9:38 AM ET Associated Press SHENZHEN, China — Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the WTA Finals for the third straight year, beating Simona Halep 6-0, 2-6, 6-4 on Friday shortly after defending champion Elina Svitolina completed a near-perfect group stage. Pliskova benefited from a bit of luck on match point, hitting a forehand
9:11 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Many boxing fans would have liked to have seen middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez, boxing’s biggest star, face rival and former unified titleholder Gennadiy Golovkin for a third time after two highly entertaining but disputed bouts — a draw in 2017 and a majority decision win for Alvarez in
7:54 AM BST England’s Tom Curry and South Africa’s Cheslin Kolbe have been named among the nominees for the World Rugby Player of the Year award ahead of their nations’ World Cup final clash on Saturday. Curry, 21, competing in his first World Cup, has featured in all of England’s matches in Japan so far,
7:21 AM ET Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan — Mi Jung Hur shot a second consecutive 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after Friday’s second round of the LPGA Swinging Skirts. Hur, who is looking for her third victory this season, is at 12-under 132 overall. Defending champion Nelly Korda (67) was one shot back
7:00 AM GMT Toss Australia chose to bowl v Sri Lanka Aaron Finch won the toss and Australia opted to bowl first in the third and final T20I at the MCG. Finch believed the surface wouldn’t play a big part but wanted to make first use of it with the ball. Australia made two changes.
2:21 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard came off a pick-and-roll and delivered a bounce pass to a diving Ivica Zubac for what appeared to be an open runner. The LA Clippers got a ghoulish dose of trick or treat, though, as Zubac’s shot bounced three times before softly resting on the back of
1:00 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim The night took a turn for the bizarre when Kelvin Tiller came trotting out to the PFL smart cage for the second time Thursday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. This encore was strange not simply because Tiller had lost his PFL heavyweight quarterfinal bout earlier in the
12:13 AM ET Steve KimESPN Top Rank announced on Thursday that Mexico’s Jonathan Rodriguez was unable to obtain a visa to enter the United States, which has caused the postponement of his bout against junior bantamweight world titlist Jerwin Ancajas on Saturday at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. “This is a weird
11:42 PM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — On Tuesday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was asked if he was OK with not getting much of the attention for his team’s unblemished start. Garoppolo smiled, shrugged his shoulders and replied, “I’m all right with being undefeated, yeah.” Two days later, Garoppolo and the Niners not only
10:03 PM ET Associated Press IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 Conference has issued public reprimands and fines of $25,000 against Kansas State and TCU for how the schools handled fans storming the field to celebrate after home victories over ranked teams. Kansas also received a reprimand, but wasn’t fined after the Jayhawks beat Texas
9:06 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon became a free agent Thursday, a day after homering to spark the Nationals’ seventh-inning comeback in Game 7 of the World Series. Houston pitcher Gerrit Cole also went free after warming up in the bullpen but never getting into the season finale.
7:00 AM GMT England won the toss and chose to bowl first against New Zealand England have picked three debutants in their team for the opening T20I of their tour to New Zealand. Seamer Pat Brown joins all-rounders Lewis Gregory and Sam Curran in the first international England side named under new head coach, Chris
7:39 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The Padres introduced their new manager and hinted about old uniform colors they’ll wear in 2020. It’s easy to predict which the team’s weary, patient fans are more excited about. When Jayce Tingler was presented at a news conference on Thursday, he was wearing the club’s classic