Aug 15, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN When you look at Mount Rushmore, the four American presidents staring back were selected by sculptor Gutzon Borglum to define the first 130 years of American history. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson shared an era, Abraham Lincoln defined his, and Theodore Roosevelt was a symbol of expansion and development of
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8:32 AM ET The parents of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who died in June from heatstroke caused during a team workout, say the toxic culture in the football program played a role in their son’s death and that DJ Durkin should no longer be allowed to coach. “He shouldn’t be able to work with
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4:31 PM ET Carl Frampton claims he is in his “prime” ahead of Saturday’s fight against Luke Jackson at Windsor Park. Frampton (25-1, 14 KOs) defeated Nonito Donaire in a unanimous points victory to win the interim WBO featherweight belt in his last fight in April, but insists he is now in an even better
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9:03 AM ET Tony Bellew believes an agreement to fight Oleksandr Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs) is “inevitable”, but has warned the Ukrainian it must happen this year. Negotiations between the two camps are already underway as Bellew (30-2, 20 KOs), who is due to retire at the end of 2018, looks to secure one final
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8:31 AM ET The top stars of men’s tennis are divided on how long they should be playing. Novak Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and Sloane Stephens had to have her thumb bandaged, but both still advanced at the Western & Southern Open. With a straight-set win on Tuesday, second-seeded Roger Federer extended his winning
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5:17 AM BST Greg GrowdenESPN Rugby Close After more than 30 years with The Sydney Morning Herald and Fairfax Media in Australia, Greg Growden now writes exclusively online for ESPN. Never afraid to step on toes, you can expect plenty of compelling insight from one of Australia’s most renowned writers. Winning Bledisloe Cup matches requires
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1:16 AM ET PHILADELPHIA — When the Phillies acquired Wilson Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays at the non-waiver trade deadline, they were looking to add a veteran catcher who could nurture their young pitching staff and be an offensive difference-maker in a tight National League East race down the stretch. One game into his
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12:36 AM ET METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor suffered a bone bruise in his knee and a sprained ankle during Wednesday’s practice, according to a source. It’s unclear how long Okafor will be sidelined. But the prognosis — which was first reported by the NFL Network — is relatively good
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12:31 AM ET The University of Maryland board of regents has called a special meeting Friday to receive updates about the school’s actions in the wake of the June 13 death of football player Jordan McNair. The meeting will take place in closed session via conference call. The regents elected to close the meeting, citing
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11:23 PM ET Iran Diaz will be a big-time underdog when he challenges junior bantamweight world champion and top-10 pound-for-pound fighter Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, but he has enlisted a legend, Juan Manuel Marquez, to be part of his team as he aims for what would be a monumental upset. Diaz will challenge Sor Rungvisai for
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9:57 PM ET Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Jesus Montenegro of Argentina, the 998th-ranked amateur in the world, toppled top-ranked Braden Thornberry of Olive Branch, Mississippi, 2 and 1 in the U.S. Amateur on Wednesday at Pebble Beach as the world’s top three amateurs lost in the round of 64. The 21-year-old Montenegro is
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7:14 PM ET The Anaheim Ducks have signed right winger Ondrej Kase to a three-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. The new deal is worth $7.8 million with an average annual value of $2.6 million, according to multiple media reports. The 22-year-old Kase set career highs in goals (20), assists (18), points (38) and plus-minus
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7:23 PM ET An investment made by Kobe Bryant has yielded more than 30 times its money in fewer than four-and-a-half years. On Tuesday, Coca-Cola announced it purchased a minority stake in sports drink BodyArmor. Bryant made his first investment in the brand, for roughly 10 percent of the company, in March 2014, putting in
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6:30 PM BST ESPN staff England and Gloucester star Danny Cipriani has been arrested and charged with assault after an incident at a nightclub in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Cipriani, who recently returned to the England fold, was taking part in Gloucester’s pre-season tour of Jersey. Police say he has been charged with
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