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    Getty Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets high-fives head coach Steve Nash during the second half of the Eastern Conference 2022 Play-In Tournament against the Cleveland Cavaliers Rick Pitino entered the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame with the class of 2013 as a basketball coach. Pitino coached two NBA teams, the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. As the head coach of the Knicks, Pitino helped lead the team to its first division title in nearly 20 years before resigning in 1989. Pitino’s next stint in the NBA came with the Celtics, where he struggled in the years after Larry Bird left. While Pitino doesn’t have the best track record as a coach in the NBA, he has had well-known success as a college coach, where he has returned as the head coach at Iona University.  Recently, Pitino spoke about the NBA game and where he sees teams like the Brooklyn Nets, and how they will come back after a season and offseason of drama with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Ben Simmons. Pitino shared his expectations...
    UFC hopeful Darrius Flowers emulated WWE star The Undertaker's signature 'Tombstone' move to earn a spectacular victory over opponent Amiran Gogoladze. Flowers extended his three-match unbeaten run when he slammed Gogoladze to the mat in the first round at Dana White's Contender Series. 3Darrius Flowers beat his opponent 'Undertaker style' during the UFC Contender SeriesCredit: Getty 3He turned a triple choke submission hold from rival Amiran Gogoladze into a tombstone piledriverCredit: UFC 3Flowers' piledriver had the desired effect as it led his rival to tap outCredit: Getty Gogoladze attempted to wrap Flowers in a triangle choke submission move. But the quick-thinking Flowers reversed the chokehold by lifting up Gogoladze before driving him into the ground - Undertaker style. The wrestling icon made the move famous during his 30-year reign of terror in the WWE. The 57-year-old, real name Mark Calaway, retired from the franchise in 2020, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in April 2022. READ MORE IN UFCCON JOB UFC star McGregor shows off ripped body after performing 'spinal waves' workout And he would've cracked a smile...
    American mixed martial artist Raul Rosas Junior is on the cusp of making history as the youngest fighter to earn a UFC contract at just 17 years of age. Rosas, who has already had five professional fights despite his youth, has recently signed to fight in UFC boss Dana White's Contender Series against fellow bantamweight Mando Gutierrez. Should Rosas impress White and earn a UFC contract, he will break the previous record for the competition's youngest fighter, featherweight Chase Hooper - who was 19 when he was also signed through the Contender Series. Raul Rosas Jr is pictured signing a contract to be on Dana White's Contender Series. The American MMA fighter is just 17 and will probably need a special licence to compete Raul Rosas Jr is pictured with his contract for Dana White's Contender Series. If Rosas is impresses Dana White, he'll become the UFC's youngest fighter ever The Nevada Athletic Commission - which oversees Dana White's Contender Series in Las Vegas - grants fighting permits to competitors under the age of 18, so long as special requirements...
    Getty Former New York Jets defensive back Matthias Farley celebrating after a big play during an NFL contest. A former New York Jets defensive back has found a new NFL home in 2022. The Las Vegas Raiders announced on social media that they have signed veteran Matthias Farley to a contract in free agency. We have signed free agent S Matthias Farley, Additionally, we have placed DT Vernon Butler on the Non-Football Injury List and WR Dillon Stoner on the Physically Unable to Perform List » https://t.co/Qeyhp1ZVjp pic.twitter.com/DbXqVRRoZX — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) July 21, 2022 A Good Landing Spot Play VideoVideo related to ex-jets defender bolts to afc contender on new deal2022-07-21T17:08:13-04:00 The 30-year-old originally entered the NFL back in 2016 as an undrafted free agent. After initially signing on with the Arizona Cardinals after the draft, he battled for one of those precious final 53-man roster spots but didn’t quite make the cut. Farley was then claimed off of waivers by the Indianapolis Colts and lasted three seasons there from 2016 through 2019. The former...
    Getty Bruce Brown of the Brooklyn Nets, who was linked to the Boston Celtics. The Brooklyn Nets had several players from their 2022 roster hit the free-agent market at the opening of the period on June 30. And with three max-contract players in Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant, still on the roster, the front office knew that it would be impossible to keep all of their key players from last season.  One of those players, was their forward Bruce Brown, who became a key rotation player for the Nets in the second half of the season. And with his ability to defend and rebound, he was expected to have a wide array of suitors during this year’s free agency period. However, with Brooklyn having his Bird rights, Nets fans were hoping that the franchise would find a to retain him in free agency. But on July 1, ESPN analyst Malika Andrews announced that he would be joining reigning two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic next season as the Nets free agent forward inked a deal...
