Two-minute drill


The biggest match of this year is set for Saturday, when Jon Jones will put his light-heavyweight championship belt on the line to fight Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 in Newark, N.J.

On Tuesday, Sonnen, never at a loss for words when it comes to hyping up a fight, said that Jones was better than Anderson Silva, whom he lost to twice in the past three years.

“I don’t think they’re close,” Sonnen said at a Tuesday conference call, according to a Yahoo Sports article. “I think Jon is considerably better than Anderson.”

Tripling their win total this past season was not enough for the Charlotte Bobcats’ first-year coach Mike Dunlap to keep his job.

This past season, the Bobcats went 21-61 to finish a game ahead of the Orlando Magic, barely avoiding the dubious honor of putting up the worst record in the NBA for the second straight season.

Bobcats president Rod Higgins said Tuesday that after meeting with other members in the front office, they decided Dunlap was not the best fit for the team moving on in the future.

“Rich Cho and I conducted our season-ending review and met with coach Dunlap to reflect on this season,” Higgins said, according to Bleacher Report. “As an organization, it was decided that we needed to make a change with the head coach position. We want to thank Mike for his contribution and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

James Harrison signed a two-year contract on Tuesday with the Cincinnati Bengals, ensuring he will stay in the AFC North, ESPN reported.

Harrison will be remembered most for his record-setting 100-yard interception return for a Steelers touchdown in the 2006 Super Bowl against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Bengals made it to the playoffs last season, falling to the Houston Texans in the first of the AFC divisional round.