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Pioneers of MMA: Bas Rutten

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino to Ronda Rousey: 'This fight has to happen'

Ronda Rousey versus Cris “Cyborg” Justino is quickly becoming the Mayweather-Pacquiao of women’s MMA. The two fighters both seem to want to fight each other (and Cyborg clearly needs the fight more than Rousey), but weight differences and Justino’s history of steroid are serious obstacles that the …

Ronda Rousey

Brandon Boykin to Steelers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Pittsburgh Steelers strengthened their secondary on Saturday with the acquisition of Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles, who will receive a 2016 conditional fifth-round draft pick in return.<p>According to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com, the pick can become a fourth-rounder if Boykin …

Football (U.S.)

Botched Carlos Gomez Deal, Wilmer Flores' Tears Send Mets to Bizarre New Low

The entire ordeal played out like a celebratory conclusion on one side, and what appeared to be an absolutely excruciating, gut-wrenching example of cruel and unusual punishment on the other.<p>The construction, near-completion and eventual collapse of one of the trade season’s blockbuster deals …

Major League Baseball

A-Rod Says He Wants to Play Until He’s 45 or Baseball Begins Testing for Rare Steroid He’s Using

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez is having an MVP caliber season despite turning 40 and missing all of the 2014 season due to an unprecedented 162-game …

Tom Brady's four-game suspension upheld; quarterback had cellphone destroyed

In any other year,<p>Tom Bradywould be focused on the start of training camp.<p>Now, the star<p>New England Patriotsquarterback has his eye on federal court.<p>Setting the stage for a legal battle royal,<p>NFLCommissionerRoger Goodellon Tuesday upheld Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using …

NFL

Troy Tulowitzki says he was 'shocked' by trade to Blue Jays

Count Troy Tulowitzki among those shocked by his trade late Monday night from the Colorado Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays.<p>"I felt like I got …

Pac-12 coaching hot seat ratings: North

There were no head coaching firings in the the Pac-10 after the 2009 season, though Pete Carroll did bolt USC for the Seattle Seahawks. That is …

Patriots' Tom Brady won't be able to destroy this view -- he's a cheater

It turns out,<p>Tom Brady's cellphone wasn't the only thing that was destroyed.<p>So, too, was any remaining shard of belief in his competitive integrity, every last piece blown to smithereens with 10,000 text messages and one giant lie.<p>Does anybody still believe the<p>NFL's most celebrated player didn't …

NFL

Past to Present: How Julius Randle Is Shaping the Los Angeles Lakers' Future

Julius Randle has played just one game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Yet, he's already managed to change the trajectory of the entire organization.<p>That one game—the 2014-15 season opener against the Houston Rockets in which Randle broke his leg—played a part in Gary Vitti's decision to …

Basketball

This sleeping giant will emerge for the Steelers in 2015

The Steelers are coming off their best offensive season of the Ben Roethlisberger era. Unfortunately, things weren't as sterling on the other side of the ball, as an aging defense finished 18th in the league in yardage and points allowed, its worst rankings since the days of Neil O'Donnell -- 1991 …

Football (U.S.)

Champ T.J. Dillashaw considers Barao's weight incident 'unprofessional' – but history

CHICAGO – There used to be a day when that Renan Barao weight-cutting incident bothered T.J. Dillashaw.<p>That day was at the weigh-ins for UFC 177, the …

Joe Lauzon says criticism of Jose Aldo's injury 'not warranted'

When Jose Aldo withdrew from his UFC 189 bout with Conor McGregor, citing a rib injury sustained during training, it seemed that everyone had an …

UFC Targets Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit as UFC 194 Main Event

The UFC is targeting a welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit to headline a December 5 pay-per-view event in Calgary, Alberta.<p>Multiple sources close to the fight confirmed the news with Bleacher Report.<p>Our sources also indicated that the UFC is planning a top contender's …

Robbie Lawler

Wanderlei Silva Claims UFC Has Fixed Fights, Says He Can Prove It

Wanderlei Silva has been actively crusading against the UFC in recent months, but he broke new ground in a series of posts on Facebook yesterday (h/t to MMAJunkie.com for translating). While the topics were wide-ranging, and included the UFC's recently implemented uniform policy and their alleged …

MMA & UFC

Latest Buzz on New Player Comments, Search for a Point Guard, More

Slowly but surely, the Los Angeles Lakers trudge along in an offseason following a year in which they won 27 games, the fewest since they won 25 in the 1959-60 season.<p>They're attempting to overhaul their roster around one of the game's greatest players in Kobe Bryant, who seems to be in the …

Basketball

Roy Hibbert leads new Lakers trio looking for fresh start

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers had hoped to be introducing a top-flight free agent (or two) this offseason, a big-name acquisition who …

Basketball

Since Ronda Rousey won't, Miesha Tate says she'll fight 'Cyborg' at 140 pounds

Miesha Tate<p>Miesha Tate has a lot on her plate. Her immediate focus remains on Saturday’s UFC on FOX 16 co-main event bout with Jessica Eye. If …

Lakers Introduction Presser Takes Awkward Turn After Kobe Bryant Question

Link to Media<p>So a priceless thing happened Wednesday afternoon at the Los Angeles Lakers' new player introduction press conference.<p>Gathered to address the media for the first time as official Lakers, Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass sat in front of a Los Angeles backdrop and fielded …

Los Angeles Lakers

How the Ridiculous Motorcycle Stunts in 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation' Were Made

"We've crashed them on purpose, and rebuilt them and crashed them again."<p>"We've crashed them on purpose, and rebuilt them and crashed them again." That's how the electrifying motorcycle stunts we've seen in the trailer for<i>Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation</i> were made, according to this quick …

Mission Impossible

Titans finally reach contract agreement with Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota is signed.<p>It might have taken three months, but the deal is finally complete. Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans have reached …

Football (U.S.)

Veteran cutman Jacob 'Stitch' Duran will no longer be working UFC events

Jacob “Stitch” Duran, an iconic cutman so synonymous with the UFC that he has been included in past editions of the company’s official video games, …