Month: March 2019

11:24 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis made a superhero splash in his welterweight debut Saturday, knocking out two-time title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson with a Superman counterpunch with 5 seconds left in the second round in the main event of UFC Fight Night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Pettis, who
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10:01 PM ET Emily Kaplan Chris Peters Close ESPN NHL Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention —
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9:50 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys‘ flirtation with the safety spot this week has landed them George Iloka, who agreed to a one-year deal Saturday, a source told ESPN. The Cowboys had made safety one of their targets in free agency. Though six-time Pro Bowler Earl Thomas had been the subject of
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8:34 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Sam Bowen took control in the second half of the fight and stopped Jordan McCorry in the ninth round Saturday in the first defense
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8:54 PM ET Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Corey Kluber will start on Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians for the fifth consecutive season, matching a franchise record. The two-time American League Cy Young Award winner was given the nod Saturday by manager Terry Francona. Stan Coveleski is the only other Cleveland pitcher to start
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8:45 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will not play Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks after being given the game off to rest. “Rick [Celebrini, Warriors director of Sports Medicine and Performance] and I have been talking about it the last couple weeks,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before
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8:09 PM ET College quarterbacks received some bad news on Saturday when 2020 recruit Demon Clowney announced his commitment to LSU. Another Clowney is coming to terrorize them in future seasons. The St. Frances Academy prospect out of Baltimore, Maryland, is the cousin of Houston Texans defensive end and former No. 1 recruit, Jadeveon Clowney.
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6:37 PM ET Associated Press MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Joey Logano has won the pole at Martinsville Speedway in a strong session for the Ford camp. Logano turned a lap at 97.830 mph in Saturday qualifying to earn the top starting spot. His pole-winning run came roughly 90 minutes after Team Penske teammate Will Power won
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