Month: March 2019

7:04 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Denny Hamlin overcame two penalties on pit road and won the NASCAR Cup race at Texas, where Kyle Busch missed out on the chance for a tripleheader weekend sweep and pole sitter Jimmie Johnson‘s career-worst winless streak stretched to 66 races. Hamlin led the final 12
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6:52 PM ET Associated Press PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — Graeme McDowell won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title since November 2015, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Chris Stroud and Mackenzie Hughes. “This is big. This is big. … It’s been
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3:51 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — Trae Young grabbed a deflected inbounds pass and made a last-second jumper to lift the Atlanta Hawks to a 136-135 overtime win over the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Justin Anderson had 24 points and 12 rebounds for Atlanta, and John Collins finished with 23 points and 12
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3:00 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Roger Federer became tennis’ first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title Sunday by beating defending champion John Isner in the Miami Open final, 6-1, 6-4. Federer neutralized Isner’s big serve and won 32 of 35 points on his own serve. The
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6:26 PM ET MILWAUKEE — It’s easy to say that Milwaukee Brewers star outfielder Christian Yelich has picked up right where his MVP season left off. But he might actually be even better. Yelich tied a major league record in the first inning Sunday, drilling a 1-0 fastball from St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha
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1:18 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The city of Nashville won’t cut down 21 ornamental cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, Mayor David Briley said Saturday. In a news release, Briley said he had informed the NFL and Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. that they will have to remove
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11:41 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Canadian Women’s Hockey League will fold in May, the league announced on Sunday morning, news that sent shock waves across the hockey community. The CWHL, founded in 2007, was home to some of the top players in the world, including Team USA’s Hilary Knight and Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin. The
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11:35 AM BST Springboks legend Naas Botha has accepted a short-term appointment as India’s head coach, as the national men’s and women’s rugby teams prepare for the Asia Rugby Championship in June. Botha, the World Rugby Hall of Fame member who played for Northern Transvaal and South Africa, winning 28 Test Caps with the Springboks,
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10:35 AM ET ESPN Stats & Information The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies wrap up their opening three-game series Sunday night on ESPN. Coming off six consecutive losing seasons, the Phillies became the first team in MLB history to add three All-Stars from the previous season to their roster — Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto and
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9:43 AM ET Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher sunk three birdies in his final four holes to complete a remarkable one-stroke victory at the Indian Open on Sunday for his fourth European Tour title. The 44-year-old overcame a terrible quadruple-bogey eight on the seventh hole to finish 1-under-par 71 on a windy day at the DLF Golf
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9:56 AM ET Jeff Wagenheim Things did not go entirely as expected for two former UFC champions making their debuts in ONE Championship on Sunday in Tokyo. Longtime flyweight belt holder Demetrious Johnson won by second-round guillotine choke in a fight that was surprisingly competitive, and Eddie Alvarez, a former lightweight titlist in both UFC
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