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UFC ‘troubled’ by Mike Perry’s bar altercation, says fighter will seek counseling

[ad_1] The UFC says it is "troubled" by the actions of fighter Mike Perry, who was involved in a physical altercation at a bar this week that was caught on video in which he also yelled racial slurs.In a statement Thursday, the UFC said Perry has apologized and "committed to immediately seek professional treatment, including substance and behavioral counseling," after a video that showed Perry punching a man at a
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New Jersey suspends betting on Ukrainian table tennis after match-fixing alert

[ad_1] The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on Thursday instructed the state's sportsbooks to suspend betting on all table tennis events in Ukraine or any matches involving six players, after being warned of potential match-fixing.The Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association alerted New Jersey regulators on July 7 of match-fixing concerns regarding Ukrainian table tennis, according to the notice provided to sportsbooks by gaming enforcement and obtained by ESPN."While there
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Brooklyn Nets sign veteran Michael Beasley as substitute player

[ad_1] After officially signing with the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday afternoon, Michael Beasley has made his way to Orlando where he has begun league-mandated quarantine.During a conference call with reporters, general manager Sean Marks said that Beasley arrived at the team's hotel, passed a physical examination and must be test negative for coronavirus for six consecutive days before he is cleared to join the team at practice.The Nets had vacant
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Bengals’ Joe Burrow partners with food pantry for hunger relief fund

[ad_1] Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has partnered with local organizations in southeast Ohio to create a hunger relief fund named in his honor.On Thursday, the Athens County Food Pantry and Foundation for Appalachian Ohio announced the creation of the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund that will serve the region. Between the pantry's donation and a dollar-for-dollar match from the FAO, the fund held $700,000 as of Thursday afternoon."I'm
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Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie’s documentary film company finishes ‘The Meaning of Hitler’

[ad_1] Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie's documentary film company, Play/Action Pictures, on Thursday announced the completion of its inaugural project that has been in the works for three years: "The Meaning of Hitler."Lurie is an executive producer for the film. The threat of white supremacy is a topic that has been important to him for some time and this is an example of his commitment to addressing social issues.The announcement
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Source — Big Ten moving to conference-only model for all sports this fall

[ad_1] 3:18 PM ETHeather DinichCloseESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana UniversityMark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaThe Big Ten decided on Thursday that a conference-only season for all fall sports, including football, is the most likely outcome, a source with knowledge of the discussions told ESPN.If college football can be
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MLB umpires union distances itself from Joe West’s opinion on coronavirus

[ad_1] In the aftermath of comments made by veteran umpire Joe West, the Major League Baseball Umpires Association on Thursday issued a statement saying that "recent public comments" do not reflect its stance regarding the coronavirus pandemic."Our nation, and the world, has suffered greatly from this deadly virus," said the union's statement, which did not mention West by name. "In the midst of continued suffering, umpires are attempting to do
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ACC delaying start of all fall sports until at least Sept. 1

[ad_1] The ACC will delay the start of competition for all fall sports until at least Sept. 1, the league announced Thursday. The move, which follows a similar decision by the Patriot League, will affect several sports, including soccer and field hockey, but not football.The decision was unanimously approved by the ACC board of directors.2 RelatedThe league said that affected games might be rescheduled and that there's an understanding that
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Lindy Ruff to be Devils coach, Tom Fitzgerald GM

[ad_1] The New Jersey Devils are hiring veteran coach Lindy Ruff to take over one of the NHL's youngest teams and removing the interim tag off Tom Fitzgerald's title as general manager, according to multiple reports.The Devils have scheduled a 1 p.m. ET conference call.NHL Network was first to report the Devils' plans to hire the New York Rangers assistant coach on Wednesday night.Ruff would replace interim coach Alain Nasreddine,
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Tiger Woods to return to PGA Tour action next week at Memorial Tournament

[ad_1] It's been a long wait, but Tiger Woods will finally make his first PGA Tour appearance since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at next week's Memorial Tournament.Woods announced his commitment via Twitter on Thursday morning and will play an official event for the first time since Feb. 16 -- the final round of the Genesis Invitational, where he shot 77 and finished last among those who made the