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Conor McGregor Books Dublin Homecoming Event With Michael Chandler As UFC 303 Adds Huge Fight

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Photo: Instagram/Conor McGregor Conor McGregor is set to return to Ireland for his first UFC event in nearly a decade. The Irish fighter will host a launch event in Dublin next month as he prepares for his comeback fight against Michael Chandler at UFC 303. McGregor, who hasn't fought in his home country since 2014, will appear at a press conference in Dublin on June 3. The event will take place at the 3Arena, where he had a memorable win over Diego Brandao. UFC President Dana White announced the press conference, stating it will be free for fans, with tickets available starting Wednesday morning. McGregor has been out of the octagon for almost three years. His return fight against Chandler is one of the most anticipated in MMA history and will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on June 29. The card also features an exciting undercard with several big names. Photo: Instagram/Conor McGregor In addition to the press conference news, White revealed changes to the UFC 303

Luka Doncic's Bold Message To Timberwolves Fans After Game-Winning Shot

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Photo: Instagram/Luka Doncic Friday night, Luka Doncic silenced the crowd at Target Center with a game-winning shot in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.  With the Mavericks trailing by two and seconds left on the clock, Doncic nailed a step-back three-pointer over Rudy Gobert , the Defensive Player of the Year, giving Dallas a 109-108 lead with just three seconds remaining. After sinking the shot, Doncic had a few choice words for the Minnesota fans, shouting, "Go home, b---h." Photo: Instagram/Luka Doncic Doncic ended the game with an impressive 32 points, 13 assists, and nine rebounds. The Mavericks' victory puts them ahead 2-0 in the series as they head back to Dallas for Game 3. For the Timberwolves to stay in the series, they'll need to win at least one game on the road and bring the battle back to their home court. Game 3 is set to tip off at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday night. "YEAH, go home, bitch" Luka Doncic talking back to the Timberwolves fans pic

Former UFC Heavyweight Greg Hardy Knocked Out, Falls Limply Into Ropes

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Photo: Instagram/Greg Hardy Former UFC heavyweight and NFL All-Pro defensive end Greg Hardy suffered a knockout loss at a Team Combat League event against Patrick Mailata from Samoa.  Hardy, who joined the UFC in January 2019 and had his last fight in March 2022, fell limp into the ropes after being knocked out.  Despite his departure from the UFC after a three-fight losing streak, Hardy has continued to compete in combat sports, with a 3-0 record as a boxer and a brief stint in bareknuckle boxing in February 2023.  Photo: Instagram/Greg Hardy Hardy's time in the NFL was marked by controversy, including domestic violence charges and a subsequent suspension. Greg Hardy just got slept 😳 pic.twitter.com/kXXcaMmsJc — Happy Punch (@HappyPunch) May 24, 2024 Read Next: Bulls' Lonzo Ball Reveals Another Rare Knee Procedure: Meniscus Transplant Source: Yahoo Sports  

Bulls' Lonzo Ball Reveals Another Rare Knee Procedure: Meniscus Transplant

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Photo: Instagram/Lonzo Ball Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball recently shared that he had another rare knee surgery : a meniscus transplant. This news comes after Ball has been sidelined from NBA games since January 2022 due to ongoing knee issues. Ball revealed on his podcast that he initially suffered a meniscus tear as a rookie with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.  This injury reoccurred multiple times, leading to severe damage in his left knee. “I tore it a couple more times to the point where there was not much meniscus left, and bone-on-bone was rubbing,” Ball explained. Photo: Instagram/Lonzo Ball To address this, Ball underwent a meniscus transplant, receiving new cartilage and a bone graft from a donor. "Now I’m back on the court," Ball said, noting the long recovery process which spanned over 14-15 months. Despite these challenges, Ball is optimistic about his return. He confidently stated that he plans to be in uniform for the Bulls' opening game in October. If s

Rich Paul Says Bronny James Won’t Sign Two-Way Contract

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Photo: Instagram/Bronny James Rich Paul , the agent representing Bronny James, has confirmed that Bronny won't be signing a two-way contract with any NBA team. Bronny, the son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James , is represented by Klutch Sports, the same agency that handles his father. Bronny has been busy with the NBA Draft process, participating in the NBA Draft Combine and showcasing his talents at the Klutch Sports Pro Day at the Lakers practice facility. His next steps include workouts with individual teams, and depending on his performance, he could be selected in the 2024 NBA Draft. Paul discussed Bronny's draft prospects with Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, noting that opinions on where Bronny might be drafted vary widely. Some teams project him to go between picks 20 and 50, while others think he might go undrafted. However, Paul is focused on finding the right fit for Bronny, emphasizing that this process is similar for all his clients. Photo: Instagram/B

