UFC 220 Miocic vs. Ngannou: Betting Preview, Odds, Trends, Card Analysis - 58分前  Bleacher Report

It takes a special kind of fighter to enter the Octagon as a solid favorite against a defending champion in the UFC, but that is the case for Francis Ngannou (11-1) as he prepares to take on heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic (17-2) in the main event at UFC 220 this Saturday at TD Garden in Boston. Ngannou is listed as a -175 betting favorite (bet $175 to win $100) against Miocic at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. The 31-year-old, who was born in Cameroon and later moved to France, has been one of the promotion's biggest surprises since making his UFC debut on December 19, 2015. Ngannou is a p...more
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Yasmany Tomas Arrested for Criminal Speeding After Allegedly Driving 105 MPH - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was reportedly arrested Thursday and charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding. KTAR News reported the news, noting he was allegedly driving 105 mph but was not impaired. KTAR News noted Arizona law says drivers can be arrested if they travel faster than 85 mph on any road. Drivers can have their license suspended for the reckless driving or criminal speeding charge, but the latter brings a maximum sentence of up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. "We are very disappointed to learn of this news," a Diamondbacks spokesperson said, per KTA...more
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NBA All-Star Game 2018 Rosters: Captains, Starters and Voting Results Revealed - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currywere selected by fans, players and media members as the two captains for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles after they topped the voting in the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively. The complete pool of starters, which was revealed Thursday evening, can be viewed below: Eastern Conference Backcourt: Kyrie Irving, G, Boston Celtics (24.1 PPG, 5.0 AST, 47.3 FG%) Backcourt: DeMar DeRozan, G, Toronto Raptors (25.2 PPG, 5.0 AST, 48.0 FG%) Frontcourt: LeBron James, F, Cleveland Cavaliers...more
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Tyler Hilinski's Death Officially Ruled a Suicide by Coroner - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

The death of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has officially been ruled a suicide. Per Stefanie Loh of theSeattle Times, the Whitman County Coroner issued an official statement about Hilinski's death after concluding its investigation: This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Interested in Shock Peter Crouch Move - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Chelsea are reportedly interested in making a shock move for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch before the January transfer window closes. The Blues are keen to bring in a back-up to Alvaro Morata and have inquired as to the 36-year-old's availability, according to Sam Wallace at TheTelegraph. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in thenew B/R app. Get the app and get the game.
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Marco Asensio's Last-Minute Goal Gives Real Madrid Copa Del Rey Win vs. Leganes - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Real Madrid took the upper hand in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final clash against Leganes and will return to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu with a 1-0 lead running in their favour. The two teams almost ran to a draw before Marco Asensio rose to save Real's blushes thanks to his 90th-minute golazo, scoring with only his side's third shot on target. Leganes will travel to Spain's capital for the second-leg meeting at the Bernabeu on Jan. 24. Just as he did for the round-of-16 run-in with second-tier Numancia, Real manager Zinedine Zidane made changes for Thursday's first leg and ...more
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Arron Afflalo Suspended 2 Games for Fight with Nemanja Bjelica - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

The NBA has issued a two-game suspension to Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo for his role in a fight withNemanja Bjelica of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. Yahoo Sports'Shams Charaniareported Afflalo's punishment. Afflalo andBjelicaexchanged words early in the second quarter after Bjelica disrupted Afflalo's layup attempt, leading to technical fouls for both players. With 7:58 remaining in the quarter, Afflalo took exception when Bjelica ran into him after Jamal Crawford attempted a shot, and Afflalo threw a punch at the Timberwolves forward. Bjelica followed by putting Afflalo in a he...more
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Tom Brady Misses Practice with Hand Injury Ahead of AFC Championship Game - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not participate in Thursday's practice after injuring his hand during Wednesday's practice session. Brady was seen out on the field during the part of the session available to media but was listed by the team as a non-participant. As noted by Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Brady was wearing a glove on his throwing hand—something that is not standard practice for the MVP favorite. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in thenew B/R app. ...more
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USA Gymnastics Closes Karolyi Ranch Training Facility Amid Larry Nassar Scandal - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

USA Gymnastics has ended its relationship with theKarolyi Ranch where former trainer Larry Nassar allegedly sexually abused many former gymnasts. Kerry Perry,USA Gymnastics CEO and president, issued a statement on Thursday announcing the decision, via Nick Zaccardi of NBC Sports: "USA Gymnastics has terminated its agreement with the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas.It will no longer serve as the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center. "It has been my intent to terminate this agreement since I began as president and CEO in December. Our most important priority is our athletes, and their...more
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What's the Payoff for Ongoing Shane McMahon-Daniel Bryan WWE SmackDown Feud? - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

Shane McMahon andDaniel Bryan bickering about how to run the show has become aWWE SmackDown staple of late. Something continues to brew between the commissioner and general manager of the blue brand as the two authority figures' relationship worsens. But to what end? Often it's obvious what showdown WWE is foreshadowing. The audience could guess that Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley's struggles as a team were going to lead to one of them turning on the other last year. Samoa Joe calling out John Cena on Raw recently hinted at a clash between those two bruisers. Things are far hazier with McMahon and...more
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Ric Flair Gives Update on Recovery After Medically Induced Coma - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

