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Errol Spence Jr defeats Kell Brook for IBF welterweight title

The 31-year-old sustained a broken right eye socket in the fifth-round stoppage loss which required surgery to fix and there were fears the injury, as well as coming back down to the 147lb division, could significantly hinder him, with even his promoter revealing he would have preferred his charge to campaign at light-middleweight. Read More »

'Coach Steve' back in time for the Lions series

To say the tension is palpable is an understatement. The British and Irish Lions have a mammoth task ahead of them, as they prime themselves to take on World Cup champions New Zealand . The Lions squad members and officials were given an official welcome after arriving on New Zealand soil. "We went down to 13 men against New Zealand in Wellington with England in 2003 when we had a couple of guys sin-binned but we were so together and sure of each other that we just dealt with it". Read More »

Drive to the Net: Predators' tenacity snatches Penguins' starch

Is luck the best answer? The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department and CDE Lightband will stream the game to a huge screen on the First Street side of City Hall. "And then Jake saved us there". But Penguins' coach Mike Sullivan had faith that the winger would come through. At that point, Pittsburgh had no shots since the first period , and that continued through a Penguins power play . Read More »

Pro Motorcycle Racer Nicky Hayden Dies At Age 35


The 35-year-old American was hit by a vehicle while training south of the Italian seaside resort of Rimini and was rushed to hospital with severe chest and head injuries . The American professional motorcycle racer who won the MotoGP World Championship in 2006, was 35. He had been in Italy since racing in the World Superbike Championship on May 14. Read More »

Arsene Wenger could quit Arsenal TODAY - Ian Wright


An Arsenal fan and a Chelsea fan document their journey to the FA Cup final , where only one can leave Wembley Stadium happy. Don Howe taught me. "I thought I was playing very, very well in the last few months", he said. He said more light would be shed on his situation on Wednesday or Thursday, but there seems little doubt Wenger is still held in high regard by the players. Read More »

Rob Holding 'lost for words' after FA Cup win over Chelsea

So, to fellow Gunners out there, all that is left to do is hope for the best, and have faith that Arsenal may bounce back next season and triumph as they did during "The Invincibles" season (2003/04). Writing in his column in The Sun, Wright said: "I've got a nasty feeling Arsene Wenger will walk away from the Arsenal job today, leaving the club totally in the lurch". Read More »

Arsenal set to announce decision on Wenger future on Wednesday afternoon

The German giant was outstanding at the back but was also flanked by two further impressive performances from Nacho Monreal and, most notably, Rob Holding . So, for me, the contract does not have a special meaning. Earlier on Tuesday, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright spoke of his fears Wenger could leave the Gunners "totally in the lurch" by walking away this week - fears that could soon be allayed. Read More »

Henry Onyekuru Super Eagles star says he's ready for Premier League challenge


He was the joint top scorer in Belgium previous year with 20 goals and Celtic had a bid for him turned down in January. The same report claims that personal terms are yet to be agreed, although the Gunners are confident of signing the striker once he has returned from worldwide duty with Nigeria, who face Togo in Paris on Thursday. Read More »

Cavs v Celtics ECF Game 5 Breakdown

The Boston Celtics left game four with a nice idea of how well this Cleveland Cavaliers team can shoot. It was the Cavs' second double-digit comeback after the half this postseason (they stormed back from 26 down in IN in Game 3 of the first round), and they joined the Golden State Warriors with two such second-half surges in these playoffs. Read More »

Ahead of ICC Champions Trophy, Pakistan fan Chacha Chicago turns India supporter

The Indian government, through its sports minister, has unequivocally said there is no question of direct sporting ties. Goel made it clear that the government will not give its nod till the time "cross-border terrorism" does not stop. Pakistan had issued a notice of Dollars 60 million (Rs 387 crore approx) on India for not honouring the MoU that had stated five bilateral series in the cycle between 2015-2023. Read More »

Irving, James lead the way as Cavaliers down Celtics

Irving said he was driven by the thought of the Cavs seeing their series lead vanish. Their 75 points is also the most scored in any half in franchise history. Boston F Kelly Olynyk made his first start of the postseason in place of Amir Johnson (sprained shoulder), and he scored 15 points. As fans are anticipating the June 1st NBA Finals series opener, some believe that this rubber match between these two juggernauts of the Cavs and Warriors have the makings to become the best ... Read More »

PM Modi had a 'Good Interaction' with German Chancellor Angela Merkel


By shifting rhetoric now, she is effectively acknowledging that she can't guarantee a positive outcome in Hamburg, and by singling out America, reduces the risk of being blamed for a G20 failure two months before the German vote. Anyone who thinks the new Germany won't use this tool ruthlessly hasn't been paying attention as Merkel and company threw aside Greece's elected government like a rag doll, subjected the Greek people to wringing austerity so that German banks could be repaid in ... Read More »

Spieth charges, SC's Kisner holds on to win Colonial by 1 stroke

The South Carolina native had a one-stroke edge over defending champion Jordan Spieth, who was watching near the clubhouse after posting a bogey-free five-under 65 to grab the clubhouse lead. That lead was halved by a three-putt bogey on the 16th hole, but his up and down for par from behind the 18th green (with, appropriately enough, his putter - also called a Texas wedge ) secured the victory. Read More »

Why the Cleveland Cavaliers will win the NBA Finals


In 2014, James chose to go back to Cleveland in order to bring the Cavaliers their first NBA Championship. He'll again be at center stage this week as Cleveland meets Golden State in the third installment of their title trilogy. They have a lot of options. "Are you going to be happy with the outcome if you lose?" How are they going to stop him now that he's polished his "3"? "It's very important for Kyrie to play well, but all of us, not just Kyrie", Cleveland coach Tyronn ... Read More »

