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January

27
Canelo Alvarez-Avni Yildirim boxing match set for Feb. 27 in Miami

Boxing’s biggest star, Canelo Alvarez, will return to the ring Feb. 27 versus mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The fight will be broadcast on DAZN and other PPV cable platforms everywhere except Mexico. It will be a stay-busy title defense for Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs), who is coming off a dominant unanimous decision triumph over previously undefeated champion Callum Smith on Dec. 19 to gain the WBA, WBC and the Ring magazine super middleweight titles. “Canelo is in the gym, and he has been working and training, waiting for the date,” Alvarez’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso, […]

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January

14
Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis to make season debut vs. Charlotte Hornets

Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis will make his season debut Wednesday versus the Charlotte Hornets, coach Rick Carlisle told reporters. Porzingis will start and be on undisclosed minutes restriction as he returns from October surgery to address a lateral meniscus injury in his left knee. Carlisle said there will be a “range of minutes” that he is looking for Porzingis to play, but that will largely depend on how he feels. The coach stated he will communicate with Porzingis throughout the game and check on how he is holding up. “The big thing is to get him back out on the floor,” Carlisle […]

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November

27
Middleweight champ Gennadiy Golovkin to fight Kamil Szeremeta on Dec. 18

It’s been a long wait, but Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin ultimately is set for his mandatory IBF middleweight title defense versus Kamil Szeremeta. The two will meet on Friday, Dec. 18 on a card that will be streamed live on DAZN, the streaming service confirmed on Tuesday. Golovkin has not fought since October 2019 when he won a very competitive unanimous decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko to collect the vacant IBF and IBO middleweight titles. Those titles moved Golovkin back to world champion status after he lost the WBA, WBC and IBO titles in his September rematch with Canelo Alvarez. A combination […]

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June

08
Kevin Durant rules himself out for remainder of 2019-20 season

Kevin Durant told ESPN’s The Undefeated on Friday that he will not debut for the Brooklyn Nets during the 2019-20 NBA season after it restarts next month. Durant has not played since he tore his Achilles tendon last June 11 during Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals while playing for the Golden State Warriors versus the Toronto Raptors. The two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player will be a year removed from the injury when the Nets return to action on July 31 in Orlando, Florida, in a 2019-20 season pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although Durant said he feels much improved and is training […]

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June

02
Murray to return at ‘Battle of the Brits’ tournament in June

Andy Murray will make his return to tennis at a behind-closed-doors tournament organized by his brother Jamie from June 23-28 in London, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said last Friday. Murray, 33, has not competed since the Davis Cup Finals in November due to complications with his hip. He was targeting a return to the tour at the Miami Open in March before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Apart from the Murray brothers, the LTA stated that fellow Britons Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund would also take part in the exhibition tournament, with matches to be streamed on Amazon Prime. “We’re excited […]

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March

12
Ben Simmons uncertain if able to return this season

Anyone who has had a pinched nerve in their back knows that pain can linger. That’s where 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons is right now. He has a nerve impingement in his back; something is pressing on the nerve, “pinching” it and causing pain. Simmons is going to be out three more weeks to rest and treat the condition and will be re-evaluated then, the team announced Wednesday. Simmons is the Sixers’ primary ball-handler and averages 16.9 points, 8.3 assists, 7.9 rebounds and a league-best 2.2 steals a night. The Sixers are not the same without him, and have suffered more […]

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March

05
Stephen Curry to rejoin Warriors on Thursday

Stephen Curry is scheduled to return from a more than four-month absence with a broken left hand to play for Golden State versus the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night. The Warriors informed Wednesday night that Curry had been medically cleared to play and would be in the lineup Thursday in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals won in six games by Toronto. The two-time NBA MVP missed 58 matches after falling on his left hand Oct. 30 versus Phoenix. He practiced Monday with the G League Santa Cruz Warriors, then was recalled back to the NBA team later in the day in a most […]

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March

03
Rangers´ Corey Kluber pitches for fist time since arm broken

Corey Kluber faced major league hitters for the first time in 10 months — in a new uniform, no less — and said he didn’t feel any different. “Maybe a little bit beforehand,” the Texas Rangers right-hander said Sunday after throwing three innings versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. “But once you get out there and start stretching, playing catch, getting loose in the bullpen, all that stuff kinda goes away. “It just turns into another start, whether it’s the regular season or spring training. That’s kind of how everything usually goes for me.” It was Kluber’s first time facing a […]

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December

10
Celtics´Gordon Hayward ´feels good´, scores 14 in return

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward started Monday night versus the Cleveland Cavaliers and scored 14 points, returning to the Boston lineup ahead of schedule in his return from a broken hand. Hayward received a loud ovation when he was introduced and got his first basket on a fast-break layup nearly halfway into the opening quarter. He also grabbed his first rebound and had his initial assist on Jayson Tatum’s 3-pointer from the left wing in the first 4 1/2 minutes of action. Hayward ended with five rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes as Boston defeated the struggling Cavaliers 110-88. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said during his […]

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