6:29 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — Denny Hamlin climbed from his car at Talladega Superspeedway and was shocked to learn he had not only topped the speed chart, but reached nearly 205 mph in pacing practice. “It really caught me off guard,” Hamlin said Friday after his lap at 204.904 mph. The Daytona
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4:40 PM ET UFC women’s strawweight contender Nina Ansaroff is hitting the pause button on her fighting career. Ansaroff will take one year off from the UFC in an attempt to have her first child with fiancée Amanda Nunes, she told ESPN. Nunes is the UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion. “I’m not pregnant yet,
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5:30 PM ET Associated Press CARY, N.C. — Doug Barron lost his great start with three bogeys over his last four holes and had to settle for a 6-under 66, giving him a one-shot lead over Woody Austin after the opening round Friday in the SAS Championship. This is the last regular-season event on the
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4:57 PM ET Middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez is preparing for his move up to light heavyweight to challenge for a world title in a fourth weight division, but he did take time out to watch rival Gennadiy Golovkin’s recent fight and came away unimpressed. Golovkin won a disputed unanimous decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko —
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3:13 PM ET Matthew Fitzpatrick, seeking to be a European Tour winner for the fifth straight year, took a step in the right direction when he earned a one-stroke halfway lead over Joachim Hansen at the Italian Open on Friday. Englishman Fitzpatrick carded six-under-par 65 to edge ahead of Dane Hansen (66) in the second
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3:01 PM ET LAS VEGAS — WWE’s next big show is going to have some serious combat sports flavor. Boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez have signed to perform in WWE Crown Jewel on Oct. 31 in Saudi Arabia, it was announced Friday at a news conference at T-Mobile
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11:31 AM BST Scottish Rugby Union chief executive Mark Dodson said he is ready to launch a legal challenge to prevent World Cup organisers cancelling his country’s game against Japan on Sunday — a measure that would almost certainly eliminate the Scots. A decision on the game in Yokohama will be made on Sunday when
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11:31 AM ET Teenage American Coco Gauff beat top seed Kiki Bertens in the quarterfinals of the Linz Open in Austria on Friday, reaching her maiden WTA tour semifinal in the process. Gauff, 15, beat world No. 8 Bertens in straight sets 7-6(1), 6-4 in a closely fought match to advance to the final four.
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10:29 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe will miss the start of the 2019-20 season after suffering a small fracture of his rib, a source confirmed to ESPN. Bledsoe could be out for up to three weeks, the source said, after getting injured during the Bucks’ 133-99 preseason win on Wednesday night
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9:29 AM ET Junior lightweight world titlist Andrew Cancio is moving on from his breakout two-fight series with Alberto Machado to take on Rene Alvarado in a rematch. Cancio will make his mandatory defense against Alvarado on Nov. 23 (DAZN) at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, Golden Boy Promotions announced Friday. The
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6:00 AM ET CINCINNATI — An unprompted comment from Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor hinted at the long-term outlook for the downtrodden franchise. After Thursday’s practice, Taylor addressed the speculation about a potential trade involving wide receiver A.J. Green, whose contract expires at the end of the season. On the same day Green practiced for
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