McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback

first_img Loading… Read Also:Dakar Rally: Spanish driver wins for third time“But if you ask my family, my loved ones, they’ll tell you I’m not that different. I’m still that passionate young man looking for the moon.”McGregor and Cerrone both weighed in at 170 pounds on Friday for their welterweight bout.McGregor fought at welterweight previously when he went 1-1 against Nate Diaz in 2016 while Cerrone went 6-4 during a welterweight run between 2016 and 2018.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearReal Faces Of The Women From World Famous Paintings8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthTruly Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Chinese Soil7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Outrageous Ideas That Made People Ridiculously Rich7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon after a 15-month absence seeking – he says – to leave controversy behind him.Advertisementcenter_img The Irish star takes on experienced Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – where Wednesday’s final press conference offered a remarkable display of respect from a fighter as famed for his trash talk as his formidable left hook. “It’s hard not to respect Donald,” McGregor said of the 36-year-old American, who boasts a record of 36 wins, 13 losses and holds the record for the number of knockouts (20) in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) – where victories are often won by submission and decision.However, Cerrone appears to be on the wane, considering his last two losses last year to Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje.“He’s a good fighter,” McGregor said. “But I can read Donald like a children’s book. I know his moves and I know what he’s planning. I have the advantage of speed, I’m well prepared, there’s no one to touch me.”McGregor claimed his last victory – his 21st in 25 bouts – in 2016.Since then, McGregor has been battered into submission by arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in a contest that was marred by a massive brawl at ringside and been knocked out by boxing great Floyd Mayweather in a cross-combat superfight in Vegas in 2017.Away from the ring, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion has been charged with two assaults in the United States and, according to reports in the New York Times, remains the subject of two sexual assault investigations in Ireland.“I’ve made mistakes,” McGregor said in the buildup to the fight. “And I have been man enough to admit them and correct them. I’m more mature and more experienced. These experiences have helped me improve as a man.last_img read more

SportMod Stampede at East Moline pays $2K to win

first_imgEAST MOLINE, Ill. – Two thousand dollars is the top prize at the inaugural SportMod Stampede this Sunday at The Bullring at Rock Island County Fairgrounds. The Aug. 30 headliner at East Moline pays a minimum of $100 to start with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and KMJ Performance Illinois State points at stake. There’s a $50 entry fee for the draw/redraw show.  More information is available on Facebook. The SportMod Stampede will be broadcast by Done Right TV. Pit gates open at 2:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Racing follows 5:30 p.m. hot laps. center_img Rounding out the card are IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, running for national, regional, state and track points.  Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for kids ages 9-15. Pit passes are $30 or $15 for kids.last_img read more

Patricia Ann Foster, 85

first_imgPatricia Ann Foster, 85, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at her residence in Greensburg.  Born, February 24, 1934 in Decatur County, she was the daughter of Robert Joseph Wright and Catherine (Wilson) Shafer.  Patricia married Donald L. Foster, Sr. on August 28, 1950, and he preceded her in death on September 8, 2012.  Patricia worked for James River and Crown Zellerback in Greensburg for over 30 years.  She was a member and very active in the Faith Baptist Church in Greensburg before it closed and most recently attended the Greensburg Wesleyan Church in Greensburg.  Patricia loved crocheting and spending time with her family.  She is survived by one son; Donald L. Foster, Jr., Greensburg, three daughters; Georgia (Harry) Wright, Greensburg, Barbara (Jim) Smith, Lexington, IN, Sherry (Chris) Hersley, Greensburg, two brothers; Jerry (Darlene) Wright, Greensburg, Eddie (Sara) Wright, Arizona, one sister; Marcie (Ernie) Stephens, Greensburg, sister-in-law; Sharon Wright, Ft. Wayne, 14 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Donald L. Foster, Sr., brother; Robert Joseph “Bud” Wright, two sisters; Jackie Shafer, Nancy Olds, and grandson; Lonny Moore.  Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg from 9-11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019 followed by funeral services at 11:00 am with Rev. Forest Hamilton officiating.  Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.  Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Read Terrel Hunt’s letter to the NCAA

first_img Published on January 26, 2016 at 11:29 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 Former Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt sent this letter to the NCAA asking for a sixth year of eligibility to play football at SU. His junior year was cut short five games into the season due to a fractured fibula and his senior season lasted less than one game because of a torn Achilles. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img

