Nicki Minaj, Nas, Lauryn Hill shut down day 2 of ‘Essence’ Fest

After a long day of nonstop experiences, panels, discussions, giveaways and more, day two of the Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans rounded out with a star-studded lineup of performances from top Black music stars of today. For the first time on the Essence Fest stage, Nicki Minaj delivered an hour-long set featuring some of her chart-topping hits like “Moment […]

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Watch as Israel Adesanya channels The Undertaker for his UFC 276 entrance against Jared Cannonier

Getty Images Israel Adesanya paid homage to The Undertaker at UFC 276. Adesanya, making the walk for his headlining fight against Jared Cannonier inside the T-Mobile Arena, mimicked the iconic theme music and entrance that Undertaker (real name Mark Calaway) utilized for decades.  The UFC middleweight champion and the UFC production team really committed to […]


2022 NBA Summer League schedule: How to watch every game for every team

The California Classic has already gotten underway, while the action in Las Vegas starts on July 7 Jul 2, 2022 at 11:58 pm ET • 5 min read Getty Images The 2022 NBA Draft is in the books, and free agency is moving right along as well. Now, the next big item on the calendar […]


UFC 276 results, highlights: Alex Pereira viciously knocks out Sean Strickland in first round

Getty Images Ahead of their UFC 276 middleweight clash, Sean Strickland suggested he may abandon his striking tendencies against Alex Pereira, a very accomplished kickboxer. Strickland did not follow through on that suggested gameplan and paid a heavy price, suffering a first-round knockout. Strickland stuck to his standard style, standing tall and stiff and trying […]


2022 LIV Golf in Portland leaderboard: Branden Grace’s scorching final round leads to two-shot victory

South Africa’s dominance continued in the second LIV Golf event Jul 2, 2022 at 9:34 pm ET • 2 min read Getty Images The second LIV Golf Invitational Series event concluded in dramatic fashion Saturday evening at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club just outside Portland, Oregon. With $20 million up for grabs in individual prizes and […]


UFC 276 results, highlights: Jim Miller submits Donald Cerrone, sends ‘Cowboy’ into retirement

Getty Images LAS VEGAS — On Saturday night, Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone met on the UFC 276 prelims in a welterweight clash that would determine the UFC’s all-time wins leader. Miller was the man to achieve that record while also becoming the first fighter in UFC history to fight 40 times in the Octagon. […]


Kyrie Irving trade rumors: Nets and Lakers actively discussing deal involving Russell Westbrook, per report

The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are making progress on a trade that would swap Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook, according to Chris Haynes. Other pieces would have to be involved, but there is “palpable optimism” that the two sides can figure out a deal this summer.  Irving recently opted into the final year […]


Family demanding answers after Black man killed by police during traffic stop in Ohio

Sheila Paras/Getty Images/Stock (AKRON, Ohio) — A grieving Ohio family is waiting for answers after a 25-year-old Black man was fatally shot by Akron police officers during a traffic stop earlier this week. Jayland Walker was shot multiple times after he was pulled over early Monday for a minor traffic violation, according to lawyers representing his […]

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