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LONDON — The Laver Cup is getting official status from the men’s tennis tour. The ATP says it has reached an agreement to make the tournament an official part of the yearly calendar, although no ranking points will be awarded to competitors. Roger Federer and his management team played a key role in the creation
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1:43 AM ET Marc RaimondiESPN The Professional Fighters League kicked off two of its deepest 2019 divisions — lightweight and featherweight — on Thursday night. And things did not disappoint. Natan Schulte and Lance Palmer, the defending champions at 155 and 145 pounds, respectively, both started off with victories. Movlid Khaibulaev pulled off the fastest
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ROEHAMPTON, England — Tennis players at the lower and junior levels will have an easier opportunity to move up to the main tours under a new system that makes rankings points available at their tournaments. The agreement announced Thursday by the International Tennis Federation allocates rankings on the ATP and WTA Tours at $15,000 ITF
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Scott Parel took advantage of ideal scoring conditions Thursday morning to shoot a 4-under 66 and take the first-round lead in the weather-delayed Senior PGA Championship. The gusting afternoon wind, which buffeted flags and shook hospitality tents across Oak Hill Country Club’s East Course, hadn’t yet fully arrived when Parel closed with
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BOSTON — Boston Bruins scoring leader Brad Marchand returned without missing a shift after appearing to hurt his left hand Thursday night when the team held an intrasquad scrimmage to tune up for the Stanley Cup Final. Marchand bumped into Connor Clifton in front of the net “and jammed his … I don’t know what
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CONCORD, N.C. — The hometown kid is starting out front in NASCAR’s longest race. Charlotte native William Byron became the youngest driver ever to capture the pole for the Coca-Cola 600. The 21-year-old Byron, who grew up a short drive from Charlotte Motor Speedway, turned a lap of 183.424 mph in his No. 24 Chevrolet
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FORT WORTH, Texas — Tony Finau shot a 6-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over local favorite Jordan Spieth and Roger Sloan at Colonial on Thursday. Defending champion Justin Rose, the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 3, shot 74 as all five of the top-10 players competing at Hogan’s Alley finished over
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