    TENNIS legend John McEnroe has backed Andy Murray to win Wimbledon for a third time, saying: he is a real contender on grass. Muzza, 35, plans to play singles at Wimbledon for just the second time since career-saving hip surgery in January 2019. 5Andy Murray is making his preparations for his return to WimbledonCredit: PA 5The Brit is moving well despite having a metal hipCredit: PA 5He enjoyed the London sunshine during practice on TuesdayCredit: PA The former world No1 is struggling with an abdominal injury and might not walk through the famous green gates next Monday in top shape. The top two seeds for the men’s draw will be three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal, who is chasing the calendar Slam. Yet the Scot – who was King of Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016 – has been told he should consider himself among the favourites due to his experience and past record. McEnroe said: “If he’s fit, I believe Andy is one of the contenders. READ MORE ON TENNISGAME, SET MATCH OF THE DAY Raducanu poses for...
    Ed Mulholland/Getty Zabit Magomedsharipov kicks Kyle Bochniak during an April 2018 fight at UFC 223. A UFC featherweight contender who once seemed destined for a title confirmed what many MMA fans feared would be coming: He’s stepping away from fighting. Zabit Magomedsharipov revealed in an Instagram post that he is retiring from the UFC at the age of 31. The Dagestani fighter had not fought in the Octagon since 2019 because of injuries. His retirement was first reported by MMA Fighting on June 15, 2022. In his retirement announcement posted to Instagram on June 16, Zabit said, “Assalamu alaikum friends! I know that many of you were waiting for my return, there was not a single day that someone did not ask when is my next fight was. But I decided to end my pro sports career. Disruptions of fights, and then health problems – all this did not allow me to perform/fight earlier. I have recovered now, but I don’t feel the way I used to.” If Magomedsharipov stays retired, he will finish his career with...
    TOMMY FURY wants to legitimise himself as a true contender by putting in a gobsmacking display on Britain’s biggest ever boxing stage.  Tommy marks his return to the ring on Saturday, where up to 94,000 are expected to fill up Wembley in a potentially record-breaking night.  4Tommy Fury ahead of his boxing returnCredit: Jamie McPhilimey In the main-event, big brother Tyson, 33, fights Dillian Whyte, 34, in a UK homecoming four years in the making.  Younger brother Tommy is on earlier but will not rush his work in an attempt to hurry back ringside to watch the headline act.  Instead, he wants to stun fans with a career-best performance and leave any naysayers with egg on their face.  Tommy will return in a step up fight against Poland’s Daniel Bocianski, 27, who is 6ft 3in and holds a 10-1 record.  The 22-year-old told SunSport: “I’m looking to take my time and put on a masterclass performance.  READ MORE SUPPORT ACTS Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte undercard: Who is fighting on HUGE bill?ON THE BILL How to watch Tommy Fury vs Daniel...
    Dana White’s Contender Series has given us many stars we see today. However, he hasn’t signed them all. Since 2017, Dana White has given fans five seasons of Dana White’s Contender Series. White has done a great job at bringing in the best talent from that show. Fighters have put on impressive performances that have made White want to give them a contract on the spot. But there are inevitably fighters who go home without the highly-sought out contract. Some of those fighters have picked up steam since their performance on the show and deserve another chance. These are five fighters that deserve another chance on DWCS. 1. Alexander PoppeckAlexander Poppeck competed in season three of DWCS where he was matched up against Jamahal Hill … which turned out to be a tough break for Poppeck. Since that defeat to Hill, Poppeck has won four of his last five fights. The 33-year-old light heavyweight holds a record of 13-4. Poppeck stands at 6’3” and is very strong. He’s gone against UFC caliber opponents before as he’s also gone up against Dusko...
    Getty Dustin Poirier exits the arena following his loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 in December 2021. Colby Covington thinks he can earn a “Guinness World Record” if he’s matched up with Dustin Poirier for his next UFC bout. Covington has been campaigning for a fight with either “The Diamond” or UFC middleweight king Israel Adesanya. Speaking with Submission Radio, Covington said Poirier “needs” to fight him because of the amount of trash talking “Chaos” has done. And if Poirier doesn’t take the fight, Covington will declare himself the victor via verbal submission and the record for the fastest win in UFC history. Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness Covington said via MMA Weekly: The biggest thing about Dustin Poirier, is if he wants to keep any honor and dignity for himself, he needs to come fight me. Because, man, I’ve called out his wife, I’ve called out his family, called out his team, called out his friends. Man, if you have any respect for yourself,...
    Getty Israel Adesanya celebrates his victory over Robert Whittaker at UFC 243. Reigning UFC middleweight king Israel Adesanya recently came under fire by the No. 1-ranked welterweight contender Colby Covington, who desperately wants a piece of him. In an interview with Submission Radio, Covington went off on “cardio kickboxer” Adesanya. It’s become clear that “Chaos” is angling for an instant 185-pound title fight against Adesanya, and he believes that if welterweight champion Kamaru Usman could receive a fight with “The Last Stylebender,” he should be awarded one also. “I could definitely go up to 185 and fight Adesanya,” Covington said via Middle Easy. “I don’t know if he’s going to turn around like that. He doesn’t have a dance partner right now. Some of the guys that are trying to line him up with are unoriginal. Why can Usman fight him and all the fans want that? But the guy that beat Usman [can’t]? I beat Usman twice, Usman sucks. Everybody knew at Madison Square Garden. I won those last three rounds. It was an easy win for...
