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Sources: Dos Santos, Overeem released by UFC

ESPN
The UFC has released two of its most popular heavyweight fighters. Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos were recently informed by the promotion that they were being released, sources confirmed with ESPN on Wednesday night. Dos Santos posted about his release on his Instagram account earlier Wednesday, while MMA Junkie......

Melvin Capital posts return of more than 20% in February, sources say

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gabe Plotkin, chief investment officer and portfolio manager of Melvin Capital Management LP, speaks during the Sohn Investment Conference in New York, May 6, 2019. Alex Flynn | Bloomberg | Getty Images The hedge fund at the center of the......

Rockets land at Iraqi air base hosting U.S., coalition forces: security sources

Reuters
(Reuters) – Several rockets landed on Wednesday at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base that hosts United States, coalition and Iraqi forces, two security sources said. No casualties have been reported so far, the sources said. It was the second rocket attack in Iraq this month and came two days before......

Trump received COVID-19 vaccine at White House in January, sources say

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Former President Trump and former first lady Melania Trump were vaccinated at the White House in January, two sources confirm to CBS News. It’s not clear why the former president made no public remarks about his coronavirus vaccination, given......

Sources: Bartomeu arrested in Barca raids

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6:08 AM ET Moises Llorens Sam Marsden Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, the club’s CEO Oscar Grau and head of legal services Roman Gomez Ponti have been arrested following a raid at the club’s offices on Monday, sources told ESPN. Police arrived at Barca’s offices to search for evidence......

Sources: Simons, Stanley, Toppin in dunk contest

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons and Indiana Pacers rookie Cassius Stanley are expected to join New York Knicks rookie Obi Toppin in the slam dunk contest, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday. The NBA is continuing a recent trend of highlighting some of the league’s younger players in......

Sources: Rockets’ Oladipo turns down 2-year deal

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Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo recently turned down a two-year, $45.2 million maximum contract extension, the most the franchise could offer him before summer free agency, sources told ESPN. As expected, Oladipo is pursuing a longer-term deal, sources said, something that the collective bargaining agreement doesn’t allow the Rockets to......

Sources: Royals to give Dozier 4-year extension

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11:03 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Third baseman Hunter Dozier and the Kansas City Royals are in agreement on a four-year, $25 million contract extension that includes a fifth-year option for $10 million,......

Exclusive: Mexico’s president expected to ask Biden to share U.S. vaccines, say sources

Reuters
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is expected to ask President Joe Biden to consider sharing part of the U.S. coronavirus vaccine supply with its poorer southern neighbor when the two leaders hold a virtual summit on Monday, U.S. and Mexican officials said. FILE PHOTO: Then-U.S.......

Sources: Holiday should play Sunday for Bucks

ESPN
After missing 10 consecutive games, Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday is likely to return to the lineup against the visiting LA Clippers on Sunday, sources told ESPN. The Bucks have been largely inconsistent without Holiday, who has been out for three weeks as part of the league’s health and safety......

Sources: Siakam out final 3 games of 1st half

ESPN
Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam is expected to remain in the league’s health and safety protocol through the All-Star break, missing the final three games of the first half, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Siakam sat out Friday’s victory over Houston in the protocol. The Raptors were without Siakam and......

FBI identifies suspect in death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, sources say

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The theory, as CNN has reported, is that Sicknick became ill from bear spray used by the mob that attacked the Capitol on January 6, and video evidence CNN previously reported on appears to show the attack that could......

Sources: Jazz working with NBA on bigotry probe

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The Utah Jazz are cooperating with an NBA investigation into former guard Elijah Millsap’s allegation that executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey made bigoted comments during a 2015 end-of-season meeting, sources told ESPN. The probe will include the sharing of detailed notes taken in the April 2015 meeting......

Sources: NFLPA tells agents to ‘collude’ on offers

ESPN
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told NFL player agents Thursday that they should work together during the upcoming free agency period to ensure that teams aren’t taking advantage of the reduced 2021 salary cap to limit player salaries, a source who was on the videoconference told ESPN. Speaking on the......

Sources: Figueiredo-Moreno title rematch June 12

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The UFC flyweight title rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno is scheduled for June 12, sources told ESPN on Thursday. A location for the event, which is expected to be UFC 263, isn’t set yet. In December, Figueiredo (20-1-1) and Moreno (18-5-2) fought to an exhilarating draw that was......

Sources: J.J. Watt has offers from multiple teams

ESPN
Free agent defensive lineman J.J. Watt has received contract offers from multiple teams, league sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Multiple sources told Russini that the most lucrative offer Watt currently has on the table is believed to be worth between $15 million and $16 million. The Browns are among the......

Petrobras gets single offer from SBM for Mero 4 oil platform – sources

Reuters
A man walks past the headquarters of Brazilian oil company Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 22, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras received only one proposal, from Holland’s SBM Offshore, in a bid to contract construction of the Mero 4 oil......

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