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March 7, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Johny Hendricks is counting the days to a fight that could make him the most distinctive face of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. If he takes a fight-week break to ease the pressure by pursuing nighttime hunting of coyotes and hogs in Texas, well, that's simply the skilled wrestler with the devastating left hand and distinctive bushy beard being himself. Hendricks' bout against veteran Robbie Lawler on March 15 in Dallas is for the UFC's welterweight title left vacant by Georges St-Pierre.
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March 27, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Georges St-Pierre, who vacated the UFC welterweight title after a controversial win over Johny Hendricks in November, has torn the anterior-cruciate ligament in his left knee during a training session. The former mixed martial arts champion from Montreal tweeted about the injury. He also said that he'd return to training when he's recovered from surgery. No word yet on when he plans to return to the octagon. Tore my left ACL in training. Surgery in a few days. Rehab, pain, hard work, no shortcuts- I'll soon be back at 100%.
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March 17, 2014 | By Todd Martin
Johny Hendricks, who pulled out a courageous win over Robbie Lawler by coming on strong in the second half of the final round on Saturday, moves to the top of this month's welterweight rankings.   Heavyweight   1. Cain Velasquez 2. Junior Dos Santos 3. Fabricio Werdum 4. Travis Browne 5. Antonio Silva 6. Josh Barnett 7. Alistair Overeem 8. Stipe Miocic 9. Mark Hunt 10. Stefan Struve   April 19 on Fox, Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum will fight to determine the next contender for UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
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March 17, 2014 | By David Wharton
In a sport that isn't lightning fast to begin with, Kevin Na has earned a reputation as one of the slowest players on the PGA Tour. His glacial pace at the Valspar Championship over the weekend has revived calls for golf to institute a basketball-like shot clock. Don't look for Na -- who was cited for pace of play during the third round -- to support a change.  "I got criticized but I really don't think it's fair," he said after the tournament. "I was just playing my game.
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March 15, 2014 | By Todd Martin
UFC 171 takes place Saturday night from Dallas, Texas with a series of high profile welterweight contests. In the main event, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight to crown a new UFC welterweight champion. Longtime champion Georges St. Pierre elected to take a sabbatical from the sport following a controversial decision win over Hendricks, leaving the division's top prize up for grabs. Many felt Hendricks defeated St. Pierre and now the former NCAA wrestling champion with explosive knockout power will look to win the title he prizes so highly.
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July 30, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
  After the seemingly impossible happened earlier this month, Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight contender Johny Hendricks said Tuesday he's expecting to produce another shocker. Hendricks (15-1), a hard-hitting Texan, is matched against UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre on Nov. 16 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas -- the main event of the UFC's 20 th anniversary show. “What that showed is that anything can happen, and me and Chris Weidman think alike,” Hendricks said of the newly belted UFC middleweight champion who produced a stunning second-round knockout of six-year-champion Anderson Silva on July 6. “They're just an average person, another human being holding the belt.
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November 13, 2013 | By Todd Martin
On Nov. 12, 1993, when the first UFC went live on pay-per-view, a young fourth grader named Johny Hendricks was a sports obsessed busybody at Will Rogers Elementary in Edmond, Okla. Hendricks has grown up with the sport and now 20 years later he has the opportunity to score the crowning achievement of his MMA career as the UFC celebrates its 20th anniversary. Standing in Hendricks' way is no minor obstacle: the great UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, he of an 11-fight win streak against the best welterweights in the world and no unavenged career losses.
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March 17, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Metta World Peace had his contract bought out by the New York Knicks last month, at his request, because they wouldn't let him lead, not because he was spending a lot of time on the bench. That is what the former Lakers forward told the New York Post on Sunday. “I didn't mind playing any role, but I didn't see myself having a role, not even a leadership role,” World Peace said. “I was fine with being on the bench, but at times I wanted to help lead. But at times I tried to lead, it was met with resistance.
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November 17, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Saying he's “going crazy” and “has issues,” UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre found that celebrating a grueling split-decision title defense over Johny Hendricks late Saturday was overshadowed by his interest in leaving the sport for an undetermined period of time. In the MGM Grand octagon after the victory, St-Pierre (25-2) told the crowd, “I have a bunch of stuff in my life, I need to turn in my gloves. … I have to go away for a little bit, at least.
