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Roberto Leitao, former coach of Marco Ruas, Pedro Rizzo and ‘Babalu’ Sobral, dies of COVID-19 in Brazil

Roberto Leitao, former coach of Marco Ruas, Pedro Rizzo and ‘Babalu’...

Roberto Leitao, a revered wrestling and grappling coach and a pioneer in the Brazil scene, died of COVID-19 Saturday morning in Rio de Janeiro, his family announced on social media. Leitao, who trained the likes of Marco Ruas, Pedro Rizzo and Renato “Babalu” Sobral in the early vale tudo days in Brazil in the 1980’s…
Grappling Report: IBJJF no-gi Pan-Am results and more

Grappling Report: IBJJF no-gi Pan-Am results and more

With the IBJJF recently announcing the cancellation of both the gi and no gi editions of the World Championships this year, this meant that the no gi Pan-Ams was the final major event of the year. ATOS made a huge impression as the openweight division was closed out by Kaynan Duarte and Lucas ‘Hulk’ Barbosa,…
Holland vs. Jacare set for UFC 256

Holland vs. Jacare set for UFC 256

On Saturday, Kevin Holland was removed from his UFC Vegas 16 headliner against Jack Hermansson after testing positive for COVID-19. Hours later, he got a new fight booked for UFC 256. According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, “Trailblazer” will now fight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. And stepping into take his place against Hermansson is number 13-ranked Marvin…
‘We f—ked up’

‘We f—ked up’

Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo didn’t have a pleasant night after UFC 255 when his first round submission win over Alex Perez didn’t warrant a post-fight bonus. Less than a week later, the UFC made things right by awarding the “God of War” $50,000 in cold cash for his performance. That little moment between White and…
White: We’re all gonna get COVID, it’s ‘like the flu’ and ‘like the cold’

White: We’re all gonna get COVID, it’s ‘like the flu’ and...

Saturday night’s would-be headliner between Derrick Lewis and Curtis Blaydes was called off the last-minute after Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19. The same thing happened to Kevin Holland, who was pulled from his December 5 headliner against Jack Hermansson. There have been numerous cancellations because of the virus since the UFC went back in business…
UFC Vegas 15 Smith vs. Clark

UFC Vegas 15 Smith vs. Clark

Anthony Smith and Devin Clark were not scheduled to headline Saturday’s UFC Vegas 15 card. But things were shuffled after Curtis Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of his scheduled bout opposite Derrick Lewis. That heavyweight contest was scheduled as the headlining bout. The move put Smith in the top spot of a UFC card…
Chael Sonnen Roasts Emmy Award Winning Sportscaster Jim Gray

Chael Sonnen Roasts Emmy Award Winning Sportscaster Jim Gray

Chael Sonnen is one of the best fighters the UFC has ever seen. Sonnen established himself not only as a fine fighter but one of the first people in the sport to use mental warfare to his advantage and cripple his opponent before throwing a single punch.  Sonnen has never been shy of speaking his…
MPL Sports Announced As Indian Cricket Team’s Official Kit Sponsor

MPL Sports Announced As Indian Cricket Team’s Official Kit Sponsor

The Indian cricket team train in Australia ahead of their upcoming fixtures© Twitter The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced its partnership with MPL Sports, the athleisure wear and sports merchandise brand from Mobile Premier League, India's largest esports platform, as the new kit sponsor and official merchandise partner for…
Double training sessions for Windies Sports

Double training sessions for Windies Sports

Now back to full training, West Indies cricketers had double training sessions for the Test team on Saturday before taking on New Zealand ‘A’ in the first of a couple three-day warm-up matches.The first Test takes place from December 2-6 at Seedon Park. However, the series officially begins with the first of two T20 Internationals…
Unfinished business Sports

Unfinished business Sports

Former Red Force selector Keno Mason isn’t holding any grudge after being axed from his post after just one season and is still open to being involved in the national team set up if called upon.On Wednesday, the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) officially announced that former national player Rajendra Mangalie was the new…

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Florida's waters may be protected from offshore drilling but the Bahamas plans to start looking for oil in less than a month at an exploratory well just 150 miles off the coast of the Sunshine State. Bahamas Petroleum Company, or BPC, said in a regulatory filing last week that it contracted the UK-registered Stena IceMAX…
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the winter of 1969-70, Philadelphia had an average temperature of 30.3 degrees Fahrenheit. Last year, the average was 39.4. No one says snow and cold spells are things of the past. But winters have warmed considerably since 1970 in the Northeast, according to data compiled by Climate Central, an organization…
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Mammoth move: loneliest elephant heads to Cambodia after Cher campaign

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Galaxy survives black hole’s feast—for now

Galaxy survives black hole’s feast—for now

Illustration of the galaxy called CQ4479. The extremely active black hole at the galaxy’s center is consuming material so fast that the material is glowing as it spins into the black hole’s center, forming a luminous quasar. Quasars create intense energy that was thought to halt all star birth and drive a lethal blow to…
A phononic crystal coupled to a transmission line via an artificial atom

A phononic crystal coupled to a transmission line via an artificial atom

November 27, 2020 feature The device. (a) Schematics of the device. The artificial atom is simultaneously coupled to electromagnetic and acoustic systems. Microwave photons excite an artificial atom (qubit). The atom in turn generates phonons into the phononic crystal. (b) Schematic representation of the sample. Electromagnetic waves propagate through a coplanar transmission line and interact…