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Spence to make first title defense against Peterson
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Spence to make first title defense against Peterson
Errol Spence Jr. won a welterweight title with such a defining performance that even his next opponent was impressed.

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What matters more than a good QB in these playoffs? A good D
What matters more than a good QB in these playoffs? A good D
Four of the five teams hardest to score on during the NFL's regular season made it to the conference title games
Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer
Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer
An Olympic gold medalist has confronted in court her former doctor who pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults
A look at the defensive rankings for the NFL's final 4 teams
A look at the defensive rankings for the NFL's final 4 teams
The four teams in the NFL conference championship games are among the league's best at playing defense
Evan Longoria considers speeding up games a tricky issue
Evan Longoria considers speeding up games a tricky issue
Evan Longoria just can't envision it: A reliever riding in from the bullpen on a cart to speed up games
Female rowers sue SMU, alleging gender discrimination
Members of the SMU women's rowing team have sued the school, alleging gender discrimination and negligence led to hip injuries
Cardinals trade OF Randal Grichuk to Toronto for 2 pitchers
The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Randal Grichuk to the Toronto Blue Jays for reliever Dominic Leone and minor league pitcher Conner Greene
Bellator begins yearlong heavyweight tournament at Forum
The Bellator MMA promotion is beginning a yearlong heavyweight tournament at the Forum to crown its next champion
Getafe salvages 2-2 draw against Athletic in Spanish league
Angel Rodriguez came off the bench to help Getafe salvage a 2-2 draw after twice trailing Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Friday
UFC prez White sounds off on McGregor, Rousey, Punk futures
UFC prez White sounds off on McGregor, Rousey, Punk futures
UFC President Dana White says Ronda Rousey won't fight again, and he's not sure about Conor McGregor
Brady mum on status for AFC title game after hand injury
Brady mum on status for AFC title game after hand injury
Brady says only 'We'll see' regarding his status for AFC championship game following right-hand injury
NFL: Raiders complied with 'Rooney Rule' when hiring Gruden
The NFL says the Oakland Raiders complied with the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as head coach
Dolphins hire Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator
The Miami Dolphins have announced several changes in Adam Gase's coaching staff, including the hiring of Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator
Winners and losing teams from early NFL draft entry period
Plenty of teams lost multiple players to the NFL draft, but some made out better than others
Hurricanes try to shake slump at NC State
The Miami Hurricanes were ranked No. 6 in mid-December, but they're in danger of falling out of the Top 25 for the first time after losing four of their past seven
Regents approve agreement for UNLV use of Raiders stadium
Nevada's Board of Regents has approved a joint-use agreement that will allow the UNLV football team to use the $1.9 billion stadium planned for the Oakland Raiders when the NFL team moves to Las Vegas in 2020
Huskers showing promise, but can they avoid another letdown?
Huskers showing promise, but can they avoid another letdown?
Cornhuskers are showing promise with best conference start in dozen years, but can they avoid another letdown?
BYU hires Hadley as secondary coach, says goodbye to Kaufusi
BYU has hired former Weber State secondary coach Preston Hadley to coach the safeties
IOC creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter Olympics
IOC creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter Olympics
The International Olympic Committee says it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month's Winter Olympics amid the country's doping scandal
3 minor leaguers suspended for positive drug tests
Baltimore pitcher Tucker Baca has been suspended for the first 60 games of the season under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive drug test for a performance-enhancing substance
Maryland 'not in a bad spot' in bid to reach NCAA Tournament
Maryland 'not in a bad spot' in bid to reach NCAA Tournament
Maryland 'not in a bad spot' in bid to reach NCAA Tournament
South Carolina moving up in SEC basketball standings
South Carolina moving up in SEC basketball standings
South Carolina has not looked much like the Final Four team it was a year ago
Houston Baptist gets 2 years probation for NCAA violations
The Houston Baptist football team has received two years of probation, a public reprimand and recruiting penalties after coach Vic Shealy failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance by creating his own student host program
With Olympics coming, Shiffrin works because she worries
With Olympics coming, Shiffrin works because she worries
Alpine ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin worries regularly that she might not win another race
Latest: Michigan State board continues to back president
Latest: Michigan State board continues to back president
Michigan State University's board of trustees continues to support school president amid growing calls for her resignation over handling of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar
Jenkins made sure Eagles knew they can win without Wentz
Jenkins made sure Eagles knew they can win without Wentz
Shortly after franchise quarterback Carson Wentz left the field with a torn ACL, Malcolm Jenkins gathered teammates following a comeback win that clinched a division title and gave an emotional speech
Former Bolivia soccer boss travels to Brazil to treat cancer
The former head of Bolivia's Football Federation has been granted permission to temporarily leave prison and travel to Brazil to seek treatment against cancer
Jaguars don't fear Patriots' history in AFC title matchup
Jaguars don't fear Patriots' history in AFC title matchup
Brady's hand, trash talk add lots of intrigue to AFC championship matchup between Jaguars and Patriots
Thunder's Paul George doing it all for new team
Thunder's Paul George doing it all for new team
Thunder's Paul George doing it all for new team
Struggling for 2 years, Weibrecht still eyes Olympic medal
Struggling for 2 years, Weibrecht still eyes Olympic medal
Struggling for 2 years, US skier Andrew Weibrecht still fancying 3rd Olympic medal
Illinois hires Arizona's Rod Smith as offensive coordinator
Illinois has hired Arizona assistant Rod Smith as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach