3:26 PM ET Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner will not be disciplined for returning to the field to celebrate his team’s championship after testing positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred issued a lengthy statement on Friday — alongside one from Turner and another from Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten
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6:14 PM ET Former WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson will headline ESPN’s Dec. 12 card, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said Friday. Stevenson (14-0, 8 KOs), who brought major boxing back on ESPN with a sixth-round knockout of Felix Caraballo in June, will face a yet-to-be-named opponent next month. “I’m excited. I haven’t fought since
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6:03 PM ET Terence Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs), ESPN’s No.1 pound-for-pound boxer, will showcase his skill set next Saturday against former welterweight titlist Kell Brook (39-2, 27 KOs), but many eyes around boxing are on what he will seek next provided he can handle business Crawford and his team are aiming big. Top Rank CEO
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11:38 AM ET Boxing’s most lucrative fighter is officially a free agent. Canelo Alvarez has been released from his contract with Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN, sources told ESPN’s Salvador Rodriguez. After many days of negotiations, representatives for Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions have reached an agreement to release the four-time champion. The situation ends
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1:00 PM ET A key bout canceled twice due to COVID-19 is now finally official. Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira both weighed in successfully Friday in Las Vegas for their light heavyweight contender bout. Santos and Teixeira each weighed 205.5 pounds, within the 206-pound non-title limit in the division. The two will meet in the
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4:34 PM ET ESPN 300 quarterback Shedeur Sanders flipped his commitment from FAU to Jackson State University, where his dad, Deion Sanders, is the head coach. Shedeur originally committed to FAU in July, and was the highest-ranked commit for the program in this class. Once his father was hired by Jackson State in September, it
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4:32 PM ET HENDERSON, Nev. — Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis took issue with his team being fined $500,000 and being stripped of a sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft and coach Jon Gruden being docked an additional $150,000 for what one source described as “brazen and repeated violations of [COVID-19] protocols.” “The fines
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4:05 PM ET UFC middleweight Darren Till has withdrawn from his scheduled UFC Fight Night main event against Jack Hermansson on Dec. 5 due to injury and had been replaced by surging contender Kevin Holland. An undisclosed injury officially knocked Till, of Liverpool, out of the 185-pound contest this week. All parties involved have already
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4:07 PM GMT Scrum-half Antoine Dupont was voted the Six Nations Player of the Championship on Friday, becoming the first Frenchman to pick up the award in the history of the competition. Dupont recorded one try and four assists as his blistering runs in the open field threatened defences throughout the competition. 1 Related The
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5:18 PM ET After an offseason of major change for the Houston Rockets, the team’s new general manager and head coach emphasized that the franchise’s primary goal remains the same: Chase a championship with a roster that features perennial MVP candidate James Harden as the franchise centerpiece. “For the last eight years or so, our
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IPL 2020, Eliminator: Virat Kohli could not make an impact with the bat, scoring just six runs.© BCCI/IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have been knocked out of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, following a defeat against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) by a margin of six wickets in the Eliminator. RCB skipper Virat Kohli admitted that his
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2:33 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Currently holding the No. 7 pick in the upcoming 2020 NBA draft, Detroit Pistons general manager Troy Weaver says that “moving up is definitely an option.” One possible target has been training in the team’s backyard throughout the pandemic: top prospect LaMelo Ball — whose mentor and manager, Jermaine Jackson
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12:58 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Diego Schwartzman missed securing a place in the season-ending ATP Finals after losing to Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-1 in the Paris Masters quarterfinals on Friday. A semifinal berth would have sealed the last place at the finals in London from Nov. 15-22. Schwartzman remained favored to qualify, however,
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1:06 PM GMT Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Steve Phillips has said talks have taken place about the possibility of rescheduling the 2021 Six Nations amid uncertainty over whether COVID-19 restrictions will be eased in time to allow the return of fans to stadiums. This year’s competition was only completed on Oct. 31 behind closed
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