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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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25 U.S. athletes to watch at the Olympics

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After an unprecedented pandemic delay, the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics will finally begin on Friday. And while there are many superstars competing (Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky and Allyson Felix, to name three), there also are other names you might not know yet -- but should. Here, 25 of the most compelling Olympians this…

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The hard truth about Olympic Village beds

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The cardboard bed frames in the Athletes Village can stand up to 200 kilograms, or 440 pounds, and will be recycled into paper products after the games. Jae C. Hong/AP5:30 PM ETTory BarronESPN Editor CloseTory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to…

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‘It feels good’: U.S. women get 1st exhibition win

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Jul 18, 2021ESPN News Services LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. women's Olympic basketball team was in unfamiliar territory after dropping two exhibition games in a row for the first time in a decade.The Americans rebounded with a strong effort to beat Nigeria 93-62 on Sunday in the final pre-Olympic exhibition tuneup for both teams."It feels…

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Jermell Charlo-Brian Castano live results and analysis

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11:33 PM ETMike CoppingerESPN SAN ANTONIO -- Brian Castano appeared to clearly topple Jermell Charlo to claim the undisputed 154-pound championship in an upset, but two judges disagreed, delivering a controversial split draw Saturday night at AT&T Center.One judge scored it 114-114, while another scored it 114-113 for Castano; a third judge turned in a…

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Game on: Red Sox-Yanks is a go after virus ppd.

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12:18 PM ETESPN News Services The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will return to action Friday night after positive COVID-19 tests for Yankees players caused Thursday's game to be postponed.Including rapid testing conducted Friday afternoon, there have been no new positive cases, the Yankees announced.All six of the Yankees' cases from Thursday have…

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Report: Brady played entire season with torn MCL

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playWhy it's no surprise Brady reportedly played with an MCL injury (1:07)Rob Ninkovich explains why he's not surprised to hear that Tom Brady reportedly played through an MCL injury last season. (1:07)Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady played the entirety of last season with a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee, according to…

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Sources: Johnson, McGee to replace Love, Beal

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playKeldon Johnson and JaVale McGee set to be Team USA replacements (2:22)Brian Windhorst and Monica McNutt discuss Keldon Johnson and JaVale McGee joining Team USA after Bradley Beal and Kevin Love were unable to travel to Tokyo. (2:22)11:00 AM ETESPN News Services Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has withdrawn from Team USA, and Denver Nuggets…

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Sources: Dodgers’ Bauer has leave extended

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The administrative leave for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has been extended by nearly two weeks to July 27, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.The move pushes Bauer's leave past a scheduled July 23 hearing for a domestic violence restraining order filed by a woman in L.A. County Superior Court.Major League Baseball and the Pasadena…

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Police arrest 4 for racist abuse of England players

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playFans take a knee at Marcus Rashford's mural (1:20)Hundreds of England fans join a rally in support of Marcus Rashford and against racism in the UK. (1:20)Four people have been arrested over online racist abuse aimed at members of the England team after Sunday's Euro 2020 final, British police said on Thursday.A specialist team is…

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Bird on ASG loss: Team USA ‘not a team yet’

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11:24 PM ETMechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.LAS VEGAS -- Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale smiled broadly but didn't take the bait. After she helped Team WNBA beat Team USA 93-85…

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Tokyo virus cases at 6-month high as Games near

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playIs no fans at the Olympics for the best? (1:43)Katie Nolan fully supports the decision to not have fans at the Olympics as COVID-19 cases rise in Japan. (1:43)6:16 AM ETAssociated Press TOKYO -- New coronavirus cases surged to 1,308 in Tokyo on Thursday, a six-month high, as fears rise of a possible dramatic increase…

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Ohtani ‘definitely’ wants a return trip to HR Derby

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Jul 13, 2021Jeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insider Author of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"DENVER -- After dropping a dramatic first-round Home Run Derby matchup to Juan Soto on Monday night, Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani said he wants a return engagement.Following a wild 24 hours in…

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