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Cejudo defends 125-pound belt with record win over Dillashaw

NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Cejudo needed only a record 32 seconds to defend his 125-pound title in New York. Cejudo’s next defense was a passionate one for the flyweights — and the hope that the pounding he put on T.J. Dillashaw early Sunday was enough to keep a sparkling new UFC title belt around his waist for more than one fight. Cejudo turned champ vs. champ into a super quick mismatch. Cejudo made the first main event on ESPN-plus the fastest finish ever in a flyweight championship fight. Cejudo ...
Tags: New York, Sports, NFL, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Barclays, Dallas Cowboys, Manny Pacquiao, Ufc, Espn, Carolina Panthers, Ronda Rousey, Conor Mcgregor, Donald, Honolulu


Paul Scholes in talks with Oldham Athletic over manager's role - sources

ESPN's Mark Ogden sits down with Gary Neville and Paul Scholes to discuss Salford City's journey so far and what the future holds for the club. Paul Scholes is in talks with Oldham Athletic over the manager's position at the League Two club, sources have told ESPN FC, but no agreement is yet in place for the former Manchester United midfielder to take his first steps into management. Scholes, who made 718 appearances for United during a 19-year career at Old Trafford, is involved...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Old Trafford, Mark Ogden, Espn, Gary Neville, United, Paul Scholes, Oldham, English League Two, Oldham Athletic, Salford City, ESPN FC, National League


Dillashaw, Cejudo set for champ vs. champ UFC fight

NEW YORK (AP) — T.J. Dillashaw has dropped to the 125-pound weight class to fight flyweight champion Henry Cejudo in the main event of UFC’s debut card on the ESPN networks. Dillashaw, the 135-pound champion, is trying to join Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes as the only UFC fighters to hold titles in […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Ufc, Espn, Henry Cejudo, Amanda Nunes, J Dillashaw, Conor McGregor Daniel Cormier, Dillashaw Cejudo


Sources: Ravens near extension with Harbaugh

The Ravens and head coach John Harbaugh have an agreement in principle on a contract extension with "some lawyer stuff left to do," a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Tags: NFL, Espn, Ravens, John Harbaugh, Harbaugh


Heisler: With Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler looking wiggy, list of stars who might be available keeps growing

Now, the free agent summer to end all free agent summers. Of course, this is a big deal around here, once the glamor capital of the NBA, better known lately as its leader in salary cap space. A year ago the Lakers had two max-contract slots, cashed one in on LeBron James and saved the second for 2019. This year, it’s the Clippers who can create two max slots. Happily for the local teams, this isn’t a thin class like last summer’s, which was basically LeBron and Paul George. This one is loaded wi...
Tags: Minnesota, Boston, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Nba, Philadelphia, Espn, Lebron James, Stephen A Smith, Cleveland, Memphis, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando, James


Arsenal led by 9/10 Koscielny in defence and attack; Lacazette also shines

English Premier League: Laurent Koscielny (39') Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea Arsenal put in a fantastic first-half performance to reignite the race for the top four as they beat Chelsea 2-0 to close the gap on the Blues to three points. With Manchester United also in form and breathing down their necks, this was a massive result as Unai Emery's side answered their critics with arguably their best performance of the season. Positives Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tott...
Tags: Football, Blog, Sport, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Mls, Espn, Laurent Koscielny, Barca, Psg, Blog Post, ESPN FC TV, English Premier League


Liverpool and Man United win again, Arsenal blank Chelsea

ESPN FC's Craig Burley recaps all eight results from Saturday's Premier League action.
Tags: Media, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Southampton, West Ham United, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Everton, Cardiff City, Burnley, Espn, Crystal Palace


Schweinsteiger: Kovac's Bayern can reach UCL final

Bayern Munich great Bastian Schweinsteiger throws his support behind Niko Kovac and tells ESPN FC they can get back to the Champions League final this season.
Tags: Media, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Espn, Latest, ESPN FC TV, Bastian Schweinsteiger, UEFA Champions League, Bayern, Schweinsteiger, Niko Kovac, Kovac


