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Miguel Cotto inks multi-fight deal with Golden Boy

Miguel Cotto’s previously announced fight with Yoshihiro Kamegai will be the first of a multi-fight agreement between the surefire future International Boxing Hall of Famer and Golden Boy Promotions, Cotto and the company announced on Wednesday. The announcement came as Cotto and Kamegai met the media at a news conference in Los Angeles to kick off the promotion of their vacant junior middleweight world title fight that will take place Aug. 26 in the main event of an HBO “World Championship Boxing” telecast (9:45 p.m. ET/PT) at the StubHub Center…

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Dez Bryant irked by Norman dis? ‘Hell no,’ says Dallas Cowboys wide receiver

Dez Bryant took the high road Wednesday rather than choosing to get into a war of words with Josh Norman, after the Washington Redskins cornerback called the Dallas Cowboys receiver “just a guy” and questioned his toughness in a story published last week. Josh Norman belittled Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr. in an interview with Bleacher Report and indicated his matchups vs. the receivers this season will result in “a lot of fines and maybe some suspensions.” Asked if Norman’s comments to Bleacher Report last week bothered him, Bryant…

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UFC’s Dana White blasts Oscar De La Hoya for criticizing proposed Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight

UFC president Dana White has not delivered a contract for a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor yet — but he clearly does not appreciate Oscar De La Hoya badmouthing it. White posted a video to social media on Wednesday, which combined two interviews given by De La Hoya. The video was accompanied by a caption that read, “WTF?????” The video first shows De La Hoya, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, bashing the potential Mayweather-McGregor fight, referring to it as a “disrespect to boxing,” and predicting the contest won’t…

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Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward a British great – Gary Lineker

Gareth Bale has won two Champions Leagues with Real Madrid and could add another on Saturday Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale is one of the “best British players of all time”, says former England striker Gary Lineker. Since joining the Spanish giants from Tottenham for £85m in 2013, Bale has won a La Liga title, two Champions Leagues and the Copa del Rey. The 27-year-old has scored 67 goals in 149 appearances for Los Blancos. “I’d put him right up there,” said Match of the Day presenter Lineker….

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Jose Aldo-Max Holloway UFC 212 featherweight title fight – Stats & Info

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo faces interim champion Max Holloway for the undisputed championship Saturday at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro. ESPN Stats & Information previews the bout. Aldo is the No. 1-ranked featherweight and the No. 7 pound-for-pound fighter, according to ESPN, and Holloway is the No. 2 featherweight. Aldo is in his second reign as UFC featherweight champion. If this fight goes into the championship rounds — and seven of Aldo’s nine UFC title fights have — the Brazilian should have the advantage. He has averaged 19…

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Ben Stokes: James Anderson worried by injuries to all-rounder

Stokes is set to bowl in England’s Champions Trophy opener against Bangladesh, but his workload will be determined by a fitness test England bowler James Anderson is “worried” by the injuries Ben Stokes has suffered and says the team may have to carefully manage the all-rounder. Stokes, 25, has been suffering with a knee injury since returning from the Indian Premier League and was rested for Monday’s loss against South Africa. He missed last year’s Test series with Sri Lanka after knee surgery, plus two Tests with Pakistan over a…

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Welington Castillo of Baltimore Orioles taken to ER after being hit in groin by foul ball

Baltimore Orioles catcher Welington Castillo was taken to the emergency room Tuesday night after being hit in the groin by a foul ball in the team’s loss to the New York Yankees. Buck Showalter said a trip to the disabled list is possible for Castillo, who has a “hematoma in his groin,” according to the Orioles manager. Castillo’s situation is similar to that of teammate and fellow catcher Caleb Joseph, who was struck in the groin by a foul ball last year. Showalter said Castillo’s injury doesn’t appear to be…

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French Open – W2W4 – Don’t sleep on No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka, the ‘other’ Swiss star

4:23 PM ET Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” Led by Venus Williams, players from the U.S. acquitted themselves admirably on Wednesday. Fewer of them will be sliding and grinding on the red clay on Day 5. Here are some of Thursday’s more compelling matchups:…

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Columbus Blue Jackets send second-round pick to Vancounver Canucks for John Tortorella

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Wednesday that they have agreed to send a 2017 second-round pick to the Vancouver Canucks as compensation for hiring head coach John Tortorella in 2015. The Blue Jackets’ pick in the second round is No. 55 overall. Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella led the team to a franchise-record 108 points last season. Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images Tortorella, 58, led the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record 108 points in the 2016-17 season as the team finished 50-24-8 in the regular season. Columbus was ousted in the…

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Titans quarterback Matt Cassel to miss 6 weeks with injured right thumb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans had second-string quarterback Matt Cassel running the offense during OTAs recently. But now Cassel, the backup to starter Marcus Mariota, needs surgery to repair an injury he suffered to his right thumb last week. “[Cassel] will need to have a pin put in it and probably will be out about six weeks,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. “He should be ready to go for training camp.” With Mariota limited as he continues his return from a broken leg, Mularkey is turning to third-stringer Alex…

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