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Tickets on sale this week for UFC on ESPN 8 in Ohio

In March, the UFC returns to Ohio for the first time since 2016, and tickets go on sale for the card this week. “UFC on ESPN 8: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik” takes place March 28 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. A key heavyweight matchup headlines the card, with heavy-handed knockout artists Francis Ngannou (14-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and Jairzinho Rozenstruik (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) set to clash in the main
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Now is the right time to remember Kobe Bryant’s life — all of it

On Sunday evening, Alicia Keys spent her first moments as host of the Grammy Awards honoring Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who were among the nine people killed in a helicopter crash that morning in Calabasas, California."We're all feeling crazy sadness right now," Keys said on stage at Staples Center, the Lakers' home for the majority of Bryant's remarkable 20-year NBA career. "Earlier today, Los Angeles, America and
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Fernando Alonso targeting F1 return to complete ‘unfinished business’

Fernando Alonso is targeting a return to Formula One next year and is confident he will win the championship given the right car.Alonso left the series at the end of 2018 after four seasons with McLaren failed to yield results. Since then, he has won the Le Mans 24 Hours twice, become WEC champion, returned to the Indy 500 and competed in the Dakar Rally.But above all else, he wants
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New Zealand’s Super Over heartbreaks

[ad_1] Ian Smith might as well author a book on New Zealand's tryst with Super Overs. Kane Williamson's men have featured in three Super Overs in the last year including the historic 2019 World Cup final. On each occasion New Zealand have lost, the last two coming in T20I series at home against England and India. So imagine the state of Smith's heart, having commentated on each of the games,
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Inside the NHL’s nastiest feud

The NHL's Battle of Alberta between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers has been reignited, thanks in part to the personal feud between Flames pest (and NHL All-Star!) Matthew Tkachuk and Oilers tough guy Zack Kassian.The next two rounds are slated for Wednesday night in Edmonton and Saturday in Calgary (streaming live on ESPN+) -- and the fact that both teams are in contention for playoff spots ramps up the
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‘I see a lot of holes’ in Conor McGregor’s game

When it comes to breaking down his potential opponents, Jorge Masvidal has it all boiled down to a basic equation. The UFC’s “BMF” champion appeared on “The Rich Eisen Show” in Miami on Tuesday, where he explained how he takes a mathematical approach to his upcoming bouts, including a potential matchup with Conor McGregor. “If you don’t know too much about fighting, it might sound cocky, but a good football
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College basketball’s 12 most absurd box scores of the season

7:00 AM ETJohn GasawayESPN Insider CloseESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street JournalI love box scores. They don't tell us everything about a game, of course, and they can even be misleading.You do have to watch the game to capture the full story. Still, think of how often you see coaches at halftime or in the
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Dominic Thiem knocks out top seed Rafael Nadal at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Outplayed at his own brand of physical tennis for much of the match, Rafael Nadal finally claimed a set to try to start a comeback against Dominic Thiem.Nadal marked the moment by hopping in a crouch at the baseline and vigorously pumping his right arm four times.Soon, though, he was back in trouble. And eventually, his bid to tie Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles
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UFC Norfolk poster touts title fight: Benavidez or Figueiredo?

Will the third time be the charm for Joseph Benavidez? There’s no denying Benavidez is one of the best to ever do it in the flyweight division. But in two tries, a UFC title has eluded him thanks to Demetrious Johnson. The two fought for the inaugural UFC 125-pound belt in 2012, but Johnson took a split decision at UFC 152. A little more than a year later, the two
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‘I thought we were down and out’ – Virat Kohli

[ad_1] Virat Kohli thought India were "down and out" in the last over of the game before the Super Over, when New Zealand needed only three to win from five balls. Ross Taylor started the last over by striking a Mohammed Shami full toss for six before taking a single, and New Zealand scored only one run - a bye - off the next three balls. Taylor was then bowled