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  • Digest (July 18): Capitals' Ovechkin wins Best Male Athlete ESPY

    Digest (July 18): Capitals' Ovechkin wins Best Male Athlete ESPY

    Media Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was named the recipient of the Best Male Athlete at the 2018 ESPYS, becoming the first NHL player to win the award since the inaugural ESPYs in 1993. Ovechkin beat out Jose Altuve ( Houston Astros ), James Harden (Houston Rockets) and Tom Brady (...

  • ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

    ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

    Danica Patrick’s monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500. The newly retired racecar driver was the first woman to host the annual show honoring the past year’s best athletes and moments on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Her first joke about Cleveland...

  • Jim Kelly, still fighting cancer, accepts Jimmy V Award at ESPYs, asks everyone to be 'difference-makers'

    Jim Kelly, still fighting cancer, accepts Jimmy V Award at ESPYs, asks everyone to be 'difference-makers'

    Kelly Strong. Former Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly delivered an impassioned speech Wednesday at the ESPYs in Los Angeles, imploring those listening to be “difference-makers” in their daily lives. Kelly, who has beaten jaw cancer twice and is now fighting the disease for a third...

  • Swofford reveals potential ACC Network programming

    Swofford reveals potential ACC Network programming

    The ACC rarely kicks off a football season with multiple conference games. The ACC has never tipped off a men’s basketball season with a full complement of league contests. Next year’s launch of the ACC Network figures to change those scheduling norms. Presiding over his 22nd preseason ACC football...

  • Swimming: Ratliff swims off into county meet sunset

    Swimming: Ratliff swims off into county meet sunset

    Ryan Ratliff said he never assumed a lot of success when he first started as a South Carroll Swim Club member 11 years ago. Ratliff was a young boy back then. Now he’s an 18-year-old swimming specimen who stands 6 feet, 4 inches and weighs around 170 pounds. Ratliff, a recent Century High School...

  • British Open presents tough test with no clear answers

    The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers. The wind that blows off the North Sea across the exposed links of Carnoustie has not been the primary concern during practice rounds. Players have a reasonable idea how far the ball travels...

  • LPGA's Lincicome prepares to chase history on PGA Tour

    Brittany Lincicome has every reason to be nervous as she chases history. The eight-time LPGA Tour winner hopes to knock out the jitters over first few holes at the PGA Tour 's Barbasol Championship and play well enough from there to stick around through the weekend. If she were to make the cut,...

  • Boom or bust as homers, strikeouts dominate diamond

    Boom or bust. This is what baseball has become — and that has owners worried. "It's just kind of what it is: home runs and strikeouts," Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling said. Stripling had just given up 10th-inning home runs on consecutive pitches to Houston's Alex Bregman and George...

  • Teams looking for hitters have options besides Manny Machado

    Manny Machado will be wearing a new uniform when he plays his next game, and other hitters will be on the move in the next couple weeks. Even after Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers , teams seeking to boost their offense will have several options to land a big bat. The four-time All-Star...

  • Star CB Darrelle Revis retiring after 11 NFL seasons

    Revis Island is closed for business. Darrelle Revis, a star cornerback with the New York Jets and a Super Bowl winner with their archrivals, the New England Patriots , has retired. Revis announced Wednesday on social media that he was ending an 11-season career that included four All-Pro selections....

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