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9:37 PM ET Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. — Flightline ran away in all six of his races, and ran away with top honors at the Eclipse Awards on Thursday night. And trainer Todd Pletcher, for the first time in nearly a decade, received the sport’s top prize as well. Flightline – the now-retired winner
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Jan 26, 2023 Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has ruled out running next month’s NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500. Castroneves has been chasing a seat since winning one of Tony Stewart‘s summer all-star races last season to win a bet with the SRX head that promised Castroneves help finding
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8:34 AM GMT Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) chairman Ieuan Evans said he will set up an external task force to examine accusations of sexism, racism and misogyny within the governing body as it looks to address issues raised by a BBC Wales documentary. Several former female WRU employees, including Charlotte Wathan, who resigned as the
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11:15 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Having been threatened by guns and knives growing up, Anthony Yarde insists he has no fear or anxiety going into Saturday’s world light heavyweight
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Jan 22, 2023 The depth of the sport has been tested at the 2023 Australian Open. The men’s field has been theoretically limited by injuries to both Carlos Alcaraz (who withdrew from the tournament before it began) and Rafael Nadal (who lost in the second round), and an early-round upset loss for 2022 finalist Daniil
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Jan 21, 2023 Ed Reed, a Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowl selection with the Baltimore Ravens, announced Saturday he will no longer be the head coach at Bethune-Cookman. Reed was tearful during a 15-minute goodbye in front of players and parents. “We’ve been around here trying to change things,” Reed said. “My vision
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10:38 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two-time Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth finally reached the top rung of his career on Friday night when he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The 50-year-old Kenseth, who drove 18 full seasons in NASCAR before retiring in 2020 with 39 Cup victories and 20
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3:16 PM GMT Tackling above the waist will be banned in community rugby matches from next season to “reduce head impact exposure and concussion risk”, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Thursday. The RFU added that ball carriers would be encouraged to “follow the principle of evasion” and avoid “late dipping.” “Designed to improve
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2:08 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Chris Eubank Jr. faces former world welterweight champion Liam Smith in Manchester on Saturday, but talk of fighting Conor Benn has not faded. Eubank
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Jan 11, 2023 ESPN staff From the early heroics of the Fun Belt to Tennessee‘s resurgence to a 200-1 long shot making the College Football Playoff National Championship, this college football season had it all. USC reemerged as a threat from the West Coast behind Caleb Williams‘ Heisman-worthy season before falling to upstart Tulane in
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Jan 13, 2023 Associated Press Actor Frankie Muniz, who starred in “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Agent Cody Banks,” announced that he’s competing as a full-time race car driver in the ARCA Menards Series. The series is a low-level feeder series for NASCAR — one that typically features less-experienced drivers — and will serve as
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Jan 10, 2023 Mike CoppingerESPN Errol Spence Jr.’s next fight won’t come against Terence Crawford, and it won’t even take place for Spence’s three welterweight titles. Instead, Spence will meet Keith Thurman in a junior middleweight bout that’s expected to take place in April, sources told ESPN. A matchup between Spence and Thurman was highly
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