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Walt Harris Loses Match Against Alistair Overeem By TKO In Emotional Return To UFC

Walt Harris Loses Match Against Alistair Overeem By TKO In Emotional Return To UFC

In his first UFC fight since the death of his stepdaughter, Walt Harris was defeated by Alistair Overeem in the second round of UFC’s Fight Night main event on Saturday.  It was an emotional return for the heavyweight fighter known as The Big Ticket, who pointed to the sky and proudly showed off a “Fighting […]

Pioneering NFL Sportscaster Phyllis George Dies At Age 70

Pioneering NFL Sportscaster Phyllis George Dies At Age 70

Phyllis George, a former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on the CBS program The NFL Today, as well as serving as the first lady of Kentucky, has passed away at the age of 70.  A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky hospital after a long fight with a […]

Man Arrested After Bomb Threat At Darlington Raceway

Man Arrested After Bomb Threat At Darlington Raceway

A South Carolina man has been arrested after an investigation into threatening messages left at Darlington Raceway, The suspect, Michael Avin, has been charged with possession, threatened or attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction for act of terrorism, not resulting in death. He was awaiting a bond hearing and being held in custody […]

Pittsburgh Penguins Forward Dominik Simon Out At Least Six Months Due To Shoulder Surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins Forward Dominik Simon Out At Least Six Months Due To Shoulder Surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Dominik Simon will be out at least six to seven months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, the team announced on Thursday. Simon initially hurt the shoulder in a loss to the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 29 and underwent surgery on April 29. The surgery […]

Major League Soccer Looking At Having All Teams Play In Orlando Florida

Major League Soccer Looking At Having All Teams Play In Orlando Florida

Major League Soccer is planing to return, with the league proposing a summer tournament in Florida involving all 26 team. The proposal calls for players and coaches to head to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando to begin training on June 1, with the tournament — involving matches without fans — set […]

Los Angeles Rams Unveil New Uniforms For 2020

Los Angeles Rams Unveil New Uniforms For 2020

The Los Angeles Rams unveiled new uniforms Wednesday, ahead of their move into SoFi Stadium this year.  Two of the Rams’ three new uniform looks are broadly similar to their primary royal-blue-and-yellow uniform from 1973-99. The Rams have added distinct creases to the horn on their famous blue helmets, which now have a metallic sheen. […]

U.S. Calls Off 2020 Gymnastics National Championships

U.S. Calls Off 2020 Gymnastics National Championships

USA Gymnastics has called off its premier events this year including June’s national championships due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Tuesday. The championships were scheduled for June 4-7 in Fort Worth, Texas, but will instead be held June 3-6, 2021.m The U.S. Classic, previously set to take place on May 23 in Hartford, […]

Sports Academy Retiring ‘Mamba’ From Name

Sports Academy Retiring ‘Mamba’ From Name

The Mamba Sports Academy is retiring “Mamba” from its name, out of respect for the late Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant. The Mamba Sports Academy was launched in 2018 as a joint athletic training business venture with Bryant and Sports Academy CEO Chad Faulkner. The name will change back to The Sports Academy on […]

Tua Tagovailoa Signs $30.275 Million, 4-Year Deal With Miami Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa Signs $30.275 Million, 4-Year Deal With Miami Dolphins

On Monday, Tua Tagovailoa signed a $30.275 million, four-year guaranteed contract with the Miami Dolphins. The contract includes a $19.6 million signing bonus. Last month the Dolphins selected Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick in the draft, with the hopes that he’ll recover fully from a hip injury that ended his Alabama career in mid-November. […]

NASCAR Preparing For Return This Sunday At Darlington, South Carolina

NASCAR Preparing For Return This Sunday At Darlington, South Carolina

While most sports are still under lockdown with no set plans to restart their seasons, NASCAR is getting ready to go live. With approval from two state governors, NASCAR has scheduled seven races in 11 days at Darlington and Charlotte. No fans will be present at the races. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced last […]