Tulsa vs Houston Live

The Butler Bulldogs and the Seton Hall Pirates meet in college basketball action from Prudential Center on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs enter this game at 19-7 so far. The Bulldogs are 2-3 in their last five, beating Villanova and Xavier while falling to Providence, Marquette and Georgetown otherwise.

In the loss to the Hoyas, Butler’s Kamar Baldwin led the way on 17 points with six rebounds and six assists. Jordan Tucker added 16 points and five boards there, and Sean McDermott had 12 points with seven rebounds.

Over on the Seton Hall side, they’re 18-7 this year. After winning consecutive games over Georgetown and Villanova, the Pirates have lost their last two to Creighton and Providence.

In the loss to the Friars, Seton Hall’s Myles Powell led the team on 27 points with four assists and two rebounds. Quincy McKnight added 14 points there, and Jared Rhoden had 10 points and eight rebounds.

The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings between these teams, and the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings. Butler is 19-32 ATS against conference opponents over the last three seasons and 1-10 ATS revenging a home loss versos an opponent over the last three seasons.

Seton Hall is 5-1 ATS versus Butler over the last three seasons and 4-2 straight up versus Butler over the last three seasons. Four of six games in this series have gone over in the last three seasons as well.

It’s been a choppy road for Butler lately, but to their credit they’ve also faced some tough competition. The Bulldogs weren’t close in the last Marquette game, but the win over Villanova was good. That said, you never really know what you’re going to get from Butler these days.

In any event, Seton Hall was close in both their last two losses, and they should play well in a comfortable atmosphere here. I’m going to take the Pirates on the cover, but this one could get dicey.

Earlier this month, Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo used part of a press conference to address fans who were abusing his players on Twitter.

“It’s despicable some of the things that have gone out there about some of our guys that have given more to this program than most of those alums or most of those people sitting behind a chicken keyboard,” he said.

A few days later, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell expressed exasperation about the things people were messaging his players after back-to-back losses.

“People expect these kids to play well every single night,” Pikiell said. “I don’t know anyone who does that . . . These kids aren’t pros.”

Trolls infect all walks of social media, but the problem is particularly acute in college sports — where amateur, often-teenage athletes are performing on a highly exposed stage. Too many people are teeing off on them, and it’s becoming a major mental health issue.

After Seton Hall got upset at Providence Saturday night, a troll tweeted a disparaging attack at Pirates reserve Shavar Reynolds, saying “you may be one of the worst players in D1.”

A Manchester High School alum, Reynolds was has been one of the team’s most valuable subs and posted a pretty good line for the game: five points on two shots, one steal and no turnovers in 12 minutes. More on that shortly.

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The troll used what has been determined to be a stolen profile photo, and might have been using a fake name as well, but the account listed a real email address, which I contacted with a question for the record: What compelled you to do this? I sent along the link to Izzo’s aforementioned press conference.

The Twitter account has since been deleted, but here is the answer I received, slightly abridged for brevity purposes:

First of all, I am not a Seton Hall fan. I am a fan of the game of basketball and an avid sports bettor. To be honest with you, I could’ve been a lot ruder in my tweet earlier, but decided to go easy on the kid and express disappointment rather than hatred.”

“Secondly, as a player in a national spotlight such as basketball players at Michigan State or players in D1 basketball in general, you need to have thicker skin than to get personally offended by people trolling you or making rude statements on Twitter. . . The players don’t need to be on Twitter, and they certainly don’t need to interact with fans, so being offended at rude mentions is quite ridiculous.”

The troll, who identified himself as Steve Kowalski, seemed incredulous that people would take umbrage with his tweet. I explained Reynolds’ inspiring backstory, how he was a walk-on who got upgraded to scholarship, and how his father is a U.S. Navy chief serving overseas. Then I pressed the question: Why did you do this?

The reply: “Him and the entire SHU team choking cost me a wager, as they have many times in the past. I don’t feel my tweet was overly rude or overly dramatic, especially not to the extent that you or the SHU fanbase seems to think it is.

With Villanova’s Collin Gillespie trying to guard him with the clock running out and the game tied at 76, the senior completely fooled his defender and launched a three-pointer off a nasty step-back that had Gillespie out of reach, propelling Butler to a 79-76 victory over the No. 10 Wildcats.

The victory comes days after the Bulldogs suffered a stunning upset at home against Providence on Saturday. That was just one part of a day that saw the Big East race thrown into chaos with then-No. 10 Seton Hall and then-No. 8 Villanova also falling to unranked teams, respectively. Wednesday’s result helped rectify the stumble as Butler entered the night three games back of Seton Hall for first place. The Wildcats were just one game back.

Now the race for the conference title is back on in a big way.

Butler and Villanova weathered a 13-minute rain delay when the roof at Hinkle Fieldhouse sprung a leak as a winter storm raged outside. The game was played under threat of postponement if Butler officials couldn’t stop water from dripping onto the court.

The Bulldogs have every reason to feel grateful that wasn’t the case as they move to 18-5 (6-4 Big East) on the year.

Arguably no player in college basketball has been able to put a team on his back the way Baldwin has carried Butler this season. Never was that more true than in the final few minutes against Villanova.

The Bulldogs held a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to play when the Wildcats began a comeback bid led by forward Saddiq Bey. The sophomore nailed three three-pointers in the last 4:30 to even things up at 76 apiece with just 30 seconds left. Just when it seemed like Villanova had all the momentum, Baldwin took the ball to the right wing in front of his bench and went to work on Gillespie while the clock wound down.

With four seconds left, Baldwin used a jab-step to push Gillespie back twice, using the second to lurch into a step-back three-pointer that left his hands with 1.5 seconds on the clock. At that point, Gillespie had lost his man and given Baldwin a clear look at the rim.

Gillespie had been the catalyst behind Villanova’s offense all night, distributing the ball and scoring at will when needed. He hit one three-pointer to start the Nova comeback and assisted on the three triples that followed.

Now he was helpless as Baldwin’s shot hung in the air. Already, Baldwin had mystified Wildcats head coach Jay Wright to the point that the famously well-dressed coach began to unbutton his coat and tear into his team. Even following his directions, there was nothing more Nova could do.

Baldwin’s shot fell as the clock hit zero, handing the Wildcats (17-5, 7-3 Big East) a second consecutive loss for the first time all year.

Butler is slicing up Villanova’s defense to the point that Jay Wright unbuttoned his suit coat (!), called timeout and F-bombed one of his players out of the lineup. Bulldogs lead 63-57 with 7 minutes left.

All season long, Butler has looked for scoring depth to complement Baldwin. The search was hindered by season-ending ACL injuries to forward Christian David and guard Campbell Donovan, as well as a wrist injury that held guard Aaron Thompson out of the last three games.

