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ARCADIA, Calif. — The California Horse Racing Board has amended proposed changes to rules governing how jockeys may use riding crops in races, while The Jockeys’ Guild continues to press its case that the crops are necessary for control of a racehorse. Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith told the racing board’s medication, safety and welfare
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Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder has announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season. Blackadder has been granted early release from his one-year contract extension and will join Japanese side Toshiba following the 2018-19 campaign. The New Zealander joined the Premiership club in 2016 and helped achieve consecutive top-six
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London – The head of Manchester United’s academy Nicky Butt has been bailed by police after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman. Butt, a former United midfielder, was held following reports on Tuesday that the woman had been assaulted at an address in Hale, Greater Manchester. The 44-year-old was later released pending further
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IMAGE: Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the wicket of Tillakaratne Dilshan. Photograph: BCCI Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin weaved his magic with a career-best four-wicket haul as India thrashed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the deciding third and final Twenty20 International, to clinch the three-match series 2-1, in Visakhapatnam, on Sunday. – Scorecard Ashwin registered dream figures of
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The Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders will play the first NFL game at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 6, the league announced Wednesday. The Bears-Raiders matchup will be the first of four regular-season games played in London this season, including two at the newly constructed home of English Premier League power Tottenham
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NEW YORK — LeBron James is getting into the boxing business. James is an executive producer of “40 Days,” a documentary series about the buildup to big fights that will debut with a focus on the middleweight unification bout between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs. The series is a partnership between Uninterrupted, the platform founded
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Which MMA fighter is the best, regardless of weight division or fight promotion? ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Ariel Helwani and Jeff Wagenheim provide their top-10 picks, and their votes produce our consensus men’s and women’s pound-for-pound lists. (You can find Okamoto’s division-by-division rankings here.) Note: Rankings were updated April 16. ESPN men’s pound-for-pound rankings Fighter Fights
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Cape Town – Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has identified Burnley’s Dwight McNeil and Bournemouth’s Adam Fraser and David Brooks as transfer targets. Reports in England suggest the Spaniard is ready to splash the cash this summer in order to take the club to the next level. Benitez has managed to steer the club away
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PORTLAND, Ore. — After Tuesday’s deflating 114-94 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2, the Oklahoma City Thunder are heading back home in an 0-2 series hole with Russell Westbrook taking responsibility for the team’s poor performance and vowing to play better in Game 3. “Starting with myself, I’ve got to play better,”
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9:10 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Tampa Bay Lightning will be defined by their failure, swept out of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round by a Columbus Blue Jackets team that few thought had a prayer of hanging with the Presidents’ Trophy winners. That’s one way to look at
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