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8:47 PM ET A scheduled battle between a former Bellator champion and a defending PFL champ will have to wait. Former Bellator women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd is out of a planned July 1 bout against Kayla Harrison in PFL due to an undisclosed injury, sources told ESPN. In Budd’s place will step women’s MMA
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6:10 PM ET Associated Press The New York Racing Association suspended trainer Bob Baffert for one year Thursday for repeated medication violations, A panel credited Baffert for time served from an initial suspension that makes the two-time Triple Crown-winner eligible to saddle horses in New York again Jan. 26. The final decision marks the end
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5:21 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Anthony Joshua acknowledged “change needs to happen” ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk for the unified heavyweight championship on Aug. 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The two-time champ was routed by Usyk via unanimous decision when they met in September in London. In the wake of the lopsided defeat,
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2:08 PM ET Associated Press PALMA, Spain — Top-ranked Daniil Medvedev will remain without a title on grass this season after a straight-sets loss to Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarterfinals of the Mallorca Championships on Thursday. Medvedev lost 6-3, 6-2 after entering the match with an 8-2 record on the surface for the year,
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12:20 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN The recruitment of blue-chip quarterback Arch Manning captivated college football for years, a rare collision of talent, pedigree and possibility. Manning ended the intrigue Thursday afternoon, committing to Texas over suitors that included Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Clemson and Virginia. While Manning has long been considered the top player in the
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2:12 PM ET Tom VanHaaren Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN staff writer Joined ESPN in 2011 Graduated from Central Michigan Tom Luginbill Close ESPN Analyst Senior National Recruiting Analyst for ESPN.com Coached in four professional football leagues Graduated from Eastern Kentucky and Marshall Arch Manning, the No. 1-ranked college football recruit in the 2023 class,
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3:42 PM ET Associated Press BAD HOMBURG, Germany — Bianca Andreescu reached her first semifinal in over a year, and first on grass, with a 6-4, 6-1 win over top-seeded Daria Kasatkina at the Bad Homburg Open on Thursday. The former U.S. Open winner broke Kasatkina’s serve five times in a dominant showing. It’s the
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3:01 PM ET Associated Press MUNICH — Haotong Li shot 10-under 62 to lead after the first round of the BMW International Open on Thursday as the European tour continued to allow players from the breakaway Saudi-backed LIV series to compete. Li tied the course record, finishing the round with his second eagle of the
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9:22 AM ET ESPN News Services As NBA teams finalize their boards ahead of Thursday night’s NBA draft, sources have told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the order of the top three picks is “increasingly firm,” with Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr. going to the Orlando Magic at No. 1, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren to the Oklahoma City
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2:06 PM ET Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has agreed to face Jim Miller at UFC 276 on July 2 in Las Vegas, according to UFC officials. The short-notice bout is the latest turn of events in a wild month for Cerrone (36-16), who is replacing Miller’s original opponent Bobby Green. The fight will take place at
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