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Nike releases ‘groovy’ new Premier League ball; Everton, Inter Miami set for ‘e-friendly’

[ad_1] The Premier League is back, and the title has already been clinched by Liverpool, but that hasn't stopped Nike from launching their brand-new official match ball for next season. Plus, Everton and Inter Miami are set to meet in a friendly with a difference.Jump to: Everton, Miami's e-friendlyNike's 'groovy' new ballThe Nike Flight ball will be used in the top flight for the 2020-21 campaign, with Nike promising that
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Down to his last ball, how Tiger avoided disaster and still won the 2000 U.S. Open by 15

[ad_1] Editor's note: This story was originally published on June 11, 2019.PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- It was an unlikely place to be in a spot of bother, unless you were down to your last golf ball. The views from the 18th tee at Pebble Beach are among the best in golf. A morning round of golf, with the waves from Stillwater Cove crashing beneath, can be good for the soul.But
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Is MLB’s proposal the first step to playing ball in 2020 — or the beginning of the end?

[ad_1] 5:59 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Even after a quarter century of labor peace, baseball remains the sport most like the story about the scorpion and the frog. All the years of distrust, of relations frayed and aspersions cast and motives questioned, of the very things that make the relationship between Major League Baseball and
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The Zion Williamson-Lonzo Ball connection has the Pelicans — and the NBA — eager for more

[ad_1] 7:00 AM ETAndrew LopezESPN ON THE SECOND day of the New Orleans Pelicans' training camp in September, the media was permitted to observe only one play -- and what a play it was.Lonzo Ball stood on the sideline preparing to inbound with Zion Williamson at the elbow closest to him. Williamson quickly went into motion.After faking a screen on Frank Jackson, Williamson instead darted toward the basket. Ball launched
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LaMelo, Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball planning to sign with Roc Nation

[ad_1] LaMelo, Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball are planning to sign representation agreements with Jay-Z's Sports Management company, Roc Nation Sports, according to Jermaine Jackson, LaMelo Ball's manager."This was a family decision," Jackson told ESPN. "This is now an extended family. They put together a beautiful game plan with Jay-Z. The basketball game is about to change. They are going to create something totally new."Roc Nation Sports is an offshoot of
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LaMelo Ball, manager purchase Australian NBL team

[ad_1] Potential No. 1 NBA draft pick LaMelo Ball and his manager, Jermaine Jackson, have purchased his Australian NBL team, the Illawarra Hawks, Jackson told ESPN on Thursday."We own the team," Jackson said. "It's a done deal."No financial details were revealed, and the team has not commented on the sale.Ball arrived in Australia in August as part of the league's Next Stars program and established himself as a strong candidate
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Reds’ Trevor Bauer stages charity wiffle ball game

[ad_1] Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer played host to his "Sandlot" charity wiffle ball game Saturday night in Arizona.All proceeds were to be donated to support MLB staff members who are out of work while the games have been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. Bauer also set up a Gofundme account that has raised almost $20,000. He has set a target of $1 million.Among the players who participated were
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Rays’ Garrett Whitley has facial fractures after being hit by ball

[ad_1] Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Garrett Whitley will miss considerable time with multiple facial fractures after being struck by a foul ball in the dugout Monday, manager Kevin Cash said.Whitley is consulting specialists to determine his rehabilitation schedule, Cash said Tuesday, but the outfielder does not have any damage to his eye.Whitley was struck by a foul ball off the bat of Orioles infielder Renato Nunez that shot into
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Rays’ Garrett Whitley has facial fractures after hit by ball

[ad_1] Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Garrett Whitley will miss considerable time with multiple facial fractures after being struck by a foul ball in the dugout Monday, manager Kevin Cash said.Garrett is consulting specialists to determine his rehabilitation schedule, Cash said Tuesday, but the outfielder does not have any damage to his eye.Whitley was struck by a foul ball off the bat of Orioles infielder Renato Nunez that shot into
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How Tiger Woods tests a golf ball

[ad_1] When Tiger Woods puts his name on a product, or his stamp of approval on golf equipment, it has to pass rigorous testing by the man himself. If Woods is planning to use a new club or a new ball, it has to meet his specific set of requirements under every possible scenario he might encounter in a tournament.So when Bridgestone approached Woods in March 2018 about putting a