Month: March 2019

FORT WORTH, Texas — Denny Hamlin raced to his second NASCAR Cup victory of the season, overcoming two penalties on pit road and missing the entry another time during green-flag conditions Sunday in Texas. While Hamlin led the final 12 laps, and 45 of the 334 overall, Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch missed out
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PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — Graeme McDowell won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title since November 2015, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Chris Stroud and Mackenzie Hughes. “This is big. This is big. … It’s been a rough few years,” said
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Check out five of the best pictures from the Bahrain Grand Prix where Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton inherited victory after an engine problem hit runaway leader Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari late in the race. You can read Andrew Benson’s full report from the Bahrain Grand Prix here. Sparks fly from Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari as he loses the
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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Ageless Roger Federer became tennis’ first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title Sunday by beating defending champion John Isner in the Miami Open final, 6-1, 6-4. Federer neutralized Isner’s big serve and won 32 of 35 points on his own serve. The 6-foot-10 Isner scrambled so
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MILWAUKEE — It’s easy to say that Milwaukee Brewers star outfielder Christian Yelich has picked up right where his MVP season left off. But he might actually be even better. Yelich tied a major league record in the first inning Sunday, drilling a 1-0 fastball from St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha over the wall
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The city of Philadelphia may have a new favorite fighter after Saturday, as Justin Gaethje lived up to his “Human Highlight Reel” nickname at Wells Fargo Center. What’s next for Gaethje, Edson Barboza, Michelle Waterson and the other big names from this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night? Here’s ESPN’s take. Justin Gaethje, lightweight Result: defeated
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The city of Nashville won’t cut down 21 ornamental cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, Mayor David Briley said Saturday. In a news release, Briley said he had informed the NFL and Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. that they will have to remove the trees intact and replant
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Michael Irvin announced in an Instagram post Sunday that the testing he underwent for throat cancer came back 100 percent clean. The Dallas Cowboys legend had written in an Instagram post last week that he had spent two days in a Los Angeles hospital undergoing the tests. On Sunday he expressed gratitude for the outpouring
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Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the Milwaukee Bucks‘ game Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks because of a right ankle sprain. Antetokounmpo aggravated his injured ankle after scoring 34 points in the Bucks’ 128-118 win over the LA Clippers on Thursday night. He left midway through the fourth quarter and did not return. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer
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12:32 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Canadian Women’s Hockey League will fold on May 1, the league announced Sunday morning, news that sent shock waves across the hockey community. The CWHL, founded in 2007, was home to some of the top players in the world, including Team USA’s Hilary Knight and Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin. The
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Springboks legend Naas Botha has accepted a short-term appointment as India’s head coach, as the national men’s and women’s rugby teams prepare for the Asia Rugby Championship in June. Botha, the World Rugby Hall of Fame member who played for Northern Transvaal and South Africa, winning 28 Test Caps with the Springboks, heads up a
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The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies wrap up their opening three-game series Sunday night on ESPN. Coming off six consecutive losing seasons, the Phillies became the first team in MLB history to add three All-Stars from the previous season to their roster — Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto and Jean Segura (per Elias). The Braves, on
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Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher sunk three birdies in his final four holes to complete a remarkable 1-stroke victory at the Indian Open on Sunday for his fourth European Tour title. The 44-year-old overcame a terrible quadruple-bogey 8 on the seventh hole to finish 1-under-par 71 on a windy day at the DLF Golf and Country Club
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