Galtee best in the West after victory over Éire Óg

first_imgIn the Quarter-Finals of the County Intermediate  Football Championship it ended Rockwell Rovers 1-14 Kildangan 0-08 in Templemore.And St. Marys beat Carrick Swans by 2-10 to 1-08 in Group 1 of the South U21 A Hurling Championship.In the North Junior B Hurling Championship it ended Newport 2-08 Portroe 3-08 in Templederry, while Kilruane MacDonaghs defeated Toomevara by 0-17 to 1-11 in their North U21 A Hurling encounter in Moneygall. They beat Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill by 4-06 to 0-07 in today’s final Kickham Park. Elsewhere, Inane Rovers came from behind to defeat Sean Treacys by 2-06 to 0-05 in the County Junior A Football Final in Holycross.Moyne/Templetuohy are now a senior hurling club; that’s after their 1-18 to 0-10 defeat of Thurles Sarsfields in today’s County Intermediate Hurling Final at Semple Stadium.last_img read more

Better Collective unveils Austrian acquisitions

first_img StumbleUpon Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Submit Bettingexpert crowns TheTrollmanSha World Tipster Champion  July 2, 2020 Share Related Articles Better Collective Spotlight: How is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Share In its first acquisition since its recent IPO, Better Collective has completed the purchase of all shares in Austrian based Bola Webinformation GmbH, including its flagship product Webinformation GmbH marks Better Collective’s largest acquisition and allows the firm to expand its already strong presence in German speaking markets.The purchase price has been agreed to €36.3m, of which €30.8m has been paid in cash upon closing and the remaining part will be paid in cash after 12 months.Jesper Søgaard, CEO of Better Collective, commented: “We are truly excited about having reached an agreement with Bola Webinformation GbmH. This is the largest acquisition we have completed, and it is a great first step after our IPO earlier in June, where we raised funds to continue our acquisition strategy. With the acquisition of Bola, we are very pleased that we now take the position as the leading sports betting affiliate in the German speaking markets, a market where we see high growth potential.”Last year, Better Collective acquired Sportfreunde GmbH, including websites and, both large sports betting affiliate websites also targeting the German speaking markets. When combined with the portfolio from Bola Webinformation GmbH and Better Collective’s other websites (including, Better Collective is now positioned as the market leader in the German speaking markets.Florian Körner, Founder of Bola Webinformation, added: “Speaking on behalf of the founders of Bola Webinformation GmbH, we are very excited that we have been able to conclude the sale of our company to Better Collective, a company we have known well for a long time. We are very proud of the company we have built over the years, and we are happy to see our employees and our products continue in a well-managed company where values and quality are priorities.”last_img read more

Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner out of Dodgers’ lineup with leg injuries

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies LOS ANGELES — A big chunk of the Dodgers’ offense is day to day.Both Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner were out of the starting lineup Tuesday with leg injuries that might or might not sideline them for longer.Bellinger was hit in the right knee by a pitch in the third inning of Monday’s game. He was in the outfield Tuesday afternoon jogging around the perimeter of the warning track to test the knee. The results were not good enough to get him in the lineup.“Could he play? Possibly,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “But I just think the way he was moving around, to give him an extra day, have him available off the bench made more sense. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Ryu is not eligible to be activated until Friday, so left-hander Julio Urias will make his scheduled start on Thursday in Milwaukee. Roberts said Urias will go to the bullpen when Ryu returns. The Dodgers have planned to limit Urias’ innings this season by using him out of the bullpen for stretches. Injuries to Clayton Kershaw, Ryu and Hill at the start of the season pushed Urias into the starting rotation temporarily.BACK TALKMartin said his lower back is getting “better – just not as fast as I would like.”Martin went on the injured list with lower back inflammation a week ago. He has begun playing catch but has not been able to start any other baseball activities yet.“To play catcher, you gotta catch,” Martin said. “You really have to be ready to play the position. You can’t say, ‘Well, I feel okay’ and try to go out there. I want to make sure when I come off, I’m ready to go and this doesn’t come up again.”UP NEXTReds (RHP Sonny Gray, 0-2, 2.03 ERA) at Dodgers (RHP Walker Buehler, 1-0, 8.25 ERA), Wednesday, 12:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img “They’re treating him up. The X-rays (Monday night) were negative. That’s all I know now. I’m hoping he’s in there (Wednesday). If it continues to respond well, he will be. If not, then we’ll deal with that.”Turner, meanwhile, played the full game Monday (and reached base three times) despite fouling a ball off his left ankle while hitting in the batting cage before the game. The ankle contusion led to some tightness in his hamstring as he played through the bruise, Roberts said.“He fouled a ball off his ankle during batting practice, working in the cage. After that, he didn’t feel well,” Roberts said. “He played but as he was playing there was some compensation with the hamstring and that kind of bled into that.“Once something happens like that then everything else kind of reacts and the hamstring tightened up a little bit. Right now, I’d just say the left leg is kind of bothersome. Hopefully, he’ll be back in there tomorrow.”MEMORIAL SERVICEA private memorial service for Don Newcombe was held at the stadium Tuesday afternoon. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt was among those in attendance, invited by Newcombe’s family. Also in attendance were former Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier and a large segment of this year’s team. The service was scheduled with the Cincinnati Reds in town so Kemp and Puig could attend. Both were close to Newcombe during their days with the Dodgers.Always impeccably dressed, Newcombe’s suits were usually topped off by a color-coordinated Panama hat. His wife, Karen, passed some of those hats on to Kenley Jansen, Russell Martin, Rich Hill and David Freese among others.“He lived his life. He was 92 years old,” Jansen said of Newcombe. “So I kind of feel selfish saying I wish he was still here.“He lived his life but he’s still here with me. We’re all going to continue to keep him in our hearts.”RYU RETURNLeft-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu threw an “aggressive bullpen” session as expected Monday and came out of it “feeling really good,” Roberts said.Ryu will come off the injured list later this week and rejoin the rotation without going on a rehab assignment. The Dodgers play a four-game series in Milwaukee this weekend before having an off day Monday.Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

