4:33 PM ET Associated Press SHANGHAI — Novak Djokovic opened his title defense at the Shanghai Masters by beating Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the third round. Djokovic, who had a bye into the second round, improved his career record against the Canadian player to 3-0 and has won 22 straight sets
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3:41 PM ET The United States debut of super middleweight world titlist Billy Joe Saunders will come against Marcelo Esteban Coceres. For weeks, Saunders has been ticketed to make his first 168-pound title defense on the undercard of the six-round novelty cruiserweight fight between YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul on Nov. 9 (DAZN) at
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2:04 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Andres Gimeno, the Spanish tennis player who was the oldest man to win the French Open in the professional era, has died. He was 82. The Spanish tennis federation says Gimeno died Wednesday after a long illness. Gimeno was 34 years and 301 days old when he won
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1:45 PM ET Tiger Woods‘ annual tournament to benefit his foundation will boast several players from the U.S. team he will captain a week later at the Presidents Cup and eight of the top 10-ranked players in the world. Woods is among the 16 players announced Wednesday to participate in the Hero World Challenge, which
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1:20 PM ET COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Four days after an angst-filled win over a cellar-dwelling Arkansas team, Jimbo Fisher took his customary Wednesday night seat inside a local barbecue joint. The place — Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q — was packed, as scores of fans munched on brisket, ribs and cream corn while attentively
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9:54 AM ET Saturday’s UFC Fight Night Tampa main event — Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson — is in jeopardy. According to multiple sources, Jedrzejczyk informed the UFC over a week ago that she would not be able to make the strawweight limit of 116 pounds. The UFC offered Waterson the opportunity to fight at
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Bahrain-Merida rider Kristijan Koren and sports director Borut Bozic have been given two-year bans for doping by the International Cycling Union. The Slovenian pair were provisionally suspended in May as part of the Operation Aderlass doping inquiry. Koren’s violations relate to 2011 and 2012 when he was with the former Liquigas team, while Bozic’s relate
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10:16 AM BST South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has a potential selection headache after third-choice scrum-half Cobus Reinach scored the fastest ever Rugby World Cup hat-trick in a dazzling individual display during Tuesday’s 66-7 Pool B win over minnows Canada. The opposition may have been weak in comparison to what the Springboks will face in
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10:18 AM ET ESPN News Services The Pittsburgh Steelers took another hit on offense, as wide receiver James Washington is expected to miss a few weeks with a shoulder injury, a source confirmed to ESPN. Washington is likely to miss at least the team’s Sunday night game against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Steelers have
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