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Officials let Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor use smaller gloves Officials let Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor use smaller gloves
- August 22, 2017

The fans dictate the fight: if they want to see it, they get it. But Ward believes Mayweather's achievements in the ring mean he has earned the right to fight who he wants. I'm glad Conor believes in himself. Some of the fighters Mayweather's fought would probably beat Conor McGregor as well; Conor can't really compete. It was billed as the "mixed martial arts championship of the world", and Ali expected a $6 million payday. (more...)
Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea must give '150%' in Premier League title defence Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea must give '150%' in Premier League title defence
- August 22, 2017

After Marco Alonso's late victor, his second goal of the game, Conte raved: "Wembley is a fantastic stadium". The win at Tottenham showed that the team spirit is still strong at Chelsea , even without key players from last season Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa . (more...)
Curtis Granderson Hits First Dodger Home Run Curtis Granderson Hits First Dodger Home Run
- August 22, 2017

Verlander and Maeda were throwing dueling no-hitters at this point, so Granderson's home run broke up the no-hitter on Verlander's side. Granderson is batting.273 with 17 home runs and a.979 OPS since May 10, with the latter mark ranking 10th in the Majors over that stretch. (more...)
Dortmund will sell Dembele if Barcelona meet valuation - Zorc Dortmund will sell Dembele if Barcelona meet valuation - Zorc
- August 21, 2017

Today's big story features the latest in Barcelona's bid to sign Neymar's replacement, while there are also updates from other big clubs in world football, some of which may have huge long lasting repercussions. Whilst the Liverpool board have remained silent throughout their whole Coutinho saga, Watzke comes out and attacks Barcelona in a vociferous manner. (more...)
Frank Serpico stands in support of Colin Kaepernick Frank Serpico stands in support of Colin Kaepernick
- August 21, 2017

Marshawn Lynch, a running back for the Oakland Raiders and arguably the most high-profile star to join the national anthem protests since Kaepernick participated last season, sidestepped questions about his participation in them during a press conference last week. (more...)
New Zealand big winners in Rugby Championship opener despite Australia fightback New Zealand big winners in Rugby Championship opener despite Australia fightback
- August 21, 2017

Damien McKenzie, Rieko Ioane and Liam Squire had starring roles as New Zealand ran in eight tries to four to beat Australia 54-34 yesterday in the first test of the Rugby Championship . Squire, on his return to the All Black went over after slick work from Rieko Ioane , before he himself snuck in wide on Australia's 22 metre line, to make the scores 6-12. (more...)
49ers Reuben Foster has new shoulder injury 49ers Reuben Foster has new shoulder injury
- August 20, 2017

With the year we came off last year, not having made the playoffs, we had some strides to make. So we played it smart with him today. Reuben Foster , a former Bama linebacker who was taken 31st overall in this year's NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers , would likely have been an even higher pick if not for a lingering shoulder injury. (more...)
Garbine Muguruza edgs past Svetlana Kuznetsova in Cincinnati — WTA review Garbine Muguruza edgs past Svetlana Kuznetsova in Cincinnati — WTA review
- August 20, 2017

After play resumed, Keys got ahead 6-5 and was serving for the match at 40-15 but hit a couple of balls into the net. "Very happy with this win". Halep has never lifted the title in Cincinnati, her previous best coming in 2015 when she was runner-up to Serena Williams , but if she manages the feat she will become the new world number one. (more...)
Dodgers' Yu Darvish lifted with back tightness on Wednesday Dodgers' Yu Darvish lifted with back tightness on Wednesday
- August 18, 2017

Darvish got a no-decision after pitching six innings and leaving with Chicago up 3-2. Darvish left the game, citing the back issue that he said began in his previous start at Arizona. Dodgers reliever Ross Stripling (2-4) pitched one scoreless inning for the win. Hernandez led off the fourth inning with a home run off Rodon to left-center field, tying the game at 2. (more...)
Powerball jackpot grows to whopping $510 million Powerball jackpot grows to whopping $510 million
- August 18, 2017

