Month: October 2017

Bantamweight world titleholder Luis Nery won’t be stripped of his belt for a failed drug test because the WBC said it believes that the positive finding was the result of food contamination. But, in its ruling on Monday, the WBC also ordered Nery to give former titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka an immediate rematch. Nery (24-0, 18
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6:29 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Orlando Magic have declined the fourth-year option on forward Mario Hezonja, the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, league sources told ESPN. Hezonja, 22, will become an unrestricted free agent in July. The option would’ve guaranteed Hezonja $5.2 million in the 2018-19 season. The Magic had discussed
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In the main event of UFC 217, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returns and challenges middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the title. St-Pierre has been out of action for nearly four years, while Bisping has lately gone on the best run of his career. Both fighters are clearly accomplished, but there are key stylistic differences
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UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor apologized for his use of a gay slur in a postfight talk with teammate Artem Lobov in Gdansk, Poland, on Oct. 21. Following Lobov’s unanimous decision loss to Andre Fili, McGregor was seen on camera backstage calling Fili a “f—-t” at least three times. Appearing on the RTE One’s “The
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Show time for Breeders’ Cup 2017, finally. It took a long while for the Breeders’ Cup to reach the beach, as Del Mar track president Joe Harper acknowledged this week at the post draw. “We’ve been looking to get this since 1984,” said Harper, referring to the first year of the
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Here are the Week 10 college football lines from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. In the Week 10 college football look-ahead, Will Harris explores which defense has the edge in Saturday’s Oklahoma-Oklahoma State matchup, why a Big Ten disappointment could be on the ascent, and why option-based offenses offer good betting value. Tuesday, Oct. 31
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Wales boss Warren Gatland has described next week’s planned forwards training session with England as “a great idea.” The contested set piece work-out in Bristol will be staged five days before both countries launch their autumn Test schedules, with England hosting Argentina and Wales entertaining Australia. The session will be overseen by top Welsh referee
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Sikandar Raza was Zimbabwe’s unlikely bowling hero on the third day at Queens Sports Club. After his fighting first-innings 80, Raza picked up his maiden Test five-for and said he was both proud and humbled by the achievement. West Indies opener Kieran Powell believes it is “definitely advantage Windies” after they ended the third day
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Weightlifting would be held at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall under the city’s plans The Commonwealth Games Federation raised “170 detailed queries” when deeming Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 event non-compliant, but organisers remain “quietly confident” of hosting. Birmingham’s was the only bid before a 30 September deadline, which has now been extended until 30 November. No
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