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UFC flyweight title: Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg live round-by-round coverage

Los Angeles Times

No. 2-ranked UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson (23-2) takes on No. 7 lightweight contender Kevin Lee (16-2) for the UFC interim lightweight belt on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Conor McGregor is the current UFC lightweight champion and the winner of this fight thus will either get a big money bout with McGregor or will later be installed as full champion. Demetrious Johnson is one of the most skilled fighters in the sport and has dominated the 125 pound weight class. Tonight he can set the UFC record for most consecutive title defenses. His opponent is massive underdog Ray Borg, who is 5-2 in the UFC with top wins over Jussier Formiga and Louis Smolka plus losses to Justin Scoggins and Dustin Ortiz.


Based on Magic Johnson's tweets, the Lakers basically just hired Perd Hapley from 'Parks and Rec'

Mashable

The Los Angeles Lakers named Magic Johnson -- a three-time NBA MVP who won five championships in L.A. as a player -- as the team's new president of basketball operations on Tuesday. There are many facets to this story, including the fact that Lakers owner Jeanie Buss fired her own brother. But the funniest nugget -- per usual -- comes courtesy of the internet, which resurfaced some hilarious old tweets from Johnson. Let's just say they don't exactly paint a picture of a seasoned basketball executive. SEE ALSO: Twitter can't get over this English cricketer who was sold for $2 million at the IPL auctions Johnson, bless his soul, is known for his comically obvious tweets, most of which are probably intended to be hot basketball analysis.


US drug czar James Carroll calls out drug companies for role in opioid crisis

FOX News

Following the landmark ruling in Oklahoma on Monday against Johnson and Johnson that found the company responsible for helping fuel the opioid epidemic, US drug czar James Carroll called out drug makers. Following the landmark ruling in Oklahoma on Monday against Johnson & Johnson that found the company responsible for helping fuel the opioid epidemic, U.S. drug czar James Carroll called out drugmakers for their role as "one of the factors into the start of the crisis." "The pharmaceutical companies have had a role to play in this, we know that the data supports it," Carroll, the director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, told Fox News. "The facts show that these companies pushed some of these medications out to people and this was one of the factors into the start of this crisis." Oklahoma Judge Thad Balkman found Johnson & Johnson, and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, responsible for stoking the opioid epidemic.


US drug czar James Carroll calls out drug companies for role in opioid crisis

FOX News

Following the landmark ruling in Oklahoma on Monday against Johnson and Johnson that found the company responsible for helping fuel the opioid epidemic, US drug czar James Carroll called out drug makers. Following the landmark ruling in Oklahoma on Monday against Johnson & Johnson that found the company responsible for helping fuel the opioid epidemic, U.S. drug czar James Carroll called out drugmakers for their role as "one of the factors into the start of the crisis." "The pharmaceutical companies have had a role to play in this, we know that the data supports it," Carroll, the director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, told Fox News. "The facts show that these companies pushed some of these medications out to people and this was one of the factors into the start of this crisis." Oklahoma Judge Thad Balkman found Johnson & Johnson, and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, responsible for stoking the opioid epidemic.


UFC 215 Live Coverage and Updates: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2

Los Angeles Times

Reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defends her title for the second time against Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of UFC 215. Nunes and Shevchenko fought once before. Nunes won via decision but Shevchenko took over as the three round fight progressed and this fight is scheduled for five rounds. The original main event of the card fell through when Ray Borg was forced to withdraw late from his title fight with Demetrious Johnson. Johnson had refused to fight T.J. Dillashaw because of purported concerns that Dillashaw would miss weight and thus Johnson would be unable to defend his title.