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Tauson beats Golubic to win Lyon Open and a 1st career title
Tauson beats Golubic to win Lyon Open and a 1st career title

Clara Tauson clinched her first career title in style, beating Viktorija Golubic to win the Lyon Open without dropping a set after coming through two qualifying rounds.

Nets
Nets' James Harden calls 2021 NBA All-Star Game 'forced'

James Harden voiced his opinion on the game occurring on Sunday, saying that it feels "forced."

Julio Teheran strong, Detroit Tigers draw nine walks in 5-1 win over Blue Jays
Julio Teheran strong, Detroit Tigers draw nine walks in 5-1 win over Blue Jays

The Detroit Tigers picked up a 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, thanks to nine walks and a successful first outing from Julio Teheran.

Rublev beats Fucsovics to win Rotterdam final
Rublev beats Fucsovics to win Rotterdam final

Andrey Rublev won his fourth tour singles title in seven months as the Russian beat Marton Fucsovics in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.

March Madness 2021: Loyola Chicago Ramblers earn bid after MVC tournament
March Madness 2021: Loyola Chicago Ramblers earn bid after MVC tournament

It's the second tournament bid in four years for the Ramblers.

Mets takeaways from 4-4 tie to Marlins, including Jonathan Villar
Mets takeaways from 4-4 tie to Marlins, including Jonathan Villar's three-run homer

The Mets and Marlins reached a stalemate, 4-4, in their spring training matchup at Clover Field in Port St. Lucie on Sunday.

Liberty beats N. Alabama 79-75 for third straight ASUN title

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Darius McGhee scored 21 points and eight rebounds and top-seeded Liberty held on for a 79-75 win over North Alabama on Sunday in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament championship game. Liberty (23-5), which has won 12 consecutive games, has won each of the last three ASUN regular season and tournament titles - the first program to in conference history to do so. Kyle Rode made 6 of 8 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and finished with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Flames.

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop violates COVID-19 rules
Cubs reliever Pedro Strop violates COVID-19 rules

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop is away from the team after he violated baseball's COVID-19 protocols.

Indians
Indians' Ramirez, Reyes isolated after COVID-19 violations

For the third time in less than a year, the Indians are having to isolate players because they broke COVID-19 protocols.

Young
Young's late basket lifts Northwestern over Nebraska 79-78

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Ryan Young's putback with 2.7 seconds left gave Northwestern a 79-78 win over Nebraska in a regular-season finale on Sunday. Young had missed the front-end of a one-and-one, giving Nebraska the ball back with 42.7 seconds left and a one-point lead. Pete Nance, who had made an old-school, right-handed hook for a 76-75 lead, put up a running hook that missed but drew three defenders, leaving Young alone for the putback.

Three talking points from the Premier League
Three talking points from the Premier League

Manchester City's cruise towards a third Premier League title in four seasons was rocked by another derby defeat to Manchester United as the runaway leaders' 21-game winning streak came to an end on Sunday.

Takeaways from Yankees 4-0 win over Phillies, including a Brett Gardner grand slam
Takeaways from Yankees 4-0 win over Phillies, including a Brett Gardner grand slam

Brett Gardner was responsible for the game's only scoring -- a grand slam in the second inning.

James Harden throws shade at Antoine Walker after ex-Celtic
James Harden throws shade at Antoine Walker after ex-Celtic's criticism

Brooklyn Nets star James Harden had a burn ready for Antoine Walker after the former Boston Celtics star criticized his style of play.

Warriors
Warriors' Steph Curry voted NBA's third-best pure scorer by insiders

Steph is one of the NBA's most talented offensive players.

Three things we learned: Tottenham - Crystal Palace
Three things we learned: Tottenham - Crystal Palace

Two goals and two assists for Harry Kane, plus two goals for Gareth Bale, have Tottenham fans wondering, "Is this real life?"

