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Manny Pacquiao to fight Lucas Mattysse for WBA welterweight title


Meanwhile, Pacquiao also tweeted about the fight: "It's on!" For the first time in over 17 years, the eight-weight world champion won't have long-time coach Freddie Roach in his corner when he trades leather with Matthysse; the Hall-of-Famer and seven-time Trainer of the Year has been replaced by his assistant, Buboy Fernandez - Pacquiao's lifelong friend. Read More »

Warriors guard Patrick McCaw gives first comments since suffering spinal injury


However, McCaw's status is far more important right now. The Golden State Warriors are no longer the sole favorites to win the Larry O'Brien Trophy in 2018. McCaw offered his first public comments since suffering the spinal injury, tweeting he was "blessed beyond measure". "To my coaches , teammates, friends and family I love you guys so much for being there with me!" Patrick McCaw left Sunday's (AEDT) game between the Warriors and Kings on a stretcher after a frightening fall ... Read More »

Manchester United confirm pre-season tour of United States


Speculation over Pogba's United future emerged after reports of a feud between him and his Portuguese boss. "I don't watch them a lot because I watch Manchester City a lot - because they are great to watch". "There is no problem with Mourinho". It's good that I can repay him by scoring goals and helping the team. "You can't argue with his record but I think he goes over the score with his criticism of players". Read More »

No Issues With Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba Insists

You all say the third, fourth, fifth, sixth (placed teams) are better than us, but they're not, because we have more points than them. The Red Devils have visited the United States five times since 2010 and Jose Mourinho's side toured the country last summer, with record numbers attending the matches ahead of the 2017/18 campaign. Read More »

Settlement apparently reached in Ward lawsuit against racer Tony Stewart


Stewart in U.S. District Court, Utica, claiming, among other things, that he acted recklessly when he struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during an August 9, 2014, race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Ontario County. The Ward family was seeking punitive damages and the lawsuit did not specify the amount of damages sought. "This has been one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with both professionally and personally", Stewart said, reading from a prepared statement upon his return ... Read More »

Liverpool Joel Matip to miss rest of the season


With Over the next two weeks, Liverpool play four games-their two Champions League semi final outings against Manchester City and two in the league, first against Everton and then Bournemouth. Some supporters weren't overly bothered with the news feeling Matip was not up to standard and his misfortune is another man's opportunity. That leaves cult hero Ragnar Klavan as the only option. Read More »

City better prepared to foil Liverpool trio, says Gundogan


Palace: Wayne Hennessey 6 (out of 10), Aaron Wan-Bissaka 5, Martin Kelly 6, Mamadou Sakho 6 , Patrick Van Aanholt 6, James McArthur 7, Luka Milivojevic (capt) 8, Yohan Cabaye 6, Andros Townsend 7 , Wilfried Zaha 6, Christian Benteke 4. Those voices have gone silent, mostly due to Andrew Robertson's presence in that position. "We are going to help him to score even more goals for us". Read More »

Can Manchester City Win Again On Merseyside?


Speaking at his post-match news conference at the weekend, Klopp said the match against City will be very hard, adding that the Reds have no big advantage over the Premier League leaders. Klopp said: "In the moment, nobody should be anxious about our mood. We can't wait to play these games!" "If we are able [we make the] semi-finals, if we are not able [we say] well done Liverpool and next season we come back stronger to overcome the situation we can not this season". Read More »

United deserve second place: Mourinho

United now sit two points ahead of Liverpool and even have a game in hand on their bitter rivals. The Frenchman recalled: "I had watched a lot of videos of him". "I think we have 10 more points than last season, something like that". They are making progress from their sixth-place finish last season (although that is a little skewed given how they basically gave up on the league and went all-in on the Europa League in the final months of the season) in Mourinho's first campaign at Old ... Read More »

Digital rights to drive first-ever e-auction


In addition to the stars , Sony and Geo for broadcast rights , YP TV will present the claim, while Facebook and Google will try to pitch for digital rights. Yupp TV will also be fighting hard to acquire these rights. Detractors feel BCCI should not have departed from its traditional sealed tender documentation process. Read More »

Gordon Hayward jogs without assistance


While Hayward's recovery is going well, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens remained adamant the eighth-year swingman won't return to the court this season. Morris admitted that the dust-up might have laid the groundwork for more combustibility between two teams that are not only jockeying for the top spot in the East but also could see each other again in the playoffs. Read More »

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: Easter to blame for empty Emirates Stadium


In the second half, Stoke remained resolute in their defending and were only exposed on few occasions on the counter-attack. Calum Chambers missed a glorious chance to put Arsenal in front as by miskicked the ball into Butland's hands, and this was his third good chance of the game having missed two good header chances in the first half. Read More »

England rips top off NZ order after Bairstow scores ton

Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain: "It was an fantastic day of Test cricket". In two long partnerships which occupied all of a long final session, Sodhi frustrated the England bowlers, denying the tourists a recently rare test victory away from home and giving New Zealand an even rarer series win. Read More »

Antonio Conte: Alvaro Morata is 100 per cent fit again

Other teams have improved and we don't have the consistency. Manchester United will, nearly certainly, be spending big this summer as they look to gain ground on fierce rivals Manchester City. The Blues could be going through a bit of revolution, seeing as key players like Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard may also end up leaving the West Londoners. Read More »

De Gea on brink of signing record Man Utd contract


David de Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world and definitely the best player at Manchester United . A United insider told The Sun: 'The club want it sorted. Goalkeeper De Gea has been a long term target for Real Madrid and the Spanish giants could make a fresh move for the 27-year-old. United are desperate to see De Gea commit his future to the club before the World Cup and negotiations are set to resume later this month. Read More »

