Month: June 2019

Defending champion Angelique Kerber continued her impressive build-up to Wimbledon with a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Australian Samantha Stosur in her opening match at the Eastbourne championships on Tuesday. German left-hander Kerber, twice a runner-up at Eastbourne, was pushed hard by the former US Open champion but broke serve four times on her way to
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Hayley Simmonds won time trial bronze at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 Great Britain’s Hayley Simmonds says she overcame her race anxiety to claim a bronze medal in the women’s cycling time trial at the European Games. The 30-year-old, a bronze medallist at last year’s Commonwealth Games, edged out team-mate and fourth-placed finisher Alice Barnes
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Leicester Tigers has confirmed plans to sell the club with the decision being made “in the best interest of the club, its players, supporters and shareholders.” The announcement comes after CVC Capital Partners acquired a minority stake in Premiership Rugby Limited which resulted in interests from new investors. “CVC’s investment in Premiership Rugby has created
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Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has announced his retirement after 15 seasons in the NHL. The 38-year-old American scored 18 goals with 176 assists. “I’ve been extremely lucky to have the best job in the world for many years, but my body is telling me it is time to move on to something new,” Orpik
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Craig Burley makes the case that Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Greizmann would be just what Liverpool need to challenge Manchester City further next season. Liverpool have told ESPN FC that information suggesting they are in concrete talks with Lille over the transfer of Nicolas Pepe is “pure lies.” – When does the transfer
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ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe says it’s still early, but he fully expects Real Madrid to make a big push to generate money from player sales this summer. Alejandro Moreno examines Real Madrid’s projected starting XI for next season and says additional signings are still needed to bolster the squad. Real Madrid confirmed on Tuesday evening
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Andy Murray has said that he would be game to bungee jump off East Sussex’s Beachy Head if he wins in Eastbourne this week. The Scot is enjoying a happy return to competitive tennis after he won the Queen’s Club men’s doubles on Sunday after five months out injured. Murray, 32, kicks off his involvement
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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 Night is scheduled
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8:59 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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CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks made another trade for a veteran defenseman on Monday, acquiring Calvin de Haan in a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blackhawks also received minor league forward Aleksi Saarela in exchange for defenseman Gustav Forsling and goaltender Anton Forsberg. Chicago has been looking to upgrade its blue line since it
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