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WBA Order Joshua To Fight Cuban Ortiz

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Should the fight with Pulev in either Cardiff or Las Vegas imminently be confirmed for October 28 or November 11, the WBA could choose to make their title vacant so that Ortiz can challenge for it. "Obviously I am not an exception to this and now is my turn". Defeat to Corrie Sanders ended that reign but he was soon atop of the heavyweight division once more after overcoming Byrd for a second time to claim the IBF and IBO belts. Read More »

Little League team disqualified

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Atlee's manager, Scott Currie, said he had the post deleted immediately after he was made aware of it, and had his team apologize, but said he disagrees with the league's decision. Kirkland lost the championship game and was awarded second place in the tournament. These young athletes are part of Atlee Little League. Little League spokesman Kevin Fountain wrote in a statement to the Richmond Times-Dispatch that it was a "violation of Little League's policies regarding unsportsmanlike conduct". Read More »

Kyle Busch wins pole for Cup race at Watkins Glen

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Stage 1 victor Kyle Busch began Stage 2 with a loose left front wheel, causing him to make an extra pit stop to replace the wheel. "I've won here before in the Cup series (2008 and 2013), so to be able to win here in the Xfinity Series just kind of checks that box for what I've been trying to accomplish at The Glen for a few years". Read More »

Clippers center Willie Reed arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

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He was sent to jail in Miami-Dade County, and records stated that he was still inside until 7:30 a.m., according to a report made by David Ovalle of the Miami Herald . The 6-foot-11, 245-pound Reed averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 71 games (five starts) during his one season with Miami in 2016-17. In the new collective bargaining agreement, which took effect on July 1, the National Basketball Association implemented a new domestic violence policy that allows the league to conduct its ... Read More »

Falcons CB Jalen Collins suspended 10 games by NFL

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Such are the consequences when certain choices are made. It will be the second year in a row that Collins will be suspended to begin the season. During his suspension, he is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and preseason games. Read More »

Red-hot Dodgers try for sweep of Mets

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The home run onslaught started in the first inning when the Mets put on an aerial assault against the reigning National League Pitcher of the Month for July, Rich Hill. Hill also did not factor in the decision, despite settling down after his frustrating first inning. You go into the sixth or seventh inning, OK, we're down a run and you're still there. Read More »

Four-goal Dutch win women's Euro for first time

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Arsenal forward Miedema provided a swift response and Lieke Martens of Barcelona netted from 20 yards out before the half-hour mark to put Oranje ahead. Martens was also able to celebrate being awarded the player of the tournament prize after the match, while England's Jodie Taylor was confirmed as the victor of the golden boot, having found the net on five occasions. Read More »

Souza's homer in 9th lifts Rays over Brewers 2-1

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Tommy Hunter (1-2) got the win after tossing 1 1/3 innings of relief. From Rotoworld: Nelson struck out seven while limiting the Cardinals to two runs over six innings in Tuesday's 3-2 victory. Five of the six runs Nelson gave up were singles, and he issued just one free pass for the third start in a row. Third baseman Travis Shaw was taken out of Saturday's game. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez 'kisses' Arsenal badge during training

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While Sanchez will work hard this week to be ready for Friday, Wenger said that his other key midfielders could struggle: Ozil only has a "little chance" to be fit while Ramsey is also struggling. Monaco can provide the Chilean with Champions League football as well along with a handsome pay package, thanks to the incredible inflow through player sales. Read More »

Conte hints plans to again shake up Chelsea formation

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However, the first half was quite physical, with both teams taking the game seriously. It proved to be a masterstroke, as they finished the campaign strongly, eventually beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final . Saed Kolasinac's header in the 81st minute from a free-kick by Granit Xhaka cancelled out Victor Moses' opener for Chelsea at the restart of the second half. Read More »

Serena Williams joined by celebrity pals for '50s-themed baby shower

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Serena had the flashiest look, complete with a canary-yellow poodle skirt and black-and-white saddle shoes. Her sister Venus Williams teamed her black and white polka dot dress with a red hat and shoes, while Eva also opted for the same print but in red and black, and tied her hair in a high ponytail. Read More »

