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3:01 PM ET Napoli paid the price for playing a weakened side as they dropped Champions League points in 0-0 draw away at Racing Genk on Wednesday. After beating holders Liverpool in their opening Group E game, coach Carlo Ancelotti left out Lorenzo Insigne and dropped Dries Mertens to the bench against the Belgian champions,
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6:50 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals of the Japan Open on Wednesday by beating Japanese wild-card entry Go Soeda 6-3, 7-5. Djokovic, who is attempting to win a title on his tournament debut for the 10th time, hit 10 aces and saved three of four break points. Djokovic retired
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2:56 AM ET Joseph Parker is out of his scheduled bout with Dereck Chisora at the O2 Arena in London on Oct. 26, Eddie Hearn has confirmed. The New Zealander (26-2, 20 KOs) is suffering from illness, Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn said. Hearn took to Twitter to announce the development, adding: “We are working on
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12:25 AM ET LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers mowed through the regular season with a franchise-record 106 victories and stand as favorites to reach the World Series for a third consecutive fall. They trailed only the Houston Astros in run-differential, led the National League in OPS and paced the entire sport in ERA.
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10:03 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins offered a mea culpa to receiver Adam Thielen after he failed to connect with his teammate on a handful of plays during Minnesota’s 16-6 loss at Chicago in Week 4. Thielen was a guest on Cousins’ weekly show “Under Center with Kirk Cousins” that airs on
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9:23 PM ET EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Of all the additions the Los Angeles Lakers made this offseason, it’s two centers — Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee — who are standing out the most to first-year coach Frank Vogel. “Our centers have really impressed me,” Vogel said Tuesday at the conclusion of his team’s sixth
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11:11 PM ET Matthew Willis Sunday, after the checkered flag falls, is always one of the saddest times of the NASCAR season. I’m talking, of course, that I can no longer use the term Roval for another season. What, you think I was referring to the elimination of four drivers from the playoffs? Sad for
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7:03 PM ET The UFC has added a lightweight fight between Kevin Lee and Gregor Gillespie to its UFC 244 pay-per-view event on Nov. 2, promotion officials said Tuesday. UFC 244 is scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden, in Gillespie’s home state. Lee (17-5) is a longtime lightweight but moved up to the
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6:04 PM ET Bantamweight contender Joshua Greer Jr. will take on former world title challenger Antonio Nieves in his next fight. Top Rank announced Greer-Nieves as the co-feature on Tuesday for the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN+ show headlined by the Shakur Stevenson-Joet Gonzalez vacant featherweight world title fight on Oct. 26 (ESPN+, main card
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5:53 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson didn’t want to have any miscues on his first official day of practice. So there were no windmill dunks. No dribbling between the legs. He just wanted to be one of the guys. “It’s the first practice,” Williamson said Tuesday. “I’m
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5:11 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — Georgia Tech has lost leading receiver Jalen Camp and starting center Kenny Cooper to season-ending surgeries. Coach Geoff Collins said Tuesday that Camp, Cooper and offensive tackle Jahaziel Lee, whose season ended with an injury in mid-September, are eligible for redshirts and could return next year as fifth-year
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5:14 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University says more than 1,000 instances of decades-old sexual misconduct by a now-deceased team doctor were reported in 2018. Nearly 1,000 instances of alleged fondling and 30 instances of alleged rape by Richard Strauss are reflected in the latest campus crime data the school disclosed
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4:29 PM ET BEREA, Ohio — The Baltimore Ravens posted a story and video Tuesday on their website arguing that cornerback Marlon Humphrey wasn’t guilty of choking Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Cleveland coach Freddie Kitchens, however, isn’t buying that retort. “Did you see the video?” he answered rhetorically, when asked to respond.
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