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Can Kayla Harrison repeat as PFL champion, and where will MMA’s hottest free agent land in 2022?

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The past 18 months have been life-altering for Kayla Harrison, one of the most promising fighters in women’s MMA. Harrison took her niece and nephew, Kyla and Emery, into her home when her stepfather, Bob Nichols, died in May 2020. At that time, the biggest breakout fighter in the Professional......

Astros SP McCullers (arm) will miss World Series

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HOUSTON — The Houston Astros will be without the services of right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. after he declared himself out for the World Series on Monday. McCullers, 28, left Game 4 of the ALDS against the Chicago White Sox with forearm tightness and missed the ALCS against the Boston Red......

Texas Tech coach Wells fired after 13-17 record

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Texas Tech football coach Matt Wells has been fired after two-plus seasons in charge. The school announced Monday that it is relieving Wells of his duties effective immediately, and as a replacement named Sonny Cumbie, who played quarterback at Texas Tech for Mike Leach between 2000 and 2004, as the......

‘I’ve got to lead the charge’: Pete Carroll faces most daunting challenge of Seattle Seahawks tenure

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7:00 AM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — Matt Hasselbeck remembers seeing it everywhere, hearing it everywhere: seven and nine. It was the end of the 2010 regular season, coach Pete Carroll’s first with the Seattle Seahawks and Hasselbeck’s last as Seahawks quarterback. They had just beaten the St. Louis......

Rams trading LB Young to Broncos, sources say

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The Los Angeles Rams are trading linebacker Kenny Young and a 2024 seventh-round pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2024 sixth-round pick, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Broncos have eight injured linebackers, including six on injured reserve. Eight-time Pro Bowler Von Miller became the latest linebacker......

Sources: Pack DC Barry tests positive for COVID

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Packers are expected to be without defensive coordinator Joe Barry for Thursday’s game at Arizona because he tested positive for COVID-19, sources confirmed. The Packers have not announced who will call the defensive plays against the Cardinals, but Barry is expected to take part virtually......

Rare Air: Jordan sneakers sell for record $1.47M

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A pair of game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers from his rookie season sold for $1.472 million to high-end card collector Nick Fiorella on Sunday during Sotheby’s Icons of Excellence & Haute Luxury auction in Las Vegas, shattering the record for most expensive game-worn footwear. The sneakers were donned in Jordan’s fifth......

Man United mediocrity is down to Glazers as apathy and low standards take hold

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A culture of mediocrity has set in at Manchester United, and it has nothing to do with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. In many ways, Solskjaer is merely a victim of the erosion of standards and expectancy caused by the club’s owners, the Glazer family, and their senior executives at Old......

Everything you need to know about Astros-Braves World Series

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Here we go, the Houston Astros versus the Atlanta Braves for World Series glory. While this matchup would have been a reasonable prediction back in spring training, it was an unlikely scenario at the trade deadline on July 30, when the Braves had a 2% chance to represent the National......

Dream job: Padover leaves Aces, new Atlanta GM

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10:04 AM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Dan Padover, the WNBA’s executive of the year for the past two seasons for Las Vegas,......

Beijing Games athletes face daily COVID testing

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BEIJING — Competitors in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will be subject to daily tests for COVID-19 and will be required to remain in a closed loop that includes transport between the various Games venues, organizers said in guidelines released on Monday. China, where measures to tackle COVID-19 are among......

It’s official, F1 has cracked America — and this is just the beginning

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AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Grand Prix was special. If there was any doubt before this weekend, Sunday’s race was proof that Formula One has finally arrived in America. And it could be here to stay for a long time. A record crowd and a carnival-like atmosphere saw the Circuit......

Fantasy basketball waiver wire finds: Opportunity knocking for Caruso, Poole and more

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Working the waiver wire is pivotal to succeeding in fantasy basketball. With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the marathon campaign, we’ll need to source stats from free agency to maximize imaginary rosters. A willingness to entertain competition for the last few spots on your fantasy......

Watson open to multiple teams; Panthers eye QB

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has a no-trade clause in his contract, is willing to consider multiple options for a new team as the trade deadline looms, a source told ESPN. Multiple teams are interested in Watson, and although his interest in joining the Dolphins has become a worst-kept......

Sources: Man Utd stars turn on Ole; Conte eyed

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is fighting to save his job as Manchester United manager, with sources telling ESPN that the 48-year-old had already lost the faith of a sizeable number of his squad even before Sunday’s 5-0 defeat against Liverpool. ESPN has also been told that the United hierarchy are aware......

Notable bets: Betting public continues rare NFL hot streak

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Suddenly, the betting public is not that bad at betting. For a third straight week, several U.S. sportsbooks suffered a losing Sunday. It wasn’t a massive loss, especially compared to last week, and some books such as DraftKings and BetMGM outside of Nevada, came out ahead Sunday. But some veteran......

What’s next for each team in the AP Top 25?

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2:05 PM ET ESPN staff The AP Top 25 college football poll is out, and after a wild weekend of games, there’s some movement high in the rankings. Here’s what’s next for each ranked team: Previous ranking: 1 Week 8 result: No game What’s next: vs. Florida (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.......

Why the New Orleans Saints, Jameis Winston have incomplete report card through six weeks

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SEATTLE — Sorry if you were hoping to form a definitive opinion on quarterback Jameis Winston and the 2021 version of the New Orleans Saints by now. But in some ways, their 3-2 start before the Week 6 bye felt more like a typical preseason. The Saints have been missing......

Melo’s career milestone helps Lakers to first win

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LOS ANGELES — Carmelo Anthony said the best part about passing Moses Malone for No. 9 on the all-time scoring list in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 121-118 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday is the level he’s been able to sustain nearly two decades into his NBA career. “I’m......

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