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Former heavyweight boxing champion Shannon Briggs signs deal with Bare Knuckle FC

The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has added an aging heavyweight powerhouse to its roster with the announcement on Monday that the promotion has struck a deal with Shannon Briggs. Briggs is a former boxing heavyweight world champion and is also a one-time holder of the sport's lineal title.Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KOs), 48, is most famous for winning the lineal heavyweight title with a slightly controversial majority decision over George Foreman
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Commissioner Adam Silver does not expect to make any decisions on NBA season until at least May

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver does not expect any decisions to be made until at least May about the possible resumption of the 2019-20 season, saying the coronavirus pandemic simply makes it too difficult to project what will happen next.Silver spoke on Monday on the NBA's Twitter account as part of the league's new NBATogether initiative, in a conversation hosted by Turner Sports' Ernie Johnson.2 Related"Essentially, what I've told my folks
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U.S. prosecutors allege bribes, illegal payments in ’22 World Cup vote

Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.- Stream new episodes of ESPN FC Monday-Friday on ESPN+- Stream every episode of 30 for 30: Soccer Stories on ESPN+An indictment
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Kurkjian — Late HOFer Al Kaline could do everything on the diamond

With the news of Hall of Famer Al Kaline's passing away at the age of 85 on Monday, Tim Kurkjian looks at the life of the Detroit Tigers great.Al Kaline, at age 75, still looked elegant and regal and athletic as he pulled on his famous uniform No. 6 before a workout in spring training at TigerTown several years ago. As he sat quietly in a corner locker, virtually every
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Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu completes sweep of major honors with John R. Wooden Award

6:09 PM ETGraham HaysESPN.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.Oregon senior Sabrina Ionescu completed a clean sweep of the major individual honors in women's college basketball by winning the John R. Wooden Award on Monday.The Wooden Award is given annually to the nation's most outstanding player.Ionescu is the sixth woman to win the Wooden multiple times, joining Seimone Augustus,
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UFC 249 — Will abbreviated camp hurt Justin Gaethje? Does winner get Khabib?

Justin Gaethje's tweet Monday after news broke that he signed to fight Tony Ferguson in the main event of UFC 249 reflected his understanding of his reality and the spirt that makes him one of the most feared fighters in the UFC.The G-rated version of his tweet was: I'm terrified, and I love it.Who wouldn't be terrified? He hardly has any time to prepare for a guy on a 12-fight
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Why Drew McIntyre stored WWE title away until WrestleMania victory aired

Drew McIntyre made his WWE debut in 2007 at the age of 22. He was eventually dubbed the "chosen one" by Vince McMahon. But during his first run with the company he was never fully able to tap into his deep well of potential. McIntyre won the Intercontinental championship and had a tag team title reign along the way, but after sliding into an entertaining lower-card act in 3MB, he
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Nebraska expels two former Cornhuskers after violations of the school’s sexual misconduct policy

The University of Nebraska expelled two former football players after a school investigator last year found them responsible for violating the school's sexual misconduct policy, according to a document obtained by ESPN.In a letter obtained by ESPN, the university conduct board said the expulsion of two unnamed respondents was effective April 3. A university spokeswoman confirmed Monday that the players involved were redshirt freshmen Katerian LeGrone and Andre Hunt.The March
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UFC 249 — Breaking down Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje

Tony Ferguson wanted a shot at the lightweight title, but he'll have to settle for a chance at the interim belt. Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA TODAY SportsEditor's note: This has been updated after the news Monday that Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje are signed to fight at UFC 249 on April 18 for the interim lightweight belt.UFC president Dana White provided some clarity Monday, stating who will fight in the main event
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Dana White says Tony Ferguson-Justin Gaethje to headline UFC 249

UFC 249 has a new headliner.With Khabib Nurmagomedov in Russia and facing potential travel issues, Tony Ferguson will now meet Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 249 on April 18, UFC president Dana White tweeted Monday. The fight is "signed" and "100%" on, White wrote.The fight is signed and is 100% ON LIVE on ESPN somewhere on EARTH!!!! 😃@TonyFergusonXT vs @Justin_Gaethje is LIVE on @espn+ PPV April 18th