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Francis Ngannou folds Stipe Miocic unconscious to win heavyweight title

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UFC 260 results: Francis Ngannou KO’s Stipe Miocic, becomes new baddest man on the planet

Stipe Miocic was the baddest man on the planet heading into Saturday night’s event at The Apex in Las Vegas. Now that the UFC 260 results are in, there is a new baddest man on the planet. UFC 260 results: Francis Ngannou lands brutal KO Francis Ngannou showed massive improvement in his skill and his approach in taking out Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. It was evident from the opening bell that Ngannou wasn’t going to let himself lose by running out of gas. Ngannou, fighting more patiently than ever, landed a huge punch in the first couple minutes of the fight, but Miocic ate it. Miocic then went for a takedown, but Ngannou stuffed it and pummeled Miocic with some heavy punches before they returned to the center of the Octagon. Ngannou

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Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee wins national title on torn ACL

Iowa's Spencer Lee

Iowa’s Spencer Lee brought home his third national title on Saturday night, and helped the Hawkeyes to their first national team title since 2010. (AP/Jeff Roberson)

Spencer Lee didn’t make any excuses in St. Louis.

In his mind, “excuses are for wusses.”

The Iowa wrestler brought home his third NCAA wrestling championship at 125 pounds on Saturday night, and did so with no ACLs.

“I mean, eight days ago I tore my ACL in my other knee. I’m wrestling with no ACLs,” Lee said on ESPN after the win. “Whatever man. I didn’t want to tell anyone, because F excuses. Excuses are for wusses.

“That was a tough tournament for me. I could barely wrestle. I could barely shoot. I can’t sprawl. But you know what? I believe in my coaching staff and everybody who believed in me, and here I am.”

Lee beat Arizona State’s Brandon Courtney 7-0 in

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Red Devils, Aces clash for title

Mar. 18—Longtime rivals Owensboro and Owensboro Catholic square off at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Sportscenter for the boys’ 9th District Basketball Tournament championship.

The defending champion and No. 1 Red Devils (10-5) advanced to the finals on Monday with a 67-43 conquest of No. 4 seed Apollo.

OHS got 21 points from sophomore guard Kenyata Carbon, who scored 11 in the first quarter, 16 points from senior guard Amari Robinson-Wales, and 10 points off the bench from ever-improving sophomore swingman Talas Taylor.

Now, the Red Devils meet an Aces team they easily handled 79-51 on March 9, but Owensboro coach Red Drake knows his contingent must be ready for Catholic.

“It’s a rivalry,” said Drake, whose OHS team defeated Catholic in last year’s district tournament title game, only to lose to the Aces in the championship game of the 3rd Region Tournament.

No. 2 seed Catholic advanced

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The Monday After: The Big Ten needs to put Ohio State in its conference title game for its own good

Ohio State is a playoff team. It has been the entire season, even if an entire season in the Big Ten hasn’t felt like an entire season. While many people needed to see Ohio State smother Michigan State without several key starters and coaches to be convinced, I’ve felt this way for a while.

I don’t need to see Ohio State play a minimum of five games before I can decide if it’s better than other College Football Playoff contenders.

I’ve also been convinced that while plenty have debated about how many games the Buckeyes need to play this season to be selected for the playoff, that it’s never been a legitimate problem. As long as Ohio State didn’t have its season shut down by COVID-19, I’ve felt it will be one of the four teams chosen so long as it doesn’t lose one of the games it does play.

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