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Crystal Dunn leaves Chelsea Ladies for North Carolina Courage

Crystal Dunn (right) won the WSL Spring Series and reached the quarter-finals of the Women’s Champions League with Chelsea Ladies United States international Crystal Dunn has left Chelsea Ladies to join NWSL side North Carolina Courage. Dunn spent just a year with the Women’s Super League 1 club after joining from Washington Spirit in January 2017. Initially playing as a striker, the 25-year-old was switched to wing-back as Chelsea won the WSL Spring Series. “The opportunity to return to the USA felt like the right decision for both personal and…

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New Zealand v England: Ben Stokes return ends in defeat

Ben Stokes played six matches for Canterbury in New Zealand domestic cricket in December Ben Stokes made 12 and took two wickets but his first England match since September ended in a three-wicket one-day defeat by New Zealand in Hamilton. Ross Taylor and Tom Latham (79) put on 178 as the Kiwis recovered from 27-3. Taylor made 113 and Mitchell Santner (45) hit a six to win the opening ODI for the hosts with four balls left. England’s Joe Root made 71 in 75 balls after being rested for the…

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Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores eight 3-pointers in win over Sacramento Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Feeling healthy and free of the legal burden that resulted in a 25-day sentence for a probation violation earlier this season, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope tied his career high with eight 3-pointers made and nearly became only the second Los Angeles Lakers player to make nine 3s in a game. Caldwell-Pope scored a season-high 34 points, grabbed seven rebounds and hit 8 of 14 3-pointers in a 113-108 victory over the Kings on Saturday. Caldwell-Pope became the eighth Lakers player to hit eight treys in a game. Kobe Bryant…

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Jack Hamilton, former MLB pitcher who hit Tony Conigliaro with pitch, dies at 79

BRANSON, Mo. — Jack Hamilton, whose errant inside pitch damaged the eyesight of Boston’s Tony Conigliaro in 1967 and caused a premature end to the career of the Red Sox star, has died. He was 79. Hamilton died Thursday at the Shepherd of the Hills Living Center in Branson, the Greenlawn Funeral Home said. Signed by St. Louis ahead of the 1957 season, he was selected by Philadelphia in a minor league draft after the 1960 season. Hamilton pitched in the major leagues from 1962 to 1969 and was 32-40…

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Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defeats Juan Francisco Estrada by majority decision to retain junior bantamweight title

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The feel-good story of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai continued as he retained his junior bantamweight world title by majority decision in an intense slugfest with mandatory challenger Juan Francisco Estrada on Saturday night at The Forum. The crowd of 7,827, mostly Mexican fans on hand to support Estrada, booed the decision when the scores were read: 117-111 and 115-113 for Sor Rungvisai and 114-114. ESPN.com also scored the fight 115-113 for Sor Rungvisai, who retained his 115-pound world title for the second time in the main event of…

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Jeremy Stephens knocks out Josh Emmett at UFC Fight Night, pleads for title shot

One thing is certain about Jeremy Stephens: Once he’s got an opponent hurt, he does not let him off the hook. Stephens (28-14) recorded a vicious second-round knockout over Josh Emmett in their featherweight main event on Saturday at UFC Fight Night in Orlando. The finish came at the 1:35 mark, after Stephens dropped Emmett (13-2) with a left hook across the chin. As Emmett tried to turtle and get back to his feet, Stephens landed a right uppercut and a series of hard, unanswered elbows to put him away….

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Golden State Warriors finally defeat Oklahoma City Thunder

0:21 Kevin Durant sees an open lane to the basket, takes it and throws down a thunderous one-handed jam that gets the fans out of their seats. OAKLAND, Calif. — Leaning deep into the left corner, Nick Young let fly on a 3 as the buzzer sounded on the third quarter, holding his pose and then breaking out a shimmy right in front of the Oklahoma City Thunder bench as the ball splashed through the net. Russell Westbrook popped up to give Young a shove for the showboating, but much…

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Jacksonville Jaguars reach 3-year extension with QB Blake Bortles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed quarterback Blake Bortles to a three-year contract extension through the 2020 season, the team announced Saturday. The deal is for $54 million and could be worth up to $66.5 million with incentives, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal also includes $26.5 million in guaranteed money, according to the source. Now that the Jaguars have committed to Blake Bortles they need to put more talent around him, primarily at wide receiver and tight end. Bortles was due to make $19.053 million…

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Donnie Nietes stops Juan Carlos Reveco; McWilliams Arroyo outpoints Carlos Cuadras in Superfly 2

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Manny Pacquiao, of course, is one of the greatest fighters in boxing history and sits atop the list of the all-time best from the Philippines with 1960s junior lightweight world champion Gabriel “Flash” Elorde and 1920s flyweight champion Pancho Villa behind him. But Donnie Nietes continued to make his case that he belongs in the conversation right behind Pacquiao as he retained his flyweight world title in a dominating seventh-round knockout of former two-division titlist and mandatory challenger Juan Carlos Reveco on the Srisaket Sor Rungvisai-Juan Francisco…

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