Month: January 2020

5:13 PM ET Big Ten Conference athletic directors are supporting a one-time transfer exemption for all sports, which would allow college athletes to move from one Division I school to another without sitting out a year, Oho State AD Gene Smith told ESPN. The league last year formally introduced a proposal for a one-time transfer
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4:44 PM ET Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal is the fight the UFC wants. Now there is a targeted date for that potential clash as well. UFC president Dana White said Friday on “The Jim Rome Show” that the promotion is targeting Usman to defend his welterweight title against Masvidal in July. The bout has
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4:15 PM ET UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili, who is scheduled to defend her title at UFC 248 on March 7 in Las Vegas, is working on getting out of her home country as soon as possible. Weili, who trains out of Beijing, originally planned to finish her entire fight camp in China, but is
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3:37 PM ET Graeme McDowell faces a possible one-stroke penalty over the weekend at the Saudi International due to a slow play violation during Friday’s second round – a violation that was caused in part because he agreed to do an on-course television interview. McDowell, who tied for the first-round lead at the European Tour
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3:24 PM ET A pair of UFC veterans — Diego Sanchez and Ovince Saint Preux — were given retroactive three-month suspensions by USADA on Friday for anti-doping violations. Sanchez tested positive for the banned substances ostarine and S-23, while Saint Preux failed for ostarine, di-hydroxy-LGD-4033 (a metabolite of LGD-4033), as well as GW1516 sulfone and
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2:49 PM ET Ronda Rousey has never said she won’t return to the UFC. The word “retirement” has not come out of her mouth. But the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion said this week that she no longer feels any kind of pressure to return and prove herself as the best women’s MMA fighter ever.
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2:06 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Left-handers Derek Holland and Robbie Erlin have agreed to minor league contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates along with catcher Andrew Susac and outfielder Charlie Tilson. All four will report to big league spring training, the Pirates said Friday. The 33-year-old Holland is 78-78 with a 4.54 ERA in
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