    Getty Los Angeles Lakers GM Rob Pelinka. After months of speculation, the NBA trade deadline ended up being a bust for the Los Angeles Lakers. No moves were made as the team decided to focus on potential players who could come available on the buyout market. The first big name to hit free agency was veteran guard Goran Dragic. The former All-Star was traded from the Toronto Raptors to the San Antonio Spurs only to get bought out. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski quickly reported that the Lakers would be one of the teams hoping to sign the guard. However, the team will be coming up empty-handed once again. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Dragic is signing with the Brooklyn Nets for the rest of the season. Just in: Goran Dragic is signing with the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 21, 2022 This is a smart move by Dragic. He could get the chance to play a lot of minutes if either Kyrie Irving continues to refuse to get vaccinated or New...
    Getty Ahkello Witherspoon has been making an impact for the Pittsburgh Steelers. On March 19th, 2021, the Seattle Seahawks inked cornerback Ahekllo Witherspoon to a contract worth $4 million. About a week before the regular season, the Seahawks traded him to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a 2023 fifth-round pick, with the Steelers taking over the full guaranteed contract. Before Seattle, Witherspoon spent his first four seasons with the team that drafted him, the San Francisco 49ers. He started in 33 of a total 47 games, where he was given a career-best defensive grade of 80.2 for the 2020 season according to Pro Football Focus.  Since being traded to the Steelers, he has earned a 79.3 defensive grade for the 2021 season with just one game left. On January 3rd against the Cleveland Browns, Witherspoon recorded two broken-up passes and an interception to earn him an 87.8 defensive grade on the day, according to PFF. https://www.steelers.com/video/highlight-witherspoon-nabs-interception  Pete Carroll was excited about bringing Witherspoon into the fold for the Seahawks. “We’ve seen him play over the years…and we’ve seen the...
    Sesame Streets Big Bird gets vaccinated as Ted Cruz bristles: Live COVID-19 updates Elon Musk is letting Twitter decide if he should sell some of his Tesla stock © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Browns and receiver Odell Beckham Jr. worked out a revised contract aimed at making it less attractive to claim him on waivers. But at $7.25 million in total compensation (as reported on Saturday, a significant chunk was moved to a roster bonus due next week, with the final two years of the deal wiped out) for the rest of the year, there’s still a chance that someone will roll the dice on the guy who once was the best receiver in the NFL. More could have been done to make it less attractive for someone to claim him, frankly. Perhaps for that reason, someone close to Beckham is getting the word out that he doesn’t want to be claimed on waivers by a non-contender who may be tempted to bring him to town. As reported...
    25 of the most iconic celebrity fashion moments America’s Top Selling Beer Brands INDIANAPOLIS – More than an hour after the Tennessee Titans’ most significant and thrilling win of this season, we were still waiting for quarterback Ryan Tannehill and running back Derrick Henry. Tennessee Titans defeat Indianapolis Colts 34 to 31 in overtime The Tennessean (Nashville) See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Week 8 NFL Sunday Betting Preview Sports Illustrated Skip Bayless on Dak Prescotts potential return: The Vikings are dangerous, I need him to be right I UNDISPUTED FOXSports How will loss of J.J. Watt impact Cardinals? GMFB weighs in NFL Deion Jones talks relationship with LSU linebackers in NFL NFL Brooks: Cowboys need big games from two key defenders vs. Vikings NFL Rapoport: Mark Ingram acquired by Saints, reunited with Alvin Kamara NFL Murray to Hopkins red-zone connection will be key in Week 8 Next Gen Edge NFL Nick Shooks Top 10 QB-WR duo...
    Jim Boeheim is quick with a smile as he gets set to begin a season that will be oh-so-different in his long career at Syracuse — he’ll be coaching sons Buddy and Jimmy. “Obviously, it’s fun. It’s great to be able to do that,” Jim Boehim said Tuesday. “They’re good players.” They’ll be counted on to raise their games. The Orange lost a lot from last year’s team, which finished 18-10 overall and 9-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference but made a surprising run to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Forward Quincy Guerrier transferred to Oregon, swingman Alan Griffin went chasing the NBA and forward Marek Dolezaj will be playing professionally in Europe. The trio combined to average nearly 37 points and more than 19 rebounds per game. Point guard Kadary Richmond, who shared duties with Joe Girard, also transferred (Seton Hall) and leaves a void in the Orange defense — he led the team with 46 steals. Girard, who hit 50 3-pointers, averaged 9.8 points and led Syracuse in assists (99) and turnovers (59), returns for...
