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Jorge Masvidal reacts to Kamaru Usman trash talk, envisions violent finish at UFC 261

Kevin Iole speaks 1-1 with Jorge Masvidal prior to his rematch with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on April 24th at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Jake Paul: Ben Askren will forfeit purse if he uses MMA tactics in boxing match

ATLANTA - Jake Paul says Ben Askren can't get away with any tricks in his boxing match.
Not long after the Triller Fight Club headliner was announced on Saturday earlier this year, Askren told MMA Junkie that his contract contained no clauses that would prevent him from using MMA tactics like tak...

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Are the Olympics cancelled? Japan official's comments sow doubts

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Sam Nussey
TOKYO (Reuters) - A senior official from the Japanese ruling party said Thursday that canceling this year's Tokyo Olympics remains an option if the coronavirus crisis gets too bad, bombs a hot button problem and social media in a frenzy.
The Tokyo Olympics Organ...

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No fans in stands: Nadal, Djokovic miss the 'energy'

From Sudipto Ganguly
(Reuters) - Empty grandstands have been the new normal for tennis since last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but top players like Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic still find it difficult to maintain their intensity during games without fans.
The professional circuit was close...

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CG: BOS@MIN Game 2 - 4/14/21

Shortened game: Rodriguez hit five over five innings of a one-run ball and Verdugo went with a homer in the Red Sox's 7-1 win 3-4

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Top plays from Sacramento Kings vs. Washington Wizards

Top games of the Sacramento Kings against Washington Wizards, 04/14/2021

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Yasiel Puig's accuser fires back on his claim they had consensual sex: 'I am an out and proud lesbian'

Yasiel Puig hasn't played an MLB game since 2019. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images)
A lawyer representing the woman accused of sexual assault Yasiel Puig responded to the outfielder's rejection on Wednesday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The lawsuit against Puig was filed last year...

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Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames - Game Highlights

Watch the game highlights of Montreal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames on April 14th, 2021

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Will Julian Edelman join Bucs? Ex-Patriot Rob Gronkowski weighs in

Will Edelman step down to join Bucs? Gronk has a bold attitude that originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
When Julian Edelman pulled out of the blue, it was difficult not to consider at least one other "R" word in his future: return.
After all, we've seen this story before with Rob Gronkowski,...

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Alabama lands massive 6-foot-6, 348-pound defensive tackle Jaheim Oatis

Alabama landed in a four-star defensive tackle against Jaheim Oatis in the class of 2022 on Wednesday night. Oatis is the fifth best vantage point in the state of Mississippi. Andrew Bone collapses ...

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Ex-Creighton recruit confirms he decommitted because of Greg McDermott's 'plantation' comment

Ty Ty Washington, formerly the top recruit in Creighton's 2021 class, was retired days after head coach Greg McDermott was suspended for his "plantation" comments.
Washington confirmed on Wednesday that the two events are related.
Speaking to The Athletic's Kyle Tucker about his current Kentucky ...

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Kevin Durant Scores With $86 Billion Coinbase Valuation

Kevin Durant returned to the field last week after missing 23 games with a strained Achilles tendon. He led the Brooklyn Nets to a 30-point win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. The four-time NBA champion made a bigger profit on Wednesday when the digital currency exchange Coinbase ente...

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Baylor won't use Jeep from car dealer after manager suggests Scott Drew 'use it to pull some people out of the hood'

Baylor Basketball won't accept use of a jeep from a Waco dealership after the dealer's general manager made an insensitive remark during a television interview.
Ted Teague, the general manager of Allen Samuels Auto Group's dealership in Waco, said he will provide a bespoke jeep to Baylor coach Sc...

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Dustin Poirier: ‘My mistake’ taking Conor McGregor donation details public

Dustin Poirier offered a mea culpa regarding his recent Twitter spit with Conor McGregor.
Earlier this week, Poirier responded to McGregor's trilogy fight prediction by announcing that McGregor had not yet kept his word for a $ 500,000 donation to the Good Fight Foundation. According to Poirier, ...

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Dustin Poirier releases statement on Conor McGregor donation conflict

Dustin Poirier at UFC Vegas 4
As the sun set on Tuesday, former two-parter Conor McGregor said his trilogy battle with Dustin Poirier was over after Poirier called "The Notorious" for failing to deliver on his promise to donate to Poirier's charity. Earlier Wednesday morning, UFC President Dana W...

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North Carolina high school basketball coach killed in alleged attempted robbery of drug cartel's 'stash house'

The Alamance County, North Carolina sheriff's office said Union Academy Charter School Boys basketball coach Barney Harris was killed trying to rob a drug cartel hideout.
According to Sheriff Terry Johnson, Harris and another man identified as his brother-in-law walked into the house in the early...

