Month: December 2017

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to rest quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and running back Le’Veon Bell in Sunday’s season finale against the Cleveland Browns, according to sources. Players were told during the week that Roethlisberger and Bell would sit out the game and that Landry Jones would start at quarterback, the sources said. The
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LAS VEGAS — Cris Cyborg dominated overmatched opponents for so many years, it became hard to tell how she’d respond to a competitive fight. She responded incredibly well to one on Saturday. Cyborg (19-1) recorded her first defense of the UFC’s featherweight championship on Saturday, defeating former bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm via unanimous decision at
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LAS VEGAS — Khabib Nurmagomedov appears to be on the verge of taking over the UFC’s lightweight division. Again. Nurmagomedov (25-0) remained perfect at UFC 219 on Saturday, as he thoroughly manhandled Edson Barboza (19-5) in a unanimous decision. The 155-pound contest served as the co-main event inside T-Mobile Arena. Judges appropriately scored the contest
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The Indianapolis Colts are expected to part ways with coach Chuck Pagano, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Colts, 3-12 and last in the AFC South going into their season finale against the 4-11 Houston Texans on Sunday, have missed the playoffs each of the past three years and struggled this season without injured star
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ARCADIA, Calif. — In the nick of time, Daddys Lil Darling became a Grade 1 winner in Saturday’s $301,380 American Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. The American Oaks was the final Grade 1 of 2017 and was Daddys Lil Darling sixth appearance in such a race this year. “She’s a special horse and
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Run Time proved that distance is the great equalizer when stepping up off a first-level allowance/optional-claiming victory to upset Grade 1 winner Bullards Alley in Saturday’s two-mile H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Run Time, who won his maiden going 1 1/2 miles four months ago at Kentucky Downs, bided
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Laurel Park canceled its final three races Saturday after two horses fell during the gallop-outs of their respective races. Renaissance Rosie, the runner-up in race 5, the $75,000 Politely Stakes, fell after the finish, throwing jockey Julian Pimentel. Renaissance Rosie got to her feet after the incident, ran off and was caught. Pimentel, also walked
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5:41 PM ET ESPN staff Controversial light welterweight Ohara Davies has been pulled from the Lawrence Okolie — Isaac Chamberlain undercard by Eddie Hearn after a series of tweets taunting Tommy Coyle. Davies (16-1, 13KOs) had been due to take on an unnamed opponent on the Feb. 3 card at London’s O2 Arena, and Davies
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