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Joshua heavier than rival Klitschko


Standing in his way on Saturday will be Klitschko . Thereafter, Jospeh Parker (WBO title holder) and Deontay Wilder (WBC title holder) will be next on his hit-list. Klitschko has won 64 of his 68 fights. Should it go past six or seven rounds, Lewis is curious to see how Joshua will fare. Joshua remained serene throughout the press conference, saying: "I take it seriously". Read More »

Myles Garrett 1st to Browns, Bears trade up for QB Mitchell Trubisky

Cousins signed the franchise tag with Washington for a second consecutive year this offseason. Instead, he ended up becoming the second quarterback off the board. In College Station, Garrett broke Jadeveon Clowney's SEC freshman sack record and followed with first-team All-America honors his final two seasons. Read More »

Arsenal star has 60% chance of playing v Tottenham

The Gunners make the short trip to White Hart Lane this weekend with Spurs still in the title race as Arsenal face an uphill battle to finish in the top four. "You can not say that the weight of one year has the weight of 20". Wenger's side now 14 points off second-placed Tottenham and with six games left of the season, Arsenal look set to finish below their fierce rivals for the first time in more than 20 years. Read More »

Westbrook rants, defends teammates


Everything was coming up roses for the Thunder. Oklahoma City did their best to come back, including a Westbrook three to bring them within one, but on the ensuing possession an terrible, weak foul by Jerami Grant sent Nene to the line for an and-one. Read More »

Hawks handle Wizards for first win in series

After the Thunder had taken the lead back at 100-99 with 4:14 remaining, Westbrook missed his next seven shots. I didn't watch that game, of course, but I did get on Twitter while it was being played, and what I saw was deeply confusing. Read More »

Lexi Thompson shoots 69 in first round since rules violation


Thompson reiterated what she said in Rancho Mirage, that there was no plan to cheat when she put her ball back down on that 17th green. In her first public remarks since a rules flap that cost her another major, Lexi Thompson said she had no intention of moving her ball three weeks ago at the ANA Inspiration. Read More »

Marcus Smart has ideal response to Jimmy Butler's trash talk

That is what he does. "I laugh at that", Smart said. The Celtics guard admitted Tuesday he'd seen Butler's comments, and they gave him quite a chuckle. The cadence of Smart's words started to accelerate. The easiest answer might simply be that both Butler and Smart are highly intense competitors who are both extremely tough, and very much "about that". Read More »

Dwyane Wade compares game of Jimmy Butler to LeBron James'

Bulls center Robin Lopez grabbed eight offensive rebounds by himself, on his way to a 14-point, 11-rebound performance. TORONTO | Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1. Read More »

Former Man United man compares Rashford to Cristiano Ronaldo

Pep Guardiola was keen to bring the former Villarreal defender to City this summer before Mourinho intervened to bring him to Old Trafford in a deal worth £30m. He showed more interest, he rang me and that's why I'm at Manchester United. "I think we'll be able to qualify for the Champions League but if we are not able to we are going to adapt and play the Europa League ", he told reporters. Read More »

Arsenal still in hunt for top-three finish, says Wenger

Arsenal have never ended below Tottenham in Wenger's 21 years at the club although the gap has been narrowing, and last season they only leapfrogged Spurs into second spot on the final day of the season. "Koscielny has a knee problem but I don't know how bad yet", Wenger said. Spurs will nearly certainly start with England striker Harry Kane leading the line, with support coming form double PFA Young Player of the Year Dele Alli. Read More »

Take a look at the stats behind Joshua v Klitschko


PRESS conferences for world heavyweight title fights have come a long way from shouts of "I'll moider da bum". Former world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has claimed that Anthony Joshua can not defeat the best Wladimir Klitschko. There was none of the bad feeling and insults that marked the build-up to his fight with Fury - rather a polite respect from both men and their entourages. Read More »

Turner hits for cycle, Nationals beat Rockies 15-12


Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg works against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Atlanta. Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (2-1, 3.32 ERA) starts Friday at Arizona. In his first season with the Brewers, Thames capped a five-run sixth with a two-run drive off reliever Robert Stephenson. Read More »