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Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach impressed with Ben Askren: 'He hits hard; very hard'

Jake Paul, not so affectionately referred to as "The YouTube Boob," Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, is a major favorite over Ben Askren when they meet up in the main event of a Triller Fight on Saturday (9:00 p.m. ET, Triller / PPV) Club card at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Paul is 2...

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RBC Heritage: Thursday tee times, TV and streaming info

The PGA Tour continues the 2020-21 super season this week with the RBC Heritage at Harbor Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Defending champion Webb Simpson and world number 1 Dustin Johnson highlight the post-masters field this week. Corey Conners is riding a wave of Augusta ...

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Sergio Romo's clean-shaven look shocks all with iconic beard gone

Romo's shaved look shocks us all with the iconic beard that originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
They had to do a double take when Sergio Romo was on the hill for athletics on Tuesday. I definitely did.
The experienced helper showed a freshly shaved face and we are still not used to it.
Serg...

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Milan Lucic celebrates 1,000th game by kindly accepting Scott Sabourin's fight request

Calgary Flames forward Milan Lucic celebrated his 1,000th career game as best he could, missing a Gordie Howe hat trick against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
It was a vintage performance by Lucic who set the game's opening goal and found Juuso Valimaki on the net all by himself. Minutes lat...

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Browns sign Jadeveon Clowney, stamping NFL’s smartest free agency class

If you hand out an offseason trophy for talent loyalty, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the title banned. If you award points for smart and patient bargain for significant talent, the Cleveland Browns have ousted everyone in the NFL, including the New England Patriots who break the piggy bank.
Afte...

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Rams gathering information after report accusing Aaron Donald of assault

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, the Los Angeles Rams are gathering intelligence after a report came out Wednesday accusing star defensive tackle Aaron Donald of the attack.
29-year-old Donald was accused of assaulting a man, De Vincent Spriggs, over the weekend. Spriggs' attorney Todd Hollis...

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No regrets: Rose Namajunas says comments on communism, Zhang Weili ‘based on my experiences’

Rose Namajunas stands by her remarks that communism was a motivating factor for her before UFC 261.
Namajunas (9-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC), who will challenge strawweight champion Zhang Weili (21-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) on April 24, made some controversial remarks that caused a stir last weekend. In an interview w...

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Lawyer says assault charges to be filed against Rams DT Aaron Donald

Pittsburgh attorney Todd Hollis says he is bringing assault charges against Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald on his client's behalf, according to the KDKA in Pittsburgh. Hollis shared a photo with KDKA's Andy Sheehan showing his client De Vincent Spriggs with puffy eyes.
Hollis told KDKA that t...

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No Purdue seniors likely to return for extra season

Purdue gained clarity on future rosters back this spring, as budding seniors Sasha Stefanovic and Eric Hunter have indicated that they have no plans to return to the program for an additional pandemic year in 2022-2023, Matt Painter said on Wednesday. Up-and-coming senior Trevion Williams hasn't ...

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Dream Fulfilled, Austin Davis Contemplates His Next Move

Austin Davis had to run through walls to get his U-M offer and do an incredible job. It paid off ... and more.

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Dismissed civil case against Deshaun Watson was not settled

On Tuesday, attorney Rusty Hardin said one of 22 civil claims against Texas quarterback Deshaun Watson had been dismissed. Hardin did not say whether the case was dismissed for nothing or whether it was settled.
According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the case has not been resolved...

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MLB bad beat: Royals beat Angels on the flukiest play of the season

Major league baseball players are not immune to bad punches.
In fact, anyone who had the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night has been dealt one of the most inexplicable losses we'll see this season, and it's not until mid-April.
The Angels were -145 favorites at BetMGM against the Kansas City Roy...

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Ex-Michigan volleyball star Molly Lillard, daughter of Jets' great Al Toon, dies in apparent murder-suicide

Michigan's Molly Toon (right) attempts to score during an NCAA tournament game in 2012. (AP Photo / Timothy D. Easley)
Molly Lillard, an eminent University of Michigan volleyball player and daughter of New York Jets star Al Toon, was shot dead by her husband in what the police called suicide, the...

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The NFL just took the strongest pro-vaccination stance in American pro sports

In a move suggesting the NFL insists on curbing COVID-19 exposure, the league office issued a memo to the franchises on Tuesday noting that doing so will limit access to some team members who do not undergo vaccination.
It is the strongest stance yet by any American professional sports league to ...

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