9:37 AM ET Naoya Inoue has made an electrifying start to his World Boxing Super Series campaign after landing a brutal knockout on quarterfinal opponent Juan Carlos Payano in the first round of their contest in Tokyo. Inoue [17-0, 15 KOs] is the second seed in the inaugural WBSS bantamweight tournament, behind Britain’s Ryan Burnett,
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10:21 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Carolina Hurricanes have been a perennial preseason sleeper team, but after nine-straight years of missing the playoffs, they want to be Cinderella at the end of the season — and not have midnight strike in early spring. Enter new coach Rod Brind’Amour, the man tasked with bringing them there.
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8:06 AM ET Former USC and San Diego Chargers safety Kevin Ellison died Thursday at the age of 31. According to records from the Los Angeles Coroner’s office, Ellison died on a freeway. An autopsy has been scheduled. His brother Chris Ellison told the Los Angeles Times that Kevin Ellison had been walking along the
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10:29 AM ET ESPN News Services John Gagliardi, the winningest coach in college football history, has died at the age of 91. Gagliardi’s daughter Gina Gagliardi Benson announced the former coach’s death Sunday morning on Facebook. “John was a winner in so many ways, but mostly in his ability to connect with others,” she wrote.
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6:10 AM ET Connor McDonagh Charles Leclerc has labelled Kevin Magnussen as “stupid” after the pair collided during the Japanese Grand Prix. Leclerc was attacking Magnussen down the start-finish straight on lap four at Suzuka. In a bid to defend, Magnussen quickly moved right to block Leclerc from going down the inside into Turn 1
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Shaka Hislop doesn’t think that Manchester United’s comeback victory against Newcastle United will help Jose Mourinho to regain the confidence of his side. ESPN FC’s Sebastián Salazar and Shaka Hislop recap Saturday’s Premier League action, including Manchester United’s thrilling comeback victory against Newcastle United. The agent for Zinedine Zidane said the former Real Madrid coach
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