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12:33 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State has hired former East Carolina head coach and Oklahoma assistant Ruffin McNeill for an advisory role on its football staff. The school said Tuesday that McNeill would serve as a special assistant to head coach Dave Doeren. Duties include assisting player development analysis, leading
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10:31 AM ET The Women’s British Open at Royal Troon, Scotland, is set to be played behind closed doors from Aug 20-23, the R&A announced on Tuesday. The Major Championship will be the first women’s tournament to return after the coronavirus pandemic halted play in April, providing the “necessary approvals” are secured. 1 Related Martin
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10:41 AM ET The Cleveland Browns have restructured Olivier Vernon‘s contract, ensuring the defensive end will be with the team this season. Vernon, who was due to make $15.25 million (non-guaranteed) in 2020, agreed to a restructured deal that will pay him $11 million guaranteed this season, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates. That total
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10:31 AM ET The DraftKings All-American Team Cup, the first pro tennis event in the U.S. to take place before paying spectators, ended Sunday at a tennis and fitness center in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. It was rocked Friday night when Frances Tiafoe, the popular captain of the young “Stars” team, tested positive for the coronavirus,
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4:02 PM ET There was a tantalising glimpse into Arsenal’s future when Bukayo Saka scored the 43rd-minute goal that set up the Gunners’ crucial 2-0 Premier League victory at Wolves. The teenager’s first league goal not only dented the home side’s hopes of Champions League qualification, but also boosted Arsenal’s previously flickering prospects. It has
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7:00 AM ET The NHL’s 24-team tournament this summer promises to be one of the most unpredictable — if not fascinating — postseasons for hockey ever. The paused season due to the coronavirus pandemic provided significant extra time for injured stars to mend, and there are a number of intriguing lineup decisions that could have
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1:13 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Last month, when former Major League Baseball All-star Torii Hunter said he’d been called the N-word “a hundred times” at Boston’s storied Fenway Park, the Red Sox were quick to back him up with a promise to fight racism. “Torii Hunter’s experience is real,” the team said
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10:55 PM ET ESPN News Services Boxing promotions run by Floyd Mayweather, Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya, teams in MLS, NASCAR and Indycar were among a cavalcade of sports organizations that navigated a federal loan program designed to help small firms cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Data released Monday
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10:06 PM ET ESPN staff Welcome to ESPN’s fan vote, where you, the reader and sports fan, will decide which individual or team has been the most dominant in the 21st century. In our third quarter-final, we have the King of Clay Rafael Nadal squaring up against arguably 21st century’s greatest professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather
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4:34 PM ET As the Miami Heat prepare to head to Orlando to participate in the NBA’s restart at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World, Heat big man Meyers Leonard is confident that his team is ready for the challenge that the environment will provide. While he knows the mental grind will
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9:37 PM ET After already having completed eight events in the coronavirus era, the UFC is promising even tighter protocols on what has been dubbed “Fight Island.” In addition to undergoing significantly more testing than the UFC has done so far, those involved in the four events this month on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island will
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