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Despite coronavirus fears, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza fights to feed his family at UFC 249

Despite coronavirus fears, Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza fights to feed his family at UFC 249In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Souza revealed he understands the risks involved but believes UFC will protect him Citing money as his main motivation in order to feed his family, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza will leave his home in Florida and travel to California for his middleweight bout against Uriah Hall at UFC 249 on April 18. That doesn't mean he's any less concerned about the potential health risks amid the current global pandemic. Despite facing heavy criticism for moving forward with plans, UFC president Dana White revealed the full card this week headlined by lightweights Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje for the interim 155-pound title. Originally scheduled for Brooklyn, New York, the pay-per-view will reportedly take place on Native American tribal land at Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Lemoore, California. Can't get enough UFC? Subscribe to our podcast State of ..

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UFC 249 fight card: Rose Namajunas pulls out of scheduled rematch with Jessica Andrade, per reports

UFC 249 fight card: Rose Namajunas pulls out of scheduled rematch with Jessica Andrade, per reportsThe former women's strawweight champion has pulled out of the bout for undisclosed reasons The controversial UFC 249 event, set to take place amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, was officially revived on Monday. By Wednesday, it has already lost one of its marquee fights. ESPN is reporting that former women's strawweight champion Rose Namajunas made the decision to pull out of her highly-anticipated rematch with Jessica Andrade on the co-main event of the card. The reasoning for Namajunas' withdrawal was not revealed, and the UFC is reportedly in search of a replacement opponent for Andrade. News of Namajunas pulling out of the fight was first reported by Combate. Namajunas (8-4) was scheduled to end a nearly year-long layoff in an attempt to avenge her 115-pound title loss to Andrade in May 2019 at UFC 237. Following two impressive victories over former..

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Coronavirus: Lakers’ LeBron James says he wouldn’t be able to have closure if NBA season gets canceled

Coronavirus: Lakers' LeBron James says he wouldn't be able to have closure if NBA season gets canceledNBA commissioner Adam Silver said recently that no decisions will be made until at least May It's been nearly a month since the NBA suspended their season after Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus, and no one knows when there will be games again. In fact, during an interview on Monday, commissioner Adam Silver said the league won't even be able to make any further decisions until at least May. Just like the rest of us, players have been left in a state of limbo, as they try to prepare for all sorts of different scenarios. They obviously want to get back on the court as soon as possible, especially those that had a chance at competing for a title. But at the same time, they recognize the reality, which is that everyone needs to stay safe. In a conference call on Wednesday, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James spoke about those conflicting ideas and an..

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Two-round 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Chargers pick Justin Herbert, Dolphins trade up twice in Round 1

Two-round 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Chargers pick Justin Herbert, Dolphins trade up twice in Round 1The Chargers are happy Herbert fell into their lap, and the Dolphins get aggressive in Round 1 As we're getting close to the 2020 NFL Draft, it's time to really hone on what we think will happen on draft night. And while I've fluctuated slightly on Tua Tagovailoa landing spots over the past few months, I do believe he'll be wearing Miami Dolphins aqua this season. Also, because the draft is in fewer than 20 days, of course, a myriad of trades are featured in this mock. Before we get to the picks, these are the terms of the four trades I have in Round 1: Dolphins get No. 3; Lions get No. 5, No. 39, a 2021 second-round pick and Albert WilsonBuccaneers get No. 8, No. 202; Cardinals get No. 14, No. 45, No. 117Dolphins get No. 13; 49ers get No. 18, No. 70, No. 141Broncos get No. 11; Jets get No. 15, No. 77, No. 181OK, let's get to it. Jump to a specific round in the..

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Spencer Dinwiddie publicly lobbies for Bulls GM job, lays out entire plan for franchise in epic tweet thread

Spencer Dinwiddie publicly lobbies for Bulls GM job, lays out entire plan for franchise in epic tweet threadSpencer Dinwiddie made his pitch to the Chicago Bulls The NBA hasn't had a player serve as a team's general manager since Michael Jordan simultaneously ran and played for the Washington Wizards nearly two decades ago. Now Jordan's original team, the Chicago Bulls, is looking for a GM of its own, and Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie publicly lobbied for the job on Wednesday through Twitter. That didn't just mean a statement of interest, though. Dinwiddie took things to the next level with an incredible 11-tweet thread detailing every step of his master plan to turn the Bulls into championship contenders. Here is an incomplete list of moves he would try to make: Trade Tomas Satoransky to the Nets for himself so that he could be his own starting point guard for the Bulls. Sign with Klutch Sports in an attempt to curry enough favor for Rich Paul to convin..

