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Exploring a Wiggins-for-Love deal

After originally keeping No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins out of trade talks, the Cleveland Cavaliers are now offering the 19-year-old in attempts …

NBA Rumors: Latest on Kevin Love, Possible Josh Smith Trade and More

Link to Media<p>Even the NBA isn’t immune from rumors about love.<p>Alright, these rumors are about Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Kevin Love, but they are still incredibly intriguing. Could the Cleveland Cavaliers pair him with LeBron James? Will the Golden State Warriors make another push?<p>That, and …

NBA

Report Card Grades for Cleveland Cavaliers 2014 Offseason so Far

Link to Media<p>It's been quite an offseason for the Cleveland Cavaliers, with the potential for more excitement to come.<p>The Cavs already won the NBA draft lottery while naming a new general manager and head coach. They wound up keeping the first overall pick, orchestrated a handful of trades and …

NBA

NBA Free Agents 2014: Analyzing Best Players Still on Market

Link to Media<p>The amount of free-agent talent that has already come off the board in the 2014 NBA offseason is dizzying.<p>LeBron James went home to Cleveland, Carmelo Anthony stayed in New York, Chris Bosh flirted with Houston and ultimately returned to Miami, Pau Gasol went the Chicago and Lance …

NBA

Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

Link to Media<p>Although it’s become a bit of an overused term in the MMA world, the phrase “this fight has Fight of the Night written all over it” definitely applies to the upcoming fight between Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller.<p>Fans couldn’t ask for a better pairing of lightweight contenders, as …

Martial Arts

3 Reasons We Don't Need Rousey vs. Carano...and 1 Reason We Do

Link to Media<p><b>Gina Carano isn't a fighter. She hasn't been a fighter since 2010. And she lost her last fight.</b><p>If you're like me, your last memory of Gina Carano as a mixed martial artist was hoping referee Josh Rosenthal would have the heart to stop Cris Cyborg from beating her half to death.<p>This was …

Martial Arts

Report: Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso Booked for UFC 177 Co-Main Event

Link to Media<p>UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is set for a quick turnaround. While he successfully defended his belt just a few weeks ago at UFC 174, Johnson is now tabbed to defend his belt at UFC 177 opposite Chris Cariaso, according to Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole.<p>Cariaso is currently …

Demetrious Johnson

Alistair Overeem Still Calling for Grudge Match with Junior Dos Santos

Link to Media<p>Former Strikeforce and K-1 champion Alistair Overeem still wants a piece of former UFC heavyweight titleholder Junior dos Santos, even though his next opponent is already booked.<p>The Reem briefly mentioned his desire to square off with the Brazilian power puncher when he appeared on …

Martial Arts

5 Current MMA Fighters Who Got Better After the Age of 30

Link to Media<p>Father Time hates MMA fighters.<p>He hates almost all athletes, really (except NFL kickers), but he's especially unkind to the select few who choose to fashion their careers inside a steel cage.<p>In basketball, when a player ages and slows down, he starts missing routine layups. He starts …

Martial Arts

UFC Champions After Their Title Reign: Heavyweight

Link to Media<p>The first UFC heavyweight title fight took place all the way back in 1997 between Mark Coleman and Dan Severn. Since that time, the belt has changed hands more than any other division in the UFC.<p>The heavyweight title is the only UFC title of the original five weight classes that has …

Brock Lesnar

UFC Still Suffering from Self-Imposed Lack of Characters

Link to Media<p>The lights dim. A faint tune can be heard over the stadium speakers. The bass drops and house music starts loudly thumping. The lights brighten, and in step 10 young Japanese women, wearing stereotypical school uniforms. They get into two lines and start dancing.<p>Behind them stands a …

Nate Diaz

5 Best Moments of BJ Penn's Career

Link to Media<p>Contrary to what our short-term memory wants us to believe, BJ Penn will still go down as the most dominant UFC lightweight champion ever.<p>We shouldn't remember him as the guy who fled his native division after dropping back-to-back losses to Frankie Edgar. We shouldn't remember him as …

Hall of Fame

5 Fights the UFC Needs to Book to Close out 2014

Link to Media<p>After the summer months that featured a number of great performances, MMA fans are looking forward to what the UFC has to offer in the latter part of this year.<p>With a great lineup already set in place for most of the second half of 2014, the UFC will be looking ahead toward 2015.<p>But a …

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Chris Cariaso: Ignoring Naysayers, out to Capitalize on 'Dream Opportunity'

Link to Media<p>Title shots in the UFC can be tricky business, and Chris Cariaso is determined to make the most of his opportunity to get his hands on championship gold.<p>On Tuesday, the UFC announced the long-time bantamweight veteran turned surging flyweight would be the next opponent to face …

Soccer

UFC Fight Night 45 Results: Winners and Scorecards from Cerrone vs. Miller Card

Link to Media<p>Just a week after having to cancel UFC 176, Dana White and the UFC will look to build some necessary momentum Wednesday with UFC Fight Night 45.<p>The company will lean on veteran lightweight contenders Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller to put on a show in the main event. But there is plenty …

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Gadelha vs. Lahdemaki a Landmark Moment for UFC; Here Come the Strawweights

