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Dressel sets WR; Ledecky dominates 800 free

Dressel sets WR; Ledecky dominates 800 free

9:40 PM ETAssociated Press TOKYO -- Swimmer Caeleb Dressel is pretty much invincible when he has a lane to himself.But give him a deficit of more than 8 seconds?Well, that's too much for even the world's greatest swimmer to overcome with two laps of the pool.On a morning of mixed emotions and chaotic racing at…

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Source: Colts do expect Wentz back this season

Source: Colts do expect Wentz back this season

playSpears: Wentz's injury is catastrophic for Colts (1:15)Marcus Spears expresses concern for the Colts' season due to Carson Wentz being out indefinitely with a foot injury. (1:15)12:49 PM ETMike WellsESPN Staff Writer Close Previously worked at Indianapolis Star, covering the Indiana Pacers for nine seasons Also covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer PressIndianapolis Colts quarterback…

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Support pours in on social media after Biles’ exit

Support pours in on social media after Biles’ exit

Jul 28, 2021Aishwarya KumarESPN.com Simone Biles posted on social media Wednesday night that the outpouring of love and support she has received since her withdrawal at the Olympics has made her "realize I'm more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed."Earlier in the week, Biles withdrew from Thursday's individual all-around competition at…

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U.S. baseball routs Israel in opener; D.R. wins

U.S. baseball routs Israel in opener; D.R. wins

YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Japanese league players and different generations of Major League Baseball talent secured wins for the United States and the Dominican Republic on Friday.In their first game in Tokyo, the U.S. thrashed Olympic newcomers Israel 8-1. Joe Ryan, 25, a prospect who was traded to the Minnesota Twins from the Tampa Bay Rays…

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Selemon Barega wins men’s 10,000 metres in all-Africa podium

Selemon Barega wins men’s 10,000 metres in all-Africa podium

Ethiopia's Selemon Barega stood atop an all-Africa podium in the men's 10,000m final at the Tokyo Games. Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesEthiopia's Selemon Barega sprinted the last lap to beat world record holder Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda and win a shock Olympic Games gold medal in the men's 10,000 metres on Friday.The 21-year-old Barega powered down the home…

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U.S. out of mixed 4×400 relay; could cost Felix

U.S. out of mixed 4×400 relay; could cost Felix

9:29 AM ETAssociated Press TOKYO -- The U.S. men have a long history of faulty baton exchanges in the Olympic track relays. So do the U.S. women.And now, they've flubbed one together.The country's difficult history in relay races reappeared in the Olympic debut of the 4x400-meter mixed relay Friday -- a race practically invented to…

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Sources: Rodgers signs reworked Packers deal

Sources: Rodgers signs reworked Packers deal

5:30 PM ETRob DemovskyESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters AssociationGREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's now in writing that Aaron Rodgers will have a much easier time leaving the Green Bay Packers after this season, if he…

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Sources: Pistons to take Cunningham at No. 1

Sources: Pistons to take Cunningham at No. 1

The Detroit Pistons have landed on a decision to select Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Detroit officials traveled to New York on Wednesday, met with Cunningham a final time and finalized the decision to choose him at No. 1 in meetings Thursday…

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ESPN to Big 12, Bowlsby: ‘No wrongful conduct’

ESPN to Big 12, Bowlsby: ‘No wrongful conduct’

4:14 PM ETESPN News ServicesESPN bolstered its response to a Big 12 conference letter that accused the network of trying to "destabilize" the league, writing in a letter of its own that ESPN has "engaged in no wrongful conduct" and that "there is nothing to 'cease and desist.'"The letter from Burke Magnus, ESPN president of…

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Ex-NBA star Odom, ex-champ Bowe book bout

Ex-NBA star Odom, ex-champ Bowe book bout

playLamar Odom defeats Aaron Carter in celebrity boxing match (0:46)Former NBA player Lamar Odom defeats singer Aaron Carter by knockout in their celebrity boxing match. (0:46)3:02 PM ETBen BabyESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduateFormer heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe is getting…

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Fognini sorry for anti-gay slur used in tennis loss

Fognini sorry for anti-gay slur used in tennis loss

10:33 PM ETESPN News Services TOKYO -- Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has apologized for yelling at himself with an anti-gay slur during a loss in the Olympic tennis tournament.Fognini used the offensive Italian word repeatedly during the three-set loss to Russian Olympic Committee player Daniil Medvedev in the third round on Wednesday.Fognini wrote in…

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Croatian bros. add pairs gold to rowing resume

Croatian bros. add pairs gold to rowing resume

10:02 PM ETESPN News Services Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic have dominated the men's pair in Olympic rowing, cruising to victory in a race they led from the start Thursday at the Tokyo Games.The Croatians were the heavy favorites. They won double sculls in 2016, then switched boat disciplines and won two world championships…

