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UFC 219: Holly Holm-Cris Cyborg beat the unbeatable

UFC 219: Holly Holm-Cris Cyborg beat the unbeatable

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Saturday night at UFC 219, against Cyborg Cris featherweight champion, Holm once again has the opportunity to beat the unbeatable. When Holly Holm faced Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in 2015, not many people gave a chance to the nickname "The Preacher's Daughter". After all, Rousey was seen as the best fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. She had never lost in 12 professional fights and most had finished in the first round.But when referee Herb Dean lifted the winner's hand in the air, it was Holm, not Rousey, who had a smile stuck to his face. She used her speed and footwork during the fight, and put Rousey KO. in the second round with a brutal kick to the head, followed by a rush of strikes.Cyborg (18-1) has not lost since its professional debut in 2005. It outclasses its o...
New mom Serena Williams bows on her return

New mom Serena Williams bows on her return

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Back on the field, new mom Serena Williams was defeated 6-2, 3-6, 10-5 by Jelena Ostapenko in a friendly on Saturday. Serena Williams will return to the field on January 15, this time in Melbourne, where the Australian Open begins.Williams started his leave last January. On September 1st, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian.The champion 23 major tournaments is currently the 22th racket of women's tennis. She plans to defend her title in Melbourne, where the Australian Open starts on January 15th.Ostapenko is ranked seventh in the WTA. Latvia triumphed at Roland-Garros in June, earning a first major title.Away from the courts for almost a year, Serena Williams was beaten by Jelena Ostapenko (6-2, 3-6, 10-5) on Saturday at the Abu Dha...
Steelers crush Texans and secured playoffs

Steelers crush Texans and secured playoffs

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The Ben Roethlisberger made two touchdown passes for 226 yards and the Pittsburgh Steelers secured a week off in the playoffs by crushing the Houston Texans 34-6 on Monday. Roethlisberger varied his targets well and the Steelers (12-3) beat the Texans (4-11) even if they were without receiver Antonio Brown, the NFL scoring leader."I know everyone was thinking of Antonio's absence and the players wanted to fill his shoes, but no one can do it," Roethlisberger insisted. I simply told them to be the best version of themselves. "The Steelers led 20-0 at the half and took advantage of two Texan turnovers. Le'Veon Bell added a 10-yard touchdown late in the third quarter as rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster advanced to 34-6 with a 18-yard touchdown for a fourth-quarter major."It just show...
Eagles secure top spot field advantage

Eagles secure top spot field advantage

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Jake Elliott made a 48-yard effort with just 22 seconds left and the Philadelphia Eagles secured the top spot in the National Association with a 19-10 win over the Oakland Raiders, Monday evening.Ronald Darby intercepted a Derek Carr pass with 54 seconds to play and Nick Foles completed four consecutive passes for 21-yard gains. Elliott then sent the ball to the middle of both posts.While the Raiders attempted a game of desperation, Derek Barnett recovered a fumble before heading into the end zone to end the game with a touchdown.The last time they had the advantage of the field for the duration of the series of the National, in 2004, the Eagles (13-2) had reached the Super Bowl and had lost 24-21 against the Patriots of New England.After showing a 12-4 record last seas...
Denis Shapovalov as Male Athlete of the Year 2017

Denis Shapovalov as Male Athlete of the Year 2017

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No athlete has attracted so much attention in Canada in the year of 2017 as Denis Shapovalov. The incredible progression of the young ATP 18-year-old earned him the Lionel Conacher trophy awarded by Canadians to the male athlete of the year.Shapovalov garnered 20 of 64 votes (31 percent) in the polls from commentators and media sports section leaders across the country.He edged out captain Sidney Crosby, who guided the Pittsburgh Penguins to a second Stanley Cup in a row, with one vote. Cincinnati Reds power hitter Joey Votto finished third with 17 percent of the vote."Frankly, I'm a little overwhelmed with this huge honor,"Shapovalov said in a telephone interview from Florida where he trains. There are so many Canadian athletes deserving of it. Honestly, it motivates me to ...