Month: July 2021

11:46 AM ET Matheus Cunha celebrates after scoring Brazil’s only goal. Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images Holders Brazil reached the Olympic men’s football tournament semifinals following a narrow 1-0 victory over Egypt. Hertha Berlin forward Matheus Cunha scored the game’s only goal in the first half to maintain Brazil’s charge for the gold medal. – Men’s
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4:05 PM ET LAS VEGAS — United States men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter called out Mexico‘s players for overly physical play in the past, and asked that the referee be “fair” ahead of Sunday’s Gold Cup final between the two sides. Speaking to reporters ahead of the game, Berhalter referenced previous matches against Mexico
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Elaine Thompson-Herah’s legacy as the fastest woman in the world continues. On July 31, the Jamaican athlete earned her third gold medal and broke Florence Griffith Joyner’s (Flo-Jo’s) 33-year-old Olympic record in the women’s 100-meter race. Thompson-Herah is 29 years old herself, thus beating a record older than she’s been alive. With a finishing time
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2:31 PM ET Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis is declining his $3.8 million player option and will become a free agent, agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday. The most the Bucks can offer Portis is a $5.9 million exception, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks. The 26-year-old Portis was one of the more
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2:50 PM ET One of the biggest events in recent Bellator history is coming to the desert. The Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix semifinals will take place on the same card Oct. 16 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, sources told ESPN on Saturday. The event will be headlined by the semifinal bout between Bellator
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain tipped to act as Firmino backup in 2021/22 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain tipped to act as Firmino backup in 2021/22 An insight into Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s surprise plans for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the season ahead has been forthcoming on Saturday. Chamberlain struggling ‘The Ox’ is of course fresh off the back of another difficult
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1:42 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, sources told ESPN, after attempts to rehabilitate a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow left
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11:15 AM ET Francisco Cordova celebrates after scoring Mexico’s fifth in Yokohama. Berengui/DeFodi Images via Getty Images Mexico overcame South Korea 6-3 in a a goal fest to reach the semifinals of the men’s Olympic football tournament in Yokohama. El Tri, gold medal winners at London 2012, helped eliminate France in the group stage as they
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