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Luis Nery won’t be stripped of belt for failed drug test since positive finding was possibly the result of food contamination

Bantamweight world titleholder Luis Nery won’t be stripped of his belt for a failed drug test because the WBC said it believes that the positive finding was the result of food contamination. But, in its ruling on Monday, the WBC also ordered Nery to give former titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka an immediate rematch. Nery (24-0, 18 KOs), a 22-year-old southpaw from Mexico, won the 118-pound world title by fourth-round knockout of Yamanaka on Aug. 15 in Kyoto, Japan, but he failed a Voluntary Anti-Doping Association-administered drug test as part of the…

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UFC 217 – Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping

In the main event of UFC 217, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returns and challenges middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the title. St-Pierre has been out of action for nearly four years, while Bisping has lately gone on the best run of his career. Both fighters are clearly accomplished, but there are key stylistic differences that could be determining factors Saturday night. The following is a breakdown of the statistical categories that highlight those factors. Fightnomics Takedowns St-Pierre has stated that Bisping is “terrified” of his wrestling. If Bisping is…

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Conor McGregor apologizes for use of gay slur

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor apologized for his use of a gay slur in a postfight talk with teammate Artem Lobov in Gdansk, Poland, on Oct. 21. Following Lobov’s unanimous decision loss to Andre Fili, McGregor was seen on camera backstage calling Fili a “f—-t” at least three times. Appearing on the RTE One’s “The Late Late Show” on Tuesday, McGregor said he was caught up in the moment and did not mean any harm. “I meant no disrespect,” McGregor said. “I campaigned when we were trying to get same…

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SportsNation — Which athlete rocked the best Halloween costume?

8:15 PM ET SN Staff Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Halloween brings out the best of athletes, and 2017 was no exception, thanks to the creative minds of Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas, San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and many others. Across the four major professional sports, which athlete’s costume was the best? Weigh in on who wins this year’s prestigious honor of best Halloween costume. Vote now! Players across the NHL, including Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury…

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill’s journey from independent ball

Attention, eBay shoppers. You can buy a bobblehead of Rich Hill, the Dodgers’ Game 6 starter, for $59.99. Unfortunately, No. 44 is not in Dodger Blue, because the club hasn’t gotten around to imbobblizing him just yet. He is in Duck Orange, wearing the No. 32 he was given when he showed up to pitch two games for the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League in August of 2015. Keep up with the latest as baseball’s top teams contend for the title. • Ultimate playoff guide » |…

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2017 NFL trade deadline winners, losers – NFL Nation

What’s this? A real NFL trade deadline, with real trades? Big names on the move? Contenders beefing up for the stretch run? This kind of thing is supposed to happen in baseball and basketball, but not in the NFL, where the midseason trade deadline traditionally comes and goes with all the excitement of a Chicago Bears three-and-out. But not this year! This year, big names moved, teams dealt future picks to get better now, and Tuesday was spent in breathless speculation about who might be next. Fun stuff, and we…

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Simon Grayson: Sunderland part company with manager

Manager Simon Grayson has parted company with Sunderland, who are 22nd in the Championship after 15 games. His departure, announced 20 minutes after a 3-3 draw with bottom-of-the-table Bolton Wanderers, comes just four months after he was appointed. The former Preston North End boss took over at the Stadium of Light in June, replacing David Moyes, who left after the club were relegated. However, he won just one league game as Sunderland boss. More to follow. Source link

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Daily fantasy golf — Expert picks for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

This week, the PGA Tour heads to Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Our panel of FantasyGolfInsider experts have laid out the players whom they believe have could provide big fantasy-point totals, and one to pass on. Picks to win Charley Hoffman On the heels of tragedy in Las Vegas, residents have been offered a glimmer of relief from their new NHL team, which has surged to the top of the standings. Here’s hoping that Hoffman, a UNLV product who still lives in the city, can similarly…

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Marland Yarde: Ugo Monye explains why winger is to join Sale from Harlequins

Ugo Monye explains why England winger Marland Yarde is set to join Sale Sharks from Harlequins. Yarde is understood to have been unsettled at Quins, and was dropped from the Champions Cup game at Wasps for missing training. Monye, himself an ex-Harlequins and England winger, said: “Marland’s off-field behaviour hasn’t been in line with the core values, beliefs, culture of Harlequins. “I think Marland would have liked to have stayed, but equally I think he sees this as a massive opportunity to get a fresh start.” Download the latest episode…

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After big win, Golden State Warriors still searching for spark – Golden State Warriors Blog

LOS ANGELES — The Golden State Warriors, the defending NBA champs, haven’t been themselves this season. But after dropping three of their first seven games, the Warriors played their most complete game of the season Monday night, resulting in a 141-113 victory over the rival LA Clippers at Staples Center. “We always have confidence going into every game that we’ll play our best,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said after the game. “Obviously, so far this season, it hasn’t happened until tonight.” Ball security, for one, has been problematic. Heading into…

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