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UFC 262 live updates, highlights, results for Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler



What time is UFC 262 today? PPV schedule, main card start time for Oliveira vs. Chandler

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent retirement left the UFC lightweight title vacant. That vacancy will be filled Saturday night at UFC 262 when Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler meet in Houston’s Toyota Center to determine the new king of the 155-pound division.

Oliveira is one of the longest-tenured UFC fighters, the Brazilian having spent over a decade with the promotion. Chandler signed with the UFC just eight months ago. It took 27 fights for Oliveira to get his first opportunity at UFC gold while Chandler, the former Bellator champion, needed only one fight to prove himself worthy for a seat at the table.

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Oliveira enters the fight riding an eight-fight winning streak. He recently dispatched former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson in dominant fashion at UFC 256. He finished seven of those last eight opponents inside the distance. Chandler made his promotional debut at UFC 257 and knocked out Dan Hooker in the first round. 

With Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje all having had their opportunity at the championship, the UFC decided that two fresh faces would enter the title picture, with one leaving with gold around his waist Saturday.

Sporting News will provide live updates of the lightweight championship fight and the main card.

UFC 262 live updates, highlights from Oliveira vs. Chandler

10:10 p.m.: We’re live with a featherweight throwdown between human kicking highlight reel Edson Barboza facing Shane Burgos in a fight that few expect anything less than fireworks. 

9:41 p.m.: We’re into the final prelim before the UFC 262 pay per view as Jacare Souza is facing Andre Muniz. Muniz suggested that he’s a better grappler than the world-class Jacare. It seemed to upset Souza but, surprisingly, Muniz managed to snare an arm and broke Jacare’s arm with a first-round submission. Unbelievable. In a career that has spanned nearly 18 years, Souza had never been submitted. However, Muniz pounced on Jacare’s back midway through the first round and rolled into an armbar that grotesquely broke the arm and forced the submission. 

Five out of seven prelim fights ended inside of the distance. Is this a sign of things to come?

Oliveira vs. Chandler start time

  • Date: Saturday, May 15
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Main card (PPV): 10 p.m. ET
  • Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET

UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler takes place Saturday, with the early prelims at 6:30 p.m. ET and the pay-per-view main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET. Oliveira and Chandler should enter the Octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on the length of the undercard bouts.

How to watch UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler

  • TV channels/live stream: ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+

The main card for UFC 262 is available in the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. That portion of the event begins at 10 p.m. ET.

Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, UFC Fight Pass.

In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

UFC 262 fight card

Main Card

  • Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler for the vacant UFC lightweight title
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush; lightweights
  • Matt Schnell vs. Rogério Bontorin; bantamweights
  • Katlyn Chookagian vs. Viviane Araújo; women’s flyweights
  • Shane Burgos vs. Edson Barboza; featherweights

 Preliminary card 

  • Andre Muniz def. Ronaldo Souza via 1st round submission (3:59)
  • Lando Vannata def. Mike Grundy via split decision (29-28, 30-27 & 27-30)
  • Andrea Lee def. Antonina Shevchenko via 2nd round submission (4:52)
  • Jordan Wright def. Jamie Pickett via 1st round TKO (1:04)
  • Priscila Cachoeira def. Gina Mazany via 2nd round TKO (4:51)
  • Tucker Lutz def. Kevin Aguilar via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 & 29-28)
  • Christos Giagos def. Sean Soriano via 2nd round submission (:59)

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Why did Rick Carlisle return to Pacers? Roster, familiarity — and the money helps, too



Why did Rick Carlisle return to Pacers? Roster, familiarity — and the money helps, too

Rick Carlisle is the head coach of the Pacers … again.

The championship-winning coach who recently parted ways with the Dallas Mavericks has reportedly signed a four-year, $29 million pact to return to Indiana’s bench, per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.

Carlisle signing this quickly with a team was a mild surprise, signing with the Pacers even moreso. While the Pacers parted ways with head coach Nate Bjorkgren soon after the final whistle blew on Indiana’s season, no real reports suggested Carlisle’s candidacy before news of his hiring broke on Thursday.

Here’s what we know about the hiring:

Why did the Pacers hire Rick Carlisle?

