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10:49 PM ET ESPN News Services Tyler Strafaci is moving on at the U.S. Amateur, and he has the caddie for his opponent to thank. Strafaci, a Georgia Tech star, was all square with Argentina’s Segundo Oliva Pinto entering the 18th hole of their round of 16 match Thursday at Bandon Dunes in Bandon, Oregon.
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7:37 PM ET A UFC prospect is out of the rematch of a controversial bout from earlier this year. Ion Cutelaba, a light heavyweight up-and-comer, tested positive for COVID-19 and has withdrawn from a scheduled bout against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 252 on Saturday, Cutelaba’s manager, Tiago Okamura, confirmed Tuesday to ESPN. Russia’s TASS was
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12:42 PM ET Rockets star guard Russell Westbrook is expected to miss at least the start of Houston’s first-round playoff series because of a strained right quad muscle, sources confirmed to ESPN. Westbrook’s return will depend on how he responds to treatment, sources told ESPN. The news on Westbrook’s status was first reported Thursday by
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6:55 PM ET The Houston Texans on Thursday signed defensive tackle P.J. Hall, who was waived by the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this month after a trade with the Minnesota Vikings fell through when he failed a physical. Terms of Hall’s contract with the Texans were not disclosed. The Vikings were poised to send a
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6:34 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Slugger Kris Bryant was held out of the surging Chicago Cubs‘ starting lineup against Milwaukee on Thursday night because of a sore left wrist and ring finger. Manager David Ross didn’t disclose if Bryant would be available off the bench, but said he made the move out of
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4:59 AM ET Associated Press There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their Major League Soccer game on Wednesday in Frisco, Texas. Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and
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11:03 AM ET Like many Big Ten coaches, Purdue’s Jeff Brohm was disappointed and angry upon learning the league had postponed the fall football season. He channeled those emotions into crafting a detailed plan for a spring season. Brohm’s proposal outlines an eight-game season beginning Feb. 27 and finishing April 17, with postseason play wrapping
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6:18 PM ET Associated Press Robert Ryland, the first Black professional tennis player and later a coach to such stars as Arthur Ashe and Serena and Venus Williams, has died. He was 100. Ryland died Aug. 2 at his stepson’s home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, his wife, Nancy Ingersoll, confirmed to The New
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3:41 PM ET Associated Press Reigning US Open champion Bianca Andreescu pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament Thursday, saying the coronavirus pandemic prevented her from properly preparing for competition. Andreescu joins 2019 men’s champion Rafael Nadal in skipping the US Open. A year ago at age 19, Andreescu became the first woman in the
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5:15 PM ET Associated Press AKRON, Ohio — Steve Stricker birdied the final hole for a 2-under 68 and a share of the lead Thursday in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the PGA Tour Champions’ first major of the season. “Didn’t hit it all that good, though. I scraped it around, got it up-and-down a
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9:30 PM ET Steve KimESPN A deal has been reached for a bout between unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and IBF titleholder Teofimo Lopez. The fight is targeted for Oct. 17 and, according to sources, the bout will be broadcast on ESPN. Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs), the WBA and WBO titleholder and WBC franchise champion,
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4:11 PM BST All 12 top-flight clubs will take a stand against racism with different gestures as Premiership Rugby committed itself to making the sport more diverse and inclusive, on Wednesday. Harlequins, Leicester and Wasps players will take a knee to support the “Black Lives Matter” movement when the Premiership season resumes this weekend. 1
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1:40 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Rod Brind’Amour wasn’t going to risk another $25,000 fine from the NHL. The Carolina Hurricanes coach provided a short, four-word answer, Thursday, when asked if he had anything more to add a day after being fined for calling the league “a joke” in criticizing an officials’ ruling on
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1:27 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time Kentucky Derby winner, is recovering after recently testing positive for COVID-19. His condition was disclosed in a tweet posted by grandson Brady Wayne Lukas. “Wayne recently tested positive for COVID-19 and has since been isolating at home and
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