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6:06 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — A racehorse trainer pleaded guilty in New York on Wednesday to charges related to a scheme to give horses performance-enhancing drugs. Jorge Navarro entered the plea in Manhattan federal court, where sentencing was scheduled for Dec. 17. Navarro was charged last year along with over two dozen
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7:32 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Guillermo Rigondeaux has heard it all before. He’s boring. Unwatchable. The opposite of entertaining. The two-time Olympic gold medalist absorbed all the criticism even as he was boxing circles around his opponents. Nonito Donaire, then the reigning ESPN fighter of the year, was thoroughly outboxed by Rigondeaux in 2013. Despite
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Aug 9, 2021 ESPN News Services Longtime racing announcer Bob Jenkins, a former radio voice of the Indianapolis 500 whose career spanned more than five decades on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, died Monday at the age of 73, Indianapolis Motor Speedway said in a statement. Jenkins revealed in February that he had been
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Aug 8, 2021 Associated Press WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Kyle Larson won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, building a big lead in the final stage and keeping Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott at bay over the final laps. Elliott was seeking his third straight victory at the Glen but
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10:33 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — American Danielle Collins captured her second career title in just a two-week span, holding off No. 4 seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-3, 6-7 (10), 6-1 after a thrilling second-set tiebreaker Sunday in the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic. Collins, seeded seventh, won her first championship at
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9:58 PM ET Associated Press TRUCKEE, Calif. — Erik van Rooyen won the Barracuda Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, finishing with 50 points in the modified Stableford scoring system. Van Rooyen, the 31-year-old former University of Minnesota player from South Africa, eagled the par-4 eighth and closed with a birdie on
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Aug 8, 2021 Associated Press WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Chase Elliott‘s bid for a three-peat at Watkins Glen took a hit hours before Sunday’s Cup race when NASCAR penalized the No. 9 Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports for violating series rules and ejected crew chief Alan Gustafson. The No. 20 Toyota driven by Christopher Bell for
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Aug 7, 2021 Associated Press WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Ty Gibbs is only 18 and drives like a seasoned veteran — and it doesn’t get much better than this. Beaten by road race ace AJ Allmendinger on a restart with four laps to go, Gibbs regrouped and passed him back to win the Xfinity race
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7:22 PM ET Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Captain Corey took the lead early, held off one challenge and then drew off in the stretch to give trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt his second win in the $1 million Hambletonian on Saturday at the Meadowlands. Svanstedt didn’t need any help from the judges this time. He
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12:30 AM ET SAITAMA, Japan — Kevin Durant has had some wonderful days in his career, but there’s never been one like this green and gold Saturday in Japan. First there was a new $198 million contract locked in with the Brooklyn Nets. Then the pride of Seat Pleasant, Md., extended his legendary status as
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4:03 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Kevin Durant plans to sign a four-year, $198 million maximum contract extension with the Brooklyn Nets sometime after he becomes eligible Saturday, his longtime business manager and co-founder of 35 Ventures and Boardroom, Rich Kleiman, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Durant is expected to decline his 2022-23 player option and extend
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3:13 PM ET The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired guard Grayson Allen in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. In return, the Grizzlies will get guard Sam Merrill and two future second-round picks, sources said. Allen, the 25-year-old former Duke standout, set career highs in points (10.6), rebounds (3.2) and assists
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7:03 AM ET Charlotte GibsonESPN Before Team USA’s Nelly Korda teed off in the final round in the women’s Olympic golf competition at Kasumigaseki Country Club, gold medal winner and fellow Team USA member Xander Schauffele tweeted her a special message: “Bring home the gold @NellyKorda! I’ll be rooting for you tonight.” For 54 holes
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