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Getting closer: McGregor resolves Mayweather bout with UFC


A potentially lucrative re-match with Shields, who won her first two professional fights and made history by becoming the first female fighter to top a premium television boxing card in the United States, now looms. "He had a meeting with Floyd and asked if he'd be interested in signing me and he was!" The 41-year-old undefeated Mayweather hasn't competed since September 2015 when he scored a unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto. Read More »

Ajax manager Bosz throws slant at Man Utd playing style


Mourinho was speaking with Geoff Shreeves following United's 2-1 defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane, which ensured the club can finish only fifth at best this season. United are hoping to join Tottenham in next season's Champions League, as they only have one opportunity to do so. When people say 'we gambled, ' we didn't gamble , we didn't choose Europa League. Read More »

Celtics win draft lottery; Lakers get No. 2 pick

Boston holds the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed after finishing with a better regular season record than the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics seem likely to select Markelle Fultz with the No. Now, the Celtics get their choice from a guard-heavy field of talent. The draft is considered a strong one, loaded with point guards such as Markelle Fultz , Lonzo Ball and De'Aaron Fox. Read More »

Fit-again Rohit, Shami in Champions Trophy squad

The selectors could have picked wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant as the x-factor player just to add some zest to the mix as he looks on top of his game with the bat. Last week, the PCB had sent a notice to BCCI, seeking claims reportedly of $6.4 million for India's refusal to honour the contract, which was signed three years ago. Read More »

Antonio Conte urges Chelsea legend John Terry not to retire

I must be pleased because we conceded three goals, but we scored four, and also we created many chances to improve the final result. Terry will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and could yet decide to retire. "Genuinely I have not made any decisions of yet and I am evaluating all my options at the moment". John wants to continue to play. Chelsea confirmed themselves as Premier League champions by beating West Brom 1-0 at The Hawthorns on Friday with Batshuayi coming off the ... Read More »

Real Madrid dominate Celta Vigo 4-1


Madrid immediately broke straight up the other end, Isco dribbled past two players in the centre of the park and then timed and weighted his pass perfectly for Ronaldo, who slammed the ball home via the near post. "We can not play for a draw , we must play our normal game", he said. Both sides started positively, with Sisto causing problems for the Madrid defence on two occasions. Read More »

Still struggling with back injury, Rory McIlroy will undergo MRI on Monday


As well as winning four Major titles, McIlroy has won two World Golf Championship events and four FedEx Cup playoff tournaments, with his victory in last year's Tour Championship giving him the overall title and $10million bonus. "It was great", Garcia said. Spieth arrived to his ball on the par-4 first hole to find it in a bunker with a bad lie. It was the eighth ace at the island green in the history of the event, and Garcia raised his right arm in a somewhat muted clenched-fist ... Read More »

Champions of England: Chelsea fans celebrate Premier League title win in Uyo


He also convinced centre back David Luiz to return to Chelsea after a two-year stint with Paris Saint-Germain. Goalkeeper Courtois says tag of "no hopers" made Chelsea even more determined for title triumph Thibaut Courtois has revealed that feeling the humiliation of being written off as a joke was the big inspiration behind Chelsea's title triumph. Read More »

LeBron leads Cavs again, Spurs edge ahead


Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Cleveland 49 (Love 13), Toronto 25 (Valanciunas 8). As much as Lowry is on the Raptors' hope list, so is DeRozan. The Cavaliers went on to win the series in six games. "He's in a situation right now where he's playing very comfortably and the things he's doing are comfortable". Irving's 3-pointer restored Cleveland's lead with 2:45 left in the half. Read More »

Ghana Mandates Coach To Win 2019 AFCON


The 56-year-old former worldwide fullback has made his way through the coaching ranks at the Ghana Football Association, serving as assistant and twice as caretaker coach, before taking the job full-time in 2012. Kwasi Appiah also noted his call-ups will be based on merit, indicating plans to build his team around youthful players. "That is the target given to him and we all hope he will be able to do that.", Mr. Read More »

Kane Hits Four To Boost Golden Boot Chances


The Lilywhites have definitely made progress this season, and in order to continue doing that, keeping the likes of the 21-year-old around will be of paramount importance to them. He's one of the best strikers in the world. "They are happy here, we have an exciting project". Despite the fact that Spurs are yet to win the Premier League, the stature and size of the club meant that the neutral wanted to see the Leicester "fairytale" come to fruition. Read More »

Gisele Bundchen gets anxious watching Tom Brady in action


The disclosure raised eyebrows because the Patriots had not reported any concussions for Brady during the 2016 season or any of the recent seasons before that. "The health and safety of our players is our foremost priority and we want to ensure that all our players have and continue to receive the best care possible", the National Football League statement said. Read More »

Freddie Freeman to undergo MRI, CT scans on Thursday


Pillar was not asked directly about the slur, because reporters on the scene were not yet aware of what had been caught on tape, so it's possible that Pillar did not know that the specific insult he used appeared obvious on video replay, and he was just apologizing for the outburst in general. Read More »

Arsenal can still end this season on a high!