Liverpool were expected to lose against Crystal Palace - Klopp

Mohamed Salah scored twice, including his 50th Premier League goal, to help Liverpool hold off Crystal Palace in a back-and-forth match at Anfield. LIVERPOOL, England -- Jurgen Klopp said he told his Liverpool side not to lose their nerve in an encounter with Crystal Palace that he believes many people expected his side to lose. Liverpool went into half-time 1-0 down but scored twice shortly after the break and twice more after Palace made it 2-2 in the 65th minute -- with Mohamed Salah bagging...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Liverpool, Manchester City, Italy, Roy Hodgson, Espn, Crystal Palace, Jurgen Klopp, Palace, Mohamed Salah, English Premier League, 50th Premier League, Anfield Liverpool England


Schweinsteiger embraces center-back role for Chicago Fire

Bastian Schweinsteiger tells ESPN FC what it's been like taking on more defensive responsibility for Chicago after moving to center-back in 2018.
Tags: Media, Football, Sport, Chicago, Xbox 360, Espn, Major League Soccer, Latest, ESPN FC TV, Chicago Fire, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Schweinsteiger


Injuries mount at Sydney FC ahead of crucial week for defending premiers

Sydney FC have defeated Newcastle 1-0 at the Jubilee Stadium thanks to an own-goal by the Jets' Nigel Boogaard. Melbourne City and Perth Glory failed to break the deadlock as Glory extended their lead at the top of the table to four points. Western Sydney Wanderers fell to another defeat as Craig Goodwin sealed the points for Adelaide. Central Coast Mariners grabbed their first win of the season and broke their 10-match losing streak being Melbourne City at the Ce...
Tags: Australia, Football, Sport, Story, Newcastle, Sydney, Espn, Brisbane Roar, Western Sydney Wanderers, Sydney FC, Perth Glory, Australian A-League, Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory, Craig Goodwin, Milos Ninkovic


Heather Garriock, senior Matildas express bewilderment at Alen Stajcic's sacking

Tournament of Nations: Sam Kerr (16') Japan 1-2 Australia Matildas' head coach Alen Stajcic believes the Women's World Cup is one of the most open it has been with a number of teams having a good chance of winning the tournament. Former Matilda Heather Garriock has lauded Alen Stajcic's work in putting Australian women's football on the world map after the national team boss was sacked on Saturday. The FFA fired the former Sydney FC manager just five months out...
Tags: Japan, Australia, France, Football, Sport, Story, Espn, Sydney FC, Matildas, FFA, Alen Stajcic, Sam Kerr, Heather Garriock, Australia Matildas, FIFA Women's World Cup, W League Socceroos


Ernie Merrick defiant over Newcastle Jets' A-League finals hopes: 'We'll definitely make the top six'

Sydney FC have defeated Newcastle 1-0 at the Jubilee Stadium thanks to an own-goal by the Jets' Nigel Boogaard. Melbourne City and Perth Glory failed to break the deadlock as Glory extended their lead at the top of the table to four points. Western Sydney Wanderers fell to another defeat as Craig Goodwin sealed the points for Adelaide. Central Coast Mariners grabbed their first win of the season and broke their 10-match losing streak being Melbourne City at the Ce...
Tags: Australia, Football, Sport, Story, Newcastle, Sydney, Jets, Espn, Western Sydney Wanderers, Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Australian A-League, Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory, Western Sydney


PSG target Julian Weigl not leaving Borussia Dortmund this winter - Michael Zorc

Julien Laurens gives the latest updates on Paris Saint-Germain's January transfer targets. ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down the latest rumours making the rounds in Transfer Rater, involving Julian Weigl, Ruben Neves and more. Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said midfielder Julian Weigl will stay in Dortmund this winter amid heavy links to Thomas Tuchel's Paris-Saint Germain on Saturday. Weigl, 23, played an integral role in BVB's 1-0 win away to R...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Liverpool, Tottenham, Paris Saint Germain, Bayern Munich, Transfers, Mls, Espn, Borussia Dortmund, Barca, Psg, Dortmund, German Bundesliga, ESPN FC TV


LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea plan to lure Philippe Coutinho back to Premier League

Alexis Nunes and Paul Mariner break down the juiciest transfer rumours of the day, including Coutinho to United, Neymar to Barca and Gareth Bale leaving Real Madrid. The FC guys answer your tweets on what the future holds for Eden Hazard, Philippe Coutinho's lack of playing time, Adrien Rabiot's next move and more. The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is open again. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world's media and setting our correspondents loose to s...
Tags: Europe, Football, Sport, Barcelona, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Transfers, Mls, Gareth Bale, Espn, Barca, Psg, Philippe Coutinho