    Jasmine Jasudavicius had quite an excruciating wait after her big win over Julia Polastri to kick off Week 3 of Dana White’s Contender Series. Jasmine Jasudavicius could be the next great female fighter to make some noise in the promotion after her big win on Dana White’s Contender Series. Jasudavicius’ striking was clutch once again on the biggest stage of her career, as she overwhelmed Julia Polastri en route to a unanimous decision win. During her post-fight press conference, Jasudavicius explained the nerves she felt waiting for the rest of the fights to play out before awaiting UFC president Dana White‘s contract handouts. “I was hoping that I got the contract because after my fight Dana White gave me props,” Jasudavicius said. “I was watching the other fights and had butterflies in my stomach. But, Dana came through for me.” Jasudavicius has always been known as a striker who dominates her opponents, after entering DWCS with a 5-1 record including a 52-second knockout over Christina Ricker at BTC 8. Her lone defeat came courtesy of Elise Reed in Cage Fury,...
    Who earned UFC contracts on week one of Dana White’s Contender Series? Daniel Cunningham August 31, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Tonight Dana White’s Contender Series was back for the first time in 2021 with eight prospects hoping to win UFC contracts. It was a night full of action and these fighters seemed hungrier than ever to earn themselves a contract. There were four great fights tonight and ultimately, Dana White ended up handing out a record number of UFC contracts for one night. The boss handed out five contracts and for the first time, there was one fight where the winner and loser were given contracts. UFC Newcomers Azamat Murzakanov In the main event of the evening, we saw a battle of prospective UFC light heavyweights. Undefeated Russian prospect Azamat Murzakanov (9-0) took on Matheaus Scheffel (14-6). Murzakanov was the biggest betting favorite of the evening. In the first couple of minutes of the fight, both men were just feeling out the...
    Julius Randle left money on the table to help Knicks build a championship contender Alder Almo August 27, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Julius Randle gets it. As much as he’s embraced being the New York Knicks’ franchise cornerstone, he knows in his heart he can’t do it alone. His first playoff appearance showed him he needs more help to compete for a championship. Randle became an All-Star, All-NBA Second Team forward, and the Most Improved Player of the Year last season that fueled the Knicks’ surprising playoff run. But they were bounced by Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks in five games in the first round, exposing their lack of talent and firepower. That became one of Randle’s biggest considerations why he opted to sign a cheaper extension now rather than wait for next summer when he would have been eligible to sign an extension in the neighborhood of $200 million. “For me, it’s kinda like a no-brainer,” Randle said after officially...
    The Baltimore Ravens are finalizing a trade that would send cornerback Shaun Wade to the New England Patriots.  It’s not often you see two AFC powerhouses pull off a trade right before the start of the regular season, but that’s exactly what we have going on between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Ravens are on the verge of sending rookie cornerback Shaun Wade to New England. A fifth-round pick out of Ohio State, Wade’s days in the AFC North appear to be over before things could really even take off for him. The #Ravens are close on a trade of fifth-round pick CB Shaun Wade, the former Ohio State standout, to the #Patriots, sources. A high-ceiling player likely added to New England’s secondary. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 26, 2021 The New England Patriots are close to landing Shaun Wade from the Baltimore RavensWade has looked sharp in the preseason, but the fact of the matter is that the Ravens are stacked when it comes to defensive back depth. With Wade’s...
    Getty Dennis Schroder is still a free agent. Los Angeles Lakers free agent Dennis Schroder is still without a home as his remaining options continue to shrink. The Celtics appear to have an offer on the table, but Schroder is “in a state of shock” by his situation. “He’s only interested in one year, and then getting back out there,” a source told the Boston Herald. “…He needs time — I think he’s in a state of shock because of what he’s done.” Schroder turned down a four-year, $84 million offer from the Lakers last season. ESPN reported Schroder was seeking above $20 million annually, but his most likely outcome at this point is a one-year deal for the exception. The Boston Herald also added Schroder is seeking a starting gig, and the Celtics “pitch” involves the Lakers free agent backing up Marcus Smart. “The Celtics await word from Dennis Schroder, the free agent point guard left out in the cold when teams went elsewhere during the spending spree over the first three days of...
    Getty Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns OK, LeBron James was not 100% and Anthony Davis missed games in the first round. And Jamal Murray did not play in the conference semis for the Nuggets. There was the Kawhi Leonard absence for the Clippers, too. The Suns did play a series of playoff opponents leading to the NBA Finals that were, unquestionably, beaten up by injuries. But they still had to win the games. And they did, making it all the way to the NBA Finals before falling to the Bucks. At least one superstar suggests the rest of the Western Conference should take them seriously. Kevin Durant, speaking during a Team USA press conference after Game 6, talked about watching the NBA Finals and whether he and his Olympic teammates had a rooting interest in the series—and he shouted out the Suns when he did. Of course we did not have any rooting interest, we wasn’t in here cheering for either team. We enjoy the game of basketball for how it is played and it and that’s the highest...
