Sports News 2/17/21-2/24/21

UFC: This past weekend Derrick Lewis and Curtis Blaydes found each other in the heavyweight division. Before this fight Blaydes was ranked second while Lewis was ranked fourth in the heavyweight rankings, so Blaydes was the favorite to win this fight. But in the end Lewis came out on top with an upper cut to Blaydes. This was the biggest upset in a UFC main even since 2016. Not only that but Lewis is now tied for the most knockouts or technical knockouts in UFC history with 12.

NFL: Earlier this week the Philadelphia Eagles made a big trade in trading Carson Wentz, who has been there starting quarterback since 2016 and even had an MVP season before he got injured. The Eagles ended up trading him to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third round pick and a 2022 second round pick. The Eagles starting quarterback will be Jalen Hurts next year. Now that the offseason is starting NFL teams are starting to cut players to create more space and more money to spend in free agency. The Eagles are cutting DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery while the Packers are cutting Ricky Wagner and Christian Kirksey.

NBA: This past week the NBA announced the starters and reserves for the All-star game. The starters for the eastern conference are Joel Embiid, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Giannis Antetokounmpo. While the reserves are Jayson Tatum, Ben Simmons, Julius Randle, James Harden, Jaylen Brown, Zach Lavine and Nikola Vucevic. The starters for the western conference are Nikola Jokic, Steph Curry, LeBron James, Luka Doncic and Kawhi Leonard. While the reserves are Anthony Davis, Paul George, Zion Williamson, Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Chris Paul.

MLB: During the week the San Diego Padres and Fernando Tatis Jr came to agreement on a 14-year $340 million contract extension. His contract is the third largest in MLB history only behind Mike Trout and Mookie Betts.