It was the first week both Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots topped $300 million. No one won the $430 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday's drawing. Virgin Islands. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win the second prize of at least $1 million. Powerball tickets are $2 and available at most convenience stores and grocery stores. (more...)
Arsene Wenger explains how he caused Arsenal failure last season Arsene Wenger explains how he caused Arsenal failure last season
- August 17, 2017

The club's all-time leading goalscorer told Sky Sports: " Granit Xhaka has it in his locker to play that ball over the top". "What bothers me the most is I think that team on paper is good enough to compete every year to win the league". (more...)
Chelsea demands Diego Costa report to training Chelsea demands Diego Costa report to training
- August 16, 2017

It is claimed that the capital outfit have docked Costa two weeks wages, equating to approximately £300,000, for failing to report for pre-season training last month. "As soon as they don't want to be there, they don't turn up". They really love me for the person I am. He continued, saying that he doesn't doubt Conte's ability as a manager, but rather as a communicator: "I respect him as a great coach". (more...)
Oakland's NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Sits During US Anthem Oakland's NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Sits During US Anthem
- August 14, 2017

Lynch has spoken to the media just once since coming out retirement and joining the Raiders after a trade with the Seattle Seahawks last spring. "It's a non-issue for me", Del Rio was quoted as saying. But that is not the opinion Del Rio had last August when he was asked about Kaepernick's refusal to stand. "If you really not racist, then you won't see what (Kaepernick is) doing as a threat to America, but just addressing a problem that we have". (more...)
Bowie wins second gold medal at World Championships Bowie wins second gold medal at World Championships
- August 14, 2017

He looked clearly injured and jerked backwards sharply, then put his foot to the ground gingerly and tried to step. he tumbled forward in a somersault and laid on the track as all other runners crossed the finish line. 60,000 people gasped as their hero jumped, hobbled and then crumbled to the floor, as Great Britain sprinted away to a maiden gold medal with the US and Japan in tow. (more...)
Iran MPs boost missile funds in response to United States sanctions Iran MPs boost missile funds in response to United States sanctions
- August 14, 2017

During Sunday's voting session, 240 out of 244 legislators approved the missile spending bill. He further said American officials should be aware that the legislation was just the first step against anti-Iran measures. He added that the bill will be supported by the government of President Hassan Rouhani, as it is required to pass a second reading before being submitted to the Guardian Council for final approval. (more...)
Sir Mo Farah claims silver in 5000 metres at world athletics championships Sir Mo Farah claims silver in 5000 metres at world athletics championships
- August 13, 2017

Ethiopia's Mukhtar Eedris has defeated Briton Mo Farah to win gold in the 5000m final at the World Athletics Championship in London. Farah, who had won the 10,000m last Friday to open the championships with a bang, said he couldn't have given it more but added he had proved that it was possible to break up the Ethiopian and Kenya hegemony over the distance races. (more...)
Leonard Ellerbe Says Mayweather Prepared For McGregor's Style Leonard Ellerbe Says Mayweather Prepared For McGregor's Style
- August 13, 2017

Much has been made in recent weeks of the fallout between Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi after the retired two-time boxing champion abruptly left McGregor's training camp following two sparring sessions. "When you think about it, is that a bad thing, opening this thing up to a housewife in Idaho, Iowa, Kansas.is that a bad thing, for it to be accessible in Costco?" The spars were not good for him. (more...)
Liverpool target Real Madrid and Genoa wingers but do they need more? Liverpool target Real Madrid and Genoa wingers but do they need more?
- August 13, 2017

Indeed, the midfielder was strongly linked with a move away from the Spanish capital last summer after only managing five goals during the 2015-16 campaign, and struggling to earn a regular spot in the Real Madrid XI. The 33-year-old، who played 60 minutes in Barcelona's 5-0 win over Chapecoense on Monday، was troubled by numerous knee، calf and abductor injuries last season. (more...)
Rafael Benitez admits to his frustrations at Newcastle United Rafael Benitez admits to his frustrations at Newcastle United
- August 11, 2017