Football Leaks 'whistleblower' arrested in Hungary, Portuguese man's lawyers claim

Gab Marcotti delves into ESPN FC's top 50 most influential people in football, pinpointing No. 16's "John" from Football Leaks. A Portuguese man arrested in Hungary on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations hacked football bodies' documents -- which later appeared on the Football Leaks website -- because he was "outraged" by criminality in the sport, his lawyers said. The man, named by his lawyers as 30-year-old Rui Pinto, was detained in Hungary on Wednesday on a European...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Hungary, Italy, Argentina, Espn, John, Buenos Aires, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, UEFA Champions League, Mourinho, Reuters


Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold signs new long-term contract

Liverpool and Manchester City have traded blows all season long as this year's Premier League title race looks to go down to the wire. Jurgen Klopp admits to feeling 'lonely' after Liverpool's last home defeat to Crystal Palace but insists his side are in a much better place. Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points with a battling 1-0 win over Brighton. Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier Le...
Tags: England, Football, Sport, Story, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Transfers, Mls, Espn, Jurgen Klopp, Barca, Psg, ESPN FC TV, English Premier League


PSG's Marco Verratti sprained ankle in Guingamp demolition

Paris Saint-Germain put on a show at the Parc des Princes with a Neymar brace alongside hat tricks from Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani marking a 9-0 win. Julien Laurens gives the latest updates on Paris Saint-Germain's January transfer targets. Marco Verratti sprained his ankle during Paris Saint-Germain's 9-0 demolition of Guingamp on Saturday, medical checks have confirmed. "The MRI has confirmed a sprained left ankle without any other injury," PSG said in a statement on ...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Paris, Italy, Paris Saint Germain, Argentina, Espn, Psg, Buenos Aires, French Ligue 1, Edinson Cavani, Marco Verratti, Guingamp, Mourinho


UCLA ‘needs to inject some life’ into men’s basketball program with coaching search

The optics were just all off. UCLA in Pauley Pavilion, getting trampled by Liberty, the crowd showering the Bruins with boos. Don MacLean, UCLA’s all-time leading scorer who was on assignment calling the game for Pac-12 Networks, knew. Things couldn’t go on like this. “I think that was the final nail in the coffin,” MacLean said. About 30 hours after UCLA’s 15-point loss to Liberty, news broke of Steve Alford’s dismissal. UCLA announced the coaching change the following morning. The Bruins are j...
Tags: Sports, Phoenix Suns, Barack Obama, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Athens, Cbs, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, New Mexico, Chicago Bulls, Usa Today, Oregon State, Olympiakos


Would Kyrie Irving join ... Lakers? Stephen A. Smith shares pot-stirring text

Smith was on ESPN's "First Take" on Thursday discussing Kyrie Irving's much-ballyhooed phone call to LeBron James when he shared an interaction that may cause Boston Celtics fans to spit out their coffee. "So, I get a text from an unnamed source ... about Kyrie, for what he had to say about LeBron," Smith said. "(The source) said, 'Wow.
Tags: News, Espn, Lebron James, Stephen A Smith, Smith, Boston Celtics, Lakers, Kyrie Irving, Kyrie


Disney to Show New Streaming Service at April Investor Day

It will be a third, more family-focused streaming service, on top of Disney’s existing ESPN+ and Hulu, which will soon be majority owned by the Burbank, California-based entertainment giant. Among traditional media companies, Disney is making the biggest bet on streaming and monthly subscriptions. After that deal was announced in late 2017, Disney reorganized its business to create a stand-alone direct-to-consumer division for streaming.
Tags: Science, Disney, Espn, Hulu, Burbank California


T.J. Dillashaw trades pounds for glory to face Henry Cejudo and become a UFC legend

For weeks, T.J. Dillashaw posted pictures of his transition from bantamweight to flyweight. The UFC 135-pound champion looked shredded as he trained his body to move down an entire weight division in his pursuit of MMA history. To fight fans, though, the former Cal State Fullerton wrestler appeared on an unhealthy path. They bemoaned how Dillashaw looked terrible, drained and dry. “That’s just expected no matter what,” the Orange resident said of his move to 125 pounds. “Someone who wants to try...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Ufc, Espn, Johnson, Orange, Sam, MMA, Denver, Staples Center, Cal State Fullerton, David Taylor, Don


