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Early adversity in Contender Series can’t halt Phil Rowe’s move into UFC

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- Florida-based welterweight Phil Rowe spoiled Leon Shahbazyan's opportunity to join his younger brother in the UFC -- and earned a UFC contract for himself in the process.Rowe (7-2) defeated Shahbazyan via TKO at the 16-second mark of the third round. The welterweight bout headlined Dana White's Contender Series on Tuesday at UFC Apex, and it was the only fight of the night that produced a UFC
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Lue agrees to deal with Clips to join staff

[ad_1] Ty Lue has agreed to a deal with the LA Clippers to become a top assistant coach on Doc Rivers' staff, a source told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.Lue was a top candidate to become the Los Angeles Lakers head coach until negotiations broke down earlier this summer. Lue wanted to coach LeBron James again -- the pair helped produce an NBA championship in Cleveland in 2016 -- but the coach
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Sources — GGG, Derevyanchenko agree to fall bout

[ad_1] Gennady Golovkin and Sergiy Derevyanchenko agreed to terms on Tuesday to meet for a vacant middleweight world title on Oct. 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York, multiple sources told ESPN.The sides had been locked for three weeks in an acrimonious negotiation before overcoming the issues and agreeing on all points.The paperwork is with both sides, and according to the sources, as long as that paperwork reflects what
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Alonso embarks on test programme for 2020 Dakar Rally

[ad_1] 5:53 AM ETESPN staffTwo-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will test Toyota's Dakar Rally car on three different continents over the next few months as he prepares for his next major target in motorsport.1 RelatedAlonso left Formula One at the end of 2018 to pursue new challenges and is about to embark on perhaps his toughest yet as he prepares for an entry to the 2020 Dakar Rally.The
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Chargers bring back veteran WR Inman

[ad_1] COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers added a familiar face to the team Monday, agreeing to terms with receiver Dontrelle Inman, a league source told ESPN.The news was first reported by NFL Network.Inman, 30, requested and was granted his release by the New England Patriots last week. Inman recently had a visit with the New York Jets but ultimately chose to return to the Chargers.Inman played for
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Cowboys extend LB Smith on 5-year, $64M deal

[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas -- It wasn't a contract extension for Dak Prescott or Ezekiel Elliott or Amari Cooper, but Jaylon Smith's seven-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys that was signed Tuesday allowed owner and general manager Jerry Jones to feel happy."Y'all have been badgering my ass to get a contract done for the last three weeks. This is a contract story," Jones said. "And this is a contract story that
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Chargers bring back veteran WR Inman

[ad_1] COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers added a familiar face to the team Monday, agreeing to terms with receiver Dontrelle Inman, a league source told ESPN.The news was first reported by NFL Network.Inman, 30, requested and was granted his release by the New England Patriots last week. Inman recently had a visit with the New York Jets, but ultimately chose to return to the Chargers.Inman played for
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Arsenal will surpass Spurs, only VAR can stop City

[ad_1] 9:00 AM ETNick AmesESPN.com writer The 2019-20 Premier League season has had two games to show us what we can expect, so we have some wild predictions based on what we have learned so far.Only VAR can stop Manchester City's title marchPermit us to jump ahead to the final day of the Premier League season on May 17: Manchester City have hogged 78% of the possession against Norwich, while
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Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde — How to watch

[ad_1] WBO light heavyweight world titleholder Sergey Kovalev will face Anthony Yarde in the main event of a Top Rank Boxing card Saturday at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The fight will air live on ESPN+ at 12:30 p.m. ET.Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) won his first 175-pound WBO world title six years ago with a TKO victory in Round 4 against Nathan Cleverly. A year later he added