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David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant: Why the bad blood between the two fighters is very real ahead of their bout
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David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant: Why the bad blood between the two fighters is very real ahead of their bout

When it comes to making pay-per-view matchups that boxing fans can't help but circle on the calendar as a must-see event, the idea of having two prime fighters with contrasting styles and equal levels of hunger to do whatever it takes to win sounds like the perfect foundation. From that standpoint, Saturday's super middleweight offering between former champions David Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) and Caleb Plant (22-1, 13 KOs) certainly checks all the boxes as the two prepare to touch gloves inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (Showtime PPV, 9 p.m. ET) in a pivotal pairing for title contention in the sport's hottest division. But when you can add the element of legitimate dislike between the two and a saucy back...
Elijah Moore surprised by Jets trade, embracing new opportunity with the Browns, Deshaun Watson
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Elijah Moore surprised by Jets trade, embracing new opportunity with the Browns, Deshaun Watson

The New York Jets have been stockpiling talent for the anticipated arrival of quarterback Aaron Rodgers but that left second-year wide receiver Elijah Moore on the outside looking inward. On Wednesday, the franchise agreed to a trade that sent New York's third-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft and Moore to Cleveland in exchange for a second-round choice. Moore was not expecting to be traded despite significant conversation about the possibility in the media."No, I did not [expect it]. It was out of nowhere, but I am super excited," Moore said. "I feel like being here with Deshaun (Watson), (WR Amari Cooper) and just the whole team is a very good mesh. I couldn't be happier to be here. I feel like it is really goin...
Mavericks vs. Warriors: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time
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Mavericks vs. Warriors: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time

Who's PlayingGolden State @ DallasCurrent Records: Golden State 37-36; Dallas 36-36What to KnowThis Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 117.95 points per game. Their road trip will continue as they head to American Airlines Center at 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday to face off against the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors will be strutting in after a victory while Dallas will be stumbling in from a defeat. While not quite a landslide, the contest between the Dubs and the Houston Rockets on Monday was still a pretty decisive one as Golden State wrapped it up with a 121-108 win on the road. Golden State can attribute much of their success to point...
Boxing schedule for 2023: David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant, Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin on tap
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Boxing schedule for 2023: David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant, Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin on tap

Showtime At the midway point of March, the year's boxing calendar continues to come together. With that schedule filling up has finally come the confirmation that Gervonta "Tank" Davis and Ryan Garcia will meet on April 22. Though that is not the only massive fight set for the first half of the year.Davis announced in November that he and Ryan Garcia had agreed to the framework of a deal for a fight in 2023 with Davis only needing to get by Hector Luis Garcia on Jan. 7 to make the fight ...
2023 NFL free agency: Team-by-team signings and trades tracker, with updates on all 32 franchises’ moves
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2023 NFL free agency: Team-by-team signings and trades tracker, with updates on all 32 franchises’ moves

Getty Images They say there's no offseason in the NFL, and based on how much activity we've seen before the actual start of free agency, that statement is accurate. The action really picked up when free agency kicked off Monday, at least the negotiation period for teams and players. Signings became official at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 15, the start of the new league year. Heading into the 2023 season, there are many big-name players to watch as they decide their next moves as teams ...
Rockets vs. Pelicans: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel
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Rockets vs. Pelicans: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

Who's PlayingNew Orleans @ HoustonCurrent Records: New Orleans 33-37; Houston 18-52What to KnowThe Houston Rockets need to shore up a defense that is allowing 118.11 points per game before their contest Sunday. Houston and the New Orleans Pelicans will face off in a Southwest Division battle at 7 p.m. ET at Toyota Center. The Rockets are out to keep their three-game home win streak alive. Houston is hoping for another victory. They skirted by New Orleans 114-112 this past Friday thanks to a clutch 29-foot three from power forward Jabari Smith as the clock expired. Houston's shooting guard Jalen Green was one of the most active players for the squad, picking up 25 points and six assists along with seven boards....
Best boxing knockouts of 2023: Liam Smith over Chris Eubank Jr., Mauricio Lara over Leigh Wood lead the way
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Best boxing knockouts of 2023: Liam Smith over Chris Eubank Jr., Mauricio Lara over Leigh Wood lead the way

2023 has been a great year for boxing, with a Fight of the Year list that has grown seemingly every weekend. But alongside the heaps of all-action battles, there have been some big-time knockouts.From championship-winning shots to lesser-known fighters making a name with serious one-shot power, there have been plenty of knockouts to please even the most discerning boxing fan.Below is a running list of the best boxing knockouts in 2023. This page will be continuously updated throughout the year, so check back frequently to see new entries.  Liam Smith def. Chris Eubank Jr. (Jan. 21)Smith entered his fight with Eubank as a very live underdog. Few, if anyone, believed a Smith upset would come by early stoppage. After a s...
2023 NFL free agency tracker: Latest updates on where top 100 available free agents are signing
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2023 NFL free agency tracker: Latest updates on where top 100 available free agents are signing

USATSI The 2023 NFL offseason is fully underway. We've already seen big names like Derek Carr, Daniel Jones and Geno Smith land new contracts even before the official start of free agency. The flurry of moves kicked off on Monday as teams began negotiating with unsigned veterans. Deals can be finalized -- along with trades -- starting Wednesday, March 15. Where are the top free agents headed? Who's still available? We've got you covered right here. Below, you'll find a running tracker of...
Bulls’ Lonzo Ball to have third knee surgery; could miss all of 2023-24 season, per report
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Bulls’ Lonzo Ball to have third knee surgery; could miss all of 2023-24 season, per report

Getty Images Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will have a third surgery on his left knee and could miss the entirety of the 2023-24 season, according to Shams Charania.Ball has not played since Jan. 14, 2022, and had already been ruled out for the remainder of the 2022-23 season. This story will be updated. require.config({"baseUrl":"https:\/\/sportsfly.cbsistatic.com\/fly-0427\/bundles\/sportsmediajs\/js-build","config":{"version":...
WWE Backlash 2023 date, location: WWE premium live event set for Puerto Rico with Bad Bunny as host
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WWE Backlash 2023 date, location: WWE premium live event set for Puerto Rico with Bad Bunny as host

WWE WWE is making the trip to Puerto Rico for WWE Backlash and the company is linking up with a famous friend. Backlash will air live from Puerto Rico on May 6 with Bad Bunny serving as its host. WWE announced on Wednesday that Backlash will air live from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Bunny, a two-time Grammy winner, will host the event. "In 2005 when I was a kid, I wasn't able to attend New Year's Revolution at el Coliseo," Bunny said in a p...