Week 8 of the NBA 2K League is about to tip-off and, for now, the league’s fallen into a bit of a holding pattern with the elite remaining the elite and the basement dwellers remaining just that.

So, as usual, here’s a look back at the week that was.


You can check out the NBA 2K League every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet NOW.


Uprising update

Ho-hum, Raptors Uprising GC remain undefeated, but this time was a little different.

The Uprising played a rare Monday contest, demolishing Heat Check Gaming in both games

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One Championship will return to major competition with a show in Bangkok on July 31.

The prominent Asia-based mixed martial arts promotion confirmed its plan Monday.

One Championship hasn’t held an event featuring its top athletes since late February after the coronavirus pandemic shut down many public gatherings in the promotion’s native Singapore and across Asia. One held two second-tier events in Shanghai earlier this month featuring kickboxing fights and minor MMA bouts.

One also laid off at least 20% of its workforce earlier this month, and it raised eyebrows around the sports world by couching the announcement in a

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LONDON — Formula One drivers will discuss taking a knee at the opening race of the delayed season in Austria on Sunday.

“Some of the drivers have already been speaking,” McLaren driver Lando Norris said. “If we are going to do it, we should all do it as a grid. It will be discussed following the drivers’ briefing with the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association on Friday.”

The Black Lives Matter movement has been supported by soccer players in Germany, Italy and England taking a knee before and during games.

“We will do whatever we can to show that we care

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TORONTO — Raptors Uprising GC recorded its 11th straight victory Monday, sweeping Heat Check Gaming in their best-of-three esports series to set an NBA 2K League record for consecutive wins to start the season.

The Raptors (11-0) had their way with the Heat (2-7) in Game 1, cruising to a 92-54 win before having to rally in the second half for an 80-58 victory in Game 2.

Toronto tied Mavs Gaming’ league mark of 10 straight victories to start the season when they crushed Magic Gaming last week.

There was some initial confusion over whether 11 straight victories represented the

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The Hamilton native discusses his impressive putts at the 17th & 18th holes at the Travelers Championship which propelled him to a third place finish, playing in a group with Phil Mickelson, the subtraction of a crowd, the PGA Tour’s return-to-play plan, and what went through his mind when he shot a 60 in the first round.

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It was quite the weekend for Dustin Poirier, who delivered yet another performance UFC fans will be talking about for a long time.

In addition to getting his hand raised over Dan Hooker in a thrilling main event, the 31-year-old Lafayette, La., native was named the inaugural recipient of the Forrest Griffin Community Award, which recognizes a UFC athlete “for their exceptional volunteer and charity work and the meaningful impact their efforts have on the community.”

Poirier and his wife Jolie founded The Good Fight Foundation in 2018 and it has made a difference in Poirier’s home state where

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One is a man of a million fedoras.

The other is all about the hoodie.

But whether Cam Newton and Bill Belichick can take the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl is going to be more about football than fashion.

The Patriots have turned to the former Panthers quarterback to replace Tom Brady, who defected to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 19 years, six Super Bowls and three NFL MVP awards. Newton gets his fresh start in New England after nine seasons in Carolina, where his own MVP-winning career had stalled because of injuries.

“Bill always says the

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