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A tropical depression formed Saturday afternoon south of Cuba amid forecasts that the system would become a named tropical storm later this weekend and possibly a hurricane within days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The Miami-based center said Tropical Depression 28 emerged about 255 miles (405 kilometers) south-southeast of the western tip of Cuba. At 5 p.m. EDT, the storm had top sustained winds of 30 mph (45 kph) and was moving toward the north-northwest at 2 mph (4 kph).
Undefeated lightweight champion Khabib defends his title in the main event on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi
One of two Republican U.S. senators who had opposed the pre-election confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, said on Saturday she would nevertheless vote to confirm Barrett. Speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska reiterated her opposition to the rushed confirmation process, which will culminate in a final vote on Monday, just over a week from Election Day. Murkowski's support helps cement the near certainty that Barrett will take up a lifetime appointment on the bench over universal Democratic opposition.
Following his UFC 254 submission win over Justin Gaethje on Saturday, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov took his gloves off inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi and announced his retirement. After the announcement, fighters reacted to "The Eagle" stepping away from fighting. Good performance @TeamKhabib. I will carry on. Respect and condolences on your father again also. To you and family. Yours sincerely, The McGregors.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 24, 2020 Until I take that heavily crown, I grant you the spot. 🤙🏾 Enjoy Champ— BONY (@JonnyBones) October 24, 2020 @TeamKhabib is the GOAT!— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) October 24, 2020 Thank you for everything. Beautiful, masterful career. @TeamKhabib 🙏🏽🏆💯— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) October 24, 2020 He’s definitely #1 pound for pound!! Congratulations on a great career #UFC254— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) October 24, 2020 Getting emotional watching this. Wow. Khabib respecting his mother and following through with his word. What a man. Deffo a top 5 goat of MMA. Happy retirement. pic.twitter.com/dkqOlcS3OR— D (@darrentill2) October 24, 2020 I’m 100% behind giving @TeamKhabib the #1 P4P ranking! Absolutely earned! Congrats on an AMAZING career. You are an inspiration. Much love. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 #UFC254— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) October 24, 2020 Congrats on the fight @TeamKhabib If that’s your career, it’s a shame u didn’t get to fight someone coming forward and isn’t afraid to wrestle. Congrats I’ll be here when u return— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) October 24, 2020 Congratulations on an absolutely flawless career. The best to ever do it @TeamKhabib @ufc 👏👏🥇🏆— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) October 24, 2020 Respect ✊🏽— Eryk Anders (@erykanders) October 24, 2020 The BEST P4P!! #TheEagle #UFC254 https://t.co/biQI7RXv6V— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) October 24, 2020 . @TeamKhabib is the undisputed GOAT!!! Hands down the best to ever do it! The way he carried himself in and out of the cage🙌🏾. Congrats on a great career!!! I’m sure your father is smiling down on you🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) October 24, 2020 Congratulations @TeamKhabib a true champion inside and outside the octagon and hands down # 1 pound for pound. 👏🏽👏🏽 #UFC254— BRYAN BARBERENA (@bryan_barberena) October 24, 2020 Undeniably the greatest lightweight of all time.. what a run! Congrats on a great career @TeamKhabib #UFC254— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) October 24, 2020 #1 forever! #UFC254— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) October 24, 2020 TRENDING > UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Live Results from Fight Island Retire on top! You’re the champ! Thank you for the new style in mma 🙏🏽🙏🏽 #UFC254— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) October 24, 2020 Man I’m tearing up .Khabib champ— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 24, 2020 @TeamKhabib 🙏🏼 🏆#p4p #ufc254— Cynthia Calvillo (@cyn_calvillo) October 24, 2020 Congratulations to @TeamKhabib what an amazing career! And what a way to End it! #UFCFightIsland6 @ufc— Jimmie Rivera (@JimmieRivera135) October 24, 2020 khabib greatest fighter of all time!!— Lerone Murphy (@LeroneMurphy) October 24, 2020 Thank you @TeamKhabib 🙏🏽— Luis Antonio Pena (@violentbobross) October 24, 2020 Justin keep your head up my brother you’ll be back and you have a champion spirit. Khabib you’re the absolute best and the gold standard of a human being. Thank you for an outstanding career. Love you guys. 🙏🏽❤️— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) October 24, 2020 Much love and respect to @TeamKhabib You made your dad proud 👏 #UFC254— Adrian Yanez (@yanezmma) October 24, 2020 This division is wide open now— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) October 24, 2020
Unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from mixed martial arts after stopping Justin Gaethje with a triangle choke early in the second round at UFC 254 on Saturday night. Nurmagomedov (29-0) made the announcement immediately after he impressively finished his first fight since the death of his father and lifelong coach in July. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov had a heart problem exacerbated by COVID-19, and his son was overcome by tears in the cage moments after choking Gaethje unconscious 1:34 into the second round of his third UFC title defense.
The show returned on BBC One with a thank you to NHS frontline workers.
Lassina Traore helped himself to five goals for the Eredivisie club.
Atletico Madrid beat Real Betis 2-0 at home on Saturday in La Liga thanks to goals from Marcos Llorente and Luis Suarez after coach Diego Simeone sprung a double change at halftime. Llorente put Atletico in front at the start of the second half, tearing into the box from the left wing and tucking the ball inside the near post from a tight angle. Betis had played well in the first half and dominated the ball.
Authorities are looking for two girls who were abducted from a Kansas home where two boys were found dead Saturday. An Amber Alert said the suspect in the abduction is the girls' father, 40-year-old Donny Jackson. The FBI referred questions to the Kansas Highway Patrol, which said the sheriff's office was answering questions in the case.
