Month: October 2018

1:16 AM ET Popular bantamweight Sean O’Malley has been pulled from a fight at UFC 229 on Saturday in Las Vegas, after failing an out-of-competition drug test. O’Malley (10-0) announced the failed test via social media on Sunday. The 23-year-old did not reveal what banned substance he tested positive for, but said he believes he
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12:39 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports The 12 drivers in the second round of the playoffs probably feel better about their chances of advancing than in the first round. Seriously. That’s the way some of them think. There’s good
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Sebastian Vettel still believes in his title chances despite falling 50 points behind rival Lewis Hamilton. The German’s deficit following Hamilton’s victory in Russia means even winning all the remaining races may not be enough for Vettel to be champion. “I’m clever enough to know it’s not getting easier if we lose points,” said the
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11:52 PM ET SAN DIEGO — LeBron James‘ first game with his third franchise opened up with a pair of highlight-worthy plays in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ preseason debut against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. True to form, James’ first tally in the stat book as a Laker was an assist off a no-look, wraparound
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10:12 PM ET ESPN News Services NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie collapsed on the sideline late in the first half against Vanderbilt on Saturday and had emergency surgery after being rushed to the hospital. School officials said in a statement that Abercrombie is in critical condition and being observed at Vanderbilt University
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3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff A soggy outfield at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad meant the third T20I between West Indies women and South Africa women was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Sunday. South Africa needed to win the match to keep their hopes of a series-victory alive, but a tropical rain
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8:20 PM ET Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Ken Tanigawa made a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th at Pebble Beach to win the Pure Insurance Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour Champions title. Making his 18th Champions start after earning his tour card at Q-school, the 50-year-old Tanigawa closed with
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5:12 PM ET Associated Press CHENGDU, China — Bernard Tomic upset top-seeded Fabio Fognini 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7) to win the Chengdu Open championship on Sunday. The 25-year-old Australian, ranked No. 123 in the world, smashed 12 aces and saved seven of 11 break points he faced to win his first ATP title since Bogota
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10:35 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports CONCORD, N.C. — The new Charlotte Motor Speedway road course race, an elimination event of all things in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, could have crossed the line from cool and innovative to
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8:37 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson has been offered an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player safety. Wilson was ejected from Sunday’s preseason game against the St. Louis Blues for an illegal check to the head on Oskar Sundqvist. After the hit, Sundqvist laid motionless on the ice and
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