11:46 PM ET The UFC is finalizing a welterweight bout between Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler to headline UFC Fight Night on Aug. 3 in Newark, New Jersey, according to UFC president Dana White. White informed ESPN of the 170-pound matchup on Monday. Additional sources confirmed both sides have agreed to the bout. UFC Fight
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11:58 PM ET Giannis Antetokounmpo joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the second Milwaukee Bucks player to win the Most Valuable Player award. The award was announced on Monday at a ceremony in Los Angeles. At just 24 years old, Antetokounmpo became the third-youngest player to win the MVP over the past 40 seasons, behind Derrick Rose
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8:10 PM ET Marc RaimondiESPN A UFC Paris card might not be too far away. France made a major step toward the legalization of mixed martial arts Monday. Roxana Maracineanu, the French minister of sports, announced on Twitter the country will take applications from existing sports federations to be the one that organizes MMA in
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8:28 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Calvin de Haan in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blackhawks also received minor league forward Aleksi Saarela from the Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Gustav Forsling and goaltender Anton Forsberg. Chicago has been looking to upgrade its defensemen since it
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8:07 PM ET A wrongful death lawsuit no longer names Tiger Woods in a claim against a South Florida restaurant that carries the golfer’s name. Woods’ attorneys announced Monday that the estate of a bartender who crashed his car and died after leaving the restaurant in December had voluntarily dismissed Woods as a defendant. But
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7:32 PM ET Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who has been banned from the team’s training facility amid a child abuse investigation, is scheduled to meet with NFL officials in Kansas City on Wednesday, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Kansas Department of Children and Families has been investigating possible child
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7:12 PM ET Associated Press FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Stars have acquired right wing Ryan Hartman from the Philadelphia Flyers for center Tyler Pitlick. The trade was announced Monday, two days after the end of the NHL draft and a week before the start of free agency. Hartman had 12 goals and 14 assists
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6:45 PM ET Major League Baseball fans support installation of more safety netting at ballparks by an overwhelming majority in a survey commissioned by ESPN. Fans agreed by a margin of 78 percent to 22 percent that netting was a good idea because it protects fans who often do not have enough time to react
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