Month: March 2021

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6:25 PM ET Endeavor, the powerhouse Hollywood talent agency, has agreed to own 100% of the UFC, according to a filing Wednesday with the Securities Exchange Commission. Endeavor acquired a majority stake of UFC parent company Zuffa from the Fertitta brothers in July 2016 when it was then known as WME-IMG. Currently, Endeavor owns 50.1%
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2:55 PM ET Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman was named GM for the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team for the 2022 Beijing Games. Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin will serve as Bowman’s assistant GM. “The combination of a Stanley Cup-winning GM [Bowman] and a Hall of Fame player [Guerin] who has competed
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Mar 30, 2021 Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Wasserman, an international marketing and managing agency, has acquired European boxing promoter Team Sauerland to create Wasserman Boxing. Sauerland is led by brothers Kalle
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12:36 PM ET Former UFC champion Anderson Silva will face former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a 10-round boxing match on June 19 at Jalisco Stadium in Jalisco, Mexico, promoters confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. Promoter Saul Rios says the fight will take place at 180 pounds. This will be Silva’s third
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5:40 PM ET Former four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez is planning a return to the ring against fellow former four-division champ Miguel Cotto in an exhibition match on June 12 in Miami, a source confirmed to ESPN. Even as an exhibition, Cotto-Marquez will add to the rich boxing rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico.
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5:13 PM ET WBC world lightweight champion Devin Haney will defend his title against Jorge Linares in Las Vegas on May 29. The 22-year-old Haney (25-0, 15 KO) will make his third title defense after unanimous decision wins over Alfredo Santiago and Yuriorkis Gamboa in November, 2020. He won the belt by defeating Zaur Abdullaev
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4:24 PM ET Associated Press A player for the Washington Nationals tested positive for COVID-19, and four teammates and a staff member have been quarantined on the eve of the start of the regular season after contact tracing, general manager Mike Rizzo said Wednesday. The result came from a test conducted Monday, while the Nationals
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3:10 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — No. 2 Naomi Osaka‘s 23-match winning streak ended Wednesday when she lost to Maria Sakkari of Greece in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open, 6-0, 6-4. The defeat was Osaka’s first since February 2020, and it ended any chance of reclaiming the No. 1 ranking this week from
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3:51 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County sheriff says detectives have determined what caused Tiger Woods to crash his SUV last month in Southern California but would not release details Wednesday, citing unspecified privacy concerns for the golf star. Woods suffered serious injuries in the Feb. 23 crash when he
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1:59 PM ET The justices of the Supreme Court of the United States questioned whether amateurism is an essential part of the NCAA’s business model Wednesday during a landmark hearing for the future of college sports while also expressing concerns about starting a slippery slope of judicial rulings that could lead to the destruction of
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3:07 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN JJ Redick criticized the New Orleans Pelicans front office for how it handled his trade to the Dallas Mavericks at last week’s deadline, saying that Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin “did not honor his word” to help put Redick in a favorable situation where he would
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12:40 PM ET Associated Press ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia has bulked up its nonconference football schedule even more, announcing a home-and-home series with Louisville in 2026-27. The schools announced jointly Wednesday that the Bulldogs will visit Louisville on Sept. 19, 2026, while the Cardinals will be in Athens on Sept. 18, 2027. Georgia and Louisville
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9:05 AM ET UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou said he would like to fight twice more this year, and while he’s not sure what’s going on between the UFC and Jon Jones, he said he wants Jones first and then a rematch with Derrick Lewis. Ngannou dethroned Stipe Miocic, who’s considered the greatest heavyweight in