NFL COVID-19 protocols to intensify for holiday

Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels With Thanksgiving approaching and COVID-19 cases rising again nationwide, the NFL on Tuesday night issued a memo to its teams detailing changes to its COVID-19 protocols, including mandatory testing for all players and staff the Monday and

Doncic limps off with left ankle injury in Mavs win

Joined in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM DALLAS — Mavericks superstar guard Luka Doncic limped off the court after turning his left ankle in the final minute of Monday’s 111-101 win over the Denver Nuggets. Doncic injured the

Irked Riley: Baylor timeout for FG breaks ‘code’

Dave Wilson is an editor for since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun. Baylor fans were so excited that their No. 13 Bears beat No. 8 Oklahoma 27-14 that they stormed the field twice. Assuming the game was over,

UFC adds Thompson-Muhammad to Dec. 18 card

MMA columnist for Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun The UFC has added a welterweight matchup between Stephen Thompson and Belal Muhammad to its event on Dec. 18 in Las Vegas, both fighters confirmed on Thursday. The 170-pound contest will take place on the final

Thibs benches N.Y. starters: ‘Gotta figure it out’

NEW YORK — After Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau benched his starters for the entire fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 112-100 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, he dismissed the idea that they need more time to develop chemistry with each other. “You know what they say: When it’s 10 games, they say

Ducks’ Murray out, to seek help for alcohol abuse

Anaheim Ducks executive vice president and general manager Bob Murray resigned on Wednesday, and will enroll in an alcohol abuse program, the team announced. Jeff Solomon will be the club’s interim general manager, replacing Murray, who was placed on administrative leave Tuesday pending “an ongoing investigation related to professional conduct.”

Burns wishes DEs happy hunting vs. Pats Jones

Covered Panthers, NFL for 11 years More than 25 years experience covering NFL, college football and NASCAR Joined ESPN in 2006 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns isn’t buying Mac Jones’ explanation that the New England Patriots quarterback was trying to tackle and not injure him after

Tomlin backs taunting rule: Must clean up game

Previously covered the Kansas City Chiefs for the Kansas City Star and Oklahoma University for the Oklahoman. PITTSBURGH — The NFL’s increased emphasis on the taunting penalty has been a lightning rod for criticism through the first half of the season, but Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is a proponent

Couple settles sexual assault case with Pens

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Jarrod and Erin Skalde have reached a resolution with the Pittsburgh Penguins following claims that former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coach John “Clark” Donatelli sexually assaulted Erin Skalde in 2018. Details of the settlement were not disclosed. Romanucci & Blandin, the law firm representing Erin

Biden welcomes Bucks, praises team’s activism

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden welcomed the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks to the White House on Monday, praising team members not just for their achievements on the court but also for their efforts to promote coronavirus vaccinations and for speaking out after the 2020 police shooting of Jacob Blake sparked