Aug 12, 2020 Newly signed Bellator MMA light heavyweight Corey Anderson said a recent health scare and wisdom from two-time UFC champion Daniel Cormier were behind his recent promotional switch. Anderson (13-5) secured his release from UFC last week — despite two fights remaining on his contract — and immediately signed a deal with Bellator.
9:30 PM ET Steve KimESPN A deal has been reached for a bout between unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and IBF titleholder Teofimo Lopez. The fight is targeted for Oct. 17 and, according to sources, the bout will be broadcast on ESPN. Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs), the WBA and WBO titleholder and WBC franchise champion,
9:42 PM ET Associated Press Oklahoma State’s Aman Gupta outlasted Stanford recruit Michael Thorbjornsen 1-up on Friday at windy Bandon Dunes to advance to the U.S. Amateur semifinals. Gupta, from Concord, North Carolina, will face Matthew Sharpstene, a 4 and 2 winner over LSU’s Philip Barbaree 4 and 2. Sharpstene is transferring from West Virginia
Thousands of British tourists in France have arrived back in the UK on the last Eurostar just hours before new quarantine restrictions were imposed. A Eurostar spokesman said 12,000 people tried to book tickets after the new rules were announced, compared with just hundreds normally. Image: The quarantine restrictions are now in place Mariia Ivanelo, 22,
6:55 PM ET It’s no surprise that a majority of sports fans are happy to see sports return amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, while they are pleased to see games again, they’re not sure how long it will last, a survey conducted for ESPN found. A little more than 60% agree they are “happy to
The Duchess of Sussex has criticised the “toxicity” of some media attention which she said uses “salacious” stories instead of truthful ones. Meghan earlier launched a legal battle over articles published in the MailOnline and Mail On Sunday, claiming they breached her privacy after they published parts of a letter written to her estranged father.
4:24 PM ET Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Mo Bamba will not play for the Orlando Magic in this season’s playoffs after leaving the bubble for testing related to his previous bout with coronavirus, the team announced Friday. Bamba was diagnosed with COVID-19 on June 11. The 22-year-old appeared in 62 games with
Theatres, casinos and bowling alleys are opening today as part of the latest easing of lockdown restrictions in England. The relaxed measures will also mean tattoo studios, beauty salons, spas and hairdressers can offer additional services, including face treatments such as eyebrow threading. More rules will be eased to allow: Skating rinks, indoor play and
9:43 AM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quarterback Cam Newton has made a positive first impression on New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. “Cam’s a hardworking kid. He really is,” Belichick said Friday morning. Newton’s introduction to the Patriots’ system since officially signing July 8 — and his status as the leading candidate to replace Tom
At 18 years old, Private Joseph Hammond was drafted from Ghana to fight with the 82nd Division in Burma. He joined the war in 1943 as the Allies were beginning to turn the tide against the Japanese. He still lives in Ghana and spoke to Sky News as the Royal Family prepares to lead services in the
3:20 PM ET College football is still set to be played on 76 FBS campuses this fall, but Miami coach Manny Diaz said he doesn’t think that means the sport can’t operate in a bubble to protect athletes. While the NBA and NHL have found success amid the coronavirus pandemic by isolating all competitors in
A 28-year-old former pizza delivery boy has become of the UK’s wealthiest young entrepreneurs after agreeing a deal which valued his business at over £1bn. Ben Francis was a 19-year-old student when he founded Gymshark, a fitness clothing brand, from his parent’s garage in 2011. Mr Francis rapidly expanded the company after gaining traction on
Senior members of the Royal Family will join veterans to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Prince Charles will lead a two-minute silence at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire as part of a special VJ Day TV service, with the Red Arrows taking to the skies for a UK-wide flypast.
9:27 AM ET Canadiens coach Claude Julien was released from the hospital and will return home to Montreal to rest after having a stent inserted into his coronary artery, the team announced Friday. Julien was admitted to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto on Wednesday after experiencing chest pains following his team’s 2-1 loss in Game
R Kelly’s manager has been charged with threatening to open fire on a New York cinema – forcing an evacuation and police to cancel the screening of a documentary alleging the singer sexually abused women and girls. Donnell Russell was arrested before being charged with conspiracy and threatening physical harm by interstate communication over the incident. The
A Twitter fight has broken out between Donald Trump’s campaign adviser and the fictional character Marge Simpson. The war of words kicked off when Jenna Ellis, an adviser and lawyer to the US president, tweeted that newly-appointed Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris sounded like the cartoon housewife. “Kamala sounds like Marge Simpson,” she wrote,