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9:44 PM ET The Boston Bruins finished with the NHL’s best record (44-14-12) when the regular season was cut short in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet when the 16-team Stanley Cup Playoff tournament starts next week, the Bruins will not be the top seed in the Eastern Conference. As part of the NHL’s
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9:59 PM ET Formal discussions between leaders from the Pac-12’s #WeAreUnited campaign and representatives for the conference could be begin as soon as Thursday. In an email, obtained by ESPN, sent to 12 student leaders from the group Wednesday just after 4 p.m. PT, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott proposed a video conference for 8 p.m.
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8:15 PM ET Brooklyn Nets guard Jamal Crawford will be out “a few games” after suffering a left hamstring strain during Tuesday’s win over the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Nets interim head coach Jacque Vaughn. “He’ll miss a few games for us,” Vaughn said prior to Wednesday’s game against the Boston Celtics. “And still assessing
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9:00 PM ET Associated Press The LPGA Tour made it through its second week without any of its players testing positive for the coronavirus at the Marathon Classic. That still didn’t keep two players from withdrawing in Sylvania, Ohio, because of their caddies. The LPGA Tour says the caddies for Perrine Delacour and Allie White
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6:19 PM ET Associated Press PALERMO, Sicily — Former French Open finalist Sara Errani showed signs of reviving her clay-court prowess by rallying past Kristýna Plíšková 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 Wednesday to reach the Palermo Ladies Open quarterfinals. It was the second consecutive three-set win for Errani, who received a wild-card entry for the first tour-level
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Several riders and a race official were caught up in a horrifying crash on stage one of the Tour of Poland. Dylan Groenewegen, 27, drifted across the road in the final, downhill sprint and he and fellow Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen collided at high speed just before the line in Katowice. Jakobsen, 23, then fell over
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3:26 PM BST The final round of the Six Nations Championship will be played on Oct. 31 with leaders England taking on Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome as organisers confirmed the dates for the remaining four fixtures on Wednesday. The Six Nations was suspended in March when the coronavirus pandemic hit Europe and
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2:02 PM ET Steve KimESPN Heavyweight Efe Ajagba is the newest addition to the Top Rank stable, as he has signed a multiyear promotional contract with the company. Twenty-six-year-old Ajagba (13-0, 11 KOs) represented Nigeria in the 2016 Olympics before turning professional in 2017. He signed with Richard Schaefer’s Ringstar Sports. Fighting mostly on PBC
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9:03 AM ET The Big Ten will play a 10-game, conference-only football schedule that begins Labor Day weekend and includes ample flexibility, the league announced Wednesday morning. Each team has two open weeks, and the schedule has four weeks built in to reschedule games. The model allows for Week 1 and Week 2 games to
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11:13 AM ET Alex Kirkland Takefusa Kubo is close to joining Villarreal on a season-long loan from Real Madrid with an announcement expected soon, sources have confirmed to ESPN. The Japanese winger, 19, has already reached an agreement with Villarreal on personal terms and the clubs are now finalising the details of the loan deal
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10:56 PM ET The planned main event for UFC Fight Night on Aug. 29 has taken a hit. Yair Rodriguez was forced to withdraw from his scheduled fight versus Zabit Magomedsharipov because of an ankle injury, UFC president Dana White confirmed Tuesday. Rodriguez’s manager, Abraham Kawa, also confirmed the injury to ESPN. According to sources,
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11:01 PM ET For the second straight week, ONE Championship has fortified its heavyweight division. The Asian MMA promotion signed former Greco-Roman wrestling world champion Amir Aliakbari to a contract Monday, Aliakbari’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, told ESPN. The plan is for Aliakbari to debut in ONE at the end of October, Abdelaziz said. Aliakbari (10-1)
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7:40 AM ET ESPN News Services The Chicago White Sox lost both rookie second baseman Nick Madrigal and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion to left shoulder injuries during Tuesday’s 3-2 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers. The 23-year-old Madrigal left the game in the third inning after he was thrown out trying to get from first to
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