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Ranking the best upcoming fights in MMA, including Edwards-Diaz and Oliveira-Chandler

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Seven championship bouts, with three of those fights for a belt occurring on the same night. Seven former champions trying to climb back toward the top. Old legends hanging on. New faces emerging. Between now and the end of June, there are a lot of must-see moments on the MMA......

Apple announces April 20 event where new iPads and more are expected

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple just announced an April 20 product event where it’s expected to announce new versions of the iPad Pro, AirTags tracking devices and more. The event will start at 1 p.m. ET. Apple could use the event to continue riding......

Everything you need to know about UFC 261: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2

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UFC 261 on April 24 will be the first time Zhang Weili enters the Octagon since a capacity crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas roared in appreciation of her first title defense on March 7, 2020. It will also mark the first time a packed house will be......

Can Smith beat the other 175-pound champs? Heavys beware, youngsters are punching their way through

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12:40 AM ET Ben Baby Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduate Michael Rothstein Close ESPN Staff Writer Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal......

UFC takeaways: Marvin Vettori didn’t lock up title shot; Mackenzie Dern is gaining momentum

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UFC middleweight Marvin Vettori was as dominant as ever with a unanimous decision victory over Kevin Holland in Saturday’s Fight Night main event in Las Vegas. The Italian middleweight had no problem taking Holland to the ground and maintaining control throughout the fight. Mackenzie Dern also had a standout performance......

UFC Fight Night live updates and results: Vettori vs. Holland

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3:25 PM ET Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Marc Raimondi UFC middleweight Kevin Holland agrees — he blew it three weeks ago in Las Vegas. It was his first appearance in a UFC main event,......

Ringside Seat: Joe Smith Jr. earned his way to a light heavyweight title fight, but can he win the belt?

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Joe Smith Jr. did not take the path of least resistance to reach his second shot at a light heavyweight world title. As he prepares to step into the ring on Saturday against Maxim Vlasov at the Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma (10 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN+), with the......

Cat Zingano’s focus is on a title fight against Cris Cyborg; first, she needs to win on Friday

ESPN
Cat Zingano thought it was interesting, if unsurprising, when she found out last month that Miesha Tate would be returning to fighting in the UFC. Zingano beat Tate by third-round TKO in 2013, one of the first fights that shaped the women’s bantamweight division. Then she saw Tate’s return opponent:......

MLB All-Star Game moved to Denver after event pulled out of Atlanta

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell Major League Baseball plans to move its All-Star Game to Denver after the league announced Friday that it was pulling the game out of Atlanta in protest of the state’s new restrictive voting laws. The league is scheduled......

Herring showed he’s a top 130-pounder, but can he beat Stevenson, Valdez?

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6:16 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show In a crossroads fight for Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton, the winner was left looking forward to a world......

Boston Red Sox chairman hopes Covid game cancellations will be a ‘rare event’ this MLB season

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner told CNBC on Thursday he does not expect coronavirus outbreaks to significantly alter the course of the Major League Baseball season. Werner’s comments on “Squawk Box” came on opening day, which marks the start......

Veteran athletes take on the Warrior Games

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Veteran athletes take on the Warrior Games – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Each year, 200 wounded service members and veterans compete in seven Paralympic sports. One of this year’s participants, retired naval aircrewman Brett Parks, tells us how......

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