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Dana White Offers Contracts To Three New Fighters

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Dana White’s contender series has been a hit from day one. The level of performances in the series has been nothing short of extraordinary. The series has also been an excellent launch pad for current UFC stars such as Maycee Barber, Sean O’Malley, and Greg Hardy 

Dana White’s contender series 33 saw all fighters make weight without issue. Three fighters were awarded contracts on the night. The card saw Danyelle Wolf make her MMA debut. 

Danyelle Wolf makes a successful switch over to MMA

Wolf is a former team USA boxing champion, out of Wrightsville. The 37-year-old recently decided to switch over to UFC. For her first fight, she went up against Taneisha “Triple Threat” Tennant. 

 

Taneisha was undefeated and on a 3-0 winning streak going into the fight. Wolf managed to secure a win via unanimous decision over Tate and earned a contract to fight in the UFC in the process. 

Third time’s the charm for Jordan William

This was Williams’ third appearance on Dana White’s contender series. The first one hadn’t gone his way as it was declared a no contest. This was because he had tested positive for marijuana metabolites. His second chance had come in July of last year. He lost that bout to split decision against Kuramagomedov. 

However, Williams managed to turn it around the third time. In his fight against Rodrigues, William had Gregory hurt when Jordan landed a good punch, which he followed up with a barrage of punches before knocking Rodrigues out. In the process, he impressed White enough to earn himself a contract, on the third time of asking.

Collin Anglin looking to become a household name 

Anglin (8-1), following his unanimous decision win over Naimov, was awarded the third contract of the night. Anglin had started out slow and arguably lost the first round. However, he managed to come back strong and won the second and third round convincingly to earn his spot in the UFC.

In the post-fight interview, Anglin shared his thoughts with the reporters saying, “I was just having fun in there, first round I was kinda bummed out, but second and third round I was having a blast and just trying to take his f***ing head off.”

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Why Rob Gronkowski has been invisible in Buccaneers offense

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Why Rob Gronkowski has been invisible in Buccaneers offense

Rob Gronkowski is two catches and 11 yards ahead of the pace he set last year … in retirement.

The Buccaneers tight end has not been a significant part of the passing attack with best bud Tom Brady and, if you believe coach Bruce Arians, that may not change anytime soon.

“Not really,” Arians said Monday when asked if he was surprised about Gronkowski’s lack of receiving production. “He got a nice pass interference call for us [and we] missed him on the over route.

“We’re not throwing the ball 50 times to tight ends – that’s what we have receivers for [and] that’s the way our offense is built. Gronk’s playing great run blocking in the fourth quarter, so I’m not concerned with his pass catches or his targets.”

Gronkowski had a quiet opener in the Buccaneers’ loss to the Saints and then went without a catch in Sunday’s victory over the Panthers. The 31-year-old sat out last season and was then traded from the Patriots in order to join Brady in Tampa Bay. In 2018, Gronkowski was no longer the dominant threat he had been in previous seasons finishing with 47 catches.

The hope was that he would come back revitalized after a season away and his body recovered. Gronkowski, however, is now a part of a much more talented skill group than he was in New England. Brady has Mike Evans, Chris Godwin (missed Week 2) and O.J. Howard at his disposal.

Arians, who criticized Brady after Week 1, does not think defenses are focusing on Gronkowski.

“I don’t think they’re paying that much attention to him,” Arians said. “Tom has the ball [and] he decides where it’s going, so he’s reading the defenses and he’s taking whatever they’re giving him. We don’t force passes to anybody.”

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“Future MVP”: NBA Legend Hails Lakers’ Anthony Davis for his Incredible Game-Winning Buzzer Beater

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"Future MVP": NBA Legend Hails Lakers' Anthony Davis for his Incredible Game-Winning Buzzer Beater

The Los Angeles Lakers won Game 2 of the WCF in spectacular fashion! Anthony Davis was outstanding on the night and emerged as the Lakers’ hero. The team is now unbeaten when they sport their ‘Black Mamba’ uniforms, and AD’s game has reached MVP level caliber, says a future Hall of Famer. 

