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UFC to book Figueiredo-Benavidez rematch

UFC president Dana White says the promotion will book an immediate rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez for the flyweight belt.

Burrow: Please don’t compare me to Tom Brady

Asked about comments comparing his mechanics to Tom Brady’s, potential No. 1 draft pick Joe Burrow said, “Please don’t compare me to the best player of all time.”

LeVert torches C’s for 51, carries Nets to OT win

Caris LeVert had a career-high 51 points, outscoring the Celtics 37-36 by himself in the fourth quarter and overtime to help the Nets erase a 17-point deficit and win 129-120 on Tuesday night.

Zion to play back-to-back games after reevaluation

Despite initially saying Zion Williamson wouldn’t play on back-to-back nights, the Pelicans will let their star rookie play Wednesday against the Mavericks, just one night after he put up 25 points in a loss to the Timberwolves.

Spurs beat Hornets with Duncan in ‘big-boy chair’

Tim Duncan, who spent his entire 19-year career with the Spurs and has been an assistant coach since July 2019, filled in for Gregg Popovich on Tuesday and got his first win as an acting head coach.

Sources: Brewers, Yelich near $215M+ extension

Christian Yelich, the 2018 National League MVP who won his second straight NL batting title last season, has agreed to a nine-year extension with the Brewers worth nearly $215 million, sources told ESPN.