    Other projects from The Office cast that are worth your time Projects that will boost your homes value © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Tight end Delanie Walker has made it clear that he’d like to resume his career after spending the 2020 season out of football. Walker had been dealing with ankle issues since suffering a dislocation and fracture in early 2018. While he did play seven games for the Titans in 2019, he spent much of the season on injured reserve after battling through issues with the same ankle. Walker, who turns 37 in August, recently touted his health and noted that a club could come calling during training camp. Now in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, Walker set out the kind of franchise he’d like to play for in 2021. “I feel like it’s got to be a team that’s a contender,” Walker said. “A team that has a quarterback that’s going to throw the ball, that’s got a complement with a running back, and some...
    IRISHMAN Pierce O'Leary put himself in knockout of the year contention after his huge left hand left Jan Marsalek out cold. The super-lightweight moved to 7-0 in devastating fashion at the Bolton Whites Hotel. 2Pierce O'Leary put himself in knockout of the year contention 2Pierce O'Leary's huge left hand left Jan Marsalek out cold Knockout of the year from @pierce_oleary ???????? The action continues shortly on IFL TV.FREE LIVE STREAM ➡️ https://t.co/WjwzbUJoeD#MTKFightNight #Boxing #PierceOLeary pic.twitter.com/i6fUBmXVQH— MTK Global Boxing (@MTKGlobal) June 25, 2021 O'Leary was controlling the action behind his jab and just before the KO landed a nice body shot. After a right hand missed the target, Marsalek tried to return fire with a rear cross of his own. But in classic boxing 101 style, it was O'Leary who made his man miss and pay as he countered with a perfect left hook. Czech Republic's Marsalek, 33, was left face first on the floor as the referee rightfully waved off the fight immediately. Despite the highlight-reel KO, O'Leary gave a humble post-fight interview as...
    Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Blaming a pork burrito for her failed steroid test won’t stopped US record setting middle distance runner Shelby Houlihan from facing a four-year doping ban. Houlihan was an Olympic hopeful for this summer’s games in Tokyo, holding the American record for 1,500 and 5,000 meters. But she wrote in an Instagram post Monday that she was banned by the Athletics Integrity Unit after testing positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone, which can be found in pork. “I feel completely devastated, lost, broken, angry, confused and betrayed by the very sport that I’ve loved and poured myself into just to see how good I was,” the 28-year-old wrote, adding that she has “never taken any performance enhancing substances.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shelby Houlihan (@shelbo800) “We concluded that the most likely explanation was a burrito purchased and consumed approximately 10 hours before that drug test from an authentic Mexican food truck that serves pig offal near my house in Beaverton, Oregon,” Houlihan wrote. “I notified the AIU...
    How Karamo Followed His Passion — and How You Can Do the Same: We Have to Practice Self-Esteem Dominion says MyPillow should be held liable for MyPillow Guy Mike Lindells election conspiracy theories © Provided by Sports Illustrated “Right now, my career is defined by my NXT UK title run. This is the chance to take the next step.” View the original article to see embedded media.Pete Dunne will wrestle Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’Reilly in a triple-threat match to determine the new top contender for NXT champ Karrion Kross in the main event of Tuesday night’s NXT. The 27-year-old Dunne has spent the overwhelming majority of his life in pro wrestling. Beginning at the age of 12, he has honed his craft across the globe, and he delivers an in-ring style that is physical and violent. After a compelling title program where he served as the challenger to Finn Bálor, Dunne now seeks a chance to prove his worth during a run as NXT champion. Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Dunne discussed the opportunity to reinsert himself in the...
    DANA WHITE snapped up some fresh talent for the UFC after scouting Fury FC 46 in Houston on Sunday. Mana Martinez and Fernando Padilla have become the latest additions to the UFC roster, after impressive victories in their respective title fights. 4Fernando Padilla impressed Dana WhiteCredit: Instagram 4Mana Martinez was a winner at 135Credit: Instagram Having been in attendance at UFC 262 in the same city on Saturday night, White hit up Fury FC 46 while filming his show 'Lookin' for a Fight'. And the boss, 51, appeared to find what he was looking for. Padilla, 24, produced a second round TKO of Cameron Graves to secure the FFC Featherweight title - while moving to 14-4 in his young career. He will now join the UFC's stacked featherweight division, already featuring the likes of Max Holloway, Brian Ortega, Chan Sung-jung, Calvin Kattar and champion Alex Volkanovski. Martinez, 25, was up next on Sunday, as he took on Jose Johnson for the Fury FC belt at 135. He had actually fought in front of Dana before, when he lost to Drako...
    Carli Lloyd. AP Photo/Steve Luciano Carli Lloyd has spent much of her career playing club soccer in her home state of New Jersey. The USWNT legend currently suits up for the NWSL's Gotham FC — rebranded from Sky Blue FC this year. Lloyd spoke to Insider about the club's transformation from bottom dweller to title contender. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Winning has become second nature for Carli Lloyd and the ever-dominant US Women's National Team. But victory hasn't always come easy for Lloyd, who has played for various bottom-dwelling teams throughout her club career. Finally, the 38-year-old's recent efforts in the National Women's Soccer League are coming to fruition; her Gotham FC squad — formerly known as Sky Blue FC — is headed to the NWSL Challenge Cup final after many years playing the role of the league's punching bag. Carli Lloyd suits up for Gotham FC. AP Photo/Adam Hunger "I've always been on a club where we're not stacked with the most amazing talent," Lloyd told Insider while discussing her new partnership with CBDMEDIC,...
