Title Defense on Hold: Rafael dos Anjos has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled title defense against Conor McGregor at UFC 196 after suffering a foot injury on Friday, ESPN and MMA Fighting reported Tuesday morning. The news comes as a surprise, as dos Anjos had recently granted interviews to Brazilian news outlets about challenging McGregor. (The UFC page for the matchup still lists dos Anjos as McGregor’s opponent.) The fight was set to be a high-wire matchup, as McGregor—the current featherweight title holder—was set to bulk up to challenge dos Anjos for his lightweight belt. If he had defeated dos Anjos, McGregor would have become UFC’s first fighter to hold titles in two weight classes; instead, UFC will have to scramble to replace dos Anjos for the March 5 event, which also features Holly Holm’s title defense against Meisha Tate.
Swimming Like a Rock: Are these dudes not the most convincing onscreen lifeguards since David Hasselhoff? (Side note: We can’t wait to hear Dwayne Johnson’s speech about having “Alpha Balls.”)
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #BAYWATCH Day 1. My character "Mitch Buchannon" just gave @zacefron's character "Matt Brody" the all important beach speech about what it means to have manly "Alpha balls". Zac's ad-libbed responses were brilliant! Talented and great dude. World get ready to have some fun, 'cause the beach will never be the same again. #OnSet #BAYWATCH #Day1 #AlphaBalls #NowWhoNeedsMouthToMouth?😂
All the Better to Stream Videos With: AT&T said it is set to begin testing a 5G network—which offers wireless speeds anywhere from 10 to 100 times faster than current 4G LTE networks—in the coming year. The tech could be rolled out by 2020, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday. [Compuworld]
Best Copilot Ever: Morgan Freeman is lending his voice to the popular traffic-avoidance app Waze as part of the promotional campaign for the upcoming movie London Has Fallen. Sample line: “The time has arrived, President Wazer. The world awaits your commands.” [Waze]
Sick Wheels: When you’re Yoenis Cespedes and you just need a way to get to work.
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Khaki-Wearing Man Goes to WWE: Jim Harbaugh, the perennially Dockers-clad coach of the University of Michigan football team, made a special appearance at WWE’s Monday Night RAW in Detroit. He looked excited. As usual. [CBS Sports]
The Tastiest Way to Boost Brain Power: Eating chocolate often is linked to better performance on cognitive tests, regardless of other dietary habits, according to a new study from the Luxembourg Institute of Health, the University of South Australia and the University of Maine. [Science World Report]
“Day Versus Night”: Check out these new movie posters for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: [ComicBookMovie.com]
Just Another Day at the Office: Vin Diesel looks revved up (sorry, terrible pun) during filming for xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.
The Undertaker Returns: And he’s wrestling Shane McMahon! In Wrestlemania 32! [CBS Sports]