Month: March 2019

7:04 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Denny Hamlin overcame two penalties on pit road and won the NASCAR Cup race at Texas, where Kyle Busch missed out on the chance for a tripleheader weekend sweep and pole sitter Jimmie Johnson‘s career-worst winless streak stretched to 66 races. Hamlin led the final 12
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6:52 PM ET Associated Press PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — Graeme McDowell won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title since November 2015, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Chris Stroud and Mackenzie Hughes. “This is big. This is big. … It’s been
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3:00 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Roger Federer became tennis’ first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title Sunday by beating defending champion John Isner in the Miami Open final, 6-1, 6-4. Federer neutralized Isner’s big serve and won 32 of 35 points on his own serve. The
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2:34 PM ET Milwaukee Brewers star outfielder Christian Yelich has tied a major league record by homering in each of his team’s first four games to start a season. Yelich drilled a 1-0 fastball from Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha over the wall in right field Sunday afternoon for his fourth homer of the season. The
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1:18 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The city of Nashville won’t cut down 21 ornamental cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, Mayor David Briley said Saturday. In a news release, Briley said he had informed the NFL and Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. that they will have to remove
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11:55 AM ET ESPN News Services Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the Milwaukee Bucks‘ game Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks because of a right ankle sprain. Antetokounmpo aggravated the ankle injury after scoring 34 points in the Bucks’ 128-118 win over the LA Clippers on Thursday night. He left the game midway through the fourth quarter
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11:41 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Canadian Women’s Hockey League will fold in May, the league announced on Sunday morning, news that sent shock waves across the hockey community. The CWHL, founded in 2007, was home to some of the top players in the world, including Team USA’s Hilary Knight and Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin. The
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11:35 AM BST Springboks legend Naas Botha has accepted a short-term appointment as India’s head coach, as the national men’s and women’s rugby teams prepare for the Asia Rugby Championship in June. Botha, the World Rugby Hall of Fame member who played for Northern Transvaal and South Africa, winning 28 Test Caps with the Springboks,
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9:43 AM ET Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher sunk three birdies in his final four holes to complete a remarkable one-stroke victory at the Indian Open on Sunday for his fourth European Tour title. The 44-year-old overcame a terrible quadruple-bogey eight on the seventh hole to finish 1-under-par 71 on a windy day at the DLF Golf
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9:56 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim Things did not go entirely as expected for two former UFC champions making their debuts in ONE Championship on Sunday in Tokyo. Longtime flyweight belt holder Demetrious Johnson won by second-round guillotine choke in a fight that was surprisingly competitive, and Eddie Alvarez, a former lightweight titlist in both UFC
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Britain’s Adam Yates claimed his second runner-up spot in as many weeks at the Volta a Catalunya. The 26-year-old, who missed out by one second at the Tirreno-Adriatico, began the 143km final stage 14 seconds behind leader Miguel Angel Lopez. He finished seventh in Barcelona but remained the same distance behind the Colombian. A crash
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6:35 AM ET A man was severely injured in an altercation at Dodger Stadium on Friday, with the Los Angeles Dodgers saying they are cooperating with the police investigation into the incident. “Last night, an altercation occurred suddenly between two men who were leaving the stadium,” the Dodgers said in a statement Saturday. “One of
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Late goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek keep Chelsea in the top four hunt with a win at Cardiff. English Premier League: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (90+1′) Cardiff 1-2 Chelsea English Premier League: Cesar Azpilicueta (84′) Cardiff 1-1 Chelsea English Premier League: Victor Camarasa (46′) Cardiff 1-0 Chelsea Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock said Premier League
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