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Usman silences Covington with 5th-round TKO

Kamaru Usman finished the trash-talking Colby Covington with just 50 seconds left in the final round Saturday night to retain his UFC welterweight title at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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World reacts to brutal Kamaru Usman-Colby Covington battle at UFC 245

Usman defended his UFC welterweight title in a five-round fight that didn't lack for hard-hitting action.

What's next for Usman, Volkanovski and other UFC 245 standouts?

UFC 245 featured three title fights, big KOs and altered expectations for many fighters. Where do we go from here?

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EPL preview: Do Man City need a miracle? Things looking up for Arsenal?

With Liverpool on a roll, how will Manchester City approach the latter half of the season? All you need to know about the Premier League weekend.

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Is the Premier League no longer obsessed with possession?

Two managers have done more for the Premier League's competitiveness than any other. But where do England's top teams go from here?


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Week 15 NFL game picks, schedule guide, playoff scenarios and more

What to watch for in every game. Bold predictions. Playoff scenarios. Key stats to know. And, of course, score predictions. It's all here for Week 15.

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Week 15 NFL playoff picture: How the bracket looks headed into Sunday's games

Despite back-to-back losses, the Patriots will clinch a playoff spot with a win Sunday. Here's what else is at stake.


What your life is like when you're suspended from the NBA

Brooklyn's Wilson Chandler is serving the last of a 25-game suspension, a two-month exile full of reflection, worry and waiting.

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Crawford pours it on late, finishes Kavaliauskas

Terence Crawford weathered an early challenge from Egidijus Kavaliauskas before closing the show in dominant fashion, scoring three knockdowns in a ninth-round TKO victory to retain his title.

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What's next for Crawford, and does Lopez have what it takes to beat Lomachenko?

Our boxing experts (and Vasiliy Lomachenko) give their instant reactions to Saturday's title fights.

English Premier League


Salah 9/10 as league leaders Liverpool keep rolling

It wasn't Liverpool's best display but two goals from Mo Salah ensured that Jurgen Klopp's team remained in charge of the title race.

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Mount 4/10 in Chelsea's shock defeat

Chelsea's young playmaker was notably off the pace on Saturday as the Blues stumbled to a surprising defeat.

College football


The plays and moments that defined Joe Burrow's race to the Heisman

Joe Burrow entered the season as an afterthought in the Heisman race, but on Saturday night he lifted the trophy. Here's how he got there.

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LSU QB Burrow takes home Heisman

Senior QB Joe Burrow, who threw for 4,715 yards and an SEC-record 48 TD passes this season, became just the second player in LSU history to capture the Heisman Trophy, joining running back Billy Cannon (1959).

Burrow: Football has connected me with Louisiana


Tebow credits Burrow's heart for breakout season


Chase Young didn't think too much about Heisman


The story behind Desmond Howard's Heisman pose



South Africa

SA needed 'hardened, experienced' Boucher - Smith

'He is tactically very knowledgeable. We all know what qualities he has as a man as well'

'Beware the wounded buffalo,' Boucher warns England

South Africa's new head coach aiming for a fast turnaround in fortunes ahead of England series

Boucher open to asking de Villiers to come out of retirement

'If I feel he is one of your best players, why wouldn't I want to have a conversation with him?'

FIFA Club World Cup


Flamengo desperate to pip Liverpool to Club World Cup crown

Flamengo must beat Al Hilal to secure a dream final against Liverpool. To do that, however, they must learn from South America's past CWC mistakes.

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Monterrey dreaming of monumental Liverpool upset

Monterrey will be huge underdogs when they take on Liverpool at the Club World Cup on Wednesday. There is, however, hope for Antonio Mohamed's team.

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