Month: February 2018

Clarity in the talent-rich cruiserweight division is nearly at hand. Two of the 200-pound division’s major titles were unified on Saturday in Riga, Latvia, where Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk won a fiercely contested majority decision against hometown hero Mairis Briedis in an outstanding fight in the semifinals of the eight-man World Boxing Super Series tournament. Next
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UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is open to sharing the Octagon with bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw this summer — but he does not believe Dillashaw is in his same class when it comes to a pound-for-pound discussion. Johnson (27-2) is currently in talks to defend his 125-pound title against Dillashaw. The 11-time defending champion has
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Former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel says he is taking an “indefinite break” from baseball. The only player selected in the draft before Kris Bryant four years ago was still mired in the minors in 2017, and may never reach his own major league moment. “I don’t know what the future holds. I’m pursuing
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10:47 AM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Kristina Mladenovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Thursday by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 6-4. Returning to the court for the first time since her first-round loss to Ana Bogdan at the Australian
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Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon, the second-leading scorer in the NHL, will miss two to four weeks with an upper-body injury, the team announced Thursday. MacKinnon, who has 61 points, was hurt in the second period Tuesday on a hit from Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler. The 22-year-old center appeared to be favoring his left shoulder
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OAKLAND, Calif. — If the Golden State Warriors can create a max salary slot this offseason, the defending NBA champions could position themselves to secure a meeting with LeBron James, league sources told ESPN. There is no indication that Golden State is evaluating such options to acquire the Cleveland Cavaliers star at this time. A
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Retired professional boxer Floyd Mayweather is teasing the idea of accepting a mixed martial arts fight, despite shooting down the notion just one month ago. Mayweather, 40, posted a video of himself standing in an MMA cage on social media Wednesday. The post was captioned, “Come at the king, you best not miss.” “2018, Floyd
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9:20 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 Johnny Manziel’s self-imposed deadline to sign with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats passed Wednesday without an agreement. The Tiger-Cats issued a statement that left open the possibility for future negotiations. “While the discussions
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