Money talks: UFC reaches ESPN with first fight of $1.5B deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Years before UFC was worth billions, Dana White used to plead his case with ESPN for air time. This was no negotiation for a big-money rights package — the UFC president simply wanted highlights on “SportsCenter.” “I was out there all the time,” White said of his trips to ESPN’s Connecticut […]
Tags: New York, Television, News, Entertainment, Sports, Nation, Connecticut, Ufc, Espn, White, Dana White


College football prospects who remind us of current NFL draft prospects

If you're going to miss seeing NFL draft entries like Rashan Gary, Clelin Ferrell and Benny Snell play college football, look to these ESPN 300 recruits to take their place.
Tags: Football, NFL, Espn, Benny Snell, Rashan Gary Clelin Ferrell


Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo to join Tigres from Eintracht Frankfurt - sources

Carlos Salcedo is considered a key player for Mexico in the upcoming World Cup cycle. Mexico international Carlos Salcedo has agreed a move to Liga MX side Tigres from Eintracht Frankfurt, according to ESPN Mexico sources and multiple reports. Salcedo is expected to travel to Mexico to sign a deal with Ricardo Ferretti's team in what is a surprise transfer given the defender has been a regular for Eintracht Frankfurt when available. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man te...
Tags: Mexico, Football, America, Sport, Story, Italy, Transfers, Espn, Liga MX, U.A.N.L, Real Salt Lake, Eintracht Frankfurt, Carlos Salcedo, Tigres, Salcedo, Ricardo Ferretti


NBA London with Olivier Giroud

Go behind-the-scenes of the NBA London game with ESPN and Chelsea's Olivier Giroud.
Tags: London, Media, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Chelsea, Nba, Espn, Olivier Giroud, Latest, English Premier League, NBA London


Robert Kraft: Tom Brady, Bill Belichick the greatest of all time

When the Patriots drafted Tom Brady in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, he famously told owner Robert Kraft “I'm the best decision this organization has ever made. Kraft thinks he's even better than that. During an interview with ESPN, the naturally proud Patriots owner declared Brady the best player the sport has ever known.
Tags: News, NFL, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Espn, Kraft, Patriots, Brady, Robert Kraft, Tom Brady Bill Belichick


Longtime Jose Mourinho assistant Rui Faria lands job at Qatar's Al Duhail

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has revealed they could expand the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams which would allow neighbouring nations to help host the tournament. The longtime right-hand man of Jose Mourinho has taken up his first senior managerial job at a club in Qatar. Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer. What's a medical like? Can a 44-year-old man...
Tags: Football, Qatar, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Fifa, Mls, Jose Mourinho, Espn, Barca, Psg, ESPN FC TV, Mourinho, Gianni Infantino


Alexis Sanchez set for Man United return, Fellaini out 'long term' - Solskjaer

The ESPN FC crew examine Paul Pogba's improved performances at Manchester United with the departure of Jose Mourinho. MANCHESTER, England -- Alexis Sanchez is ready to return for Manchester United but Marouane Fellaini has been ruled out with what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described as a "long-term" injury, amid speculation over the player's future at the club. Sanchez missed the win at Tottenham with a hamstring problem but returned to training on Wednesday to put himself in contentio...
Tags: Football, America, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Italy, Marouane Fellaini, Tottenham, Old Trafford, Brighton, Argentina, Jose Mourinho, Espn, Alexis Sanchez, United, Buenos Aires


U.S., Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie not on Liverpool's radar - source

ESPN FC's Ross Dyer and Paul Mariner predict every Premier League fixture during week 33's action. Liverpool do not hold an interest in United States international Weston McKennie, a source has told ESPN FC. Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer. What's a medical like? Can a 44-year-old man cut it in the Premier League? Our writer suffers -- and suffer...
Tags: Europe, Football, Sport, Story, United States, Premier League, Liverpool, Tottenham, Transfers, Mls, Espn, Jurgen Klopp, Schalke, Barca, Psg, ESPN FC TV