5:18 PM ET St. Louis Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks will have Tommy John surgery, Cardinals president John Mozeliak told reporters Tuesday. The announcement comes a day after the team said Hicks had a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. Hicks was removed from Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in the
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4:41 PM ET Defending champion Angelique Kerber continued her impressive build-up to Wimbledon with a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Australian Samantha Stosur in her opening match at the Eastbourne championships on Tuesday. German left-hander Kerber, twice a runner-up at Eastbourne, was pushed hard by the former US Open champion but broke serve four times on
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4:04 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN WALTHAM, Mass. — Things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for the Boston Celtics. And yet, as the start of free agency approaches this weekend, Marcus Smart remains optimistic about the state of the franchise — even as both Kyrie Irving and Al Horford appear headed elsewhere next month. “I’m
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3:16 PM ET Drew Brees welcomed Zion Williamson to New Orleans with a framed jersey from the quarterback on which he wrote “passing the torch to you!” The New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday tweeted video of Williamson’s reaction to receiving the gift that was waiting for him when he arrived to New Orleans. After arriving
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2:39 PM ET Fast-rising featherweight prospect Shakur Stevenson will take on former world title challenger Franklin Manzanilla when Stevenson makes his hometown professional debut at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on July 13. Manzanilla, announced as Stevenson’s opponent for the 10-round bout on Tuesday, replaces original opponent Hairon Socarras (22-0-3, 13 KOs), who
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9:51 AM ET Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff remains optimistic that French driver Esteban Ocon will secure a seat in Formula One next season, but says Renault team manager Cyril Abiteboul must “restore his gentleman image” if Ocon is to line up for the French manufacturer next season. Mercedes-backed Ocon, who raced for Force India
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