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Luis Nery won’t be stripped of belt for failed drug test since positive finding was possibly the result of food contamination

Bantamweight world titleholder Luis Nery won’t be stripped of his belt for a failed drug test because the WBC said it believes that the positive finding was the result of food contamination. But, in its ruling on Monday, the WBC also ordered Nery to give former titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka an immediate rematch. Nery (24-0, 18 KOs), a 22-year-old southpaw from Mexico, won the 118-pound world title by fourth-round knockout of Yamanaka on Aug. 15 in Kyoto, Japan, but he failed a Voluntary Anti-Doping Association-administered drug test as part of the…

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UFC 217 – Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping

In the main event of UFC 217, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returns and challenges middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the title. St-Pierre has been out of action for nearly four years, while Bisping has lately gone on the best run of his career. Both fighters are clearly accomplished, but there are key stylistic differences that could be determining factors Saturday night. The following is a breakdown of the statistical categories that highlight those factors. Fightnomics Takedowns St-Pierre has stated that Bisping is “terrified” of his wrestling. If Bisping is…

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Conor McGregor apologizes for use of gay slur

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor apologized for his use of a gay slur in a postfight talk with teammate Artem Lobov in Gdansk, Poland, on Oct. 21. Following Lobov’s unanimous decision loss to Andre Fili, McGregor was seen on camera backstage calling Fili a “f—-t” at least three times. Appearing on the RTE One’s “The Late Late Show” on Tuesday, McGregor said he was caught up in the moment and did not mean any harm. “I meant no disrespect,” McGregor said. “I campaigned when we were trying to get same…

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SportsNation — Which athlete rocked the best Halloween costume?

8:15 PM ET SN Staff Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Halloween brings out the best of athletes, and 2017 was no exception, thanks to the creative minds of Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas, San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and many others. Across the four major professional sports, which athlete’s costume was the best? Weigh in on who wins this year’s prestigious honor of best Halloween costume. Vote now! Players across the NHL, including Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury…

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Daily fantasy golf — Expert picks for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

This week, the PGA Tour heads to Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Our panel of FantasyGolfInsider experts have laid out the players whom they believe have could provide big fantasy-point totals, and one to pass on. Picks to win Charley Hoffman On the heels of tragedy in Las Vegas, residents have been offered a glimmer of relief from their new NHL team, which has surged to the top of the standings. Here’s hoping that Hoffman, a UNLV product who still lives in the city, can similarly…

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Marland Yarde: Ugo Monye explains why winger is to join Sale from Harlequins

Ugo Monye explains why England winger Marland Yarde is set to join Sale Sharks from Harlequins. Yarde is understood to have been unsettled at Quins, and was dropped from the Champions Cup game at Wasps for missing training. Monye, himself an ex-Harlequins and England winger, said: “Marland’s off-field behaviour hasn’t been in line with the core values, beliefs, culture of Harlequins. “I think Marland would have liked to have stayed, but equally I think he sees this as a massive opportunity to get a fresh start.” Download the latest episode…

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Phil Davis, Ed Ruth ready for MMA homecoming at Penn State

When Phil Davis faced former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida at UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, he endured one of the most intimidating atmospheres of his career. As the two fighters met in the center of the Octagon to hear instructions and touch gloves, the nearly 14,000 fans in attendance chanted “vocĂȘ vai morrer” in Portuguese at Davis, which translates to “you’re going to die.” Davis, who won that bout by unanimous decision, expects a similar environment when he returns to his alma mater — Penn…

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NHL – Greg Wyshynski – Guess the NHL player’s Halloween costume

3:50 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN What did P.K. Subban, Marc-Andre Fleury, Connor McDavid. Kiev Shattenkirk and other NHL stars dress up as this year? Click each action image to reveal their clever, creepy or controversial costumes! The player who made the Edmonton Oilers great again dressed up as the man who wants to make America great again. Halloween is upon us, which means it’s OK to wear a mask in public. In honor of goalies — the freaks of hockey who also fancy them — we ranked the most frightening…

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Dan Rafael – How I voted for the Hall of Fame

When I get ballots to vote in the various categories for the International Boxing Hall of Fame each fall I go through them very carefully. I take a look at the newcomers, I give another look at others I have passed on previously and refresh my memory on their careers. I take the task seriously and spend time thinking about who I will vote for. I talk to others whose opinions I respect. This year was a little tougher than usual because there were more newcomers to the ballot than…

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Fantasy football free-agent finds, waiver-wire pickups for Week 9

12:51 PM ET Field YatesESPN Insider Close Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston’s Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider. As we have now reached the unofficial halfway point of the regular-season schedule, we have a chance to briefly reflect and hand out some hardware. For fantasy purposes, I believe you’d be hard-pressed to find more compelling candidates for first-half MVP on ESPN Fantasy than Kareem…

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