NCAA women's final all that's good about sports


For a moment in the first half, the Irish seemed frustrated by Mississippi State (37-2, 16-0 SEC). I just ran to Jackie and said, 'Throw it to me. "But the last play, there was just a lot going on". They were three incredible games - two went into overtime, two were decided by dramatic buzzer beating shots, Notre Dame's final win over Mississippi State was as electrifying as anything I've seen in years - and I don't care who you are, you had to get caught up in the drama of the moments. Read More »

Masters 2018: Bubba Watson says life, golf 'in the right spot'

Watson lashed out at reporters previous year after shooting 6-over 78 in Round 2 to miss the cut at Augusta , one of seven missed cuts on the season. The 14-time major victor subsequently underwent spinal fusion surgery, his fourth back operation in the space of three years, but returned to action in December and is among the favourites for the first major of the season after finishing 12th, second and fifth in his last three starts on the PGA Tour . Read More »

Australia coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa series


Although repeating he wasn't part of the ball-tampering plan, Lehmann said he was ultimately responsible for the "culture" of the team. "I really feel for Steve Smith and all the players are hurting. Lehmann became national coach after Australia sacked the first foreigner to hold the post, South African Mickey Arthur, on the eve of an Ashes series. Read More »

Poulter delivers to win Houston Open and get in Masters


Poulter went into a four-shot lead only to trail by one with three holes remaining, but holed out a 20-foot birdie putt at the last to extend the tournament. To have done it in this fashion is unbelievable". "I haven't won a stroke play event in the States, so to do it this week, after the disappointment of last week, to know I'm going to Augusta, to do it in true fashion is unbelievable", the 42-year-old Englishman told NBC. Read More »

Tottenham hero Alli: I'm sure I'll still be criticised!


Alli's double came after Christian Eriksen's stunning strike cancelled out Alvaro Morata's opener for Chelsea. "I don't think I had a point to prove". "This season the expectation was massive, maybe too high". "We had a great chance to close the gap with Tottenham, and we lost this chance". "I can't say we're guaranteed [a top-four spot]", he said. Read More »

Elgar anchors second innings as South Africa build massive lead

Faf du Plessis' decision not to enforce the follow-on wasn't the most popular call, but it is one that has all but guaranteed the Proteas their first home Test series win against Australia since re-admission. Having been dropped in the gully by Temba Bavuma off Philander, Australia opener Matt Renshaw's tortured stay at the crease was ended by Morkel, who is playing in his final test before worldwide retirement, as he was trapped plumb lbw after a 42-ball innings that yielded five runs. Read More »

Spurs snap Chelsea curse, cement top-four spot


To seal their first triumph at Stamford Bridge since 1990, Spurs came from behind through England worldwide Dele Ali, who struck twice for The Lilywhites in quick succession. The England midfielder was well-placed four minutes later to stab in following a goalmouth scramble and wrap up a win that moves fourth-placed Tottenham eight points clear of Chelsea , who are fifth. Read More »

England lead by 307 despite double strike in Christchurch


Lefthanders Raval and Tom Latham scrapped hard to survive in the gathering gloom late yesterday. If New Zealand reach the target, it will be the seventh-highest successful run chase in Test history. Trent Boult (2/38) bowled well for the hosts. When the light ended play 24 overs early, the run rate was 2.98. Joe Root and Dawid Malan reached half centuries but were out within three deliveries Monday as England gave up some of its advantage in the second cricket test against New ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua Goes The Distance In Unanimous Points Win Over Joseph Parker


Deontay Wilder has upped the stakes for a world heavyweight title unification fight with Anthony Joshua by volunteering to box in London this summer. As Parker's mother looked on from ringside, Joshua took charge. Quartarone was extremely fussy throughout, regularly stepping between the two fighters just as they were about to exchange punches. Read More »

Sanders put on leave at ETSU for possible university policy violation


According to a report from Johnson City Press' Joe Avento , Sanders' punishment was caused by him striking a player. We'll post more details as soon as they become available. Sanders also worked at Kentucky and Tennessee and has been part of two national championships during his coaching career. Sanders is less than four months into his tenure as ETSU's head coach. Read More »

Excitement builds over Tiger's return to Masters field


Tiger Woods may be one of the oddsmakers' picks to emerge victorious Sunday at Augusta but that just makes the four-time Masters winner's colleagues chortle. "It's the best-run tournament in the world". I'll put Rory as Storyline 1-B this week. Though Woods hasn't won since his return, his recent consistency is Tiger-esque. Read More »

Joshua: Wilder will see hell


Joshua's win means that he now holds three of the four recognized world titles, repotsBBC News. Parker looked to the sky. Adedamola described the fight as the toughest his nephew had fought in recent times, saying they never feared he could lose the bout despite its intensity. Read More »

Chilliwack's Carson Olafson in action at 2018 Commonwealth Games


Commonwealth Games bosses have been forced to deliver athletes a stern warning about doping after needles were found by a cleaner at the Commonwelath Games village. "It does not belong to us", an Indian official, travelling with the contingent, told PTI . In a possible dig at the nation's cricketers, who have made a string of public apologies, Peters added: "Every time an athlete talks we will see a genuineness and we will see people talking about what's good around sport ". Read More »

Messi secures dramatic draw for Barca


Luis Muriel doubled Sevilla's lead with a deflected shot after the break and the game looked to be going the home side's way until Suarez hooked the ball acrobatically home following an 88th minute corner. The goal stretched the Catalans' unbeaten run in the league to 37 games and if they avoid defeat next week at home to Leganes they will equal Real Sociedad's Liga record of 38 games without defeat, which has stood since 1980. Read More »