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Evander Holyfield, Former World Heavyweight Champion, Stopped With TKO In First Fight In A Decade
The return to boxing by former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield after more than a decade away from the sport did not go well.
The 58-year-old Holyfield was TKO’d in the first round by Vitor Belfort in a PPV match Saturday at Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Holyfield was returning to boxing as a last-minute fill-in for Oscar De La Hoya, who dropped out after contracting Covid-19.
Belfort, a 44-year-old former UFC fighter, was on Holyfield from the first bell, backing him into the ropes with a flurry of quick punches. Holyfield was knocked to the canvas twice before the referee stopped the match.
Holyfield never landed a punch. The former champ is best known for his two victories over Mike Tyson, which include the famous “ear bite” fight between the two.
Belfort was gracious after the match.
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Broncos vs. Giants live blog: Real-time updates from the NFL Week 1 game at MetLife Stadium – The Denver Post
Live updates, tweets, photos, analysis and more from the Broncos game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sept. 12, 2021.
Mobile users, if you can’t see the live blog, tap here.
WATCH: Teddy Bridgewater’s first TD pass with Broncos, a 2-yard toss to Tim Patrick against Giants – The Denver Post
Teddy Bridgewater connected on his first touchdown with the Broncos.
Bridgewater on Sunday rolled out left and connected on a 2-yard pass to Tim Patrick for the score against the Giants with seconds remaining in the first half.
The score gave Denver a 10-7 lead heading into halftime. Bridgewater finished the first half completing 19 of 22 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown.
Opinion | Writing for the Poor
By Charles M. Blow
LA Times columnist calls Larry Elder 'very real threat to communities of color'
Larry Elder questions journalism amid media double standard
California gubernatorial candidate speaks out about the different coverage he receives in the media compared to Gavin Newsom on ‘Hannity’
Los Angeles Times columnist Jean Guerrero said on Sunday that California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder poses a “very real threat to communities of color.”
Guerrero appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” to speak about the September 14 California governor recall election. Host Brian Stelter questioned Guerrero about Elder, the Republican frontrunner who has faced intense criticism from the Los Angeles Times and other media outlets in the past.
Stelter asked whether Elder is acting on a “Trump playbook” in the state to avoid the often negative media coverage of him. Guerrero agreed, claiming that Elder has only appeared and spoken with right-wing media pundits.
“Clearly, the LA Times opinion folks have been very much against Elder,” Stelter commented.
Elder slammed the LA Times coverage of his campaign.
“This is not the first time the L.A. Times has attacked me, there is another writer who all but called me a Black David Duke,” Elder said. “They are scared to death.”
WATCH: Broncos’ Teddy Bridgewater connects with Albert Okwuegbunam for the TD on fourth down against Giants – The Denver Post
Make that three-for-three for the Broncos on fourth-down conversions. This time, it was for a score.
With Denver at the Giants’ 4-yard line, Teddy Bridgewater connected with Albert Okwuegbunam, who shimmied past New York defenders and successfully dove to the pylon for a touchdown.
The score gave the Broncos a 17-7 lead.
List of inactive players for NFL games in Week 1 – The Denver Post
GREEN BAY AT NEW ORLEANS (in Jacksonville, Florida)
DENVER AT N.Y. GIANTS
MIAMI AT NEW ENGLAND
CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY
PITTSBURGH AT BUFFALO
LA CHARGERS AT WASHINGTON
NEW YORK JETS AT CAROLINA
ARIZONA AT TENNESSEE
PHILADELPHIA AT ATLANTA
JACKSONVILLE AT HOUSTON
SEATTLE AT INDIANAPOLIS
SAN FRANCISCO AT DETROIT
MINNESOTA AT CINCINNATI
WATCH: Broncos’ Teddy Bridgewater escapes Giants pressure, throws across his body for the first down – The Denver Post
Teddy Bridgewater’s having a day in his regular-season debut with the Broncos.
In the third quarter against the Giants, after the pocket collapsed, Denver’s quarterback rolled to his right, threw across his body and connected with receiver K.J. Hamler for the first down.
Waitrose announces further cutback on single-use plastic bags
Supermarket says it aims to remove 40m a year from deliveries and in-store collections
Waitrose is aiming to eliminate 40m single-use plastic bags a year by removing them from deliveries and in-store collections.
“Bags for life”, which cost 10p, will also be pulled from all major stores and replaced with a 50p reusable bag that is said to be twice as durable, and is made from recycled materials as well as being fully recyclable.
The company said its research found that 10p bags were increasingly being used only once and not multiple times as intended.
The change will come into effect from 27 September, the same day that deliveries into homes will be allowed again.
If preferred, customers will still have the option of bringing their own shopping into their home in the crates provided, or have it brought to their doorstep by the delivery driver.