Month: October 2018

4:20 PM ET Top seed Daria Kasatkina overcame a stern test from Wang Qiang in the opening round-robin match at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, outlasting the local favourite 6-1 2-6 7-5 on Tuesday. Competing as a top-10 player for the first time, Kasatkina broke her opponent twice to claim the opening set. But
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4:27 PM ET Ohio State coach Urban Meyer opened up with reporters about his health issues Tuesday, saying a cyst in his brain, first diagnosed in 1998, causes severe headaches. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he plans on coaching next season amid rumors he could step down at the end of the season. Ohio
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3:15 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Roger Federer turned down an invitation to play in a planned exhibition match in Saudi Arabia in December which his rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have committed to play in. Saudi Arabia is under growing pressure from the international community following the killing of Saudi writer Jamal
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Former Leicester City managers Claudio Ranieri and Nigel Pearson joined the voices of condolence for the club’s chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday night. Thai businessman Srivaddhanaprabha died along with four others when his helicopter crashed and then exploded outside the club’s King Power Stadium after a Premier League
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12:12 PM ET Madison Square Garden is known as “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” When it plays host to UFC 230 on Saturday, an event headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis, it will be one of thousands of events the Manhattan building has held since its creation in 1968.
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2:03 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Mohsin Khan, freshly installed as the head of the PCB’s new cricket committee, wants Sarfraz Ahmed to be relieved of the Test captaincy, a suggestion that will do little to calm an already turbulent start to the committee’s existence. Announced publicly only on Friday, Mohsin’s appointment had the PCB apparently
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1:29 PM ET The Cavaliers will host the 2022 NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland, league sources confirmed to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The news was first reported by Crain’s Cleveland Business. The Cavs were in contention to host the 2021 festivities (which eventually went to Indianapolis), but their bid was postponed due to delays in renovations
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10:53 AM BST Former England captain Will Carling is to join Eddie Jones’ backroom team in a mentorship role ahead of the autumn internationals. Carling, who captained England from 1988 to 1996, will offer leadership advice and guidance to England’s current squad, who are training in Portugal to prepare for the November Tests. He will
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9:40 AM ET Associated Press GENEVA — The presidential election to lead the amateur boxing association, with its recognition by the Olympic movement potentially at stake, will now have two candidates. The Court of Arbitration for Sport delivered an urgent ruling on Tuesday clearing Serik Konakbayev of Kazakhstan with valid nominations to stand for president
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8:30 AM ET LOS ANGELES — On one side, there were raised arms, clenched fists and warm hugs. There was jumping and cheering and screaming and laughing, the typical bedlam that follows a World Series championship. On the other side, there was Manny Machado, who had just flailed at a Chris Sale slider toward his
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Paul Pogba scored and provided the assist for Anthony Martial’s game-winning goal as Manchester United defeated Everton at Old Trafford. Paul Pogba explains his stutter-step penalty style after Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Everton. After Jose Mourinho compared Man United’s ambitions to Everton’s, the ESPN FC crew give their views on what appears to be
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