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McGregor fight set for August 26


The 40-year-old Floyd Mayweather hasn't fought since his retirement in 2015, while McGregor's last fight was back in November last year. It will take place on August 26 T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas . Nate Diaz , which McGregor took on 11 days' notice prior to UFC 196, and a bout vs. Chad Mendes on 10 days' notice. Holm expects more cross-over challenges - between UFC fighters and professional boxers - in the future. Read More »

Ward retains titles with TKO win


Good luck with that. The unbeaten Ward hurt Kovalev with a right hand that buckled his knees and then finished him off on the ropes 30 seconds later with a series of body shots around the mid-section at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino. Read More »

Louisville builds big lead, holds off Aggies for 8-4 CWS win


Somewhere exists a white hat, created by the mother of freshman pitcher Charles King and bedazzled with Howard's moniker. Their No. 1 starter is a first-round draft pick. "He just put good swings to keep working the count until he got a pitch he could handle". "He's a great guy, one of my best friends, and it's awesome to see him do what he does", Merrill said. Read More »

Indiana Pacers Offseason Guide

The odds of this happening, of course, are highly unlikely. As a result, there are plenty of rumors surrounding a Paul George trade and the latest ones are below. Houston has a bevy of young players and flexible contracts to make a trade happen, but George would have to adjust to Mike D'Antoni's free-flowing offense. Read More »

Maroons ready to bounce back, says Cameron Smith

Queensland made wholesale changes for game two but Daley remained diplomatic on whether the tide had turned to the point that Kevin Walters' squad overhaul indicated that NSW was finally dictating terms on the Origin stage. It's a great feeling being back in this arena - I'm looking forward to Brisbane now. "Those debutants, you can be told as much as you like about the pace of the game and all of the hits but until you get out there and feel it, it's an unknown and that's the part of it ... Read More »

Strong start, rough finish for Adam Hadwin at US Open


When Matsuyama, at number four the highest ranked player to make the cut, delivered the round of the day a six-under 66 to get within one of the lead, a rampaging Koepka countered with golf's version of the knockout punch, clinching victory in ruthless style by registering three straight birdies from the 14th. Read More »

Defending champion Russell Knox remains in background — Travelers Championship


Si WOOOOOO Kim (Kim withdrew Monday) represent the Top 30 contingent in 2017. This is, perhaps, Bubba's favorite non-Augusta spot on Tour. He's been in the mix at both majors this year and Hoffman's having a nice season on Tour. In terms of recent play, the guys to target in bogey avoidance are Brian Harman , Justin Thomas , Paul Casey , Chad Campbell, Byeong-Hun An, Chez Reavie, Kyle Reifers, Spencer Levin, Patrick Reed , and Geoff Ogilvy. Read More »

FIFA warns Mexico over 'insulting' chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

Ronaldo ignored swirling speculation over his Real Madrid future to provide an assist for Ricardo Quaresma's first-half opener in Kazan in a man-of-the-match display. Osorio hinted that Club America youngster Edson Alvarez - who is now with the Mexico squad to gain experience - also has the ability, like Marquez, to play both at the heart of the defense and in midfield. Read More »

76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft

Griffin has also maneuvered around some restrictions - the Cavaliers now are without a pick in this year's draft - to re-shape Cleveland's roster, which needs tweaking again after the Warriors exposed an aging bench in their third Finals matchup with the Cavs. Read More »

FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

Not to say, of course, that New Zealand played the whole game around the gate, sometimes good team counterattacked, but the real danger of the gate Akinfeev case nearly never came. But we played them in October in front of 40,000 fans, it was a close game and we caused them problems. We don't want to be fearful or negative or sit back and allow Mexico to do what they want. Read More »

Detroit Red Wings reveal all-new Adidas jerseys

They are beige with the number on the back outlined in red. The new sweaters - modeled by defenseman Jaccob Slavin on the team's site - also incorporate black stripes alongside the white stripes that were added four years ago. The ADIZERO jerseys will be lighter , with the teams' logo weighing 46 percent less and the letter and numbers weighing 60 percent less. The new Adidas sweater features three stripes [two silver, surrounding one yellow, with silver accents], while the previous ... Read More »

Mourinho Accused of Tax Evasion in Spain as Ronaldo Gets Hearing Date

The Portugal superstar Ronaldo, who is now playing for his country at the ongoing Fifa Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, is said to be unhappy in Spain after allegations surfaced that he had committed tax fraud. Ronaldo, through his personal branding agent Jorge Mendes - who also represents Mourinho in offering to public and private organizations the for-profit right to use his image in advertisements - has denied any wrongdoing. Read More »

Democrats just went 0-4. When will they win?

