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Rory McIlroy insists Justin Thomas will become ‘better person’, and Tiger Woods’ latest surgery is not a big deal | Golf News
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Rory McIlroy insists Justin Thomas will become ‘better person’, and Tiger Woods’ latest surgery is not a big deal | Golf News

"Justin is as good a guy as they come. He's got a lot of integrity, a lot of character. Obviously it doesn't make what he said any better, but in this day and age, it seems like you're not allowed to make a mistake any more" By Keith Jackson Last Updated: 20/01/21 10:30am Rory McIlroy backed Justin Thomas to learn from his mistake in Hawaii Rory McIlroy has backed his friend Justin Thomas to be "true to his word...
Dana White reveals mid-fight conversation between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje
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Dana White reveals mid-fight conversation between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje

UFC president Dana White has revealed the mid-fight conversation that Khabib Nurmagomedov had with Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Justin Gaethje via second-round submission in their UFC lightweight title unification matchup at UFC 254 in October 2020. The Eagle has a penchant for speaking to his opponents during his fights, and his fight against Gaethje was no different.At the UFC Fight Island 7 post-fight press conference, Dana White let fans know what Khabib Nurmagomedov said to Justin Gaethje during their fight. White revealed that in his recent meeting with Nurmagomedov, the latter narrated the mid-fight conversation he had with Gaethje: “Khabib was telling me when I was with him last night – and I didn’t know this, maybe you guys knew this – but, you kn...
Jared Porter: New York Mets fire general manager after reportedly sending explicit pictures to female reporter
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Jared Porter: New York Mets fire general manager after reportedly sending explicit pictures to female reporter

ESPN reported that Porter sent unsolicited, explicit texts and photos "culminating with a picture of an erect, naked penis" to the female reporter when he worked for the Chicago Cubs as the team's Director of Professional Scouting and Special Assistant. Mets owner Steven Cohen tweeted Tuesday morning: "We have terminated Jared Porter this morning. In my initial press conference I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it. There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior."According to ESPN, Porter allegedly sent 62 texts, including seven photos to the reporter that weren't answered.ESPN said it obtained the messages and images in December 2017 and interviewed the reporter but chose not to report the allegations at the time after the woman said her career would be har...
Deshaun Watson trade tracker: Timeline of rumors, dysfunction detail Texans’ rift with franchise QB
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Deshaun Watson trade tracker: Timeline of rumors, dysfunction detail Texans’ rift with franchise QB

Not so elementary, my dear Watson. The yearslong odyssey for the Texans to find a true franchise passer culminated in Houston selecting the Deshaun Watson out of Clemson in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but it looks like the pairing will soon come to an end, with tumult surrounding the quarterback and the franchise leading to lots of smoke and trade rumors. With organizational chaos dooming the Texans in the last two seasons, ownership reportedly over-relying on the voice and opinions of Jack Easterby and reportedly completely ignoring the voice of Watson, it's hard to fault Watson for wanting out. He's a top-five quarterback coming off his best season, still young and with a contract that will prove to be a bargain in a few years.Total organizational instability — from t...
Dillian Whyte could receive Deontay Wilder fight if he waits longer for world title shot, says Eddie Hearn | Boxing News
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Dillian Whyte could receive Deontay Wilder fight if he waits longer for world title shot, says Eddie Hearn | Boxing News

Eddie Hearn: "Whyte called for that fight for about three years and then all of a sudden Deontay Wilder lost, now he's calling for the Dillian Whyte fight." The British contender could face bitter rival By Richard Damerell and Nik Hobbs Last Updated: 19/01/21 5:58am Deontay Wilder could finally settle his feud with Dillian Whyte Dillian Whyte could receive a 'massive' fight against Deontay Wilder, if he is made ...
Wild Rift patch 2.0a official notes introduces massive nerfs to Evelynn, Lee Sin, and Wukong
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Wild Rift patch 2.0a official notes introduces massive nerfs to Evelynn, Lee Sin, and Wukong