Dustin Poirier Considering Retirement After UFC 302 Fight With Islam Makhachev

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Photo: Instagram/Dustin Poirier Dustin Poirier , the popular American UFC fighter, might retire after his title fight against Islam Makhachev at UFC 302. The bout, set for June 1, is Poirier's third attempt to win the undisputed lightweight title. Poirier, 35, previously held the interim lightweight title in 2019 but lost the unification bout to Khabib Nurmagomedov by submission. In 2021, he challenged for the gold again but was submitted by Charles Oliveira . Now, as he prepares to face Makhachev, Poirier admits this could be his last fight if he doesn't win. “I’m not going to climb the ladder again,” Poirier told CBS on May 23. “I’ve been doing this a long time. It’s a very selfish sport. I’m ready to be a father and be a husband and be home and be into a routine.” Photo: Instagram/Dustin Poirier Poirier expressed that, win or lose, he wants to be content with his career. “Of course, I’m looking at the brighter side and trying to be positive that I’m going to finish the sto

Ryan Garcia Threatens To Quit Boxing, Cites Steroid Controversy

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Photo: Instagram/Ryan Garcia Ryan Garcia , a rising star in boxing, has threatened to leave the sport after both of his B samples tested positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). This news comes from boxing writer Dan Rafael, who reported on Thursday that Garcia’s B samples confirmed the initial positive results for Ostarine, a prohibited substance. The positive results stem from tests conducted before and after Garcia’s victory over Devin Haney on April 20. Garcia won by a majority decision in a surprising upset, despite missing weight by 3.2 pounds and facing questions about his mental state . When the first positive results emerged on May 1, Garcia maintained his innocence . Following the latest confirmation, he reacted strongly on social media, saying, “Let’s go we positive. Positive vibes bruh. Yess so happy,” in now-deleted posts. He added, “I F***ING LOVE STEROIDS. I don’t care I’ll never make money again with boxing. Your loss not mine for setting me up lol jo

Lakers Star LeBron James Calls For Change In NBA Challenge Rules

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Photo: Instagram/LeBron James LeBron James , the iconic figure of the Los Angeles Lakers, is urging the NBA to reconsider its rules regarding challenges after a contentious playoff game against the Denver Nuggets last season.  The current system allows teams to challenge referee decisions, with a bonus challenge awarded if the first is successful. However, if a team succeeds in two challenges, they lose their timeouts, which James argues is unfair. In a crucial Game 5 matchup against the Nuggets, former Lakers head coach Darvin Ham used both challenges effectively, only to find the team disadvantaged in the final seconds due to a lack of timeouts. A similar situation arose in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves, reigniting debate over the rule. Photo: Instagram/LeBron James James took to social media to voice his concerns, highlighting the case of the Mavericks, who successfully challenged two calls but were unable to cha

NBA Closes Investigation Into Josh Giddey Over Alleged Relationship With Minor

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Photo: Instagram/ Josh Giddey   The NBA has ended its investigation into Josh Giddey  of the Oklahoma City Thunder regarding an alleged relationship with a minor, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. In January, Newport Beach police announced that Giddey would not face criminal charges as they couldn't find any evidence of criminal activity. The NBA's investigation followed a similar path, with no evidence found to support the allegations.  This investigation started after photos and videos appeared on social media, prompting the NBA to look into the claims. Josh Giddey, who turned 21 in October, was not suspended during the investigation.  Photo: Instagram/Josh Giddey NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stated that the league would not act on allegations alone without criminal findings. Giddey and the Thunder have not commented on the situation.  Throughout the investigation, Giddey continued to play and helped the Thunder reach the conference semifinals, where they lost to the Da

Charles Barkley Slams TNT Leaders, Eyes Future For 'Inside The NBA'

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Photo: Instagram/Charles Barkley Charles Barkley is not happy. The basketball legend is upset that TNT might lose its NBA broadcasting rights, which would end his beloved "Inside the NBA" show. New deals with Disney/ESPN, NBC, and Amazon mean TNT could be without NBA games for the first time in over 20 years. Warner Bros. Discovery, TNT’s parent company, can match NBC's offer but seems unlikely to do so. Barkley vented his frustrations on "The Dan Patrick Show," criticizing TNT’s leaders for this situation. He expressed sympathy for his colleagues, saying morale is low and that many workers are worried about their futures. Barkley was especially upset that Warner Bros. Discovery spent money on College Football Playoff games instead of the NBA. “Morale sucks, plain and simple. I just feel so bad for the people I work with. These people have families, and I just really feel bad for them right now,” Barkley said. Photo: Instagram/Charles Barkley "Inside the N