Thompson returned Wednesday, posting nine points, two assists and one rebound, but two other starters—Sean McDermott and Bryce Golden—stepped up to provide additional offense.

Villanova vs Depaul Live

The Butler Bulldogs and the Seton Hall Pirates meet in college basketball action from Prudential Center on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs enter this game at 19-7 so far. The Bulldogs are 2-3 in their last five, beating Villanova and Xavier while falling to Providence, Marquette and Georgetown otherwise.

In the loss to the Hoyas, Butler’s Kamar Baldwin led the way on 17 points with six rebounds and six assists. Jordan Tucker added 16 points and five boards there, and Sean McDermott had 12 points with seven rebounds.

Over on the Seton Hall side, they’re 18-7 this year. After winning consecutive games over Georgetown and Villanova, the Pirates have lost their last two to Creighton and Providence.

In the loss to the Friars, Seton Hall’s Myles Powell led the team on 27 points with four assists and two rebounds. Quincy McKnight added 14 points there, and Jared Rhoden had 10 points and eight rebounds.

The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings between these teams, and the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings. Butler is 19-32 ATS against conference opponents over the last three seasons and 1-10 ATS revenging a home loss versos an opponent over the last three seasons.

Seton Hall is 5-1 ATS versus Butler over the last three seasons and 4-2 straight up versus Butler over the last three seasons. Four of six games in this series have gone over in the last three seasons as well.

It’s been a choppy road for Butler lately, but to their credit they’ve also faced some tough competition. The Bulldogs weren’t close in the last Marquette game, but the win over Villanova was good. That said, you never really know what you’re going to get from Butler these days.

In any event, Seton Hall was close in both their last two losses, and they should play well in a comfortable atmosphere here. I’m going to take the Pirates on the cover, but this one could get dicey.

Earlier this month, Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo used part of a press conference to address fans who were abusing his players on Twitter.

“It’s despicable some of the things that have gone out there about some of our guys that have given more to this program than most of those alums or most of those people sitting behind a chicken keyboard,” he said.

A few days later, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell expressed exasperation about the things people were messaging his players after back-to-back losses.

“People expect these kids to play well every single night,” Pikiell said. “I don’t know anyone who does that . . . These kids aren’t pros.”

Trolls infect all walks of social media, but the problem is particularly acute in college sports — where amateur, often-teenage athletes are performing on a highly exposed stage. Too many people are teeing off on them, and it’s becoming a major mental health issue.

After Seton Hall got upset at Providence Saturday night, a troll tweeted a disparaging attack at Pirates reserve Shavar Reynolds, saying “you may be one of the worst players in D1.”

A Manchester High School alum, Reynolds was has been one of the team’s most valuable subs and posted a pretty good line for the game: five points on two shots, one steal and no turnovers in 12 minutes. More on that shortly.

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The troll used what has been determined to be a stolen profile photo, and might have been using a fake name as well, but the account listed a real email address, which I contacted with a question for the record: What compelled you to do this? I sent along the link to Izzo’s aforementioned press conference.

The Twitter account has since been deleted, but here is the answer I received, slightly abridged for brevity purposes:

First of all, I am not a Seton Hall fan. I am a fan of the game of basketball and an avid sports bettor. To be honest with you, I could’ve been a lot ruder in my tweet earlier, but decided to go easy on the kid and express disappointment rather than hatred.”

“Secondly, as a player in a national spotlight such as basketball players at Michigan State or players in D1 basketball in general, you need to have thicker skin than to get personally offended by people trolling you or making rude statements on Twitter. . . The players don’t need to be on Twitter, and they certainly don’t need to interact with fans, so being offended at rude mentions is quite ridiculous.”

The troll, who identified himself as Steve Kowalski, seemed incredulous that people would take umbrage with his tweet. I explained Reynolds’ inspiring backstory, how he was a walk-on who got upgraded to scholarship, and how his father is a U.S. Navy chief serving overseas. Then I pressed the question: Why did you do this?

The reply: “Him and the entire SHU team choking cost me a wager, as they have many times in the past. I don’t feel my tweet was overly rude or overly dramatic, especially not to the extent that you or the SHU fanbase seems to think it is.

With Villanova’s Collin Gillespie trying to guard him with the clock running out and the game tied at 76, the senior completely fooled his defender and launched a three-pointer off a nasty step-back that had Gillespie out of reach, propelling Butler to a 79-76 victory over the No. 10 Wildcats.

The victory comes days after the Bulldogs suffered a stunning upset at home against Providence on Saturday. That was just one part of a day that saw the Big East race thrown into chaos with then-No. 10 Seton Hall and then-No. 8 Villanova also falling to unranked teams, respectively. Wednesday’s result helped rectify the stumble as Butler entered the night three games back of Seton Hall for first place. The Wildcats were just one game back.

Now the race for the conference title is back on in a big way.

Butler and Villanova weathered a 13-minute rain delay when the roof at Hinkle Fieldhouse sprung a leak as a winter storm raged outside. The game was played under threat of postponement if Butler officials couldn’t stop water from dripping onto the court.

The Bulldogs have every reason to feel grateful that wasn’t the case as they move to 18-5 (6-4 Big East) on the year.

Arguably no player in college basketball has been able to put a team on his back the way Baldwin has carried Butler this season. Never was that more true than in the final few minutes against Villanova.

The Bulldogs held a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to play when the Wildcats began a comeback bid led by forward Saddiq Bey. The sophomore nailed three three-pointers in the last 4:30 to even things up at 76 apiece with just 30 seconds left. Just when it seemed like Villanova had all the momentum, Baldwin took the ball to the right wing in front of his bench and went to work on Gillespie while the clock wound down.

With four seconds left, Baldwin used a jab-step to push Gillespie back twice, using the second to lurch into a step-back three-pointer that left his hands with 1.5 seconds on the clock. At that point, Gillespie had lost his man and given Baldwin a clear look at the rim.

Gillespie had been the catalyst behind Villanova’s offense all night, distributing the ball and scoring at will when needed. He hit one three-pointer to start the Nova comeback and assisted on the three triples that followed.

Now he was helpless as Baldwin’s shot hung in the air. Already, Baldwin had mystified Wildcats head coach Jay Wright to the point that the famously well-dressed coach began to unbutton his coat and tear into his team. Even following his directions, there was nothing more Nova could do.

Baldwin’s shot fell as the clock hit zero, handing the Wildcats (17-5, 7-3 Big East) a second consecutive loss for the first time all year.

Butler is slicing up Villanova’s defense to the point that Jay Wright unbuttoned his suit coat (!), called timeout and F-bombed one of his players out of the lineup. Bulldogs lead 63-57 with 7 minutes left.

All season long, Butler has looked for scoring depth to complement Baldwin. The search was hindered by season-ending ACL injuries to forward Christian David and guard Campbell Donovan, as well as a wrist injury that held guard Aaron Thompson out of the last three games.

