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In brief: Digest: Penguins close out Rangers in Game 5 rout

Pittsburgh ended its postseason hex against the New York Rangers emphatically Saturday, lighting up Henrik Lundqvist in a remarkably easy 6-3 rout in Game 5 to win the series 4-1 …


Conor McGregor doesn’t show for UFC 200 press conference

Conor McGregor’s seat was vacant, and so now is his spot headlining the big UFC 200 card this summer.


UFC’s Conor McGregor creates stir with retirement talk on Twitter

Conor McGregor has delivered a punch on social media rather than inside a UFC cage.


Spokane’s Michael Chiesa picks up big UFC victory

Spokane’s Michael Chiesa scored the biggest UFC win of his career Saturday with a second-round submission of Beneil Dariush.


In brief: Digest: Curry scores 31, Warriors beat Jazz 103-96 in OT for No. 68

hen Curry scored 31 points, including six straight in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors continued their historic run with a 103-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night …


Newsmakers: Former Arizona State coach Herb Sendek hired at Santa Clara

Former Arizona State coach Herb Sendek was hired as Santa Clara’s new basketball coach. Sendek will be officially introduced at a news conference on Wednesday.


Westbrook’s triple double lifts Thunder

Russell Westbrook had 21 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds to help the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 111-107 on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.


Nate Diaz beats Conor McGregor; Miesha Tate takes title from Holly Holm at UFC 196

Nate Diaz beat Conor McGregor by submission with 48 seconds left in the second round Saturday night for the second spectacular upset of UFC 196.


Olympic ice dance champs Davis/White to be honored

Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White will be honored in April by Figure Skating in Harlem. Davis-White, who won gold at the 2014 Sochi Games, will be …


Ronda Rousey thought about killing herself after losing to Holly Holm

Ronda Rousey says she had dark thoughts after she lost her bantamweight title to Holly Holm in Australia last year, her first defeat since joining UFC.


Women’s boxing hopes to gain traction from Holly Holm’s UFC victory over Ronda Rousey

Among the millions who watched former boxing world champion Holly Holm outpunch Ronda Rousey to set up a stunning upset was Mauricio Sulaiman. The head of the World Boxing Council’s …


Carlos Condit gets another shot at UFC title, but Robbie Lawler won’t give it up without fight

For rugged champion Robbie Lawler and contender Carlos Condit, their Saturday welterweight title fight headlining UFC 195 at the MGM Grand marks the collision of familiarity and the unknown.


Robbie Lawler plans to stay on top in UFC

The UFC’s list of champions underwent a profound upheaval in 2015. Seven of the 10 people who held title belts on New Year’s Day are no longer wearing them as …


Anderson Silva set for UFC return Feb. 27 in London

Anderson Silva will return to the UFC on Feb. 27 after finishing his one-year suspension for steroid use.


Rafael dos Anjos stops Donald Cerrone in first round to retain UFC title

Rafael dos Anjos stopped Donald Cerrone at 1:06 of the first round Saturday night to retain the UFC lightweight title.


After beating Aldo, McGregor wants to hold a second UFC belt

Gab is just one of Conor McGregor’s many gifts.


Conor McGregor stops Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win UFC belt

Conor McGregor stopped Jose Aldo with one spectacular punch just 13 seconds into the first round Saturday night, backing up his bravado and claiming the undisputed featherweight title at UFC …


Holly Holm stuns Ronda Rousey with 2nd-round knockout

Holly Holm pulled off a stunning upset victory over Ronda Rousey in UFC 193, knocking out the women’s bantamweight champion in the second round with a powerful kick to the …


Spokane’s Julianna Pena improves to 3-0 in UFC with unanimous decision

HOUSTON – Julianna Pena went into her fight at UFC 192 talking about the potential to get to a title fight against dominant champ Ronda Rousey. After a unanimous decision …


Competition drives UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier is learning it was never the chase for the UFC light heavyweight championship that pushed him. “I used to think this was the motivation,” Cormier said, looking to …


Spokane UFC competitor Julianna Pena seeks biggest opportunity

HOUSTON – Julianna Pena’s road to a fight that could lead to an Ultimate Fighting Championship title shot has been a long one with a major bump along the way. …


Demetrious Johnson improves to 23-2 in UFC

Demetrious Johnson unanimously outpointed John Dodson on Saturday at UFC 191 to retain the flyweight title. Johnson (23-2) received winning scores of 49-46, 49-46 and 50-45 from the judges. Dodson …


Champion Demetrious Johnson in tough rematch with John Dodson at UFC 191

LOS ANGELES – Although Demetrious Johnson’s reign as the UFC’s flyweight champion is approaching historic lengths, he gets only a fraction of the attention lavished on the world’s other top …


Ronda Rousey to fight world’s former No. 1-rated female boxer next

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has announced her next fight will be against the world’s former No. 1-rated female boxer. Rousey told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday that …


Ronda Rousey roams to Brazil with plan to beat Bethe Correia at UFC 190

GLENDALE, Calif. – Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere …


Mike Tyson sees himself in Ronda Rousey’s UFC dominance

GLENDALE, Calif. – Moments after Mike Tyson stepped into the Glendale Fighting Club, Ronda Rousey grabbed her judo coach and abruptly flung him onto the canvas with an enormous bang. …


Thompson winner in ‘Ultimate Fighter’ finale

LAS VEGAS – Stephen Thompson stopped Jake Ellenberger with a spinning heel kick with 31 seconds left in the first round of their welterweight bout Sunday night at the finale …


McGregor TKOs Mendes for UFC title

UFC: Conor McGregor won the UFC interim featherweight title in dramatic fashion at UFC 189 at Las Vegas, stopping Chad Mendes with three seconds left in the second round after …


Jon Jones stripped of UFC title, suspended

Jon Jones has been stripped of his UFC light heavyweight title and suspended indefinitely following his arrest in New Mexico on a hit-and-run that police say left a pregnant woman …


Curry helps Warriors sweep away Pelicans

Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers during a 39-point night, and the visiting Golden State Warriors cruised to 109-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, completing a sweep of their first-round …