Bryson DeChambeau blasts 377-yard drive at No. 6 on Sunday at Arnold Palmer Invitational
Bryson DeChambeau blasts 377-yard drive at No. 6 on Sunday at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Bryson DeChambeau blasted a 377-yard drive on the par-5 sixth hole at Bay Hill Club & Lodge on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Julius Randle excited by the energy surrounding the All-Star game Sunday night
Julius Randle excited by the energy surrounding the All-Star game Sunday night

Ahead of the 2021 NBA All-Star game, first-time All-Star Julius Randle comments on how special it is for him to be here. Randle also confidently says teammate Obi Toppin is a lock for the dunk contest.

Cubs trade Duane Underwood Jr. to Pirates for minor-leaguer Shendrik Apostel
Cubs trade Duane Underwood Jr. to Pirates for minor-leaguer Shendrik Apostel

The Cubs DFAd Duane Underwood Jr. to make room on the 40-man roster for the signing of reliever Ryan Tepera.

Kyrie Irving misses All-Star media session
Kyrie Irving misses All-Star media session

The NBA is holding an All-Star game in order to make money by promoting the league's top players to a global audience.

Kane adds exclamation point to Tottenham win
Kane adds exclamation point to Tottenham win

Heung-min Son's volleyed cross gives Harry Kane a tap-in for his second and Tottenham's fourth against Crystal Palace.

Jose Alvarez, Giants reach 1-year, $1.15M deal
Jose Alvarez, Giants reach 1-year, $1.15M deal

Left-handed reliever Jose Alvarez signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Giants.

Why Cubs
Why Cubs' Kris Bryant likely won't hit in another Home Run Derby

Hitting bombs is more tiring than you think

NBA 3-Point Contest live stream: Watch 2021 All-Star event online
NBA 3-Point Contest live stream: Watch 2021 All-Star event online

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are set to represent the Boston Celtics in the 2021 NBA 3-Point Contest. Here's how to watch Sunday night's All-Star event on TV and online.

Every Boston Celtics All-Star for each season the game was played (photos)
Every Boston Celtics All-Star for each season the game was played (photos)

Every single Boston Celtics All-Star in franchise history.

Cardinals positional needs and review: Inside linebacker
Cardinals positional needs and review: Inside linebacker

We look back at the production from the 2020 seasons and go over the roster and needs for 2021.

Clippers
Clippers' Kawhi Leonard says he plans to play for Team USA during Tokyo Olympics

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard said he plans to play on Team USA during this summer's Tokyo Olympics. In other news, Paul George said his health is good.

Embiid and Simmons out of All-Star Game for safety protocols
Embiid and Simmons out of All-Star Game for safety protocols

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons will miss the 2021 NBA All-Star Game due to safety protocols.

Report: Vikings
Report: Vikings' schedule to be released in May

The Minnesota Vikings know its opponents for the 2021 NFL season. The team will reportedly know the full schedule in May.

Kane screamer gives Spurs 3-1 edge against Palace
Kane screamer gives Spurs 3-1 edge against Palace

Harry Kane rips Matt Doherty's pass into the top corner first-time to double Tottenham's lead over Crystal Palace in the blink of an eye.

Bale nets his second, reestablishes Spurs
Bale nets his second, reestablishes Spurs' lead

Harry Kane nods Sergio Reguilon's ball across goal, and Gareth Bale heads home to reclaim Tottenham's lead and secure his second goal against Crystal Palace.

Who
Who's going down? Fulham spices up Premier League relegation picture

Four points separate 15th and 18th on the Premier League table, with three -- Fulham, Newcastle, and Brighton -- a point apart. Who will be relegated?

Garza gets 21 points, No. 5 Iowa tops No. 25 Wisconsin 77-73
Garza gets 21 points, No. 5 Iowa tops No. 25 Wisconsin 77-73

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) It was Senior Day, but Luka Garza didn't know he was going to have to give a speech. The Iowa center also didn't know what else was coming in the postgame ceremony. Minutes after the 6-foot-11 star scored 21 points and had 16 rebounds to lead the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes over No. 25 Wisconsin 77-73 Sunday, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced Garza's jersey No. 55 would be retired after the season.