    The New York Times Michigan’s COVID Wards Are Filling Up With Younger Patients ROYAL OAK, Mich. — At Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, in one of America’s worst coronavirus hot spots, entire units are still filled with COVID-19 patients. People weak with the virus still struggle to sit up in bed. And the phone still rings with pleas to transfer patients on the verge of death to units with higher-tech equipment. But unlike previous surges, it now is younger and middle-aged adults — not their parents and grandparents — who are taking up many of Michigan’s hospital beds. A 37-year-old woman on a ventilator after giving birth. A 41-year-old father. A 55-year-old autoworker who has been sick for weeks. “We’re getting to the point where we’re just so beat down,” said Alexandra Budnik, an intensive care nurse who works in a unit with lifesaving machines, or circuits, that are in short supply. “Every time we get a call or every time we hear that there’s another 40-year-old that we don’t have a circuit for, it’s just like, you know, we can’t...
    Christian Lee not looking past Timofey Nastyukhin in a pivotal lightweight bout.  Reigning and defending ONE Lightweight Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee is full of confidence heading into his next world title defense. The 22-year-old from Hawaii will defend his title against No. 3-ranked lightweight contender Timofey Nastyukhin in the main event of ONE on TNT 2 a pre-recorded event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore which airs this Wed., April 14. The ONE on TNT series airs every Wednesday in the United States from April 7 for four weeks. ONE on TNT 2 is the second of a four-part event series broadcast from the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Also on the card in the co-main event, ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion and No. 2-ranked atomweight Muay Thai contender Janet “JT” Todd faces No. 3-ranked contender “Ninjaline” Anne Line Hogstad in a Muay Thai contest. Next: 3 reasons to watch ONE on TNT 2 Each week will include a lead card digitally streamed exclusively on Bleacher Report, B/R App, B/R MMA Twitter, B/R Live YouTube, and B/R Live, followed by...
    A widely criticized "60 Minutes" report focusing on Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is the latest example of a mainstream media attack on the potential 2024 White House hopeful. Despite the Sunshine State's robust economy and a strong response to the coronavirus pandemic (Florida currently has the the 27th-most coronavirus deaths per capita despite being the third-most populous state in the Union), DeSantis has come under fire in the press for everything from partnering with the Publix grocery store chain on vaccinations, to getting shots to Holocaust survivors, to accusations of cooking the books, to keeping the state largely open during the pandemic, to running afoul of a Florida data scientist who was later arrested for hacking a state computer system. "This is partisan corporate media and I think at this point these people ... they’re basically ambulance chasers with a microphone," DeSantis said on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday. "They are not trustworthy. They lie. We know they’re lying, they know that we know that they’re lying, and yet they lie and they lie and they lie." DeSantis, a strong ally of former President Donald Trump, is a potential contender...
    JOE COLE is a surprise contender to become England Under-21 boss. Current coach Aidy Boothroyd is set for the axe following the disastrous European Championship campaign. 2Joe Cole is rated as a possibility to succeed Aidy Boothroyd, with Frank Lampard and Mark Warburton also mentionedCredit: Jamie McPhilimey - The Sun 2Aidy Boothroyd is tipped for the sack after England Under-21s' group exit in the European ChampionshipCredit: Getty England’s colts finished bottom of their group and  Boothroyd then further damaged his chances of staying on by describing the role as an “utterly impossible job”. Former Chelsea and England midfielder Cole, 39, obtained his Uefa A licence a year ago and is passionate about making a move into management. He is also passionate about our national team. Since retiring as a player, Cole has worked as a coach in the academy of his old club. He has also been to England’s HQ at St George’s Park to study training sessions and give talks to youth players. Cole’s old Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard and current QPR boss Mark Warburton have also been touted...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — When he hit free agency, Malik Jackson had a short list of teams the veteran defensive tackle considered signing with. All of them had to fit one requirement. They had to be a Super Bowl contender. The Browns were a match. Jackson, who signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with Cleveland last week, thinks Jadeveon Clowney might want to follow him to Cleveland. “It’s one of those things that the team speaks for itself and what we’re trying to build speaks for itself,” Jackson said when asked on a Zoom interview what he would tell Clowney if he could recruit him to the Browns. “So if you want to hop on board, come hop on board. “I understand the free agency market isn’t what he probably wants, but things are bigger than monetary value and you get a chance to be on a good team and set yourself up for the future.” Clowney visited the Browns last week, renewing a courtship that began last year when Cleveland offered him a long-term contract before he signed with Tennessee...
