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Doubts over McGregor as UFC announces title fight

By Philip O’Connor (Reuters) – UFC president Dana White has said that the organization’s lightweight title will be put up for grabs in a showdown between interim holder Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, casting doubts over the reign of current champion Conor McGregor. White announced the

Garcia hopes for another golden year from Singapore start

By John O’Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Sergio Garcia finally fulfilled his incredible promise when he captured a first major at last year’s U.S. Masters and the Spanish Ryder Cup veteran is hoping for another big season as he kicks off his 2018 campaign at a familiar venue. The 38-year-old started last season at the Singapore Open and Garcia, who tied for 11th in 2017, is hoping he can use the event again as launch pad to add more majors and tournament victories to his ever-expanding list of honours. To do it early is great for confidence and I played well here last year, then went on to Dubai and managed to win there,” Garcia told reporters at the Sentosa Golf Club on Wednesday.

Golf-Garcia hopes for another golden year from Singapore start

Sergio Garcia finally fulfilled his incredible promise when he captured a first major at last year’s U.S. Masters and the Spanish Ryder Cup veteran is hoping for another big season as he kicks off his 2018 campaign at a familiar venue. The 38-year-old started last season at the Singapore Open and Garcia, who tied for 11th in 2017, is hoping he can use the event again as launch pad to add more majors and tournament victories to his ever-expanding list of honours. To do it early is great for confidence and I played well here last year, then went on to Dubai and managed to win there,” Garcia told reporters at the Sentosa Golf Club on Wednesday.

Report: NBA investigating Rockets-Clippers postgame fracas

The NBA is investigating a postgame incident Monday night in which several Houston Rockets players went into the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room at Staples Center, ESPN reported Tuesday. The instigator reportedly was Houston’s Trevor Ariza, with teammates Chris Paul and James Harden trying

Backcourt boosts Blazers past Suns

Guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 58 points Tuesday night as the Portland Trail Blazers outgunned Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns 118-111 at Moda Center in Portland, Ore. Lillard finished with 31 points on just 19 shot attempts and …

NBA Standings

Jan 17 (OPTA) – Standings from the NBA on Wednesday EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Boston 34 11 .756 – 2. Toronto 29 13 .690 3 1/2 3. Philadelphia 20 20 .500 11 1/2 4. New York 20 24 .455 13 1/2 5. Brooklyn 16 28 .364 17 1/2 CENTRAL…

UPDATE 5-NBA Results

Jan 17 (Opta) – Results from the NBA games on Tuesday (home team in CAPS) ORLANDO 108 Minnesota 102 New Orleans 116 BOSTON 113 (OT) DENVER 105 Dallas 102 PORTLAND 118 Phoenix 111

Seahawks hire new offensive, defensive coordinators

The coaching staff shakeup in Seattle continued Tuesday as the Seahawks announced the hiring of three new assistants, including both offensive and defensive coordinators. Ken Norton Jr., the team’s linebackers coach from 2010-14, rejoins to work under head coach Pete Carroll after serving the past

NFL notebook: Brees hopeful he can remain with Saints

Drew Brees is ready to being his 13th year with the New Orleans Saints. All that stands between the 39-year-old quarterback and the 2018 season with the Saints is a new contract. “I’m not in the mood to make anything secretive,” Brees said Tuesday when asked if he is prepared to be chased

NBA notebook: Curry again leading jersey sales

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is No. 1 in jersey sales roughly midway through the season, the NBA announced Tuesday. Curry has finished first the past two seasons as well, and his Warriors remain in the top spot in team merchandise sales. …