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U.S. pole vaulter Kendricks out after positive test

U.S. pole vaulter Kendricks out after positive test

12:35 AM ETESPN News Services American world-champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks will miss the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.Kendricks' father posted on social media that his son had no symptoms but was informed while in Tokyo that he tested positive and was out of the competition.The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee confirmed the news…

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U.S. women get 50th straight Olympic hoops win

U.S. women get 50th straight Olympic hoops win

Jul 27, 2021Associated Press SAITAMA, Japan -- The U.S. women's basketball team won, as usual. It just wasn't in the dominant fashion that the Americans are accustomed to at the Olympic Games.The winning streak for the world's top-ranked team is now 50 games and counting in Olympic competition. A'ja Wilson scored 19 points and grabbed…

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Rolovich to obey all policies ‘for the unvaccinated’

Rolovich to obey all policies ‘for the unvaccinated’

1:32 PM ETAdam RittenbergESPN Senior Writer Close College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University.Washington State coach Nick Rolovich says the school's administration respects his decision not to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and that he intends to follow all policies "for the unvaccinated."Rolovich on Tuesday spoke at Pac-12 media day in Los…

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Sources: MLB extends Bauer’s leave for 3rd time

Sources: MLB extends Bauer’s leave for 3rd time

3:24 PM ETAlden GonzalezESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for MLB.comThe administrative leave for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was extended a third time on Tuesday, this time through Aug. 6, sources told ESPN.Major League Baseball was once again given consent by the…

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Chiefs’ Mahomes buys stake in Sporting KC

Chiefs’ Mahomes buys stake in Sporting KC

2:56 PM ETAdam TeicherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013KANSAS CITY -- Patrick Mahomes added to the collection of sports franchises that he has a stake in by buying into the ownership group of MLS club Sporting Kansas City."I am grateful for the opportunity to join…

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Okla. St. prez rips OU for ‘planning with SEC’

Okla. St. prez rips OU for ‘planning with SEC’

6:35 PM ETDave WilsonESPN Staff Writer CloseDave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.Oklahoma State president Kayse Shrum said Monday that Oklahoma's intentions to explore leaving the Big 12 are "the result of months of planning with the SEC"…

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Duffy gives Bermuda first-ever gold at Olympics

Duffy gives Bermuda first-ever gold at Olympics

9:02 PM ETD'Arcy MaineESPN.com TOKYO -- Flora Duffy won the women's triathlon on Tuesday, becoming the first Bermudian in Olympics history to take home a gold medal.The 33-year-old Duffy crossed the finish line with a time of 1 hour, 55:36 minutes, more than a minute ahead of second-place finisher Georgia Taylor-Brown of Great Britain. Katie…

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Source: Saints snag Hogan after lacrosse stint

Source: Saints snag Hogan after lacrosse stint

playKimes: Thomas' injury makes Saints' WR group thinnest in the NFL (1:03)Mina Kimes breaks down how Michael Thomas' injury affects the Saints' wide receiver group and if they could look to sign someone. (1:03)7:38 PM ETMike TriplettESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers…

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Athletics near deal for Cubs’ Chafin, sources say

Athletics near deal for Cubs’ Chafin, sources say

10:41 PM ETJesse RogersESPN Staff Writer CloseJesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com.CHICAGO -- The Oakland Athletics are finalizing a trade for Chicago Cubs left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan on Monday night.The trade is pending the review of medical records. Once finalized, the Cubs are…

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Will NFL training camps be ‘normal’ this year? What we know about COVID-19 protocols, rules for unvaccinated players

Will NFL training camps be ‘normal’ this year? What we know about COVID-19 protocols, rules for unvaccinated players

7:15 AM ETKevin SeifertESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008NFL training camps this summer will be unlike any other in league history. They'll represent a hybrid between the tightly restricted version we saw in 2020, as the league began its journey through the…

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Here’s who joins Simone Biles in gymnastics finals

Here’s who joins Simone Biles in gymnastics finals

Jul 25, 2021Alyssa RoenigkESPN CloseAlyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @alyroe on Twitter).The U.S. women's gymnastics team qualified for Tuesday's team final at the Tokyo Olympics in second place by more than a point behind…

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Iranian refugee shocks 2-time taekwondo champ

Iranian refugee shocks 2-time taekwondo champ

12:28 AM ETAssociated Press TOKYO -- Iranian defector Kimia Alizadeh is one victory away from winning the Refugee Olympic Team's first-ever medal after three impressive wins in the Tokyo Games' taekwondo tournament.Alizadeh shocked two-time Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones in the round of 16, beating the British champion 16-12. She went on to defeat Zhou…