    Patrick Marleau’s stance on being dealt to a Stanley Cup contender before the April 12 trade deadline hasn’t changed. Marleau reiterated Monday that he would have to consider a trade to a playoff-bound team should the opportunity arise over the next two weeks. Marleau, 41, will play in his 1,757th game Monday night when the Sharks host the Minnesota Wild at SAP Center, passing Mark Messier for second place on the NHL’s all-time games played list. Messier, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, played 1,756 games over 25 NHL seasons from 1979 to 2004. Marleau, should he remain healthy and with San Jose, will play his 1,768th game on April 19 when the Sharks are in Las Vegas to play the Golden Knights, passing Gordie Howe to become the NHL’s leader in career regular-season games played. With the league’s trade deadline looming and his team well out of a playoff spot, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson will likely be a seller, with Marleau one of the players that could possibly be moved. “I...
    Getty 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo embraces Patriots QB Cam Newton. Speculation that Jimmy Garoppolo would one day return to the New England Patriots has been present since the day Bill Belichick traded his former second-round quarterback to the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. With Tom Brady since departed to Tampa Bay and the Cam Newton experiment falling short of expectations in last season, the hankering for an upgrade under center in New England (especially a familiar one) has grown stronger by the day in recent months. On Friday, Belichick doused some of the flames around the situation — by re-signing Newton to another incentive-laden one-year deal, effectively killing the Garoppolo reunion dream. However, that did not stop New England from inquiring about a potential trade for the seventh-year signal-caller, according to one Patriots beat reporter. ALL the latest 49ers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on 49ers newsletter here! Join Heavy on 49ers! 49ers: Garoppolo Not Available ‘Right Now’In a Friday story detailing Newton’s new contract and the Patriots’ quarterback plans going forward, CLNS Media’s...
    (CNN)Shalanda Young, who last month was nominated as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, has emerged as a leading contender for the top position at the office, an official familiar with the matter told CNN, as Neera Tanden's confirmation grows even more unlikely.Young, who was the first Black woman to serve as the staff director of the House Appropriations Committee, has strong relationships on Capitol Hill -- "with Republicans and Democrats alike," the official said. She played a key role in recent budget negotiations, working with GOP Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama and other Republicans.Young also doesn't have a Twitter account or a paper trail of incendiary comments, two officials say, which are at the root of Tanden's troubles.While the White House is officially still standing by Tanden as its choice for OMB director, the prospects for confirmation diminished throughout the day Monday.White House chief of staff Ron Klain, who is a close friend of Tanden's, is making calls to senators, looking for a Republican to step up and support her, but those efforts have not been...
    Getty Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons and J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans circa 2019. Three-time defensive player, JJ Watt, and the Houston Texans have mutually agreed to part ways, Watt announced himself via Twitter on Friday. Now several fans, analysts, and other NFL athletes are wondering where he’s going to end up next. Watt is a player that any team would want on their defense, including the Atlanta Falcons. While that would be a dream come true, Falcons’ insider Jeff Schultz of The Athletic lays out the cold hard truth as to why Watt would never be able to come to Atlanta. > Falcons dont have cap space to sign free agents, especially someone at JJ Watts level.> Falcons will restock roster mostly with draft picks, "street" free agents.> Watt wants to play for contender. That likely wont be Falcons in 2021. https://t.co/X8hgg0YGJn — Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) February 12, 2021 Follow the Heavy on Falcons Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content! Looking At Falcons Salary Cap Mess Falcons general manager Terry...
    Racial disparities trouble COVID-19 vaccine rollout Bangladesh moves thousands more Rohingya to remote island Oscars: Director of Pakistani Contender ‘Circus of Life’ on Facing Death Threats and Censorship 'Circus of Life' For most directors, having your film picked to represent your country at the Oscars is a career-high. But for Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, whose drama Circus of Life is Pakistan’s contender for Best International Film at the 2021 Academy Awards, the experience is bittersweet. The drama, about a devout Muslim man whose life is upended when a video of him dancing goes viral on social media, will be screening for Academy voters but not for locals. A combination of state censorship, the coronavirus pandemic, and a concerted hate campaign by far-right extremists have meant the only people who have been able to see Circus of Life have been those outside Pakistan. “It is wonderful that people around the world can see the film, that it has a universal appeal, but this is a local story and I chose to make it in Punjabi to connect to the local audience,” says...
    He’s wet behind the rear. New York City mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang offered his services up as a bidet salesman for an advertisement on his podcast, “Yang Speaks.” “It makes you more environmentally friendly. It will make you more sophisticated. It will make you more European,” the Democrat contender said on behalf of bidet maker Tushy. “You can start using a French accent” “It’s one of those things where other countries have figured it out and Americans are a little bit behind the curve on this one,” Yang continued. Bidets have been common in bathrooms in Europe and Asia for decades, but have long had trouble making a splash in the United States. Small American bathrooms plus high installation costs have long made the product prohibitive. Tushy, a Brooklyn-based company started in 2015 produces a cheap attachable device that can hook up to your can. “Hello Tushy has made a modern bidet attachment to democratize the blessing bestowed by bidets … and offer clean butt holes to everyone,” added Yang’s podcast co-host and former presidential campaign manager...
