Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos, two of the UFC’s most popular heavyweight fighters of the past decade, were recently informed they were being released, sources told ESPN.
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim made remarks about a reporter’s height and perceived lack of basketball experience following the Orange’s win over Clemson on Wednesday.
Jets GM Joe Douglas said he will answer the call if teams try to trade for Sam Darnold but downplayed the idea of trading assets for a star player. He also said he hopes to keep safety Marcus Maye long term.
In his return to Houston, the Nets’ James Harden received a mixture of cheers and boos from fans in a 132-114 win over the Rockets.
Creighton coach Greg McDermott said he offered to resign after urging his players to “stay on the plantation” in a postgame locker room talk over the weekend. He said that “our guys wanted me to coach and that’s my job.”
All-Star teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert took aim after Wednesday night’s OT loss at how games for their NBA-leading Jazz squad are officiated.
Free-agent wide receiver Tyrell Williams reached agreement on a one-year deal worth up to $6.2 million with the Lions, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Ousmane Dembele and Gerard Pique starred as Barcelona turned around a 2-0 first-leg deficit vs. Sevilla.
Joel Embiid did it all in stunning the Jazz, and James Harden’s Houston return went as expected in an eventful night in the NBA.
Michigan State rejoined the right side of the bubble after a win over Indiana, and Illinois justified its new No. 1 seed in a major way at Michigan.