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2:12 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte will meet in the ring after all. There was an agreement in principle for both Whyte and Anthony Joshua to step aside and forego planned bouts with Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, respectively, in exchange for millions of dollars, but the deal fell apart after parties
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11:37 PM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com Danielle Collins’ trademark screams of “Come on!” and “Let’s go!” could be heard reverberating throughout the stifling hot grounds at Melbourne Park. It was reminiscent of her breakthrough run at the Australian Open three years ago, but so much else has changed since then for the 28-year-old American. Collins has
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12:29 AM ET Trailing by 35 shortly before the half, point guard Reggie Jackson joked that the LA Clippers were “right where we want to be” against the Washington Wizards. Still, the Clippers could hardly believe what they had done when the buzzer sounded. Despite playing without the injured Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the
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2:07 PM ET METAIRIE, La. — Sean Payton has decided to step away from the New Orleans Saints‘ coach after 16 years, a source confirmed to ESPN. Payton is not necessarily permanently retiring but deciding to take a break after 16 years as the Saints’ coach, the source said. It’s not immediately clear what Payton
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2:40 PM ET Five-star linebacker Harold Perkins decommitted from Texas A&M on Monday. Perkins is the No. 4 prospect overall in the 2022 class and the top outside linebacker. He’s a 6-foot-3, 210-pound recruit from Cypress Park High School in Cypress, Texas, and had only recently committed to the Aggies on Jan. 2 at the
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1:49 PM ET ANAHEIM, Calif. — A highly anticipated battle between the two top heavyweights in the world — who also happen to be former teammates — is now official. Francis Ngannou weighed in at 257 pounds and Ciryl Gane was 247 pounds Friday morning. The two giants will compete to unify the UFC heavyweight
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1:46 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Sergey Kovalev and Meng Fanlong are finalizing a 185-pound catchweight fight on March 12 in Los Angeles, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. The Triller Fight Club headliner will be Kovalev’s first bout since November 2019, when Canelo Alvarez brutally knocked him out to capture a light heavyweight title. Kovalev, a
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10:45 AM GMT Owen Farrell has retained his England captaincy for the 2022 Six Nations while George Ford, Elliot Day, Sam Underhill and Mako and Billy Vunipola miss out on the squad. Manu Tuilagi was also not named in the 36-man squad announced by coach Eddie Jones on Tuesday but he is expected to join
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12:15 AM ET The Denver Nuggets are acquiring San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes in a three-way deal with the Boston Celtics, sources told ESPN on Tuesday night. The Nuggets will send Bol Bol and P.J. Dozier to the Celtics, and the Spurs will acquire Boston forward Juancho Hernangomez and Denver’s 2028 second-round pick, sources
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4:43 PM ET Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association is planning to reconstruct the Wilson Chute at Saratoga Race Course, which will allow one-mile races to be run on the main dirt track during the summer meet. A chute is an extension of the backstretch or homestretch of a track
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