Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. exceeded all expectations, but is it repeatable?

Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduate The exhibition fight between legendary boxers Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. wasn’t always a showcase of technical boxing
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Will Terence Crawford get Spence or Pacquiao next? Can Nevada fix its instant replay problem?

Terence Crawford is boxing’s best. His combination of speed, power and skill were on display Saturday night, finishing Kell Brook with a flurry of punches that led to a fourth-round TKO. But the lingering question about Crawford remains: when will he put a bow on his career by making a megafight with Errol Spence Jr.
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Naoya Inoue-Jason Moloney and Gervonta Davis-Leo Santa Cruz live results and analysis

Unified bantamweight titlist Naoya Inoue defends his IBF and WBA belts against Jason Moloney in the main event of a Top Rank card, at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas (ESPN+, 7:30 p.m. ET). At the Alamodome in San Antonio, WBA “regular” lightweight titleholder Gervonta Davis takes on WBA “super” junior lightweight titlist
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Loma-Lopez takeaways: Teofimo Lopez’s victory gives boxing a boost, Berlanga needs a challenge

On a night full of top-tier college football matchups and MLB championship games, it was Teofimo Lopez Jr.’s upset victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko that stole the night. The last six rounds, in particular, were some of the best championship boxing rounds that we’ve seen in a long time. Lopez walked away recognized as the undisputed
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Live NHL free-agency tracker: Latest signings, analysis and buzz

Due to the altered schedule whereby the 2019-20 NHL season was completed quite a bit later than usual — with the Stanley Cup Playoffs lasting until Sept. 29 — free agency began on Oct. 9 this year, as opposed to the traditional July 1 starting point. But while the key dates have shifted, the goal
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Previews, predictions for all 31 NHL teams in free agency

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The word that typically defines free agency in the NHL is “uncertainty.” Players with expiring contracts enter a marketplace unsure of what their next deals will look like or where they’ll next call home. But in the 2020 free-agent frenzy, that
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Predictions, stats and schedule for the Stanley Cup Final

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The 2020 NHL playoffs have nearly reached their final conclusion. The Dallas Stars are your champions of the Western Conference, while the Tampa Bay Lightning have joined them from the Eastern Conference. It was a season with lots of twists and
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Three earn UFC deals, including Jordan Williams on his third Contender Series try

MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun It was a relatively slow night for Dana White’s Contender Series on Tuesday — until the main event. For just the second time in series history, the first four fights of this week’s five-fight card went the distance inside the UFC’s
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How the Islanders can come back to win the Eastern Conference finals

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. The New York Islanders were one of the strongest teams in the Toronto bubble, but ever since they arrived in Edmonton, they’ve been outmatched by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals. Sure, we can forget about the 8-2 drubbing in Game 1 and chalk it
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Keys to Naomi Osaka’s 2020 US Open championship victory

Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” NEW YORK — Naomi Osaka recovered from
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