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UFC’s Conor McGregor on his struggles and future

[ad_1] Editor's note: Ariel Helwani's interview with Conor McGregor has been edited for length and clarity. The entire conversation will be re-broadcast Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.Ariel Helwani: Last week TMZ posted a video where you appeared to get into an altercation with another man in Ireland. Can you tell us your side to that story?Conor McGregor: In reality, it doesn't matter what happened there. I was in the
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Panthers’ Newton in walking boot with foot injury

[ad_1] Cam Newton's surgically repaired shoulder has been the focus for much of the Carolina Panthers' preseason, but the focus turned to the franchise quarterback's left foot and ankle after a first-quarter sack in Thursday night's 10-3 preseason loss at New England.Team medical staff examined Newton's left foot on the sideline after the sack, his second in three series. The 2015 NFL MVP then walked to the locker room, and
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Redskins TE Reed evaluated for concussion

[ad_1] Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed was being evaluated for a concussion during Thursday's preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, a troubling sign for both Reed and the Redskins given his history.Reed -- who has suffered at least five documented concussions since entering college, including three since joining the NFL in 2013 -- was hit in the helmet after a catch, resulting in it being popped off. No penalty
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Source — Ruiz agrees to bout in Saudi Arabia

[ad_1] Unified heavyweight world titleholder Andy Ruiz Jr. has agreed to go to Saudi Arabia to face Anthony Joshua in their much-anticipated rematch, a source with direct knowledge of the discussions confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.Ruiz and his team on Wednesday night agreed to terms that will have him face Joshua again on Dec. 7 at a soon-to-be-constructed outdoor stadium in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, where the government is backing a
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Raiders, Pack play on 80-yard field due to issues

[ad_1] WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Due to holes in the end zones of IG Field, where goalposts for the Canadian Football League's bigger field are usually planted, the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers played on a shorter field Thursday night.Lengthy conversations among NFL, Packers and Raiders officials ended with the decision that the players should not be in such unsafe conditions, so the playing field was reduced to 80 yards,
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Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua What we can expect in the rematch

[ad_1] 6:13 PM ETDan RafaelCloseESPN Senior Writer2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism ESPN.com boxing writer since 2005 Five years at USA TodaySteve KimAndy Ruiz Jr., the first Mexican-American heavyweight world titleholder, will face Anthony Joshua for the second time on Dec. 7 in Saudi Arabia.Ruiz shocked the boxing world on June 1 by filling in as a late replacement for Jarrel "Big Baby" Miller and
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Xander Schauffele made the staggered scoring at the Tour Championship meaningless in a hurry

[ad_1] ATLANTA -- As Xander Schauffele walked off the 18th green at East Lake Golf Club on Thursday, his playing partner, Matt Kuchar, joked that Schauffele had just missed a putt to shoot 59.Schauffele stood at 10 under following the opening round of the Tour Championship on Thursday; he started the day at 4 under with the PGA Tour's staggered scoring system for the final event of the season and
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Panthers’ Newton exits with foot injury after sack

[ad_1] Cam Newton's surgically repaired shoulder has been the focus for much of the Carolina Panthers' preseason, but the focus turned to the franchise quarterback's left foot and ankle after a first-quarter sack in Thursday night's preseason game at New England.Team medical staff examined Newton's left foot on the sideline after the sack, his second in three series. The 2015 NFL MVP then walked to the locker room, the team
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Raiders, Pack play on 80-yard field due to holes

[ad_1] WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Due to "holes" in the end zones of IG Field, where goalposts for the Canadian Football League's bigger field are usually planted, the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers played on a shorter field Thursday night.Lengthy conversations between NFL, Packers and Raiders officials ended with the decision that the players should not be in such unsafe conditions, so the playing field was reduced to 80 yards,
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MLB bans playing in Venezuela amid Trump order

[ad_1] 8:19 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Major League Baseball has banned all affiliated players from participating in the Venezuela winter league this year, a response intended to comply with President Trump's embargo against the country's Nicolas Maduro-led government."MLB has been in contact with the relevant government agencies regarding the Executive Order issued by President Trump