Thompson returned Wednesday, posting nine points, two assists and one rebound, but two other starters—Sean McDermott and Bryce Golden—stepped up to provide additional offense.

Duke vs Nc State Live

The Butler Bulldogs and the Seton Hall Pirates meet in college basketball action from Prudential Center on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs enter this game at 19-7 so far. The Bulldogs are 2-3 in their last five, beating Villanova and Xavier while falling to Providence, Marquette and Georgetown otherwise.

In the loss to the Hoyas, Butler’s Kamar Baldwin led the way on 17 points with six rebounds and six assists. Jordan Tucker added 16 points and five boards there, and Sean McDermott had 12 points with seven rebounds.

Over on the Seton Hall side, they’re 18-7 this year. After winning consecutive games over Georgetown and Villanova, the Pirates have lost their last two to Creighton and Providence.

In the loss to the Friars, Seton Hall’s Myles Powell led the team on 27 points with four assists and two rebounds. Quincy McKnight added 14 points there, and Jared Rhoden had 10 points and eight rebounds.

The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings between these teams, and the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings. Butler is 19-32 ATS against conference opponents over the last three seasons and 1-10 ATS revenging a home loss versos an opponent over the last three seasons.

Seton Hall is 5-1 ATS versus Butler over the last three seasons and 4-2 straight up versus Butler over the last three seasons. Four of six games in this series have gone over in the last three seasons as well.

It’s been a choppy road for Butler lately, but to their credit they’ve also faced some tough competition. The Bulldogs weren’t close in the last Marquette game, but the win over Villanova was good. That said, you never really know what you’re going to get from Butler these days.

In any event, Seton Hall was close in both their last two losses, and they should play well in a comfortable atmosphere here. I’m going to take the Pirates on the cover, but this one could get dicey.

Earlier this month, Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo used part of a press conference to address fans who were abusing his players on Twitter.

“It’s despicable some of the things that have gone out there about some of our guys that have given more to this program than most of those alums or most of those people sitting behind a chicken keyboard,” he said.

A few days later, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell expressed exasperation about the things people were messaging his players after back-to-back losses.

“People expect these kids to play well every single night,” Pikiell said. “I don’t know anyone who does that . . . These kids aren’t pros.”

Trolls infect all walks of social media, but the problem is particularly acute in college sports — where amateur, often-teenage athletes are performing on a highly exposed stage. Too many people are teeing off on them, and it’s becoming a major mental health issue.

After Seton Hall got upset at Providence Saturday night, a troll tweeted a disparaging attack at Pirates reserve Shavar Reynolds, saying “you may be one of the worst players in D1.”

A Manchester High School alum, Reynolds was has been one of the team’s most valuable subs and posted a pretty good line for the game: five points on two shots, one steal and no turnovers in 12 minutes. More on that shortly.

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The troll used what has been determined to be a stolen profile photo, and might have been using a fake name as well, but the account listed a real email address, which I contacted with a question for the record: What compelled you to do this? I sent along the link to Izzo’s aforementioned press conference.

The Twitter account has since been deleted, but here is the answer I received, slightly abridged for brevity purposes:

First of all, I am not a Seton Hall fan. I am a fan of the game of basketball and an avid sports bettor. To be honest with you, I could’ve been a lot ruder in my tweet earlier, but decided to go easy on the kid and express disappointment rather than hatred.”

“Secondly, as a player in a national spotlight such as basketball players at Michigan State or players in D1 basketball in general, you need to have thicker skin than to get personally offended by people trolling you or making rude statements on Twitter. . . The players don’t need to be on Twitter, and they certainly don’t need to interact with fans, so being offended at rude mentions is quite ridiculous.”

The troll, who identified himself as Steve Kowalski, seemed incredulous that people would take umbrage with his tweet. I explained Reynolds’ inspiring backstory, how he was a walk-on who got upgraded to scholarship, and how his father is a U.S. Navy chief serving overseas. Then I pressed the question: Why did you do this?

The reply: “Him and the entire SHU team choking cost me a wager, as they have many times in the past. I don’t feel my tweet was overly rude or overly dramatic, especially not to the extent that you or the SHU fanbase seems to think it is.

With Villanova’s Collin Gillespie trying to guard him with the clock running out and the game tied at 76, the senior completely fooled his defender and launched a three-pointer off a nasty step-back that had Gillespie out of reach, propelling Butler to a 79-76 victory over the No. 10 Wildcats.

The victory comes days after the Bulldogs suffered a stunning upset at home against Providence on Saturday. That was just one part of a day that saw the Big East race thrown into chaos with then-No. 10 Seton Hall and then-No. 8 Villanova also falling to unranked teams, respectively. Wednesday’s result helped rectify the stumble as Butler entered the night three games back of Seton Hall for first place. The Wildcats were just one game back.

Now the race for the conference title is back on in a big way.

Butler and Villanova weathered a 13-minute rain delay when the roof at Hinkle Fieldhouse sprung a leak as a winter storm raged outside. The game was played under threat of postponement if Butler officials couldn’t stop water from dripping onto the court.

The Bulldogs have every reason to feel grateful that wasn’t the case as they move to 18-5 (6-4 Big East) on the year.

Arguably no player in college basketball has been able to put a team on his back the way Baldwin has carried Butler this season. Never was that more true than in the final few minutes against Villanova.

The Bulldogs held a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to play when the Wildcats began a comeback bid led by forward Saddiq Bey. The sophomore nailed three three-pointers in the last 4:30 to even things up at 76 apiece with just 30 seconds left. Just when it seemed like Villanova had all the momentum, Baldwin took the ball to the right wing in front of his bench and went to work on Gillespie while the clock wound down.

With four seconds left, Baldwin used a jab-step to push Gillespie back twice, using the second to lurch into a step-back three-pointer that left his hands with 1.5 seconds on the clock. At that point, Gillespie had lost his man and given Baldwin a clear look at the rim.

Gillespie had been the catalyst behind Villanova’s offense all night, distributing the ball and scoring at will when needed. He hit one three-pointer to start the Nova comeback and assisted on the three triples that followed.

Now he was helpless as Baldwin’s shot hung in the air. Already, Baldwin had mystified Wildcats head coach Jay Wright to the point that the famously well-dressed coach began to unbutton his coat and tear into his team. Even following his directions, there was nothing more Nova could do.

Baldwin’s shot fell as the clock hit zero, handing the Wildcats (17-5, 7-3 Big East) a second consecutive loss for the first time all year.

Butler is slicing up Villanova’s defense to the point that Jay Wright unbuttoned his suit coat (!), called timeout and F-bombed one of his players out of the lineup. Bulldogs lead 63-57 with 7 minutes left.

