LAS VEGAS — Gilbert Burns dominated former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley to win a unanimous decision on Saturday night in the mixed martial arts promotion’s return to Las Vegas.

Brazilian heavyweight Augusto Sakai employed some unpunished gamesmanship to eke out a split-decision victory over Bulgaria’s Blagoy Ivanov in the penultimate bout of the UFC’s first show in its hometown since the coronavirus pandemic began.

The event was held without fans at the UFC Apex, a small gym with broadcast facilities on the promotion’s corporate campus. The UFC used minimal personnel to stage the fight, and the promotion said everyone

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As the world continues to mourn the loss of George Floyd and protest against racial injustice, the Toronto Raptors released a statement on Saturday in response to the issue.

The team called for humankind to confront the systemic problem and do more than just grieve.

The statement reads as follows:

“As an organization and a community, we come from all over the world. We are diverse, we speak different languages, but our shared humanity unites us. When we see racism and violence committed against someone because of the colour of their skin, we should, and do, feel outrage. We cannot

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The NFL released a statement on Saturday regarding the death of George Floyd, who was killed earlier this week after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground and choked him with his knee.

Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed condolences to Floyd’s family, as well as relatives of other victims of recent racial injustice, including Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Goodell also emphasized the need for the NFL and the United States as a whole to do more to address systemic racial issues.

The entire statement reads as follows:

“The NFL family is greatly saddened by the tragic events across

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Dustin Johnson can picture it now: competing down the stretch on a Sunday afternoon in a PGA Tour event, as intensity reaches its peak and the crowd begins to buzz.

But in reality, it will be silent. Golf’s upcoming return will take place without fans lining the fairways or huddling around the tee boxes and greens.

“The fans are very important,” Johnson said during a Saturday appearance on the Joey Vendetta Show. “They bring excitement (and) it’s part of the sport. It’s gonna be different. It’s gonna take time to adjust to it.

“But obviously for the first few

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Charter flights to ferry U.S. Open tennis players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. Negative COVID-19 tests before travelling. Centralized housing. Daily temperature checks.

No spectators. Fewer on-court officials. No locker-room access on practice days.

All are among the scenarios being considered for the 2020 U.S. Open — if it is held at all amid the coronavirus pandemic — and described to The Associated Press by a high-ranking official at the Grand Slam tournament.

“All of this is still fluid,” Stacey Allaster, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chief executive for professional tennis, said

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ROME — Former top-10 player Fabio Fognini said on social media that he had arthroscopic surgery on both ankles Saturday.

The 2011 French Open quarterfinalist, who reached a career-high No. 9 in the ATP rankings last year, posted two messages on Twitter. The first announced he would have the operations, and the second included a photo of him in a hospital bed.

Fognini said he had trouble with his left ankle for 3 1/2 years and learned to “cope with” it. Then he developed a problem with his right ankle over the past two years.

He wrote that he “hoped … Read More