Month: November 2018

7:07 PM ET Maryland will conduct finalist interviews for its head-coaching vacancy on Sunday and Monday, meeting with three candidates: Matt Canada, who served as the Terrapins’ interim head coach this season, Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley and Michigan quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton, sources confirmed to ESPN. The interviews will take place locally with athletic
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6:37 PM ET Associated Press NASSAU, Bahamas — Jon Rahm hardly missed a shot and found golf easy Friday on his way to a 9-under 63, giving him a share of the lead with Henrik Stenson going into the weekend at the Hero World Challenge. Tiger Woods stayed eight shots behind, and an 18-month-old rules
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5:35 PM ET ASHBURN, Virginia — The Washington Redskins finally received some good injury news Friday. Coach Jay Gruden said he is “very optimistic” that running back Chris Thompson will return Monday night vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. Thompson was a full participant in practice Friday, the first time that has happened since he broke a
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6:05 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — One unidentified major league player tested positive for a banned stimulant in the year ending with the World Series. Under the joint drug agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, an initial positive test for a banned stimulant results in six additional urine tests over
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4:54 PM ET Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is be out indefinitely with a sore right knee, the team announced Friday. Oladipo has not played since a Nov. 17 game in which he played just five minutes before exiting after falling into a broadcast cameraman and fans sitting courtside. An All-Star last year, the 25-year-old
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3:21 PM ET Bellator MMA president Scott Coker is celebrating this week’s cross-promotional announcement with Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation — and expects there to be similar announcements in 2019. Earlier this week, Bellator announced its bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell (13-1) will face Rizin’s Kyoji Horiguchi (25-2) for the promotion’s inaugural 135-pound championship. The bout will
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2:41 PM ET It’s been a long time since two different promotions allowed their fighters to cross over and face each other, but that’s exactly what was announced earlier this week as Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell will take on Rizin champion Kyoji Horiguchi on New Year’s Eve in Japan. Could this become the new
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2:22 PM GMT Jamie BraidwoodESPN Juan Manuel Leguizamon has said it will be “weird” to line up opposite his international teammates when he plays against Argentina for the Barbarians this weekend. Leguizamon is the only Argentine representative in the 23-man Barbarians squad to face the Pumas, joining 13 South Africans and players from six other
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1:58 PM ET A Bellator MMA grudge match between England’s Paul Daley and Michael “Venom” Page has been booked for Feb. 16 in Uncasville, Connecticut, according to multiple sources. The highly anticipated bout is part of Bellator’s Welterweight Grand Prix. The event, which will take place at Mohegan Sun, will air on DAZN. According to
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1:43 PM ET Associated Press VORHEES, N.J. — Former Philadelphia general manager Ron Hextall said he was stunned the Flyers fired him this week, despite their losing record. Hextall, a former Flyers goalie, was fired Monday after four-plus seasons on the job. “I didn’t see this coming in any way,” Hextall said Friday. “I was
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12:54 PM ET Judging power plays by conversion percentage is a good measure of success, but not a great one. There are situations in which a power play can have a level of success which is overblown by the use of a simple calculation of power-play goals divided by opportunities. A 5-on-3 power play or
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