The Magpies have signed five players so far this summer at a cost of just over £30million, while a number of players, including Daryl Murphy, Yoan Gouffran, Vurnon Anita and Florian Thauvin, have left. Average players now cost big money. "We are now trying to work in different directions". Everything is a little more hard. Lucas Perez's agent has reiterated his client's desire to leave Arsenal and says the club are pricing the Spaniard out of move to former side Deportivo. (more...)
Chelsea close to signing Arsenal star after increasing bid to £35 million Chelsea close to signing Arsenal star after increasing bid to £35 million
- August 11, 2017

The England worldwide has just one-year remaining on his Gunners contract, but has yet to sign a new one, leading to suggestions he could be on the move, with Chelsea , Liverpool and Manchester City all interested. The Blues have launched a £35m bid to get him, and Oxlade-Chamberlain is interested in making the move. "I think in his career he had some bad moments because he had some small injuries", Wenger said of Oxlade-Chamberlain. (more...)
Worldwide boss gives verdict on potential Southampton transfer Worldwide boss gives verdict on potential Southampton transfer
- August 08, 2017

With Liverpool odds-on at 1/2, Chelsea are now 15/8 to sign Van Dijk, who can be backed at 8/1 to still be with the Saints after the current transfer window closes. Whether the Dutch worldwide moves to Anfield or not, his Southampton career must now be at an end. I am already here to work with this squad and not just always thinking 'but if we don't get this or this.' Let's wait until August 31. (more...)
Gase confirms Dolphins and Cutler have mutual interest following Dolphins intrasquad scrimmage Gase confirms Dolphins and Cutler have mutual interest following Dolphins intrasquad scrimmage
- August 07, 2017

Jay Cutler is leaning toward staying in broadcasting and not joining the Miami Dolphins , sources close to the situation told ESPN on Saturday . The network has been operating all offseason on the assumption Cutler is aboard, shaping their broadcaster lineup accordingly. (more...)
Vijender Singh rakes in Twitter applause after stretching streak to 9-0 Vijender Singh rakes in Twitter applause after stretching streak to 9-0
- August 06, 2017

Speaking about the much-awaited encounter, Vijender had earlier trolled his opponent and said that he would try to finish the bout as soon as possible as "Chinese product don't last long". "I'll be proud to win this double title fight for him", said Zulpikar. His last bout was with African boxer Thomas Mashali where he won his current title WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion past year. (more...)
Stephen Curry says playing in pro golf tournament is 'amazing experience' Stephen Curry says playing in pro golf tournament is 'amazing experience'
- August 06, 2017

If you told me I was going to shoot 74 going into the first round I'd take that all day, every day. "It was pretty cool - really cool - to see", Spieth, an Under Armour endorser, as is Curry, continued. "I tried to take a deep breath, but still there wasn't anything I could do to get myself prepared for that moment". Basketball star Stephen Curry carded a second successive four-over-par 74 in the Ellie Mae Classic . (more...)
India thrash Sri Lanka by 304 runs to win first Test
- July 31, 2017

Dilruwan Perera, Lahiru Kumara, Danushka Gunathilaka shared one wicket each for Sri Lanka in the second innings. Even though Rohit Sharma didn't play in the first Test , he actively participated in the team's celebrations and congratulated them on winning the match. (more...)
Pradeep takes five, but India surpass 500 Pradeep takes five, but India surpass 500
- July 30, 2017

At stumps on the first day, Team India scores 399 runs on three wickets. India only needed to take eight wickets in the second innings to wrap up the match as Herath and Asela Gunaratne were unfit to bat due to hand injuries. Mathews, who struggled initially against Ashwin, on 32 surviving an lbw decision reviewed by India when ball-tracking returned an umpire's call verdict, slowly grew in assurance, and ended the day batting on 54 with Dilruwan Perera for company. (more...)
Renato Sanches Hints At His Next Club
- July 27, 2017

