1:09 AM ET HOUSTON — Russell Westbrook, dressed in shiny black pants and a sleeveless NASCAR T-shirt, stopped by the visitors locker room on the way out of the Toyota Center on Monday night. Westbrook chatted with former teammates such as Steven Adams and Andre Roberson, as well as some staffers he knew well from
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1:06 AM ET PITTSBURGH — Running back James Conner left Heinz Field with his right arm in a sling following Monday night’s 27-14 win against the Dolphins. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Conner has an AC joint injury and is being evaluated. He expects to have an update on Conner at his Tuesday press
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12:56 AM ET Normally, a boxer has no interest in discussing details of how he plans to go after his opponent before a fight, but middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez no problem doing so when it came to Sergey Kovalev. Like many, Alvarez perceives one of Kovalev’s major weaknesses as an ability to take body
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10:15 PM ET The comeback of British boxing legend Nigel Benn is off. Benn, the 55-year-old former middleweight and super middleweight world titlist, announced at a news conference in London in late September that he would exit a 23-year retirement and return to the ring to face former super middleweight titlist Sakio Bika in a
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8:08 PM ET Associated Press GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — A forward on the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic gold-medal hockey team has been found incompetent to stand trial on charges he beat a neighbor with a metal pole. A Minnesota judge Monday told 61-year-old Mark Pavelich of Lutsen a psychologist’s report indicates Pavelich “needs
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7:22 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Joe Girardi hit a grand slam after putting on the red pinstripes for the first time. Girardi was charming, engaging and entertaining in his introductory news conference as the 55th manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Already popular among fans, Girardi said all the right things Monday. “It means
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7:17 PM ET OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens signed receiver Willie Snead to a one-year, $6 million fully guaranteed extension, a source to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday. Snead, 27, has been a valuable veteran target for quarterback Lamar Jackson this season and would’ve been an unrestricted free agent at the end of
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7:12 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Brendan Perlini in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. The 23-year-old Perlini has been a healthy scratch for most of this season, appearing in just one game. But he has 45 goals and 27 assists in 200 career appearances with Chicago
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6:36 PM ET Nate Diaz is cleared and will fight Jorge Masvidal on Saturday despite an atypical drug-test finding. But the controversial UFC welterweight star is now calling into question the validity of the tests administered by USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner. Speaking for the first time since a startling announcement last week saying he
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6:36 PM ET As the World Series shifts back to Houston, the Astros are one win away from becoming champions. But since the visiting team has won every game so far, the Nationals have things right where they want them, right? We asked three of our national baseball writers — Jeff Passan, David Schoenfield and
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5:55 PM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN Ben Askren arrived in the UFC earlier this year as an undefeated fighter who had been a champion in two other promotions and was determined to prove he is the best welterweight in the world. Now, after suffering his second straight loss on Saturday, the 35-year-old isn’t sure if he
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5:14 PM ET The NCAA’s top decision makers meet Tuesday in Atlanta for their first formal discussion about modifying rules that currently prohibit college athletes from making money by selling the rights to their names, images or likenesses. The association’s long-held policy regarding that aspect of amateurism is under increasing pressure from state and federal
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4:55 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR on Monday suspended a member of Joey Logano‘s crew for one race after the tire specialist dragged Denny Hamlin to the ground in a chaotic scuffle between the rival drivers. Dave Nichols Jr. horse-collared Hamlin and pulled him to the pavement after Sunday’s race at Martinsville
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4:43 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The NBA has fined Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris $35,000 for his offensive language toward a referee. NBA Executive Vice President Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the discipline Monday. Morris’ actions came during the Philadelphia 76ers‘ 117-111 victory Saturday in Detroit. He is averaging 10.7 points in his first
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