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Postby kaisy on Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:55 am

WINNIPEG -- Canadian UFC fighter Alexis Davis says she could see herself fighting transgender female fighter Fallon Fox if their paths crossed. "I think Im ignorant when it comes to the biology of the human body when theyre going through that kind of transition and change," Davis, in town to promote a June 15 pay-per-view event, said Tuesday. But when it comes to fighting, she said she doesnt shy away from anybody. "I would highly consider it. I would pretty much fight anybody so, she gets up in the rankings and comes across my path, its not too much of a problem for me." Daviss comments come after the UFC suspended the contract of fighter Matt Mitrione this week for derogatory comments he made about Fox, who was born male, on the "MMA Hour" show. Mitrione called Fox a "lying, sick, disgusting, sociopathic freak" while arguing that she should not be sanctioned to fight against women. The UFC said in a statement that the organization found Mitriones comments to be "offensive and wholly unacceptable." "The UFC is a friend and ally of the LGBT community, and expects and requires all 450 of its athletes to treat others with dignity and respect," the statement continued. Davis, from Port Colborne, Ont., said she got her start in Winnipeg so feels a bit like shes fighting in her home town. Shell face Rosi Sexton from Manchester, England, in the first ever UFC womens bantamweight bout in Canada. UFC Canada director Tom Wright says Winnipeg has a knowledgeable fight fan base and will be a great spot for a June 15 pay-per-view event. It includes a bantamweight title defence by Renan Barao who will face No. 4 contender Eddie Wineland. Barao and Wineland were also on hand to promote the event. Wineland said he didnt feel under any particular pressure because this was a title bout. "Were going to just train like its a normal fight," said the native of Houston who has a professional record of 20-8-1, with 2-2-0 in the UFC. Barao, from Natal, Brazil, has a record of 30-1-1 with 5-0-0 in the UFC. He doesnt speak English but smiled when he was told by a translator that Winnipeg has a Brazilian barbecue restaurant. Authentic Sean Lee Jersey . On one side, you had a team surging, finding its stride by playing complete team basketball, using their athleticism to their advantage, with strong ball movement on one end, an aggressive defence on the other and a team you can see thats bought into unselfish play. Brandon Carr Jersey . Guerrero scored in the 88th minute after Mladen Petric sent the ball over the Cologne defence for the Peru striker to shrug off a defender and chip goalkeeper Michael Rensing from a tight angle. ... 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Turns out, neither did as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 despite having a run taken off the scoreboard Saturday. Carlos Santana ruined Sanchezs no-hit bid with a two-out triple in the seventh, but Cleveland was officially eliminated from the playoffs after falling to 16-45 since the All-Star break. "I thought I would do it," Sanchez (3-5) said of throwing his second career no-hitter. "I was trying to be aggressive, not be afraid and all my pitches were working." Sanchez struck out seven over 6 2-3 innings as Detroit stayed one game behind the first place Chicago White Sox in the AL Central with its fourth straight win. Ironically, the White Sox also won 5-3 as Chicago starter Francisco Liriano had a no-hitter for 6 2-3 innings against Minnesota. "It is what it is," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "Were still playing for pretty big stakes, just as they are." After Cleveland rallied, Jose Valverde, the fourth Tigers pitcher, worked the ninth for his 31st save in 35 chances. Leyland said the win was bigger than Sanchezs bid for history and that he went to the bullpen to help the right-hander get only his second victory in seven starts since Aug. 8. "You cant get sentimental, well maybe if youve got a 15-run lead," Leyland said. "He was throwing great, got two quick outs in the seventh, then they got a couple runs." Detroit got only one run instead of two in the fifth for a 4-0 lead when Avila missed third. With two outs, and Avila on second after an RBI double off Justin Masterson (11-14), Quintin Berry hit a ball into the hole at shortstop, where Asdrubal Cabrera fielded it and threw to third to try and get Avila advancing. The wild throw sent Avila home and Berry to second. Cleveland changed pitchers and reliever Tony Sipp stepped off the rubber and threw to third on an appeal as Berry broke for the bag in an attempted steal. Third-base ump Wally Bell ordered Berry back, since time was still out. The appeal happened again, with Berry again running, and this time Bell signalled out and took the run off the board. "We didnt see it right off the bat," manager Manny Acta said of Avila missing the bag as he slid in. "One of our coaches went down to watch a video and we found out through that. The pitching change gave us time to appeal the play." Leyland said Tigers third-base coach Gene Lamont saw the Indians signal third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall during the break. So Lamont met with Berry and told him to run. "Once he explained it, I understood and it was a very smart thing," Berry said. "But I was thinking people would be saying how stupid I was. I had a feelingg Twitter was going crazy on me.dddddddddddd" The idea was to have Berry run, hoping the Indians would tag him instead of stepping on the base. If so, that play would have happened sequentially after Avila scored. When Chisenhall stood on the bag to take the appeal throw, even though he then touched Berry, the out was recorded on Avila. Sanchez had a perfect game until hitting Shin-Soo Choo in the leg with a pitch to open the fourth. Choo was erased on Santanas inning-ending double play. Cleveland nearly got a hit with two outs in the sixth. No. 9 hitter Lou Marsons grounder up the middle was fielded by second baseman Omar Infante behind the bag. Infante, acquired in a July 23 deal with Sanchez from Miami, whirled and made an off-balance throw that was picked by first baseman Cecil Fielder for the out. "Great play and thats when I really thought I had a chance," Sanchez said. Sanchez, who was 5-7 with Miami before this years trade, threw a no-hitter as a rookie six years ago. In his 13th career start, he struck out six in a 2-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sept. 6, 2006. Detroit scored in the first before getting a hit. Masterson walked two and struck out two before Chisenhall misplayed a grounder that gave Detroit a 1-0 lead. Avila then hit an RBI single. Two singles and a sacrifice fly by Austin Jackson made it 3-0 in the fourth. Miguel Cabrera hit his 37th homer leading off the seventh for a 5-0 lead. Following Sanchez triple, rookie Russ Canzler broke up the shutout with an RBI double and Chisenhall singled him home. Phil Coke came on and struck out pinch hitter Matt LaPorta to end the rally. "A huge strikeout," Leyland said. "LaPorta runs into one there, were in trouble." Asdrubal Cabrera made it 5-3 with an RBI single in the eighth, after striking out three times in his first game since missing four with a sore right wrist. NOTES: Both teams said it was tough to see because of shadows caused by the 4:05 p.m., start. Cleveland struck out 13 Tigers; Detroit pitchers had 10 strikeouts. ... Leyland, on a one-year contract, says he hasnt given thought about where he will be in 2013. "Im thinking about how to beat the Cleveland Indians," Leyland said before the game. "That will all take care of itself. Theres no sense asking about it because I dont want to talk about me. Were in a pennant race. I dont want to be a distraction." ... Indians rookie RHP Cody Allen struck out all five batters he faced in relief. ... X-rays were negative on Indians INF Jason Donalds right wrist. He was hit by a pitch from Detroit ace RHP Justin Verlander on Friday night. ... Tigers OF Delmon Young didnt start. He struck out as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded in the seventh, extending his slump to 5 for 30. ' ' '
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