/heem/ - Lellator 140 & UFC Fight Night 72 HYPE
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UFC Fight Night 72: Bisping vs Leites is live tomorrow, Saturday, July 18, from The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The main event of the evening is a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Thales Leites.
Bisping vs Leites weigh-in video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38AievN-P9w
Lellator 140 on NOW and winding down
> Main Card (9 p.m. EST)
Welterweight Title Fight: Douglas Lima (26-5) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (17-1)
Paul Daley def. Dennis Olson with a second-round TKO
Brennan Ward def. Roger Carroll with a first-round KO (2:06)
Chris Honeycutt vs. Paul Bradley stopped due to accidental head clash, no contest
> Preliminary Card (7 P.M. EST)
Kin Moy def. Blair Tugman via submission (triangle choke) (R3, 3:01)
Ilya Kotau def. Nicolas Sergiacomi via rear-naked choke (1st, 2:17)
Parker Porter def. Eric Bedard via submission (anaconda) (R2, 2:51)
Remo Cardarelli def. Billy Giovanella via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Dean Hancock def. Alex Dunworth via second-round TKO (2:14)
Kaline Medeiros def. Sarah Payant via submission (kimura) (1st, 3:24)
Official /rug/by Championship thread #2: Australia vs South Africa
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15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 James Slipper. Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Greg Holmes, 19 James Horwill, 20 David Pocock, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Drew Mitchell.
15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Schalk Burger, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements:16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Heinke van der Merwe, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Lodewyk de Jager, 20 Teboho Mohoje, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Lwazi Mvovo.
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 20:05 local (10:05 GMT, 12:05 SAST, 22:05 NZST)
Weather: 13°C at kick off. Clear skies.
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
/golf/ OFFICIAL 144th OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 2 THREAD
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Hype thread for Round 2 of The Open Championship
Old Course at St. Andrews
Coverage begins on ESPN at 4:00 a.m. EST/1:00 a.m. PST
Friday weather forecast:
>It is raining right now on the course, ~55 degrees Fahrenheit. Rain is expected to continue through the morning, with some chance of rain lingering later in the afternoon.
>Winds will average 20 to 40 km/h from the south-southwest Friday afternoon
>Jordan Spieth looking for third leg of calendar Grand Slam, would be the first player to do so since Ben Hogan in 1953. He is living up to high expectations by shooting a 67 (-5) on Thursday after winning the John Deere Classic just this past Sunday.
>Tiger still struggling, in spite of playing on a course he's won a British Open on twice (2000, 2005). He shot his worst round at St. Andrews ever Thursday, a 76 (+4).
>Rickie Fowler looking for his first major after a thrilling win at Scottish Open
>Dustin Johnson attempting to atone for the worst choke since 1999 at Carnoustie. Chances of winning are looking very promising after an impressive 65 (-7) on Thursday.
>Rory out with a bum foot
>Mickelson at -2. Expect him to very do well if the weather isn't too bad while he's playing.
>Jason Day keeping up his momentum after his impressive performance after injuring himself at the US Open last month. Shot a 66 (-6) yesterday.
Past five winners:
>2014: Rory McIlroy (Royal Liverpool)
>2013: Phil Mickelson (Murifield)
>2012: Ernie Els (Royal Lytham)
>2011: Darren Clarke (Royal St. George's)
>2010: Louis Oosthuizen (Old Course)
First group is off now.
OFFICIAL MLB GENERAL THREAD: WAS THAT NECESSARY? EDITION
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Zack Greinke's scoreless streak at 43 2/3; Orel Hershiser's record at 59
Angels paid for the use of police helicopter to dry their field
Tim Lincecum has degenerative hip condition
Manny Parra has straigned
Many teams remain interested in Cole Hamels despite his recent struggles
Brewers open to fire sale
Reds open to fire sale except for Todd Frazier, Billy Hamilton, and presumably Joey Votto
Orioles interested in Johnny Cueto, Jay Bruce, Justin Upton, Carlos Gomez
Angels interested in Bruce
Tigers interested in John Axford
Ben Revere drawing mild trade interest
"Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest."
- Ty Cobb