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Sarah Fuller and Jaret Patterson lead history-making, record-breaking rivalry weekend

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In normal times, Saturday would have been the finale of the regular season, a chance for divisional powers to secure a spot in a conference championship game or for in-state rivals to afford their fan base license to jeer their neighbors in grocery stores, churches and office cubicles for the......

Vandy’s Sarah Fuller makes history with kickoff

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Sarah Fuller became the first woman to play in a Power 5 football game on Saturday when she delivered the opening kickoff of the second half for Vanderbilt against Missouri. Fuller, a senior goalkeeper on Vanderbilt’s SEC championship soccer team, sent the low kick to the 35-yard line where it......

Vandy weighs using female soccer player to kick

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Vanderbilt football, which finds itself in need of a place-kicker, could turn to women’s soccer player Sarah Fuller. Appearing on 102.5 The Game in Nashville on Wednesday, coach Derek Mason confirmed that Fuller “is an option for us.” Student newspaper The Vanderbilt Hustler first reported that Fuller practiced with the......

UConn women halt activities after positive test

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The third-ranked UConn women’s basketball team has postponed its first four games after a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19. The Huskies were going to play Quinnipiac and either No. 6 Mississippi State or Maine this weekend at Mohegan Sun. They were also scheduled to face No. 5......

Shevchenko still champ with clear win over Maia

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LAS VEGAS — Valentina Shevchenko‘s dominance has reached the point where MMA fans are shocked when she loses a round. Shevchenko (20-3) defended the UFC’s 125-pound championship for the fourth time on Saturday, defeating Jennifer Maia (18-7-1) by unanimous decision. All three judges scored it a blowout win for the......

Ex-LSU tennis player: Coach lied about abuse

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A former LSU women’s tennis player has accused her former coach of lying about her knowledge of a Tigers football player physically abusing her between May 2017 and August 2018, and accused the coach of “betraying” her during an investigation. The former player, Jade Lewis, 21, of Hilton Head, South......

Spain: In opportunity long overdue, Kim Ng lands GM job in MLB

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5:54 PM ET Sarah SpainespnW.com Close Sarah Spain (follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain) is the co-host of Spain & Fitz on ESPN Radio, host of the That’s What She Said podcast, a SportsCenter reporter and an espnW columnist since 2010. She was a heptathlete at Cornell and is a lifelong......

Marlins hire Kim Ng as MLB’s first female GM

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The Miami Marlins are hiring Kim Ng as their new general manager, making her Major League Baseball’s first female GM, the team announced Friday. Ng, 51, has most recently served as MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations for the past nine years, when she was the highest-ranking Asian American......

Sources: Nunes withdraws from UFC 256 bout

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Two-weight UFC champion Amanda Nunes has withdrawn from her featherweight title defense against Megan Anderson next month for undisclosed reasons, according to multiple sources. Nunes (20-4) was scheduled to defend her 145-pound title against Anderson (10-4) in the main event of UFC 256 on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas. The......

Nancy Darsch remembered as a ‘trailblazer, a pioneer, a promoter’ of women’s basketball

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9:45 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. No one enjoys studying basketball film more than Tara VanDerveer. But she grew frustrated while scouting......

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