Could the Texans sign Tyrod Taylor to help with the problems at QB?
Could the Texans sign Tyrod Taylor to help with the problems at QB?

The Houston Texans have questions that need to be answered at quarterback, and Tyrod Taylor, who has ties to David Culley, could help out.

Denzel Perryman doesn
Denzel Perryman doesn't plan to re-sign with Chargers before free agency starts

Linebacker Denzel Perryman has spent the last six seasons with the Chargers, but he may be moving on when the new league year opens in less than two weeks. Perryman's agent Ron Butler told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that his client does not plan to re-sign before hitting the open market. Butler didn't rule [more]

NFL Rumors: Buccaneers
NFL Rumors: Buccaneers 'getting closer' to reworking Tom Brady's contract

Tom Brady, whose current contract ends after the 2021 NFL season, reportedly is close to restructuring his deal with the Buccaneers.

Benteke heads in Crystal Palace equalizer v. Spurs
Benteke heads in Crystal Palace equalizer v. Spurs

Christian Benteke rises high to bullet Luka Milivojevic's cross into the corner to get Crystal Palace level with Tottenham on the stroke of halftime.

'I was down': Federer had hard time before 2nd knee surgery

Roger Federer never seriously contemplated retirement while he was away from the tennis tour for more than a year. The 39-year-old Federer's first match since the 2020 Australian Open will come Wednesday in Doha against Dan Evans or Jeremy Chardy.

Solskjaer praises personality, resilience:
Solskjaer praises personality, resilience: 'We've improved massively'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the progress his Manchester United side has made, as they beat Manchester City in the derby to breathe new life into the business end of their season.

2020 Lions Rookie Report: Sixth-round pick John Penisini
2020 Lions Rookie Report: Sixth-round pick John Penisini

Penisini was a good find in the 6th round

Bale eases Tottenham in front of Crystal Palace
Bale eases Tottenham in front of Crystal Palace

Lucas Moura forces a Crystal Palace turnover, setting Harry Kane free to feed Gareth Bale for a tap-in and a 1-0 Tottenham lead.

Mark
Mark's long 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Houston to 67-64 win

HOUSTON (AP) Tramon Mark hit a long 3-pointer as time expired to give No. 9 Houston a 67-64 win over Memphis on Sunday. After Memphis had tied it with 1.7 seconds left, Marcus Sasser threw the ball to midcourt where Mark picked it up. ''I saw it the whole way in,'' Houston guard DeJon Jarreau said.

Winthrop cruises to Big South title, automatic NCAA bid
Winthrop cruises to Big South title, automatic NCAA bid

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) D.J. Burns scored 22 points and Winthrop took off in the second half to a 80-53 victory over Campbell on Sunday for its second straight Big South tournament championship and automatic NCAA Tournament bid. Burns finished the first half with consecutive baskets for a six-point lead and the Eagles (23-1) made their first eight shots of the second half in running away from Campbell for their 13th championship in 17 title-game appearances. The blazing shooting continued as the lead reached a high of 31 and they eased to their seventh straight win during a season when they had a 21-game win streak before a two-point loss to UNC Asheville.

Kawhi Leonard makes his Olympic stance clear as other NBA superstars wait
Kawhi Leonard makes his Olympic stance clear as other NBA superstars wait

Kawhi Leonard gave the closest public statement of any American male basketball player of his caliber to accepting a Tokyo Olympic roster spot if offered.

Vols beat Florida 65-54, earn No. 4 seed in SEC tourney

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Victor Bailey Jr., John Fulkerson and Keon Johnson scored 14 points apiece and Tennessee rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Florida 65-54 on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams. Tennessee (17-7, 10-7 SEC) secured the No. 4 seed and a bye into the Friday's quarterfinals of the conference tournament. Fulkerson added seven rebounds and four assists and Josiah-Jordan James had eight points and 10 boards for the Volunteers.