Link to Media<p>Claudia Gadelha stood on one side of the Octagon, Tina Lahdemaki on the other. UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik welcomed viewers watching on Fight Pass to "beautiful Atlantic City,” which seemed like a joke on Anik by the folks in the production truck attempting to see if Anik, Ron …

Strawweight

Chad Mendes Thinks Jose Aldo 'Definitely' Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Link to Media<p>Top UFC featherweight title contender Chad Mendes continues to wage a war of words with current champion Jose Aldo as he awaits his second crack at championship gold.<p>During an appearance on Monday's edition of Sherdog Radio Network's "Beatdown" show, "Money" came close to flat-out …

Jose Aldo

UFC Fight Night 45 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Cerrone vs. Miller

Link to Media<p>On the quietest night of the sports calendar, the UFC made some noise.<p>In the middle of baseball's All-Star break and with NFL training camps still several days away, it was the deadest of dead spots for sports fans. Unless, of course, you were an MMA fan, in which case the main event …

New Jersey

Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller: What We Learned from Lightweight Tilt

Link to Media<p>Wednesday night, Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller main evented UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City. It was a fight that did not disappoint.<p>In a bout that lasted under two rounds, Cerrone was able to knock Miller out with a nasty head kick. It was a finish that was the end to a scrappy …

Donald Cerrone

The Good, Bad and Strange from Fight Night 45

Link to Media<p>The lightweight division is one of the most talent-rich collectives under the UFC's promotional banner, and Fight Night 45 put the spotlight directly on the heated title race currently raging at 155 pounds.<p>With the lightweight title held up until Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez …

Martial Arts

Ronda Rousey Becomes First Mixed Martial Artist to Win an ESPY Award

Link to Media<p>UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey already owns a shiny belt and an Olympic bronze medal in judo. Now, she gets to add a fancy trophy to her shelf after taking the ESPY Award for 2014's Top Female Athlete. Rousey beat out 2014 Olympic gold medalist in slalom Mikaela …

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

UFC Fight Night 45 Results: Grades for Every Main Card Fighter

Link to Media<p>UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, produced one of the best UFC cards in recent memory. There were 11 fights on the card, and nine were finished. Of the six bouts on the main card, all six were finished—five by knockout or technical knockout.<p>In the main event, Donald …

New Jersey

UFC Fight Night 45: 3 Fights for Jim Miller to Take Next

Link to Media<p>Wednesday night, Jim Miller stepped into the UFC Octagon opposite fellow lightweight contender Donald Cerrone. However, things did not go the way of Miller in this bout, as he succumbed to a second-round head-kick knockout loss in Atlantic City, New Jersey.<p>The loss for Miller knocks …

New Jersey

UFC Fight Night 45 Results: Recapping the Fight Night Bonuses

Link to Media<p><b>Performance of the Night—No. 1: Donald Cerrone</b><p>Donald Cerrone winning Performance of the Night is no surprise. He turned it up late in the first round and had Miller in trouble, then he carried that momentum into the second. After landing a few solid body shots Miller's hands started to …

Donald Cerrone

Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller: Video Highlights From Main Event

Link to Media<p>Donald Cerrone added another feather to his cowboy hat at UFC Fight Night 45 on Wednesday night by becoming the first man to ever finish Jim Miller with strikes.<p>Even the hometown crowd in Atlantic City, New Jersey, couldn’t save Miller, who was sent crashing to the canvas after eating …

New Jersey

7 Fighters Who Could Be Next Two-Division UFC Champ

Link to Media<p>Hundreds of fighters have strapped on the leather and stepped inside the Octagon, but only two men have won titles in multiple weight classes.<p>That's why former champions Randy Couture and BJ Penn are not only UFC legends, but mixed martial arts trailblazers.<p>However, as prolific and …

Martial Arts

UFC Fight Night 45: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

Link to Media<p>Donald Cerrone doesn't have any plans to slow down.<p>On Wednesday, Cowboy picked up his third win in 2014, scoring a knockout over Jim Miller in the main event at UFC Fight Night 45. That gives Cerrone four straight wins, as he hurdles toward a shot at the lightweight championship.<p>The …

Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Nurmagomedov Is the Only Fight to Make

Link to Media<p>Sometimes, the path is pretty clear when it comes to matchmaking in the UFC. Sometimes, two dogs are snarling at each other through the chain link, and you've just got to put them together and let them hash it out.<p>After UFC Fight Night 45 and the remarkable showing by one Donald …

New Jersey

UFC Made a Mistake by Putting First Women's Strawweight Bout on Fight Pass

Link to Media<p>At UFC Fight Night 45 on Wednesday, Claudia Gadelha and Tina Lahdemaki became the first two 115-pound fighters to step inside the Octagon.<p>Unfortunately for fight fans, the bout was buried on UFC Fight Pass. That was a mistake made by the UFC and is something it should avoid moving …

Strawweight

UFC Fight Night 45: Jessamyn Duke Suffers Nasty Broken Hand

Link to Media<p>Jessamyn Duke suffered a devastating defeat at UFC Fight Night 45 on Wednesday and also a pretty gruesome-looking injury.<p>The fighter posted an X-ray of the injury on her Instagram account. It's easy to see that it doesn't look like Duke will be stepping in the cage anytime soon.<p>Despite …

UFC