• October 16, 2021

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Derek Brunson submits Darren Till in UFC main event, calls for middleweight title shot

Derek Brunson submits Darren Till in UFC main event, calls for middleweight title shot

Derek Brunson has fought just about anyone who is anyone in the UFC’s middleweight division. The one thing he had been searching for is that signature triumph to push him into the title picture. On Saturday,…

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France’s winless run continues with Ukraine draw in World Cup qualifying

France’s winless run continues with Ukraine draw in World Cup qualifying

France’s winless streak stretched to five matches as Les Bleus were held to a 1-1 draw away to Ukraine in their World Cup qualifier in Group D on Saturday. The world champions fell behind when Mykola Shaparenko found the…

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Andreescu cruises into 4th round, extends set win streak

Andreescu cruises into 4th round, extends set win streak

Andreescu continues to roll along at the U.S. Open. The sixth-seeded Andreescu overpowered Belgium’s Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-2 in one hour seven minutes Saturday to advance. She converted four-of-seven break chances to improve to 10-0…

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Novak Djokovic keeps focus despite noisy US Open fan, remains unbeaten in Slams this season

Novak Djokovic keeps focus despite noisy US Open fan, remains unbeaten in Slams this season

Novak Djokovic missed an overhead along the way to getting broken for the only time Thursday night and stared at a man in the Arthur Ashe Stadium stands who made noise during the point. After breaking…

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Italy equal European unbeaten record in draw with Bulgaria

Italy equal European unbeaten record in draw with Bulgaria

Italy made it 35 games undefeated to equal the European record run set by Spain but were ultimately disappointed as they were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Bulgaria in their Group C World Cup qualifier on…

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Canada, U.S. Eagles renew rivalry in Rugby World Cup qualifying series

Canada, U.S. Eagles renew rivalry in Rugby World Cup qualifying series

Canada and the U.S. Eagles will both be missing players from their starting lineup when they kick off their two-legged Rugby World Cup qualifying series Saturday in St. John’s, N.L. Star fly half A.J. MacGinty,…

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Sloane Stephens defeats Coco Gauff in 66-minute rout at US Open

Sloane Stephens defeats Coco Gauff in 66-minute rout at US Open

Three years ago, a reporter asked Sloane Stephens to point out a younger tennis player most fans might not have heard of yet, someone she thought could become a household name some day. Stephens paused to ponder,…

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Cristiano Ronaldo heroics lead Portugal to late win over Republic of Ireland

Cristiano Ronaldo heroics lead Portugal to late win over Republic of Ireland

Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time leading scorer in men’s international football when he headed two late goals to give Portugal a 2-1 comeback triumph over Republic of Ireland in Group A of World Cup Qualifying on Wednesday. The Manchester United forward saw Gavin…

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Canada’s Aurélie Rivard captures 2nd gold medal in Tokyo

Canada’s Aurélie Rivard captures 2nd gold medal in Tokyo

Canada’s Aurélie Rivard has struck gold for a second time in Tokyo, successfully defending another Paralympic title at the Games. The 25-year-old had a powerful race, obliterating her own world record by concluding with a time…

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Back on good terms with Dana White, lightweight Justin Gaethje, 32, signs UFC contract extension

Back on good terms with Dana White, lightweight Justin Gaethje, 32, signs UFC contract extension

UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje has signed a contract extension that will keep him inside the Octagon, ahead of his upcoming fight versus Michael Chandler at UFC 268 on Nov. 6. Gaethje (22-3) broke the news…

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Antoine Griezmann back to Atletico Madrid as Barcelona bring Luuk De Jong as replacement

Antoine Griezmann back to Atletico Madrid as Barcelona bring Luuk De Jong as replacement

Antoine Griezmann has rejoined Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on a season-long loan, the LaLiga clubs announced on Tuesday. The loan deal is worth €10 million ($12 million) with an option from Griezmann to stay permanently for around €40m ($47m), multiple…

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Shapovalov rebounds with 1st-round victory at U.S. Open after early exit in Cincinnati

Shapovalov rebounds with 1st-round victory at U.S. Open after early exit in Cincinnati

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov cruised into the second round of men’s singles competition at the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Argentina’s Federico Delbonis on Tuesday in New York. The seventh seed from…

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Stefanos Tsitsipas overcomes 2012 champion Andy Murray in grueling first-round match at US Open

Stefanos Tsitsipas overcomes 2012 champion Andy Murray in grueling first-round match at US Open

Andy Murray tumbled to the ground on his artificial hip, losing his balance in sweat-soaked shoes and leaving splotches on Arthur Ashe Stadium’s blue court from his soggy clothing. Murray muttered to himself, as he often…

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Man United, Leeds in talks over Daniel James deal

Man United, Leeds in talks over Daniel James deal

Manchester United are in talks with Leeds United over a deal for Daniel James, sources have told ESPN. There have been discussions about both a loan or permanent move for the Wales winger, who has spent the last two seasons at…

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Canada’s Keely Shaw narrowly misses podium in road cycling time trial

Canada’s Keely Shaw narrowly misses podium in road cycling time trial

Canada’s Keely Shaw narrowly missed her second medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. The Saskatoon resident placed fourth in the women’s road cycling C4 time trial on Tuesday in Japan with a time of 42 minutes…

