Month: March 2021

6:25 PM ET Endeavor, the powerhouse Hollywood talent agency, has agreed to own 100% of the UFC, according to a filing Wednesday with the Securities Exchange Commission. Endeavor acquired a majority stake of UFC parent company Zuffa from the Fertitta brothers in July 2016 when it was then known as WME-IMG. Currently, Endeavor owns 50.1%
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5:55 PM ET Germany manager Joachim Low slammed striker Timo Werner‘s close-range miss as the four-time World Cup-winners suffered a stunning Qatar 2022 home qualifying loss to North Macedonia on Wednesday in Duisburg. Germany fell behind right before half-time when 37-year-old Goran Pandev was left unmarked in the box and beat keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen,
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4:47 PM ET DUISBURG, Germany, March 31 (Reuters) – North Macedonia scored an 85th-minute winner through Eljif Elmas to stun hosts Germany 2-1 in their World Cup Group J qualifier on Wednesday as the Balkan country celebrated their greatest international victory. Elmas slotted in after the four-times world champions had controlled the game but struggled
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2:55 PM ET Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman was named GM for the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team for the 2022 Beijing Games. Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin will serve as Bowman’s assistant GM. “The combination of a Stanley Cup-winning GM [Bowman] and a Hall of Fame player [Guerin] who has competed
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Mar 30, 2021 Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Wasserman, an international marketing and managing agency, has acquired European boxing promoter Team Sauerland to create Wasserman Boxing. Sauerland is led by brothers Kalle
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12:36 PM ET Former UFC champion Anderson Silva will face former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a 10-round boxing match on June 19 at Jalisco Stadium in Jalisco, Mexico, promoters confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. Promoter Saul Rios says the fight will take place at 180 pounds. This will be Silva’s third
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5:40 PM ET Former four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez is planning a return to the ring against fellow former four-division champ Miguel Cotto in an exhibition match on June 12 in Miami, a source confirmed to ESPN. Even as an exhibition, Cotto-Marquez will add to the rich boxing rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico.
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The Manchester City midfielder was not happy as his side lost a World Cup qualifier for the first time since 2001 Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan voiced his frustration with Wednesday’s stunning 2-1 defeat to North Macedonia, insisting that such results can’t be allowed to happen.  Gundogan scored from the spot in the second half to equalise against the
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5:13 PM ET WBC world lightweight champion Devin Haney will defend his title against Jorge Linares in Las Vegas on May 29. The 22-year-old Haney (25-0, 15 KO) will make his third title defense after unanimous decision wins over Alfredo Santiago and Yuriorkis Gamboa in November, 2020. He won the belt by defeating Zaur Abdullaev
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BREAKING: @paigebueckers1 of @UConnWBB is the first freshman to be named The Associated Press women’s basketball player of the year. Story by @dougfeinberg >>https://t.co/LYb5ucOBBL pic.twitter.com/Jiq59OmSXJ — AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) March 31, 2021 Paige Bueckers has had a historic season with UConn Women’s Basketball, and it’s not over yet. With the team heading into their
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The Crystal Palace playmaker’s strike was not enough to save the Young Lions from bowing out of the youth tournament in Hungary and Slovenia Nigerians have advised Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze to pledge his international allegiance to the Super Eagles following England’s elimination from the 2021 Uefa European U21 Championship. The Crystal Palace star scored
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