Month: July 2020

3:11 PM ET A Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend now has his first home in mixed martial arts. Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, a 13-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, has signed a multiyear contract with Asia’s ONE Championship, manager Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN on Thursday. The 6-foot-3 Almeida, 30, will compete in the heavyweight division. Per Abdelaziz, Almeida will
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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has had his death sentence for the 2013 attack overturned by a US federal appeals court. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured when two homemade pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the race. Tsarnaev launched the attack with his brother Tamerlan, with the pair
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4:14 PM ET Steve KimESPN Top Rank CEO Bob Arum would like to make a fight between WBO welterweight titleholder Terence Crawford and WBA titlist Manny Pacquiao in the fall. But Arum said it’s far from a done deal — despite some reports saying it’s close. “Right now, all we’ve done is we’ve contacted Crawford
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3:30 PM ET Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Brendon Todd shot a 5-under 65 Friday and grabbed a two-stroke lead through 36 holes of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Todd trailed defending champion Brooks Koepka after the first round by two strokes. He quickly erased that deficit and took the lead to himself with a
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Chernobyl has won two top prizes at this year’s virtual BAFTA TV ceremony following huge success at the organisation’s craft awards earlier this month. Telling the story of the nuclear disaster at the Ukraine plant on 26 April 1986, the five-part Sky original series took home the gongs for best mini-series and leading actor, for
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6:33 AM ET Serena Williams will be leading the drive to reboot pro tennis in North America after nearly five months without any official tournament play due to the coronavirus pandemic. It seems appropriate, even uplifting, during a time of great anxiety and uncertainty that the player many view as the greatest of all Grand
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Serious public disorder could “overwhelm all attempts” to control the coronavirus and “catastrophically” undermine the government’s recovery plans, scientists advising ministers have warned. A paper written by a Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) sub-committee, and considered by SAGE itself on 2 July, said the current “volatile and highly complex situation” means Britain will face
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Before Jennifer Aniston read out his name at this year’s Golden Globes, many were not aware of the talents of Ramy Youssef. The comedian won the award for best actor in a television series (musical or comedy) for the lead role in his semi-autobiographical show, Ramy. Now back for a second series, Youssef told Sky
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5:38 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings placed Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. All players on the list have either tested positive for the virus or come into contact with someone who is a known carrier. Barr, who had 79 tackles and 1.5 sacks last season, is the eighth Vikings
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