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11:28 AM BST The French rugby federation (FFR) will allow transgender women to play women’s rugby as of next season, going against governing body World Rugby’s guidelines, it said on Monday. Last year, World Rugby said that after months of research, it had “concluded that safety and fairness cannot presently be assured for women competing
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Sep 23, 2020 Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Editor’s note: This story was originally published in September. It has been updated to reference that Josh Taylor will face Jose Ramirez on May
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12:02 AM ET Australian Open boss Craig Tiley is optimistic the grand slam will remain in Melbourne next year despite fears the tournament could be moved overseas. The federal government’s prediction in last week’s budget of international borders remaining closed until mid-2022 was a worrying development. Despite an ABC report on Monday identifying Dubai and
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12:38 AM ET With a first-round rematch between their teams set, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic said there are no hard feelings remaining from the heated rivalry that he developed with LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. during last season’s playoff series. According to Doncic, Morris apologized to him during a game earlier this season
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7:15 PM ET Associated Press FRISCO, Texas — Eric Schmid threw for three touchdowns, including a 10-yarder to Ife Adeyi with 16 seconds left, and Sam Houston State wrapped the longest and most unusual college football season with its first FCS national title, beating top-seeded South Dakota State 23-21 on a rain-drenched Sunday. Jequez Ezzard
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12:35 AM ET ESPN News Services Making his first appearance after missing the entire NHL regular season with a hip injury, Tampa Bay right winger Nikita Kucherov scored two power-play goals Sunday night to help the defending champion Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 in Game 1 of their playoff series. Kucherov had surgery on
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6:28 PM ET Associated Press DOVER, Del. — Alex Bowman parked the No. 48 Chevrolet in its familiar spot in victory lane at Dover International Speedway, leading a dominant outing for Hendrick Motorsports on Sunday. Bowman led Hendrick Motorsports to a sensational 1-2-3-4 finish in the NASCAR Cup Series races. Kyle Larson was second, Chase
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2:44 PM ET Mark KriegelESPN Tyson Fury has received assurances from Prince Khalid Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi defense secretary, that his four-belt heavyweight unification fight with Anthony Joshua will happen Aug. 14 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. “I just got off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia,” Fury said in a video posted
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