more

Washington commanders strongly deny financial misconduct in letter to Federal Trade Commission

Washington commanders strongly disputed the allegations of financial irregularities in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday, outlining why there should not be an investigation by the government institution. The 22-page letter, written by team attorney Jordan Siev and addressed to FTC Chairwoman Lina M. Khan and obtained by ESPN, refuted claims by … Read more

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul signs ‘next big star’ boxer Ashton Sylve to Most Valuable Promotions

Jake Paul, the YouTuber turned boxer, has already caused a stir in boxing inside the ring. But he also continues to make waves. Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) added a new member to its roster of fighters on Monday, signing a deal with top boxing prospect Ashton Sylve, Paul and business partner Nakisa Bidarian of … Read more

Deebo Samuel, AJ Brown and Terry McLaurin to skip field work during offseason programs amid pressure for new contracts, sources say

In an offseason that has seen record wide receiver contracts, three of the NFL’s top young players at the position are seeking their own offers. Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that 49ers star Deebo Samuel, Titans wide receiver AJ Brown and Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin are all seeking new contracts and shouldn’t be involved … Read more