1:26 PM GMT England have made two changes for Saturday’s pivotal Six Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff with Jack Nowell and Ben Moon coming into the starting XV. Nowell replaces the injured Chris Ashton on the wing while Moon steps in for the sidelined Mako Vunipola at loose-head prop. Wales have also made two
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10:00 PM GMT The ongoing uncertainty over Manu Tuilagi’s future will not distract England from Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Wales, but it has not saved him from jokes being made at his expense. Tuilagi is understood to be weighing up a switch to Racing 92 ahead of next season. Leicester Tigers are keen to
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10:06 PM ET Two-time lightweight world titleholder Brandon Rios was in what turned out to be a 19-month retirement when he made the decision to return to the ring in mid-2017. He is 2-1 since and said Thursday that he believes a victory on Saturday will position him to fight for a world title for
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10:05 PM ET Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels have signed pitcher Dan Jennings to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. A left-hander, Jennings appeared in 72 games last season for the Milwaukee Brewers and had a 4-5 record with a 3.22 ERA. Jennings signed with the Brewers
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10:13 PM ET Former UCLA linebacker/defensive end Jaelan Phillips is transferring to Miami, he announced Thursday night on Twitter. Phillips, who was rated by ESPN as the nation’s No. 3 overall prospect in the 2017 recruiting class, medically retired in December after two injury-plagued seasons with the Bruins. He played in just 11 games, starting
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12:51 AM ET Tampa Bay right winger Nikita Kucherov‘s goal in the second period against Buffalo on Thursday night gave him his 100th point of the season, making him the quickest to that milestone in more than 20 years. Kucherov, who leads the NHL in scoring, reached the century mark in the Lightning‘s 62nd game
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9:19 PM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Fifth-seeded Joao Sousa was eliminated from the Rio Open on Thursday, adding to the list of favorites knocked out of the clay-court tournament in the early stages. Norwegian Casper Ruud topped Portugal’s Sousa 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the round of 16. Top seeds Dominic Thiem of
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8:50 PM ET New Orleans Pelicans interim general manager Danny Ferry met with disgruntled star Anthony Davis this week and informed him the team would continue playing him but planned to cut his minutes. The Pelicans will also reduce the minutes of point guard Jrue Holiday, Ferry said Thursday. The team plans to give more
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8:21 PM ET MEXICO CITY — The first-tee announcer at Club de Golf Chapultepec had Tiger Woods laughing as he teed up his ball, introducing the 80-time PGA Tour winner in most unusual fashion. But Woods’ introduction to a Mexico golf competition was not so funny. Woods promptly knocked his tee shot out of bounds,
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5:16 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Top seed Alison Van Uytvanck booked her spot in the Hungarian Ladies Open quarterifinals with a straight sets victory over Iga Swiatek Thursday. Belgian Van Uytvanck moved into the last eight with a comfortable 6-4, 7-5 win over Poland’s Swiatek, where she will face
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5:04 PM ET UFC bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes on Thursday shot down the possibility that she’ll be fighting at UFC 237 in her native Brazil on May 11. “It will be tough,” Nunes said in an interview with Combate. “I’m thinking about fighting in the end of the year, around November or December.
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5:14 PM ET METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints are releasing veteran safety Kurt Coleman after just one season, a source confirmed on Thursday. The news was first reported by the NFL Network. Coleman’s release comes as no surprise after his role diminished in New Orleans throughout the season. He played only three snaps
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4:49 PM ET ESPN News Services FORT MYERS, Fla. — Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo has died after collapsing at the team’s spring training ballpark. The newspaper said Cafardo had an embolism Thursday and Red Sox medical staff was unable to revive him. He was 62. Nick Cafardo, our widely respected baseball columnist,
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