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August 27, 2019

On this day in sports…

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2017 Former five-weight world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats MMA fighter Conor McGregor in his debut match in the 10th round in Las Vegas

2015 15th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt of Jamaica adds the Mens 200m gold to his 100m win

1996 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning

1995 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

1982 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock’s mark

What’s new in sports…

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It had been a hell of a run for Matt Millen. The pugnacious linebacker played nine seasons for the Raiders, winning two Super Bowls, and he’d just been selected to the Pro Bowl. But here he was in 1989, in his early 30s, and he couldn’t agree on a contract with team owner AL DAVIS, so Davis cut him, and Millen decamped to San Francisco where he joined the 49ers. (READ MORE) by Jon Wertheim

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Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he had an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee last week but expects to return to play in a PGA Tour event in Japan in late October. Woods, 43, failed to qualify for last week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta, where he won his 80th PGA Tour title last year. He announced via Twitter that the procedure was performed by Dr. Vern Cooley and was to repair minor cartilage damage. (READ MORE) by Bob Harig

DeMarcus Cousins.
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A police agency in Alabama has opened an investigation into Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins over a death threat he allegedly made toward his ex-girlfriend last week, USA TODAY Sports has learned.

A male voice could be heard telling the mother of his 7-year-old son that he would “put a bullet in your (expletive) head” during a phone conversation published by TMZ on Tuesday. Mobile police spokesperson Charlette M. Solis told USA TODAY Sports that the department received a copy of the recorded conversation captured by the ex-girlfriend. (READ MORE) by A.J. Perez

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As the only uncapped major league, MLB Baseball features a considerable gap between the haves and have-nots financially. That dynamic has given rise to a reality where about 10 teams are trying hard to win, 10 are trying hard to lose and 10 are stuck in the middle. That makes being a fan awfully tough in some cities. Here’s Yardbarker’s ranking of fan bases from worst to first. (READ MORE) by Chris Mueller

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Sometimes sports will tug at your heartstrings when you least expect it. This is an example of that, with a nine-year-old Red Sox fan authoring one of the most inspirational moments of the year. (READ MORE) by Eric Stephen

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