Sports Weekend in Review: A Rousing Rousey, and More

Rousey Defends UFC Title Ronda Rousey gets mad and gets even. Angered by pre-fight talk from Bethe Correia about her family, Rousey, the UFC’s unbeaten bantamweight champion, wasted little...

Rousey Defends UFC Title

Ronda Rousey gets mad and gets even.

Angered by pre-fight talk from Bethe Correia about her family, Rousey, the UFC’s unbeaten bantamweight champion, wasted little time in the Octagon on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro.

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Rousey knocked out the Brazilian in 34 seconds, landing an overhand right that flattened the challenger at UFC 190. As she walked away from Correia, Rousey told her: “Don’t cry.” Which were the words Correia threw at her at the weigh-in. Rousey is 12-0.

GOLF

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Inbee Park of South Korea made up seven shots over the final 12 holes at the Women’s British Open in Turnberry, Scotland to win her seventh major and complete a career Grand Slam. She shot a 7-under 65 to win the only major that had escaped her. … Troy Merritt won for the first time in 96 career starts, capturing the Quicken Loans National at Gainesville, Va. Tiger Woods finished in a tie for 18th, done in Sunday by three bogeys over the final nine holes.

BASEBALL

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The bad blood between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates erupted into a beanball war and both benches cleared during Sunday’s game. By the time it was over – Pittsburgh won 3-0 – four players had been ejected. … The New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Sunday night to sweep a three-game series and tie the Nats for first place in the National League East. The Mets hit three home runs in the third inning. … The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw ran his streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 37 on Saturday night. He worked eight innings of a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

NASCAR

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Matt Kenseth got a bit of a gift at the Windows 10 Pocono 400 on Sunday. Kenseth got the victory when Kyle Busch ran out of fuel on the final lap. Busch had won three consecutive races. Brad Keselowski finished second. Joey Logano, who had led for 97 laps, also ran out of fuel.
 
 
Post By: Larry Weisman, a longtime sportswriter for USA TODAY, blogs for Twistity.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrLarryWeisman .

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