    The 11 Buzziest Cooking Products Every Home Chef Should Own in 2021 Report: Braves circling market on star catcher J.T. Realmuto Polish Oscar Contender’s Directors on Breaking the Rules, Casting ‘Stranger Things’ Star Alec Utgoff Polish Oscar film 'Never Gonna Snow Again' In the opening scene of Never Gonna Snow Again, Poland’s contender for the 2021 international film Oscar, we see a muscular man step out of a mystical forest and make his way to a concrete, Soviet-style government building. He’s a foreigner — from Ukraine — and is there to secure a residency permit. There’s no love coming from the face of the grey bureaucrat behind the desk but, with a wave of his hands, and some whispered words in Russian, the bureaucrat falls into a deep slumber. The muscular man stamps his own documents and walks out the door. As he does, the camera pans to a record player, which magically springs into action. Shostakovich. In the next scene, we see the same man carrying a massage table through a gated suburb of identikit McMansions. He stops...
    NEW YORK -- We picked up where we left off at the rose ceremony when Sarah suddenly fainted. Our "Bachelor" Matt took her to get some air. She felt better and they went back in to continue the rose ceremony. So here's where we are at:Rose Ceremony1) Bri (one-on-one date rose)2) Lauren (group date rose)3) Sarah (one-on-one rose)4) Pieper5) Kit6) Magi7) Rachael8) Abigail9) Chelsea10) Jessenia11) Katie12) Serena C.13) Khaylah14) Mari15) MJ16) Anna17) Kaili18) VictoriaSo that meant Marylynn, thanks to Victoria, was going home along with a few other more "normal" contestants. Victoria has her sights set on Sarah, whom she thinks fake fainted.First Group DateChris Harrison told the ladies that he came up with some of the dates to help "push" Matt out of his comfort zone. The first date card read, "Rachel, Bri, Lauren, Kit, Serena C., Victoria, Khaylah, Anna, Kaili, Katie today is a surprise for everyone." We’ll be seeing you in 30 minutes #TheBachelor pic.twitter.com/UGBJK0Y1kA— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) January 19, 2021The women and Matt walked in to hear a woman reading an erotic novel at a microphone....
    Getty Devonta Freeman #31 of the New York Giants. The Buffalo Bills are adding a veteran presence to their ailing backfield. The AFC East champions are signing two-time Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman to their practice squad, per Freeman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus (H/T ESPN’s Adam Schefter). The move comes on the heels of Buffalo losing rookie running back Zack Moss to injury in their wild card victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Moss, the Bills’ second-leading rusher, was carted off the field last Saturday after suffering an ankle injury and will miss the remainder of the postseason. A third-round pick out of Utah, Moss amassed 481 rushing yards on 112 attempts (4.3 ypc) and four touchdowns on the ground in 2020. He also chipped in with 14 receptions for 95 yards and another touchdown through the air. Moss’ absence vaults 2019 third-round pick, Singletary, into a nearly every-down role moving forward. The Bills also have T.J. Yeldon, Taiwan Jones and undrafted rookie Antonio Williams on their roster. Williams would have to be called up from the practice squad but ran for...
    THE Bachelor made franchise history on Monday night with not only the first black Bachelor – Matt James – but also with the first hearing-impaired contestant. One of the women vying for Matt’s affections, Abigail Heringer, is the first hearing-impaired person to appear on the reality show in its almost 20 years on the air. 6Season 25 of The Bachelor is making franchise history with first black Bachelor Matt James and the first hearing-impaired contestant, Abigail HeringerCredit: Getty Images - Getty Abigail revealed during the season 25 premiere that she “was born completely deaf,” and she decided to open up a bit more about her hearing loss with Matt as a way to kick things off as personally as possible with him. During their introductory conversation, she told the Bachelor, 29: ”So there's something a little bit different about me, and that is I'm deaf.  “So I'm going to be reading your lips a lot tonight, but thankfully you have really beautiful lips. So I'm not complaining!” He quickly assured her, "I love that,” before adding, ”I'm going to enunciate...
    Musician Keyon Harrold says his 14-year-old son was falsely accused of stealing an iPhone California Gov. Newsom proposes spending $2 billion to help reopen elementary schools Video: Whats the holdup on Jorge Masvidals next UFC fight? It’s coming up on six months since UFC star Jorge Masvidal last fought, and nothing seems to be on the horizon – or, as Colby Covington puts it, “he’s nowhere to be found.” © File photo Jorge Masvidal Back in July, Masvidal lost a unanimous decision to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 after taking the fight on just six days’ notice. Afterward, Masvidal vowed to do “whatever it takes” for another title shot, but he’s been mostly quiet about fighting – even as a showdown with former best friend and fellow top contender Covington makes all the sense in the world. There’s also an impromptu opportunity to step in on short notice and fight top contender Leon Edwards. So what’s the holdup with Masvidal? Could the “BMF” champ be waiting for something bigger? Our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of “Gorgeous” George...
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