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1:14 PM ET Belgium’s Thomas Detry, eyeing a maiden European Tour title, surged to the top of the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday. Detry, who started three shots behind overnight leader Richard Sterne, carded five birdies to match his first-round score of five-under-par 67 in a second successive
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7:42 AM ET Associated Press ADELAIDE, Australia — Serena Williams was preparing to play Naomi Osaka at an Adelaide exhibition tournament on Friday. But first things first — after 14 days in quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic regulations in Australia, the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion took her daughter to the zoo. Williams said
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7:36 PM ET MOBILE, Ala. – Unlike the top four rated quarterbacks for the April NFL Draft Alabama quarterback Mac Jones chose to come to the Senior Bowl. And now the player that finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting may be forced to miss the annual college all-star game with a left ankle sprain.
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10:01 AM ET Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is in agreement on a one-year, $7 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, sources confirmed to ESPN. The Athletic was first to report the agreement. Pederson, 28, batted .234/.339/.479 with 123 homers and 108 doubles in 687 regular-season games for the Dodgers from 2015 to
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12:49 AM ET Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Authentic was honored as Horse of the Year at the 50th annual Eclipse Awards on Thursday night. The ceremony was held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Authentic received 224 out of 238 first-place votes. Monomoy Girl received seven votes. Swiss Skydiver, the filly who
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2:25 AM ET Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is under investigation. Giuseppe Cottini/NurPhoto via Getty Images Police are investigating a potential breach of Italy’s COVID-19 regulations by Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo after he allegedly travelled between the regions of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta. Valle d’Aosta police confirmed to Reuters that an investigation has been opened into a
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10:04 AM GMT Hosts and reigning champions New Zealand will take on neighbours Australia at Auckland’s Eden Park on the opening night of the women’s World Cup in September, organisers said on Friday. The hosts will be hoping for a bumper crowd for a triple-header at the 44,000 seater stadium on Sept. 18 to kickstart
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7:39 PM ET UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman says he “shattered” his nose in sparring just two weeks before defending his 170-pound title against Jorge Masvidal in July. Usman (17-1) is scheduled to make his third title defense next month, against Gilbert Burns (19-3) at UFC 258 on Feb. 13 in Las Vegas. The matchup
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5:20 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Former WBC super middleweight titleholder David Benavidez says he will return to the ring on March 13 against Ronald Ellis. Although the location of the bout is still being finalized, a source told ESPN that it’ll most likely happen in Connecticut as a main event of Showtime Championship Boxing. Benavidez
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12:55 AM ET World No. 1 Novak Djokovic pulled out of an Adelaide exhibition because of a blistered hand on Friday before appearing on court to play a set after all, helping his compatriot Filip Krajinovic beat Jannik Sinner. Djokovic was scheduled to kick off the “Day at the Drive” event in front of a
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