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What quick turnarounds mean for MMA fighters

ESPN - Professional fighters get to compete only a few times a year, assuming they are in good favor with their promotion and not sidelined by any significant injuries. And those are both big “ifs” in the volatile sport of MMA. That means when fights are lost, otherwise confident competitors have to sit on those defeats for many months to...
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Boone, Cora scout each other’s rosters as Yanks, Sox battle in Boston

ESPN – BOSTON — Fans here don’t think much anymore about the home run Aaron Boone tucked just inside Yankee Stadium’s left-field foul pole in October 2003. The Boston Red Sox, after all, have won three World Series since then, including putting an end to their so-called curse a year after that American League Championship Series defeat. But in New...
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Conor McGregor formally charged after Barclays Center melee

ESPN – New York police have charged UFC star Conor McGregor with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief after he turned himself in following an incident Thursday in Brooklyn, according to the New York City Police Department. McGregor, 29, unexpectedly showed up at a UFC 223 media event Thursday at Barclays Center and was caught...
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Tiger Stands, Still

ESPN – It’s hard to watch Tiger Woods play golf right now. I don’t mean that in the sense that it’s hard to watch him, at 42 years old, try to recapture the glories of his astonishing, but now distant, prime. Quite the contrary. Yes, watching and writing about Tiger at his peak was a thrill. But I’ve grown...
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Ten things I like and don’t like, including Boston without Kyrie

ESPN – We went wild and included 11 things this week. 1. The fightin’ Celtics — and one looming problem With about 6 minutes, 45 seconds left in the Boston Celtics‘ stirring win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday — the injury-ravaged Celtics’ third win in eight days over a superior-on-paper Western Conference team — the Jazz ran an unusual out-of-timeout play...
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Opening Day survey: $400 million for Harper? A Yankees letdown? MLB execs size up 2018

ESPN - Clayton Kershaw wrapped up spring training with a 0.00 ERA, while Madison Bumgarner left camp with three pins in the broken pinkie of his pitching hand. Ronald Acuna begins the season in the minors, while Scott Kingery has a spot on the Philadelphia Phillies’ roster and a guaranteed $24 million in his future. And while Jake Arrieta prepares...
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‘You’re not in Kansas anymore’: The pressure — from inside and out — that could define the 2018 Red Sox

ESPN – FORT MYERS, Fla. — Upon deciding last month to finally accept a nine-figure contract to hit in the middle of the Boston Red Sox batting order, J.D. Martinezcalled his sister in California. Although Mayra Bazavilvazo oozed with pride and gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up, she also had a few words of warning for her baby bro. “Basically, I told him, ‘You’re...
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Anderson Named Candidate For Prestigious Honor

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State outfielder Jack Anderson is one of 30 candidates nationally for the prestigious Senior Class Award, it was announced Wednesday. The honor is given annually to a Division I senior student-athlete in baseball who has notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Anderson, who hails from Lake Oswego, Ore., is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic First...
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Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum talk Blazers’ rise, best backcourts

ESPN – PORTLAND, Ore. – Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were enjoying bowls of clam chowder when things got intense. The topic had turned to how I didn’t anticipate the Portland Trail Blazers being the third seed in the Western Conference this late in the season. Upon hearing that, McCollum stopped mid-soup and said, “What did you anticipate? While we’re at it.” “Now that’s a...
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Beavers Open Home & Conference Schedule Friday

TICKETS ON SALE NOW• Tickets to select Oregon State softball games are now on sale at BeaverTickets.com/softball• Tickets can be purchased for the Civil War series against Oregon (March 29-31) and for the two-game slate against Oklahoma (April 20-21)• General admission for adults will be $9 per game, youth (ages 3-18)/senior (ages 62+) tickets will be $7 per game,...
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