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6:12 PM ET Israel Adesanya will attempt to get his title back in a fourth fight against rival Alex Pereira this spring. Pereira will defend the middleweight championship against Adesanya in the co-main event of UFC 287 on April 8, UFC president Dana White announced Friday. Jorge Masvidal will return against Gilbert Burns in the
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5:42 PM GMT Benetton Rugby prop Ivan Nemer has been suspended until June 30 after giving Black teammate Cherif Traore a “rotten banana” as a Christmas present, the Italian Rugby Federation said on Friday. The sanction was imposed based on investigations into what happened during a private lunch organised by the club’s players on Dec.
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11:59 AM ET San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Charles Omenihu was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence Monday, according to a news release from the San Jose Police Department. Omenihu was booked at the Santa Clara County jail and was released after he posted bail. Omenihu was also served with a restraining order. Police
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Jan 20, 2023 Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two-time Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth finally reached the top rung of his career on Friday night when he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The 50-year-old Kenseth, who drove 18 full seasons in NASCAR before retiring in 2020 with 39 Cup victories and 20
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Jan 21, 2023 Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — An exercise rider at a Florida horse track died Saturday in a training accident, officials said. Tampa Bay Downs said Daniel Quintero, 19, died while working with horses before 7 a.m., but declined to give further details. “The entire racetrack community expresses its condolences to his family
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Jan 19, 2023 Raul Rosas Jr., the 18-year-old prodigy who became the youngest fighter to ever sign with the UFC, will return to the Octagon on April 8 to fight fellow prospect Christian Rodriguez at UFC 287, sources confirmed with ESPN on Thursday. Former UFC champion Anthony Pettis, who represents Rodriguez under the Showtime Group
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Jan 19, 2023 Tackling above the waist will be banned in community rugby matches from next season to “reduce head impact exposure and concussion risk”, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Thursday. The RFU added that ball carriers would be encouraged to “follow the principle of evasion” and avoid “late dipping.” “Designed to improve
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12:32 PM ET Britain’s Andy Murray produced a stunning comeback to claim victory over Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis in a five-set thriller that ended at 4:05 a.m. local time in Melbourne. The 35-year-old Scot looked down and out against an inspired Kokkinakis as he trailed by two sets and 2-5 but displayed his trademark warrior spirit
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12:05 AM ET Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Desmond Bane scored 25 points, Ja Morant had 24 and the Memphis Grizzlies won their 11th straight game to match the franchise record, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-114 on Wednesday night. Steven Adams tipped in the winner with 16 seconds left. Adams was in position to tip
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