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Nate Diaz & Leslie Smith Being Sued By Former Management Group

Diaz's disclosed pay for that event, UFC 202 , was $2 million. The Diaz brothers have been well-known in the MMA world for years, but Nate Diaz - the younger of the two - really burst onto the national scene in 2016. According to the lawsuit, the Diaz brothers encouraged a third UFC fighter, female bantamweight Leslie Smith , to sign with The Ballengee Group in 2015. Read More »

Nets grab Texas one-and-done big man Allen with 22nd pick

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In the Big 12 only, his numbers jumped to: 16.2 ppg, 60.8 percent FG, 58.5 percent FT, 22.2 percent DR%, 11.4 percent OR%. Knicks president Phil Jackson talks about the team's first-round draft pick, Frank Ntilikina. "I'm not concerned about the maturity and so forth". In the second round with the 57th overall pick, the Nets selected 6-foot-9 Aleksandar Vezenkov from Cyprus. Read More »

Sandro Ramirez: Everton set to sign Malaga striker for £5.2m

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Ramirez's paltry £5.2m fee (his release clause) seems like a shrewd bit of business by Everton, and that bumps up their collective spending to just shy of £60m this summer after the Pickford and Klaasen deals, signalling their intent to compete in the upcoming season. Read More »

Suns turn down Clippers offer of DeAndre Jordan for Chandler, pick

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The Phoenix Suns were reportedly proposed a trade scenario where Jordan would go down to Arizona while Suns center Tyson Chandler as well as the 4th overall pick in the Thursday's NBA Draft would go to the Clippers. The Clippers will have to do their due diligence this summer just in case they have to blow things up. Having an idea of what they can get in return on him would make performing a trade at a later point easier for them. Read More »

Referees can stop games over discrimination at Confederation Cup

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Referees are to be given special authority to halt or even abandon games in the event of discriminatory behaviour. Referees have been given a three-step procedure to combat discrimination from the stands. The 2017 Confederations Cup is the 10th edition of the global tournament, which is contested by the holders of each of the six regional championships, along with the World Cup holder and the host nation. Read More »

Frank Mason III selected 34th overall by Sacramento Kings in NBA Draft

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After scoring 22 points against OR in the Final Four, he scored 16 against Gonzaga in the national championship and limited Nigel Williams-Goss, the Bulldogs' best player, to 5-17 shooting. The Kings traded their 10th overall pick to the Trailblazers for the No. 15 and No. 20 picks. Monk said he plans to pick Jordan's brain when he gets to Charlotte. Read More »

Magic draft FSU forward Jonathan Isaac

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His range extends to the three-point-arc but at only 205 pounds he needs to add weight. He was named the ACC Rookie of the Week twice (Nov. 21, January 23) and helped Florida State notch 26 wins, one shy of the school record, including 12 in conference play, which tied the school record for most ACC wins in a season. Read More »

What offseason? A week after Finals, NBA in overdrive

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As a consensus three-star recruit out of West Palm Beach Fla., ranked as the 161st best national prospect by 247 Sports, many believed Collins possessed the potential to have a great Demon Deacon career. "Being competitive and increasing our flexibility, that's still where we are". "There were some other players that were making some pretty decent money that they could have looked at trading before Dwight". Read More »

#12 - Luke Kennard - Detroit Pistons

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Outside of Malik Monk - who went 11th overall - Kennard could be the NBA Draft's next best shooter, and the Pistons grabbed him at No. 12 . Grade: B-plus. This is a common theme, OK? "I watched them all". When he returned, he was a diminished and the Pistons suffered from the down season of their most important offensive player. Read More »

Countdown to camp: Patriots training camp to open July 27

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The defending Super Bowl champs will hold their first practice on the morning of Thursday, July 27 on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium. This will be the 15th season in which training camp has been conducted at the team's year-round base of operations. Read More »

Devonta Freeman: If I stayed in SB LI, I'd be MVP

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Devonta Freeman finished with 11 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown for an average of 6.8 yards per carry. He also had two receptions for 46 yards. Meanwhile, the Falcons were left stuck at zero Super Bowl wins. You know, the MVP of the Super Bowl , that's pretty much the face of the nation at that point in time. Read More »

