12:57 PM ET LAS VEGAS — For all the questions coming into the highly anticipated fight between Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, making weight was not one of them. Both hit their marks with ease Friday morning at the Palms Casino Resort. McGregor hit the scale at 170 pounds and Cerrone was 170 ahead
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10:09 AM ET Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez, onetime rivals, will take home the biggest prizes in the annual Boxing Writers Association of America awards. In balloting results announced on Friday, Mayweather was voted winner of the Joe Louis Fighter of the Decade award and Alvarez, a fighter of the decade nominee, won the 2019
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11:42 AM ET Major League Baseball has shifted its view of deceased players who have been banned for life, a group that includes “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and the seven other Chicago White Sox players prohibited from playing professional baseball in 1921 for fixing the 1919 World Series. A senior MLB source told ESPN that the
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11:11 AM GMT Saracens could face relegation from the Premiership if they fail to prove they are under the salary cap this year. Photo by Bob Bradford – CameraSport/Getty Images Saracens interim chief executive Edward Griffiths has said that no decision has been made on the club’s future amid reports that the club are on the
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9:57 AM ET Georgia has added former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken to the same position on its coaching staff, sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday. Monken, 53, spent only one season on former Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens’ staff, and new Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski didn’t retain him. Monken will take over playcalling
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9:09 AM ET Italy’s Francesco Laporta carded a superb bogey-free 9-under 63 to leap into a one-shot solo lead after 36 holes at the Abu Dhabi Championship, while stars America’s Bryson DeChambeau, Ireland’s Shane Lowry and England’s Danny Willett missed the cut. Laporta, 29, was at 4-under for the day before putting together a blistering
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8:39 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — As wildfires continue to burn, the Australian Open explained its recently developed air quality policy, saying it was based on a scientific analysis of something called “fine particulate matter rating” — but also giving the tournament referee the right to start or stop matches “at his or
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The 2020 Tour de Yorkshire will feature more climbing than ever before, with ascents of Buttertubs and Grinton Moor, which were washed out of last year’s World Championship course. The four-day race begins with a 176.5km (110 mile) men’s race stage between Beverley and Redcar on 30 April. The women’s race begins the next day
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11:13 PM ET ESPN News Services Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was placed on injured reserve Thursday, two days after he suffered a concussion in a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Rask left just 1 minute, 12 seconds into Tuesday night’s game after getting hit in the head by a passing Blue Jackets
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10:42 PM ET LSU quarterback Joe Burrow doesn’t appear to have any reservations about playing for the Cincinnati Bengals. Jimmy Burrow, the father of the Heisman Trophy winner, told Montreal’s TSN 690 radio on Thursday that his son has no qualms about wearing orange and black if the Bengals take Joe with the top overall
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10:35 PM ET UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will defend his title against Yoel Romero in the headline fight at UFC 248, a source told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Contracts have not been signed, but sources say the bout should be finalized in the immediate future. UFC 248 is scheduled for March 7 in Las Vegas.
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10:44 PM ET Associated Press KA’UPULEHIKONA-Kona, Hawaii — Bernhard Langer and Miguel Angel Jimenez shot 8-under 64 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship. Ernie Els struggled in his debut on the 50-and-over tour, shooting a 72. The four-time major winner from South Africa turned 50
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