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Poirier knocks out Conor McGregor in 2nd round at UFC 257

Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor with a flurry of punches midway through the second round Sunday, avenging his loss to the Irish superstar with a knockout victory at UFC 257.

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Blue Jackets trade unhappy Pierre Luc-Dubois to the Winnipeg Jets

Blue Jackets' star center had signed a long-term deal but wasn't interested in remaining in Columbus after he was benched for two games by coach John Totorella.

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Ryan Zimmerman, 36, rejoins Washington Nationals

Zimmerman did not play last year, opting out of the season because of concerns about his family’s health amid the coronavirus.

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Recalling Hank Aaron’s only Fenway Park home run, and other thoughts

The late Hall of Famer blasted one into the screen in 1975, and it left an impression on some who saw it.

Amid cancellation talk, Tokyo Olympics ‘focused on hosting’

IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled.

Notre Dame football placed on NCAA probation over recruiting violations

The school was also fined $5,000 and will be on probation for one year as punishment for recruiting violations in 2019.

Japan might have to cancel Tokyo Olympics again, report says

The government cited the pandemic, and is focusing on hosting in the next available year, 2032.

When will pro athletes get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The NBA and NFL are in early talks with public health officials about getting some players vaccinated, raising the question of whether it's ethical for athletes to receive it before others.