Whittaker reassessed his situation and is a different man now both at home and on the job, as he heads into the bout against the eighth-ranked Gastelum.
World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman had his two-year ban for breaching anti-doping whereabouts rules reduced to 18 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday but will still be ineligible for the Tokyo Olympics. Coleman's ban, which was due to run until May 13 2022, will now end on Nov. 14, meaning he will miss the July 23-Aug. 8 Tokyo Games but can return to competition in time to defend his world indoor and outdoor titles next year. The sprinter had been given a two-year suspension by an independent tribunal of track and field's Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in October last year.
Johnson, 45, is racing part-time in IndyCar over the next two seasons after his retirement from NASCAR.
Empty stands has been the new normal for tennis since last year due to COVID-19 restrictions but top men's players like Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic said they still find it difficult to maintain their intensity during matches in the absence of fans. The professional circuit was shut down for several months last year before tournament organisers set up 'biosecure bubbles' for players and support staff while keeping fans away from stadiums. Barring the swing in Australia in February, tournaments continue to be played in front of a handful of fans at most.
With Nikolas Motta out of UFC on ESPN 24, Damir Hadzovic will now face Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 188.
Andrew Wiggins (Golden State Warriors) with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets, 04/12/2021
Our penultimate 2021 mock draft lands a sixth QB near the end of the first round.
DeMar DeRozan (San Antonio Spurs) with a dunk vs the Toronto Raptors, 04/14/2021
The early returns from the Boston Bruins' trade deadline additions have been fantastic, including the scoring production from Taylor Hall.
USMNT's Zack Steffen started and Christian Pulisic came off the bench to have a big impact, as Chelsea beat Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinal at Wembley.
Follow along with results and live updates from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, where Jake Paul and Ben Askren headline a boxing card.
Vegas oddsmakers have released their win totals for the 2021 season and the Eagles over/under is 6.5
Max Pacioretty and Tomas Nosek both collected one goal and two assists to pace the visiting Vegas Golden Knights to a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Mark Stone and Alex Tuch netted one goal and one assist apiece in the win, and Chandler Stephenson and Alex Pietrangelo added goals as the Golden Knights won their fourth straight game.
Tyron Woodley, who is cornering Ben Askren, predicts a stoppage victory for his friend over Jake Paul in their Triller Fight Club main event.
A rules official penalized Si Woo Kim Saturday at RBC Heritage after Kim’s ball dangled on the edge of the hole for over a minute before falling.
In need of some help at defensive tackle, perhaps the Cowboys will look to make a move on one of the recently released players.
These player ratings were quite straightforward, as the Blues were better and City were nowhere near their best.
Exploring some possible reasons for the Browns releasing DT Sheldon Richardson
Lewis Hamilton claimed his 99th career pole position in qualifying Saturday for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with Red Bull's Sergio Perez starting alongside the seven-time world champion's Mercedes at Imola.
World number two Daniil Medvedev of Russia has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been withdrawn from this week's Monte Carlo Masters, the ATP said on Tuesday. Medvedev, who was seeded second behind top-ranked Novak Djokovic at the ATP Masters 1000 event on clay, has been put in isolation and is being monitored, the men's tennis governing body said in a statement. "It's a big disappointment not to play in Monte-Carlo," said the 25-year-old Medvedev.