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Breaking down the PFL heavyweight and light heavyweight playoffs

[ad_1] All six PFL playoff brackets are set, with the heavyweights and light heavyweights whittled down to their respective top eights on Thursday.PFL 6 provided clarity in the postseason picture. Denis Goltsov, in his first PFL season, is the top seed at heavyweight and the clear favorite. Emiliano Sordi stepped up and earned the No. 1 seed at light heavyweight courtesy of two finishes in the regular season.The quarterfinals and
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Murray not concerned about lack of scheme reps

[ad_1] GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It doesn't matter to Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray that he won't run his offensive scheme in its entirety during the preseason.He believes the Cardinals will still be ready Week 1 against the Detroit Lions because of how well he knows the system because he's been running a version of it every season since eighth grade."I know it'll work against teams," Murray said. "It's hard
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Reds rookie Aquino sets MLB mark with HR No. 8

[ad_1] WASHINGTON -- The Punisher has punished again.Cincinnati Reds rookie Aristides Aquino went deep against the Washington Nationals on Monday night, making him the first player in MLB history to hit eight home runs in his first 12 career games.Aquino's latest blast came on a mammoth solo shot against Nats reliever Tanner Rainey. With two outs in the top of the eighth inning of Cincy's 7-4 loss, the 25-year old
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Reds claim SS Galvis off waivers from Blue Jays

[ad_1] The Cincinnati Reds have claimed infielder Freddy Galvis off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays, the National League team announced Monday.Cincinnati's Amir Garrett will begin serving his eight-game suspension on Monday to make room for Galvis on the 25-man roster.Galvis, 29, was hitting .267 with 18 homers and 54 RBIs for Toronto this season. By waiving him, the Jays will be able to give more playing time to rookies
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Louisiana Gov. working on extending Saints lease

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. -- Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the state is working on lease extensions with the New Orleans Saints designed to keep the NFL club in the Superdome for up to 30 additional years.Edwards, who attended Saints training camp on Monday, says lease talks are running in conjunction with plans for "extensive and needed" Superdome renovations.The Saints moved from Tulane Stadium into the state-owned Superdome in 1975,
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Torres hits historic 13th homer vs. O’s this year

[ad_1] New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres continued his decimation of the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, hitting a 3-run shot in the sixth inning that moved him into Major League Baseball's record books.The home run in Game 2 of a doubleheader was his second of the game and gave him 13 total homers against the Orioles this season. The 22-year-old also hit a homer earlier in Game 1 on Monday.HR
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23 MMA thoughts, including why a Shevchenko-Nunes trilogy can wait

[ad_1] It's Monday -- time for another edition of Ariel Helwani's MMA Show, which airs live starting at 1 p.m. ET on Twitter and YouTube. After it ends, you can listen to the show via the ESPN podcast center.If we're being 100 percent honest with ourselves, this hasn't been a banner year for UFC pay-per-views. We've had some good fights here and there but no real blockbuster card just yet.That's
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Daniel Cormier – After Stipe Miocic, it’s Jon Jones or retirement

[ad_1] The latest episode of Ariel Helwani's MMA Show on Monday featured a dominant UFC champion, multiple top trainers and prospects as well as one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters ever.Here's what you might have missed:Cormier is only open to Jones trilogy after Miocic boutUFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who fights former titleholder Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 241, said he is comfortable leaving mixed martial arts
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U.S. planning bid to host 2027 Women’s World Cup

[ad_1] The United States is making plans to bid for the hosting rights to the 2027 Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro indicated on Monday.Cordeiro was speaking on a conference call with reporters in which he announced that Kate Markgraf has been named GM of the U.S. women's national team while Earnie Stewart had been promoted from his GM position with the U.S. men to be the
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Zimmer open to punter/kicker Vedvik doing both

[ad_1] EAGAN, Minn. -- The NFL hasn't seen a full-time combo kicker since Frank Corral handled all aspects of kicking and punting for the Los Angeles Rams in 1981.The Minnesota Vikings have routinely allotted two roster spots for their specialists who handle kicking and punting duties. But after sending a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens in a trade for Kaare Vedvik on Sunday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said