Month: January 2020

5:13 PM ET Big Ten Conference athletic directors are supporting a one-time transfer exemption for all sports, which would allow college athletes to move from one Division I school to another without sitting out a year, Oho State AD Gene Smith told ESPN. The league last year formally introduced a proposal for a one-time transfer
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4:44 PM ET Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal is the fight the UFC wants. Now there is a targeted date for that potential clash as well. UFC president Dana White said Friday on “The Jim Rome Show” that the promotion is targeting Usman to defend his welterweight title against Masvidal in July. The bout has
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4:15 PM ET UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili, who is scheduled to defend her title at UFC 248 on March 7 in Las Vegas, is working on getting out of her home country as soon as possible. Weili, who trains out of Beijing, originally planned to finish her entire fight camp in China, but is
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3:37 PM ET Graeme McDowell faces a possible one-stroke penalty over the weekend at the Saudi International due to a slow play violation during Friday’s second round – a violation that was caused in part because he agreed to do an on-course television interview. McDowell, who tied for the first-round lead at the European Tour
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3:24 PM ET A pair of UFC veterans — Diego Sanchez and Ovince Saint Preux — were given retroactive three-month suspensions by USADA on Friday for anti-doping violations. Sanchez tested positive for the banned substances ostarine and S-23, while Saint Preux failed for ostarine, di-hydroxy-LGD-4033 (a metabolite of LGD-4033), as well as GW1516 sulfone and
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2:49 PM ET Ronda Rousey has never said she won’t return to the UFC. The word “retirement” has not come out of her mouth. But the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion said this week that she no longer feels any kind of pressure to return and prove herself as the best women’s MMA fighter ever.
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2:06 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Left-handers Derek Holland and Robbie Erlin have agreed to minor league contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates along with catcher Andrew Susac and outfielder Charlie Tilson. All four will report to big league spring training, the Pirates said Friday. The 33-year-old Holland is 78-78 with a 4.54 ERA in
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1:56 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Matt Adams agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets on Friday, hoping to earn a job as a backup and a bat with pop off the bench. The 31-year-old is primarily a first baseman but also has played the outfield. He batted .226
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12:57 PM ET Associated Press MARRAKECH, Morocco — Stephen Ames shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour Champions’ Morocco Champions. Ames had a 12-under 132 total at Samanah Golf Club in the senior tour’s first event in Africa.. He matched the course record
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7:29 PM ET EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — With the week steeped in heavy emotions, Frank Vogel and the Los Angeles Lakers‘ coaching staff tried to lighten everyone’s spirits before practice Thursday by taking the team across the street to an outdoor field for a light workout. As the players enjoyed the sunshine keeping them warm
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12:36 PM ET Another prospect from the Barber family has been acquired by a major MMA promotion. Bellator has signed Wyatt Barber, brother of UFC up-and-comer Maycee Barber, to a contract, sources told ESPN on Friday. Wyatt Barber, 18, has yet to make his pro debut. Like his sister, he is considered a blue-chipper. Maycee
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11:53 AM ET The 2019-20 NHL season has already featured some significant trades, led by the Taylor Hall swap between the Arizona Coyotes and New Jersey Devils. With the trade deadline looming on Feb. 24, stay up to date with all the moves around the league, from the blockbusters down to the moves involving minor-league
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10:59 AM ET Associated Press Victor Perez birdied four of his last six holes to shoot a second straight 5-under 65 and take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Saudi International on Friday. The French golfer maintained his great form on the European Tour that has seen him finish outside the top
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