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Ex-UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez in talks to sign with WWE

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES -- Cain Velasquez is planning on stepping out of the Octagon and into the pro-wrestling ring for the foreseeable future.Velasquez, the former two-time UFC heavyweight champion, is in advanced talks to sign with WWE, he told ESPN. He made a surprise appearance Friday on WWE SmackDown's FOX premiere at Staples Center, confronting Brock Lesnar in the closing moments of the show. Velasquez said he is not officially
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Emotional Cameron Champ hangs on to win Safeway Open

[ad_1] NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Champ made a 3-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a one-stroke victory over Adam Hadwin on Sunday in the Safeway Open, finishing off an emotional week with his grandfather battling cancer. Three strokes ahead entering the round, Champ had five birdies and overcame a bogey on No. 17 to hold off Hadwin for his second PGA Tour victory. Champ closed with a
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Cameron Champ wins Safeway Open at Silverado

[ad_1] NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Champ made a 3-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a one-stroke victory over Adam Hadwin on Sunday in the Safeway Open, finishing off an emotional week with his grandfather battling cancer. Three strokes ahead entering the round, Champ had five birdies and overcame a bogey on No. 17 to hold off Hadwin for his second PGA Tour victory. Champ closed with a
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Cameron Champ takes 3-shot lead in windy Safeway Open

[ad_1] NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Even as he bolted to the top of the leaderboard at the Safeway Open, Cameron Champ’s mind was elsewhere. Champ’s grandfather, Mack, is in hospice battling stomach cancer and the family has been commuting back and forth between the tournament and his hometown of Sacramento, about 65 miles northeast of Silverado Resort. “It’s been a pretty emotional week,” Champ said Saturday after shooting a bogey-free
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Does a potential World Series champ need a ‘hot’ ace?

[ad_1] We had a small slate of games on Monday, but most of them had some playoff implications. Some thoughts ...Item No. 1: James Paxton tosses another gem. Paxton allowed four hits over 6⅔ scoreless innings as the Yankees blanked the Red Sox 5-0 in the teams' final meeting of 2019. David Ortiz threw out the ceremonial first pitch, but even that wasn't enough to lift the Red Sox, who
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Just one Grand Slam win away from Federer, US Open champ Nadal knows his time is limited

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- After winning his US Open semifinal on Friday, Rafael Nadal was asked if he were eager to win the tournament in order to extend the remarkable streak of Grand Slam success by tennis' Big Three.Puzzled by the question, Nadal replied: "We don't need to hold this era anymore. We have been here for 15 years almost. At some point, sooner than later, this era is going
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Court spikes Saints fan’s lawsuit on NFC champ.

[ad_1] The Louisiana Supreme Court dismissed a New Orleans Saints fans' lawsuit against the NFL over the infamous "no call" in the NFC Championship Game on Friday, meaning commissioner Roger Goodell and game officials will no longer be required to testify.The lawsuit was claiming fraud and conspiracy over the officials' failure to call pass interference in the final minutes of the Saints' loss to the Los Angeles Rams in January.
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UFC 242 Interim lightweight champ Dustin Poirier scouts … himself

[ad_1] In the main event of Saturday's UFC 242, Khabib Nurmagomedov will face Dustin Poirier with the lightweight title on the line. The 30-year-old Nurmagomedov -- the sport's dominant force, who is undefeated and unchallenged thus far in his career -- hasn't fought since defeating former champion Conor McGregor in October.UFC 242 features a champion vs. champion clash, with interim lightweight champ Dustin Poirier taking on world lightweight titleholder Khabib
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UFC 242 A different kind of champ than Conor McGregor? Khabib Nurmagomedov just getting started

[ad_1] On April 7, 2018, the night he became UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov offered a clear message that the shenanigans that had plagued the division for nearly two years were over."I told you guys I'm gonna change this game," Nurmagomedov said after beating Al Iaquinta to win the vacant belt. "Now there is only one champion. No more fake champions. No more champion who never defends his title. Now
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UFC 242 A different kind of champ than Conor? Khabib just getting started

[ad_1] On April 7, 2018, the night he became UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov offered a clear message that the shenanigans that had plagued the 155-pound division for nearly two years were over."I told you guys I'm gonna change this game," Nurmagomedov said after beating Al Iaquinta to win the vacant belt. "Now there is only one champion. No more fake champions. No more champion who never defends his title.