Garbine Muguruza comes through against Francesca Schiavone in Paris

Youth came out trumps over experience when 23-year-old Garbine Muguruza beat 36-year-old Francesca Schiavone in first round action at Roland Garros on Monday. - Defending champion Novak Djokovic beat Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-4 6-2. Truth is, it's the future that she finds most hard to define. Read More »

Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game 1 of NBA Finals


There are a handful of superstars who can drag their teams to the finals . Add to that mix veterans like Deron Williams, Channing Frye, Kyle Korver and J.R. Elgin Baylor, 1,161 / 82 5. - The Warriors (118.3) and Cavaliers (116.8) rank first and second in the playoffs in points scored per game. "And that's why Lebron gets so much flack in the conversation comparing the two because he's in the business of raising trophies, not second place". Read More »

Woods asleep at wheel; alcohol not involved

Woods was previously charged with careless driving outside his Florida home in 2009, as his personal life came under scrutiny, with the 14-time major victor admitting to having extra-marital affairs, issuing a public apology and planning to undergo therapy. Read More »

Catfish tosser says he was 'dumb redneck with a bad idea'

Game 2 opened with the total at 5.5 goals (Over +110, Under -130). Rinne entered the series with a 1.70 goals-against average and.941 save percentage - tops in the postseason. "We've played him in different roles throughout the course of this year". They'll be much better, too, and the Preds have to be prepared for that. Boy was this nice to see. Read More »

Ball to have solo Lakers workout June 7

LaVar Ball did, in fact, have discussions with major shoe companies before opting to go out on his own with Big Baller Brand . The question remains - and won't be answered for years to come - whether it was a mistake for Lonzo Ball to pass up on the traditional shoe deal route to go independent. Read More »

Arsenal legend Ian Wright concerned over potential Arsene Wenger exit

A day earlier, sources told ESPN FC that Wenger had already agreed the broad outline of a new two-year contract at the club as long ago as November, with Tuesday's board meeting the final hurdle before signing it. 'Honestly, I did not see the situation, ' the Italian said via FourFourTwo . Suggestions that Arsenal may insist on hiring a director of football to work with Wenger had sparked claims the Frenchman was considering ending his 21-year reign. Read More »

Langer makes history at Senior PGA Championship


When play resumed after the delay, Langer grinded out three straight pars in the teeth of the wind before starting his birdie run. “We were talking a little bit, ” Langer said of Singh, both playing the final group. "I'm not sure many people have done that". On the downwind, short par-4 ninth, he drove the green with a fairway wood and made a 40-footer for eagle to take the lead. Read More »

Late goals lift Penguins in Stanley Cup opener

Nashville dominated long stretches of the second and third periods , and even limited the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins without a shot for an impressive 37-minute stretch before falling 5-3. Pittsburgh , however, managed just 12 shots on goal , the fewest ever by a team to win a Stanley Cup final contest . Just after the power play ended, Nashville's Austin Watson carried the puck behind the Pittsburgh net and fed Frederick Gaudreau for a one-timer in ... Read More »

Late goal lifts Penguins over Predators 5-3 in Game 1

In one of the strangest games in National Hockey League playoff history, the Penguins scored five goals on its first 10 shots against the leading goaltender in the post-season, Pekka Rinne , to steal a 5-3 victory over the visiting Predators . Read More »

Arsene Wenger Reportedly Agrees To 2-Year Contract Extension

By signing a new contract, Wenger - who had been earning £8.9 million per year - extends his Gunners tenure to 23 years. Arsenal are not in the Champions League next season. The Frenchman has been at the helm for nearly 21 years and, despite a section of supporters calling for him to depart this summer when his contract expires, he is now expected to further that stay after holding talks with Arsenal's board on Tuesday. Read More »

Woods found asleep at the wheel, no alcohol in his system

When asked if he understood the directions to recite the alphabet backwards, Woods responded "yes, recite entire National Anthem backward", police records state. The other three drugs appear to be misspelled. Another is similar in spelling to Etorix, a painkiller not now approved in the United States. The officer said Woods was asleep at the wheel, with a phone in his lap and his hands resting on his legs, and he only slightly opened his eyes when the officer shined his flashlight through ... Read More »

Wenger to extend stay at Arsenal by two years

A formal announcement of Wenger's new contract is expected to come on Wednesday. Writing in his column in The Sun , Wright said: "I've got a nasty feeling Arsene Wenger will walk away from the Arsenal job today, leaving the club totally in the lurch". Read More »

Wayne Rooney urged to quit or miss 2018 World Cup


But Southgate suggested there is a way back for the 31-year-old, provided he features more regularly for his club - with an Old Trafford exit appearing likely this summer. "I look at Eric Dier and his upbringing in Portugal (with Sporting Lisbon), and I think that's helped him as the brains of the team". England boss Gareth Southgate admits it is "impossible to say" whether Wayne Rooney will play for his country again. Read More »

Diamondbacks 4, Brewers 0

Mets manager Terry Collins pushed back scheduled starter Jacob deGrom to try avoiding an abbreviated outing, instead telling Montero around 3:45 p.m. He's now 6-2 on the year with a 2.82 ERA and he leads all National League pitchers in strikeouts with 78. He was drafted by three teams and finally signed in 2009 when Arizona selected him in the ninth round out of the University of Oklahoma. Read More »

Kane leads Premier League golden boot race after hitting four at Leicester


I think I told you many times that we will keep the players that we want to keep and maybe we will sell the players that we want to sell". "The players must feel they are part of us and want to share in our success. 'To be fair when he was injured, other players scored goals, like Son, or (Dele) Alli or (Christian) Eriksen. Tottenham Hotspur can not compete with their Premier League rivals offering huge wages in the transfer market despite securing a Champions League berth for the ... Read More »