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9:53 PM ET Associated Press Six people have been detained for their alleged involvement in a scheme to possibly fix a Copa del Rey game, Spanish police said on Friday. The game under investigation was Levante‘s 8-0 victory at lower-tier Huracán Melilla on Dec. 2, 2021. The game was in Melilla, one of Spain’s two
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1:42 PM ET Adriana Garcia Spanish referee Xavier Estrada Fernandez has filed a criminal lawsuit in a Barcelona court against former senior referee Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira for alleged sporting fraud, according to reports. Negreira is being investigated by the Spanish prosecutor’s office for receiving payments from Barcelona between 2016 and 2018 for consultancy work,
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Feb 24, 2023 Associated Press DOHA, Qatar — Andy Murray saved five match points to beat Jiri Lehecka 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Friday and advance to the final of the Qatar Open. The 35-year-old Murray reached his first ATP Tour final since June and will face former No. 1 Daniil Medvedev. “He’s a legend,”
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9:44 PM ET Associated Press USA Basketball is heading to this summer’s FIBA World Cup. The Americans clinched a berth in the 32-team field on Thursday night, rallying for an 88-77 win at Uruguay. The U.S. secured one of the seven World Cup berths allocated to the FIBA Americas region. Langston Galloway, who played in
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6:02 PM ET Associated Press Tampa Bay Rays reliever Ryan Thompson called for more transparency in the arbitration process after losing his case last week. “The biggest issue with this process to me is that the arbitrators get to make whatever decision they come to, but with no explanation or defense of the decision,” Thompson
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5:31 PM ET Associated Press DOHA, Qatar — Andy Murray reached the semifinals of the Qatar Open by beating French qualifier Alexandre Muller 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday. The 35-year-old Murray will next face Jiri Lehecka after the Czech player upset top-seeded Andrey Rublev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam
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10:47 AM ET Associated Press NEW DELHI — Yannik Paul birdied his last four holes to shoot 7-under 65 and take a 1-stroke lead after the first round of the Indian Open on the European tour on Thursday. The No. 119-ranked German’s hot finish lifted him above Honey Baisoya, who was leading a contingent of
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11:53 AM ET Politicians in California are hoping to give back to retired fighters. A proposal in the California Legislature would set up a pension fund for former MMA fighters who have a certain number of fights in the state, bill sponsor Assemblymember Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) told ESPN. The legislation was introduced in state
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11:59 PM ET Georgia All-SEC linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson was arrested Wednesday on misdemeanor charges of racing on highway/streets and reckless driving, according to Athens-Clarke County jail booking records. Sources confirmed multiple reports to ESPN that an incident involving Dumas-Johnson occurred on Jan. 10, the day after Georgia’s 65-7 victory over TCU in the College Football
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10:30 PM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil’s main flagbearer on the men’s tennis tour for the past decade, has retired after losing in straight sets to sixth-seeded Sebastian Baez 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Rio Open on Wednesday. Bellucci, 35, is now preparing to transition into coaching.
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11:03 PM ET Associated Press TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec — If you enjoy do-or-die showdowns between acrimonious rivals, circle Wednesday on your calendar. After the United States took the first three games of the seven-game national women’s Rivalry Series, Canada has bounced back with three consecutive wins, including Monday night’s 5-1 victory at the sold-out Colisee Videotron.
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6:36 PM ET ESPN News Services Kevin Love wasted no time. He’s officially a member of the Miami Heat. The five-time All-Star and 15-year NBA veteran cleared waivers on Monday afternoon, then signed a contract to join the Heat for the remainder of the season not long afterward. The now-former Cleveland Cavaliers forward was in
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9:43 AM GMT Professional Rugby Board (PRB) chair Malcolm Wall has apologised to Welsh players for the “stress and real discomfort” caused by their contract dispute stalemate as the threat of a strike looms over Saturday’s Six Nations clash with England. The build-up to the match has been overshadowed by tension between the PRB and
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6:55 AM ET The body of Ghana winger Christian Atsu was flown home to Accra on Sunday evening, the day after he was found dead under a collapsed building in southern Turkey. Atsu had been missing since the Feb. 6 earthquake following the collapse of an apartment building in Hatay. He was 31. Draped in
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12:11 PM ET ESPN News Services Kevin Love plans to sign with the Miami Heat after clearing waivers, his agent, Jeff Schwartz, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Love’s expectation is that he can play a sizable role in the Heat’s frontcourt rotation as they push into the Eastern Conference playoffs. Love also talked with the Philadelphia
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