It’s strap season for Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira. After spending the majority of his career with Bellator MMA, the three-time lightweight champ has an opportunity to capture the vacant UFC lightweight championship on Saturday against Oliveira. MORE: Sign up to watch the UFC 262 PPV, exclusively on ESPN+ Chandler has a hungry and ready opponent
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7:03 AM ET NHL Insiders Playoff hockey is back! The first-round matchups for the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs are set, which means betting options galore. Here are some of the bets we like throughout the postseason. Our panel includes ESPN betting analyst Doug Kezirian and ESPN NHL writers Emily Kaplan and Greg Wyshynski. Check out
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8:46 PM ET HOUSTON — Tony Ferguson‘s wish apparently has been granted. UFC president Dana White made the decision Friday to increase the fight-night bonuses athletes can receive at UFC 262 on Saturday, UFC officials confirmed with ESPN. Typically, fighters can win bonuses for performances of the night, and fight of the night, that are
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8:00 AM ET NHL Insiders Welcome to the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs! The first round gets rolling on Saturday with Game 1 of the Washington Capitals–Boston Bruins series. There’s plenty of history in many of these matchups, as the NHL is using an intradivisional format for the first two rounds, before rebracking the final four
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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) cricketer Suresh Raina, on Saturday, posted a cute message for his daughter Gracia on her fifth birthday. Calling her his “little pumpkin”, Raina tweeted, “You have brightened up our world with so much joy, hope and happiness”. The cricketer also attached a short video along with the post. The two-minute-long clip
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4:33 PM ET Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and Kansas City Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier both left Game 1 of Friday’s doubleheader after they collided in the second inning, Dozier was placed on the 7-day IL Friday night after suffering a quad contusion and neck discomfort in the collision. Abreu is day-to-day
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10:05 PM ET Associated Press FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Stars center Roope Hintz will have surgery next week in New York to repair a tendon issue in his groin area that bothered him throughout the season while he was a point-a-game player. General manager Jim Nill said Friday that Hintz played through “an avulsion injury
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6:43 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Army Wife pulled off a mild upset win in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday at Pimlico Race Course as embattled trainer Bob Baffert’s favored Beautiful Gift finished a well-beaten seventh. Mike Maker, a former assistant trainer for Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, saddled the winner. Army
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