Realistically, Liverpool and City need one more win to secure a top four finish, while Arsenal must triumph in both their remaining fixtures and hope one of their rivals slips up. But as they have continually shown against lesser sides this season, nothing is a sure thing for Jurgen Klopp's Reds. But it's worth remembering that Middlesbrough haven't won an away match in the league since August - and that was against Sunderland. Read More »

Pablo Zabaleta open to remaining in Premier League next season


The win means a draw on Sunday against Watford will see Pep Guardiola's charges seal a top-four spot, a somewhat disappointing end to a campaign which had started out so well. "Seeing people cry for him and what he has done... it was a flawless day, a special day for Pablo and he deserves everything". "It was an emotional night, for his family, for the people in the crowd", said Guardiola. Read More »

Conte expects Chelsea great Terry to play on

As a player that is all you want, honesty. Terry, who has captained Chelsea on a record 579 occasions, said he had never intended in trying to prevent younger talent from breaking through whilst he blocked their way. In fact, the Hornets' first goal, from Etienne Capoue, was their first on the road in 641 minutes away from home - something the Dutch defender is acutely aware of, after admitting he still keeps an eye on the club's fortunes. Read More »

What does Rafael Nadal's latest title mean?

With Sunday's victory, Nadal increased his career title count to 72 which includes 52 wins on clay, four on grass and 16 championships on hard courts. I was much, much better and much closer than in Barcelona", Thiem said. "Today is a day to be satisfied, to be happy and to have this trophy", Nadal said after winning in his homeland. Read More »

That's how racing should be, declares triumphant Hamilton

The most important thing is that we were there. Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix after a race-long battle with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. It was at this point that we saw a real challenge from the two drivers. "We are creating opportunities later in the race", Pete Bonnington, Hamilton's engineer told the Briton from the Mercedes pit wall. They have been proving over and over in the last few years that they are the team to beat. Read More »

Spurs beat Man United to finish as Premier League runners-up


By avoiding defeat on Sunday, Pochettino and his disciples have gone the entire 2016/17 unbeaten in the league. Gary Neville doesn't expect Harry Kane to leave Tottenham Hotspur before Spurs move into their new stadium. Kane was the last Tottenham player to score at White Hart Lane . United still have two Premier League matches to play - against Southampton and Crystal Palace - but it's clear Mourinho will not want much to do with these games having admitted on Sunday that he wishes ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger warns Chelsea title defence will be affected by Champions League


The Gunners kicked off with plenty of empty seats scattered around the Emirates Stadium as fans stayed away in protest at the prospect of Arsene Wenger signing a new deal. I said, 'Why?' and they said it's because I put them under too much pressure. That chance was one of 12 created by the German playmaker - the most in a single game by a Premier League player since records began. Read More »

Fernando Alonso to decide future after summer break


The McLaren driver had been one of the stars of qualifying when he put his Honda-powered auto seventh on the grid in his first appearance in Q3 this year. HAVE you seen Viki Odintcova, the sexy model said to be dating Formula One star Fernando Alonso? "If it's time to find other challenges outside Formula One, or if F1 will be an opportunity to win the championship, which is my main goal - I'm very open to anything". Read More »

Nadal Overpowers Thiem To Win Fifth Madrid Title


The Spaniard put down his 24th victory, but Djokovic still has two more wins. But the Spaniard, buoyed by his belief and eager to avoid a third set, would earn two more championship points, converting the fourth with a backhand volley victor. Read More »

Arsenal keep top-four race alive, Liverpool fans react

Arsenal nearly contributed to their own downfall to start the second half, as Nacho Monreal almost scored with a back pass. Cech tipped the ball wide only for Sunderland to be awarded an indirect free-kick they couldn't turn into a goal. While Sanchez has scored 23 goals in the Premier League this season, Arsenal is in a battle for fourth place, needing a win against Everton and a loss by Liverpool on the season's final day to guarantee a spot in the Champions League next year. Read More »

Bid falls just short for first 2-hour marathon at Nike event

Three-time Boston Marathon victor Desisa , from Ethiopia, and Eritrean half-marathon world-record holder Tadese are aiming to become the first men with Kenya's Kipchoge to break two hours for 26.2 miles. Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has failed in his bid to complete the first sub-two hour marathon by an agonising 25 seconds in Italy. You can livestream the event on Runner's World here. Read More »

Sanchez breaks stubborn Sunderland for Arsenal

In another game of the day, Manchester City beat West Bromwich Albion 3-1. "If there is one thing we do not need to buy, it is a goalkeeper". Arsenal have won 8 of their last 10 encounters with Sunderland , but an unlikely loss will end their top four hopes. Read More »

Filip Forsberg comes through again for Predators against Ducks in Game 3


In yet another physical game, the first period was relatively uneventful with neither team scoring and only one penalty against Anaheim . Both goals were waved off within three minutes of Forsberg's goal, but the Predators kept pressing with Josi scoring Nashville's first power-play goal of the series for the win. Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal struggle in Madrid openers


Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal with Novak Djokovic after withstanding a tough challenge from David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2 at the Madrid Open on Friday. "Eventually the game will come together". Nadal eased past Goffin in their only previous meeting on his way to winning the Monte Carlo Masters 6-3, 6-1 last month before also lifting a 10th Barcelona Open. Read More »

Ian Poulter returns to world's top 100 after second at Players Championship

And the 21-year-old is also comfortably the youngest victor of the Players Championship, surpassing the record set by former world No 1 Adam Scott, who was 23 when he wonat Sawgrass in 2004. But he had a stretch of six consecutive holes on the back nine without facing a par putt over two feet as he scrambled his way to the top. Poulter reduced the deficit to one to get back in to contention, but as Kim scrambled for par on the first two holes of the back nine, the 41-year-old gave away his ... Read More »

Sanchez Bags Brace As Gunners Shoot Down Stalwart Sunderland


Everton are understood to be leading the race to sign him but Arsenal have also been heavily linked with a summer move. Arsenal must now rely on either Middlesbrough or West Ham to thwart Liverpool and Manchester City respectively to have any hope of qualifying for the Champions League, but the Frenchman does not believe his side need a minor miracle. Read More »