• August 14, 2022

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Aljamain Sterling pulled from UFC title fight due to injury

Aljamain Sterling pulled from UFC title fight due to injury

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has been pulled from his title defense versus Petr Yan at UFC 267 on Oct. 30 because of medical reasons, per sources. According to sources, Sterling (20-3) was denied medical clearance by doctors…

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Anthony Joshua wary of southpaw Oleksandr Usyk ahead of world title defense

Anthony Joshua wary of southpaw Oleksandr Usyk ahead of world title defense

Anthony Joshua has been focusing on overcoming Oleksandr Usyk’s southpaw stance in preparation for Saturday’s world heavyweight title defense. The WBA, IBF and WBO world champion puts his titles on the line for the second…

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Amanda Nunes tests positive for COVID-19; Bantamweight title defense vs. Julianna Pena off

Amanda Nunes tests positive for COVID-19; Bantamweight title defense vs. Julianna Pena off

Amanda Nunes, the pound-for-pound best female fighter in the UFC, will have to wait a little longer for the next defense of her bantamweight championship. She tested positive for COVID, UFC chief business officer Hunter…

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Lionel Messi, Argentina win Copa America over Brazil

Lionel Messi, Argentina win Copa America over Brazil

Argentina won their first major title in 28 years on Saturday when an Angel Di Maria goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Brazil and a record-equaling 15th Copa America crown. Argentina’s triumph was a particular triumph for Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who…

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Sergio Ramos and PSG in advanced negotiations over free transfer

Sergio Ramos and PSG in advanced negotiations over free transfer

Paris Saint-Germain are in advanced negotiations to sign Sergio Ramos on a free transfer after the defender’s Real Madrid contract expired on Wednesday, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Ramos stated last month that he would leave Madrid after failing to…

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Mike Mason aiming big in high jump title defense at Canadian Olympic trials

Mike Mason aiming big in high jump title defense at Canadian Olympic trials

Mike Mason has often shied away from sizing up the high jump competition ahead of major championships, but two weeks ago he watched online as five men reached or surpassed 2.30 metres in Florence, Italy.…

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PSG eliminate champions Bayern Munich from Europe on away goals

PSG eliminate champions Bayern Munich from Europe on away goals

A dazzling first-half performance from Neymar could have seen the Brazilian score a hat-trick for PSG before the break, but for brilliance from goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and two shots against the Bayern woodwork. It therefore became…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says Dustin Poirier ‘deserves to be a champion’

Khabib Nurmagomedov says Dustin Poirier ‘deserves to be a champion’

Khabib Nurmagomedov is still the UFC’s undefeated lightweight champion, although even he considers the belt should belong to Dustin Poirier. Speaking to Match TV, Nurmagomedov (29-0) stated he believes Poirier “deserves” to be the UFC’s 155-pound champion,…

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Dana White to meet with Khabib Nurmagomedov, press hard for one more fight

Dana White to meet with Khabib Nurmagomedov, press hard for one more fight

UFC president Dana White is expected to meet with undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov this week in Abu Dhabi for the first time since Nurmagomedov revealed his retirement in October. Nurmagomedov (29-0) is still the UFC’s undisputed…

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Kenin ready to seek Djokovic’s advice in Australian Open defense

Kenin ready to seek Djokovic’s advice in Australian Open defense

Sofia Kenin has never defended a Grand Slam title before, but the reigning Australian Open champion stated on Tuesday that she will seek advice from world No. 1 Novak Djokovic if she feels the pressure is too much…

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Shedding game rust key for Canadian team in defending world junior gold

Shedding game rust key for Canadian team in defending world junior gold

A Canadian team lacking game legs opens defense of its world junior men’s hockey title Saturday in Edmonton. The host team kicks off its preliminary round versus Germany at Rogers Place. Canada has played one…

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Raptors go down fighting in longest, strangest season in history

Raptors go down fighting in longest, strangest season in history

Championship defense ends with Game 7 loss to Celtics in 2nd round. When the Toronto Raptors were swept by Washington in the first round of the 2015 playoffs, Kyle Lowry made himself read every scathing…