Steve Stricker talks Tiger Woods, Ryder Cup plans at Arnold Palmer Invitational
Steve Stricker talks Tiger Woods, Ryder Cup plans at Arnold Palmer Invitational

After wearing red and black on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Steve Stricker dished on Tiger Woods and his Ryder Cup plans.

Colin Kaepernick could be potential quarterback replacement for Russell Wilson, Seahawks
Colin Kaepernick could be potential quarterback replacement for Russell Wilson, Seahawks

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NBA Rumors: Jimmy Garoppolo is Patriots
NBA Rumors: Jimmy Garoppolo is Patriots' top quarterback choice for 2021

If Bill Belichick had his way, Jimmy Garoppolo would be the Patriots' starting quarterback in 2021, according to a report.

2021 Ravens Offseason Preview
2021 Ravens Offseason Preview

Hayden Winks analyzes what type of players the Ravens are searching for on offense and defense this offseason. (Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports)

UConn G James Bouknight named to All-Big East First Team
UConn G James Bouknight named to All-Big East First Team

UConn's James Bouknight and Adama Sanogo were both awared All-Big East honors on Sunday.

Prince Harry and William to reunite at unveiling of Diana statue as they move past rift
Prince Harry and William to reunite at unveiling of Diana statue as they move past rift

The Duke of Sussex is determined to stand shoulder to shoulder with his brother at the unveiling of a statue of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales...


Amanda Nunes submits Megan Anderson via armbar in first round to defend women's featherweight title

Amanda Nunes forced Megan Anderson to tap to an armbar at 2:03 of the opening round to defend her featherweight belt for the second time Saturday night. Afterward, Nunes said she's "more dangerous now" with her infant daughter Raegan at her side.

Aljamain Sterling wins UFC bantamweight title after Petr Yan disqualified for illegal knee

Aljamain Sterling was crowned the new UFC bantamweight champion after Petr Yan was disqualified for landing an illegal knee in the fourth round Saturday night at UFC 259.

Wayne Gretzky delivers emotional eulogy at father Walter's funeral - 'He was a remarkable man'

Delivering an emotional eulogy at his father's funeral service on Saturday, Wayne Gretzky said his family spent the past few weeks of Walter Gretzky's life "sitting with him and just enjoying life," while sharing stories.

Creighton players in video - Coach Greg McDermott's words hurt us

Five Creighton basketball players explained in a short video Saturday why they were hurt by coach Greg McDermott's remarks in his locker room talk following a loss last weekend.

Bryson DeChambeau gets 'chills' after nearly driving Bay Hill's par-5 6th hole

Bryson DeChambeau said he "gave the fans what they wanted" when his drive on Bay Hill's 555-yard par-5 sixth hole cut across a huge lake and ended up 50 yards to the right of the green.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says 'most players' will get COVID-19 vaccine, but aren't required to do so

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the choice to get the COVID-19 vaccine is a "personal" one and that the league won't require its players to do so. However, he said he believes that most players will decide "it is in their interest" to get it.

Vegas Golden Knights scramble to switch lodging after a San Jose landmark hotel declares bankruptcy

The Fairmont Hotel, a landmark in downtown San Jose, closed its doors Friday after declaring bankruptcy, forcing the Vegas Golden Knights to switch their lodging on the fly, right after a 5-4 overtime win vs. the Sharks.

Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson gets in-person hearing for hit on Boston Bruins' Brandon Carlo

Capitals forward Tom Wilson will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit that sent Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo to the hospital on Friday night.

Kansas Jayhawks place football coach Les Miles on administrative leave

Kansas has placed head football coach Les Miles on administrative leave, the school announced Friday night.

Drake Bulldogs reach MVC men's basketball semifinals after game vs. Northern Iowa Panthers canceled

The MVC quarterfinal between Drake and Northern Iowa was canceled for COVID-related reasons Friday, allowing the Bulldogs, currently on the NCAA tournament bubble, to advance straight to the semifinals.

