9:43 PM ET John BarrESPN.com Close Joined ESPN in June 2003 Winner: 2013 Peabody Award; 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award/Video Investigative Reporting Covers breaking news, investigative pieces and human interest features PHILADELPHIA — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy and his friend, former University of Pittsburgh running back Tamarcus Porter, have been ordered to pay
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8:32 PM ET The UFC is close to finalizing a flyweight bout between two rising prospects in Maycee Barber and Gillian Robertson on Oct. 18, sources told ESPN. Contracts have not yet been signed, but both sides have agreed to the matchup. The 125-pound contest will take place at UFC Fight Night at TD Garden
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6:11 PM ET Mark KriegelESPN Editor’s note: This story was originally published in March ahead of Conlan’s fight against Ruben Garcia. BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Everybody wants to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Unless you’re a fighter. Then you always want to be Irish. It’s good business, after all. Freddie Roach — who’s, in
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5:40 PM ET The WBC on Tuesday withdrew, at least temporarily, recognition of Dillian Whyte as its interim heavyweight world titleholder because of his recent positive drug test. Despite having failed a pre-fight drug test, British regulators allowed Whyte to fight last Saturday in the main event of a Matchroom Boxing card at the O2
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5:27 PM ET The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers are the strongest favorites to make the playoffs, while the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns have the longest odds to reach the postseason. Caesars Sportsbook on Tuesday released Yes/No odds on each team’s playoff chances. The Bucks at -5,000 are the biggest favorites to make next
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4:45 PM ET An agreement has been made that would potentially unify MMA’s splintered rule set. The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) unanimously passed an alteration of its rule on the definition of a grounded fighter Tuesday at the association’s annual conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to ABC president Mike Mazzulli. The
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4:37 PM ET ESPN News Services Lexi Thompson is not off to the best start during the LPGA Tour’s back-to-back majors in Europe. She missed the cut at the Evian Championship with rounds of 77-72, and then criticized course conditions that led to bad breaks in an Instagram post in which she concluded, “I’m actually
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4:47 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Top-seeded Sloane Stephens was upset in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday, and Coco Gauff also lost in the tune-up for the US Open. Rebecca Peterson beat Stephens 6-2, 7-5 at the hard-court tournament. Stephens was coming off a third-round loss at Wimbledon. Gauff, the
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4:29 PM BST England flanker Brad Shields will be sidelined for four to six weeks after damaging a ligament in his foot at a training camp in Italy last week, assistant coach John Mitchell said on Tuesday. Shields, 28, was replaced by Harlequins’ Alex Dombrandt at the training camp and the Wasps back-row forward’s recovery
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4:14 PM ET The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Tuesday that the team has agreed to a deal with point guard Trey Burke. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Trey’s experience as a ball handler matched with his scoring ability makes him a good fit for our roster,” GM Elton Brand said in a statement.
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4:16 PM ET Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — The trial of former Wisconsin Badgers football player Quintez Cephus began Tuesday with a woman testifying that Cephus raped her in his apartment. Cephus, 21, of Macon, Georgia, is charged with second- and third-degree sexual assault after two 18-year-old women reported to police that he had assaulted
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3:43 PM ET Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive end L.J. Collier is being evaluated for an ankle injury, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The team’s first-round draft pick left practice Tuesday on a cart. He was engaged with Duane Brown on a passing play when he went down in obvious pain. Collier refused help off
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3:41 PM ET Associated Press STORRS, Conn. — UConn coach Randy Edsall says linebacker Eli Thomas won’t return to football after suffering a stroke last season. The senior had been working on his rehabilitation since having a stroke last October before a weightlifting session. He had returned to the team and been named a captain
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2:50 PM ET Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is set to return to the lineup for Tuesday night’s game against the New York Mets after a month-long absence due to injury. Anderson, who is hitting .317 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs in a breakout season, suffered a high ankle sprain when he planted
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2:50 PM ET Fewer players will be around for the weekend at PGA Tour events starting next season. The PGA Tour Player Advisory Council and Policy Board voted last month to reduce the 36-hole cut size from the top 70 players and ties to the top 65 players and ties starting with the 2019-20 season.
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