League of Legends: Wild Rift mid patch 2.0a update is finally out, and Riot will be looking to nerf a lot of the overpowered champions this time around.Evelynn, who is primarily supposed to be a jungler, is being flexed in the mid lane, completely dominating any match-up. The Wild Rift devs will be nerfing her power as a laner, but she will remain as effective as she used to in the jungle.Bilgewater, ahoy! A haven for cutthroats, smugglers, and sea dogs, where there's a brawl in every bar and a knife bound for every back. A city of new beginnings and watery ends. Here’s what the swiftest Yordle scout had to say about it: pic.twitter.com/nXAdLzNqLJ— League of Legends: Wild Rift (@wildrift) January 17, 2021Wukong, on the other hand, will have his camp clearing speed significantly toned d...
Tom Brady guides the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory over the New Orleans Saints
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Tom Brady guides the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory over the New Orleans Saints

In a game that saw Brady up against fellow veteran quarterback Drew Brees -- the pair's combined age of 85 years and 169 days is the oldest combined age of opposing starting quarterbacks in a single game -- it was the Bucs' new signing who had the upper hand with two touchdown passes as well as scoring one himself. The result means the Bucs, whose sole Super Bowl title came 18 years ago, face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game -- Brady's ninth championship game in 10 seasons. Meanwhile, current champions the Kansas City Chiefs will face the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship game.The Chiefs lost quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a concussion in the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday but managed to grind out a 22-17 win. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news...
Should Drew Brees retire from Saints? Why losing to Tom Brady, Buccaneers in NFC playoffs can inspire return
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Should Drew Brees retire from Saints? Why losing to Tom Brady, Buccaneers in NFC playoffs can inspire return

If Sunday's 30-20 home NFC divisional playoff loss to rival Tom Brady and Buccaneers was Drew Brees' last game as the Saints' quarterback, then he would finish his Hall of Fame, Super Bowl-winning career with his worst playoff performance. Brees (19-of-34 passing, 134 yards, one TD, three INTs, 3.9 yards per attempt, 74.9 passer rating) hit a single-game low in postseason efficiency, and all three of his turnovers were costly. The Saints' best pass in the game was off a first-half trick play, when backup and long-shot successor Jameis Winston delivered a 56-yard touchdown. MORE: Brees' potential last NFL pass was a backbreaking INTIt has been assumed that Brees, who turned 42 on Friday, would retire after the 2020 NFL regular season and 2021 NFL playoffs even if New Orleans fell sh...
Billy Vunipola: England No 8 wants to ‘get his elbows and knees dirty’ by playing games | Rugby Union News
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Billy Vunipola: England No 8 wants to ‘get his elbows and knees dirty’ by playing games | Rugby Union News

Billy Vunipola was the only member of Saracens' England contingent to play against Ealing Trailfinders on Saturday, with the others put on specialised pre-season programmes ahead of the Six Nations clash with Scotland on February 6 By PA Sport Last Updated: 18/01/21 12:32am Billy Vunipola says he wants to 'take advantage of every game' he gets Billy Vunipola will continue to favour playing over training as he pl...
Developers provide insight into the rocky release of Cyberpunk 2077
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Developers provide insight into the rocky release of Cyberpunk 2077

Following the tumultuous release of Cyberpunk 2077; fans, journalists, and even investors have been trying to figure out what happened at CD Projekt Red that led to such an unfortunate and disappointing release.What went wrong with Cyberpunk 2077? Interviews with more than 20 current and former CD Projekt staff paint a complex picture. Unchecked ambition, technical woes, unrealistic deadlines, and above all, one belief: "We made The Witcher 3 -- it'll work out." https://t.co/T56huHkQW8— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) January 16, 2021With these kinds of events, where the careers and reputations of many hard-working developers are on the line, the world might never know the full story behind why Cyberpunk 2077 was rushed to release before its time.Nevertheless, some new information and ...