UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov Fantasy Cheat Sheet

This weekend, the UFC returns to Nashville with a featherweight grudge match headlining the card as Cub Swanson takes on Artem Lobov in a matchup with fireworks written all over it. Swanson is fresh off a Fight of the Year candidate in his last bout against Dooho Choi, while Lobov has won his last two fights, including a victory over highly touted prospect Teruto Ishihara. Swanson and Lobov have exchanged plenty of words in the lead up to this fight and now they will finally step into the Octagon together to settle the score. Also on the card, Al Iaquinta makes his long awaited return to a … Read the Full Article Here
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Kansas City Rewind: What you got right & wrong

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On a main card dominated by upsets, the one constant was UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who made history with his 10th successful title defense with a victory over Wilson Reis in the UFC Fight Night main event. Johnson has looked better than ever in his most recent fights, but he somehow managed to take his game up another notch on Saturday night as he picked Reis apart on the feet before finishing him on the ground. Following a lopsided performance over the first 10 minutes, Johnson finally decided to take Re … Read the Full Article Here
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Dillashaw gets chance to be 'The Man' in The Ultimate Fighter

When it came to coaching on The Ultimate Fighter, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was seemingly destined to always be the bridesmaid, never the bride.As a guest coach for Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Dillashaw was a regular visitor to the training center in Las Vegas, and unlike some of his peers, he actually wanted the head coaching gig.“It was kind of like, ‘All right, when do I get to coach my own team? I want my name on the door.’”He’s got it.

This Wednesday, The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption premiere … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Statement on Michael Graves

“In November 2016, welterweight Michael Graves was removed from his UFC bout following his arrest. As a potential violation of the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy, the UFC organization temporarily barred Graves from competition pending the completion of a third-party investigation. Based on the findings of this thorough review and investigation, UFC has advised Graves that he has been released from his contract effective immediately.“UFC requires all athletes to act in an ethical and responsible manner, as mandated by the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy. UFC holds its athletes to the highest … Read the Full Article Here
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Fight Night Kansas City Talking Points: DJ, Namajunas and more

KANSAS CITY One of the most stacked non Pay-Per-View cards in UFC history was headlined by Demetrious Johnson’s flyweight title defense and a pair of title implication bouts. The prelims delivered entertaining fights throughout the night and set the stage for the stars – and they delivered as well. Demetrious Johnson dominated in his record-tying 10th title defense, while Rose Namajunas and Robert Whittaker each earned electric finishes to add to their title contender resume. Namajunas appears to have a clearer path to the belt than Whittaker. But the night truly belonged to Johnso … Read the Full Article Here
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"Utan Lundqvist hade det blivit 10-0 i dag"

LOS ANGELES. Henrik Lundqvist slet i 60 minuter, men kunde inte ensam rädda New York Rangers.

Än en gång kraschade man i hemmaarenan Madison Square Garden och det var talande att Montreals 3-0-mål kom efter ett solonummer av Alexander Radulov, som var en kopia av Peter Forsbergs straffmål i OS i Lillehammer 1994.

Och nu totalsågas Rangers av experterna.

– Utan Henrik Lundqvist i kassen hade Montreal vunnit med 10-0, sa förre NHL-stjärnan och numera tv-profilen Jeremy Roenick i studion hos NBC Sports.

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St. Louis Blues på väg slå ut Minnesota Wild

LOS ANGELES. Tredje raka segern.

St. Louis är på väg att slå ut favoriterna Minnesota Wild i Stanley Cup.

På söndagskvällen, svensk tid, vann Blues med 3-1 och har nu slagläge i den här åttondelsfinalen med 3-0 i matcher.

Alexander Steen fastställde slutresultatet i tom kasse framspelad av Patrik Berglund.

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Blomqvists hårtork – till egna lagkamraterna

JÖNKÖPING. Kort efter slutsignalen stängde Brynäs in sig i omklädningsrummet – och lagkaptenen Jacob Blomqvist tog ordet och gav sina lagkamrater en rejäl hårtork.

– Jag är inte ett dugg imponerad av HV:s spel. Det är vi som inte kommer upp i nivå. I nästa match ska hela jävla laget jobba arslet av sig, säger Blomqvist.

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Linus Söderström hedrar Markus Olsson

JÖNKÖPING/STOCKHOLM. En vecka har gått sedan Modo-målvakten Markus Olsson hittades död.

I den första SM-finalmatchen mot Brynäs hedrade HV 71:s målvakt sin tidigare målvaktskollega – med en speciell detalj på målvaktsmasken.

– Det är väldigt sorgligt – han var en fantastisk person, säger Söderström.

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