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Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie final faceoff

By: Ken Hathaway | December 13, 2019 7:53 pm LAS VEGAS – The final women’s UFC title bout of the year takes place Saturday when Amanda Nunes puts her bantamweight title on the line against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245. After both fighters made weight on Friday morning, Nunes (18-4 MMA, 11-1 UFC) and de Randamie (9-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will rematch in the featured bout of UFC 245.
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Injured Yoenis Cespedes agrees to pay cut in grievance settlement

NEW YORK -- Yoenis Cespedes' salary for 2019 was cut in half and his pay for 2020 significantly reduced as part of a settlement of a grievance between the injured outfielder and the New York Mets.Cespedes agreed to a $110 million, four-year contract in December 2016 but hasn't played since July 20, 2018. The outfielder had surgery to remove bone calcification from his right heel on Aug. 2, 2018, and
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USC gets notice of allegations from NCAA tied to federal probe

USC officials acknowledged Friday that the university has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA regarding alleged violations in its men's basketball program.Sources previously told ESPN that USC was one of several Division I program under investigation by the NCAA because of alleged rules violations that surfaced during two recent federal criminal cases in the Southern District of New York.In a statement on Friday, USC officials said the notice
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Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski final faceoff

LAS VEGAS – The UFC’s most active male champion, Max Holloway, returns to action on Saturday at UFC 245 as he meet his latest featherweight title challenger in the form of streaking contender Alexander Volkanovski. After both men successfully made weight on Friday morning, Holloway (21-4 MMA, 17-4 UFC) and Volkanovski (20-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) closed out promotional duties with a final staredown at UFC 245 ceremonial weigh-ins. It’s been a
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‘Strong possibility’ of heavyweight move after UFC 247

Could Jon Jones finally be making his move to the heavyweight division following his next UFC light heavyweight title defense against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247? Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) said he was ready to pull the trigger for his first fight of 2020, so he definitely sees it on the horizon. “I think it’s a very strong possibility,” Jones told reporters, including MMA Junkie, at Friday’s UFC 247
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Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington weigh-in faceoff

LAS VEGAS – The pre-fight hype between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington is officially in the books as the fighters came face-to-face one last time on Friday at UFC 245 ceremonial weigh-ins. After making weight on Friday morning, Usman (15-1 MMA, 10-0 UFC) and Covington (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) had a final staredown ahead of their welterweight championship bout, which headlines Saturday’s card at T-Mobile Arena. It airs on pay-per-view
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‘Strong possibility’ I fight at heavyweight in 2020

LAS VEGAS -- Jon Jones' jump to the heavyweight division could happen sooner rather than later, and possibly as early as after his next title defense.Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion, said at a news conference Friday that it was a "very strong possibility" he will move divisions after fighting Dominick Reyes in the main event of UFC 247 on Feb. 8 in Houston."I think it's a very strong possibility
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Jon Jones, Dominick Reyes talk lots in first staredown

LAS VEGAS – Promotional efforts for February’s UFC 247 kicked off today with tickets going on sale to the public and the key fighters participating in a press conference. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) and top contender Dominick Reyes (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC), who meet in the main event, were in attendance, as were women’s flyweight titleholder Valentina Shevchenko (18-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and challenger Katlyn
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Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom diagnosed with rare bone cancer, to miss season

Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, and is expected to miss the rest of the 2019-20 season, the team announced Friday.Lindblom, 23, will undergo further testing and evaluation next week and then begin treatment. The cancer was diagnosed by specialists at the University of Pennsylvania.Ewing's sarcoma grows in the bones, or around the soft tissue around the bones. It