3:54 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Japanese pitcher Shun Yamaguchi, who led Japan’s Central League in wins, strikeouts and winning percentage this season, says he wants to move to the major leagues through the posting system. The 32-year-old right-hander declared his intention this week and becomes the first player from the Yomiuri Giants to
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5:30 AM ET An amateur mixed martial arts fighter has died in England after suffering a brain injury during a match. Saeideh Aletaha, 26, was competing at a Fast and Furious Fight Series (FFS) event in Southampton’s Central Hall on Saturday when she was critically injured. She was taken to hospital following the fight, but
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5:47 AM ET The inaugural edition of the new-look Davis Cup got underway on Monday as Croatia began their Davis Cup title defence with a 3-0 loss to Group B opponents Russia. Without their injured talisman Marin Cilic and with the team in upheaval after captain Zeljko Krajan was axed two days before their opening
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10:17 PM ET Kenny Bruce Kyle Busch captured his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship and Joe Gibbs Racing dominated on the racetrack, winning a stunning 19 of 36 points races while becoming the first organization to put three of its four teams in the Championship 4 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch, who captured
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9:14 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway has been ejected from a game for spitting on a player from the Anaheim Ducks. Hathaway spit on defenseman Erik Gudbranson during a brawl late in the second period Monday night with referee Peter MacDougall standing a few feet away. Officials reviewed video
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7:32 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper would not address the future of coach Ron Rivera and general manager Marty Hurney during a Monday meeting with Charlotte-based reporters, but made it clear he will not accept long-term mediocrity. Tepper also made it clear no decision has been made on the future
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6:42 PM ET Associated Press HOUSTON — Yuli Gurriel has agreed to an $8.3 million, one-year contract with the Houston Astros, a $300,000 raise from his originally scheduled salary for next season. Gurriel hit .298 and set career bests with 31 homers and 104 RBIs as the Astros won the American League pennant for the
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6:11 PM ET BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU linebacker Michael Divinity returned to practice on Monday, two weeks after leaving the team for what Coach Ed Orgeron described at the time as personal reasons. 1 Related Divinity’s status on the team is unclear, however. Orgeron isn’t scheduled to address the media until Wednesday. Divinity’s return
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11:00 AM ET Yoel Romero has lost three of his past four fights, yet the former Cuban Olympic wrestler seems to be a popular choice when it comes to being the next challenger for Israel Adesanya‘s UFC middleweight championship. Does the “Soldier of God” think he’ll be the next challenger? Adesanya said he’ll be willing
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5:21 PM ET PHILADELPHIA — Following a shooting at a New Jersey high school football playoff game between Pleasantville and Camden Friday night that injured three and suspended play, the teams were in search of a neutral site to finish the game. That’s where the Philadelphia Eagles stepped in. The Eagles have offered to host
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5:28 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the honorary starter for the 2020 Daytona 500, making him part of the pre-race ceremonies for the third consecutive year. Earnhardt made the announcement on his podcast Monday, one day after the NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Daytona
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4:13 PM ET Associated Press WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Two-time Grand Slam semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe and Marcos Giron, the 2014 NCAA singles champion for UCLA, have earned main-draw berths at next year’s Australian Open via the U.S. Tennis Association’s wild-card challenge. The USTA announced the results Monday. Vandeweghe missed the 2019 Australian Open, part of
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