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Ngannou says America great again – with an Usman win

The UFC’s 12th and final pay-per-view of the year takes place Saturday with UFC 245, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series returns to get you ready. UFC 245 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+. In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman attempts to defend his belt against Colby Covington
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Terence Crawford vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas predictions — Who will win?

Welterweight world titleholder Terence Crawford puts his WBO belt on the line against Egidijus Kavaliauskas and Teofimo Lopez goes for his first world title against IBF lightweight titlist Richard Commey on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET).At this point, the only question worth asking is: Who will win?Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs), who has won nine of his last 10 fights by stoppage, won the
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Angels’ quest to win now begins with Anthony Rendon

SAN DIEGO -- It was nearly a decade ago that the Los Angeles Angels missed out on the third baseman they so desperately coveted. Their owner, Arte Moreno, made a strong push for Adrian Beltre following the 2010 season, only to see him choose the division-rival Texas Rangers instead. It proved to be a devastating blow. The Rangers made the playoffs in four of the next six seasons, advancing all
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Germaine de Randamie won’t accept GOAT status with title win

Most would agree defeating a UFC champ-champ would elevate a fighter’s status in the fight game, butGermaine de Randamie sees things differently. The Dutch fighter, who’s set to challenge UFC women’s featherweight and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes for her 135-pound belt at UFC 245, wouldn’t put herself in the greatest of all-time discussion if victorious against Nunes (18-4 MMA, 11-1 UFC) this Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The
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Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s raucous homecoming after UFC DC win

Saturday night, Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s out-of-nowhere finish of Alistair Overeem was met with a loud ovation from those in attendance at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C. Down on all three judges’ scorecards and with the clock winding down, Rozenstruik (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) finished Overeem (45-18 MMA, 11-7 UFC) with an overhand right. The stoppage came at 4:56 of Round 5. However, the praise Rozenstruik received in Capital One
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Liverpool advance to the knockouts, show why they could be favourites to win everything

SALZBURG, Austria -- Jurgen Klopp admitted to being "tense" ahead of Liverpool's Champions League Group E clash with FC Salzburg, but as it turned out, he had nothing to worry about in a 2-0 win.There was to be no humiliation in the Austrian Alps as Liverpool marched on in pursuit of a sackful of trophies this season. Having weathered a first-half storm against Salzburg to ultimately coast to victory, Liverpool
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Liverpool’s Champions League hopes saved in 100 seconds as Mo Salah seals win against Red Bull Salzburg

The Champions League holder had needed a draw against Red Bull Salzburg to guarantee its place in the last 16, but until second-half goals from Naby Keita and Mo Salah eventually secured a 2-0 win on Tuesday, there was a palpable sense that Liverpool was living just a bit too close to the edge for its liking.Nerves frayed as Salah missed chance after chance. They frayed even more as Salzburg
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Joe Solecki says he felt like a veteran fighter in dominant UFC DC win

WASHINGTON – Joe Solecki beat Matt Wiman with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C. Take a look inside the fight with Solecki, who picked up a dominant win over a veteran in his UFC debut. Result: Joe Solecki def. Matt Wiman via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)Updated records: Solecki (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Wiman (16-9 MMA, 10-7 UFC)Key stat: Solecki
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Ben Rothwell apologetic, but happy, after controversial win

WASHINGTON – Ben Rothwell snapped his three-fight losing streak, but admitted he had to temper his celebrations after his victory over Stefan Struve came in somewhat controversial fashion. Rothwell (37-12 MMA, 7-6 UFC) had already been warned for a low blow after he connected with a kick to Struve’s groin in the first round that forced the towering Dutchman to use almost all of his allotted five-minute injury timeout in