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Curtis Blaydes outwrestles Alexander Volkov to win by unanimous decision

[ad_1] Curtis Blaydes' nickname is "Razor." But there was nothing close about his fight with Alexander Volkov, especially early on.Blaydes used takedown after takedown to ground the much taller Volkov in a unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-46) victory Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. The bout was a pivotal one in the UFC's heavyweight division.Blaydes scored 14 takedowns in total, setting the record
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Reyna the ‘American Dream’ has bright future

[ad_1] Erling Haaland has said his Borussia Dortmund teammate Gio Reyna is the "American Dream," adding that he "has a huge future in front of him."The two attackers linked up for Dortmund's first goal in the 2-0 win at Leipzig, which secured Dortmund second place in the Bundesliga.- Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)- Insider Notebook: Top clubs face scramble to renew contacts Haaland, 19, scored both goals
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UFC Fight Night — Josh Emmett, Shane Burgos live up to the hype with epic brawl

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- Going into Saturday's UFC Fight Night, the MMA world was abuzz over a featherweight co-main event between Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos. And boy, did it live up to the hype.Emmett (16-2) and Burgos (13-2) combined for an incredibly entertaining affair inside the UFC's Apex facility, with Emmett ultimately pulling off a unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 29-28 for Emmett, following an exhilarating
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NSAC to probe Max Rohskopf’s corner over refusal to stop fight

[ad_1] The Nevada State Athletic Commission said it will look into a controversial sequence of events that occurred during Saturday's UFC fight between Max Rohskopf and Austin Hubbard.Rohskopf, a previously undefeated prospect who accepted a short-notice fight against Hubbard five days ago, repeatedly told his chief cornerman, Robert Drysdale, to end the fight going into the third and final round.Drysdale refused to heed his fighter's pleas, however, and was ready
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Haley wins at Talladega for first Xfinity Series victory

[ad_1] TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Justin Haley took the lead on the final lap — with help from Kaulig Racing teammate Ross Chastain — and held on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway for his first Xfinity Series victory. Haley passed Jeb Burton, who held the lead on a restart with three laps to go, on the outside with a push from Chastain and finished 0.299 seconds ahead. Haley also won the
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MLBPA delays vote on proposal in wake of outbreaks at training facilities

[ad_1] Major League Baseball players won't vote on the league's latest proposal to return to the field until they collect new data regarding testing for COVID-19 after several recent outbreaks at training facilities and in major league cities, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.A vote could have taken place Sunday but now could be delayed a day or two. The executive board met Saturday.2 RelatedAll MLB training camps have
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UFC Fight Night Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov — live results, analysis

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- From the beginning of 2018 until today -- a span that encompasses 30 months -- the UFC has promoted exactly four heavyweight title fights. In other words, not even two per year.That kind of inactivity at the top of a weight class produced a logjam -- a bottleneck of contenders impatiently waiting for an opportunity to vie for a UFC title. And perhaps no heavyweight has
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‘An absolute zoo’: Positive test, busy island rattle golf

[ad_1] HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Carlos Ortiz headed for dinner near the Harbour Town lighthouse and it felt like old times, which didn’t necessarily mean good times. This idyllic island is a summer destination, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s a 30-minute wait, and once you get in there, there’s no social distancing, packed tables right next to each other, kids running around,” Ortiz said Saturday at the
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Jim Kiick, who won two Super Bowls with Miami Dolphins, dies at 73

[ad_1] Former Miami Dolphins running back Jim Kiick has died at the age of 73, the team announced Saturday.Kiick was a vital member of the perfect 1972 Dolphins team that went 17-0 and won Super Bowl VII and the group that repeated the following year winning Super Bowl VIII.Known for his versatility as a runner and a receiver, Kiick was part of a three-headed backfield with Larry Csonka and Mercury
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Eagles’ Dallas Goedert ‘fine’ after being sucker-punched at restaurant

[ad_1] Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert was taken to the hospital after being sucker-punched at a South Dakota restaurant Friday night, a league source confirmed.He has since returned home and is "fine," a source said.NJ.com first reported the incident.Goedert, 25, is entering his third season in the NFL. He finished second on the team in receptions (58), receiving yards (607) and receiving touchdowns (5) last season, behind fellow tight