Month: March 2021

6:25 PM ET Endeavor, the powerhouse Hollywood talent agency, has agreed to own 100% of the UFC, according to a filing Wednesday with the Securities Exchange Commission. Endeavor acquired a majority stake of UFC parent company Zuffa from the Fertitta brothers in July 2016 when it was then known as WME-IMG. Currently, Endeavor owns 50.1%
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Mar 30, 2021 Manny Pacquiao is in discussions to return to the boxing ring after an absence of nearly two years to fight WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford on June 5, a source at Top Rank confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. Pacquiao, 42, would be facing ESPN’s No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in a pay-per-view bout
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5:13 PM ET WBC world lightweight champion Devin Haney will defend his title against Jorge Linares in Las Vegas on May 29. Haney (25-0, 15 KO) will make his third title defense after unanimous decision wins over Alfredo Santiago and Yuriorkis Gamboa in November 2020. He won the belt by defeating Zaur Abdullaev in September
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5:40 PM ET Former four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez is planning a return to the ring against fellow former four-division champ Miguel Cotto in an exhibition match on June 12 in Miami, a source confirmed to ESPN. Even as an exhibition, Cotto-Marquez will add to the rich boxing rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico.
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5:09 PM ET Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder’s family has gained complete control of the franchise for the first time since buying it more than two decades ago. NFL owners unanimously approved Snyder’s purchase of the remaining 40.5% of the Washington Football Team from the franchise’s minority owners, a source told ESPN. The NFL
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2:55 PM ET Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman was named GM for the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team for the 2022 Beijing Games. Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin will serve as Bowman’s assistant GM. “The combination of a Stanley Cup-winning GM [Bowman] and a Hall of Fame player [Guerin] who has competed
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3:10 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — No. 2 Naomi Osaka‘s 23-match winning streak ended Wednesday when she lost to Maria Sakkari of Greece in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open, 6-0, 6-4. The defeat was Osaka’s first since February 2020, and it ended any chance of reclaiming the No. 1 ranking this week from
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3:51 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County sheriff says detectives have determined what caused Tiger Woods to crash his SUV last month in Southern California but would not release details Wednesday, citing unspecified privacy concerns for the golf star. Woods suffered serious injuries in the Feb. 23 crash when he
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1:23 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — While moving forward with a plan to change their name, the Indians said they will not permit fans inside Progressive Field wearing Native American headdresses or face paint. The team announced the fan dress policy for the 2021 season Wednesday in advance of Monday’s home opener against the
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For England’s Test hopefuls the start of the County Championship season offers a simple, if slightly vague, formula for realising their dream: make runs, take wickets, get noticed by the national selectors. Ollie Robinson, the Sussex seam bowler, is among a handful of current players to have progressed considerably further along that path. Having spent
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1:59 PM ET The justices of the Supreme Court of the United States questioned whether amateurism is an essential part of the NCAA’s business model Wednesday during a landmark hearing for the future of college sports while also expressing concerns about starting a slippery slope of judicial rulings that could lead to the destruction of
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12:40 PM ET Associated Press ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia has bulked up its nonconference football schedule even more, announcing a home-and-home series with Louisville in 2026-27. The schools announced jointly Wednesday that the Bulldogs will visit Louisville on Sept. 19, 2026, while the Cardinals will be in Athens on Sept. 18, 2027. Georgia and Louisville
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