Aug 13, 2018 Jessica LenchnerESPN They may be household names now, but some professional athletes were first in the spotlight as kids on the baseball fields of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. And while some stuck to the diamond and went on to have careers in Major League Baseball, others found success
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9:10 AM ET TJ Doheny, cheered on by a passionate group of Irish fans who made the trip to Tokyo, upset Ryosuke Iwasa to win a junior featherweight world title on Thursday at Korakuen Hall. Despite blood running down his face from cuts under both eyes, and seemingly fading over the final few rounds, mandatory
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8:56 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Kasey Kahne will no longer race in the NASCAR Cup Series full time after the 2018 season, he announced Thursday morning. The 38-year-old Kahne, 28th in the series standings in his first year
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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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