Month: April 2021

12:41 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — One of the Arizona Diamondbacks‘ top prospects, Kristian Robinson, won’t begin this season in the minor leagues, more than one year after he was arrested for allegedly punching an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer in the face. Robinson, who was 19 at the time of the arrest,
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Apr 29, 2021 Endeavor Group Holdings, the media conglomerate and ownership company of UFC, launched an initial public offering Thursday. Executives Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, as well as UFC president Dana White, all appeared at the New York Stock Exchange, where Endeavor stock began trading at $24 per share and closed at $25.20. “It’s
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Apr 29, 2021 Former All-Pro NFL running back Marshawn Lynch has joined the PFL as an investor and brand ambassador, the promotion announced Thursday. Lynch, whose fandom of MMA is well known, is the latest celebrity to partner with the league. He joins a list that includes comedian Kevin Hart and music artist Wiz Khalifa.
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Apr 27, 2021 Conor McGregor is no longer the majority owner of the whiskey brand he founded, but the UFC star has added to his growing fortune. Proximo Spirits, a company that owns Jose Cuervo and other alcohol brands, has acquired a majority stake in Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey in a deal worth up
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9:17 PM ET Dallas Mavericks center/power forward Kristaps Porzingis exited Thursday night’s 115-105 win over the Detroit Pistons because of soreness in his right knee. Porzingis, who had missed the previous three games because of a sprained left ankle, complained of the knee soreness midway through the third quarter. The visiting Mavericks announced at the
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3:29 PM ET Associated Press MUNICH — Top-seeded Alexander Zverev lost in the Munich Open quarterfinals to Belarussian qualifier Ilya Ivashka 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-3 on Friday. Trying to add to his Munich titles in 2017 and ’18, Zverev served for the match against Ivashka at 5-4 in the second set. But he was broken.
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2:44 PM ET King Fury, the 20-1 horse named after lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has been scratched from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. King Fury’s trainer, Kenny McPeek, tweeted the horse spiked 104 degree fever with an elevated white count on Friday afternoon after a galloping session this morning, leading to the decision to pull King
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1:13 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — The Seattle Kraken are free to make trades and sign players after making their final expansion payment to the NHL. Seattle owners paid $650 million to become the 32nd franchise. The Kraken begin play next season. “On behalf of the board of governors, I am delighted to officially
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1:13 PM ET Associated Press Atlanta Motor Speedway will open its grandstands to full capacity for the July NASCAR weekend. Following the lead of other major sports facilities in the Atlanta metro area, the 1.54-mile trioval in suburban Hampton, Georgia, is planning to fill as many seats as possible for its next major event. The
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9:18 AM ET Aramide Oladipo Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said the club’s transfer plans this summer will not be affected if they miss out on Champions League qualification this season. Liverpool are four points off the top four after slipping to late draws against Leeds United and Newcastle United in recent weeks. – Stream
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11:48 AM BST The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals will take place at London’s Twickenham Stadium in May in front of up to 10,000 fans, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Friday. The matches were due to take place in Marseille on May 21 and May 22 respectively but were moved out of
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11:29 AM ET Associated Press MADRID — Second-seeded Naomi Osaka made her return to clay to beat Misaki Doi 7-5, 6-2 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Friday. Osaka overcame Doi’s strong start by hitting six aces and breaking her serve five times. A leg injury meant Osaka missed last season’s clay-court
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