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For Chael Sonnen (28-14-1), there could be a great deal of pressure on his shoulders ahead a return bout against Tito Ortiz. It's his first fight in over three years, and the first in a new promotion, but due to a personal loss, the perception of thi

2017-01-17 08:27:38.147

For Chael Sonnen (28-14-1), there could be a great deal of pressure on his shoulders ahead a return bout against Tito Ortiz. It's his first fight in over three years, and the first in a new promotion, but due to a personal loss, the perception of thi



Over 21 seasons, ABC's "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" have featured a lot of truly ridiculous "dates." Remember the Thai boxing date that sent Ali Fedotowsky suitor Ames to the hospital with a concussion? Romantic! And who can forget the two-o

2017-01-17 08:01:30.420

Over 21 seasons, ABC's "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" have featured a lot of truly ridiculous "dates." Remember the Thai boxing date that sent Ali Fedotowsky suitor Ames to the hospital with a concussion? Romantic! And who can forget the two-o



DETROIT -- It took Alexander Rossi a little bit of time to settle in to life as an IndyCar driver. But winning the Indianapolis 500 as a 24-year-old rookie certainly speeds up the process. By the time Rossi stepped on to the Automotive News World

2017-01-17 07:35:05.710

DETROIT -- It took Alexander Rossi a little bit of time to settle in to life as an IndyCar driver. But winning the Indianapolis 500 as a 24-year-old rookie certainly speeds up the process. By the time Rossi stepped on to the Automotive News World



TULSA, Okla. -- Tony Stewart opted for a vehicle that he could rev up to a whopping 2 mph during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals race week. Rarely does Stewart have to go slow to earn a paycheck. But there he was working into the wee hours

2017-01-16 13:45:14.207

TULSA, Okla. -- Tony Stewart opted for a vehicle that he could rev up to a whopping 2 mph during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals race week. Rarely does Stewart have to go slow to earn a paycheck. But there he was working into the wee hours



Which players' stock has changed the most in the last week and why? Craig Custance: An interesting player to watch is Detroit Red Wings winger Thomas Vanek. His stock has increased while he has been piling up goals, with five in his past six games.

2017-01-17 05:10:57.210

Which players' stock has changed the most in the last week and why? Craig Custance: An interesting player to watch is Detroit Red Wings winger Thomas Vanek. His stock has increased while he has been piling up goals, with five in his past six games.



When 2016 is remembered by pollsters, it will not be recalled fondly, but in terms of forecasting, even they didn't get it as wrong as the man who tweeted Andrew "Beef" Johnston, telling him to get a shave and a shower because he was shaming gol

2017-01-15 15:54:31.883

When 2016 is remembered by pollsters, it will not be recalled fondly, but in terms of forecasting, even they didn't get it as wrong as the man who tweeted Andrew "Beef" Johnston, telling him to get a shave and a shower because he was shaming gol



When it comes to college football recruiting reform, we know what athletic directors and conference commissioners want. Last week, head coaches unanimously made it clear what they support. But what's been hard to define since October, when the NCAA D

2017-01-16 13:45:54.897

When it comes to college football recruiting reform, we know what athletic directors and conference commissioners want. Last week, head coaches unanimously made it clear what they support. But what's been hard to define since October, when the NCAA D



If there's one thing that would bug Pat Summitt, it was lack of energy. That was non-negotiable for her. There were moments in Tennessee's game Monday against No. 6 Notre Dame when you knew the Lady Vols just weren't playing with the kind of motor Su

2017-01-16 21:21:25.943

If there's one thing that would bug Pat Summitt, it was lack of energy. That was non-negotiable for her. There were moments in Tennessee's game Monday against No. 6 Notre Dame when you knew the Lady Vols just weren't playing with the kind of motor Su



Bellator MMA welterweight Brennan "Irish" Ward -- or SwaggleBerry Fin, as he's known on social media -- is not overly impressed with the opportunity before him this weekend. Ward, 28, faces Paul Daley at Bellator 170 on Saturday in Los Angeles. War

2017-01-16 15:14:24.697

Bellator MMA welterweight Brennan "Irish" Ward -- or SwaggleBerry Fin, as he's known on social media -- is not overly impressed with the opportunity before him this weekend. Ward, 28, faces Paul Daley at Bellator 170 on Saturday in Los Angeles. War



Gegard Mousasi has one fight remaining on his UFC contract, and he's eager to book it. Mousasi (41-6-2) says he has been asking the UFC to book him a fight for weeks. He said the promotion was interested in pairing him with former champion Chris Weid

2017-01-16 15:45:39.097

Gegard Mousasi has one fight remaining on his UFC contract, and he's eager to book it. Mousasi (41-6-2) says he has been asking the UFC to book him a fight for weeks. He said the promotion was interested in pairing him with former champion Chris Weid



After 500 career games, fans and opponents around the league know exactly the type of player Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand is on the ice. He's a competitor. He's a pest. He has the ability to relentlessly aggravate whoever he

2017-01-16 09:43:28.893

After 500 career games, fans and opponents around the league know exactly the type of player Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand is on the ice. He's a competitor. He's a pest. He has the ability to relentlessly aggravate whoever he



TULSA, Okla. -- Christopher Bell's victory in the 2017 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals epitomizes a personal triumph. After having started on the front row three times, Bell finally outlasted his competition over the 55 green-flag laps on the

2017-01-16 09:11:52.560

TULSA, Okla. -- Christopher Bell's victory in the 2017 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals epitomizes a personal triumph. After having started on the front row three times, Bell finally outlasted his competition over the 55 green-flag laps on the



It has been the season of the streak. Welcome to the club, Washington Capitals -- and, by extension, to the top of the Power Rankings. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota Wild have also continued to impress, while the Color

2017-01-16 06:27:55.867

It has been the season of the streak. Welcome to the club, Washington Capitals -- and, by extension, to the top of the Power Rankings. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota Wild have also continued to impress, while the Color



A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at New York James DeGale D12 Badou Jack -- Fight recap DeGale and Jack both retain super middleweight titles Scores: 114-112 DeGale, 113-113 (twice) Records: D

2017-01-16 06:29:05.353

A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at New York James DeGale D12 Badou Jack -- Fight recap DeGale and Jack both retain super middleweight titles Scores: 114-112 DeGale, 113-113 (twice) Records: D



Why are the Minnesota Wild so much better this season? Craig Custance: There's no doubt that goalie Devan Dubnyk is a big part of the Wild's success. That's where you have to start. But when I posed this question to Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, he imm

2017-01-16 05:52:16.263

Why are the Minnesota Wild so much better this season? Craig Custance: There's no doubt that goalie Devan Dubnyk is a big part of the Wild's success. That's where you have to start. But when I posed this question to Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, he imm



NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Reform of the college football recruiting process is expected to be a main discussion point when the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee meets Tuesday during the first day of the NCAA convention at the Gaylord Opryland Ho

2017-01-14 14:37:10.750

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Reform of the college football recruiting process is expected to be a main discussion point when the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee meets Tuesday during the first day of the NCAA convention at the Gaylord Opryland Ho