12:49 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Emanuel Navarrete outlasted Liam Wilson in a back-and-forth slugfest on Friday night in Glendale, Arizona, to claim the vacant WBO junior lightweight title with a ninth-round TKO. Navarrete, who is from Mexico, was floored by the 8-1 underdog in Round 4 — the first knockdown of his career — but
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10:44 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — A fight broke out and punches were thrown during the game between the Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Five players were ejected following the brawl, which started in front of the Orlando bench late in the third quarter. Minnesota guard Austin Rivers and Magic center
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10:23 PM ET Two days after saying Iowa officials had canceled 200 tickets it had purchased for Saturday’s matchup between Iowa and Illinois in Iowa City because the school was “fearful,” an Illinois fan group admitted that it had lied to get the tickets at a discount. After the Orange Krush posted a statement Wednesday
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6:34 PM ET Paolo UggettiESPN PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — A caddie for an amateur player collapsed during the second round of the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Friday and received CPR before being taken to a nearby hospital. Play was stopped on No. 11 for nearly an hour as the caddie for Pebble
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10:16 PM ET Sumit Nagal brought India back in the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Denmark, winning the second singles after Yuki Bhambri was outplayed in the opening match on Friday. It was always a tall task for Bhambri to counter world number nine Holger Rune and there was no surprise as Denmark’s
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6:58 PM ET Connor O’Halloran LONDON — Chelsea head coach Graham Potter has said he remains “confident” his side can make a push to qualify for the Champions League next season, despite sitting nine points behind fourth-placed Manchester United. Chelsea took their transfer spending under owner Todd Boehly above £500 million when they signed midfielder
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10:19 PM ET Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Kurt Kitayama is starting to feel more comfortable each time he gets in contention on the PGA Tour, and the Californian can only hope that’s the case going into the weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Kitayama opened with 10 straight pars before getting on
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9:27 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Radcliff, who was scouting director for 14 of his 35 years evaluating prospects for the Minnesota Twins, died Friday at age 66 after a nearly four-year bout with pancreatic cancer. The Twins said Radcliff died in suburban Kansas City, where he and his wife, Sherry, kept their
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8:31 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Australian Open semifinalist Tommy Paul and Mackenzie McDonald, who beat Rafael Nadal at Melbourne Park, gave the United States a 2-0 lead over host Uzbekistan in Davis Cup qualifying Friday. Paul beat Khumoyun Sultanov 6-1, 7-6 (6) after McDonald’s Davis Cup debut produced a 6-4, 6-1 victory over
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7:45 PM ET ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos formally announced Sean Payton as the team’s newest head coach Friday. Payton formally signed what sources told ESPN was a five-year contract Friday, but Payton has essentially been on the job since Wednesday, including interviewing prospective assistant coaches for his staff. In a statement Friday afternoon
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7:05 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN Pro Bowl quarterback Geno Smith told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday that contract talks with the Seattle Seahawks are underway and the prospects of the two sides reaching a deal are “looking very good.” Smith, 32, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. “We’ve had talks and
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