All season long, Butler has looked for scoring depth to complement Baldwin. The search was hindered by season-ending ACL injuries to forward Christian David and guard Campbell Donovan, as well as a wrist injury that held guard Aaron Thompson out of the last three games.

Thompson returned Wednesday, posting nine points, two assists and one rebound, but two other starters—Sean McDermott and Bryce Golden—stepped up to provide additional offense.

Auburn vs Georgia Live

The Butler Bulldogs and the Seton Hall Pirates meet in college basketball action from Prudential Center on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs enter this game at 19-7 so far. The Bulldogs are 2-3 in their last five, beating Villanova and Xavier while falling to Providence, Marquette and Georgetown otherwise.

In the loss to the Hoyas, Butler’s Kamar Baldwin led the way on 17 points with six rebounds and six assists. Jordan Tucker added 16 points and five boards there, and Sean McDermott had 12 points with seven rebounds.

Over on the Seton Hall side, they’re 18-7 this year. After winning consecutive games over Georgetown and Villanova, the Pirates have lost their last two to Creighton and Providence.

In the loss to the Friars, Seton Hall’s Myles Powell led the team on 27 points with four assists and two rebounds. Quincy McKnight added 14 points there, and Jared Rhoden had 10 points and eight rebounds.

The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings between these teams, and the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings. Butler is 19-32 ATS against conference opponents over the last three seasons and 1-10 ATS revenging a home loss versos an opponent over the last three seasons.

Seton Hall is 5-1 ATS versus Butler over the last three seasons and 4-2 straight up versus Butler over the last three seasons. Four of six games in this series have gone over in the last three seasons as well.

It’s been a choppy road for Butler lately, but to their credit they’ve also faced some tough competition. The Bulldogs weren’t close in the last Marquette game, but the win over Villanova was good. That said, you never really know what you’re going to get from Butler these days.

In any event, Seton Hall was close in both their last two losses, and they should play well in a comfortable atmosphere here. I’m going to take the Pirates on the cover, but this one could get dicey.

Earlier this month, Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo used part of a press conference to address fans who were abusing his players on Twitter.

“It’s despicable some of the things that have gone out there about some of our guys that have given more to this program than most of those alums or most of those people sitting behind a chicken keyboard,” he said.

A few days later, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell expressed exasperation about the things people were messaging his players after back-to-back losses.

“People expect these kids to play well every single night,” Pikiell said. “I don’t know anyone who does that . . . These kids aren’t pros.”

Trolls infect all walks of social media, but the problem is particularly acute in college sports — where amateur, often-teenage athletes are performing on a highly exposed stage. Too many people are teeing off on them, and it’s becoming a major mental health issue.

After Seton Hall got upset at Providence Saturday night, a troll tweeted a disparaging attack at Pirates reserve Shavar Reynolds, saying “you may be one of the worst players in D1.”

A Manchester High School alum, Reynolds was has been one of the team’s most valuable subs and posted a pretty good line for the game: five points on two shots, one steal and no turnovers in 12 minutes. More on that shortly.

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The troll used what has been determined to be a stolen profile photo, and might have been using a fake name as well, but the account listed a real email address, which I contacted with a question for the record: What compelled you to do this? I sent along the link to Izzo’s aforementioned press conference.

The Twitter account has since been deleted, but here is the answer I received, slightly abridged for brevity purposes:

First of all, I am not a Seton Hall fan. I am a fan of the game of basketball and an avid sports bettor. To be honest with you, I could’ve been a lot ruder in my tweet earlier, but decided to go easy on the kid and express disappointment rather than hatred.”

“Secondly, as a player in a national spotlight such as basketball players at Michigan State or players in D1 basketball in general, you need to have thicker skin than to get personally offended by people trolling you or making rude statements on Twitter. . . The players don’t need to be on Twitter, and they certainly don’t need to interact with fans, so being offended at rude mentions is quite ridiculous.”

The troll, who identified himself as Steve Kowalski, seemed incredulous that people would take umbrage with his tweet. I explained Reynolds’ inspiring backstory, how he was a walk-on who got upgraded to scholarship, and how his father is a U.S. Navy chief serving overseas. Then I pressed the question: Why did you do this?

The reply: “Him and the entire SHU team choking cost me a wager, as they have many times in the past. I don’t feel my tweet was overly rude or overly dramatic, especially not to the extent that you or the SHU fanbase seems to think it is.

With Villanova’s Collin Gillespie trying to guard him with the clock running out and the game tied at 76, the senior completely fooled his defender and launched a three-pointer off a nasty step-back that had Gillespie out of reach, propelling Butler to a 79-76 victory over the No. 10 Wildcats.

The victory comes days after the Bulldogs suffered a stunning upset at home against Providence on Saturday. That was just one part of a day that saw the Big East race thrown into chaos with then-No. 10 Seton Hall and then-No. 8 Villanova also falling to unranked teams, respectively. Wednesday’s result helped rectify the stumble as Butler entered the night three games back of Seton Hall for first place. The Wildcats were just one game back.

Now the race for the conference title is back on in a big way.

Butler and Villanova weathered a 13-minute rain delay when the roof at Hinkle Fieldhouse sprung a leak as a winter storm raged outside. The game was played under threat of postponement if Butler officials couldn’t stop water from dripping onto the court.

The Bulldogs have every reason to feel grateful that wasn’t the case as they move to 18-5 (6-4 Big East) on the year.

Arguably no player in college basketball has been able to put a team on his back the way Baldwin has carried Butler this season. Never was that more true than in the final few minutes against Villanova.

The Bulldogs held a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to play when the Wildcats began a comeback bid led by forward Saddiq Bey. The sophomore nailed three three-pointers in the last 4:30 to even things up at 76 apiece with just 30 seconds left. Just when it seemed like Villanova had all the momentum, Baldwin took the ball to the right wing in front of his bench and went to work on Gillespie while the clock wound down.

With four seconds left, Baldwin used a jab-step to push Gillespie back twice, using the second to lurch into a step-back three-pointer that left his hands with 1.5 seconds on the clock. At that point, Gillespie had lost his man and given Baldwin a clear look at the rim.

Gillespie had been the catalyst behind Villanova’s offense all night, distributing the ball and scoring at will when needed. He hit one three-pointer to start the Nova comeback and assisted on the three triples that followed.

Now he was helpless as Baldwin’s shot hung in the air. Already, Baldwin had mystified Wildcats head coach Jay Wright to the point that the famously well-dressed coach began to unbutton his coat and tear into his team. Even following his directions, there was nothing more Nova could do.

Baldwin’s shot fell as the clock hit zero, handing the Wildcats (17-5, 7-3 Big East) a second consecutive loss for the first time all year.

Butler is slicing up Villanova’s defense to the point that Jay Wright unbuttoned his suit coat (!), called timeout and F-bombed one of his players out of the lineup. Bulldogs lead 63-57 with 7 minutes left.

