6:23 AM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com Three-time French Open champion Serena Williams withdrew from the tournament Wednesday because of a lingering left Achilles injury. She made the announcement shortly before her second-round match against Tsvetana Pironkova. “I really wanted to give an effort here. It’s my Achilles that didn’t have enough time to properly heal after
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9:06 AM ET UFC fans might not have seen the last of Israel Adesanya in the Octagon in 2020. The undefeated UFC middleweight champion told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani in an interview posted Wednesday that he’s hoping to compete one more time this year. Adesanya is coming off a second-round TKO of Paulo Costa at UFC
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8:00 AM ET ESPN Betting Insiders Hudson Swafford won last week’s event in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and the tour next heads to Jackson, Mississippi, for the Sanderson Farms Championship, where Sebastian Munoz is the defending champion. Who is underrated, and whom should you fade? What bets and props are worth a look? Sports betting
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12:02 AM ET ESPN News Services SPARTA, Ky. — Kentucky Speedway has lost its spot on NASCAR’s 2021 schedule, the racetrack said Tuesday night ahead of the sanctioning body’s announcement of venues and dates for next season. In addition, the mayor of Joliet, Illinois, told The Athletic that Chicagoland Speedway is also off NASCAR’s 2021
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12:30 AM ET Associated Press Defenseman Ryan McDonagh was preparing to answer one last question regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning‘s Stanley Cup championship when teammates Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn crashed the room, putting an abrupt and celebratory end to the news conference. “Who’s next? Next question,” Kucherov said, looking into the camera. With McDonagh
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6:09 PM ET LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Like a parent being asked to rank their favorite children, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James wanted no part in assigning special value to a 2020 NBA championship, should he win it against his former team, the Miami Heat. “It’s no extra meaning to winning a championship,
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1:21 PM ET CHICAGO — Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks will start Game 1 of their NL Wild Card Series against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, manager David Ross announced. The decision was between Hendricks and Cy Young contender Yu Darvish. Darvish will take the ball in Game 2. “I [feel] like I have two aces,”
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