While the money certainly helps — the deal keeps Carlisle in the top 10 highest paid coaches in the Association — familiarity helped play into the decision, as well. Carlisle has two prior tenures in Indiana; First, between 1997 and 2000, when he was an assistant coach under Larry Bird. The second stint was as the team’s head coach between 2003 and 2007.

During his tenure, Carlisle helped guide Indiana to a central-division crown in 2003, and in four total seasons, the Pacers made the playoffs three times and the Eastern Conference finals once (2003).

Carlisle figured to be the hottest coaching commodity on the market for any number of teams looking for a new head coach, but the Pacers acted “quietly and quickly” to get Carlisle in their building, per Adrian Wojnarowski, putting off several other interviews to bring him and ink him to a deal.

The landing spot was attractive to Carlisle, as well: Speaking with ESPN’s MacMahon, Carlisle liked the roster built by GM Kevin Pritchard and what they could be moving forward.

“It’s a team of skilled, unselfish guys that play hard,” Carlisle said to MacMahon. “It’s always possible that moves could be made before the season, but I think [GM Kevin Pritchard] and I are both very excited about getting the roster healthy and seeing what this team can be.”

Carlisle and the Mavericks agreed to part ways on June 17 after another early-playoff exit, losing in seven games to the Clippers. Carlisle spent 13 years patrolling the bench for Dallas, winning an NBA championship in 2011. In all, Dallas made it to the playoffs nine times under Carlisle, losing in the first round in seven of those trips.

Multiple reports indicated organizational turmoil within Dallas’ front office, though owner Mark Cuban vehemently denied the rumors. The Athletic detailed the dysfunction in June. 


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MLB world unites to slam hideous All-Star Game jerseys: ‘Worst baseball uniforms I’ve ever seen’



MLB to move 2021 All-Star Game to Coors Field, reports say

A swing and a miss.

MLB All-Star Game uniforms oftentimes have some kind of tie-in to the town in which its played. Or, at least, it used to be that way.

This year, MLB and Nike paired up for new All-Star Game unis and they look like they were ripped from a late 1800s game of polo, with a middle-school student slapping some generic clipart font on the front with team abbreviation.

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According to Chris Creamer of SportsLogos.Net, the uniforms will be worn during the All-Star Game, while players uniforms of their natural team will be worn during the Home Run Derby.

The hats, on the other hand, are fine, utilizing the purple (Purple Mountain’s Majesty, and all) on the star highlighting the team logo on the front.

This year’s All-Star Game shifts from Atlanta, Ga. to Colorado after MLB pulled out amid the introduction of Georgia’s controversial new voter laws, which many see as a clear attempt at voter supression.

MLB fans and analysts alike took to the Tweet machine on Thursday to crack jokes and voice their displeasure with the uniforms:

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Cigarettes and beer: Islanders fans show appreciation for Game 6 overtime win in unique way



Cigarettes and beer: Islanders fans show appreciation for Game 6 overtime win in unique way

Whose tab is this on?

With the Islanders potentially playing their last game in historic, fan-favorite Long Island dump Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday night, Isles fans showed appreciation for the 3-2 overtime win over the Lightning the only way Long Islanders truly know how: Beer cans.

Soon after Anthony Beauvillier netted the overtime game-winner to even the series at 3 games apiece, Isles fans showered the sheet with hats, rally towels and (some presumably empty) beer cans. Thankfully, no Isles players were hit with the celebratory cans.

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While some analysts and media took offense to the sight, Isles players took it all in good fun. 

“That building coming into overtime was smelling like cigarettes, and now it smells like beers,” Isles winger Beauvillier said following his overtime winner. “That place was going crazy. Everyone’s happy we’re going back to Tampa.”

It’s not the first headline to feature the hoppy nectar at Islanders games: Jets offensive lineman Dan Feeney has become a cult hero of Isles fans, with his mulleted, beer-swilling ways on display at several Isles playoff matchups this offseason.

The Islanders’ new turf, UBS Arena, is scheduled to open in time for the 2021-22 NHL season. Before the Isles head down the Southern State Parkway to get to their new digs, though, they take a plane ride south to Tampa for Game 7 on Friday night.

No hockey players were injured in the hurtling of the cans.

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