Quote of the Day

"I probably get more attention fighting because of how I look, but if I didn’t know how to fight and I just looked the way I did, no one would know who I am."
-- MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, who will headline Saturday's UFC 157 PPV in the promotion's first women's fight. ("Real Sports," HBO, 2/19)
Thursday February 21, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 114 Print This Issue

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  • Help Me, Ronda

    Rousey is expected to make $150,000 or more per fight if she wins

    MMA fighter Ronda Rousey headlines Saturday's UFC 157 in a bout against Liz Carmouche in Anaheim, and the fight "will make history" as the first women's match for the promotion, according to a sports section cover story by David Leon Moore of USA TODAY. UFC President Dana White after seeing Rousey “become a star” for Strikeforce was “convinced it was time for him to promote a women’s fight for the first time.” White said, “There’s a certain type of person and fighter that makes people come and watch, and she’s got it. First, she’s got to be able to kick some ass. With Ronda, she can do that and she is also beautiful and she speaks well. She’s a home run.” Moore notes now that ...

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  • ...To Those Who Wait

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  • A Storm Is Brewing

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  • Where The Buffalo Roam

    Univ. of Colorado officials outline a plan for a $170M renovation to Folsom Field.

  • Putting It All Out There

    Skipper confirms ESPN has hired Ray Lewis, defends the net's NHL coverage.

  • On The Jolly Roger

    Pirates' Nutting won't sacrifice long-term plans to finally reach .500.

  • You're Going To Indianapolis!

    Changes mulled for NFL's scouting combine, including making it more TV friendly.

  • Leaving The Mic Behind

    Longtime baseball announcer Joe Garagiola retiring.

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