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UFC plans to open world's largest MMA training facility in Shanghai
Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images (LAS VEGAS) -- The UFC announced on Tuesday it plans to open the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) training facility in Shanghai next year.UFC Performance Institute Shanghai will measure more than 93,000 square feet, making it approximately three times bigger than UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, which opened in 2017.The Shanghai facility “will serve as a training hub to develop and support MMA athletes from mainland China and the greater Asia-Pacific region,” according to the UFC. The building will also serve as the UFC’s headquarters in Asia and be capable of allowing for...
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Yankees acquire James Paxton in trade with Mariners
Scott Clarke / ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- The New York Yankees acquired ace pitcher James Paxton in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Monday.In exchange for Paxton, the Yankees sent three prospects to Seattle: left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield, right-handed pitcher Erik Swanson and outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams.Paxton, 30, has been with the Mariners since he was drafted by the team in 2010. He signed with the team a year later, and made his MLB debut in September 2013.This past season, the left-handed pitcher went 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA in 28 starts. He finished with 208 strikeouts, marking his...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/19/18
Sports News November 20th, 2018, 5:54am
Scoreboard roundup -- 11/19/18
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 119, Phoenix 114Charlotte 117, Boston 112Detroit 113, Cleveland 102Indiana 121, Utah 94L.A. Clippers 127, Atlanta 119New Orleans 140, San Antonio 126Memphis 98, Dallas 88Milwaukee 104, Denver 98Sacramento 117, Oklahoma City 113NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Rangers 2, Dallas 1Toronto 4, Columbus 2OT Buffalo 5, Pittsburgh 4OT Washington 5, Montreal 4Florida 7, Ottawa 5Nashville 3, Tampa Bay 2L.A. Kings 2, St. Louis 0Calgary 7, Vegas 2Winnipeg 6, Vancouver 3NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEL.A. Rams 54, Kansas City 51TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(1) Duke 90, San Diego St. 64(3) Gonzaga 84, Illinois 78(6) Nevada...
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Teen hockey player returns to the ice after suffering traumatic brain injury in accident: 'I feel great'
ABC News (BOSTON) -- Since he was a young boy, Gage Senter has loved hockey.Three years ago, Senter was a high school freshman in Merrimac, Massachusetts, when he made the varsity starting lineup as a center."It was the most important thing for me. I just worried about hockey and I just worried about the game," said Senter, now 18. "I didn't worry about anything else."He had dreams of playing hockey professionally but that summer, when he was 15, he was struck by a car at a crosswalk.He spent a month in a coma and was on life support for six...
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Former NFL player Jeff Rohrer marries Joshua Ross
iStock/Thinkstock (LOS ANGELES) -- Retired NFL player Jeff Rohrer tied the knot with Joshua Ross over the weekend in Los Angeles, making the former linebacker one of the first ex-NFL players to proudly be in a same-sex marriage.The former Cowboys star, 59, spoke to People magazine about the big day, saying, "It’s a very, very, very special love affair.""We’re the one for each other. It’s unexpected, but it’s undeniable," he added.Rohrer came out last week, just days before he and the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" aesthetician, 36, made the marriage official in front of more than 100 family and...
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Teen survives dramatic racing crash at 170 mph
Mai Shangmin/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images (MACAU, China) -- A teenage race driver is lucky to be alive today after a crash that stunned everyone at the Macau Grand Prix in China over the weekend.Sophia Floersch, a member of the Netherlands-based Van Amersfoort Racing team, flipped her Formula 3 car at 170 mph after clipping a Japanese race car. The flip hurled the 17-year-old's car backwards, slamming it into a booth. The crash sent five people to the hospital with serious injuries, and caused the remainder of the race to be halted for over an hour.Floersch, remarkably still conscious...
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LeBron James scores 51 points, gets first win in Miami since leaving Heat
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images (MIAMI) -- LeBron James finally claimed his first win in Miami since parting ways with the Heat four years ago.James scored 51 points Sunday night, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Heat, 113-97. The win marks his first victory in Miami since leaving the Heat in 2014, and his first win there as a member of the visiting team since 2010, according to ESPN."[I]t's always great to be here, come back here and see a lot of familiar faces," James said after the game. "We had some not-so-good times, we had more great times. So it's...
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Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffers season-ending injury
Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images (LANDOVER, Md.) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a serious leg injury on Sunday, and now the team has to prepare to finish the season without him.Smith, 34, was sacked in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, breaking the fibula and tibia in his right leg. He later underwent surgery at a local hospital.Colt McCoy stepped in for Smith and helped the Redskins take the lead in the fourth quarter, but the team ultimately lost to Houston, 23-21.McCoy, 32, will continue to start in Smith's absence. Sources tell ESPN that...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/18/18
Sports News November 19th, 2018, 5:56am
Scoreboard roundup -- 11/18/18
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMemphis 100, Minnesota 87Portland 119, Washington 109Orlando 131, NY Knicks 117L.A. Lakers 113, Miami 97San Antonio 104, Golden State 92NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEDallas 6, NY Islanders 2Carolina 2, New Jersey 1Chicago 3, Minnesota 1Vegas 6, Edmonton 3OT Colorado 4, Anaheim 3NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEHouston 23, Washington 21Baltimore 24, Cincinnati 21Indianapolis 38, Tennessee 10Pittsburgh 20, Jacksonville 16Detroit 20, Carolina 19Dallas 22, Atlanta 19NY Giants 38, Tampa Bay 35Oakland 23, Arizona 21Denver 23, L.A. Chargers 22New Orleans 48, Philadelphia 7Chicago 25 Minnesota 20TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(10) Kentucky 92, VMI 82(11) Michigan St....
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German Teen Survives Formula Three Crash
Mark Thompson/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- German Teenager Sophia Floersch survived a high speed crash during a Formula Three race in Macau on Sunday. Floersch was going 167 miles per hour when she lost control of the car and vault up over another race car, before crashing into stands holding race officials and photographers. マカオグランプリで死亡事故か。当たり方がヒドイ無事を祈る#マカオグランプリ #F3 pic.twitter.com/G96i1raKPh — のびお (@aochan8800) November 18, 2018 The race was stopped after the crash. Officials say Floersch was conscious and taken to the hospital, where the initial diagnosis was a spinal facture. Floersch later tweeted that she was okay. Just wanted to let everybody...
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