But if Handel loses, it will be a clear warning sign to House Republicans facing tough races in other suburban districts across the country, many of them among the 23 GOP-held seats where Trump trailed Clinton in 2016. The double Republican victory on Tuesday means that Republican candidates have won all four special elections held this year to fill seats vacated by Republican congressmen who have joined the Trump administration. Read More »

Nadal crushes Wawrinka to win historic 10th French Open title

She is taking the rest of this year off because she is pregnant. "I missed playing Wimbledon again [last year], so I hope that my knees will hold up well and that I can have the preparation that I really need and want", he said. Nadal has played 10 tournaments thus far this season, and only Stan Wawrinka can equal that tally in the top five ranked players on the ATP Tour. Read More »

Champs-Elysees attacker 'had Polish roots'

The fact he had an arms permit despite being on the terror watchlist has shocked many in France including the country's prime minister Edouard Philippe, who suggested he's only found out such a situation could arise. Police warned the public to stay away from the Champs-Elysees, a popular tourist attraction. The officer's injuries were not serious. An attacker defending Islamic State shot and killed a police officer on the Champs-Elysees in April, days before a presidential election, ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo devant la justice le 31 juillet — Espagne


Il n'a pas tari d'éloges sur le Portugais quatre fois Ballon d'Or , dont trois au Real Madrid et un à Manchester United , club qui aimerait bien le récupérer selon la presse. "Je n'ai pas encore parlé avec Cristiano Ronaldo ". Tebas s'est ensuite dit certain de l'"innocence" de Ronaldo . Le candidat doit en plus être capable de garantir sur son patrimoine personnel une partie du budget du club, une condition qui restreint de fait le nombre de prétendants possibles. Read More »

Osorio expects All Whites to show All Blacks spirit in Confederations Cup

Portugal had an early effort controversially disallowed by the video referees but they eventually took the lead after 34 minutes through Ricardo Quaresma after a mistake by Carlos Salcedo let Cristiano Ronaldo through on goal. With that, the result now gives both of the teams one point, a fair result. "We are professionals. We are just thinking about doing our best in the Confederations Cup and to go as far as we can in this tournament", Pepe said when asked whether the situation ... Read More »

Portugal looks to return to winning ways

Mexico had a solid start to its Confederations Cup campaign, drawing 2-2 to Portugal in the first match day of the competition. Hector Moreno scored in added time to earn a point for the Mexicans five minutes after Cedric put the Portuguese in front. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of cussing Mexico

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio is confident his side can contain New Zealand's "All Blacks spirit" as El Tri look to move a step closer to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup with victory in Sochi. Southampton full-back Cedric Soares has admitted that he is "very happy" to have scored his first Portugal goal against Mexico on Sunday. "I think we were superior, we created more chances and we leave the field frustrated", Cedric said. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko Powers Into Final, To Meet Simona Halep


She has come from a set behind on three separate occasions against some of the game's biggest names - such as Samantha Stosur and Caroline Wozniacki . It really is all to play for! Her first-serve percentage was up at 71% and she won 79% of points behind it. Coming into Thursday, Halep led Pliskova 4-1 head-to-head and upped that mark to 5-1 lifetime with the victory. Read More »

Watch Rafa Win 2017 French Open Over Stan Wawrinka


For me the nerves, the adrenaline that I feel when I play in this court is impossible to compare to another feeling. "I don't care about the games I lost or not, or sets, these kind of things - the only thing I care is I have been playing very well during the whole event, and I was able to win all the matches", Nadal said . Read More »

Portugal vs Mexico: VAR not working well - Santos

A convincing win over New Zealand would set El Tri up brilliantly for their final match against Russian Federation as they look to book their spot in the knockout rounds. The first warning sign for New Zealand came in the seventh minute when Michael McGlinchley was forced to hack off the line after Viktor Vasin's header came back off the inside of the post. Read More »