All season long, Butler has looked for scoring depth to complement Baldwin. The search was hindered by season-ending ACL injuries to forward Christian David and guard Campbell Donovan, as well as a wrist injury that held guard Aaron Thompson out of the last three games.

Thompson returned Wednesday, posting nine points, two assists and one rebound, but two other starters—Sean McDermott and Bryce Golden—stepped up to provide additional offense.

Louisville vs Syracuse Live

The Butler Bulldogs and the Seton Hall Pirates meet in college basketball action from Prudential Center on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs enter this game at 19-7 so far. The Bulldogs are 2-3 in their last five, beating Villanova and Xavier while falling to Providence, Marquette and Georgetown otherwise.

In the loss to the Hoyas, Butler’s Kamar Baldwin led the way on 17 points with six rebounds and six assists. Jordan Tucker added 16 points and five boards there, and Sean McDermott had 12 points with seven rebounds.

Over on the Seton Hall side, they’re 18-7 this year. After winning consecutive games over Georgetown and Villanova, the Pirates have lost their last two to Creighton and Providence.

In the loss to the Friars, Seton Hall’s Myles Powell led the team on 27 points with four assists and two rebounds. Quincy McKnight added 14 points there, and Jared Rhoden had 10 points and eight rebounds.

The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings between these teams, and the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings. Butler is 19-32 ATS against conference opponents over the last three seasons and 1-10 ATS revenging a home loss versos an opponent over the last three seasons.

Seton Hall is 5-1 ATS versus Butler over the last three seasons and 4-2 straight up versus Butler over the last three seasons. Four of six games in this series have gone over in the last three seasons as well.

It’s been a choppy road for Butler lately, but to their credit they’ve also faced some tough competition. The Bulldogs weren’t close in the last Marquette game, but the win over Villanova was good. That said, you never really know what you’re going to get from Butler these days.

In any event, Seton Hall was close in both their last two losses, and they should play well in a comfortable atmosphere here. I’m going to take the Pirates on the cover, but this one could get dicey.

Earlier this month, Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo used part of a press conference to address fans who were abusing his players on Twitter.

“It’s despicable some of the things that have gone out there about some of our guys that have given more to this program than most of those alums or most of those people sitting behind a chicken keyboard,” he said.

A few days later, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell expressed exasperation about the things people were messaging his players after back-to-back losses.

“People expect these kids to play well every single night,” Pikiell said. “I don’t know anyone who does that . . . These kids aren’t pros.”

Trolls infect all walks of social media, but the problem is particularly acute in college sports — where amateur, often-teenage athletes are performing on a highly exposed stage. Too many people are teeing off on them, and it’s becoming a major mental health issue.

After Seton Hall got upset at Providence Saturday night, a troll tweeted a disparaging attack at Pirates reserve Shavar Reynolds, saying “you may be one of the worst players in D1.”

A Manchester High School alum, Reynolds was has been one of the team’s most valuable subs and posted a pretty good line for the game: five points on two shots, one steal and no turnovers in 12 minutes. More on that shortly.

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The troll used what has been determined to be a stolen profile photo, and might have been using a fake name as well, but the account listed a real email address, which I contacted with a question for the record: What compelled you to do this? I sent along the link to Izzo’s aforementioned press conference.

The Twitter account has since been deleted, but here is the answer I received, slightly abridged for brevity purposes:

First of all, I am not a Seton Hall fan. I am a fan of the game of basketball and an avid sports bettor. To be honest with you, I could’ve been a lot ruder in my tweet earlier, but decided to go easy on the kid and express disappointment rather than hatred.”

“Secondly, as a player in a national spotlight such as basketball players at Michigan State or players in D1 basketball in general, you need to have thicker skin than to get personally offended by people trolling you or making rude statements on Twitter. . . The players don’t need to be on Twitter, and they certainly don’t need to interact with fans, so being offended at rude mentions is quite ridiculous.”

The troll, who identified himself as Steve Kowalski, seemed incredulous that people would take umbrage with his tweet. I explained Reynolds’ inspiring backstory, how he was a walk-on who got upgraded to scholarship, and how his father is a U.S. Navy chief serving overseas. Then I pressed the question: Why did you do this?

The reply: “Him and the entire SHU team choking cost me a wager, as they have many times in the past. I don’t feel my tweet was overly rude or overly dramatic, especially not to the extent that you or the SHU fanbase seems to think it is.

With Villanova’s Collin Gillespie trying to guard him with the clock running out and the game tied at 76, the senior completely fooled his defender and launched a three-pointer off a nasty step-back that had Gillespie out of reach, propelling Butler to a 79-76 victory over the No. 10 Wildcats.

The victory comes days after the Bulldogs suffered a stunning upset at home against Providence on Saturday. That was just one part of a day that saw the Big East race thrown into chaos with then-No. 10 Seton Hall and then-No. 8 Villanova also falling to unranked teams, respectively. Wednesday’s result helped rectify the stumble as Butler entered the night three games back of Seton Hall for first place. The Wildcats were just one game back.

Now the race for the conference title is back on in a big way.

Butler and Villanova weathered a 13-minute rain delay when the roof at Hinkle Fieldhouse sprung a leak as a winter storm raged outside. The game was played under threat of postponement if Butler officials couldn’t stop water from dripping onto the court.

The Bulldogs have every reason to feel grateful that wasn’t the case as they move to 18-5 (6-4 Big East) on the year.

Arguably no player in college basketball has been able to put a team on his back the way Baldwin has carried Butler this season. Never was that more true than in the final few minutes against Villanova.

The Bulldogs held a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to play when the Wildcats began a comeback bid led by forward Saddiq Bey. The sophomore nailed three three-pointers in the last 4:30 to even things up at 76 apiece with just 30 seconds left. Just when it seemed like Villanova had all the momentum, Baldwin took the ball to the right wing in front of his bench and went to work on Gillespie while the clock wound down.

With four seconds left, Baldwin used a jab-step to push Gillespie back twice, using the second to lurch into a step-back three-pointer that left his hands with 1.5 seconds on the clock. At that point, Gillespie had lost his man and given Baldwin a clear look at the rim.

Gillespie had been the catalyst behind Villanova’s offense all night, distributing the ball and scoring at will when needed. He hit one three-pointer to start the Nova comeback and assisted on the three triples that followed.

Now he was helpless as Baldwin’s shot hung in the air. Already, Baldwin had mystified Wildcats head coach Jay Wright to the point that the famously well-dressed coach began to unbutton his coat and tear into his team. Even following his directions, there was nothing more Nova could do.

Baldwin’s shot fell as the clock hit zero, handing the Wildcats (17-5, 7-3 Big East) a second consecutive loss for the first time all year.

