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Moriya Jutanugarn seizes lead in LPGA’s Los Angeles event

LOS ANGELES — Moriya Jutanugarn took the lead into the weekend at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open in her latest bid to join younger sister Ariya as an LPGA Tour winner. Moriya Jutanugarn shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Friday at Wilshire Country Club to get to 8-under 134 in the LPGA Tour’s first event in Los Angeles since 2005. “I just want to keep playing my game,” she said. “If it’s my time, then it’ll turn out good.” The 23-year-old from Thailand hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation. She…

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Rob Manfred — Shorter MLB schedule means lower pay

DENVER — Not surprisingly, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred had a favorable reaction to Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo‘s opinion that if baseball shortened its season players should expect to be paid less. “I think that Anthony’s comments were realistic in the sense that he linked the fact that if, in fact, you’re going to go to 154 games or some lower number of games, that players would have to be participants in that process,” Manfred said speaking to the Associated Press Sports Editors on Friday. “They’re going to work less,…

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Riley Dixon of Denver Broncos to be traded to New York Giants for draft pick

The New York Giants are set to acquire punter Riley Dixon from the Denver Broncos in exchange for a future conditional pick, a source told ESPN. Dixon became expendable after the Broncos signed Marquette King as a free agent earlier this month. The Giants had an opening after cutting Brad Wing in March following a poor season. Dixon, 24, had been on the trade block and was looking for a landing spot. He did not report to the start of Denver’s offseason workout program earlier this week. There were other…

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Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco — How to watch the fight on ESPN+

Amir Khan’s return to the ring for a welterweight bout against Phil Lo Greco will air live on ESPN+ in the United States beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Don’t have ESPN+? Learn how to get it today: ESPN+ Where can I watch the Khan vs. Lo Greco full fight card? The Khan vs. Lo Greco fight broadcast on ESPN+ will begin at 5:15 p.m. ET on Saturday. Watch the main event live on ESPN + on the ESPN App The undercard…

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid says he is ‘built for’ playoff basketball

MIAMI – A day after making his playoff debut, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid said he is ‘built for’ postseason basketball. “I feel like I’m one of the most physical players in the league – I love contact, I love attacking, I love going to the free-throw line,” Embiid said on Friday after scoring 23 points in the Sixers’ Game 3 win over the Miami Heat a night earlier. The Blazers haven’t done enough to stem the tide of confidence the Pelicans have fed into in taking a 3-0 lead…

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Francis Ngannou-Derrick Lewis in works for UFC 226 in Vegas

The UFC is close to finalizing a heavyweight fight between recent title challenger Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis for UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas. Multiple sources said the planned matchup to ESPN. The UFC 226 pay-per-view event will take place at T-Mobile Arena. MMAFighting.com first reported the new heavyweight matchup. Ngannou (11-2) fought Stipe Miocic for the title at UFC 221 in January. The French-Cameroonian heavyweight came up short in a unanimous decision. Prior to the loss, Ngannou had finished all six opponents he faced in the…

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Auston Matthews of Toronto Maple Leafs has 2017-18’s best-selling jersey

6:17 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews had the top-selling jersey among NHL players for the 2017-18 season, topping last year’s leader, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Matthews, 20, was fourth in jersey sales in 2016-17, when he won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year. One factor behind Matthews’ surging to the top of the charts: Toronto’s participation in an outdoor stadium series game against the Washington Capitals, as Matthews was the featured player on the specially designed white road sweaters. Outdoor…

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All Football 

Liverpool: Champions League tickets role for Anfield club

Liverpool have complained on behalf of their fans already this season Liverpool will play a key role in a new Uefa working group set up in response to concerns over ticket prices for European games. Some Liverpool fans are unhappy at being charged £73 for tickets for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Roma on 2 May. Uefa are said to be “sensitive” to the growing focus on ticket prices. And a deal to establish the working party was reached on Friday after talks between Uefa and…

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European Challenge Cup: Gloucester 33-12 Newcastle Falcons

Jason Woodward made a line break to set up Tom Marshall for a Gloucester try European Challenge Cup Gloucester (15) 33 Tries: Marshall, Matu’u, Burns, Vellacott Cons: Twelvetrees 2 Pens: Twelvetrees 3 Newcastle (5) 12 Tries: Lawson 2 Con: Hodgson Gloucester reached their third European Challenge Cup final in four seasons with a four-try win over Premiership rivals Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm. Scott Lawson put Falcons ahead against but Tom Marshall and Motu Matu’u scored as the hosts led 15-5 at the break. The Cherry and Whites looked to have…

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US Open champ Brooks Koepka ready to play after wrist injury

U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka was out of golf so long he forgot where he put his clubs when finally healthy enough to start hitting balls. Now he’s back to work, and he’s ready to play. Koepka plans to play the Zurich Classic next week in New Orleans, ending a 15-week hiatus from a left wrist injury so severe he was in a soft cast for two months and didn’t touch a club for 91 days. “It feels like I’ve been out for six months,” Koepka said. “I still have…

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