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2:15 PM ET Belgium’s Elise Mertens rallied from a set down to beat top seed Simona Halep 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 and clinch her first Premier-level title at the Qatar Open on Saturday. After both players dropped their opening service game, Halep took control of the encounter by winning 18 consecutive points from 3-3 to clinch
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1:31 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Matt Kuchar again expressed regret for the way he handled payment of a fill-in caddie at the Mayakoba Classic in November, a controversy that has enveloped him for the past several days. Matt Kuchar defended paying caddie David Giral Ortiz $5,000 from his $1.296 million winner’s check in November,
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1:04 PM ET PHOENIX — Cain Velasquez‘s return is officially on. Velasquez (14-2), back after a 2 1/2-year layoff, on Saturday weighed in at 248 pounds for his non-title heavyweight bout against Francis Ngannou (12-3) at UFC Fight Night on Sunday at Talking Stick Resort Arena. He stepped on the scale fully clothed, with shoes.
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12:08 PM ET COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers agreed to terms with safety Jaylen Watkins on a one-year deal, keeping him in the fold for the 2019 season, sources confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. The NFL Network first reported the news. A possible candidate to earn a starting job at free safety
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12:52 PM GMT It may have been a new venue – if we ignore last year’s one-off match – but it was the same-old, mixed-bag NSW Waratahs that turned up to Brookvale Oval for their opening match of the 2019 season; conceding a 75th minute try to lose 19-20 to the Hurricanes. In front of
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10:08 AM ET The Edmonton Oilers have traded goaltender Cam Talbot to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for fellow goalie Anthony Stolarz. The deal comes after Talbot has been on a steady decline for a season and a half, eventually losing his job in Edmonton to Mikko Koskinen. Talbot, 31, has a 3.36 goals-against average
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8:44 AM ET Regarding Cooperstown, you’ve probably heard of the existence of small-Hall people — those people who prefer that the Hall of Fame include only the very best of the very best. Myself, I’m a big-Hall person. There have been a lot of great players; induct ’em all! Just as I’m a big-Hall person,
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1:47 AM ET Steve KimESPN It was a joyous homecoming for Rob Brant, who defended his WBA regular middleweight title by scoring an 11th-round stoppage of Khasan Baysangurov on Friday night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota. The fight was the main event of a card that was broadcast live on ESPN. Not content
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12:51 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is used to pulling off trick shots that make fans go crazy and videos go viral — but Friday it was his mother, Sonya, who delivered the kind of moment her son has perfected. As part of a Curry Family Foundation event at
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1:12 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Matt Mitrione floored Sergei Kharitonov with the first strike he threw Friday night, but the attempted leg kick landed flush on the groin of the Russian heavyweight and rendered him unable to continue, ending the Bellator 215 main event with an uneventful no contest at Mohegan Sun
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11:03 PM ET Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Top-seeded defending champion Dominic Thiem of Austria advanced to the Argentina Open semifinals Friday, beating Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Thiem will face fourth-seeded home favorite Diego Schwartzman on Saturday. Schwartzman beat Spain’s Albert Ramos Vinolas 6-1, 7-5. In the other quarterfinals, third-seeded Marco Cecchinato
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11:13 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Austin Hill blocked his way to his first career NASCAR Truck Series victory in a crash-marred season opener Friday night at Daytona International Speedway. With only nine of the 32 trucks still running in the second overtime, Hill had to block Grant Enfinger for most of
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10:10 PM ET LOS ANGELES — On a cool, wet, mostly miserable day, Tiger Woods played more holes in competition than at any point in his comeback from spinal fusion surgery nearly two years ago. And with mixed results that left him frustrated. Woods played 30 holes at Riviera Country Club on Friday and lamented
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9:23 PM ET Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — John Isner advanced to the semifinals of the New York Open, where he will face the player who knocked him out of the Australian Open. The top-seeded Isner beat No. 7 seed Jordan Thompson of Australia 6-4, 6-1 on Friday night. He will play fellow American Reilly
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