ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Petr Yan won the vacant UFC bantamweight championship with a fifth-round stoppage victory over Jose Aldo at UFC 251 on Saturday night.

Former strawweight champion Rose Namajunas also avenged her loss to Jessica Andrade with a split-decision victory over Andrade in their rematch on Yas Island, the UAE tourist destination turned into a secure bubble by the UFC this month during the coronavius pandemic.

Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and welterweight champ Kamaru Usman also were scheduled to defend their belts on the UFC’s so-called “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. The mixed martial arts promotion

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DUBLIN, Ohio — Justin Thomas never looked to be in a hurry.

Not when he stepped to the first tee Friday trailing by 13 shots. Not when he was simply trying to keep up with Collin Morikawa on Saturday in the Workday Charity Open.

And after turning a three-shot deficit into a two-shot lead with another clean card, he certainly didn’t see any need to sprint to the finish at Muirfield Village as he goes after his third victory this season.

“Just going to keep trying to hit the fairways and hit the greens and make as many birdies as

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BARCELONA, Spain — Arturo Vidal scored for Barcelona to sneak past feisty Valladolid 1-0 on Saturday and keep the pressure on leader Real Madrid as the Spanish league approaches its climax.

Barcelona closed to within one point of Madrid, which has a game in hand, as it tries to defend a title it has won for two consecutive years.

Vidal scored in the 15th minute after being set up by Lionel Messi, who, like most of his teammates, had a discreet outing at Valladolid’s empty Jose Zorilla Stadium.

Madrid plays at Granada on Monday. Its final two matches are against

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