11:58 PM ET ESPN News Services BOSTON — Top Atlanta Braves prospect Vaughn Grissom homered onto Lansdowne Street in his major league debut, and Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer on Wednesday night to highlight an 8-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Called up earlier in the day from Double-A, the 21-year-old Grissom hit
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6:00 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Nick Kyrgios beat top-ranked defending champion Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday in the National Bank Open. Krygios, the Australian ranked 37th, won last week in Washington for his seventh ATP Tour title. Medvedev won last week in Los Cabos, Mexico. “Today I had a very
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10:09 PM ET Associated press LOS ANGELES — An institutional “culture of callousness” led Los Angeles County deputies and firefighters to shoot and share photos of the remains of Kobe Bryant and other victims of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the Lakers star, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others, a lawyer for Bryant’s widow
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4:52 PM ET Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 to win the 2022 UEFA Super Cup at Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night as Karim Benzema moved past Raul into second on the Spanish club’s all-time scoring list behind leader Cristiano Ronaldo. The sides traded good chances in the early stages of the annual match
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9:41 PM ET Associated Press EDMONTON, Alberta — Connor Bedard had a goal and an assist and Canada opened play in the postponed world junior hockey championship with a 5-2 victory over Latvia on Wednesday night. The tournament was rescheduled after being called off Dec. 29 after four days as rising COVID-19 cases forced games
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4:36 PM ET ESPN News Services Al Avila is out as executive vice president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers, it was announced Wednesday. “Once I decided to make a change, I sat down with Al and thanked him for his nearly 22 years of service to our organization,” CEO Christopher Ilitch said in
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4:46 PM ET BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is expected to start Friday’s preseason opener against the Jaguars. The team made the announcement Wednesday just before boarding a flight to Jacksonville, Florida. Watson and the Browns are waiting to see whether he will be suspended longer than the six-game suspension he was
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8:19 PM ET Dmitry Bivol will have a tough test on his hands if he wants to remain a champion. Bivol must face top contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez in a mandatory defense, the World Boxing Association announced Wednesday. Ramirez is the No. 1 contender in the WBA’s 175-pound ranking. Bivol had requested to face London’s
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3:44 PM ET Associated Press Noah Gragson finally earned a promotion to NASCAR’s top level and will drive for Petty GMS next season. Gragson will replace Ty Dillon in the No. 42 Chevrolet beginning with next season’s exhibition race at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. He will be teammates with Erik Jones, who recently signed an
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2:08 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Borje Salming has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, the team announced Wednesday. “I have received news that has shaken my family and me,” Salming said in a statement. “In an instant, everything changed.” Salming,
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10:15 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Former heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder and Robert Helenius are in the process of finalizing a deal for a PBC pay-per-view fight on Oct. 15, sources confirmed to ESPN. Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) contemplated retirement following a brutal 11th-round KO loss to Tyson Fury in their bout in October 2021 that
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