Tare saw 'psychological' Lazio fatigue

Director of sport Igli Tare admits there have been some ‘psychological’ dips lately, but tonight’s game with Juventus is crucial for a top four finish.

Highlights: Udinese 2-0 Sassuolo

Fernando Llorente broke his Udinese duck with a real poacher’s goal before Roberto Pereyra completed the counter-attack to sink Sassuolo.

Liveblog: Serie A Wk26 Super Saturday

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, Spezia-Benevento, Udinese-Sassuolo and Juventus-Lazio.

Juventus directors furious over penalty incident

Juventus directors were furious with referee Davide Massa after he didn't award the Old Lady a penalty kick for a Wesley Hoedt handball.

Juventus 3-1 Lazio: Morata comeback

Juventus completed the comeback from an early Joaquin Correa goal to beat Lazio 3-1 with an Adrien Rabiot rocket and Alvaro Morata brace.

Chiesa: 'Juve showed grit and heart'

Federico Chiesa fully admits Juventus started badly against Lazio, but the turnaround to win 3-1 ‘proved we have heart, grit and will battle to the end.’

Inzaghi: 'Lazio deserved more'

Simone Inzaghi feels Lazio ‘deserved much more’ than their 3-1 defeat to Juventus and rues wasted opportunities when leading. ‘Evidently we have to do more.’

Pirlo: 'Juventus started 20 minutes late'

Andrea Pirlo thanked his Juventus players for their ‘professionalism and spirit of sacrifice’ after fighting back to beat Lazio 3-1, even if ‘we started the game 20 minutes late.’

Ibrahimovic: 'Failure is part of success'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic explains why he became a guest host at the Sanremo Music Festival. ‘It’s the challenge, the adrenaline. Failure is not the opposite of success, it is part of success. Doing nothing is the biggest failure.’

Highlights: Juventus 3-1 Lazio

Alvaro Morata found the net twice in three minutes to complete the comeback after Joaquin Correa put Lazio in front and Adrien Rabiot scored a screamer.

Mark Pavelich, member of 'Miracle on Ice' Olympic hockey team, found dead

Mark Pavelich, who assisted on the game-winning goal to beat the Russians in the 1980 Olympics, was found dead at a treatment facility in Minnesota.

California to allow limited return of fans to MLB parks, other outdoor sporting events

California officials are allowing people to attend Major League Baseball games in limited capacities starting April 1.

No charges filed against Denver Broncos LB Von Miller

No charges will be filed against Von Miller in regards to an ongoing investigation by police in Parker, Colorado.

Denver Broncos placing franchise tag on safety Justin Simmons, source says

The Broncos are placing the frachise tag on safety Justin Simmons for the second consecutive season, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. He finished with 96 tackles in 2020 while playing on the tag for $11.4 million.

Investigation into LSU football reveals firing recommended for coach Les Miles in 2013

The firing of Les Miles was recommended by LSU's AD in 2013, according to an investigation that also revealed the school failed to appropriately report sexual misconduct and abuse incidents involving members of the athletic department.

Tiger Woods was found unconscious in his SUV by a man who walked to the crash scene, affidavit says

A man who walked to crash site after hearing the accident told deputies that Tiger Woods would not respond to his questions and was unconscious, an affidavit says. Law enforcement has not previously disclosed that Woods had been unconscious.

Israel Adesanya much lighter than Jan Blachowicz for light heavyweight title bout at UFC 259

Israel Adesanya will be significantly lighter than Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259. The UFC middleweight champion is moving up to challenge for the light heavyweight title against champion Blachowicz.

Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles reach new deal for 2021 season

Eagles center Jason Kelce has agreed to a reworked deal with the Eagles that contains $9 million in guarantees and can be worth up to $12 million, a source told ESPN.

Sources -- Detroit Pistons, Blake Griffin agree to contract buyout

Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a buyout, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The 31-year-old former All-Star will now become an unrestricted free agent.

Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils tipped to complete deal for Jadon Sancho

The Red Devils could use a missed payment for Romelu Lukaku to their advantage

Chelsea transfer news: Juventus eye Jorginho deal if they fail to land Manuel Locatelli

The Bianconeri could look to bring the Italy international back to Serie A

Washington Football Team releases quarterback Alex Smith

Quarterback Alex Smith, who helped Washington win the NFC East title while becoming the league's Comeback Player of the Year, has been released by the team.

NFL mock draft 2021 - Todd McShay's predictions for all 32 first-round picks heading into NFL free agency

As we approach free agency, Todd McShay projects Round 1 of the 2021 NFL draft -- and our NFL Nation reporters explain how the picks fit each roster.

Saelemaekers: 'Milan want to achieve something important'

Alexis Saelemaekers said he feels 'at home' at Milan and vowed to ‘work hard’ to ‘achieve something important for the fans’ this term.

Fiorentina: Castrovilli and Igor out

Fiorentina have announced Gaetano Castrovilli and Igor Julio Dos Santos suffered injuries and will be reassessed over the next few days.

The Gay Party hits out at Zlatan

The Gay Party spokesman Fabrizio Marrazzo accused Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of homophobia and discrimination after a joke at Sanremo.

Report: Fiorentina contacted Gattuso's representatives

Fiorentina have reportedly contacted Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso’s representatives.

Schiappacasse on loan to Penarol

Penarol welcomed Nicolas Schiappacasse, as the winger returns to Uruguay on loan from Sassuolo.

All the COVID-19 cases in Serie A

There have been 163 cases of COVID-19 in Serie A, take a look at the impact coronavirus has had on the teams in the Italian top flight.

Gotti: 'Pinzi asked Stryger Larsen to play volleyball'

Udinese coach Luca Gotti revealed technical coach Giampiero Pinzi joked with Jens Stryger Larsen, ‘asking him to play volleyball’.

Pirlo: 'De Ligt has not trained'

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo will assess Matthijs de Ligt, said Leonardo Bonucci ‘partly trained’ and that Alvaro Morata ‘is better’ ahead of Lazio.

Agent: 'Untrue stories about Mario Rui'

Agent Mario Giuffredi quashed reports of unrest between Mario Rui and Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso. ‘All untrue things that didn’t happen’.

Report: Calhanoglu out against Verona

Milan must cope without Hakan Calhanoglu against Hellas Verona on Sunday, as the Turkey international must carry out new tests on Monday.

Toronto Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins 'not aware' of allegations against Mickey Callaway

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins said he was "absolutely not aware" of any sexual harassment allegations against Mickey Callaway during their time together with the Indians organization.

GM George Paton says Denver Broncos want Von Miller back in 2021, pending legal issues, contract

The Broncos want Von Miller back in 2021, general manager George Paton said Thursday, but are waiting on more information on his potential legal issues and are not ruling out discussions on a pay cut.

Source: Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, Draymond Green will not play vs. Phoenix Suns

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and forward Draymond Green did not travel to Phoenix and will not play in Thursday's first half finale against the Suns, a league source told ESPN.

NBA All-Star Game to have officiating crew of all HBCU graduates for first time in league history

The NBA will have an All-Star Game referee crew comprised of all HBCU graduates for the first time in league history.

Detroit Lions tell CB Desmond Trufant he'll be released, source says

The Detroit Lions have informed starting cornerback Desmond Trufant that he will be released at the start of the league year, which begins on March 17, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ben Roethlisberger signs with Pittsburgh Steelers for 2021 NFL season

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, saying he's ready to "give my all" and is "more than happy" to adjust his contract to help the team, has signed a deal to return to the Steelers for the 2021 season.

Liverpool v Chelsea live stream: how to watch the Premier League wherever you are in the world

Watch a Liverpool v Chelsea live stream, as two top-four rivals meet at Anfield

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