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IOC reminds Olympians: No hugging on podium

IOC reminds Olympians: No hugging on podium

1:35 AM ETTom HamiltonSenior Writer Close• Joined ESPN in 2011 • Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours • Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018The International Olympics Committee has reminded athletes not to hug on the podium and keep their masks on as they celebrate their…

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Ross, Klineman cruise in beach volleyball opener

Ross, Klineman cruise in beach volleyball opener

9:45 PM ETAssociated Press Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman cruised to a straight-set victory over China in their Olympic beach volleyball opener on Sunday in Tokyo.Ross is making her third appearance in the Summer Games with her third different partner. She's already won a silver medal and a bronze. Klineman is making her Olympic…

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Sabres select Michigan D Power with No. 1 pick

Sabres select Michigan D Power with No. 1 pick

8:10 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN's senior NHL writer.The Buffalo Sabres selected University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power with the first pick in the NHL Draft on Friday night.Power, 18, was the No. 1 ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting. His selection marks just the fourth time in NHL history that…

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Dolphins reach deal with ex-Seahawks LB Griffin

Dolphins reach deal with ex-Seahawks LB Griffin

playWhy Tua Tagovailoa must step up in his second year (1:24)Max Kellerman argues the Dolphins could be Super Bowl contenders if Tua ups his game this season. (1:24)1:05 PM ETCameron WolfeESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver Post Graduate of the University of Houston A native of Jackson, Miss.MIAMI GARDENS,…

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Lightning to host Penguins in NHL ’21-22 opener

Lightning to host Penguins in NHL ’21-22 opener

Jul 22, 2021Greg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN's senior NHL writer.The NHL released its 2021-22 regular-season schedule on Thursday night, featuring realigned divisions, a rebalanced schedule and a lengthy Olympic break if the league's players participate in the 2022 Beijing Games.The schedule, which was announced on SportsCenter, returns the NHL to a full 82-game regular…

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Pick tracker and analysis for every team

Pick tracker and analysis for every team

8:00 PM ETESPN staffThe 2021 NHL draft is here, and we're tracking all 224 picks over two days and seven rounds, starting with the Buffalo Sabres' selection at No. 1 overall of Owen Power. Follow along live Friday and Saturday for each selection. Plus, Greg Wyshynski will take a closer look at how each first-rounder…

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Miami suspends Williams after battery charges

Miami suspends Williams after battery charges

Miami Hurricanes freshman safety Avantae Williams has been suspended by the team after he was arrested Wednesday on domestic violence charges, the school said in a statement.Williams, 20, is facing three counts of aggravated battery of a pregnant person, according to Miami-Dade County records. He is being held on $10,000 bond, according to records."We are…

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Rapinoe: ‘Do or die’ for USWNT after loss

Rapinoe: ‘Do or die’ for USWNT after loss

playIs the USWNT's loss to Sweden a sign of things to come? (1:32)Ali Krieger breaks down the USWNT's 3-0 loss to Sweden and its potential impact moving forward at the Olympics. (1:32)Jul 22, 2021Associated PressThe U.S. women's soccer team's Olympics hopes have reached "do-or-die mode" following its surprising 3-0 loss to Sweden in its opening…

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Cowboys’ Lawrence had offseason back surgery

Cowboys’ Lawrence had offseason back surgery

playIs it win the NFC East or bust for the Cowboys this season? (2:01)Domonique Foxworth and Rob Ninkovich explain what they would consider a successful season for the Cowboys. (2:01)1:58 PM ETTodd ArcherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and…

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Sources: Texas, OU talked to SEC about joining

Sources: Texas, OU talked to SEC about joining

Jul 21, 2021Alex ScarboroughESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the SEC.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of Auburn University.Oklahoma and Texas have reached out to the SEC about possibly joining the conference, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.The Houston Chronicle, which first reported the story, cited an unnamed college official and said an announcement could come within a couple of…

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Flyers ‘trade’ Gostisbehere, picks to Coyotes

Flyers ‘trade’ Gostisbehere, picks to Coyotes

2:31 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN's senior NHL writer.The Philadelphia Flyers traded defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere and two draft picks to the Arizona Coyotes and received nothing in return.The Flyers sent a second-round pick in 2022 and a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL draft, previously acquired from the Montreal Canadiens, to the Coyotes…

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Cena is back, Big E and Nikki A.S.H. win briefcases

Cena is back, Big E and Nikki A.S.H. win briefcases

Jul 18, 2021Tim FiorvantiESPN.com On a Money in the Bank pay-per-view that overdelivered, Edge and Roman Reigns did that and more for over 30 minutes. The energy was high, the crowd was plugged in and both men could have convincingly walked out of Fort Worth, Texas with the Universal championship in hand.But with Seth Rollins'…

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