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By Thomas Gerbasi

Bisping views short-notice bout as "a gift from the gods"

Michael Bisping still doesn’t understand what all the commotion is about. To him, taking a fight in Shanghai against Kelvin Gastelum just three weeks after he headlined UFC 217 against Georges St-Pierre in New York City is no big deal.“I can’t see why I wouldn’t do it,” he said. “Yeah, I was bummed out after losing to GSP and this gives me a chance to get right back in there, hopefully get back in the win column and obviously I get paid again. I’m close to the end of my career...

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By Thomas Gerbasi

Kandare bringing persistent attitude into Octagon

Bharat Kandare of India poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in on November 24, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)" align="center" />There’s no question that fight fans in India were watching intently in September as Arjan Bhullar, the first fighter of Indian descent to compete in the UFC, made his Octagon debut with a win over Luis Henrique. One of those fans was Bharat Kandare.“I congratulate Arjan on his UFC debut,” he said....

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Valencia vs. Barcelona: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

La Liga's top two meet at the Estadio Mestalla on Sunday when second-placed Valencia host leaders Barcelona. Los Che trail the Blaugrana by four points but have been revived on the watch of manager Marcelino, who will be banned from the touchline for this game.

The bad news for Valencia is Lionel Messi is likely to return to the starting lineup after Barca left their best player on the bench for 56 minutes during the 0-0 draw against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Here...

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LeBron on Rose's future: Want the best for him

LeBron James said he hopes this isn't the end for Cavs teammate Derrick Rose, but if it is, he said he hopes Rose finds peace in his decision.

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Richard Johnson

Texas Tech beats Texas, and maybe Kliff Kingsbury just saved his job?

Kingsbury might have just bought himself another year in Lubbock.

With a 10-point, fourth-quarter comeback, Texas Tech came back to beat Texas on Black Friday, 27-23. The Red Raiders finish their season 6-6, and will play in a bowl game after the win (they didn’t have the APR score to get in at 5-7).

That’s not a very Texas Tech score line. Things didn’t end up with both teams in the 50s in a wild shootout. This is a game Texas Tech typically doesn’t win under Kingsbury recently, a...

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Eric Stephen

Josh Rosen out for UCLA against Cal after 1st half hit

UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen is in street clothes on the sideline for the second half against California on Friday night at the Rose Bowl, after getting sacked three times.

No injury has yet been announced, but Rosen was thrown down to the turf late in the second quarter, the third time he was sacked in the opening half. Rosen returned to the sideline about midway through the third quarter, but was in street clothes and talking with UCLA medical personnel.

Devon Modster replaced Rosen...

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Jordan Bell starts, Steph Curry cooks in Golden State's rout of the Bulls

The Bulls led by three at the end of the first quarter, but Chef Curry heated up in the second quarter to lead Golden State to a blowout.

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Tim Cato

Steve Kerr's brilliant running gag has him breaking out new props at press conferences

A Rubik’s Cube, a Slinky, a deck of cards, and Steve Kerr all walk into a bar...

Steve Kerr, head coach of the most popular team in the NBA, has dealt with shuffled starting lineups early this season. For various reasons, his starters keep missing games and the first thing he does at each pre-game press conference is announce which bench player will start in their place. Basketball reporters, in turn, will tweet out Kerr’s answers. It’s a strange manufacturing line that eventually...

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Hector Diaz

This kid was surprised with Warriors tickets and now Stephen Curry has another surprise for him

Can’t wait!

Surprising my nephew to the @warriors at @MiamiHEAT game. Doesn’t get more wholesome than this. #NBA pic.twitter.com/Uvqw4xWbIY

— Charles Hinkle (@CharlesHinkleJr) November 24, 2017

Surprising a loved one with a gift is always the best. Seeing their expression once they realize what you’ve bought them is worth more than value of the purchase itself.

In this case, an uncle bought his nephew a Steph Curry jersey and topped that with tickets to the Warriors-Heat game....

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Tim Cato

Stephen Curry is back in MVP mode with 26 points in a single quarter

No Durant, no Draymond, but Curry is enough.

The Golden State Warriors are down Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, but they still have Stephen Curry. Yeah, uh, against the Chicago Bulls, that’s probably enough. Actually, that’s definitely enough.

Curry scored four points in the first quarter... and 26 in the second. His 30 points in the first half were the most by any Warrior this season, and his 26-point second was also a season high. You can see a couple of his plays above, and an...

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Richard Johnson

The Horns Down motion now draws an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty flag apparently

I thought this was America.

