The Conor McGregor fiasco for UFC 200 is all but over after the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Dana White announced via "Good Morning America" that a light heavyweight title unification fight pitting Jon Jones against Daniel Cormier will instead become the main event in Vegas.
The announcement comes after McGregor surprised everyone by announcing Sunday on Twitter that he's back on the card. There ostensibly was no truth to it after all, reiterating the UFC's response that the tweet was "not accurate."
Jones impressed in his first fight in more than a year when he soundly defeated Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197 last weekend. Incidentally, the last time he fought prior to winning the interim heavyweight title against Saint Preux, was against Cormier back in January of last year. However, he failed to continue his streak after getting arrested in Albuquerque, getting charged with a felony hit-and-run. After the incident, the UFC was forced to strip him of his title. more >>
With only three periods separating these teams from moving on or starting summer, the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks battle in a do-or-die Game 7 at the Honda Center in the National Hockey League playoffs.
The matchup is on April 27, 2016 at 10:00 PM ET.
While there are other games that are in the semis at the moment, the Ducks and Predators have extended their series to a decider, and it should be very interesting how these two will battle it out – and how fatigued the winner will be moving on to the next round. more >>
Looking to wrap up the series at home, the Golden State Warriors host the Houston Rockets at the ORACLE Arena in Game 5 of the National Basketball Association playoffs.
The matchup is on April 27, 2016 at 10:30 PM ET.
It has been a very eventful series so far, despite the glaring 3-1 advantage that the Warriors have had. more >>
Two teams are now in the semifinals of the National Hockey League playoffs as the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders clash at the Amalie Arena for Game 1 of their series.
The matchup is on April 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM ET.
This Eastern conference battle should be an interesting one as both are a few steps closer to reaching their goal of lifting the Stanley Cup crown by the end of the season. more >>
In the final game of their series, the New York Yankees battle the Texas Rangers at Global Life Park in the regular season of Major League Baseball.
This matchup is on April 27, 2016 at 8:05 PM ET.
Both teams have gone through relatively steady starts this season, with the Rangers at 11-10 so far, while the Yankees are slightly worse with an 8-11 start to the season. more >>
The Portland Trail Blazers own one of the most incredible turnarounds this season. After losing four of their five starters to all sorts of deals and the free agency, the team had to endure a new environment with mostly new players in the roster. But that didn't stop them from clinching a playoff spot in the crowded Western Conference, eventually booking a first-round matchup with the team one spot above them, the Los Angeles Clippers.
After losing big time in the first two games at Staples Center, they found some added steam in their home court, managing to keep up and tie the series, 2-2, thanks to a 96-88 victory in Game 3 and a 98-84 rout in Game 4.
The series goes back to Staples Center for Game 5, but the advantage is no longer on the side of the Clippers due to injuries to two of their main gunners in Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Paul took an early exit in Game 4 after suffering a fractured right hand. Head coach Doc Rivers talked to ESPN.com's Arash Markazi, saying that the injury does not look good. As a matter of fact, Paul may be forced out of the remaining games in the playoffs. Griffin on the other hand reportedly aggravated his quad injury. more >>