WWE legend Ric Flair appears to be recovering well from his medically-induced coma, tweeting a picture of himself riding a stationary bike Thursday: Flair, 68, was placed in the coma in August after complications from a bowel surgery caused kidney failure and multiple other complications. He was released in September, more than a month after his initial hospitalization. "You have no idea," Flair toldBeth Galvinof Fox5 of whether he feels lucky to be alive."You want to know something? I am preoccupied with dying, does that make sense to you? I think about it every day." Flair made one of his f...more
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Where, When to Catch Team LeBron vs. Team Steph 2018 NBA All-Star Draft Results - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

LeBron James and Stephen Curry will go back to the playground days of drafting teams as captains following Thursday's reveal of the NBA All-Star starters. James and Curry were the top All-Star vote-getters in the Eastern and Western Conference, respectively, and will serve as the two captains in the game's new format. Rather than pitting the two conferences against each other as in past seasons, the two captains will pick their rosters from the available group of starters and reserves. According to an official release on NBA.com, the results of that draft will be revealed on Thursday, Jan. 25 ...more
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Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol, Dislocated Teeth Stabilized After Mouth Injury - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

The Chicago Bulls announced Thursday guard Kris Dunn suffered two dislocated teeth and was placed in the concussion protocol after he hit his head falling on his way down from a dunk during Wednesday's loss to the Golden State Warriors. The announcement noted the two dislocated teeth were splinted with braces and stabilized, and Dunn will be out indefinitely because of the concussion. This update comes after Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said Dunn chipped multiple teeth when he landed face first, perNick Friedellof ESPN.com. It is an unfortunate setback for the 23-year-old considering he appea...more
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Manchester United Transfer News: Paulo Dybala Can Leave Juventus If He Requests - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has said Manchester United target Paulo Dybala will remain at the J Stadium—unless he asks to leave the club. Dybala has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for much of the past year, and Marotta told Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sportone way a Juve star can expect to leave the club (h/t Alex Porter of theManchester Evening News. When quizzed on United's talent in the South American, Marotta replied:"He's a very strong player, on which we aim a lot. But Dybala will undoubtedly remain at Juve, also because we do not need to sell anyone, unless...more
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Kyrie Irving Ruled out vs. 76ers Due to Shoulder Injury - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers because of shoulder soreness. According to ESPN.com's Chris Forsberg, head coach Brad Stevens said while there's no timetable for Irving's return, he is hopeful his floor general will be available "sooner than later." The Celtics have done well to weather through Gordon Hayward'sfractured ankle on the opening night of the season, and Irving is a big reason for Boston's success. In his first year with the team, Irving is averaging 24.1points per game on 47.3percent shooting. Most ...more
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Leonard Fournette Says Person Who Rear-Ended His Car Was Steelers Fan - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette revealed the vehicle that rear-ended him Tuesday in Jacksonville was actually driven by a Steelers fan who attended their divisional-round win over Pittsburgh. "Actually they had pictures from the game," Fournette said, per Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com. "I think her in-laws didn't know who I was until everybody started taking pictures with me and then they were like, 'We were at the game going against y'all. It was cold.' Things like that." Fournette rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns in the Jaguars' 45-42 win over the Steelers, playing in the secon...more
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CHAN 2018: Thursday Scores, Results, Standings and Updated Schedule - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

Zambia and Namibia booked their places in the quarter-finals of the2018 African Nations Championship with wins on Thursday. The Copper Bulletsmade it two wins out of two as they beat Ivory Coast 2-0, while a stoppage-time goal fromPanduleni Nekundi gave Namibia a 1-0 win over 10-man Uganda. Here's a look at all Thursday's results, the updated standings and schedule and a recap of the day's action. Thursday's Results Ivory Coast 0-2 Zambia Uganda 0-1 Namibia Group B Standings 1. Zambia: 6 2. Namibia: 6 3. Uganda: 0 4. Ivory Coast: 0 Here is the schedule for Friday's fixtures: Libya vs. N...more
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Sunil Gulati Says Perception of US Impacting 2026 World Cup Bid - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

United States Soccer Federation (USSF)president Sunil Gulatihas said the "perceptions of America" are negatively impacting the country's joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Speaking at a public event hosted byformer U.S. international Alexi Lalas, Gulati voiced his belief that circumstances outside football and other external events have influenced the host bid, per ESPN.com's Jeff Carlisle: "This is not only about our stadiums and our hotels and all that. "It's about perceptions of America, and it's a difficult time in the world. So there's only certain things we can control. We can't ...more
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Randy Fichtner Named Steelers Offensive Coordinator, QB Coach - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't waste much time replacing offensive coordinator Todd Haley, promoting quarterbacks coachRandy Fichtner to the position, according toTeresa Varley of Steelers.com. He will also remain the team's quarterbacks coach. "I want to thank Coach (Mike) Tomlin and Art Rooney II for giving me this opportunity to be the offensive coordinator for this organization," he said. "We have a tremendous roster, and it will be my charge to continue putting our offensive players in position to succeed and score points. We have the nucleus to be successful, and I am thrilled about the ...more
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MLBPA Reportedly Will Reject Pitch Clock, Pace of Play Rules - 4時間前  Bleacher Report

As Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred pursues ways to improve the pace of play, the MLB Players Association reportedly is prepared to reject the latest proposal. Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the union is expected to reject the introduction of a pitch clock and other revised pace-of-play rules brought forth by Manfred. Rosenthal also noted Manfred would be allowed to go around the union to implement his previous plan that included a 20-second pitch clock and fewer visits to the pitcher's mound. ESPN'sBuster Olneyreported in November that some players were wondering if it was p...more
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