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Verstappen wins in Belgium without racing a single lap

Verstappen wins in Belgium without racing a single lap

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen earned the rain-hit Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday without racing even a single lap as half-points were awarded for only the sixth time in Formula One history. After some three hours…

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Barcelona reject Emerson Royal bid from Tottenham despite financial woes

Barcelona reject Emerson Royal bid from Tottenham despite financial woes

Barcelona have rejected an opening bid from Tottenham for right-back Emerson Royal worth €20 million plus Serge Aurier, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Barca expect Tottenham to return with another offer before Tuesday’s transfer deadline but sources have told ESPN it…

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Edmonton runner Marco Arop extends podium streak, placing 3rd in Paris

Edmonton runner Marco Arop extends podium streak, placing 3rd in Paris

Marco Arop made it five podium finishes in as many Diamond League races this season with a third-place effort in the men’s 800 metres at the Meeting de Paris on Saturday. Racing for the third…

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Novak Djokovic faces qualifier to start US Open in bid for calendar-year Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic faces qualifier to start US Open in bid for calendar-year Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic will start his bid to win the US Open for a men’s-record 21st major tennis championship and to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam by facing a player who comes through qualifying. Win that match…

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Real Madrid, PSG nearing Kylian Mbappe’s transfer on €180m deal

Real Madrid, PSG nearing Kylian Mbappe’s transfer on €180m deal

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are nearing a deal for Kylian Mbappe after Spanish club made an offer worth €180 million ($212 million) for the player’s transfer, multiple sources told ESPN. The LaLiga side’s proposal — worth €170m plus €10m…

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Canadians Davies, David, Hutchinson back in the mix for key World Cup qualifiers

Canadians Davies, David, Hutchinson back in the mix for key World Cup qualifiers

Canada’s men’s national soccer team will feature a squad near full strength for three crucial World Cup qualifying games, with veteran Atiba Hutchinson and young stars Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David returning to the fold…

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Serena Williams withdraws from US Open, citing hamstring recovery

Serena Williams withdraws from US Open, citing hamstring recovery

Serena Williams added herself to the list of big-name withdrawals from the US Open on Wednesday, pulling out of the year’s last Grand Slam tournament because of a torn hamstring. Williams hasn’t competed since injuring her…

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Manchester City open to Cristiano Ronaldo deal after Harry Kane stays at Tottenham

Manchester City open to Cristiano Ronaldo deal after Harry Kane stays at Tottenham

Manchester City have not dismissed the option of signing Cristiano Ronaldo after Harry Kane committed his immediate future to Tottenham, sources have told ESPN. Kane posted on social media on Wednesday to confirm he will not leave Spurs this summer, bringing an…

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Canadian Luke Willson says he’s retiring from football

Canadian Luke Willson says he’s retiring from football

Tight end Luke Willson stated Wednesday he’s stepping away from football, one day after re-signing with the Seattle Seahawks. In a lengthy statement on social media, Willson said after being back in the building and…

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Aliaksandra Sasnovich outlasts 5th-seeded Nadia Podoroska to reach Tennis in the Land quarterfinals

Aliaksandra Sasnovich outlasts 5th-seeded Nadia Podoroska to reach Tennis in the Land quarterfinals

Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus defeated fifth-seeded Nadia Podoroska of Argentina 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals at Tennis in the Land on Tuesday. No. 37 Podoroska double-faulted on set point in the second and committed…

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Real Madrid see €160m Kylian Mbappe offer rejected by PSG: sources

Real Madrid see €160m Kylian Mbappe offer rejected by PSG: sources

Real Madrid have launched a €160 million ($188m) offer to sign Kylian Mbappe which has been instantly rejected by Paris Saint-Germain, multiple sources have told ESPN. Sources close to Real Madrid admit to ESPN that the discussions will be…

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Canadian Aurélie Rivard’s Paralympic title defence underway with berth to 50m freestyle final

Canadian Aurélie Rivard’s Paralympic title defence underway with berth to 50m freestyle final

Canadian world-record holder and five-time Paralympic medalist Aurélie Rivard is off to the women’s 50m freestyle S10 final at the Tokyo Paralympics. Rivard, who won gold in the event at Rio 2016, placed second in…

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WBO orders Sept. 2 purse bid for Terence Crawford-Shawn Porter title fight

WBO orders Sept. 2 purse bid for Terence Crawford-Shawn Porter title fight

Terence Crawford is inching closer to the biggest fight of his career. After Top Rank and PBC failed to complete a deal for Crawford to defend his title versus Shawn Porter by Friday’s deadline, the…

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Barcelona’s Jordi Alba to take ‘significant’ pay cut to aid club

Barcelona’s Jordi Alba to take ‘significant’ pay cut to aid club

Jordi Alba has followed Gerard Pique in agreeing to a pay cut to help Barcelona’s drive to decrease their wage bill following years of overspending, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Some reports suggest Alba’s reduced his wages by as…

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Canadian Savannah Sutherland wins bronze in 400-metre hurdles at U20 World Athletics

Canadian Savannah Sutherland wins bronze in 400-metre hurdles at U20 World Athletics

Canadian Savannah Sutherland won bronze in the women’s 400-metre hurdles at the U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi on Sunday. The Borden, Sask. native set a personal best time of 57.27 seconds to collect Canada’s second podium finish…