Month: October 2019

9:57 PM ET LAS VEGAS — The Professional Fighters League says it has instructed prominent MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz not to attend any of its postseason events until a resolution is reached on a battery citation Abdelaziz received at a recent PFL show. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department cited Abdelaziz for battery at PFL’s
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8:59 PM ET Unified welterweight world titleholder Errol Spence Jr. was intoxicated when he crashed his Ferrari at a high rate of speed in a one-car accident on Oct. 10, according to Dallas police. Spence, who was originally in intensive care but now is out of the hospital, has been charged with driving while intoxicated,
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8:59 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill this week with piqued interest in finding new ways to compensate college athletes. U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., spent Wednesday drumming up support for a proposed bill that could make it possible for all U.S. college athletes to accept endorsement money as early
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8:40 PM ET Jim Hughson, lead NHL announcer for Sportsnet in Canada, apologized on Wednesday for his comments two weeks ago that made light of Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews‘ disorderly conduct charge. Matthews, 22, was charged in May in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, for what police say was an incident involving a
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6:25 PM ET Associated Press FRENCH LICK, Ind. — Helen Alfredsson added the Senior LPGA Championship to her U.S. Senior Women’s Open title, rallying Wednesday at cold and windy French Lick Resort to sweep the two major championships of the season. Two strokes behind Juli Inkster entering the day, Alfredsson closed with a 2-under 70
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3:17 PM ET BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey reaffirmed his commitment Wednesday to both coach Freddie Kitchens and quarterback Baker Mayfield, despite the team’s disappointing 2-4 start heading into its bye week. Dorsey drafted Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick last year, then this offseason promoted Kitchens from interim offensive
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3:25 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has signed a multiyear deal to drive for JTG Daugherty Racing, essentially completing a swap of drivers with Roush Fenway Racing after that team announced Chris Buescher wouldn’t return next season. The 32-year-old Stenhouse was notified last month that he would be replaced by
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2:21 PM ET Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis has been cleared and will play in Wednesday’s preseason game against the Warriors, according to coach Frank Vogel. Davis had suffered a sprained right thumb during a preseason game Saturday in Shenzhen, China. An MRI on Davis’ thumb came back clean Monday, the team announced. Davis
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Coach James Pamment goes through a fielding drill during pre-game warm-ups © Peter Della Penna James Pamment, the 51-year-old former Auckland batsman, has taken the role of USA head coach on an interim basis through to the end of 2019. This comes after the contracts of USA director of cricket Kiran More and a string
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1:34 PM ET Bantamweight world titlist Zolani Tete has recovered from his shoulder injury and is ready to return to the ring. The South African southpaw will make his fourth title defense when he clashes with mandatory challenger and former flyweight and junior flyweight world titleholder John Riel Casimero on Nov. 30 (ESPN+) at Arena
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1:23 PM ET Associated Press LUXEMBOURG — Coco Gauff lost her opening match at the Luxembourg Open in straight sets on Wednesday, just three days after winning her first WTA title in Austria. Eighth-seeded Anna Blinkova of Russia beat the American 15-year-old 6-4, 6-0 in their first-round match. Gauff won just eight points in the
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