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Hamilton ready, will join Rangers on Monday

Nearly a month after being reacquired by the Rangers, outfielder Josh Hamilton will join the team on Monday after finishing his recovery from shoulder surgery.

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Looking Ahead: Oregon Ducks

A talented recruiting class should help the Oregon Ducks compete in the Pac-12, a league that doesn't appear to have a clear favorite.

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Things to know about Cormier
MMA 

Daniel Cormier has a second-consecutive shot at the UFC light-heavyweight title. What makes the No. 3 contender worthy?

  • 15-1 overall record (4-1 in the UFC)
  • 8 wins by (T)KO, 2 wins by submission
  • Only loss via Jon Jones at UFC 182

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MMA 

Weidman implores crowd after win

After once again defending his UFC middleweight title, Chris Weidman said to the crowd in the post-fight interview in the Octagon: "Stop doubting me. Stop doubting me. It's enough. ... Join the team."

Weidman recovers and defends title
MMA 

Vitor Belfort hit the champion with some early blows but the fight swung in Chris Weidman's favor thanks to a takedown that led to a mount. Herb Dean called a stop to it at 2:53 of the first round after repeated Weidman punches.

MMA 

Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

Chris Weidman defends title via TKO in the first! Belfort had him in little trouble but Weidman gets takedown and finishes with strikes.

Weidman makes quick work of Belfort
MMA 

The winner and still unbeaten UFC middleweight champion is Chris Weidman. The All-American improves to 13-0 overall and 4-0 in title bouts with UFC.

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MMA 

Crawford keeps Blackhawks alive
NHL 

The Ducks controlled the offensive flow of the game in the first OT, but Corey Crawford stoned all 17 of Anaheim's shots on goal, and we're headed to a second extra period in Game 4. The Ducks lead the series 2-1. Follow live

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NHL 

Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

The champ in early trouble after a blitz by Belfort! But now Weidman with the takedown and lots of time to work.

Curry: 'It's fun out there'
NBA 

After his 40-point performance in Game 3, Stephen Curry told ESPN's Doris Burke: "When you get stops and get a flow and a rhythm to the game, things start to happen. It's fun out there."

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Eight in a row, tittle shot next?
MMA 

Donald Cerrone has won eight straight UFC fights, does that mean he has secured a date against Rafael dos Anjos? Maybe. No UFC fighter has won eight straight fights and not received a championship shot.

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MMA 

Benavidez: I was better

After beating John Moraga, UFC flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez told ESPN's Cary Chow: "Once I felt his distance and his speed, I knew I was better than him on the feet and once we got on the ground I felt 100% in control."

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Weidman, Belfort square off for title
MMA 

Sparks flew at Friday's weigh-in, where middleweight champ Chris Weidman accused Vitor Belfort of being a cheater. The two are about to settle their differences in the Octagon at UFC 187.

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MMA 

That's not how offense works
NBA 

At one point in Game 3, Josh Smith passed to no one. It was that kind of night for the Rockets.

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Vitor Belfort responds to cheater talk
MMA 

Belfort responded to Chris Weidman's cheating accusation: "I know who I am. I'm not defined by what others think about me."

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Cerrone wins in Round 2

Donald Cerrone hit John Makdessi with a kick to the head, and Makdessi quickly made a "time out" gesture, bringing an end to the fight in the second round.

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Warriors win in rout

Stephen Curry finished with 40 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the Warriors to a 115-80 win in Game 3, giving Golden State a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Box score

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