Anthony Davis shone bright when the Lakers needed motivation during the final quarter. The Nuggets rallied back in the game and took a one-point lead. But Davis carried the purple and gold, scoring all of the team’s final ten points. 

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He ended the game with 31.0 points and 9.0 rebounds, and hit the game-winning three, which miraculously beat the buzzer to give the Lake show a two-point victory. Following this performance, praises flew in for AD from everywhere, and Dwyane Wade’s tweet caught our eyes. 

Wade tagged AD and mentioned that “he shut us all up.” Moreover, the Miami Heat legend recognizes the immense talent in Davis and asserted that he is bound to win an MVP award in the near future. “Wow! That was Big. He is playing like the future MVP of this league,” Wade wrote. 

Moreover, AD’s buzzer-beater is incredibly special to him and the entire Lakers faithful for one significant reason. The 27-year-old made the incredible shot and yelled ‘KOBE’ in honor of the fallen legend. He unquestionably had the Mamba in his mind throughout the game which inspired him to produce this moment of magic. 

Frank Vogel lauds Anthony Davis for making the ‘Mamba shot’ 

Not often do we see a three-point buzzer-beater that seals the game. But this year’s playoffs have been special. Luka Doncic did it in the first round, and now, Anthony Davis stunned everyone with his effort. 

In fact, AD is the only seventh Laker to hit a game-winning buzzer-beater in the NBA playoffs. The first one to do it was Jerry West, and now Davis is on the list, right after Metta World Peace. 

After the game, coach Frank Vogel explained that Davis’ shot resembled a lot of Kobe Bryant in it. “We want to embody what Kobe Bryant stood for and honor his memory… that’s a shot Kobe Bryant would hit. AD flying to the wing like that, catch and shoot with the game on the line, the biggest moment of the season, nothing but net? That’s a Mamba shot,” he said

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis makes the game winning basket against Denver Nuggets in the 2020 NBA Playoffs
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With the Lakers taking a 2-0 lead in the series, an NBA finals appearance after 10 long years almost seems inevitable. LeBron and AD are proving to be a dominant duo, much to the satisfaction of the fans. Can they take a step further and bring home the championship to Los Angeles?

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Drew Brees hit back at suggestions he is in decline after the New Orleans Saints lost on Monday

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Drew Brees hit back at suggestions he is in decline after a disappointing showing in the Saints’ 34-24 loss to the Raiders.

The 41-year-old quarterback is in his 20th season in the NFL but he failed to shine at Allegiant Stadium on Monday, finishing with 312 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 26 of 38 completed passes.

It has played into an emerging narrative that Brees – the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yardage, completions and touchdown passes – is losing his touch, but he rejected that notion and cited a wider malaise in the team.

“Well, my job is to execute the offense,” he said, having seen opposite number Derek Carr chalk up three TDs. “My job’s not to have the most air yards or throw the ball down the field most or anything like that.

“I think I’ve always evaluated myself on being a great decision-maker. And so, at the end of the day, I’ll throw the ball to the open guy, move the ball down the field, score points, help us win football games. So that’s my job.

“My job’s to help us win. My job’s to help put everyone around me in the best position to succeed.”

The interception Brees threw came at a pivotal moment, with the Raiders capitalizing to score a field goal that leveled the scores just before half-time.

Still, it was a generally lackluster display from the Saints, with Brees suggesting they have some way to go to find their top level.

“Are we totally in sync right now? No, we’re not. We’re not even close to where we are capable of. Not even close,” said Brees. “We did some good things early on, but it just wasn’t enough for the few opportunities that we had. Again, I think we just need to be more efficient.

“We called a shot play or two today and just got the wrong coverage on both of them. So what could’ve been big-play opportunities, what could’ve been throws down the field unfortunately had to be checked down.

“But I think both of those [resulted in completions for about 10 yards]. At the end of the day, our job is to move the ball and score points, however we have to do that.”

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