At UFC 258 Kamaru Usman, Undisputed Welterweight Champion, confirms his position at the top of the 170- pound division by beating top contender Gilbert Burns. Burns was a former training partner of Usman. Usman survived an early scare and recovered superbly to claim a third-round TKO finish at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
In other news, the NFL pro-Chris Hogan is migrating to another pro league. The veteran announced on Twitter his intentions to play in the Premier Lacrosse League in 2021. The 33-year-old wide receiver once played in Lacrosse and said about his excitement to fight for a roster spot. On Tuesday quarterback Trevor Lawrence had to undergo labrum surgery on a non-throwing shoulder. He isn’t interested in wasting any time as he is on track to return for training camp. This statement of intention from the young player is a reason for further endearment from the new Jaguars coach Urban Meyer.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Antoine Winfield Jr. was fined by the NFL. The fine amounted to $7,815 as the player mocked Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill’s signature peace sign after a late fourth-down stop in Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl win. There is no official new joining news for J.J watt. The veteran player is released by the Houston Texans on Friday. According to the reports, there are nine teams that are interested in signing the 31 years old player.
In the NHL, Thornton is back in practice for Toronto Maple Leaf and will play the home game against Ottawa Senators on Monday. The forward sustained a rib fracture on January 20.
At the 2021 Australian Open, Serena Williams secured her position in the quarter-final with Halep by defeating Sabalenka.On the other hand, Naomi Osaka saved two crucial match points in 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 win against Muguruza. Novak Djokovic recovered from an abdominal injury sustained in the previous round. Novak Djokovic becomes the second man to reach 300 Grand Slam wins with a stupendous victory against Milos Raonic.
Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets scored 20 points in the NBA against former team Golden State Warriors. With his performance, Brooklyn Nets cruised past Warriors with a 134-117 scoreline. Utah Jazz secured their seventh victory in a row against Miami Heat with a 112-94 scoreline. Elsewhere, New York Knicks defeated the Houston Rockets with Immanuel Quickley scoring 22 points. Indian Pacers overcame the Atlanta Hawks. Aaron Holiday scored a season-high 18 points coming off the bench.
In the ongoing test cricket series between India and England, R Ashwin and other Indian bowlers rolled through England’s batting fortress on the second day with a majestic five wickets haul by Ashwin. India batted for the rest of the day 2 with the loss of Shubman Gill’s wicket.