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10:27 PM ET LAS VEGAS — The UFC’s women’s bantamweight division has a new title contender on its hands. Ketlen Vieira (13-2), of Manaus, Brazil, improved to 3-1 in her past four fought contests on Saturday, as she outpointed former champion Holly Holm (14-6) in a five-round main event. The 135-pound fight was very close.
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7:09 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Early Voting held off hard-charging favorite Epicenter to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, validating the decision to skip the Kentucky Derby and aim for the second leg of the Triple Crown. Early Voting stalked behind the leaders for much of the race before moving into the lead
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8:52 AM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com It’s springtime in Paris so that can only mean one thing: The French Open is upon us! The start of the season has been eventful, to say the least. With Novak Djokovic‘s deportation from Australia, Rafael Nadal‘s record-breaking 21st Slam victory, world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty‘s shocking retirement and the
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1:04 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI — For the first few minutes of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, it appeared the Boston Celtics could be in some trouble. They left Miami’s shooters open for three quick 3-pointers. They allowed the Heat to get multiple second-chance opportunities. Robert Williams looked uncomfortable defending in space,
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3:42 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Floyd Mayweather’s latest stop on his post-retirement exhibition tour has been rescheduled. The event with Don Moore will take place Saturday on a helipad in Dubai, “Money” Mayweather announced via Instagram on Tuesday. The event was postponed one week after the death of UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al
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10:51 AM BST England coach Eddie Jones has included 10 uncapped players, including in-form London Irish duo Henry Arundell and Will Joseph, in a 36-man training squad to prepare for the summer tour of Australia. Joe Cokanasiga, Owen Farrell, Manu Tuilagi, Anthony Watson and Jack Willis return following injury, while prop Mako Vunipola has also
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5:41 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter was set Monday as the 6-5 morning line favorite for the Preakness Stakes, which will be run without Rich Strike. The surprise Derby winner at 80-1 is not in the field of nine for Saturday’s $1.65 million race at Pimlico. Rich Strike’s owner felt
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7:05 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kurt Busch was slowly driving his Jordan Brand-styled ride toward victory lane at Kansas Speedway on Sunday when car owner Denny Hamlin stopped him in his tracks, ducked his head through the window and said: “We did it.” Did they ever. Busch survived a weary day
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12:35 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN CARSON, Calif. — Brian Castano crumbled in a heap, the product of a right hand to the body followed by a left hook to the head from Jermell Charlo in Round 10 of an instant classic Saturday at Dignity Health Sports Park. Somehow, someway, Castano made it to his feet
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5:28 PM ET Reigning PGA Championship winner Phil Mickelson, who hasn’t played competitively in more than three months, won’t defend his title next week at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The PGA of America announced on Friday that Mickelson has withdrawn from the PGA Championship. “We have just been informed that Phil Mickelson
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6:16 PM ET ESPN News Services ROME — It was just the type of scrambling, wear-down-the-opponent mentality and shot-making that took Novak Djokovic to within one match of a calendar-year Grand Slam in 2021. A spectacle that was missing for so much of this year when Djokovic didn’t play because he wasn’t vaccinated against the
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12:45 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN MILWAUKEE – Boston Celtics forward Robert Williams III is still questionable for Friday night’s Game 6 against the Milwaukee Bucks because of left knee soreness. However, Boston coach Ime Udoka clarified that the soreness is not stemming from his surgery last month to repair the meniscus his Williams’ left knee.
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1:34 PM ET The Cleveland Guardians game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the Guardians organization, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday. The game was postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing. MLB will provide a rescheduling update when it becomes available. It was announced
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7:41 PM ET Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Joey Logano bumped leader William Byron from behind on the next to last lap to win the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday. Logano, the pole-sitter, tracked Byron for about 25 laps until catching him and hitting him hard in the rear bumper turn three. Byron
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3:19 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN LAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez, sunglasses covering some of the redness and welts that peppered his face, found himself in unfamiliar territory. For the first time since a 2013 loss to Floyd Mayweather at age 23, Alvarez sat on the dais afterward and explained how — and why — he
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7:26 PM ET Associated Press POTOMAC, Md. — Keegan Bradley did nothing special on the only easy scoring day this week at the Wells Fargo Championship, opening with an even-par 70 that left him around the cut line. Since the conditions got tougher, Bradley has been the best player at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm.
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2:49 PM ET ESPN News Services MADRID — After beating Rafael Nadal on Friday, Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz did it again with an upset of world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open tennis tournament Saturday. After defeating Nadal, his idol, in the quarterfinals, the 19-year-old Alcaraz rallied to beat Djokovic 6-7 (5), 7-5,
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8:43 PM ET The Los Angeles Lakers interviewed former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts for the franchise’s coaching job on Friday, sources told ESPN. Stotts joins the Lakers’ search process as a candidate with a history of playoff consistency, offensive creativity and an ability to build relationships with his star players. Before his dismissal
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