Reports: Former NFL DL Hardy set for MMA debut

Former Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is set to make his MMA debut as part of the “Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series” in a heavyweight fight June 12, according to multiple reports. Hardy has gone 3-0 in his amateur fights since his last game in the NFL with the Cowboys in 2015. All three of his wins have come via knockout. Hardy will reportedly fight Brandon Sayles (5-1) in the first episode of the upcoming season. At least one participant in the “Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series” is offered a multi-fight deal by UFC at the end of each episode. Hardy made the Pro Bowl and was second-team All-Pro as a member of the Panthers in 2013.

These aren’t the SATs. It’s not the Crimean War. They’re college games. Mercy isn’t the issue as much as dignity, specifically how much lies beneath Auriemma’s, and it’s clearly not beneath his to beat a visiting team by 88 points.

Gronk was at Gillette Stadium today not for the Patriots but for a Supercross Foxboro event, and when asked what he’s been up to recently, he answered, “I’ve been training for this dirt biking.”

Wearing full Supercross gear, Gronkowski was asked whether he’ll be at the Patriots’ upcoming voluntary workouts.

The Golden Knights are well aware of the Kings’ history as the series resumes Tuesday with Game 4 in Los Angeles. The Kings may have caught the Sharks off-guard four years ago, but they couldn’t do it again in 2016, when the Sharks took a 2-0 series lead and went on to win the series in five. After the Golden Knights took a 3-0 series lead on Sunday, no one in their locker room was celebrating, and many were pointing out that the Kings have won in this situation before. After all, it’s kind of hard to both make history and fly under the radar.

“We have to stay composed,” said Vegas left winger James Neal. “I like the way we’ve been all year. The games are going to get ramped up. The emotions are running high and it gets physical out there. It’s tough. I just try to settle our group down, and [if we] continue to play our game and we’ll be fine. They’re going to have a hard push. It’s going to be a desperate team. They’ve been in this situation before and they’ve won in this situation before, so we can’t take shifts off and we’ll continue to preach that.”seahawks_179

Colts release Johnathan Hankins

The Colts not only are avoiding free agents in 2018 but also are dumping free agents from 2017.

The team has announced that defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins has been released. The timing is no accident; $4.5 million of his $8 million salary for 2018 was due to become fully guaranteed as of Sunday.

Dowd said in a Saturday morning statement, “I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier.”

Dowd’s defiance was a dramatic shift for a legal team that had long pledged to cooperate fully with Mueller. The White House has responded to requests for documents, and senior officials have sat for hours of interviews with the special counsel’s investigators.

Suriano, a Paramus native and four-time undefeated state champion at Bergen Catholic High, was bidding to become Rutgers’ first individual NCAA champion since fencer Alexis Jemal won the national sabre title in 2003.

Suriano concludes his first season at Rutgers with a 25-1 record after a serious ankle injury while at Penn State last year prevented him from competing at nationals. Suriano then opted to leave the Nittany Lions and transfer home. Suriano was able to secure immediate eligibility at Rutgers and compete this season due to a Big Ten waiver after a complicated and contentious process.

More adversity then struck Suriano over the final month of this regular season when he missed four dual meets due to illness and a later-revealed lower body injury. He returned for the Big Ten Championships and won his quarterfinal round bout to secure an automatic qualifier spot for the national tournament, but then medical forfeited his semifinal round bout, ultimately finishing sixth, after re-aggravating the injury.
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