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3:42 AM BST All Blacks number eight Ardie Savea and prop Nepo Laulala are on paternity leave and will miss the Rugby Championship opener against Australia next weekend, coach Ian Foster said on Sunday. Both players were absent when the New Zealand squad boarded their flight across the Tasman Sea on Sunday, but Joe Moody
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6:58 PM ET Conor McGregor is in. McGregor revealed Wednesday on Twitter that he has accepted a Jan. 23 fight against Dustin Poirier. However, he also said that he wants the fight to happen at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys. “Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold
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4:15 PM ET Steve KimESPN A fight between undefeated Michael Conlan and former WBO junior featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe has been agreed upon for Dec. 5. The bout will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on a card slated to be headlined by WBC heavyweight titlist Tyson Fury, sources told ESPN. “I’m
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10:07 PM ET Associated Press THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Justin Thomas wasn’t playing poorly. It only felt that way Saturday at the Zozo Championship at Sherwood, where being a few shots under par means losing ground. He was 3 under and already had lost the lead he had at the start. The final hour changed
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7:06 PM ET Associated Press COLOGNE, Germany — Alexander Zverev moved one match away from winning back-to-back ATP Tour titles after he beat Jannik Sinner in the Cologne Championship semifinals on Saturday to set up a final against Diego Schwartzman. Zverev came back from 3-1 down in the first set to force the tiebreak on
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2:12 PM ET Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a become the next head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, he confirmed Wednesday. “I’m excited to join a talented New Orleans Pelicans team,” Van Gundy said Wednesday on Twitter. “It will be an honor to work with our players and to work for Mrs. Benson
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3:32 PM ET ARLINGTON, Texas — For the second time in 10 months, the Boston Red Sox interviewed Luis Urueta for the vacant manager position, sources told ESPNdeportes.com on Friday. Urueta, who is from Colombia, interviewed with Red Sox general manager Chaim Bloom last week. The Red Sox also have interviewed Chicago Cubs third-base coach
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2:02 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion transitioned into a salesman for the first time. He’ll continue selling all next year as representative for the online auto retailer Carvana. Johnson and Chip Ganassi Racing on Saturday announced Carvana —
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3:53 PM ET We live in a world where it’s all about recycling — what can you do, healthily, happily and usefully with what’s left over. A message which the two Clasico coaches interpreted absolutely differently after Real Madrid‘s 3-1 win over Barcelona at the Camp Nou, leaving Ronald Koeman looking out of date and
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6:58 PM ET Former UFC bantamweight title challenger Marlon Moraes will take on Rob Font at a UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas on Dec. 19. The UFC has not officially announced the 135-pound bout, but sources confirmed to ESPN both sides have agreed to it. MMAJunkie first reported the matchup and date. It’s
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