Month: November 2019

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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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