September 14: Gabriel Flores Jr. added to Ramirez-Orozco ESPN Telecast

  Live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET Tickets On Sale NOW! FRESNO, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2018) – Gabriel Flores Jr., the 18-year-old phenom and former U.S. amateur standout, will make his ESPN debut on Friday, Sept. 14 as part of the world championship card headlined by Jose Ramirez’s WBC super lightweight title defense against Antonio Orozco at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. Flores (9-0, 5 KOs) will face Roger “El Puas” Gutierrez (7-1-1, 1 NC, 4 KOs) in a six-round junior lightweight bout. Ramirez-Orozco,…

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Chicago Cubs shut down reliever Drew Smyly for season

Chicago Cubs left-handed reliever Drew Smyly, who is still recovering from the Tommy John surgery he underwent in June 2017, has been shut down for the season, the team announced Monday. Smyly was throwing simulated games against Cubs hitters in July and hoped to go on a rehab assignment in the minors by Aug. 1. But his recovery hit some snags, and he never made the rehab starts. “We felt it was more important to end his season to get him the right amount of rest moving forward, so we…

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ATP World Tour Q3 Review: Djokovic, Nadal, Tsitsipas Lead The Way | ATP World Tour

Nine months into the 2018 ATP World Tour season and the countdown to the Nitto ATP Finals in November begins. Here are the top five stories of the third quarter. Djokovic On The ChargeNovak Djokovic continued his charge post-Wimbledon, winning 15 of his past 16 matches on the North American swing. The Serbian, who captured his fourth trophy at Wimbledon on 15 July, did not let up on the North American hard-court swing with his 31st ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati…

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Daddy of all cricketers Cook goes out on a high | Cricket | Sport

And his biggest fans cheered him on all the way on a day Cook, 33, may have been expecting to celebrate for other reasons.  The former England captain’s wife Alice led 20,000 fans in a standing ovation.  And she was back on her feet clutching the couple’s younger daughter Isabelle, who is two next month, as Cook headed back to the pavilion at the end of his innings.  The couple’s elder daughter Elsie, four, also enjoyed the celebrations as Cook helped put England firmly in command of the fifth Test…

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Brad Keselowski wins Brickyard 400 to close out NASCAR’s regular season

INDIANAPOLIS — Brad Keselowski snatched victory from Denny Hamlin in the final laps of the Brickyard 400 on Monday to give Roger Penske a sweep this year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Will Power won the Indianapolis 500 in May for Team Penske’s 17th victory in that event. Despite all the organizational success at Indy, no Penske driver had been able to win NASCAR’s Brickyard 400. Keselowski, an afterthought most of this season, used fresher tires and timely late cautions to put Penske in victory lane. Keselowski has now won two…

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Leah Thomas signs with Cervelo Bigla

American Leah Thomas will move from UnitedHealthcare to Cervélo Bigla for 2019, the Swiss-based team announced today. Thomas, a time trial specialist who won the Tour de Feminine in the Czech Republic earlier this year before claiming the Chrono Champenois time trial in France on Sunday, will shift her focus from US racing to the UCI Women’s WorldTour. “Signing a US rider is important for our partners, but she’s also an important personality towards the Olympic Games,” said Cervélo Bigla manager Thomas Campana. “The plan with Leah is to help her…

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Campbell doesn’t back down, takes lead in both divisions at Golfweek Program Challenge

Scores: Men | Women • • • PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – John Crooks didn’t need to do much to get his men’s team motivated. That’s already taken care of internally. “I don’t have to say a word. You can see it as soon as they show up with each other,” said Crooks, Campbell’s head men’s and women’s golf coach. “As long as they get breakfast, (it’s) then they start competing.” It showed on Monday. The Camels men’s squad blitzed True Blue Golf Club for the second straight day, firing a…

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Delanie Walker of Tennessee Titans out rest of season

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker suffered a broken ankle and ligament damage on Sunday and is not expected to play again in 2018, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Titans placed Walker on injured reserve Monday but did not disclose the nature of his injury. The team signed tight end MyCole Pruitt off the Houston Texans‘ practice squad in a corresponding move. Losing the veteran safety valve, a favorite option of QB Marcus Mariota, will mean more targets for replacement Jonnu Smith and Tennessee’s WRs. Titans coach Mike…

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Wet Hot American Open – The New York Times

It was sweaty. It was thrilling. In the end, it was drenched in controversy. A look at the weirdest U.S. Open in years. ImageNovak Djokovic during a changeover in his match against Marton Fucsovics on Aug. 28.CreditCreditJason Szenes/EPA, via Shutterstock The 2018 United States Open started with a cool new building, stayed up late, melted into a puddle of sweat, and then ended with a shower of boos that echoed into the next day. It was exhilarating and exhausting. Mostly, it was weird. Here are some of the highlights and…

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12 under-the-radar players who could decide pennant races

Chris Sale is back from the disabled list and gearing up for October. Javier Baez, Matt Carpenter and Christian Yelich are making their final MVP pushes in the National League Central, and Nolan Arenado is fighting through a slump and a shoulder injury as the Colorado Rockies try to emerge from a mad NL West scramble and record back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time in franchise history. From who should start Game 1 to who can handle closing in October, these mound dilemmas will shape the postseason. Who will…

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