Month: December 2018

4:48 PM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Fifth-ranked Juan Martin del Potro will miss the Australian Open as he continues his recovery from a knee injury. “Recovery is going great and I will tell you later where I will be making my comeback,” the 30-year-old Argentine wrote on Twitter. “Unfortunately it won’t happen in
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7:43 AM ET As the calendar turns to 2019, rumors of a Corey Kluber trade continue. A series of money-saving moves saw Yan Gomes, Yonder Alonso, Yandy Diaz, and Edwin Encarnacion traded from a division winner with Carlos Santana and Jake Bauers the principal returns. Cleveland looks to have a sizable advantage in its division
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2:35 PM GMT Springboks scrum-half Faf de Klerk has extended his contact with Sale Sharks until 2023, the Premiership side announced Monday. De Klerk, who was named on a five-man shortlist for World Rugby’s player of the year for 2018, made 25 appearances for Sale in his debut season following his move from Super Rugby’s
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3:25 PM ET Floyd Mayweather’s KO victory in Round 1 over kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa in a boxing exhibition on New Year’s Eve in Saitama, Japan, was as easy as it was effective. Mayweather dropped Nasukawa multiple times in the first of a scheduled three rounds to earn $9 million, according to the “Pretty Boy.”
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1:23 PM ET ASHBURN, Va., — Washington Redskins corner Josh Norman remains confident in his standing as a top corner in the NFL; he’s also adamant about when his career will end. All it would take is a Super Bowl triumph. “When that happens, you can kiss my a– goodbye. I’m out,” Norman said. “I’ve
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1:18 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — Former Warriors swingman Patrick McCaw is practicing with the Cavaliers, who signed him to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet last week. McCaw officially joined the Cavaliers’ roster on Monday after Golden State decided not to match Cleveland’s offer. The 23-year-old McCaw had been expected to be in
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Here’s former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer on Urban Meyer’s retirement. Beamer today is ending the College Football Hall of Fame. “I was surprised when I heard it, but you know, it’s a tough business and every day is a challenge. I think he’s done a great job. I’m a fan of his, I really
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11:38 AM ET All along Floyd Mayweather insisted his three-round welterweight boxing exhibition fight with Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa was supposed to be “all about entertainment.” Mayweather preached that line throughout the unusual build up to the bout that was first on with no rules announced, then off when Mayweather suddenly backed out and
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11:03 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN SOUTH BEND, IN — The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will have to wait until New Year’s Day to take it outside at the University of Notre Dame. Steady rain in South Bend forced the teams to move their practices indoors and off the puddle-covered rink at Notre Dame Stadium
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10:52 AM ET Associated Press SHENZHEN, China — Maria Sharapova returned to competitive tennis with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) win against Timea Bacsinszky in the first round of Shenzhen Open on Monday. Sharapova cut her campaign short in September to recover from a shoulder injury. The fifth-seeded Russian, a semifinalist here last year, hit 23
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8:34 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” In November 2017, when baseball free agency ground to an unexpected halt, teams claimed that there was no nefariousness to the industry’s sudden sheepishness in signing players. They were simply waiting for
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12:00 AM ET Nick Parkisnon Floyd Mayweather dusted off the boxing gloves to deliver a boxing masterclass and stop Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round on New Year’s Eve. The former five-division world champion — now 41 — floored Nasukawa three times before the end of the first round of a three-round welterweight
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7:47 AM ET Donnie Nietes, one of the Philippines’ all-time great boxers, succeeded in his quest to win a world title in a fourth division on Monday. Nietes claimed a hard-fought split decision victory against Kazuto Ioka to win a vacant junior bantamweight belt in the action-packed main event of a world title tripleheader at
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9:31 AM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN Amanda Nunes had just shown herself to be the Baddest Woman on the Planet. But then pure emotion took over. Moments earlier on Saturday night, the 30-year-old Brazilian had stunned the mixed martial arts world by knocking out the unstoppable Cris Cyborg in 51 explosive seconds in Los Angeles. And
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5:43 AM ET Mashrafe Mortaza has secured the Narail-2 seat in Bangladesh’s national elections, winning over 96% of the votes in his constituency. His result is part of Awami League’s landslide victory, their third consecutive win in the country’s general elections. He becomes the first active international cricketer to be a member of parliament in
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