Month: January 2019

6:55 PM ET ATLANTA — Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials are confident the security plan in place for Atlanta’s Super Bowl LIII will not only keep the area safe from bomb threats and other acts of violence but will also prevent fans from being robbed or falling victim to counterfeit merchandise. More than
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5:18 PM ET After guiding Washington State to a school-record 11 wins in 2018, Mike Leach has signed a one-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2023 season. Leach is set to make $3.75 million this season and $4 million per year through the rest of the contract, which includes a retention
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5:14 PM ET SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Phil Mickelson still wants to get to 50 career wins on the PGA Tour, but he’s not as confident that it’ll happen as he was in March. On Wednesday, Mickelson, who has 43 career tour victories, walked back an assurance he made after winning the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship
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Jan 29, 2019 Andy Murray has undergone further hip surgery in a bid to save his tennis career. The former world No. 1 announced he was on the verge of retirement before the start of January’s Australian Open, saying the pain in his right hip has not subsided despite an operation a year earlier. Murray,
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3:10 PM ET Jose Aldo, one of the greatest champions in mixed martial arts history, plans to retire in 2019. Aldo (27-4) is scheduled to face Renato Moicano (13-1-1) on Saturday in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night in Fortaleza, Brazil. The event will air on ESPN+. Earlier this month, Aldo told multiple Brazilian
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2:52 PM ET Former three-division world titleholder Abner Mares suffered a right elbow injury during a sparring session Friday and, unable to overcome it, withdrew Wednesday from his shot next week against junior lightweight world titlist Gervonta Davis. Davis was supposed to make the first defense of his second 130-pound title reign against Mares on
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6:53 AM ET Keith LawESPN Senior Writer Close Senior baseball analyst for Insider Was special asst. to Blue Jays GM Wrote for Baseball Prospectus Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Welcome to ESPN’s annual ranking of the top 100 prospects in baseball. Top 100 prospects: 1-50 | 51-100 Just missed Top farm
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2:24 PM ET Associated Press WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — No. 17 Madison Keys and No. 23 Danielle Collins will lead the U.S. Fed Cup team against Australia next month. Sofia Kenin and Nicole Melichar will join them on the team announced Wednesday by the U.S. Tennis Association and team captain Kathy Rinaldi. The 25-year-old Collins
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10:46 AM ET Free-agent reliever Greg Holland has agreed to a one-year, incentive-laden contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, league sources confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday. The deal is for $3.5 million, with another $3.5 million that can be added through performance bonuses, sources said. The Athletic first reported Holland’s agreement with Arizona. Torey Lovullo, the
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9:52 AM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova won eight straight games to take control of the match before needing a tiebreaker to finally beat Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday in the second round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. Kvitova, playing her opening match after a
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9:41 AM ET As a possible solution to avoid the type of missed call from the NFC Championship Game, the NFL is expected to consider a plan that would allow limited coaches’ challenges for incorrect judgment calls that also could include a penalty or time run off if the coach is wrong, per a league
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