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Some fighters burst onto the scene, establishing themselves with out-of-nowhere achievements and confidence beyond their years. Others build slowly and steadily from a young age. ESPN’s third annual ranking of the top 25 MMA fighters under the age of 25 features prospects who could define the sport’s future as well as some who are making the-future-is-now statements.
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SEATTLE — The Seahawks are taking a look at Adrian Peterson to see what the veteran running back might have left in his Hall of Fame career.
Coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Wednesday that the Seahawks signed the 36-year-old Peterson to their practice squad as a potential reinforcement for their banged-up backfield.
“Excited to see if he can...
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“So, I am a Jedi.”
“Not yet. One thing remains. Vader. You must confront Vader. Then, only then, a Jedi will you be. And confront him you will.”
Kirby Smart doesn’t watch a lot of movies. He doesn’t have time for that. Certainly not from August through spring, when every precious free moment of potential screen time wouldn’t dare be wasted on...
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The NHL’s 2021-22 season hit the quarter mark last weekend. While that means we have a long way to go, it also means we have some insight into which teams are thriving, which teams are spiraling and which teams have just left us baffled.
Here are the Stanley Cup contender tiers — from “Tasting the Cup” to “The (Shane) Wright Stuff” — at the...
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Scotland rugby international Siobhan Cattigan has died at the age of 26, Scottish Rugby and her club Stirling County said on Wednesday.
Cattigan, who won 19 caps for Scotland between 2018 and 2021, died on Friday Nov. 26, her club said.
She was described as an “inspiration” and a “talented back-row forward and all-round rugby player”.
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George Kambosos Jr.’s victory over Teofimo Lopez shook up the lightweight division in ways few could have anticipated, setting the stage for a scintillating stretch of fights in one of boxing’s deepest divisions.
Now that Kambosos stands as the guy at 135 pounds, the hierarchy looks drastically different than it did just a week ago. Lopez, the...
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Billie Jean King will receive the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award at the Sports Illustrated Awards.
The winner of 39 Grand Slam titles will be honored Tuesday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Jessica Mendoza, a baseball announcer and two-time Olympic softball gold medalist, will present the award. It celebrates individuals whose...
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The contract numbers spent in free agency so far are record-setting, mind-bending. Max Scherzer‘s annual salary of $43.3 million is the highest ever for a pitcher. The Texas Rangers spent more money in two days on two players — Corey Seager and Marcus Semien — than they have on their entire roster the last four seasons combined. The New York Mets‘ 2022 payroll...
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• Joined ESPN in 2011• Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours• Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018
Van de Beek has made just four Premier League appearances, totaling just 62 minutes, for Manchester United this...
Virat Kohli in the nets ahead of 2nd Test vs New Zealand in Mumbai
Virat Kohli is all set to return to international cricket after a short break when India take on New Zealand in the second Test match at Mumbai from Friday. Kohli was rested for the T20I series against New Zealand, as well as the first Test in Kanpur, which ended in a draw. His return poses a test for the team management,...