Controversial former NFL player Greg Hardy will make his debut as a pro MMA fighter June 12 in Las Vegas.

MMA Today reports Hardy will fight Brandon Sayles (5-1) in the first episode of the UFC’s upcoming season of “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.”

“It seems like that sixth inning’s been biting us in the rear as of late,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “We’re swinging the bats. We just can’t get the big hit with people on base.”

Reyes Moronta (1-0) retired six batters for his first career win. Sam Dyson pitched one inning and Hunter Strickland worked the ninth for his fifth save.

The Giants got a run off Roark in the first but left the bases loaded when Evan Longoria struck out looking to end the inning. Belt homered on a 3-2 pitch from Roark in the second to make it 3-0.

Washington tied it on Taylor’s three-run homer off starter Ty Blach in the third. Ryan Zimmerman walked and Moises Sierra singled before Taylor’s deep drive into the right-field stands.

Roark went into the game 6-0 in seven career games against San Francisco but couldn’t find a rhythm this time. He allowed four runs on six hits, walked two and hit a batter and threw a pair of wild pitches.

Shazier is still rehabbing from a serious spinal injury suffered in a Dec. 4 game against the Bengals that required spinal stabilization surgery and left him in a wheelchair. Still, the setback hasn’t stopped the two-time Pro Bowl player from attending various sporting events, including the Penguins’ first-round Stanley Cup playoff games at PPG Paints Arena.

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The 25-year-old won’t play in 2018, but will remain a part of the team next season with the hope of eventually making a comeback from the injury.

The Steelers selected Terrell Edmunds, a safety out of Virginia Tech. His brother Tremaine, a linebacker who also played at Virginia Tech, was selected by the Bills earlier with the No. 16 overall pick.

“It’s a blessing for my family, it’s a blessing for my city, it’s a blessing for my school,” Terrell said on ESPN. “I’m thankful for everyone supporting us along the way.

The other two? They went by the nicknames “The Mick” and “Joltin’ Joe.” Move over, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. Make room for “El Papa.”
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