11:48 PM ET SAN DIEGO — The USGA wouldn’t pair Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka in the first two rounds of the U.S. Open, but DeChambeau still found a way to needle his rival Thursday. After Koepka finished his opening round on the South Course at Torrey Pines, DeChambeau was walking to the No. 1
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4:23 PM ET An MRI performed on New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom‘s right shoulder came back clean, manager Luis Rojas said Thursday. The results were examined by two different doctors, Rojas said. “It just showed a normal shoulder that a pitcher would have and there’s no concern,” Rojas said, adding that deGrom played catch
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5:22 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley is not happy with the NFL and NFLPA’s newly agreed-to COVID-19 protocols for training camp and the preseason, and he aired his concerns Thursday on Twitter. The latest COVID-19 policy heavily restricts unvaccinated players while allowing vaccinated players to return to
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1:15 AM ET NBA fans were anticipating a Brooklyn Nets–Milwaukee Bucks matchup to turn into a classic series. What’s happened is it’s turned into a classic 2021 series. This messy, flowless, injury-riddled, unpredictable and dramatic season has its mascot: a seven-game saga after the Bucks struck back to take Game 6 from the Nets, 104-89
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6:55 PM ET ESPN News Services SAN FRANCISCO — – The Arizona Diamondbacks set a major league record with their 23rd straight road loss, making dubious history in getting trounced by the San Francisco Giants 10-3 Thursday. The dejected D-backs trudged off the field and quietly made their way back to Oracle Park’s visiting clubhouse
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7:29 PM ET Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Nasa Hataoka had a share of the Meijer LPGA Classic lead Thursday in her first event since losing a playoff in the U.S. Women’s Open. The 22-year-old Japanese player birdied three of the last five holes at Blythefield Country Club to match fellow morning starters Leona
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5:43 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim Will Rory MacDonald continue to live up to the hype as the PFL’s biggest signing? Will fellow welterweight Ray Cooper III show that, after winning the 2019 season championship, this is his division? Can 2019 light heavyweight champ Emiliano Sordi even qualify for this summer’s playoffs? These are a few
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4:17 PM ET We needed just two minutes to find out how Denmark would react against Belgium, a match played five days after their talismanic midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed after suffering from cardiac arrest in their Euro 2020 opener against Finland. It was uncharted territory for all involved. Denmark forward Yussuf Poulsen said on Wednesday
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4:15 PM ET Rick Carlisle — who led Dallas to the 2011 NBA championship — informed Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Thursday that he won’t be returning as coach next season, Carlisle told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Carlisle had two years left on his contract. He spent 13 seasons as Mavericks coach. “‘After a number of
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2:53 PM ET Naomi Osaka, ranked No. 2 in the world in women’s tennis, has withdrawn from Wimbledon, according to a statement released by her agent on Thursday. “Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year,” the statement read. “She is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the Olympics
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3:30 PM ET WBC junior lightweight champion Oscar Valdez has signed a new multifight contract with Top Rank, including his first defense of that belt this fall. The 30-year-old Valdez won the title in his last fight, upsetting Miguel Berchelt on Feb. 20. He is 29-0 with 23 knockouts, including winning four of his past
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3:25 PM ET Alabama and Clemson are breaking in new quarterbacks this season, but oddsmakers don’t expect the Crimson Tide or Tigers to suffer any significant drop off. Alabama and Clemson topped the college football season win totals released Thursday by Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill, each opening at 11.5. Ohio State and Oklahoma are
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1:34 PM ET Oscar De La Hoya’s comeback to the ring is set. The boxing legend will meet MMA luminary Vitor Belfort in an exhibition boxing match Sept. 11 under the Triller Fight Club banner, promoter Ryan Kavanaugh confirmed Thursday to ESPN. The Athletic first reported the news. De La Hoya has not competed since
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