Look Who’s Talking: Perhaps sensing an opening, newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Miesha Tate threw a few public jabs at Ronda Rousey, who has beaten Tate twice in the octogon. “I think Ronda is beating herself up over this,” Tate said on Jay Mohr’s FOX Sports show Monday. “I mean, she previously said that she’s so emotional to the point where she’s considering crazy things. It’s like, this is a broken woman. I don’t know if she’ll ever come back the same. But I have proven that I can come back from adversity and I do come back and I will come back. And there’s no one in this sport that can break me.” [Bloody Elbow]
Again, Chipotle?!: The embattled (but still popular) fast-casual chain suffered another hit to its rep on Tuesday after one of its Massachusetts restaurants was forced to close after four of its employees fell ill with a norovirus—even amid the restaurant chain’s attempt to overhaul food safety practices. [FOX News]
“Courage and Heart“: Serena Williams offered a few words of support for one of her biggest rivals, Maria Sharapova, on Tuesday, after Sharapova admitted testing positive for the banned substance meldonium. “Most people were surprised and shocked by Maria. But at the same time, I think most people were happy that she was up-front and very honest,” Williams said at a media event.
Women’s world number one Serena Williams says Maria Sharapova’s acknowledgement of failing a doping test is a sign of “courage and heart”.Sharapova admitted she failed a doping test at the Australian Open in January for meldonium, which became a banned substance under the World Anti-Doping Agency code this year.
Posted by Channel 4 News on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Wanna Take You Alta: The new Fitbit Alta, the company’s bangle-like fitness tracker designed for the style-conscious set, is available in retailers and online. Check out our review here.
What’s Your 1RM in Space, Bruh?: Space travel company Blue Origin is set to bring civilian passengers into space for the first time by 2017, founder (and Amazon billionaire) Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday during a tour of the company’s research and development facility. [The Verge]
Around the World: Zach LaVine threw down a ridiculous 360-degree dunk during the Timberwolves’ game against the Charlotte Hornets Tuesday night—and he made it look easy. Worth remembering: LaVine is only the fourth NBA player who’s won the NBA Dunk Contest two different times. Not hard to see why:
Zach LaVine showed off the hops in tonight’s game against the Hornets.
Posted by NBA TV on Monday, March 7, 2016