CoCo conquers CiCi: Vandeweghe returns to Stanford final

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Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza , the top seed, opens her campaign on Wednesday with a second-round meeting against American teenager Kayla Day. "I'm happy that I did it and that it didn't turn bad in the second set". "I can't really answer that", said Bellis, with a laugh. Russian fourth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat American Alison Riske 6-4 6-0, while sixth seed CoCo Vandeweghe thrashed fellow American Nicole Gibbs 6-0 6-2. Read More »

Real Madrid vs. Manchester United in UEFA Super Cup

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Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe also failed to make the final list, despite excelling in his side's run to the semi-finals. What: UEFA Champions League victor Real Madrid will take on UEFA Europa League victor Manchester United in the 2017 UEFA Super Cup . Read More »

Connor McGregor's sparring partner quits ahead of Mayweather bout

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Malignaggi also said that the praise he previously gave McGregor about his improving boxing skills was him "trying to do the ethical thing and play him up while I'm there". Malignaggi said he was not intending to reveal all about the camp before the $500million bout in Las Vegas, the McGregor camp may now be anxious he will reveal information from their training before the match. Read More »

Celtic make winning start against Hearts

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For Daly, Rodgers overstepped the mark by talking about Hearts' structure, which includes a director of football in Craig Levein, and believes he would never have dreamt of making the same comments south of the border. Daly claimed Rodgers" comments were "absolutely disgraceful" and "very poor form' but after he had addressed that issue, he had to deal with a more practical one - the fact that Hearts will not play any Premiership fixtures at Tynecastle until November due to delays in the main ... Read More »

Chelsea striker Diego Costa's lawyer to demand Atletico Madrid move

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I think it's not right to tell this through the press. Neymar's world-record move would have left many clubs feeling they cannot compete with that level of spending, but Conte can see why the Brazil star commanded such a sizeable fee. Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso played the majority of last season without much back-up options but Sandro was considered one of Chelsea's main targets. Read More »

Kurt Warner's storybook path ends in fitting fashion

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Warner overcame that hesitancy, obviously, and eventually led two teams, the Rams, and Cardinals, to Super Bowls . Warner said those yeses kept him going in the face of some many noes. Up until this year, when Tom Brady threw for 466 yards in an overtime, comeback victory over the Falcons, the top three passing-yard games in Super Bowl history belonged to Warner. Read More »

Mariners-Royals game postponed by rain; Felix goes on DL

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Gonzales, a 25-year-old southpaw, was set to start Saturday's game after being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday morning. The Seattle Mariners placed right-hander Felix Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with right biceps tendinitis. Read More »

49ers' Malcolm Smith out for season with torn pectoral

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Smith left to undergo an MRI. " I think, like anybody in his first time at it, I think he had a few busts ", coach Kyle Shanahan said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle . Without him, the job will either go to veteran Ray-Ray Armstrong or rookie Reuben Foster . Smith figured to be the starting weakside linebacker in the 49ers' new 4-3 defense. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp makes admission regarding Liverpool's potential deals this summer

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You can be sure that manager Jürgen Klopp will be grappling with those questions. It remains to be seen whether the Reds will indeed keep hold of Coutinho beyond the summer transfer window . His pace adding another dimension to Liverpool's attack, the former Chelsea winger gave Leicester's Christian Fuchs a torrid time until he was substituted on 65 minutes. Read More »

Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal board backs my stance on Alexis Sanchez'

And City are confident that Sanchez wants to join them this summer, with the Daily Star reporting that they will leave the door open until the end of the window, which closes at the end of August. Once you go out and play, you focus on the game and you enjoy it. Sanchez only returned from an extended holiday on Tuesday amid continued speculation about his future , but Wenger said the Chile global is fully focused on the upcoming season as he enters the final year of his contract. Read More »

