Month: January 2021

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11:12 AM ET Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is expected to miss one to two weeks with a Grade 1 left calf strain, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Smart underwent an MRI on Sunday after leaving in the fourth quarter of Boston’s 96-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday with the injury.
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11:17 AM ET Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Paul Casey left behind one of the unhappiest years of his golfing career by capturing his first title since 2019 with a four-stroke win at the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday. The 43-year-old Englishman struggled to adapt to what he described as the “soulless” playing
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2:01 AM ET The latest chapter in the storied Los Angeles Lakers–Boston Celtics rivalry featured plenty of starpower in LeBron James and Anthony Davis on one side versus Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown on the other. However, the visiting Lakers held on to win 96-95 on Saturday thanks in large part to a hustle play
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12:24 AM ET As news broke Saturday night of the blockbuster trade between the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams that sent swapped former overall No. 1 draft picks, former teammates and opponents of Matthew Stafford reacted to the trade. The trade saw multiple future No. 1 picks and quarterback Jared Goff go to the
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1:10 AM GMT Rugby Australia (RA) chairman Hamish McLennan continues to push the nation’s credibility of staging events during the coronavirus pandemic, raising the prospect that the British & Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa could instead be contested Down Under. Having already flagged a potential mini World Cup in Australia, McLennan says RA would
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7:12 PM ET Alex Ovechkin returned to the Washington Capitals lineup on Saturday against the Boston Bruins, after missing four games following a violation of the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols. “It sucks, obviously,” Ovechkin told reporters earlier on Saturday. “No one wants to be suspended. No one wants to put yourself in that position. It’s over.
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10:48 PM ET Caleb Plant retained his IBF super middleweight title with a unanimous decision win over challenger Caleb Truax on Saturday night at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles. All three judges gave every round to Plant, who won 120-108 on all three scorecards in a dominant performance in which he
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2:39 PM ET Future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao is still a world champion. Well, kind of. Pacquiao was designated by the WBA as a “champion in recess,” the sanctioning body said in a statement on Friday night. With the vacancy, Yordenis Ugas has been promoted to become the WBA’s top titleholder in the welterweight