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• The Big East has signed a deal to keep its men’s basketball conference tournament in New York’s Madison Square Garden through 2028, extending a contract that was scheduled to run through 2026 but with an opt-out clause for  2022. Financial terms were not shared.

• The World Boxing Council said a vote by its Board of Governors resulted in a unanimous agreement to sanction a direct rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

• The 2019 season of the Call of Duty World League, Presented by PlayStation4, begins today (Dec. 7), and Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues has unveiled the lineup of sponsors. Presenting sponsor PlayStation4 is back with returning sponsors ASTRO and SCUF Gaming along with MTN DEW AMP and ASUS as new promotional sponsors.

• U.S. Soccer has planned "Countdown to the Cup," a schedule of matches for the U.S. Women's National Team in 2019 that will lead to next summer's FIFA Women's World Cup. It will run January-May with the USA playing ten games — two in Europe followed by eight domestic — before departing for France in pursuit of another World Cup title.

• With one week left in NFL Pro Bowl 2019 voting the leaders are:

Drew Brees (950,818), Patrick Mahomes (884,888), Todd Gurley (747,516), Saquon Barkley (718,108), James Conner (664,897), Jared Goff ( 658,150), Antonio Brown (630,392), Alvin Kamara (582,550), Tyreek Hill (560,994) and Travis Kielce (551,249).

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Eight Teams And Venues For XFL 2020

• Dallas – Globe Life Park
• Houston – TDECU Stadium
• Los Angeles – StubHub Center
• New York/New Jersey – MetLife Stadium
• St. Louis – The Dome at America’s Center
• Seattle – CenturyLink Field
• Tampa Bay – Raymond James Stadium
• Washington, DC – Audi Field

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