8:08 AM BST New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has laughed off spying claims by England counterpart Eddie Jones, repeating his own assertions that the Australian likes to play mind games before big matches. Jones told reporters on Tuesday that England had seen someone filming their training session in Tokyo ahead of their World Cup semifinal
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Oct 22, 2019 Ben Askren has never been afraid to speak his mind. He stormed into the UFC last year after a historic trade and exchanged verbal shots with just about everyone, from Conor McGregor to Colby Covington to Dana White. Askren makes his third Octagon appearance Saturday against Demian Maia in the main event
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7:43 AM BST Scott Barrett has been handed a surprise start at blindside flanker for New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup semifinal against England on Saturday, with Ardie Savea shifting to the openside of the scrum. Sam Cane, who had operated in a twin-openside combination with Savea since the All Blacks’ match against Australia
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5:50 AM ET Jordan Spieth has said that he believes hemp oils and creams can help professional golfers with their aches and pains but is concerned that lack of regulation of the products could lead to a player failing a drug test. Spieth and Rory McIlroy, both recent world No. 1 players, said they are
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8:08 AM GMT Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan‘s aggressive attitude during the Wednesday meeting between the board officials and the striking cricketers, especially his takedown of allrounder Mehidy Hasan, apparently threw the players off to start with, one of them even saying that the incident “rattled” them. One of the puzzling sidelights of the
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1:22 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers spent the offseason building a team focused on a very specific identity: being big and physical and imposing their will on their opponents at both ends of the court. And, if Philadelphia’s season-opening 107-93 victory over the Boston Celtics at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday
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1:07 AM ET DALLAS — Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal got sick of seeing Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic score with ease and decided to do something about it. Beal made it his mission to get physical with Doncic in the fourth quarter. That resulted in several chippy exchanges between the stars, who talked trash
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9:55 PM ET The 57th annual WBC convention is taking place this week at the Grand Oasis in Cancun, Mexico, and on Wednesday the most important element of the gathering took place as the sanctioning organization determined the plan for each of its world titleholders and ratified its mandatory orders. The biggest news came in
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9:33 PM BST Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika got in a public spat at a function at the Australian embassy in Tokyo during the World Cup. Former Wallaby Morgan Turinui intervened to stop an escalating argument between Cheika and Castle in front of guests at the cocktail function, according
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6:55 PM ET LSU landed a commitment from five-star tight end Arik Gilbert on Wednesday. The No. 12 recruit overall, according to ESPN, chose the Tigers over a top list of Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Texas A&M. “Just the atmosphere, the school, the family environment, talking to Coach [Ed Orgeron], they just got Coach [Joe]
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6:56 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Blackhawks have placed defenseman Connor Murphy on long-term injured reserve. Murphy hurt his groin Tuesday night in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. He has no points in six games this season. The Blackhawks also recalled defenseman Dennis Gilbert from the minors Wednesday. Gilbert,
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5:11 PM ET The UFC is close to finalizing a bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber and Petr Yan for UFC 245 in December, according to multiple sources. The 135-pound contest will take place on Dec. 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Faber (35-10) ended a near three-year retirement earlier this year, when he resurfaced
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