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Josue Vargas loses teeth, wins fight

[ad_1] 5:27 PM ETSteve KimESPN Junior welterweight hopeful Josue Vargas enjoyed a solid night's work in a dominant, unanimous decision victory over Salvador Briceno in the co-main event of a Top Rank boxing card at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas on Tuesday.Although the scores were wide (99-91, 100-90 and 100-90), Vargas (17-1, 9 KOs) had to work hard against Briceno (17-6, 11 KOs), who despite taking a
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MLB teams can’t identify players who test positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] 5:31 PM ETMarly RiveraESPN Writer CloseMarly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com.There are no protocols that can completely eliminate the risk of contracting the coronavirus.Therefore, despite Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association having developed an extensive manual to aid in the task of resuming play in 2020, players will continue to test positive during the pandemic.But identifying those players won't be easy.New York Yankees general
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Rockies GM supports Ian Desmond’s decision to skip 2020 season

[ad_1] DENVER -- Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said he supports Ian Desmond's decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on his young family and help rejuvenate youth baseball in his hometown in Florida.Bridich said he had a pair of recent conversations with the 34-year-old outfielder, who announced his decision in a lengthy and heartfelt Instagram post Monday night.Desmond wrote that the "COVID-19 pandemic has made this
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Barry Bonds, Alex Bregman voted to ESPN’s greatest all-time college baseball team

[ad_1] The first college baseball game was played on July 1, 1859, when Amherst College defeated William College 73-32, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. In the 162 years since then, there have been nearly as many legendary college baseball players as there were runs scored in that contest.But who is the best of the best? We decided to take that debate to the fans of college baseball while they were stuck at
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Key questions as minor league baseball officially cancels 2020 season

[ad_1] In news that was entirely unsurprising, minor league baseball president Pat O'Conner announced Tuesday that this year's minor league season has been canceled."These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we've had a summer without minor-league baseball played," O'Conner said in a statement. "While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – ‘Trying to hit Sandy Koufax was like drinking coffee with a fork’

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1962, Sandy Koufax threw his first no-hitter.He would finish with four no-hitters -- only Nolan Ryan had more. One of Koufax's no-hitters was a perfect game. In Koufax's first no-hitter, he struck out 13, including the
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Could the coronavirus change sportsbook betting rules?

[ad_1] 8:55 AM ETDoug KezirianESPN CloseESPN Sports Betting Analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast hostThe sports betting industry is bracing for mass headaches and confusion in what could begin a historic period of chaotic wagering. A significant number of professional and collegiate athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus over the past month, raising more questions than answers surrounding the return of U.S. team sports.In fact, about
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From the fields of play to the front lines of COVID-19

[ad_1] Jun 26, 2020ESPN staffTO COMPETE AS a college athlete, you need talent, determination, and a willingness to drive your body and mind to the edge. After the competition is over, beyond the playing fields and arenas where the games and the races and the wins and losses are tallied, lie the challenges that will transform those athletes into doctors, nurses, scientists, researchers, public health leaders -- professions often requiring
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Lionel Messi joins Cristiano Ronaldo and legends including Pele, Puskas, Romario in 700-goal club

[ad_1] It's been quite a week for Lionel Messi. The Barcelona superstar celebrated his 33rd birthday on June 24, then joined one of elite football's most exclusive and illustrious clubs six days later when, against Atletico Madrid, the Argentina captain netted the 700th goal of his career.- Marcotti: Assessing Messi's career evolution- ESPN+: Stream FC Daily2 RelatedHaving sat on 699 senior career goals for club and country since converting a
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Tigers give $8.4 million deal to No. 1 pick Spencer Torkelson, will add him to player pool

[ad_1] DETROIT -- No. 1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a minor league contract on Tuesday, and the team said the infielder will join its player pool for this abbreviated season.Torkelson's deal includes an $8,416,300 is a signing bonus, which is $1,000 above slot value, and a $2,500 contingent bonus. He is to receive $100,000 within 30 days of the deal's approval by Major