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Fury on heavyweight division Joshua ‘a bum’ Ruiz ‘average’ Wilder ‘limited’

[ad_1] 9:11 AM ETSteve KimESPN Ask Tyson Fury a question -- any question -- and he'll answer it as bluntly as possible. It doesn't matter the setting, the talkative heavyweight lineal champion never shies away from verbally letting his hands go. Back in June, Fury made his Las Vegas debut by stopping Tom Schwarz in two rounds. Leading up to this event, he delighted the media with his candor and
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Cards OL Toth ‘grateful’ for DOD approval to play

[ad_1] TEMPE, Ariz. -- The process for rookie offensive lineman Brett Toth, who's a second lieutenant in the United States Army, to get approval to play for the Arizona Cardinals involved multiple levels of the Department of Defense, an understanding of how the NFL's waiver system worked and oversight from the JAG Corps, he told ESPN on Thursday.The process worked in Toth's favor.Toth received permission on Wednesday from the Defense
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Serena back to US Open final with record in sight

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- With another US Open final in sight, and Grand Slam title No. 24 within reach, Serena Williams got past a slightly shaky start and quickly took control.Williams turned in an increasingly impressive performance for a 6-3, 6-1 victory over No. 5-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in their semifinal at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday night.This will be Williams' fourth final in the past six major tournaments.
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Serena back to US Open final after easy victory

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Serena Williams used a strong performance to return to the US Open final and give herself another shot at winning a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title.Williams got past a slightly shaky start and quickly took control for a 6-3, 6-1 victory over No. 5-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in their semifinal at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday night.A year ago, Williams lost a controversial and chaotic
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WR Metcalf dubs self ‘Wolverine’ after quick return

[ad_1] 7:44 PM ETBrady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. -- DK Metcalf declared himself "100 percent" on Thursday and said he's ready to play in Sunday's regular-season opener, which will be all of 19 days after he had surgery on his knee.That quick recovery is why the Seattle Seahawks rookie receiver referred to himself as the X-Men character "Wolverine" during a recent conversation with coach Pete Carroll.Metcalf had been getting regular playing
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U.S., Mexico expectations for Friday’s friendly? Test their next waves of talent for bigger tests to come

[ad_1] EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Friday's friendly at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. between the U.S. and Mexico doesn't come with a ton of emotional baggage or themes of revenge. The historic animosity between longtime rivals is of course present, but both sides will be looking to get something a bit more meaningful out of their latest friendly.ESPN's Tom Marshall and Noah Davis preview the match from both perspectives.U.S.
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Naismith Hall of Famer Teresa Weatherspoon always demanded the best of herself and teammates

[ad_1] 11:34 AM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.The New York Liberty were stranded at an airport, unsure if they'd even arrive back home in time to play that night's WNBA game. So to prepare, they taped the outline of a court on the floor of
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Brees irate over backlash from promotional video

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees gave an impassioned and defiant response Thursday to backlash he has received over a video he recorded to promote "Bring Your Bible to School Day."The national campaign was started by Focus on the Family -- a Christian conservative group known for its anti-LGBTQ policy.The New Orleans Saints quarterback said he was not aware the campaign was affiliated with any type of hateful or anti-gay
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Do the maddeningly inconsistent Cubs have a September hot streak in them?

[ad_1] MILWAUKEE -- One series, they look like world-beaters, then in the next they can't get out of their own way. So it goes for the Chicago Cubs this season as they trudge along to a dramatic finish -- one way or another. Either they'll enter October as a dangerous underdog, featuring elite starting pitching, or they'll bow out quietly, just as they did a season ago.Last year, it was