Unbeaten Edmonton middleweight K.B. (The Bengal) Bhullar has signed with the UFC and will make his debut with the promotion Oct. 10 against England’s Tom Breese.

The fight is on a televised card in Abu Dhabi.

Bhullar (8-0-0) was slated to compete on Dana White’s Contender Series but makes the jump straight to the UFC.

The 28-year-old is coming off a decision win over former UFC fighter Matt Dwyer.

Bhullar, a former Unified MMA champion, trains with Alberta’s Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser, currently ranked 15th among UFC heavyweight contenders.

He cornered Boser in July for a bout at Fight Island

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For a driver like Valtteri Bottas, it must be tough to see your Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton grace the top step of the podium nearly every race week.

The Briton, who is chasing a record-equalling seventh world title, is also aiming to win and match Michael Schumacher’s 91 Grand Prix triumphs.

Hamilton has repeatedly held the edge over the field in recent years, extracting the full potential of a dominant Mercedes car.

So commanding the Silver Arrow machine has been since 2014 that anybody driving as Hamilton’s team-mate should be finishing second in the championship with ease.

But it hasn’t

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Jake Nerwinski felt he and his Vancouver Whitecaps teammates played well Sunday night — they just didn’t play well enough to win.

The ‘Caps (5-9-0) dropped a 1-0 decision to the Portland Timbers, extending the club’s losing skid to two games.

“Sometimes that’s how soccer goes — you play well and you lose 1-0,” Nerwinski said after the game. “But it’s something that we can definitely build off of going forward.”

Despite the final score, the game was something of a bounce back for Vancouver, coming after an ugly 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Los Angeles

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Bam Adebayo scored a career-high 32 points while grabbing 14 rebounds and dropping five dimes as the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 125-113 Sunday evening to return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014.

Awaiting Miami will be a familiar face in LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, who closed out the Denver Nuggets in five games Saturday.

The NBA Finals will begin Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Miami last made the NBA Finals with James still in the lineup as part of the celebrated team that made four straight Finals and won two,

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LAS VEGAS — Two decades of heartbreak at his home track finally ended for Kurt Busch when a little bit of luck fell his way at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Busch happened to be the leader when a late caution Sunday night jumbled the field and put him in control of his 0-for-21 losing streak in his hometown. He had three magnificent restarts, including one in overtime, to steal a vital playoff race.

The good timing helped Busch sneak his way into the third round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs. He had been ranked last among the 12 title contenders

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NEW ORLEANS — Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers sounds increasingly enamoured with the scheme and play-calling philosophy of second-year head coach Matt LaFleur.

The Packers are unbeaten and putting up some of the best offensive numbers in the NFL. So why not?

Rodgers passed for 283 yards and three touchdowns, and the Packers scored 10 points in the final nine minutes to pull out a 37-30 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night.

“We’ve gotten in a good flow,” Rodgers said. “I feel so much more comfortable in the offence this year, and I think Matt has really

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PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — Hudson Swafford stopped his slide with a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, and he finished with an 8-foot par putt to hold on for a one-shot victory Sunday in the Corales Puntacana Club and Resort Championship.

Swafford closed with a 3-under 69, doing most of his work on the front nine with a 31 that took him from a two-shot deficit to a three-shot lead.

He led by four shots with six holes to play when he made double bogey on the 13th and bogey from the fairway on the 15th, falling into

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PARIS — Prepping in the relative warmth of a gym before heading out with leggings and long sleeves to make her French Open debut against the tournament’s No. 9 seed, Coco Gauff got a pep talk from Dad.

“His goal was to become an NBA player, and he didn’t make it. He told me: `You’re living your dream. Not everybody gets to do that. Just have fun on the court.’ That really changed my perspective,” the 16-year-old Gauff recounted. “I was really nervous going into the match. That just calmed me down. I realized it’s just a tennis match. I’m

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