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Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says a third Super Bowl run with Seattle ‘is coming’

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says a third Super Bowl run with Seattle 'is coming'It's been five years since Seattle was one-yard shy of repeating as champion Pete Carroll didn't spend much time celebrating his inclusion in the recently unveiled NFL 2010s All-Decade Team. Instead, the 68-year-old head coach of the Seahawks is focused on getting back to a Super Bowl, a place he and his team hasn't been since the end of the 2014 season. "We ain't got back (to a Super Bowl) yet," Carroll recently said during an interview with NFL.com's Michael Silver. "We've still gotta get back there and go get that game again. And it's coming." Carroll is one of just six active head coaches that has led his team to a Super Bowl victory. In 2013, his fourth year in Seattle, his Seahawks pummeled Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Carroll also belongs to a much smaller group of coaches, the ones who lost the Super Bowl a year after winni..

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Phil Simms breaks down Tom Brady’s legacy and fit with Bruce Arians in Tampa Bay

Phil Simms breaks down Tom Brady's legacy and fit with Bruce Arians in Tampa BaySimms thinks Brady and Arians are going to make quite the pair Quarterback Tom Brady has been the storyline of the 2020 offseason. After an illustrious career with the New England Patriots, Brady is packing up all his trophies and heading south to take over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The surprising move brought forth many questions: Why? Why now at 42 years old? Were there problems with Bill Belichick? Brady sat down with Howard Stern on Wednesday to flesh out all that has happened over the past few years, but some still find it hard to believe the future Pro Football Hall of Famer would want to leave the only NFL home he had ever known to play for a team that hasn't reached the postseason in over a decade. What will this do to his legacy, and can he find success in Bruce Arians' system? This week, CBS Sports analyst and legendary New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms sat down with Will Br..

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Gossage: No interest in Texas IndyCar race without fans

Gossage: No interest in Texas IndyCar race without fansTexas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says that the track will not host this year’s NTT IndyCar Series season-opener as a TV-only event, but says he has for a long time advocated the idea of an IndyCar/NASCAR Cup double-header. With Belle Isle, Detroit Grand Prix double-header canned as of Monday this week, the GP of Indianapolis and Indy 500 being shifted to July and August respectively, the cancellation of the races at Barber, Long Beach and Circuit of the Americas, and St. Petersburg possibly postponed until October, Texas Motor Speedway currently sits as the NTT IndyCar Series new season-opener on June 6. Gossage, who has run TMS for 16 years, said that while the rebranded Genesys 600’s date is as secure as it can be given the still-fluid nature of the response to the coronavirus pandemic, a successful race there would require fans to be in attendance. He told Motorsport.com: “For now, we are anticipating the June Indy..

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eNASCAR Heat Pro League draft sets field for Season 2

eNASCAR Heat Pro League draft sets field for Season 2The second season of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League is set for the green flag with the completion Wednesday of the league’s second annual draft. The league, a collaboration among Motorsport Games, NASCAR and the Race Team Alliance features 14 eNASCAR teams is played on NASCAR Heat 4, the newest iteration of the NASCAR video game franchise. Each team features one Xbox player and one PlayStation4. Each team was required to drop one of its two players from 2019 and three teams – Chip Ganassi Gaming, GoFas Gaming and Gibbs Gaming – elected to select two new players. The 2020 eNHPL regular season will kick off on Wednesday, April 22 with Cup Series race at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway. The draft order was determined by an inverse of the 2019 season standings. Stewart-Haas eSports won the inaugural eNASCAR Heat Pro League championship. There were a total of 17 vacancies to be filled on Wednesday with 48 available players, who had ..

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Ray Allen challenges LeBron James, Shaq and other ex-NBA players to show off their hairlines in quarantine

Ray Allen challenges LeBron James, Shaq and other ex-NBA players to show off their hairlines in quarantine Former NBA superstar Ray Allen was not a bald man in the traditional sense for the latter half of his career. The shiny dome he rocked when he achieved career milestones like winning a title with the Celtics in 2008, and hitting one of the most famous shots in NBA history with the Heat in 2013, was a result of Allen shaving the hair that did grow on his head away. One of the game's greatest shooters reminded people of that fact recently with a new challenge he's cast out to the likes of LeBron James, Richard Jefferson, Carlos Boozer, Stephon Marbury, Jermaine O'Neal and Shaquille O'Neal, among others. He wants all of those players who were bald at one point in their career -- or those in denial like LeBron -- to show off what their unkept quarantine caps look like. View this post on Instagram I wasn't gonna post this but two tears in a bucket! This is ..

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