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9:03 PM ET ESPN News Services MASON, Ohio — On a star-studded day that was scheduled to include Serena Williams and Roger Federer in the evening session, top-seeded and defending champion Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round with a 7-5, 6-1 win over wild card Sam Querrey. Federer, the third seed who was playing
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11:29 PM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN There were comebacks. There were underdog victories. There was even entertaining fighter talk in the middle of a bout. And at the end of the night at Dana White’s Contender Series, there were four additions to the UFC roster. Four of five winners on Tuesday were offered UFC deals, one
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6:48 PM ET A heavyweight fight between former UFC title challenger Alistair Overeem and rising prospect Walt Harris will headline UFC Fight Night on Dec. 7, sources said. Both sides have verbally agreed to the five-round bout. UFC Fight Night is scheduled to take place inside Capital One Arena in Washington and air on ESPN.
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6:50 PM ET After suffering a knee injury in competition last week, Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk will be unable to compete for Canada in the FIBA World Cup, a source tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Oynyk is expected to be ready for the start of the NBA season. Olynyk slipped and fell during the third
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4:01 PM ET Fights involving a pair of boxers on the rise and two veterans seeking a notable win to push them closer to another title shot will highlight the undercard of the welterweight unification fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter. Junior welterweight up-and-comers Mario Barrios and Batyr Akhmedov will meet for a
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10:32 AM ET MEDINAH, Ill. – After a weekend of acrimony over slow play that included criticism from his peers, Bryson DeChambeau said he will “do my very best to improve my pace,” in an Instagram post. DeChambeau, a five-time PGA Tour winner whose unique approach to the game includes single-length iron, came under fire
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9:49 AM BST Israel Folau’s unfair dismissal case against Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs will head to trial in February, 2020 if no settlement is reached beforehand. Fundamentalist Christian Folau is fighting the termination of his four-year contract in May after he posted a meme on social media that said hell awaited
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8:12 AM ET ESPN News Services Former All-Star Doug DeCinces will avoid prison following a conviction for insider trading in which he earned more than $1 million. DeCinces was sentenced to time served — one day in prison — along with eight months of home detention and two years of probation. He was also fined
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7:21 AM ET Arthur Smith hasn’t been the Tennessee Titans‘ offensive coordinator for long, but he already has had to issue an apology. Smith said he has apologized to wide receiver A.J. Brown on several occasions for chastising the rookie after he fell due to an injury suffered during a drill on the first day
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6:45 AM ET South Carolina Gamecocks tight end Evan Hinson will be out for six-to-eight weeks after tests showed he has an irregular heartbeat. Hinson will undergo an ablation surgery to correct the issue. The irregular heartbeat was discovered in testing done after Hinson complained of difficulty breathing. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said Monday that
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4:42 AM ET British super middleweight Billy Joe Saunders has signed with Matchroom Boxing. Matchroom, which is led by promoter Eddie Hearn, counts former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk and Dillian Whyte — who was at the centre of a doping controversy last month — among its fighters. Saunders last fought in May, defeating
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7:02 AM BST All Blacks lock Scott Barrett will miss this week’s Bledisloe Cup decider but will be clear for the World Cup after copping a three-week ban from the SANZAAR judiciary. Barrett pleaded guilty to a dangerous tackle on Wallabies captain Michael Hooper which earned him a red card just before halftime of Saturday’s
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