Month: March 2021

6:25 PM ET Endeavor, the powerhouse Hollywood talent agency, has agreed to own 100% of the UFC, according to a filing Wednesday with the Securities Exchange Commission. Endeavor acquired a majority stake of UFC parent company Zuffa from the Fertitta brothers in July 2016 when it was then known as WME-IMG. Currently, Endeavor owns 50.1%
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5:13 PM ET WBC world lightweight champion Devin Haney will defend his title against Jorge Linares in Las Vegas on May 29. The 22-year-old Haney (25-0, 15 KO) will make his third title defense after unanimous decision wins over Alfredo Santiago and Yuriorkis Gamboa in November, 2020. He won the belt by defeating Zaur Abdullaev
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1:59 PM ET The justices of the Supreme Court of the United States questioned whether amateurism is an essential part of the NCAA’s business model Wednesday during a landmark hearing for the future of college sports while also expressing concerns about starting a slippery slope of judicial rulings that could lead to the destruction of
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3:34 PM ET The Toronto Blue Jays‘ big-money addition to the lineup will begin the season on the shelf. Manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday that outfielder George Springer will start the season on the injured list with a Grade 2 oblique strain. Montoyo added that Springer’s most recent MRI showed improvement, and that they expect
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11:42 AM ET Free-agent center DeMarcus Cousins and the LA Clippers are discussing a 10-day contract, but no decision is expected until next week, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Cousins was released by the Houston Rockets last month, with sources telling ESPN’s Tim MacMahon the decision to part ways was mutual. Cousins, 30, a four-time
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9:05 AM ET UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou said he would like to fight twice more this year, and while he’s not sure what’s going on between the UFC and Jon Jones, he said he wants Jones first and then a rematch with Derrick Lewis. Ngannou dethroned Stipe Miocic, who’s considered the greatest heavyweight in
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