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Gatti’s wife to sue over husband’s death
Thursday, August 27, 2009
SAO PAULO — The wife of boxer Arturo Gatti intends to sue the state of Pernambuco for arresting her as a prime suspect in her husband’s death a month ago. Amanda Rodrigues spent 18 days in jail. Gatti, a two-time world champion from Canada, died July 11 while he and his family vacationed in the Brazilian resort town of Porto de Galinhas.
Three-time NFL Pro Bowler signs with UFL
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The United Football League continues to announce player signings and the league's most recent acquisition boasts some impressive NFL credentials.
WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson postponed
Monday, August 24, 2009
The WEC announced Monday that its Sept. 2 event has been postponed due to an injury to main event fighter Benson Henderson. The event has been rescheduled to Oct. 10.
Maaco Bowl Las Vegas extends MWC, Pac-10 through 2013
Monday, August 24, 2009
Couture hosting charity poker tourney today at Golden Nugget
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Randy Couture may be one of the baddest men on the planet, but when it comes to the military the former UFC champ has a big soft spot in his heart. Like several GI events he’s hosted in the past, Couture, a veteran of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, will be the main man today at second annual “Operation All In” poker tournament that takes place at 2 p.m. at the Golden Nugget.
AF2 eyeing Las Vegas franchise
Friday, August 21, 2009
Instant replay in boxing and MMA bouts approved by athletic commission
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Nevada could start using instant replay in boxing and mixed martial arts within a month to help referees review crucial or controversial moments at the end of fights. The Nevada Athletic Commission approved limited use of the technology to help referees review hits that end fights, including knockouts and hits like low blows or head-butts if they cause the match to end because of injury.
Photo: Gina Carano, right, is punched by Cris
UFC's counter-programming outdraws Strikeforce show (sort of)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
No doubt the biggest fight in female mixed martial arts history Saturday night was quite the successful event as Strikeforce’s bout between Gina Carano and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos drew 13,524 fans to HP Pavilion in San Jose for an estimated live gate of $750,000. But the show airing on Showtime played second fiddle to UFC’s counter-programming of the promotion’s historic UFC 100 event from July (well, depending on how you view the ratings).
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ESPN, WSOP reach 7-year deal
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Pavlik's infected hand delays fight with Williams
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik’s title defense against Paul Williams has been postponed because of a persistent infection in his left hand. Pavlik was scheduled to fight Williams at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Oct. 3. Top Rank spokesman Lee Samuels said the company now expects the fight to be held Nov. 21 or Dec. 5 in the same arena on HBO, but Williams promoter Dan Goossen says he hasn’t agreed to anything yet.
Couture signs on with EA Sports
Saturday, August 15, 2009
At last Randy Couture can have the dream fight he always wanted, the only problem is the format he’ll be battling Fedor Emelianenko will be set on an electronic stage. The UFC legend announced Saturday that he will appear in EA Sports’ “MMA” video game set to be released sometime in 2010, joining the Russian heavyweight Emelianenko and other non-UFC notables Renato "Babalu" Sobral and Gegard Mousasi.
Victorino files police report after beer shower
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Police charged a 21-year-old man with two misdemeanor counts Thursday in connection with a beer-throwing incident that showered Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino(notes). John Macchione of Bartlett, Ill., was charged with one count of battery and one count of illegal conduct within a sports facility, according to police. They did not know if Macchione had an attorney. A man who answered the phone at a listing for a John Macchione in Bartlett hung up on a reporter seeking comment.
WBC sanctions Dawson vs. Johnson rematch
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The World Boxing Council sanctioned the Nov. 7 bout between undefeated light heavyweight Chad Dawson (28-0, 17 KO) and former world champion Glen Johnson (49-12-2, 33 KO) for its interim light heavyweight title Thursday. The fight is the second meeting between the two, the first resulting in a unanimous decision win for Dawson in April 2008.

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