However, with Antonio Conte being a serial victor and a ruthless tactician, the Italian will undoubtedly be far from impressed with what he saw in the opening stages of the game, although Marcos Alonso was able to pull one back just before the interval. (more...)
Mithali Raj is key if India are to beat tournament favourites Australia
- July 21, 2017

But of those 21 hundreds, Raj has six alone. "She's a big game player and I'm sure we'll see that again this week". The minimum number of overs required to constitute a match is 20, with the cut-off point for play to start at 4:38pm (1538 GMT). (more...)
No Man United offer for Perisic No Man United offer for Perisic
- July 21, 2017

The former Manchester United goalkeeper says the Croatian will be an asset for manager Jose Mourinho. Inter Milan will play Ivan Perisic on their pre-season tour of Asia with Manchester United yet to make an offer near the £48m asking fee. (more...)
Tee Times for Amateurs in US Women's Open Tee Times for Amateurs in US Women's Open
- July 16, 2017

The second round will begin 15 minutes later with all tee times delayed 15 minutes. I switched over to News in 2002, and at my first New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority meeting, the new President and Chairman suggested to the board that a new project should be built at the then-Continental Arena site. (more...)
David Nwaba Waived by Los Angeles David Nwaba Waived by Los Angeles
- July 13, 2017

It was clear Kentavious Caldwell-Pope wasn't going to return to the Pistons when the team renounced his rights last week. Signing the free agent could fulfill the Lakers' desire to acquire a point guard on a one-year deal. What Would Rondo Bring to the Lakers? It'd also be interesting to see how Caldwell-Pope and Clarkson would wind up on the depth chart at shooting guard , but it's hard to envision Clarkson being pushed back to the second-team at this point. (more...)
Venus Williams into Wimbledon semis with impressive win over Jelena Ostapenko Venus Williams into Wimbledon semis with impressive win over Jelena Ostapenko
- July 13, 2017

Sixth-seeded Johanna Konta of Britain fashioned a 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4 win over No. 21 seed Caroline Garcia of France to end a 33-year drought since Wimbledon had home representation in the last eight of the women's singles. I love pressure. It's not always easy dealing with the pressure. "But, you know, I'm sure that the women, we would want more matches on Centre or Court No. (more...)
Tour de France: Marcel Kittel collects third win in seventh stage Tour de France: Marcel Kittel collects third win in seventh stage
- July 09, 2017

It was the second win at this Tour for a French rider, after Arnaud Demare's on Stage 4. Who can stop Marcel Kittel? While Froome managed to stay upright, Thomas was flipped off his bike and landed in some road-side hay bales. "He's obviously going well but I think he's going to have more pressure on him now". "Going forward we can not afford to allow Fabio that kind of a gap again". (more...)
JJ Redick to Sixers: How much cap space do they have left? JJ Redick to Sixers: How much cap space do they have left?
- July 02, 2017

Redick has agreed to terms on a one-year, $23 million contract with the 76ers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports . But Philadelphia won out, with Redick telling ESPN: "It's where I wanted to be". Interestingly, it was down from his absurd career-high 48 percent shooting from the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season. Redick will likely round out a Sixers starting-five that will also include Fultz in the backcourt with Simmons, Dario Saric and Joel Embiid in the ... (more...)
Andy Murray learns potential route to Wimbledon final
- July 02, 2017

Defending champion Andy Murray will learn later today who he plays in the first round of the Wimbledon Championships next week, but whoever his opponent there will be a sense of trepidation on the part of the World No 1. Garbine Muguruza (+900) has been struggling with her confidence and Angelique Kerber (+1400) also has a mental game that's in a shambles, while No. (more...)