Month: February 2020

6:54 PM ET Associated Press DOHA, Qatar — Top-ranked Ash Barty beat former No. 1 Garbiñe Muguruza, 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-2 Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Qatar Open. Barty broke for a 5-2 lead in the deciding set and clinched the win when Muguruza sent a forehand wide. The Australian will next face
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6:53 PM ET Associated Press PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Sponsor exemptions are basically free-play gifts handed out by the people in charge of golf tournaments, a handful of invitations available most weeks to those who wouldn’t have otherwise qualified for an event. Tom Lewis and Harris English were among the recipients for The Honda
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6:20 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS — In a sea of All-Americans and award winners from this past college football season on hand at the NFL scouting combine, it was a punter who snatched at least some of the attention away from the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends who were working out inside Lucas Oil Stadium
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6:13 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers are down two All-Stars. Already missing Ben Simmons because of a back injury, the 76ers played without center Joel Embiid on Thursday night against New York due to a sprained left shoulder. “It’s a painfully obvious bind,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. “We’re missing two
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6:20 PM ET Associated Press Newly hired Colorado football coach Karl Dorrell will keep four assistants from the previous staff. Among those sticking around Boulder, Colorado, will be Darrin Chiaverini, who was named interim coach after Mel Tucker left for Michigan State and before Dorrell was brought on board. The other coaches who were retained
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4:44 PM ET Associated Press An all-female broadcast team in Canada will cover an NHL game next week between the Calgary Flames and Vegas Golden Knights. Play-by-play announcer Leah Hextall, game analyst Cassie Campbell-Pascall and reporter Christine Simpson will work the March 8 game in Calgary on Sportsnet, a group of Canadian regional sports networks.
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4:36 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Keeneland and Churchill Downs will enact safety reforms that include the race-day ban of Lasix for 2-year-olds along with mandatory veterinary inspections before workouts and race entry. The measures announced Thursday include enhanced reporting of horses’ fitness for trainers and vets. They will take effect for spring
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UCI Track Cycling World Championships Venue: Berlin Velodrome, Germany. Dates: 26 February-1 March. Coverage: Live on BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app and through Connected TVs. Great Britain won team pursuit silver as the United States dominated to take World Championship gold in Berlin. Katie Archibald, Elinor
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1:31 PM ET Josh Taylor is heading home to Scotland to fight for the first time since unifying two junior welterweight world titles. Taylor will defend against mandatory challenger‎ Apinun Khongsong on May 2 (ESPN+) at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, Top Rank announced on Thursday. Taylor will headline at the arena for the
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Lewis Hamilton suffered an engine failure that cut his running to just a handful of laps on the penultimate day of Formula 1 pre-season testing. The world champion’s car had what Mercedes described as “an oil-pressure anomaly, which made the engine shut down as a precautionary measure”. Investigations into the cause meant Hamilton did not
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3:25 PM GMT Peter Della PennaCricket Close Peter Della Penna is an American cricket journalist who also writes for ESPNcricinfo.com and DreamCricket.com. Since 2010, he has penned the USA entry in the Cricket Round the World section of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDellaPenna USA Cricket has reaffirmed their intentions to launch a “Minor League”
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10:18 AM ET The Boston Red Sox say they never placed Taiwanese prospect Chih-Jung Liu under quarantine following his arrival to the United States but acknowledged asking him to delay joining the team at spring training. Red Sox media relations vice president Kevin Gregg said in an email that Liu “has not been quarantined, has
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9:22 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April. Julien’s Auctions said Thursday that the items would be up for sale
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