Spurs vs. Grizzlies Game 6 Pick

The San Antontio Spurs have had a miserable time in Memphis during their National Basketball Association playoff series against the Grizzlies, but some restaurant staff in the area are sure glad the franchise was in town. "He should be exhausted of Kawhi [Leonard]". However, I see the Spurs making a run at some point and winning this game by more than 5 points. "I just don't know many possessions he takes off because he plays both ends of the floor so well". Read More »

Major blow for Indian cricket as ICC abolished Big 3 Model

The bigger issue at the ICC meeting was the contentious revenue model, which is set to bring India's share down to half from $570 million. Still some gap between the cup and the lip before we know if Virat and his men will get to defend their Champions trophy crown. Read More »

Christian Eriksen upbeat as Spurs chase Chelsea


Mesut Ozil is perhaps the most obvious, with the German playmaker widely regarded as one of Arsenal's best players. With Sakho's loan from Liverpool set to expire at the end of the season, the France worldwide may have played his last game for Palace, but Allardyce is hopeful the injury is not too serious. Read More »

Maria Sharapova wins on return from ban

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard had some harsh words for Maria Sharapova, calling the Russian tennis star a " cheater " who shouldn't be allowed back in the sport after failing a doping test. "I have a great amount of friends at home and all over the world that I speak to". She dropped only two points on serve in the rest of the match and closed out the win on Vinci's serve. Read More »

French rugby league player punches referee unconscious


Opposition players then step in and become embroiled in further exchanges with the player before the match is immediately abandoned after just 25 minutes. He said: 'I hope that the National Disciplinary Commission, who will meet on Wednesday, will be uncompromising'. The player clearly has a problem with Christian Cozza, president of Saint-Esteve, confirming that he had already served a four-match ban earlier in the season. Read More »

No bearing on ICC's decision if India boycotts Champions Trophy: PCB


According to Khan, India and Sri Lanka had opposed new changes in constitution which were brought forward in the International Cricket Council (ICC ) meeting. ICC chairman Shashank Manohar - who was the head of the working group that had prepared the proposed constitution comprising the finance and governance structure models--had made the settlement offer to Amitabh Choudhury. Read More »

In Ukraine and with Anthony Joshua, Klitschko brothers join forces again

Is it a degradation that Im actually a challenger and underdog in this fight after 27 years in the sport? The live airing of Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko can be seen on Showtime at 4:15 p.m. "I have to create opportunities and, when they come, I'll explode". Given that they shared over 20 rounds of sparring with each other in 2014, there is familiarity between them but that hasn't stopped Joshua from watching the abundance of footage available from his foe's past fights. Read More »

Monaco end 13-year wait for Champions League semi-final spot

Substitute Ousmane Dembele , who replaced Erik Durm during the first half, breathed new life into Dortmund and a rampaging run ended with Reus sweeping his cross beyond Monaco's Danijel Subasic. "After what happened to us, there is hardly a worse feeling than sitting together again on a bus which isn't moving". We know what we need to do. Mendy and Mbappe then combined for Lemar to add his fourth assist of the knockout stages when he set up Falcao for the former Manchester United and ... Read More »

Nadal claims record 10th Monte Carlo title

Spain's 30-year-old king of clay claimed his 50th trophy on his favourite surface, his 70th overall and his first title in nearly a year as he beat compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 with a clinical winning effort which took just 76 minutes. Read More »

NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics claim 3-2 series lead against Chicago Bulls

Boston threatened to take total control of the game with a quick spurt at the start of the third quarter, but the Bulls fought back on the strength of their defense, taking a two-point lead into the final quarter. On the play, Lopez received the pass from Nikola Mirotic on Mirotic's way to the basket, and Lopez had a clean look for some easy points. Rondo sustained a broken right thumb and ligament damage in his right wrist in the Bulls' game two victory. Read More »

FA Cup semis: Arsenal 2-1 Man City in extra time

In 2014 they defeated Wigan Athletic after a penalty shootout and, 12 months later, needed an extra-time victor from Alexis Sanchez - just as they did on Sunday - to see off Reading. "We are professionals, we all still play for Arsenal ", Koscielny told reporters after the semifinal victory when asked if Wenger's situation had weighed on the team. Read More »

Rashford starts Manchester derby for United, Gabriel Jesus on City bench


The team has a lot of problems and to play a big derby like this one in the way we did shows resilience and big character from the players. "We have tried to monopolise the ball, a little bit Latin style". "He says that Sergio Aguero was intelligent the way he reacted but the only thing I know is that we had to play nearly 15 minutes with a exhausted team". Read More »

