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12:50 AM ET ESPN News Services LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Kings winger Brendan Lemieux was hit with a match penalty and ejected from Saturday’s 4-2 win after Ottawa Senators winger Brady Tkachuk said Lemieux bit his hand. The players were grappling on the ice in the third period before Tkachuk got up with blood
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7:44 PM ET AUBURN, Ala. — Despite turning in one of its most inept offensive performances of the Nick Saban era during regulation, No. 3 Alabama rallied to defeat Auburn in the fourth overtime period, 24-22, on Saturday. With 1:35 remaining in the fourth quarter, trailing by 7 points and its College Football Playoff hopes
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11:41 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The Seattle Mariners are acquiring second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier in a trade with the San Diego Padres, sources familiar with the agreement tell ESPN. Going to San Diego will be hard-throwing left-handed
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3:32 PM ET The NHL announced Saturday that the New York Islanders have had their schedule postponed through at least the end of November due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the club. The Islanders have dealt with an increasingly depleted lineup for several games, and yet another player entered COVID protocols on Saturday. That meant
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3:44 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — No. 21 Wake Forest earned a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, getting three passing touchdowns and one more on the ground from Sam Hartman to beat Boston College 41-10 on Saturday. The Demon Deacons (10-2, 7-1 ACC) will attempt to claim their first league title
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11:21 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin has been fined $5,000 for throwing one of his gloves at Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand. The NHL announced the punishment on Saturday. The fine is the maximum allowed under the league’s collective bargaining agreement with the players’ union. Panarin and
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10:27 AM ET The Michigan State football team is dealing with a flu outbreak impacting players on both sides of the ball for Saturday’s regular-season finale against Penn State, sources told ESPN. A source described the situation as “pretty bad,” and noted that every recent day has added to the list of players fighting flu
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12:06 PM ET Louisiana Tech and head football coach Skip Holtz have agreed to part ways, the school announced Friday. Holtz, 57, will coach his final game with the Bulldogs on Saturday against Rice. “Skip and I talked and agreed it was time for a change for both parties,” Eric Wood, vice president and director
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5:40 PM ET Money has been pouring in on Ohio State this week at sportsbooks around the nation, including in Michigan, but on Friday morning, the point spread moved toward underdog Michigan. Caesars Sportsbook on Friday reported that 95% of the money bet on the point spread in Michigan was on Ohio State. The action
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6:13 PM ET The New York Mets are in agreement on a two-year, $20 million contract with free-agent infielder Eduardo Escobar, a source familiar with the situation confirmed to ESPN on Friday. Escobar, 32, is a versatile switch-hitter who can play second and third base but also played 18 games at first after being traded
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4:53 PM ET BOSTON — Bruins winger Brad Marchand is known for getting under the skin of opponents on the ice. Apparently that extends to the benches too. With 12 seconds left in Friday’s game, New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin was given a misconduct penalty after throwing one of his gloves at Marchand as
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