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6:00 AM ET BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens’ pursuit of an NFL rushing record held by the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers caused coach John Harbaugh to have a brief moment of nostalgia a week ago. Harbaugh remembered how his childhood team, the Cleveland Browns, struggled to beat running back Franco Harris’ Steelers. He expressed his admiration
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6:42 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Larson rallied from early electrical issues Sunday to win for the seventh time this season and storm into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. Larson’s victory on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended a topsy-turvy day for Hendrick Motorsports. Larson and reigning Cup champion Chase
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2:06 PM ET ESPN staff The AP Top 25 college football poll is out, and after a wild weekend of games, there’s some movement high in the rankings. Here’s what’s next for each ranked team: Previous ranking: 2 Week 6 result: 34-10 win vs. No. 18 Auburn What’s next: vs. Kentucky (Oct. 16, 3:30 p.m.
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2:07 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — For a brief, fleeting moment — the amount of time it took San Francisco Giants reliever Dominic Leone‘s sixth-inning fastball to travel from his hand to the plate — Cody Bellinger looked like the guy who was the 2019 National League MVP. Bellinger was balanced and quick, two elements
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11:51 AM ET Lionel Messi is bidding for a record-extending seventh men’s Ballon d’Or title and will have to beat competition from Cristiano Ronaldo after the pair were named among the 30 nominees for the 2021 award. Sam Mewis is the only United States women’s national team player to be nominated for the Ballon d’Or
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9:42 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Irad Ortiz Jr. rode his 3,000th career winner Thursday in the fifth race at Belmont Park. The 29-year-old jockey from Puerto Rico rode Saratoga Kisses to an 8 1/4-length victory for trainer and co-owner Rudy Rodriguez. Ortiz is 15th on the career earnings list, totaling over $220
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2:42 AM BST Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed the worst kept secret in Australian rugby, naming Will Skelton, Rory Arnold and Tolu Latu for the team’s spring tour of the United Kingdom. Rennie on Friday unveiled a 37-man squad for the tour, which also includes a stopover in Japan that the European-based trio will
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8:00 AM ET The UFC’s year-end slate is taking shape, and the promotion is already starting to fill in some big fights for 2022. Conspicuous by their absences are some prominent, pay-per-view-headlining-caliber names, including Nate Diaz, UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-crowned BMF himself, Jorge Masvidal. Other stars, such as
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7:26 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Embattled thoroughbred horse trainer Bob Baffert will have to face an administrative hearing scheduled for Monday by the New York Racing Association to address his suspension. Brooklyn Judge Carol Bagley Amon of the Eastern District of New York ruled Tuesday that a hearing was required for Baffert
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2:42 PM ET A day after the announcement that he would be taking on Bryson DeChambeau in a made-for-TV match, Brooks Koepka didn’t have much to say about it. Koepka said he is looking forward to the Nov 26 match in Las Vegas but stopped short of going into much detail. Asked at the Shriners
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2:34 PM ET Kyrie Irving did not practice with the Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn on Tuesday as the point guard is unable to practice or play in New York under the city’s COVID-19 vaccination protocols. After practicing with the team last week at training camp in San Diego, Irving did not attend the team’s first
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6:26 AM ET A return to court for Ash Barty this season looked less likely on Tuesday after the world number one was omitted from Australia’s team for next month’s Billie Jean King Cup finals in Prague. The Wimbledon champion, who returned to Australia after a third-round exit at the U.S. Open in September, led
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7:46 PM ET NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird and general counsel Lisa Levine have been removed from their roles, sources confirmed to ESPN. The Athletic was the first to report the news. No replacement for either role has been announced. The decision was made by the league’s Board of Directors and comes in the wake of
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