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March 17, 2014 | By Gary Klein
USC will play St. John's and Cal State Northridge will play South Carolina in the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament. Connecticut (34-0), Notre Dame (32-0), South Carolina (27-4) and Tennessee (27-5) are the top-seeded teams in a 64-team bracket that was announced Monday. The tournament begins Saturday and ends with the Final Four April 6-8 in Nashville. USC (22-12), which won the Pac-12 Conference tournament,  is seeded ninth in the Louisville Regional and will play eighth-seeded St. John's (22-10)
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March 17, 2014 | By Todd Martin
Johny Hendricks, who pulled out a courageous win over Robbie Lawler by coming on strong in the second half of the final round on Saturday, moves to the top of this month's welterweight rankings.   Heavyweight   1. Cain Velasquez 2. Junior Dos Santos 3. Fabricio Werdum 4. Travis Browne 5. Antonio Silva 6. Josh Barnett 7. Alistair Overeem 8. Stipe Miocic 9. Mark Hunt 10. Stefan Struve   April 19 on Fox, Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum will fight to determine the next contender for UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
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March 17, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested Sunday night on preliminary charges of driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.  The arrest took place in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, where Isray lives. Carmel police Lt. Joe Bickel said Monday no details from the arrest would be released at this time because information is still being gathered. Irsay is being held at the Noblesville jail under $22,500 bond, according to Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bryant Orem said.
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March 17, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Metta World Peace had his contract bought out by the New York Knicks last month, at his request, because they wouldn't let him lead, not because he was spending a lot of time on the bench. That is what the former Lakers forward told the New York Post on Sunday. “I didn't mind playing any role, but I didn't see myself having a role, not even a leadership role,” World Peace said. “I was fine with being on the bench, but at times I wanted to help lead. But at times I tried to lead, it was met with resistance.
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March 17, 2014 | By Gary Klein
USC will play St. John's and Cal State Northridge will play South Carolina in the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament. Connecticut (34-0), Notre Dame (32-0), South Carolina (27-4) and Tennessee (27-5) are the top-seeded teams in a 64-team bracket that was announced Monday. The tournament begins Saturday and ends with the Final Four April 6-8 in Nashville. USC (22-12), which won the Pac-12 Conference tournament,  is seeded ninth in the Louisville Regional and will play eighth-seeded St. John's (22-10)
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March 17, 2014 | By David Wharton
Russian President Vladimir Putin -- who has a lot on his mind these days -- took a few minutes Monday to thank his country's athletes for their dominant performance in the Sochi Paralympics. The Russian team won 30 golds and a total of 80 medals during the two-week competition. The next closest team, Ukraine, had five golds and 25 total. "Thank you very much for the inspiration that you have given millions of people, who are ready to do as you do and not just engage in sport and fitness, but set the highest goals in life," the president was quoted as saying on the Kremlin's website.
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March 17, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
IndyCar legend Gary Bettenhausen has died at age 72, officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway said Monday. Bettenhausen drove in 21 Indianapolis 500s between 1968 and 1993, finishing as high as third in 1980 and leading 138 laps in 1972. He also was the top qualifier in 1991. A member of a famous racing family, Bettenhausen's father, Indy 500 veteran Tony Bettenhausen, was killed in a practice crash at the speedway in 1961. “Gary Bettenhausen was the perfect definition of a race car driver of his time," Indianapolis Motor Speedway  President J. Douglas Boles said in a statement.
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March 17, 2014 | By David Wharton
Russian President Vladimir Putin -- who has a lot on his mind these days -- took a few minutes Monday to thank his country's athletes for their dominant performance in the Sochi Paralympics. The Russian team won 30 golds and a total of 80 medals during the two-week competition. The next closest team, Ukraine, had five golds and 25 total. "Thank you very much for the inspiration that you have given millions of people, who are ready to do as you do and not just engage in sport and fitness, but set the highest goals in life," the president was quoted as saying on the Kremlin's website.
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March 15, 2014 | By Todd Martin
UFC 171 takes place Saturday night from Dallas, Texas with a series of high profile welterweight contests. In the main event, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight to crown a new UFC welterweight champion. Longtime champion Georges St. Pierre elected to take a sabbatical from the sport following a controversial decision win over Hendricks, leaving the division's top prize up for grabs. Many felt Hendricks defeated St. Pierre and now the former NCAA wrestling champion with explosive knockout power will look to win the title he prizes so highly.
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