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UFC: This past week UFC 261 took place and it was an unbelievable fight card. In the light heavyweight division Anthony Smith fought Jimmy Crute. This was a really weird fight Smith did a really good job with his jab but later on in the first round Smith kicked Crute near his knee. But he fell right away and looked like he hit a nerve and the doctor stopped the fight and Anthony Smith won. In the middleweight division Uriah Hall fought Chris Weidman and this was a quick and scary one. Weidman kicked Hall and right away Weidman’s ankle completely snapped, this was such a gruesome injury. Next fight was in the women’s flyweight division between Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Andrade and was for the flyweight championship. Shevchenko completely dominated this fight and eventually won this fight via TKO and retained her belt. The next fight is in the women’s strawweight division for the championship between Weili Zhang and Rose Namajunas. This was a quick fight Thus Rose landed a head kick and completely knocked out Zhang. Thus Rose would reclaim her strawweight belt after losing in two years ago. In the main event Kamaru Usman fought Jorge Masvidal for the welterweight championship. Usman once again dominated this fight and KO’d Masvidal in the second round with a vicious right hand and retained his belt. This would be the first time in Masvidal’s career where he was KO’d.

NFL: This past week the Ravens traded there starting left tackle Orlando Brown to the Chiefs for the 31st pick in the draft. The Bucs were able to resign Antonio Brown and Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee announced his retirement. The Falcons are listening to offers on all pro receiver in Julio Jones. This Thursday(4/29) is the draft and expect the first two picks to be Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson.

NBA: Kentucky guard Terrance Clarke who declared for the NBA draft was in a car accident and sadly passed away. De’Aaron Fox is expected to miss 10-14 days because of the league’s health and safety protocols. John Wall will be out for the year with a hamstring injury aka rockets tanking. Kevin Durant returned to the lineup after dealing with a left leg contusion.

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UFC: This past weekend Robert Whittaker whos ranked as the number one contender in the middleweight division, was suppose to fight Paulo Costa. But costa pulled out because of severe flu symptoms, so Whittaker fought Kelvin Gastelum. Whittaker completely dominated this fight and won this fight. Whittaker should be fighting for the title for his next fight since he has won three in a row.

NFL: This past week a lot of players signed with new teams and those players include Marquise Goodwin signing with the Bears, Aldon Smith signing with the Seahawks and Cordarrelle Patterson signing with the Falcons. Quarterback Alex Smith retired from the NFL who recovered from a brutal and gruesome leg injury. During his playing career he played for the 49er, Chiefs and the Washington Football Team (Redskins). Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin signed a three year contract extension. Tomlin was due a new contract since he is one of the better head coaches in the NFL.

NBA: A couple weeks age LaMarcus Aldridge signed with the Nets but he just announced that he is retiring from the NBA because of health concerns citing from an irregular heartbeat. Zach LaVine will be out two weeks due to leagues health and safety protocols. Donovan Mitchell suffered a lower ankle sprain and will be out for a couple weeks. Jabari Parker recently signed with the Boston Celtics. LaMelo Ball was recently cleared to return from his wrist injury. Anthony Davis is returning to the Lakers starting lineup tomorrow (the 22nd).

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UFC: This past week the number 6 ranked middleweight Marvin Vettori was supposed to fight number 5 ranked middleweight in Darren Till. But Till broke his collarbone when he was training for this fight. So number 10 ranked Kevin Holland came in to fight Vittori last minute. Holland recently lost his last fight against Brunson. During this fight Vittori completely dominated this fight, he took him to the ground every time and dominated him on the ground. Holland just doesn’t have any defense when getting taken to the ground. So Vittori won via unanimous decision, now Vittori is the 3rd ranked middleweight who might get a title shot next. 

NFL: Former Bears, Browns and Falcons receiver Taylor Gabriel retired from the NFL. The Bucs signed running back Gio Bernard, who will be the James White of this offence when Brady was with the Patriots. The Cardinals signed running back James Conner, who was with the Steelers the last four years. Recently the Patriots released receiver Julian Edelman with a failed physical but soon after he was released he retired from the NFL.

NBA: This past week guard Patrick Beverly suffered a fracture in his left hand and underwent surgery so he will be out 3-4 weeks. Warriors rookie center James Wiseman was diagnosed with a torn meniscus and will most likely be out for the year. Nuggets guard Jamal Murray suffered a torn ACL and will be out for the year. This is a huge loss to this team, they will have to lean on Jokic a little more. But this team is really deep so I think they will be okay but we’ll have to see. 

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NFL: Earlier this week Bears GM said that Andy Dalton is the starting quarterback this year. Eagles QB changed his number from number 2 to 1. The Bengals released back up running back Gio Bernard. The Jets traded starting quarterback Sam Darnold to the Panthers for a 2021 6th round pick and a 2022 2nd round pick and a 4th round pick. Since the Jets traded their starting QB it seems as if the Jets will be selecting QB Zach Wilson out of BYU with the second pick in the draft. 

NBA: This past week PG Isaiah Thomas signed a 10 day contract with the Pelicans and C DeMarcus Cousins signed a 10 day contract with the Clippers. Bucks starting PG Jrue Holiday signed a contract extension worth 160 million dollars over 4 years. Recently the Rockets released Ben McLemore and he signed with the Lakers. Hornets starting F Gordon Hayward suffered a right foot strain and will be out for 4 weeks. This is a huge loss for the Hornets since they are competing for a playoff spot right now. Timberwolves G Malik Beasley will be out 4-6 weeks with a grade 3 left hamstring injury. Nets G James Harden will be out 10 days with a right hamstring strain but with Harden being out Durant is returning to the starting lineup on Wednesday (April 7th).

MLB: The night before the MLB season started Francisco Lindor signed a 10-year contract with the Mets worth 341 million dollars, he would be making about 34 millions dollars a year for ten years. The MLB moved the all star game out of Georgia and will now take place in Colorado. While Padres SS was batting he injured his left shoulder and was placed on the 10 day IL. The Brewers traded starting third baseman Orlando Arcia to the Braves and the Rangers traded starting second baseman Rougned Odor to the Yankees.