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UK to make visitors from high-risk COVID countries quarantine for 10 days – Daily Mail

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FILE PHOTO: People queue to enter terminal 2, as tighter rules for international travellers start, at Heathrow Airport, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, London, Britain, January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will force travellers from high-risk COVID-19 countries to quarantine......

UFC 257 viewers guide: It’s time to see how amazing Conor McGregor can be

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ABU DHABI, U.A.E. — When Conor McGregor is involved, there is always potential for hyperbole. When you have a star that big, everything tends to dial up a notch — including any comments related to him or an upcoming fight. But allow me to say, I have genuinely looked forward......

‘His winning formula is amazing’: Ben Simmons’ fourth-quarter breakout showcases his full potential

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1:41 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN As Friday night’s game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers wore on, Ben Simmons was nowhere to be seen. Through three quarters, Simmons had eight assists but only four points on just three shots, and he appeared well on his way to a fifth......

755 home runs and even better than you remember: Hank Aaron was one of the five best MLB players ever

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So much of Henry Aaron’s baseball legacy is attached to three numbers — 715, 755 and whatever Barry Bonds’ career home run total ended up at — that we too often overlook his all-around brilliance on the field. Put it this way: If you turned his 755 home runs into......

Hank Aaron’s lasting impact is measured in more than home runs

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Henry Aaron, who rose up from the depths of Southern poverty to become one of the towering figures in baseball history as well a bittersweet symbol of both American racial intolerance and triumph, has died today. He was 86. When he retired in 1976 after a 23-year major league career......

Australian Open FAQs: How pandemic, protocols will affect 2021’s first tennis major

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5:45 PM ET ESPN staff Novak Djokovic checks out the scene from the balcony at his accommodation in Adelaide, Australia, where he is in relaxed quarantine ahead of an exhibition event before the Australian Open begins in Melbourne on Feb. 8. Morgan Sette/AAP Image via AP As anyone who has been......

How COVID-19 has impacted the 2021 NHL season so far

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The NHL’s abridged 56-game 2021 season is up and running. But there have been a few COVID-19 related speed bumps along the way, particularly with the Dallas Stars, Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals. Here’s everything you need to know about how the virus is impacting the hockey season, and what......

Guide to Buccaneers-Packers, Bills-Chiefs: Picks, bold predictions and more

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6:55 AM ET ESPN staff The conference championship games of the NFL playoffs have arrived, with both kicking off on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the top-seed Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game, and then the No. 2-seeded Buffalo Bills will play the No. 1......

Party with J-Lo, dinner with Bono, and the inside stories of Conor McGregor

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When Conor McGregor arrived at “Fight Island” on a massive yacht for his UFC 257 main event against Dustin Poirier, it was yet another illustration of a career that has reached unprecedented heights for an MMA fighter. It wasn’t always this way. McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, remembers a time in......

Deshaun Watson’s no-trade clause puts Houston Texans in no-win situation

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HOUSTON — There are four teams left in the playoffs, and somehow the biggest topic in the NFL is quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans. We covered the basics of why Watson is unhappy with the franchise that drafted him and what his options are going forward, but let’s......

Three major issues that will shape the future of the Pac-12

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When Larry Scott met with the Pac-12 CEO group last week to discuss his future with the conference, he said it immediately became clear that the presidents and chancellors had concluded it was time for new leadership. “[They] were feeling like a new direction would make sense,” Scott told ESPN......

Real or not: Joshua-Fury biggest fight in ’21; Mayweather-Paul too much of a sideshow

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A potential Anthony Joshua heavyweight unification bout against Tyson Fury could be the biggest fight of the year, but will it happen? When? And what should be next for lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez? A rematch against Vasiliy Lomachenko? A unification fight against Devin Haney? While these fights have all the......

Why is Canelo Alvarez facing Avni Yildirim, and how will the fight play out?

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Unified super middleweight world titlist Canelo Alvarez will put his belts on the line against Avni Yildirim on Feb. 27 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. While it is refreshing to see Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) back in the ring so soon after his recent demolition of Callum Smith in......

Ducks athletic trainer and wife celebrating special ‘Becca Blizzard Day’ in 2021

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Last February, St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during a game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. Bouwmeester’s teammates waved for help, and a team of trainers and doctors sprung into choreographed action. Bouwmeester had suffered a cardiac episode, but within 60 seconds of......

Should Philip Rivers make the Hall of Fame? NFL experts debate his legacy, Colts’ QB future

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Philip Rivers is retiring from the NFL. The No. 4 pick in the 2004 draft spent 16 seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers — after a draft-night swap with Eli Manning, who spent his career with the New York Giants. Rivers finished his career with a final season on the......

Ducks trainer and wife celebrating special ‘Becca Blizzard Day’ in 2021

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Last February, St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during a game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. Bouwmeester’s teammates waved for help, and a team of trainers and doctors sprung into choreographed action. Bouwmeester had suffered a cardiac episode, but within 60 seconds of......

We were robbed! Most memorable officiating controversies for all 32 NFL teams

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7:15 AM ET NFL NationESPN It is exactly two years to the day since the infamous defensive pass interference no-call in the Rams-Saints NFC Championship Game of the 2018 NFL season. It is one of the most recent massive officiating controversies, but it’s far from the only one. Rightly or......

College football winners and losers from NFL draft early-entry deadline

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Monday marked the early-entry deadline for underclassmen to enter the 2021 NFL draft, so we now have a better idea of who is staying or leaving, and which schools were most impacted. The NCAA approved an eligibility freeze for all fall athletes, thus giving seniors the option to return for......

NHL Power Rankings: Every team’s biggest opening week surprise

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We’re already one week into the 2021 NHL season, and it has felt like seven straight days of excitement, including some unexpected results. For this week’s NHL Power Rankings, we identified the biggest surprise for each team. How we rank: The ESPN hockey editorial staff submits selections ranking teams 1......

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