Friday June 19th Local Sports

first_imgEMPORIA, KANSAS — NIACC men’s basketball player Deundra Roberson has signed with Emporia State University. The six-foot guard was a two-time first-team All-Region XI selection who averaged 20.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.4 steals in 29 games as a sophomore after putting up 16.6 points and 2.2 assists per game as a freshman. Emporia State is an NCAA Division II program based in Emporia Kansas that plays in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. WATERLOO —- There has been no official announcement but the Waterloo Bucks hope to start an abbreviated Northwoods League schedule next month. The collegiate summer baseball league was unable to open the season on May 26th due to the COVID-19 pandemic.KGLO News · 6 – 19 – Dcorbin – 1That’s Bucks General Manager Dan Corbin who says the league will be divided into pods for competition.KGLO News · 6 – 19 – Dcorbin – 2Corbin says pod play will keep travel costs in check.KGLO News · 6 – 19 – Dcorbin – 3The club will be holding a job fair this weekend to fill a number of roles at Riverfront Stadium. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dalvin Cook logged off from virtual team activities with the Minnesota Vikings. He’s no longer willing to participate until he has secured a new contract. His situation is the latest standoff between an NFL team and a star running back. There’s the possibility of several more in the coming year in a league that has steadily driven down the financial value of the position. A person with direct knowledge of Cook’s decision confirmed to The Associated Press he would not report to training camp without a new deal. Cook made the Pro Bowl last season. — high school softball scores from ThursdayCentral Springs 9, North Butler 4Iowa Falls-Alden 8, St. Ansgar 7Osage 3, Hudson 2 MASON CITY — Newman jumped out to a 6-1 lead after two innings on their way to a 10-2 victory over Riceville in non-conference softball last night. Paige Leininger was 3-for-4 from the plate with seven runs batted in, socking two doubles and a triple. She also picked up the win in the circle, striking out two. Newman is now 4-0 on the season and travels to Nashua-Plainfield tonight. IOWA FALLS — A North Central Conference baseball team has temporarily suspended their season after a player tested positive for COVID-19. The Iowa Falls Times-Citizen reports that Iowa Falls-Alden athletic director Pat Norem notified players and parents on Thursday morning that the season would be suspended for the next 14 days after learning of the positive case. That means the varsity team will not be able to gather or practice until July 1st, with the first possible date the team could resume playing being July 6th. Norem said the player who tested positive for COVID-19 attended the team’s practice on Tuesday. Iowa Falls-Alden played at Clear Lake on Monday night and on Wednesday at St. Edmond. Earlier this week Aplington-Parkersburg cancelled their game against South Hardin after learning some of its players had been exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19. The Waterloo Courier reported that Thursday night’s softball doubleheader between Cedar Falls and Waterloo West was postponed as a precautionary measure after a member of the Cedar Falls junior varsity team had potentially been exposed and was awaiting test results.center_img NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — There will be some spectators in the stands for the two IndyCar races at Iowa Speedway. About 5,000-6,000 tickets will be available each night for the July 17 and 18 races on the short oval at Iowa, where there are more than 25,000 permanent seats. Groups will be separated by at least six feet. There were no spectators for the season-opening June 6 race at Texas, and won’t be any July 4 at the road course in Indianapolis. Spectators will first be allowed the weekend before Iowa, for two races at Road America, a four-mile, 14-turn road course in Wisconsin. UNDATED (AP) — Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sanó says he’s being blackmailed in his native Dominican Republic. The El Nuevo Diario newspaper reported that Odalis Ramos, a lawyer, has accused Sanó and three of his friends of kidnapping, beating and threatening to hang his client. Ramos said the incident took place last month in San Pedro de Macoris. Sanó told the newspaper it’s not true. He said Ramos requested money to drop the accusations. Sanó said the lawyer’s client was involved in a sexual assault of a young relative of Sanó’s. No charges have been filed related to any of the accusations. — high school baseball scores from ThursdayClear Lake 10, New Hampton 2Hampton-Dumont-CAL 18, Central Springs 5AGWSR 3, West Fork 2Lake Mills 7, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 2 TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, — Mason City High baseball vs. Dowling — doubleheader at 5:00 PMlast_img read more

