No evidence, no suspension for Chiefs’ Hill

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill will rejoin the team at training camp after the NFL determined that he will not be disciplined under the league’s personal conduct policy following an investigation into allegations of child abuse. The NFL said in a statement Friday that it could not determine whether Hill, 25, violated the personal conduct policy and will not suspend him. “Based on the evidence presently available, the NFL cannot conclude that Mr. Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy,” the NFL said in a statement Friday. “Accordingly,…

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Top prospect performers for Thursday July 18

Here’s a look at Thursday’s top Minor League performers from each team’s Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Griffin Conine, OF (No. 14) — 2-for-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI (Class A Lansing)Conine continued his recent power surge and brought his season total up to 13 homers, a career high. The 22-year-old, a Duke product, has now homered in four of his past 10 games, including two of the past three. Conine’s power is nothing new as he led the Cape Cod league with nine homers while he…

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New move will look like a travel; it’s not

James Harden says he tries to come up with something innovative every offseason, something more creative than his latest move. Two years ago, Harden perfected the step-back. Last summer the Houston Rockets guard then perfected the side step-back. In a Q&A session Friday with young fans at a promotional event attended by local Houston media, Harden said he will be working on an another move this summer and it will “look like it’s a travel. But it’s not.” “You got to find ways to get better every single year,” Harden…

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Ron Francis’ vision for Seattle’s NHL team

10:48 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The still-unnamed Seattle franchise is two years away from debuting in the NHL, but the league’s 32nd team has its first GM. That’s Ron Francis, the Hall of Fame player who spent four years as the Carolina Hurricanes GM before being demoted, then fired, under new owner Tom Dundon in 2018. Francis landed a coveted job in Seattle and has about 27 months before the 2021-22 season opener. The biggest challenge for Francis and his new squad? Matching the expectations that the Vegas Golden Knights…

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Brad Keselowski tops Kyle Busch for New Hampshire pole

Keselowski has three wins already this season but had yet to win a pole. He filled in that blank on Friday using an average lap speed of 136.384 mph to claim the top starting position for Sunday’s Foxwoods Casino 301. Last week’s race winner, Kurt Busch, was the last car to qualify and appeared to have a chance to topple Keselowski but slotted in third (136.238 mph) when he completed the second of his two laps. Kyle Busch ended up second (136.311 mph). Erik Jones was fourth and Ryan Blaney…

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Cerrone vs Gaethje Set For UFC Vancouver

The heat from the Summer of 2019 will continue into September, as two of the most exciting fighters of this era square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night on September 14 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In a five-round lightweight bout, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone looks to add to his record of most wins in UFC history as he takes on human highlight reel Justin Gaethje. UFC Fight Night airs live on ESPN+. Tickets go on sale on July 26. Winner of two straight over…

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Pagenaud to start from pole for 2nd straight race

NEWTON, Iowa — Simon Pagenaud will start first in Saturday’s IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after winning the pole for the second week in a row. Pagenaud, who won in Toronto last weekend starting from the front row, posted an average speed of 180.073 mph to capture his third pole of 2019 and 13th overall. It was also Team Penske’s fifth straight qualifying win in Newton, as the team swept the top three spots with Will Power second and series leader Josef Newgarden third. “I’m definitely happy to be ahead…

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Rangers agree to terms with trade pickup Trouba

NEW YORK — The Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Jacob Trouba, whom they acquired from the Winnipeg Jets in a major offseason trade. The deal reached Friday with Trouba, 25, is for seven years and $56 million, with an $8 million salary cap hit for the upcoming season. He is expected to anchor the team’s defense. A 2012 first-round draft pick by the Jets, Trouba set career highs in points (50) and assists (42) last season. The Rangers acquired Trouba from the Jets for Neal Pionk…

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