Butler is slicing up Villanova’s defense to the point that Jay Wright unbuttoned his suit coat (!), called timeout and F-bombed one of his players out of the lineup. Bulldogs lead 63-57 with 7 minutes left.

All season long, Butler has looked for scoring depth to complement Baldwin. The search was hindered by season-ending ACL injuries to forward Christian David and guard Campbell Donovan, as well as a wrist injury that held guard Aaron Thompson out of the last three games.

Thompson returned Wednesday, posting nine points, two assists and one rebound, but two other starters—Sean McDermott and Bryce Golden—stepped up to provide additional offense.

Seton Hall vs Butler Live

The Butler Bulldogs and the Seton Hall Pirates meet in college basketball action from Prudential Center on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs enter this game at 19-7 so far. The Bulldogs are 2-3 in their last five, beating Villanova and Xavier while falling to Providence, Marquette and Georgetown otherwise.

In the loss to the Hoyas, Butler’s Kamar Baldwin led the way on 17 points with six rebounds and six assists. Jordan Tucker added 16 points and five boards there, and Sean McDermott had 12 points with seven rebounds.

Over on the Seton Hall side, they’re 18-7 this year. After winning consecutive games over Georgetown and Villanova, the Pirates have lost their last two to Creighton and Providence.

In the loss to the Friars, Seton Hall’s Myles Powell led the team on 27 points with four assists and two rebounds. Quincy McKnight added 14 points there, and Jared Rhoden had 10 points and eight rebounds.

The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings between these teams, and the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings. Butler is 19-32 ATS against conference opponents over the last three seasons and 1-10 ATS revenging a home loss versos an opponent over the last three seasons.

Seton Hall is 5-1 ATS versus Butler over the last three seasons and 4-2 straight up versus Butler over the last three seasons. Four of six games in this series have gone over in the last three seasons as well.

It’s been a choppy road for Butler lately, but to their credit they’ve also faced some tough competition. The Bulldogs weren’t close in the last Marquette game, but the win over Villanova was good. That said, you never really know what you’re going to get from Butler these days.

In any event, Seton Hall was close in both their last two losses, and they should play well in a comfortable atmosphere here. I’m going to take the Pirates on the cover, but this one could get dicey.

Earlier this month, Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo used part of a press conference to address fans who were abusing his players on Twitter.

“It’s despicable some of the things that have gone out there about some of our guys that have given more to this program than most of those alums or most of those people sitting behind a chicken keyboard,” he said.

A few days later, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell expressed exasperation about the things people were messaging his players after back-to-back losses.

“People expect these kids to play well every single night,” Pikiell said. “I don’t know anyone who does that . . . These kids aren’t pros.”

Trolls infect all walks of social media, but the problem is particularly acute in college sports — where amateur, often-teenage athletes are performing on a highly exposed stage. Too many people are teeing off on them, and it’s becoming a major mental health issue.

After Seton Hall got upset at Providence Saturday night, a troll tweeted a disparaging attack at Pirates reserve Shavar Reynolds, saying “you may be one of the worst players in D1.”

A Manchester High School alum, Reynolds was has been one of the team’s most valuable subs and posted a pretty good line for the game: five points on two shots, one steal and no turnovers in 12 minutes. More on that shortly.

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The troll used what has been determined to be a stolen profile photo, and might have been using a fake name as well, but the account listed a real email address, which I contacted with a question for the record: What compelled you to do this? I sent along the link to Izzo’s aforementioned press conference.

The Twitter account has since been deleted, but here is the answer I received, slightly abridged for brevity purposes:

First of all, I am not a Seton Hall fan. I am a fan of the game of basketball and an avid sports bettor. To be honest with you, I could’ve been a lot ruder in my tweet earlier, but decided to go easy on the kid and express disappointment rather than hatred.”

“Secondly, as a player in a national spotlight such as basketball players at Michigan State or players in D1 basketball in general, you need to have thicker skin than to get personally offended by people trolling you or making rude statements on Twitter. . . The players don’t need to be on Twitter, and they certainly don’t need to interact with fans, so being offended at rude mentions is quite ridiculous.”

The troll, who identified himself as Steve Kowalski, seemed incredulous that people would take umbrage with his tweet. I explained Reynolds’ inspiring backstory, how he was a walk-on who got upgraded to scholarship, and how his father is a U.S. Navy chief serving overseas. Then I pressed the question: Why did you do this?

The reply: “Him and the entire SHU team choking cost me a wager, as they have many times in the past. I don’t feel my tweet was overly rude or overly dramatic, especially not to the extent that you or the SHU fanbase seems to think it is.

With Villanova’s Collin Gillespie trying to guard him with the clock running out and the game tied at 76, the senior completely fooled his defender and launched a three-pointer off a nasty step-back that had Gillespie out of reach, propelling Butler to a 79-76 victory over the No. 10 Wildcats.

The victory comes days after the Bulldogs suffered a stunning upset at home against Providence on Saturday. That was just one part of a day that saw the Big East race thrown into chaos with then-No. 10 Seton Hall and then-No. 8 Villanova also falling to unranked teams, respectively. Wednesday’s result helped rectify the stumble as Butler entered the night three games back of Seton Hall for first place. The Wildcats were just one game back.

Now the race for the conference title is back on in a big way.

Butler and Villanova weathered a 13-minute rain delay when the roof at Hinkle Fieldhouse sprung a leak as a winter storm raged outside. The game was played under threat of postponement if Butler officials couldn’t stop water from dripping onto the court.

The Bulldogs have every reason to feel grateful that wasn’t the case as they move to 18-5 (6-4 Big East) on the year.

Arguably no player in college basketball has been able to put a team on his back the way Baldwin has carried Butler this season. Never was that more true than in the final few minutes against Villanova.

The Bulldogs held a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to play when the Wildcats began a comeback bid led by forward Saddiq Bey. The sophomore nailed three three-pointers in the last 4:30 to even things up at 76 apiece with just 30 seconds left. Just when it seemed like Villanova had all the momentum, Baldwin took the ball to the right wing in front of his bench and went to work on Gillespie while the clock wound down.

With four seconds left, Baldwin used a jab-step to push Gillespie back twice, using the second to lurch into a step-back three-pointer that left his hands with 1.5 seconds on the clock. At that point, Gillespie had lost his man and given Baldwin a clear look at the rim.

Gillespie had been the catalyst behind Villanova’s offense all night, distributing the ball and scoring at will when needed. He hit one three-pointer to start the Nova comeback and assisted on the three triples that followed.

Now he was helpless as Baldwin’s shot hung in the air. Already, Baldwin had mystified Wildcats head coach Jay Wright to the point that the famously well-dressed coach began to unbutton his coat and tear into his team. Even following his directions, there was nothing more Nova could do.

Baldwin’s shot fell as the clock hit zero, handing the Wildcats (17-5, 7-3 Big East) a second consecutive loss for the first time all year.