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov etched his name in stone in the annals of UFC history with his second-round submission of Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Saturday on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Moments after finishing Gaethje, Khabib then announced his retirement. It was a masterful performance from a man that entered the fight with the heaviest of hearts. Khabib walked into the Octagon at UFC 254 with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Undefeated at 28-0, his spotless record was on the line. His status as the UFC lightweight champion of the world was at stake. Him possibly surpassing Jon Jones as the top fighter in the world was a consideration. Perhaps a heavier weight than any other, however, was Khabib’s father having passed away over the summer. Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, was his lifelong trainer and driving force. The fight with Gaethje was the first time that Khabib had fought since losing his father. Gaethje earned his shot at Khabib by defeating Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title at UFC 249 back in May. That opportunity came about when Khabib, who had been slated to fight Ferguson, was unable to make it to the Octagon because of being on lockdown in Russia because of the global coronavirus pandemic. Gaethje entered the fight with Khabib on a four-fight winning streak. The first round started slow with Gaethje frequently feinting a takedown. Partway through the round, Khabib started to employ his jab, which set up several combinations that stung Gaethje. Just as Khabib begin to really stick the jab, Gaethje landed a couple hard punches of his own that got the champ’s attention. It took him until the final minute of the frame, but Khabib shot and landed a takedown, which nearly set up an armbar, but he ran out of time. It was a strong opening round by Khabib, who showed how good his hands are, despite Gaethje landing quite a few solid leg kicks. Khabib knew what he was doing was working and he kept it up in round two. Instead of hanging back for Gaethje to make a mistake, Khabib pressed him with his jab and combinations. He ate a hard left hand and several leg kicks from Gaethje, but Khabib kept pressing forward. He finally shot, quickly moved to Gaethje’s back, and dragged him to the canvas. Moments later, Khabib had a triangle choke locked up and Gaethje tried to tap, but fell to sleep. Overcome by the emotion of the moment, Khabib kneeled down in the middle of the Octagon and began sobbing. When he awoke, Gaethje kneeled by his side, hugging the man that had just made him unconscious, realizing the enormity of Khabib’s loss of his father. “I know he made his father so proud,” Gaethje said after the fight. Khabib Nurmagomedov announces his retirement Khabib notched his 29th consecutive win as a professional fighter. And then he called it quits. Citing his love for his father and a promise to his mother, Khabib retired as the undefeated UFC lightweight champion of the world. “Today I want to say, this was my last fight. No way I can come here without my father,” said Khabib. “I promised (my mother) this would be my last fight.” The only thing he asked for? That he be elevated to the No. 1 ranking in the Pound for Pound fighter list. “You guys have to put me on No. 1 pound for pound fighter in the world because I deserve it. “Today is my last fight here in UFC.” TRENDING > Robert Whittaker decisions Jared Cannonier in UFC 254 co-main event Related Video > Does Khabib surpass Jon Jones as the pound for pound best fighter after beating Gaethje? (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje results UFC 254 Main Card (2 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV) Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Justin Gaethje by technical submission (triangle choke) at 1:34, R2Robert Whittaker def. Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)Alexander Volkov def. Walt Harris by TKO (kick and punches) at 1:15, R2Phil Hawes def. Jacob Malkoun by KO (punches) at 0:18, R1Lauren Murphy def. Liliya Shakirova by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:31, R2Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cutelaba by KO (punches) at 4:19, R1 UFC 254 Preliminary Card (11 a.m. ET on ESPN+) Tai Tuivasa def. Stefan Struve by KO (punches) at 4:59, R1Casey Kenney def. Nathaniel Wood by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Alex Oliveira by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:40, R1Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)Miranda Maverick def. Liana Jojua by TKO (doctor's stoppage) at 5:00, R1Joel Alvarez def. Alexander Yakovlev by submission (armbar) at 3:00, R1
The undefeated 32-year-old Dagestani collapsed in the centre of the octagon and sobbed following his defeat of Gaethje. On getting up he took off his gloves and said: "This is my last fight in the UFC." The American troubled the champion with leg kicks but succumbed to a triangle choke in the second round as Nurmagomedov cemented his claim to be the most dominant MMA fighter of all time with a 29-0 record.
Ally McDonald held onto the lead Saturday in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee, shooting a 3-under 69 to take a one-stroke advantage into the final round. Winless on the LPGA Tour, the 27-year-old from Mississippi had a 13-under 203 total on the Great Waters Course. Bianca Pagdanganan of the Philippines was second after a 69.
Sander Berge put the Blades ahead with a contentious penalty but Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota struck for the hosts.
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is planning to extend his visit to London until Wednesday amid cautious optimism over the progress of post-Brexit trade talks with Britain, the Sunday Telegraph reported. The European Union negotiating team had been due to return to Brussels on Sunday. The paper said the British team would travel to Brussels on Thursday for more talks and that next Saturday had effectively become the deadline to decide whether the two sides could reach a deal.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov choked out Justin Gaethje in the second round Saturday at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and then promptly announced his retirement after UFC 254.
France geared up for the Six Nations Super Saturday in style as Antoine Dupont scored a couple of tries in a 38-21 home victory over Wales in a friendly international on Saturday. Les Bleus recovered from a wobbly start to put on an inspired performance at the Stade de France with Cyril Baille, Charles Ollivon and Teddy Thomas adding to Dupont's tries, the rest of the points coming from the boot of Romain Ntamack. Wales took an early 10-0 lead but could not stop their opponents' efficiency, conceding a second defeat in a row by France in their 100th duel, despite tries by Leigh Halfpenny and Nicky Smith as well as three penalties and a conversion by Dan Biggar.
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The Blades went ahead in controversial fashion on 13 minutes.