Month: October 2021

10:12 AM ET ESPN News Services Six schools — Florida Atlantic, Charlotte, North Texas, UTSA, Rice and UAB — have accepted invitations to join the American Athletic Conference, the league announced Thursday. No date has been set for the schools to join the conference, but a source told ESPN that the earliest they could join
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7:12 PM ET Ash Barty won’t defend her season-ending crown after formally ending her stellar 2021 season on Saturday. Australia’s world No.1 hasn’t played since the US Open in September and says her full focus now is on preparing for the Australian summer and another tilt at her home grand slam in Melbourne. The 25-year-old
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6:21 PM ET Associated Press Bryce Easton was leading the Mallorca Open on Friday when the second round was suspended because of darkness on the Mediterranean island. Easton had a four-shot lead when play was stopped with the South African still to finish the 18th hole. Easton was 4-under on the windy day at the
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3:40 PM ET The Carolina Hurricanes trolled the Montreal Canadiens with a satirical website after defeating them on Thursday night, only to have that site hacked and turned into an anti-Carolina web page by Friday morning. After the Hurricanes beat the Canadiens in Montreal, the team sent out a website link to its 506,000 followers
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12:00 PM ET Seventy years after making his major league debut, Willie Mays is still one of the greatest baseball players of all time: the most spectacular combination of power, speed and defense the game has ever seen. And yet, when he graduated from Fairfield Industrial High School in Fairfield, Alabama, in 1950, it read
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3:49 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN The star-studded lightweight division hasn’t delivered the marquee fights just yet, but the weight class is heating up. Devin Haney and Joseph Diaz Jr. have agreed to terms for a WBC lightweight title fight on Dec. 3 or Dec. 4 in Las Vegas on DAZN, multiple sources told ESPN on
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