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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ARAYA’S BED IN Albuquerque is covered with more than a dozen stuffed animals, and she has a name for every one. She has carefully placed the Hello Kitties, the snowman, the tiger and the puppy dog around her as she prepares to talk about the time the blood came pouring out of her mother’s nose
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5:28 AM ET Former British Open champion Henrik Stenson will be the headline act at the Hong Kong Open in November as organisers press on with the tournament, despite violent protests that have seen a raft of other events in the city cancelled. Numerous sporting events due to be held in the city have been
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2:14 AM ET ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Whatever metaphor, analogy or parable you might look up, isn’t it always the giant who falls? Does this have anything to do with what transpired the last two days at Tropicana Field? Or are we seeing the tech-infused Tampa Bay Rays crowd-sourcing their way around the considerable problem
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While Ferrari are feuding, Lewis Hamilton is cruising. The five-time world champion edged even closer to his sixth title with a gifted victory at the Russian Grand Prix after a virtual safety car cost Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc the lead. Mercedes technical director James Allison called Hamilton’s victory “deliciously ironic” and with Sebastian Vettel’s defiance of
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1:11 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Khabib Nurmagomedov seems primed for an early 2020 return. Ali Abdelaziz, the manager for the UFC lightweight champion, told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto in an interview Tuesday that Nurmagomedov would be willing to invite Tony Ferguson to fight him for the title next spring. “Bring your ass March or April,”
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1:01 AM ET ESPN News Services The NBA Cares event in Shanghai involving the Los Angeles Lakers was canceled on Wednesday just hours before it was scheduled to begin, adding to the fallout from a recent tweet by Rockets GM Daryl Morey that showed support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. The NBA did not
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12:26 AM ET TULSA — Chris Paul, the president of the NBA’s players association, said he isn’t very well informed about the league’s growing friction with its business partners in China in part because of his focus on the Oklahoma City Thunder‘s training camp. “I don’t know but so much about it right now,” Paul
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