Manchester United given encouragement over Gareth Bale. Again

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Both teams had new managers - with Real Madrid having signed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager from Paris Saint-Germain while Barcelona had hired Tata Martino that summer. "Although he was unable to prevent Middlesbrough from suffering relegation to the Championship, Gibson received widespread praise for the performances that he produced last campaign". Read More »

Neymar to miss Paris St-Germain debut in French league

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The most valuable player of all time - succeeding Paul Pogba following his £89m switch to Manchester United last summer - was unveiled at the Parc des Princes on Friday. Neymar's arrival has raised hopes in France that Ligue 1's profile will be boosted, although PSG's Qatari owners have also drawn criticism for potentially undermining Financial Fair Play rules covering European clubs. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Dismisses Alexis Sanchez Rumours

However, although that could provide Arsenal with a viable route back into the Champions League after they missed out on the top four in the Premier League last term, Wenger would prefer to focus on domestic matters. Alexis Sanchez returned to training with Arsenal on Wednesday and according to The Sun the Chilean frontman has "held showdown talks with Arsene Wenger " in which the paper claims he was offered a new £290,000-a-week deal. Read More »

Bayern beat Dortmund on penalties to win German Super Cup

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It was Dortmund that made most of the early running on home soil, with Bayern , who struggled for goals throughout pre-season, finding it hard to combat the high-press from their opponents. Dortmund keeper Roman Buerki made four superb saves in the opening half to deny Thomas Mueller twice, Sebastian Rudy and the evergreen Franck Ribery , who gave his markers a roasting on the left flank. Read More »

Liverpool midfielder, Adam Lallana out with thigh injury

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Those goals will be especially satisfying for the two young forwards as they bid to force their way into Jurgen Klopp's first-team plans this season. The good news for Liverpool is that the front line of Roberto Firmino , Mohamed Salah , and Sadio Mané still looks pretty epic. Lallana, Clyne, Coutinho, and probably Hendo, would make Klopp's best starting XI , so it's frustrating that they will be unavailable to him today. Read More »

Khawaja Asif appointed Pakistan's new foreign minister

His job would involve maintaining crucial dialogue between the federal government and the four provinces of Pakistan besides overseeing and coordinating the Centre's initiatives in them. Sharif's removal has been criticized by legal experts, who say the Supreme Court judges were influenced by the country's powerful military, which has had a rocky relation with Sharif. Read More »

Vandeweghe reaches WTA Stanford final

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Fourth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and No. 6 Coco Vandeweghe also advanced. Vandeweghe moves on to Sunday's final against the victor of Saturday's night semifinal between Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza and 21st-ranked Madison Keys . Read More »

Ranking the Careers of the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

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The vision told Easley, who wore the No. 5 jersey for most of his football career until the NFL , that his jersey, No. 45, would be the fifth to hang in the rafters in Seattle. That season, he had 13.5 sacks, two interceptions returned for touchdowns, 11 passes defensed, 10 forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 62 tackles. Read More »

Watch Terrell Davis receive his Hall of Fame gold jacket

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He had to wait 24 years before being voted into the hall. Standing just 20 miles from the University of Akron, where he played his college ball, Taylor thanked family, friends, teammates and coaches - without whom, he insisted, he would never have realized this unlikeliest of dreams. Read More »

Advocaat understands van Dijk exit desire

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It remains to be seen how this situation will develop and play out but it is hard to see how the Dutch defender can be part of the Saints side when they begin their Premier League campaign against Swansea City next weekend at this stage. His aerial dominance, supreme athleticism, and ability to score a crucial goal here and there make him good enough to start for any side in the country. Read More »

Anderson blasts 21 aces to edge top seed Thiem

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Fifth seed Alexander Zverev , of Germany, saw off Russia's Daniil Medvedev 6-2 6-4 and will face second seed Kei Nishikori in the other semi. He then ousted Guido Pella in an hour and 51 minutes long battle striking down the Argentinian 6-7 6-3 6-1 to step into the quarters. Read More »