2:29 AM ET After Deontay Wilder retained his heavyweight world title by brutal 10th-round knockout of Luis Ortiz in a fight of the year contender on March 3, he again called for a unification bout with Anthony Joshua. Four weeks later, Joshua unified three of the four major belts by decision against Joseph Parker and
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2:01 AM ET Associated Press BEIJING — A Chinese court sentenced former American football player Wendell Brown to four years in prison Thursday for being involved in a bar fight, a punishment his lawyer and an activist called excessive. Brown, a native of Detroit who played for Ball State University in Indiana, had been teaching
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7:12 PM ET Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving said he’s “happy” that James Harden received the league’s MVP award but believes former teammate LeBron James deserved strong consideration for the honor, too. “MVP, it’s hard to gauge nowadays. Because now you have the people’s MVP and you have, like, the NBA’s MVP,” Irving told radio
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1:51 AM ET Australia’s maiden Stanley Cup champion Nathan Walker has come home to help spread the ice hockey gospel, even if it means donning the red, white and blue instead of the green and gold. Walker, who became the first Australian to lift the NHL trophy when Washington Capitals defeated Las Vegas Golden Knights
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10:48 PM ET Ariel Helwani Hold the phone on the upcoming Justin Gaethje vs. Al Iaquinta lightweight fight. Iaquinta told ESPN Wednesday night that he is not fighting Gaethje on Aug. 25 in Lincoln, Nebraska, after all. He said he informed the UFC of his decision to withdraw from the fight, and according to sources,
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10:30 PM ET KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — John Ward’s unmistakable and wonderfully crisp voice painted the picture of Tennessee football and basketball on the radio for parts of four decades. On Wednesday night, generations of fans who hung on his every “Give him six!” and every “Bottom!” came to Thompson-Boling Arena to pay their last respects
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7:10 PM ET CLEVELAND — After Kendrick Perkins signed with the Cavaliers on the final day of the regular season and did not play a single minute in the 2018 postseason, the team is picking up Perkins’ contract option for 2018-19, multiple league sources told ESPN. As much as the Cavs appreciate Perkins as a
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7:00 PM ET ESPN News Services KILDEER, Ill. — World No. 1 Inbee Park is energized and ready to take aim at her eighth major. The thumb and back that bothered her in recent years are fine. Though, one thing is weighing on the LPGA Hall of Famer entering the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Someone
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6:55 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Phil Rodgers, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour who became one of golf’s top instructors, died after a long battle with leukemia. He was 80. Rodgers died Tuesday morning at his home near San Diego. Rodgers developed into one of the top young players in the
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Jun 29, 2018 Jeff Wagenheim “Jiu-jitsu is created where the small man can beat the big man,” BJ Penn said one January day back in 2009 as he prepared to put his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt to a sizeable test. He spoke as though he was trying to convince someone of the improbable, and maybe
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