Jose Morinho: Fellaini dismissal 'a bit of a red card'


There have been other occasions this season when Fellaini has become a nuisance the opposition can not handle, but after his moment of madness against City, United will be denied their Plan B in their next three games. Jose Mourinho's side still trail their fourth-placed local rivals by a point in the race to qualify for the Champions League, but midfielder Michael Carrick saw the positives from the result. Read More »

Niall Quinn tells Arsenal to help Chelsea this weekend

They face Everton on Sunday at Goodison Park while Tottenham face a huge north London derby against Arsenal -- probably the last one ever at their historic White Hart Lane stadium. Both have fallen well below expectations this season. Arsenal, meanwhile, are sixth in the table as they chase Champions League qualification. But they showed new-found mental strength to dominate the second half, find a precious 79th-minute goal and rack up their highest-ever number of points in a Premier ... Read More »

San Francisco 49ers Draft Alabama LB Reuben Foster


He was then sent home from the combine after getting into a heated argument with a hospital worker and later admitted to failing a drug test due to a diluted urine sample. But if there is an upgrade on the board when they are on the clock they won't hesitate to make the pick if he's the best player available. "He's probably one of the safer choices in this draft because I think you know exactly what you're going to have as soon as he walks through the door". Read More »

Beal, Wall carry Wiz past Hawks in Game 5

We'll see if having the home crowd affects them like it did the Hawks . Atlanta shot just 20 percent from three while the Wizards shot 32 percent. Millsap's toughness in the fourth extended the Hawks lead. This was the closest of the five games, but Washington proved to be more in control of it during crunch time. Read More »

Capitals vs. Penguins: Game 1 prediction

Within the first 64 seconds of the second period, Crosby had as many goals as he had points in the Penguins' series against the Capitals a year ago. The Penguins still haven't offered a timetable for Hagelin's return to game action, but Sullivan is encouraged. Read More »

Browns select DE Garrett with first overall pick in NFL draft


Recap all the biggest moments from the 2017 NFL Draft, as Myles Garrett is selected No. 1, and three quarterbacks go in the top 12. Browns included, as it turned out. He ran a record 4.2 in the 40 at the scouting combine. Turns out they weren't bluffing. But his wild style and strong arm have reminded some of a young, raw Brett Favre. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Says Manchester United in 'Unfair' Top-4 Race with Liverpool


The Spain global was forced off after just 23 minutes of last Sunday's FA Cup semi-final loss to Arsenal with a hamstring injury, having been hit hard by tackle from Gabriel Paulista moments earlier. "Man City contacted my agent, Barcelona as well were talking to my agent, but they weren't as interested in me as Mourinho". Ahead of them in third place are Liverpool, who have 66 points compared to City's 65 and United's 64. Read More »

Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report


Sean Hannity is defending Fox News Channel co-president Bill Shine following a report that members of the controlling Murdoch family refused to release a statement of support for the executive. Shine was also mentioned in a racial discrimination lawsuit brought against Fox by former reporter Kelly Wright this month, though he is not named as one of the defendants in that case. Read More »

Nastase issues apology for remarks about Serena Williams


Prior to his on-court tirade, the 1973 French Open victor was heard questioning the colour of Williams' baby during the pre-match press conference: "Let's see what colour it has". "The last few days have been hard for me", he said. The two-time grand slam victor added the American was "one of the greatest players of all times and I know how much work goes into achieving these results". Read More »

Hazard not right for Chelsea captaincy


In the same week that he admitted he is trying to be more . Against United we lost three points and then we had to prepare for a semi-final against Tottenham and then another tough game in the league. I think Pochettino paid too much respect to Chelsea instead of getting on with his own job. Conte said , "We must be confident for the future". "What is most important is that we go there, try to win the game and focus on our performance". Read More »

Conte wary of Everton hitman

Chelsea are expected to spend big in the summer transfer window as they prepare for a much-anticipated return to the Champions League next season and Conte gears up for his second campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge. But Conte is not convinced they have the upper hand in their bid to regain the Premier League crown they ceded to Leicester last season, insisting all games are tough at this stage of the run-in. Read More »