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Enforcer in octagon

Former minor league hockey enforcer Steve Bosse will make his UFC debut in the co-main event of UFC 186 in Montreal. Bosse (10-1) will fight Fabio Maldonado (22-7), replacing former …


UFC says ex-champ Anderson Silva tests positive for steroids

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has tested positive for steroid use. The 39-year-old Brazilian, considered the greatest mixed martial artist in the young sport’s history, tested positive for Drostanolone …


Anderson Silva dominates Nick Diaz in comeback fight at UFC 183

LAS VEGAS – Anderson Silva won a unanimous decision in his comeback fight 13 months after breaking his left leg, dominating Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on Saturday night. Silva …


McGregor returns

The last time Conor McGregor fought in Boston, he was on the undercard. The Dubliner returns to the TD Garden on Sunday and this time he is the center of …


MMA fighters sue UFC alleging antitrust violations

Mixed martial arts fighters filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday, alleging the organization is a monopoly that chokes off competition, crushes athletes’ earnings and controls …


Jose Aldo beats Chad Mendes in UFC 179 to keep his title

Brazilian Jose Aldo beat American Chad Mendes by unanimous decision to successfully defend his featherweight title in UFC 179 at Maracanazinho arena in Rio de Janeiro early today. With the …


Demetrious Johnson retains flyweight title at UFC 178

Demetrious Johnson retained his flyweight title Saturday night at UFC 178 in Las Vegas, submitting Chris Cariaso in the second round. Johnson (on top in photo) easily scored a takedown …


T.J. Dillashaw successfully defends UFC bantamweight title

T.J. Dillashaw successfully defended his bantamweight title with a fifth-round TKO over late fill-in Joe Soto at UFC 177 on Saturday night in Sacramento, California. Dillashaw (12-2) was never hurt …


Dillashaw fights sub

T.J. Dillashaw was looking forward to beating the man he won the UFC bantamweight title from in May and cementing his status as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in …


UFC’s Anderson Silva eager to fight again after broken leg

Anderson Silva’s family hoped his broken leg would persuade him to retire from mixed martial arts. Instead, the gruesome injury only made him more determined to return to the cage.


Lawler defeats Brown in UFC

Robbie Lawler withstood a flurry of stinging punches by Matt Brown in the fifth round and held on for a unanimous decision Saturday night in San Jose, California, setting up …


Lawler says he’s ready to make his title bid

Robbie Lawler believes he’s ready for another shot at the UFC welterweight championship he let slip through his hands four months ago. A number of fighters in the division can …


Man. U. lands lucrative sponsorship

Soccer: Manchester United landed the richest uniform deal in soccer, a $1.3 billion, 10-year agreement with Adidas that replaces its Nike sponsorship. The contract, worth an average of $128 million …


Chris Weidman unanimously outpoints Lyoto Machida at UFC 175

Chris Weidman (at right in photo) unanimously outpointed Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 on Saturday night in Las Vegas to retain his middlewieght title. Weidman improved to 12-0, with the …


Lyoto Machida takes on champ Chris Weidman at UFC 175

While the rest of Lyoto Machida’s lunch party digs into steaks and cheesecake, he eats vegetables and pasta. Machida doesn’t mind. It’s no small thing to drop 20 pounds as …


Area roundup: Spokane’s Elizabeth Phillips to make UFC debut

Spokane’s Elizabeth Phillips will make her UFC debut Saturday at UFC 174 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. Phillips, 27, an Eastern Washington University student, will take on Valerie Letourneau …


Newsmakers

Hired The Edmonton Oilers have hired Craig Ramsay as an assistant coach. The 63-year-old has more than 40 years of NHL experience since being drafted by the Buffalo Sabres as …


Chiesa, Sicilia both get victories

LAS VEGAS – It was a perfect night for local fighters at UFC 173. Michael Chiesa and Sam Sicilia, both based in Spokane, won unanimous decisions at the MGM Grand …


Brown defeats Silva in UFC showdown

CINCINNATI – Some fighters talk about always wanting to finish their opponents. Saturday night at U.S. Bank Arena, Ohio’s own Matt Brown went above and beyond the call of duty …


Jon Jones ready for latest light heavyweight challenge

Jon Jones went from pound-for-pound the best fighter inside the octagon to just plain pounded. Jones took a beating, the worst one of his record reign, in a bout against …


Werdum beats Browne in UFC fight

ORLANDO, Fla. – Fabricio Werdum became the top contender for the UFC heavyweight title by winning a unanimous decision against Travis Browne in the main event of Saturday’s UFC card …


Bobrovsky blocks 28 in Columbus’ win

NHL: Artem Anisimov scored with 6:25 remaining in the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves to lead the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets to a 1-0 victory over the …


In Brief: Bryan brothers keep U.S. alive in Davis Cup

Tennis: Bob and Mike Bryan beat Dominic Inglot and Colin Fleming 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 Saturday in San Diego to pull the United States to 2-1 against Britain in the …


UFC waits for Big Apple to bite

UFC fighters are having fun as the life of the Super Bowl party. Renan Barao, Frank Mir and Ricardo Lamas were among the fighters at Madison Square on Thursday to …


In brief: Tar Heels take ugly win over Wildcats

Men’s basketball: Marcus Paige scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half and James Michael McAdoo had 20 points, helping No. 18 North Carolina beat No. 11 Kentucky …


St. Pierre vacates UFC welterweight title

UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre vacated his title Friday, citing a desire for a lengthy break from mixed martial arts. St. Pierre believes he’ll eventually return to the sport, …


Torre, La Russa and Cox elected to Hall of Fame

Baseball: With a combined eight World Series titles and more than 7,500 wins, the managerial trio of Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox has officially made it to …


Penguins edge Canucks in shootout

NHL: Evgeni Malkin scored in the third round of the shootout, Marc-Andre Fleury made the deciding stop on Ryan Kesler and the Pittsburgh Penguins stayed unbeaten at home after a …


Blanchette: Chiesa making name for himself in UFC

The anything-goes days of mixed martial arts are long gone, at least inside the octagon. There are rules, if not something so dainty as an etiquette. Outside? Not so much. …


St. Pierre defends his belt at UFC 158

After years of anticipation and months of verbal sparring, Nick Diaz is finally getting his shot at UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (at left in photo). St. Pierre (23-2) …