7:11 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is taking batting practice in his effort to return from a slew of lower-body injuries. Minor league instructor and former Mets player Endy Chavez posted and then deleted video on Tuesday of the 34-year-old Cespedes taking swings. That came a few weeks after
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6:13 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Canada beat the United States in the Davis Cup for the first time on Tuesday, defeating the Americans 2-0 on the second day of the revamped team competition to end a run of 15 straight losses. Vasek Pospisil edged Reilly Opelka 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7) and Denis Shapovalov
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6:25 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s hopes alive against Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals on Tuesday. The top-ranked Spaniard defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 7-6 (7) to level the series 1-1 after Andrey Rublev had rallied to beat Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (0) in the first match.
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5:37 PM ET More than 100 members of Congress expressed their “firm opposition” to a proposal by MLB that would reportedly eliminate more than 40 minor league teams. The letter, signed Tuesday and addressed to commissioner Rob Manfred, warned that the proposal would “devastate our communities, their bond purchasers and other stakeholders affected by the
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4:41 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — The term “midget” is being dropped from youth divisions in Canadian hockey because the governing body aims to be more inclusive. Hockey Canada says it wanted to be sure it wasn’t “putting up barriers to keep people away from the sport.” The term “midget” has long been used
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4:13 PM ET Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford told reporters Tuesday that he deleted his social media accounts after receiving death threats and vulgar messages regarding the Nittany Lions first loss of the season to Minnesota. “I usually delete it closer to games, but I completely deleted it after the Minnesota game,” Clifford told reporters.
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1:20 PM ET PITTSBURGH — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin opened his weekly news conference accepting responsibility for his team’s role in Thursday night’s melee with the Cleveland Browns. “It was ugly,” said Tomlin, who had refused to take any questions about the incident directly after the game. “It was ugly for the game of football.
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12:41 PM ET Australia is finalizing an agreement with Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown for him to return as the Aussies’ national team coach, sources told ESPN. Brown will coach the Aussies in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on a roster that could include Sixers All-Star Ben Simmons. The Australian team includes several NBA players, including
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7:00 AM ET THE MOVING VAN from Sacramento chokes its way through Miami’s thick August air. It contains the objects of Jeff David’s life, all destined for the Davids’ new house in the affluent Pinecrest neighborhood. It is July 2018, and much of David’s family is on hand to help with the move. Jeff’s mother-in-law
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8:48 AM GMT New Zealand Rugby chairman Brent Impey confirmed on Tuesday the All Blacks will announce Steve Hansen’s successor as head coach in December. Impey said earlier this month 26 homegrown coaches had been identified to take over from Hansen, who guided the All Blacks to the 2015 World Cup title and a third-place
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8:00 AM ET Alabama freshman cornerback Scooby Carter has entered his name into the transfer portal. “First I would like to thank the University of Alabama and the coaches for helping me and allowing me to play the spot I love as such an amazing school,” he tweeted Monday. “I also want to thank my
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