Butler is slicing up Villanova’s defense to the point that Jay Wright unbuttoned his suit coat (!), called timeout and F-bombed one of his players out of the lineup. Bulldogs lead 63-57 with 7 minutes left.

All season long, Butler has looked for scoring depth to complement Baldwin. The search was hindered by season-ending ACL injuries to forward Christian David and guard Campbell Donovan, as well as a wrist injury that held guard Aaron Thompson out of the last three games.

Thompson returned Wednesday, posting nine points, two assists and one rebound, but two other starters—Sean McDermott and Bryce Golden—stepped up to provide additional offense.

UFC 246 MMA Live

UFC 246 MMA Live: Conor McGregor is back this weekend. After losing to Khabib Nurmagemedov in October 2018 — in a rivalry that often went to weird, racially charged areas — McGregor is returning to the octagon at UFC 246 against perennial fan favourite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The press conference is over, both fighters have now made weight. Now all that’s left is the fight itself.

There isn’t long to wait now to sit down and enjoy a UFC 246 live stream. And it’s got all the potential to be a huge one thanks to the return of the infamous (some may even say Notorious) Conor McGregor. After an unstoppable period, McGregor faced multiple losses and an eventual disgraced exit from UFC. But now he is back well over a year since his last appearance in the Octagon.

And with a history like McGregor’s – UFC’s fastest knockout, first fighter to hold two simultaneous belts and a 21-4 record – he would need a pretty big name to make his triumphant return. Enter, Donald Cerrone.

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is a fighter sitting comfortably with a 36-13 win ratio, making him the record holder for both the most UFC wins and most finishes. In other words, a UFC 246 live stream will see two record-holding fighters go head-to-head.

But it is not all about the title fight. Holly Holm will be facing Raquel Pennington. After defeating Ronda Rousey to take the Bantamweight women’s title, Holm seemed on top of the world. Now she’s clawing her way back up after a number of big losses. Can she defeat Pennington and regain her fearsome reputation?

No matter which fight you’re tuning in to see, we’re here to help you find a UFC 246 live stream. Scroll down to find out details for watching it live and/or online from the US (where ESPN+ is your go-to service), UK, Australia and pretty much anywhere else in the world.

While the event boasts a strong undercard, including the lightweight clash between Anthony Pettis vs Carlos Diego Ferreira, the main interest surrounding UFC 246 is undoubtedly the return from retirement of the sport’s biggest star, Conor McGregor.

The Irish fighter will be getting back in the Octagon for the first time in 15 months to face Donald Cerrone.

Despite his absence from the ring, McGregor has continued to remain in the headlines for mainly all the wrong reasons.

He was arrested last March for robbery after slapping a phone out of a fan’s hand in Las Vegas and walking away with it. While just five months later he was charged with assault after throwing a punch at a senior citizen in a Dublin pub.

On a more positive note, McGregor successfully launched Proper No. Twelve – his own brand of whiskey – around the world during his downtime

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Raquel Pennington vs Holly Holm Reddit

Raquel Pennington vs Holly Holm Reddit: The Holm-Pennington rematch is part of the main card, headlined by Conor McGregor facing Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, and offered on ESPN Plus PPV. Pennington said she has numerous times wondered why she didn’t get the decision in her first bout with Holm. Raquel Pennington vs Holly Holm Reddit Live Stream Pennington went on to fight for the UFC women’s bantamweight title, losing to champion Amanda Nunes in 2018. Holm won the UFC bantamweight championship in a stunning upset of Rhonda Rousey at UFC 193 in November 2015, but lost the title in her first defense and has lost two attempts at a featherweight title, as well as her chance to regain the bantamweight belt from Nunes.

Raquel Pennington has waited for this chance since feeling the sting of seeing her own hand left draped at her side while Holly Holm’s was raised in victory five years ago. The frustration grew when the Colorado Springs native touched down in Australia in October 2019 for the long-awaited rematch only to learn 45 minutes later that Holm was pulling out because of a hamstring injury. On Saturday, in the co-main event at UFC 246 headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Pennington will finally have the opportunity to take those frustrations out on Holm at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena.

The 29-year-old Super World Welterweight champion Jermall Manny Pacquiao will climb back into the ring to defend his title against Keith Thurman. Manny Pacquiao had undergone elbow surgery, and since then he has been out of the game after his last victory against Garcia. Post elbow surgery, he had a hand injury that further put his entry into the game on hold.

On the other hand, Keith Thurman, the 34-year-old ace fighter eyes on to continue his three-fight win streak in 2016, 2017, and 2018. This might also be Keith Thurman’s final opportunity to fight against a challenging opponent. Meanwhile, the fans have kept their fingers crossed for their favorite fighters.

The audience can watch the excitement-packed match between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman on different channels both on TV and digital platforms. Take a look at the following and stay glued to your device for a nerve-wracking match on 26 Jan.

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Holm (12-5), a.k.a. The Farmer’s Daughter, is a southpaw with a 69-67.5-inch reach advantage. She might not go to the ground as often as her counterpart, but when she does, she is very effective in the ground and pound, posting a 31.58 takedown-accuracy percentage. Holm also has experience on her side, as she became champ when she stunned Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 on Nov. 14, 2015 to burst onto the scene. She has lost four straight title bouts since, but remains relevant and a problem for anyone in her way. A first-round knockout at the hands of Amanda Nunes for the title last July 6 at UFC 239 is certainly nothing to hang her head about.

Pennington (10-8) is rather accurate in the significant-strike department, so she has that going for her. And “Rocky” is coming off a decision win over Irene Aldana at UFC Fight Night last July 20, showing she is still a force to be reckoned with despite a rather unimpressive record overall. Like Holm, she has losses to Germaine de Randamie and Nunes in the past two years. These two also battled at UFC 184, with Holm coming away with a split-decision win on Feb. 28, 2015, so Pennington will have the revenge factor working for her.

Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington Reddit

Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington Reddit: The Holm-Pennington rematch is part of the main card, headlined by Conor McGregor facing Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, and offered on ESPN Plus PPV. Pennington said she has numerous times wondered why she didn’t get the decision in her first bout with Holm. Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington Reddit Live Stream Pennington went on to fight for the UFC women’s bantamweight title, losing to champion Amanda Nunes in 2018. Holm won the UFC bantamweight championship in a stunning upset of Rhonda Rousey at UFC 193 in November 2015, but lost the title in her first defense and has lost two attempts at a featherweight title, as well as her chance to regain the bantamweight belt from Nunes.

Raquel Pennington has waited for this chance since feeling the sting of seeing her own hand left draped at her side while Holly Holm’s was raised in victory five years ago. The frustration grew when the Colorado Springs native touched down in Australia in October 2019 for the long-awaited rematch only to learn 45 minutes later that Holm was pulling out because of a hamstring injury. On Saturday, in the co-main event at UFC 246 headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Pennington will finally have the opportunity to take those frustrations out on Holm at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena.