Sports Results of All Confederations Cup Matches Played on Wednesday

Wood's shock first-half score for New Zealand was cancelled out by goals from Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta as Mexico's victory took them top of Group A on goals scored. Portugal's midweek delight was in stark contrast to New Zealand's heartbreak at going down 2-1 to Mexico in Sochi . "In the first half we played very well with a lot of personality, except in the last 10 minutes of the first half where we became slightly enthusiastic which led to counter attacks from Russian ... Read More »

Current and former Longhorns attempt to qualify for IAAF World Championships

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The meet not only serves as the national championship, but it also is the qualifying meet for those athletes looking to make the US team that will compete at the 2017 World Championships in London, England, later this year. The men's event won't start until 10:09 p.m. The IAAF World Championships are set to take place in London in August with Texas head coach Mario Sategna leading the men's Team USA. Read More »

Rockets Making Three Key Players Available for Trade

ESPN's Marc Stein reported Wednesday, citing league sources , that Houston is aggressively pursuing trades leading up to Thursday's National Basketball Association draft in order to create the financial flexibility necessary to go after a marquee free agent this offseason. Read More »

Linfield v Celtic set to go ahead on July 14th

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The traditional Tuesday and Wednesday slot used by Uefa will be set aside as the first leg coincides with the "Twelfth" marches in Northern Ireland. However, as those dates would mean a clash with the height of the marching season, a meeting has been held at Windsor Park attended by representatives from both clubs, the IFA, and police. Read More »

Mateusz Klich having Leeds medical ahead of move from FC Twente

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Christiansen finished last season as a title victor in Cyprus with APOEL, and gained huge credibility by his side beating Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League. The Yorkshire Evening Post writes that Leeds have met the Dutch club's valuation of the 10-times capped Poland global, which we understand to be £1.5million. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2021 could be scrapped, warns David Richardson

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The strong Indian batting line-up crumbled against some deadly accurate bowling by Pakistan as the defending champions went down by 180 runs in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval yesterday. "We have had youngsters benefitting from PSL". Team: Shikhar Dhawan (India), Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Virat Kohli (India), Joe Root (England), Ben Stokes (England), Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan) (captain and wicketkeeper), Adil Rashid (England), Junaid Khan (Pakistan), ... Read More »

Ajinka Rahane will open every ODI in West Indies: Virat Kohli

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Earlier Virat Kohli had deleted his year-old tweet welcoming Anil Kumble's appointment as the national cricket team coach, further exposing the bitterness that had crept in. For the record, he also revealed that Ajinkya Rahane who did not get to play a single game in the Champions Trophy will open with Shikhar Dhawan and the importance of identifying a pool of 25 players for the 2019 World Cup. Read More »

Police arrest 15 men for 'celebrating' Pakistan win over India

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After the sensational win, the elated Pakistan skipper made a passionate plea to other nations to come and play worldwide cricket in their country. "This is one victory that Pakistan fans will remember for long". Pakistan pace bowler Hassan Ali and rookie opener Fakhar Zaman are among those to make huge gains. There also seems to be a lot of similarity between the Champions Trophy and the ICC World Cup, which might go against the former. Read More »

Charlotte Hornets add offense with Kentucky guard Monk

He helps fill the void left by backup shooting guard Marco Belinelli, who was dealt to Atlanta in the deal for Howard. The 19-year old averaged 19.8 points per game, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists during his lone season under John Calipari. Read More »

Stoke chairman Peter Coates insists Xherdan Shaqiri is staying put

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However, Coates is adamant that the former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan man is happy at Stoke and is confident he can play a big part in the forthcoming campaign. A transfer to AS Roma seems to make ideal sense on the surface for Shaqiri. The Egyptian winger was a pivotal player last season, leading the stats in the Italian capital with assists (11) but also the club's second top scorer with 15 in the league. Read More »

America's Cup: Outteridge, Jensen turn tables on Lake Macquarie mate

In the second race, a flawless Swedish performance handed them a 15-second victory, before Outteridge's third-race blunder put Team New Zealand on the ascendancy. "As a group of New Zealanders, we are incredibly resilient", Burling said. "Thank God it sounds like everyone's OK, that's the most important thing". Read More »