WDFW Approves Four Days of Razor Clam Digging Starting Friday, March…

first_imgFacebook32Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email ( For more information, see COVID-19 and Razor Clam Digging: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife recognizes that we are facing extraordinary times and urges all Washington citizens to take extra precautions to keep yourself, your family and the entire community of Washington healthy.  Razor clam digs typically bring visitors from throughout Washington. We recognize that travel at this time should be done with great deliberation for your health, and the health of the receiving community.  In the course of considering this dig, we consulted with county health officials in both Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. We also consulted with the Washington Department of Health and the Governor’s office to determine if this clam opener should proceed. Based on the determinations of local and state government, we will continue to offer this outdoor activity.In offering this activity, we ask that you to follow WDOH guidelines.  In particular:Do not travel if you are sick, someone in your household is sick or you have conditions that put you at higher risk.Symptoms or not, please also practice good personal hygiene and maintain “social distancing” of at least six feet while on the beach.In addition, please recognize that these small towns need the grocery stores to remain stocked for local residents.  So please be judicious in purchasing what is needed for your time at the beach. Restaurants and bars are closed at this time, so please make sure you have brought the provisions you will need to enjoy your day.Please visit WDFW COVID-19 Updates for more information.Approved Razor Clam DigRazor clam diggers can round up their shovels, clam guns and tubes for a four-day dig beginning March 20.The approved dig is for the following beaches, dates and low tides:State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a dig on evening low tides after recent marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.March 20, Friday 5:27 pm, 0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksMarch 21, Saturday, 6:07 pm, 0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisMarch 22, Sunday, 6:41 pm, 0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksMarch 23, Monday, 7:12 pm, 0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisNo digging is allowed before noon when low tide occurs in the evening.“We are approving this dig based on favorable marine toxin findings, but folks should use their own judgment and consider COVID-19 when making travel plans,” said Larry Phillips, WDFW coastal region director, referencing recent announcements that razor clam festivals centered on Ocean Shores and Long Beach have been postponed.For a list of proposed razor clam digs on Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks beaches through April, please see our razor clam webpage.WDFW authorizes each dig independently after getting the results of marine toxin testing. Final approval of the tentatively scheduled openings will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.In order to ensure conservation of clams for future generations, WDFW sets tentative razor clam seasons that are based on the results from an annual coast-wide razor clam stock assessment and by considering harvest to date. To see videos of WDFW’s sustainable management work for razor clam seasons, visit our razor clam page.WDFW is also asking razor clam fans around the state to weigh in on the perennial question: Which is better, clam gun or shovel? To register support for a favored digging method, clam diggers can post a photo or video, complete with hashtag #TeamClamShovel or #TeamClamGun on any social media before the end of the spring season.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2019-20 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s licensing website and from license vendors around the state.Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.last_img read more

Vinny Perth ‘impressed’ with new signing Nathan Oduwa

first_imgNATHAN ODUWA is hoping for some stability at Dundalk as he prepares to play in his sixth country in five years.The former Spurs starlet has completed his move to Oriel Park having been a free agent since leaving Hapoel Hadera last summer.1Credit: SportsfileThat is the same club which signed Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe – who topped the League of Ireland scoring charts last year during a loan spell with Derry City – last month.Israel was the latest pitstop for the Londoner who also played in Scotland during a loan spell with Rangers, with Slovenia’s Olimpija Ljubljana and Vejle in Denmark.Oduwa said: “My agent told me to come over and have a look at Dundalk and I was surprised at the standard and the facilities, to be honest.“In England, they don’t really talk about the League of Ireland too much but the gym facilities, changing rooms and canteen here is of European standard.ONLY 24“I’m only 24 but I’ve travelled to a lot of places and I’ve learned a lot.“The world of football can be very cut-throat and players like to have security and be somewhere where they are happy to play and express themselves and I feel like I have that at Dundalk. I’m just raring to go now.”Oduwa spent a decade on Spurs’ books without making the first team but picked up first-team experience during temporary stints with Luton Town, Colchester United and Peterborough United as well as Rangers.The attacker was also capped by England up to under-20 level and by Nigeria’s under-23s.Dundalk head coach Vinny Perth said: “Nathan is someone we have tracked for a while.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’“He trained with us last week and we were really impressed with him. He can play left-wing, right-wing and we also feel he could operate as a centre forward.“Career-wise, he probably made a couple of wrong decisions over the past couple of years but he’s got real pedigree and this is the first time he has felt at home in a group for a long time.“He’s had loads of options and he has been to lots of different clubs over the past few months but this felt more like a home move for him. It’s an opportunity for him to rebuild his career.”last_img read more