Sports Merchandise NEW YORK — After months of verbal jarring, physical altercations between teams and a smashed bus window, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov finally stood face to face. McGregor, the brash Irishman who at one point held UFC titles in both the featherweight and lightweight divisions, and Nurmagomedov, the current lightweight champion, took the
For the eighth season in a row, ESPN.com is ranking the top players in the NBA. Who will be the best player this season? To get the final prediction, we asked our expert panel to vote on pairs of players. NBArank is a prediction for the coming season. Dozens of panelists from across ESPN, The
CHICAGO — Roger Federer is contemplating a significant change to his 2019 schedule. Federer, who credited much of his resurgence since the start of 2017 in which he won three majors to a decision to avoid the entire European clay-court segment (including the French Open), might return to the red-dirt grind next season. “The clay-court
Auburn wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers has decided to transfer, coach Gus Malzahn confirmed on his radio show Thursday night. From rivalry games to the battles that will decide the College Football Playoff, these are the biggest contests for the nation’s top teams. He’s the fourth player to leave the program and the second this week.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — Chris Paisley birdied four of the last five holes for a 10-under 61 and the first-round lead Thursday in the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship. The South African Open winner in January for his first European Tour title, Paisley played the back nine first at Atlantic Beach Country Club, holing a bunker
OAKLAND, Calif. — Marcus Semien had three hits and a career-high five RBI, Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics hammered the Los Angeles Angels 21-3 on Thursday. The Athletics reduced their magic number for clinching a playoff berth to five, setting season highs for runs (21) and hits (22).
PITTSBURGH — The Steelers are simplifying the defense after giving up 42 points to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2. Pittsburgh needs a boost after an 0-1-1 start and a Monday Night Football matchup with league passing leader Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “It’s not an excuse, but I think simplifying the
Middleweight Diego Pacheco, a 17-year-old, eight-time amateur national champion from Los Angeles and much sought-after prospect, is turning pro. Unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua went through the paces of a public workout on Wednesday at York Hall in London, just days before he will make his sixth defense against Alexander Povetkin. Manuel Charr has
The NHL on Thursday suspended Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi for the remainder of the preseason for his sucker punch on Florida’s Aaron Ekblad on Wednesday night. With the Canadiens losing 2-1 at the start of the third period, Domi — acquired from Arizona in the offseason — began tugging on Ekblad’s shirt, asking him
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