1:10 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Ex-NFL player Greg Hardy was awarded a contract with the UFC after scoring a first-round knockout in his professional MMA debut Tuesday night, UFC president Dana White said. White made the announcement during the broadcast of the “Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series,” shortly after Hardy, 29, knocked out
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5:14 PM ET NBA free agency officially begins on July 1, but news, rumors and rumblings are already flowing in about the league’s top free agents and trade targets. Keep it here for the latest across the Association. More: Free-agent list | Summer of LeBron | Latest news from Woj Key offseason dates June 24:
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6:31 PM ET UFC flyweight Paige VanZant will undergo a second surgery on her broken right arm next month, after an initial surgery earlier this year “failed.” VanZant, 24, revealed the plan via social media on Tuesday. She suffered the injury during her last fight, a decision loss to Jessica Rose-Clark in January, and originally
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6:06 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports NASCAR has fined three Joe Gibbs Racing crew chiefs and suspended three JGR car chiefs for one race for non-conforming front splitters confiscated during prerace technical inspection Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. JGR
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6:42 PM ET Associated Press WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The PGA Tour has approved a name change for The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia. The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs says in a statement the tournament will now be known as A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. The eight-year-old tournament has typically been
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5:37 PM BST Blitzboks coach Neil Powell “didn’t think it would be humanly possible to win” the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series when the team arrived for the season-ending Paris Sevens — even more so because they were battered and bruised and seven points behind Fiji on the ladder. However, their ultimate victory, after the
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6:09 PM ET Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Alvarez are done waiting around for unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin to finalize a deal for their rematch. Golden Boy president Eric Gomez told ESPN on Tuesday that the company has issued Golovkin and promoter Tom Loeffler an improved final offer and that he has until
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4:44 PM BST There was mixed injury news for England on Tuesday as they prepare for the second test against a resurgent South Africa in Bloemfontein at the weekend. Lock Joe Launchbury sat out another training session having been unable to take part for almost two weeks, and remains a doubt for Saturday’s must-win clash
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4:15 PM BST The roars of “Beast!” will be extra loud in Bloemfontein this weekend when Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira plays his 100th Test match. While Bok coach Rassie Erasmus has hinted that there may be changes to the Springbok team that played in Johannesburg, he confirmed that the 32-year-old prop will start in the
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