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How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games

[ad_1] Editor's note: This two-year investigation, which revealed how disgraced referee Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games, whom he did it with and the millions of dollars that flowed from the conspiracy, was originally published on Feb. 19, 2019. July 9 is the anniversary of Donaghy's resignation from the NBA.ACT 1: A CONVENIENT HALF-TRUTHJames "Jimmy" "Bah-Bah" "The Sheep" Battista was a stressed-out, overweight, Oxy-addicted 41-year-old, in the hole to
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Pulisic, Greenwood, Salah among stars to shine since restart

[ad_1] The Premier League is now halfway to completing "Project Restart" after overcoming weeks of uncertainty to get competitive football off the ground again following the COVID-19 shutdown in March.2 RelatedIt has still not been a case of "normal service resumed," with games being played behind closed doors, increased substitutions and time-out style drink breaks in each half. But while it has been a different kind of experience, some players
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UFC ‘troubled’ by Mike Perry’s bar altercation, says fighter will seek counseling

[ad_1] The UFC says it is "troubled" by the actions of fighter Mike Perry, who was involved in a physical altercation at a bar this week that was caught on video in which he also yelled racial slurs.In a statement Thursday, the UFC said Perry has apologized and "committed to immediately seek professional treatment, including substance and behavioral counseling," after a video that showed Perry punching a man at a
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Riot considering bubble system for League of Legends worlds

[ad_1] Multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN that League of Legends developer Riot Games is in talks to hold the 2020 League of Legends World Championship in a single-city, bubble hub format while allowing the event to take place as other traditional sports leagues, such as the NBA, are doing.The bubble system, which is designed to limit contact with outsiders to prevent the contraction and spread of coronavirus, being would
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Morikawa back from missed cut with strong debut at Muirfield

[ad_1] DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa didn’t get rattled by his first missed cut as a pro or his first time playing Muirfield Village. Morikawa finally had a forced weekend off two weeks ago after 22 consecutive cuts to start his PGA Tour career, three short of the standard set by Tiger Woods. He bounced back Thursday in the Workday Charity Open with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot
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Big Ten goes conference only — What it means, what’s next and what about Notre Dame?

[ad_1] 6:30 PM ETHeather DinichCloseESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana UniversityMark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaThe Big Ten athletic directors and presidents on Thursday decided to move all fall sports to a conference-only model, a decision that will have a snowball effect on the rest of college football.It will
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Man United prove they are good again but will the Glazers invest to help them return to glory

[ad_1] BIRMINGHAM, England -- There is something beginning to stir at Manchester United. After seven years of decline and drift since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013, Thursday's 3-0 victory at Aston Villa was just the latest example of the upward trajectory of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.Back in January, Solskjaer was fighting for his future as manager after back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Burnley, but six months on,
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New Jersey suspends betting on Ukrainian table tennis after match-fixing alert

[ad_1] The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on Thursday instructed the state's sportsbooks to suspend betting on all table tennis events in Ukraine or any matches involving six players, after being warned of potential match-fixing.The Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association alerted New Jersey regulators on July 7 of match-fixing concerns regarding Ukrainian table tennis, according to the notice provided to sportsbooks by gaming enforcement and obtained by ESPN."While there
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Court filing accuses Zion Willamson’s stepfather of taking $400K payment

[ad_1] Zion Williamson's stepfather solicited and accepted a $400,000 payment from a marketing agent in October 2018 prior to his only season at Duke Blue Devils, according to a court motion and sworn affidavit filed by his former marketing representative's attorneys in federal court on Thursday.Gina Ford's attorneys say the affidavit and other exhibits show that Williamson was ineligible when he played for the Blue Devils in 2018-19 because his
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Brooklyn Nets sign veteran Michael Beasley as substitute player

[ad_1] After officially signing with the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday afternoon, Michael Beasley has made his way to Orlando where he has begun league-mandated quarantine.During a conference call with reporters, general manager Sean Marks said that Beasley arrived at the team's hotel, passed a physical examination and must be test negative for coronavirus for six consecutive days before he is cleared to join the team at practice.The Nets had vacant