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5:49 PM ET Washington Nationals vice president Bob Boone has informed the team that he will resign instead of complying with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all non-uniformed employees, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday. Boone, 73, has been with the organization since 2005 and serves as a senior advisor to general manager Mike
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3:59 PM ET The UFC has rebooked Amanda Nunes‘ bantamweight title defense against Julianna Pena for UFC 269 on Dec. 11, the promotion announced on Monday. Nunes (21-4) was supposed to face Pena (10-4) at UFC 265 earlier this month in Houston, but was forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19. The UFC has
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12:34 AM BST An emotional Ardie Savea says he has no intention of deviating from his usual approach to rugby despite being named New Zealand captain ahead of the All Blacks’ Rugby Championship meeting with Australia in Perth next weekend. Savea will celebrate his 53rd appearance for his country by taking over the captaincy after
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10:22 PM ET Associated Press DEL MAR, Calif. — Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit held off Rock Your World in the stretch to win the $100,000 Shared Belief by 1¼ lengths on Sunday at Del Mar for embattled trainer Bob Baffert. Medina Spirit raced for the first time since finishing third as the 9-5 favorite
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11:40 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Blaney won for the second consecutive week when the race Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway ended under caution in overtime with a typical fiery finish. Tyler Reddick took the 16th and final spot in the playoffs with a seventh-place finish. Reddick needed only to
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7:32 PM ET Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Essential Quality just keeps on winning, displaying a grit that his handlers simply marvel at. The Belmont Stakes winner added the $1.25 million Travers Stakes to his resume Saturday, holding off Midnight Bourbon in a stirring stretch duel at Saratoga Race Course for his eighth victory
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4:52 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Another former Laker appears to be on his way back to the purple and gold. Rajon Rondo will likely sign with the Lakers, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, upon clearing waivers after a contract buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. Rondo was traded from the LA Clippers to
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12:22 AM ET Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn’t mince words in the aftermath of his team’s 34-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers in the preseason finale. The Steelers, albeit starting mostly backups against the Panthers’ starters, didn’t play at the level he expected — and it more than applied to quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who
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7:56 AM ET Harry Kane has confirmed he is staying at Tottenham Hotspur, ending Manchester City‘s long-running pursuit of the England captain. The 28-year-old informed Spurs of his desire to leave in May and despite City boss Pep Guardiola confirming the Premier League champions’ interest in signing Kane, an agreement could not be reached between
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