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Women’s Open raises prize fund to $4.5 million

[ad_1] The winner of the Women's British Open will receive less than a third of what their male equivalent receives at The Open, but the overall prize fund for the major has been significantly increased.Tournament organiser The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (R&A) has confirmed that $4.5 million will be paid out for the tournament, a 40% rise in the prize money on offer in 2018.The winner
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Alonso outslugs Vlad Jr. to win Home Run Derby

[ad_1] The New York Mets' Pete Alonso won a battle of rookies to outslug Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and win the Home Run Derby at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Monday night.Guerrero broke the Derby's single-round record in each of the first two rounds, but after surviving an exhausting duel with Joc Pederson in the semifinal round, he didn't have enough to beat Alonso in the final.The 20-year-old Blue Jays
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Mexico delivers harsh lessons to the USMNT

[ad_1] CHICAGO -- Throughout this Gold Cup, United States manager Gregg Berhalter spoke of nothing less than winning the tournament. Given the strength of Mexico's side -- even one shorn of players such as Tecatito Corona, Chicharito Hernandez, Carlos Vela and Miguel Layun -- the odds of that happening seemed long.So the Gold Cup was always going to be about more than winning. It was going to be about gaining
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Brazil are kings of South America again, but conquering world will be much harder

[ad_1] RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian crowds don't usually do collective sighs of relief. Not at the Maracana, not on the pitch once trod by the likes of Zico, Pele and Garrincha and not in a Copa America against a Peru side they whupped 5-0 less than two weeks ago. But if they did, it would have come around the 90th minute when substitute Richarlison smacked his penalty past goalkeeper
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Amanda Nunes on defending her titles, earning her rep and posing for the Body Issue

[ad_1] Before Amanda Nunes defeated Holly Holm to defend her bantamweight title and keep her title as "champ champ," she sat down with ESPN at a shoot for the 2019 Body Issue. Nunes opens up about defending her title, earning her reputation in UFC and representing her fans as an openly gay champion.Doing the Body Issue was something different I wanted to try. Everything in my life is always like
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Injury made me appreciate game more

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- Victor Oladipo watched the NBA's 2019 playoffs much in the same manner many of its devoted fans did: by cursing at his television set when his Indiana Pacers faltered in his absence."Let's just say it was emotional," said Oladipo. "It was so hard. It makes you appreciate the game more, your teammates more, even yourself more."Sometimes we don't realize our own impact. You take it for
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20 MMA thoughts, including why Jones-Santos deserves more praise

[ad_1] It's Monday, time for another edition of Ariel Helwani's MMA Show, which airs live starting at 1 p.m. ET on Twitter and YouTube. After it ends, you can listen to the show via the ESPN podcast center.Another memorable International Fight Week is in the books. Best part? The four-year curse of something bad happening just days before the card has been broken. What a relief.All in all, UFC 239
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Inside Jorge Masvidal’s epic flying knee knockout at UFC 239

[ad_1] Jorge Masvidal had one of the all-time great knockouts on Saturday, landing a flying knee strike on his opponent, Ben Askren, just five seconds into the UFC 239 bout. The result was the fastest knockout in UFC history. Masvidal, who trains with American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, did not come up with this plan on the fly. In fact, according to his coach Mike Brown, it had
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Santos fought with torn ACL, MCL, PCL, meniscus

[ad_1] 7:49 PM ETMarc RaimondiESPN Thiago Santos fought most of his light heavyweight title bout with Jon Jones on essentially one leg.Santos tore the ACL, MCL, PCL and meniscus of his left knee in the UFC 239 main event Saturday night in Las Vegas, his manager Alex Davis confirmed with ESPN. Tests came back with that information Monday, Davis said.Brazilian outlet Combate was the first to report the news. Davis
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Santos fought with torn ACL, MCL, PCL, meniscus

[ad_1] 7:32 PM ETMarc RaimondiESPN Thiago Santos fought most of his light heavyweight title bout with Jon Jones on essentially one leg.Santos tore the ACL, MCL, PCL and meniscus of his left knee in the UFC 239 main event Saturday night in Las Vegas, his manager Alex Davis confirmed with ESPN. Tests came back with that information Monday, Davis said.Brazilian outlet Combate was the first to report the news. Davis