Donald to lead Chiefs against Lions

Lions boss Warren Gatland has vowed to protect the potential squad for Saturday's first All Blacks Test by keeping the brunt of that 23 out of the firing line against the Chiefs on Tuesday . This time he will be hoping for a far better performance from his Lions team and isn't likely to be subjected to any verbal digs from Rennie. "I'm a little bit surprised by Steve Hansen, who is normally pretty calm", Gatland said. Read More »

Harry Kane proud of scoring key goal for England while being captain

And the noise level was cranked up even further three minutes later when Griffiths repeated the trick from another long-range free-kick, putting his side in sight of a priceless victory. "If you look at the fixtures we've got, we're capable of winning them all if we can perform like that". "It is annoying for them - I can't be annoyed". Read More »

Pakistan deserved to win Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli

Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour India by 180 runs and lift the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday. "It's a great team effort". That was an aberration. "A 16-team World T20 - even a 20-team World T20 - down the line is something that we would like to look at". Credit goes to my boys. Read More »

Celtics rumor roundup: Boston interested in trading for Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis

Then again, the argument can be made that Jackson and the Knicks should consider all options as they try to get out of the rut they are in. The rumors had many questioning the sanity of the Knicks' front office. So, both of those teams could be wild cards when it comes to Johnson. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical , the Knicks will start listening to rival teams' pitches for a potential deal involving Porzingis, the Latvian who has made quite a splash in the Big Apple ... Read More »

Celtics, 76ers finalize deal to swap top picks

But what do the Celtics get? If it doesn't, the Sixers will instead send a 2019 first round pick to Boston (via Sacramento). Ainge didn't rule out the possibility that Boston could utilize the No. In return, the Celtics will receive the 76ers' first-round pick this year - No. 3 overall - as well as one future first round pick. If the Celtics get the pick in 2019 ... Read More »

Elliot Daly: 'I'm ready to start first Lions Test against New Zealand'


Two-try Jack Nowell along with England team-mates Elliot Daly , and Courtney Lawes threw their hat into the ring with eye-catching displays in Hamilton . The curtain raises on the first Test on Saturday, June 24th at 08:30 GMT. "I raised that with management and senior players and we talked that through a couple of times and decided that we weren't going to do a haka", Lee said on Wednesday. Read More »

Los Angeles, Ball seem to be match


You can pick apart this and that. His terrific speed will make him hard to guard in the open floor and should help him defensively. 1 and 3 picks over the weekend. It was inevitable that as a Californian kid, Ball would be compared to another Californian player, Jason Kidd . The Phoenix Suns already posses a point guard in Eric Bledsoe. Read More »

Brooks Koepka sweeps to US Open victory


By the end of day three, there had already been five rounds of 65 or lower, with the previous high in a U.S. Open tournament having been two. But he just said a few things, to just stay patient. 1 Koepka started playing golf when he was 10 years old following a auto crash that left him with facial injuries and meant he was banned from playing contact sports. Read More »

NHL is the big show in Vegas


There's also nothing barring Vegas from making deals to select a player and trade him to another team. The 32-year-old carried the Penguins to the Eastern Conference Final while shutting down the high flying Washington Capitals. The Boston Bruins shared a quick video of their new uniforms, and they look a lot like the classic B's jerseys from over the years. "The staring contest ends". Read More »

It's a massive boost for Pakistan cricket: Mickey Arthur


In reply, India were all out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs. India, who holds the hosting rights for the next Champions Trophy in 2021, were thrashed by Pakistan by 180 runs in the final at The Oval last Sunday. Amir, whose career was almost ended across London by a ban and jail sentence for his involvement in a spot-fixing scan during a 2010 Test at Lord's, was in superb form after a back spasm forced him out of the semi-final win over England. Read More »

Test spot still possible for back-up Lions


Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payne slot into the midfield, suggesting two of Ben Te'o, Jonathan Joseph and Jonathan Davies will start on Saturday. "He's been accurate and he gives us a left-foot option in terms of our kicking strategy if we want to play territory and exit. Read More »