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Sunday, February 12, 2017


Germaine de Randamie defeated Holly Holm by unanimous decision Saturday in Brooklyn in a clinch-filled bout at UFC 208 to become the first featherweight champion in the woman's division.

The 32-year-old de Randamie (7-3) dropped to her knees in celebration as the Barclays Center crowd booed the end of a lacklustre bout Saturday night.

UFC created the new 145-pound division in part as a showcase for Cristiane ``Cyborg'' Justino. Justino was the lone fan standing in the front row toward the end of the five-round bout. Justino's UFC fate is in limbo because of a doping violation that knocked her off the New York card.

A fight may not be on the immediate horizon.

De Randamie, a Dutch kickboxer who also fought in Strikeforce, said she needed surgery on one of her hands.

Holm (10-3) has lost three straight bouts since she became the first fighter to defeat Ronda Rousey in December 2015.


Richard Panik scored twice and set up one more as the Chicago Blackhawks stretched their winning streak to five games with a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists and Trevor van Riemsdyk and Artem Anisimov (ah-NEE'-see-mahv) also scored for the Blackhawks. Patrick Maroon replied for the Oilers, who have lost four of their last five games.


The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to stumble. Evander Kane scored twice and Jack Eichel had a career-high three assists as the Buffalo Sabres downed Toronto 3-1. That's the Maple Leafs' sixth loss in eight games. Mitch Marner scored the lone goal for Toronto.


Another loss for the Montreal Canadiens. Patrik Berglund scored a hat trick to lead the visiting St. Louis Blues to a 4-2 win in Montreal. The Habs are now 1-4-and-1 in their last six games. And in Winnipeg, Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat (AWN'-dray PAL'-at) and Victor Hedman each had a goal and an assist to lift Tampa over the Jets 4-1.


Craig Anderson didn't miss a beat in his first game in 69 days. The Senators goaltender stopped all 33 shots he faced as Ottawa blanked the Islanders 3-0. Anderson left the club in early December to be with his wife Nicholle, who is battling cancer. And in Boston, the Bruins edged Vancouver 4-3.


Mark McMorris was golden in Quebec City. The snowboarder from Regina finished first in the big air event at a World Cup stop. Defending champion Max Parrot of Bromont, Quebec finished second. And Teal Harle of Campbell River, B-C was the top Canadian in the ski big air. He finished fourth.


Kevin Durant scored 34 points and was booed loudly in his return to Oklahoma City as the Golden State Warriors beat the Thunder 130-114. It was Durant's first game back since he left the Thunder after eight seasons in Oklahoma City to join the rival Warriors as a free agent last summer. Durant and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook yelled at each other at one point in the third quarter as they walked toward their benches during a timeout.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Marc McMorris still the best.