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Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

[ad_1] CONCORD, N.C. -- NASCAR's return to racing finally ended with a Cup victory for Chase Elliott.Elliott raced to his first win of the season Thursday night in the rain-delayed event at Charlotte Motor Speedway to close a frantic 12 days for NASCAR. The event, postponed Wednesday night, was the fourth Cup race since the series resumed racing May 17.Elliott had two frustrating losses in that span."Man, this is a
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Chase Briscoe’s heartbreaking week ends with Xfinity win at Darlington

[ad_1] DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Chase Briscoe capped a heartbreaking week by winning the Xfinity Series' return to action at Darlington Raceway on Thursday.Briscoe was in the Darlington infield Tuesday awaiting the race's original start when he digitally joined his wife, Marissa, for a 12-week exam for their expected baby. The couple heard the tragic news: There was no fetal heartbeat. "The worst news I could've heard," Briscoe posted on Instagram
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NFL teams can reopen facilities next week if protocols met, local regulations allow

[ad_1] NFL teams can begin reopening their facilities next week, although coaches and non-rehabbing players still will not be permitted, according to a memo obtained by ESPN on Friday.In the memo, commissioner Roger Goodell writes that teams could begin using their facilities starting Tuesday, provided they meet a preestablished set of protocols and have permission under state and local regulations. Teams that are not ready or permitted to open by
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LeBron James, Steph Curry avoid pay decrease this week as first reductions start

[ad_1] NBA teams will withhold more than $30 million from player paychecks on Friday, as players receive their first salary reduction since the league and union agreed to a plan to temporarily cut pay by 25%.But six of the NBA's top 10 earners this season -- LeBron James, Stephen Curry, John Wall, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant and Paul George -- have already been paid in full and will not see
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PGA Tour stresses importance of following strict protocols during tournament week

[ad_1] The PGA Tour is stressing the importance of various social distancing measures and stay-in-place initiatives as the organization attempts to return in June after what will be a three-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.And some of that will be unrealistic as players and caddies attempt to go about their normal routine during the course of a day at tournaments.Nonetheless, tour executives are stressing the importance of following strict
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Five questions for Week 14 of the Overwatch League

[ad_1] It's Week 14 of the Overwatch League, and we're back with five questions we want answered by this week's slate of matches.Have the Dynasty been exposed in the China region?Arda Ocal: The Dynasty have only had 3-0 series since moving online. One was a win against Hangzhou in Week 12; the other three were losses against Shanghai, and most recently two back-to-back sweeps at the hands of Guangzhou and
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MLB return-to-play proposal expected within week, sources say

[ad_1] 8:46 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Major League Baseball expects to offer a return-to-play proposal to the MLB Players Association within a week as teams have begun to encourage players to prepare for a "spring" training that could begin in mid-June and a season that would start in early July, sources familiar with the discussions
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NFL set to release full 17-week schedule next week, league spokesman says

[ad_1] The NFL isn't altering its fall plans.The league will release its 2020 schedule late next week without any major changes, league spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed -- including a Sept. 10 opener, the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 and visions of fans in the stands."We plan to start on time," McCarthy said.ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported in mid-April that the league planned to release its schedule, based on a full season,
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Tony Romo to take part in 54-hole fundraising tournament this week

[ad_1] A 54-hole fundraising tournament involving a handful of Dallas-area pros and top amateurs, including former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, will take place this week, with entry fees earmarked for the caddies at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas.Golf Channel first reported the event and Alison Morrison, managing member at Maridoe Golf Club, confirmed the details of the tournament to ESPN, with 18 holes to play Tuesday through Thursday, mostly
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Tony Ferguson cuts 24 pounds in 1 week despite canceled fight

[ad_1] Tony Ferguson will not fight Khabib Nurmagomedov or Justin Gaethje on Saturday night, as was originally planned. But the UFC lightweight star says he still did a full weight cut and stepped on a scale Friday morning.Ferguson made championship weight -- 155 pounds -- and showed the footage on Instagram. On a podcast Friday afternoon, Ferguson told ESPN's Ariel Helwani that he started the week at 179 pounds, but