Please observe this exquisite Horns Down put on display by Texas Tech’s T.J. Vasher.

unsportsmanlike conduct for the horns down? These @Big12Refs are something else. pic.twitter.com/iJzQy5dH9V

— Michael R. Bull (@bulltown03) November 25, 2017

Flashing the disrespectful handsign is a tried and true tactic by Texas opponents.

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

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Richard Johnson

Watch this ill-advised fake punt just get worse and worse and worse

And worse and worse.

In the pantheon of incredibly spectacular punt failures this one is certainly near the top of the list.

Western Kentucky punter Jake Collins tries to salvage this fake attempt, and you won’t believe what happens next.

Ohhhhhhhh nooooooo. #SCNotTop10 pic.twitter.com/5R5jwSpXdq

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 25, 2017

As soon as Collins set off you could tell that things were doomed. The tiptoed delay before he tried to run was kinda odd. But I will say...

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Jason Kirk

Oregon State’s reportedly hiring Cal OC Beau Baldwin as head coach, which is a smart idea

The former Eastern Washington head coach has deep connections to the region and has scored plenty of points against Pac-12 teams.

Oregon State’s search to replace Gary Andersen is coming to a close, Football Scoop reports, with an expected announcement of Cal offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin to follow the team’s finale against Oregon.

Baldwin, a West Coast native and former Central Washington QB, has spent almost all of his coaching career in the Pacific Northwest at CWU and Eastern...

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Big 12 to Review TCU-Baylor Fight, Says Commissioner Bob Bowlsby

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby confirmed the conference will review footage from a fight between TCU and Baylor at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday to see whether any additional discipline is warranted.

Bowlsby made the comments to Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN Radio following a fracas that started after Baylor running back JaMycal Hasty was hit hard by Horned Frogs defensive lineman Chris Bradley by the Bears' sideline, leading to a large scuffle and an unsportsmanlike...

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Mike Riley Thinks He's 'Right Person' for Nebraska Amid Firing Rumors

Nebraska Cornhuskers head football coach Mike Riley lobbied to keep his job Friday following a 56-14 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes. 

After the game, Riley expressed his belief that he is still the best option for Nebraska despite a disappointing 4-8 season, according to ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman: "When I go to bed tonight, I'll be hoping for that, because I would love to do this. I truly believe I'm exactly the right person to do this. The football parts, I've been doing it so long, we know how...

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Michael D. Sykes, II

Marvin Bagley III dominates Mohamed Bamba, Texas in PK80 matchup

Bagley edges out his peer in an early matchup.

Two of the top potential prospects in the 2018 NBA draft faced off for the first time in their college careers when Duke’s Marvin Bagley III and Texas’ Mohamed Bamba played against each other in the second round of the PK80 tournament. Duke managed to sneak away with a 85-78 overtime win after trailing by as many as 16 with Bagley’s hands all over the victory.

Bamba and Bagley are two of the top five prospects expected to participate in...

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How great would Derrick Rose have been if he never got hurt?

Frustration from injuries might lead the former MVP to walk away from basketball. What might have been if he had never lost his elite explosion?

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Marvin Bagley III Scores 34 as Duke Comes Back to Beat Texas in OT

The No. 1 Duke Blue Devils overcame a 16-point, second-half deficit to beat the Texas Longhorns 85-78 in overtime Friday in the PK80 Phil Knight Invitational at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.

Superstar freshman forward Marvin Bagley III dominated for the Blue Devils with a game-high 34 points to go along with 15 rebounds.

Junior forward Dylan Osetkowski paced the Longhorns with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Mo Bamba finished with nine points and 10 rebounds...

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Jerry Lawler Thinks Undertaker Has 'More Matches Left' After Survivor Series

In the latest episode of his podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler said he believes The Undertaker may not be done yet as an in-ring performer.

On Dinner With the King (h/t Geno Mrosko of CagesideSeats.com), Lawler said he saw The Undertaker backstage at Survivor Series in Houston on Sunday and thought The Deadman looked to be in great condition:

"I think he might have looked too good. I think when you get when you hang around or you show up and you look that good, they in the WWE,...

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Eric Stephen

No. 1 Duke survives upset bid by Texas in PK80 Invitational Tournament

Marvin Bagley III scored 10 of his 34 points in overtime, capping off a comeback win for the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils, beating the Texas Longhorns 85-78 in the semifinals of the PK80 Invitational Tournament on Friday evening at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore.

Bagley scored 34 points on 12-of-18 shooting and grabbed 15 rebounds, getting the better of fellow stud freshman Mohamed Bamba of Texas, who had nine points and 10 rebounds but was limited with foul trouble.

Bamba blocked a potential...

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