The 29-year-old Super World Welterweight champion Jermall Manny Pacquiao will climb back into the ring to defend his title against Keith Thurman. Manny Pacquiao had undergone elbow surgery, and since then he has been out of the game after his last victory against Garcia. Post elbow surgery, he had a hand injury that further put his entry into the game on hold.

On the other hand, Keith Thurman, the 34-year-old ace fighter eyes on to continue his three-fight win streak in 2016, 2017, and 2018. This might also be Keith Thurman’s final opportunity to fight against a challenging opponent. Meanwhile, the fans have kept their fingers crossed for their favorite fighters.

The audience can watch the excitement-packed match between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman on different channels both on TV and digital platforms. Take a look at the following and stay glued to your device for a nerve-wracking match on 26 Jan.

Many online channels are available but why is REDDIT one of the most used channels. As per the data collection in USA Reddit is the 6 th used channel. And it is a place where the users can comment on each other’s post and also look for entertainment. This is one of the main channels where you can watch the live stream without any cost, it’s totally free to use the account. You will just have to have an account on REDDIT. So that is the major reason this blog tells you of how to watch the WBA champions in REDDIT live.

Holm (12-5), a.k.a. The Farmer’s Daughter, is a southpaw with a 69-67.5-inch reach advantage. She might not go to the ground as often as her counterpart, but when she does, she is very effective in the ground and pound, posting a 31.58 takedown-accuracy percentage. Holm also has experience on her side, as she became champ when she stunned Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 on Nov. 14, 2015 to burst onto the scene. She has lost four straight title bouts since, but remains relevant and a problem for anyone in her way. A first-round knockout at the hands of Amanda Nunes for the title last July 6 at UFC 239 is certainly nothing to hang her head about.

Pennington (10-8) is rather accurate in the significant-strike department, so she has that going for her. And “Rocky” is coming off a decision win over Irene Aldana at UFC Fight Night last July 20, showing she is still a force to be reckoned with despite a rather unimpressive record overall. Like Holm, she has losses to Germaine de Randamie and Nunes in the past two years. These two also battled at UFC 184, with Holm coming away with a split-decision win on Feb. 28, 2015, so Pennington will have the revenge factor working for her.

UFC 246 Conor McGregor vs Donald Cowboy Live

UFC 246 Conor McGregor vs Donald Cowboy Live: The biggest star in mixed martial arts, Conor McGregor, returns to action Saturday night, and the stakes in his UFC 246 main event bout with McGregor vs Cowboy are bigger than they might appear at first glance. On the surface, the welterweight bout at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena between Ireland’s McGregor (21-4), the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion

Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone are more than just fighters. They’ve both become a brand.

McGregor is a true wild card. A carnival barker, businessman and thrill ride in the cage. He talks a big game, gets everyone to tune in and usually delivers a memorable performance, win or lose. Most of the time, it involves a memorable striking battle.

That was not the case in his loss to Nurmagomedov in 2018, and he’s doing what he can to ensure this fight stays on the feet. He implored Cerrone not to shoot in the most McGregor way possible on his Instagram.

Of course, it’s Cowboy’s brand to respond in kind. The veteran has painted himself as the perpetual thrill-seeker and that extends throughout his life in and out of the cage. A Doc Holliday, his constant retort seems to be “I’ll be your Huckleberry” and this fight is no different.

“You know, I probably should,” Cerrone said about potentially taking the Irishman down, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN. “But I don’t think I will. I like to fight, too. I like to get in there and throw down. Everyone says his stand-up is amazing, so why not go and test it? Everyone says, ‘You wanna just stand there and get knocked out?’ But it’s my decision. It’s my stupidity.”

Cerrone is right. McGregor’s ground game is a flaw that has been exposed by a variety of opponents to varying degrees of success. Chad Mendes did it in the first round of their fight at featherweight. Nurmagomedov definitely did it at lightweight.

Holm and Pennington serve as the co-main event as they run back their 2015 fight that saw Holm narrowly defeat Rocky by split decision.

The loss was the spark for Pennington to go from 5-5 fighter to a serious contender in the division. She ripped off four victories in a row including a decision win over Miesha Tate that has been the highlight of her career thus far.

Holm has transformed as a fighter since then as well. The Pennington clash served as her UFC debut, and the former boxing champion was still splitting her time between training for the two different styles of fighting.

“I honestly feel like I’ve really improved a lot from the first fight,” Holm said, per Farrah Hannoun and Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie. “When I was first, even having my first fight in the UFC, I was very new still to MMA, and you know I’d been doing boxing and MMA back and forth.

McGregor, for his part, has not competed since his infamous loss to current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October 2018, which is best remembered for a post-fight brawl between their respective camps. Further, McGregor has not won a fight since November 2016, when, as featherweight champ, he defeated lightweight titleholder Eddie Alvarez to become the company’s first-ever simultaneous double champion.

McGregor, 31, still has star power, as the attention on this fight has demonstrated. But he’s turned off a portion of the fan base with a string of out-of-competition incidents and legal issues in recent years. McGregor must win eventually in order to maintain his spot.

It has been a long time since fans and media have had to make a prediction for a Conor McGregor fight. After more than a year out of action, the former featherweight and lightweight champion is set to return to the Octagon when he faces Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246. Despite a potential lightweight title shot for McGregor hinging on the result, the fight will be contested at welterweight.

In the co-main event, former champ Holly Holm will face Raquel Pennington at women’s bantamweight. Another former champ will open the card when Anthony Pettis returns to the division he used to rule when he takes on Carlos Diego Ferreira at lightweight. The CBS Sports experts have provided predictions for all five main card bouts as the UFC gets ready to kick off 2020 with the biggest star in the sport’s return to the Octagon.

Caesars Sportsbook has released props for Saturday’s UFC 246 fight between Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. ESPN Stats & Information has provided context surrounding the props.

Conor McGregor makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone as the main draw to UFC 246 in Las Vegas.

The Notorious hasn’t been seen in the cage since his October 2018 encounter with Khabib Nurmagomedov. A fourth-round submission loss was the culmination of one of his most hyped fights to date. Now, he’s back to prove he’s still the organization’s biggest attraction against a man who’s always game for a big fight.

Cerrone enters the bout as the perfect foil to bring McGregor back into the spotlight. He’s made a career out of being an action fighter. He’s been on the losing end in his last two bouts, but there isn’t really such thing as a boring fight involving the 36-year-old. This is the biggest fight of his career and a great chance at a payday for an aging veteran who has always shown up for the UFC.

The card also features an important women’s bantamweight bout between Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington. It’s the former’s first fight since losing her championship bid to Amanda Nunes in July.