As far as main and co-main events go, UFC 241 Saturday night in Anaheim has to be considered the strongest card of the year so far. Here he is, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (22-1). Still defending his title in August, despite so much talk last year of plans to retire on his 40th birthday in
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brett Moffitt pulled away on a restart with three laps to go and won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ playoff opener Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to earn a spot in the Round of 6. Moffitt finished 0.743 seconds ahead of 17-year-old Chandler Smith for his 10th series victory and
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is safe and in a hospital for evaluation after his plane crashed in east Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, the sister of the NASCAR television analyst and retired driver tweeted. Earnhardt’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that the driver’s wife, Amy, and 15-month-old daughter, Isla, also were on the plane
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Matt DiBenedetto has been told by Leavine Family Racing he will not be brought back for a second season with the NASCAR team in 2020. DiBenedetto called it “devastating news” in social media posts on Thursday. He’s enjoying the best season of his career while driving the No. 95 Toyota and is
Video has surfaced of an April incident in which UFC fighter Conor McGregor appears to punch a man in a bar in Dublin. In the video, published Thursday by TMZ Sports, McGregor is shown pouring drinks. The video cuts to a few minutes later, when McGregor pumps his fist in the air before throwing a
Nate Diaz is back. Finally. Diaz, one of the UFC’s most popular fighters, will be back in the Octagon for the first time in three years when he faces Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 on Saturday in Anaheim, California. But is taking a fight with the talented “Showtime” Pettis, who is coming off a knockout
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Nate Diaz lit up a joint Wednesday in the middle of Honda Center ahead of Saturday night’s UFC 241. Rather than a traditional open workout, the controversial UFC star took a few pulls of cannabis while shadowboxing in front of the hundreds of fans gathered. A few seconds later, Diaz handed the
The wildly popular “Fast & Furious” franchise is adding some UFC firepower. Francis Ngannou, the heavyweight knockout artist, has been added to the cast of the upcoming “Fast & Furious 9,” ESPN confirmed with his representatives at CAA on Wednesday. Deadline.com was the first to report the news. The role has not yet been announced.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This was supposed to be the breakout year for Ross Chastain, whose hard work caught the eye of a sponsor who promised to fund the eighth-generation watermelon farmer in the best ride of his career. Chastain was moving up to a competitive car in the Xfinity Series with a true chance to
The UFC has parted ways with perennial women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano, ESPN confirmed with promotion officials on Wednesday. The release of the popular fighter comes as a surprise because Zingano is not on a losing streak and is still a relevant name in both the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. ESPN has her ranked No.