Month: October 2021

3:53 PM ET Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — Lucas Herbert had two birdies during the toughest, wind-blown stretch of Port Royal and held steady to the end Sunday for a 2-under 69 to win the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. Herbert closed with four pars to hold off Danny Lee (71) and Patrick Reed, who finished with
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4:03 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Nonito Donaire and Reymart Gaballo have agreed to a deal for a 118-pound title fight on Dec. 11 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, sources told ESPN. Undefeated prospect Brandun Lee will meet Juan Heraldez at 140 pounds in another bout on the Showtime tripleheader, sources said. Donaire
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2:05 PM ET Associated Press Anett Kontaveit of Estonia secured a spot at the season-ending WTA Finals after beating Simona Halep 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Transylvania Open on Sunday. Kontaveit won her fourth title in the last 10 weeks and fifth overall. 1 Related The second-seeded Kontaveit didn’t drop a set in
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2:41 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Marin Cilic won the St. Petersburg Open final with a 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4 victory over American Taylor Fritz on Sunday. The 33-year-old Cilic clinched his second title in St. Petersburg. He previously won in 2011. It was his fourth title in Russia after two wins
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12:33 PM ET ESPN News Services Left-hander Tucker Davidson, who has made just five career appearances and was the roster replacement for injured pitcher Charlie Morton, will start Game 5 for the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night. The Braves have a 3-1 edge in the series against the Houston Astros and are looking to clinch
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12:13 PM ET Associated Press Alexander Zverev won his fifth ATP title of the season and 18th overall on Sunday when he defeated American qualifier Frances Tiafoe 7-5, 6-4 at the Erste Bank Open. The fourth-ranked German improved to 5-0 in finals this season, becoming the second player after Norwegian Casper Ruud with a tour-leading
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11:23 AM ET Tottenham Hotspur are considering whether to sack Nuno Espirito Santo in the wake of fan unrest during Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United, sources have told ESPN. Spurs are eighth in the Premier League after losing five of their opening 10 matches following Nuno’s appointment in the summer. – Don’t have
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9:37 PM ET ESPN staff Rivalry games took center stage in college football’s Week 9. The Michigan State Spartans outlasted Michigan 37-33 to prove that they’re no one’s little brother — especially when you have Kenneth Walker III on the roster –while Georgia flexed its muscle against Florida to the tune of a 34-7 rout.
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11:29 PM ET The Houston Texans are prepared to keep Deshaun Watson past Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline, league sources told ESPN. Although many in the Texans organization want to turn the page and move on from Watson as soon as possible, Houston is ready to reopen trade discussions centered around the quarterback in the offseason,
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5:11 PM BST Kyle Steyn scored four tries as Scotland ran riot against a feeble Tonga side to win 60-14 at Murrayfield on Saturday in the opening test of the Autumn internationals. Scotland scored six tries in the first half to go 36-9 and added four more after the break in a comprehensive performance ahead
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10:58 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Rolando Romero is on the verge of being pulled from his Dec. 5 fight with Gervonta Davis, multiple sources told ESPN on Saturday. On Thursday, a woman posted on Twitter accusing Romero, 26, of sexual assault. She did not say when the alleged incident occurred, but tweeted Friday that she
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2:15 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Jaron “Boots” Ennis is a can’t-miss fighter, and Saturday’s performance was the best proof yet. The Philly welterweight needed less than two minutes to dispatch veteran gatekeeper Thomas Dulorme by knockout in the first round Saturday in Las Vegas, a PBC on Showtime co-feature. Ennis, 24, dropped Dulorme (25-6-1, 16
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