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F1 serves up an instant classic on long-awaited return to action

[ad_1] What a race! The Austrian Grand Prix was the perfect way for F1 to return after the long hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic.What at one point looked like being a fairly routine fight for victory between the Mercedes drivers exploded into life in the second stint. It was unlike any F1 race we had ever seen before, with a new-look podium ceremony and a circuit without any spectators
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Pulisic filling Chelsea’s void left by Hazard in 8/10 showing as Blues return to winning ways vs. Watford

[ad_1] Chelsea put the ghost of West Ham behind them as they registered a comprehensive 3-0 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, maintaining their fourth place in the Premier League table.Olivier Giroud put Frank Lampard's men ahead with a tidy finish just before the half-hour mark, with Willian making it two from the penalty spot just before half-time. In second-half stoppage-time, Ross Barkley put the cherry on top
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Joanne McCallie won’t return as Duke’s women’s basketball coach

[ad_1] Joanne P. McCallie won't return for a 14th season as Duke's women's basketball coach.McCallie announced her departure in a 6-minute video posted Thursday on the program's Twitter account. She said she was "choosing to step away'' as coach, saying she wanted to bring "clarity'' instead of uncertainty as she entered the final year of her contract."I want to provide an opportunity for change, growth and a sense of security
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Memorable 2020 UFC moments — Fight Island, Conor McGregor and an emotional return

[ad_1] As the giant screens hanging from the roof of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas went from blank to an Irish flag, and Sinead O'Connor's version of "Foggy Dew" played over the house system, it was obvious 2020 would be a memorable year for the UFC with the return of Conor McGregor on Jan. 18.But nobody could have expected what the next six months would hold for the promotion.
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NWSL Challenge Cup a return to normalcy and a chance for change

[ad_1] World Cup winner Abby Dahlkemper is currently competing in the NWSL Challenge Cup with two-time defending league champion North Carolina Courage. The monthlong tournament now underway in Utah marks the return of professional team sports leagues in the United States after sports were halted worldwide because of the coronavirus pandemic. The former NWSL defender of the year agreed to share her perspective on life in the bubble in Utah
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Pacers’ Victor Oladipo still mulling return for NBA’s restart

[ad_1] 11:14 AM ETEric WoodyardESPN Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo still remains undecided on whether or not he will report to Orlando with the organization for the NBA's restart.Although he's undecided, a league source told ESPN that Victor Oladipo will be included on the Indiana Pacers' travel party list, but they're still working with him on his plan and will support whatever decision is made.Initially hesitant to commit right away
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Arizona pauses plan for athletes’ return to campus amid COVID-19 surge

[ad_1] Arizona paused its plan to bring athletes back to campus Monday, citing a surge in COVID-19 cases in Pima County and its impact on the local healthcare system.The school started bringing back athletes June 15 for voluntary workouts in groups of approximately 20, with new groups arriving each week. Arizona said Monday that it has received only one positive COVID-19 result after testing 83 athletes in the past few
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The NHL’s coronavirus pause – Latest on return plans, draft lottery, CBA negotiations and playoff rosters

[ad_1] Phase 3 of the NHL's plan to return to play is under two weeks away, after the coronavirus pandemic forced a stoppage in mid-March. Training camps open July 10 ahead of the eventual 24-team tournament to be played in two hub cities. On top of that, we had the first stage of the NHL draft lottery on Friday night, and collective bargaining negotiations are heating up.As players, executives and
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NWSL Challenge Cup’s biggest storylines as U.S. team sports return

[ad_1] This was supposed to be the summer in which the National Women's Soccer League built on the global success of last year's World Cup. A chance to show off how eight years had nurtured a league that mass audiences could and hopefully would soon appreciate on its own merits.But what might have been the next step for women's soccer in this country is now more like a first step
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What we know and don’t know about the WNBA’s return to play

[ad_1] Jun 25, 2020Mechelle VoepelESPN.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 WNBA has firmed up more details as it prepares for the 2020 season. The league announced June 15 that it was planning a 22-game regular season with standard playoffs that will run July-October at IMG Academy in