12:14 AM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — The Rio Open semifinals were suspended early Sunday because of rain. Third-seeded Cristian Garin of Chile led Croatia’s Borna Coric 6-4, 4-4 when play was halted for the third time since Saturday afternoon. Italy’s Gianluca Mager, who eliminated top-seeded Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals earlier Saturday,
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10:50 PM ET Dan Hooker kissed his daughter, hugged his wife Isabella and went down the front row embracing his teammates. As he walked toward backstage, he let out two loud roars. With a badly swollen jaw late in a pivotal career fight, Hooker was able to stave off an incredibly game Paul Felder with
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10:46 PM ET Dan Hooker got a signature win in New Zealand this weekend, his first headlining slot in his home country. It was a hard-fought, back-and-forth split-decision win over Paul Felder in the main event of UFC Auckland on Sunday. With three consecutive wins, Hooker is in prime position to get another big fight
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12:03 AM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been postponed until after the completion of Sunday’s main event. Rain halted the race Saturday after 50 of the scheduled 200 laps. The finish is set to resume an hour after the NASCAR Cup Series race
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10:55 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Amidst a sports-filled weekend that included the heavyweight championship boxing match and a NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hockey fans were reminded about believing in miracles on Saturday night. Prior to the game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Florida Panthers, members of the 1980
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10:19 PM ET When both of the Carolina Hurricanes goaltenders left Saturday’s game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs with injuries, 42-year-old Dave Ayres came in as the emergency backup goaltender — and stopped eight of 10 shots he faced to seal a 6-3 win for the Canes. Ayres allowed goals on the first two shots
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9:03 PM ET ESPN News Services WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs taken. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering Houston, and ballpark
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8:32 PM ET The NFL Players Association and the NFL management council have pushed back the start of the franchise designation period from February 25 to February 27 and the period will now end on March 12 instead of March 10, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Absent a new collective bargaining agreement, each team
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8:30 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have acquired defenseman Ben Harpur from Toronto in exchange for forward Miikka Salomaki. The Predators announced the trade Saturday night, less than 30 minutes before their game against Columbus. Nashville needed help on defense, and the 25-year-old Harpur has played 103 career NHL games,
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7:05 PM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Unseeded Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan rallied past No. 6 Ugo Humbert of France 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 Saturday in the semifinals of the Delray Beach Open. Nishioka’s opponent Sunday will be the winner of Saturday night’s match between No. 2 Milos Raonic of Canada and No. 4
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6:33 PM ET Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Justin Thomas started and ended his round with bogeys. He was at his best in the 16 holes between, running off eight birdies for a 6-under 65 that gave him a one-shot lead Saturday in the Mexico Championship. At this World Golf Championship, that doesn’t mean all
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6:08 PM ET Associated Press RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — PGA Tour rookie Viktor Hovland shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the windy Puerto Rico Open. “Hopefully, I just continue doing what I have been doing the first three days,” Hovland said. “It would be
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5:34 PM ET Associated Press JUPITER, Fla. — Jack Flaherty is getting the ball on opening day for the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said Saturday the 24-year-old Flaherty will start the season opener March 26 at Cincinnati. It will be the right-hander’s first opening day start and comes after he finished
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4:43 PM ET Miami Dolphins assistant head coach Karl Dorrell will become the new head coach at the University of Colorado, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. Dorrell, who coached the Dolphins’ receivers, will succeed Mel Tucker, who left the Buffaloes to become the head coach at Michigan State. Dorrell was the head coach
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