Canadian bantamweight Brad (Superman) Katona, winner of Season 27 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” has signed with Europe’s Elite MMA Championship (EMC) and will fight for its 135-pound title next month.

The 28-year-old from Winnipeg, who fights out of Ireland’s Straight Blast Gym in Dublin, will make his debut in the promotion Oct. 31 in Duesseldorf, Germany, against 27-year-old champion Stipe Brcic of Croatia.

“Happy Halloween,” Katona tweeted.

Katona (8-2-0) opened his UFC account by earning a decision over Jay (The Mellow Fellow) Cucciniello in July 2018 to win TUF 27. He then decisioned Matthew Lopez before losing decisions to Merab

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The parade of injuries to high-profile players over the NFL this weekend was shocking. From a fantasy football perspective, this will be the most competitive dash to the waiver wire in recent memory.

Consensus top fantasy draft picks Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley are sidelined, as are other numerous key contributors at quarterback, wide receiver, running back, and on defence. While it’s impossible to fully replace some of these superstars, I’ll do my best to provide insight on some of the best possible options.

Below are my top waiver wire pickups at multiple positions. As always, ask me any fantasy

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, a high-profile pairing of a Black majority team owner and the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level.

The partnership was announced Monday night in co-ordinated social media posts by Jordan and Hamlin, with Wallace adding his own comment. The posts showed a picture of Jordan alongside a firesuit-clad Hamlin in a motorhome at a race track.

“Historically, NASCAR has struggled with diversity and there have been few Black owners,” Jordan said in his statement. “The timing

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts have played two games and lost two starters with torn Achilles tendons.

Coach Frank Reich announced Monday that safety Malik Hooker would miss the rest of this season after tearing his Achilles in Sunday’s 28-11 victory, the same injury running back Marlon Mack suffered on opening day.

“We feel awful for him,” Reich said. “He had a great off-season, he was really playing well. It’s tough news for him but I believe the best is still ahead of him and hopefully he’ll go through this recovery very quickly.”

Hooker limped off the field early in

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Welterweight star Colby Covington made a triumphant return to the Octagon this past weekend, earning a technical knockout victory over rival and former champion Tyron Woodley.

Covington was in full control of the main event bout, landing 232 of the 311 strikes he threw and getting the better of the grappling exchanges before Woodley sustained a painful rib injury early in the fifth round that forced the referee to step in and stop the fight.

Covington (16-2) hadn’t fought since losing to current 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 in December in their title match. It was Covington’s first

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ROME — Fifteen days after he was defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic had plenty to celebrate on Monday.

Djokovic beat Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 to win his fifth Italian Open title; he passed childhood idol Pete Sampras for the second-most weeks at No. 1 with 287 — trailing only Roger Federer’s 310 weeks in the top spot — and he re-asserted his dominance before the French Open starts in six days.

“I don’t think I played my best tennis throughout the entire week but I think I found my best tennis when I needed it the most, in

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LAS VEGAS — Darrick Minner spoiled T.J. (The Truth) Laramie’s UFC debut on Saturday, submitting the Canadian featherweight in the first round of a televised card.

Canadian strawweight Randa (Quiet Storm) Markos was also submitted in the first round, falling victim to a nasty armbar by Mackenzie Dern, who is ranked 15th among 115-pound contenders.

Minner (25-11-0) was aggressive from the get-go and, after the two clinched at the fence, took Laramie’s neck. Minner then dropped to the ground, locking in the guillotine choke.

Laramie (12-4-0) was forced to tap 52 seconds into the fight as the underdog Minner celebrated

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