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6:40 PM ET Associated Press DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Tate Martell greeted a few well-wishers in the airport after arriving in South Florida, then stopped to pick up a coffee and a sandwich. The baristas, noticing the crowd around him, asked his name. If Martell gets his way, they’ll know his name — and his
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3:53 PM ET Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have acquired center Victor Rask from the Carolina Hurricanes for left wing Nino Niederreiter, in a swap of underperforming but still-young players on long-term contracts. The 25-year-old Rask, a native of Sweden, has one goal and five assists in 26 games this season
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10:15 PM GMT Rugby is changing at such a pace that England head coach Eddie Jones is weighing up a new nine-forward system with Jack Nowell earmarked as one player capable of holding a dual playing role split between the forwards and backs. As Jones analysed his 35-man squad for their Six Nations opener against
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2:21 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos isn’t shedding any tears about the loss of the World Cup of Hockey in 2020, as the collective bargaining talks between the NHL and its players resulted in its formal postponement this week. “There’s just not enough time. We’re in 2019. It’s in 2020. With
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2:13 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Free-agent reliever Adam Ottavino and the New York Yankees agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal Thursday, league sources told ESPN, fortifying an already-deep bullpen with a strikeout-happy right-hander who was one
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2:00 PM ET JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has filed with the NFL a challenge to the team’s decision to void the guaranteed money in the final two years of his contract, a league source confirmed. An arbitrator will rule at a later date whether the Jaguars are able to withhold
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12:55 PM ET It took Ray Beltran four tries to win a lightweight world title and fulfill his dream last February when he outpointed Paulus Moses, but he lost the belt in his first defense to Jose Pedraza six months later. Now Beltran is beginning his quest for another opportunity. Beltran is moving up to
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Ex-Great Britain cyclist Jess Varnish says she is “disappointed” but has “no regrets” over her failed attempt to prove she was an employee of British Cycling and UK Sport at tribunal. The decision means the 28-year-old is highly unlikely to be able to sue both bodies for wrongful dismissal and sexual discrimination after being dropped
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1:02 PM ET NBA referees will answer questions about calls in real time over Twitter in a selection of games for the rest of the season, starting with two games next week. During Monday’s Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers game on TNT and Wednesday’s San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers game on ESPN,
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11:41 AM ET Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has reported a minor NCAA violation that involved athletic director Phillip Fulmer instructing offensive linemen during a football practice. This was one of eight Level III athletics violations that Tennessee reported over the past six months of 2018. They were obtained through a public records request
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Formula 1 teams have started their build-up to the new season before the first race in Australia on 17 March. In February fans can look forward to seeing new cars and fresh driver line-ups for 2019. Pre-season testing at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona begins on 18 February before returning on 26 February. F1 2019
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10:24 AM ET Associated Press PARIS — European police agency Europol says it has identified links between match-fixing gambling syndicates being unraveled in Spain and Belgium that are thought to have paid off dozens of players and corrupted lower-level tennis tournaments on a massive scale. Pedro Felicio, who heads Europol’s Economic and Property Crime unit,
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9:30 AM GMT Dylan Hartley has been left out of England’s squad for their Six Nations opener against Ireland due to injury. Eddie Jones has named a 35-man group for their championship start with four uncapped players included. Forwards Jack Singleton and Ben Earl join winger Ollie Thorley and scrum-half Dan Robson in the squad
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