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Andre Ward chasing the right rival, not Floyd Mayweather fame

On Saturday night, Ward steps into the ring in Las Vegas for the first time with three world light-heavyweight titles and his legacy on the line. This explains why Ward once pursued a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., a mediocre fighter wh...

Floyd Mayweather Jr makes shock visit to president-elect Donald Trump

Pacquiao, 37, himself came out of retirement to beat Jessie Vargas via a unanimous decision to reclaim the WBO welterweight title in Las Vegas earlier this month. I'm only human. I'm not ideal. I make money. I'm well off. The American, who offici...

First taste of wintry weather headed for northern Plains

Today: It will be mainly cloudy with a chance of showers or drizzle this morning and the temperature steady near 11 C. Thursday was a near repeat of Wednesday , with daily highs near 60 and mostly sunny skies. A west northwest wind will be 16 to...

Warriors coach Steve Kerr addresses Klay Thompson-to-Celtics rumor

Thompson was an integral part of the Warriors team that won the title last 2015 and last season's record-breaking 73-win regular season but falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the National Basketball Association finals. "I don't understand why they...

Aaron Rodgers calls Mike McCarthy criticism "ridiculous"

Eddie Lacy, who hasn't played in a month and is on injured reserve because of an ankle injury, remains Green Bay's leading rusher with 360 yards on 71 carries. Clinton-Dix said he hoped Green Bay could "learn from it and focus on the game that's in ...

Djokovic comes from behind to begin ATP World Tour Finals with victory

Although his challenge fizzled out thereafter, some of his play - especially a sweet single-handed backhand - had a sell-out O2 Arena crowd roaring its approval. Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a game against Austria's Dominic Thi...

Kendrys Morales reportedly headed to the Blue Jays

The 33-year-old has also played for the Angels, Mariners and Twins - collecting a career.273 batting average with 162 home runs and 586 RBI. Instead, Morales departed to Canada with a three-year deal in his pocket and the Royals were left with noth...

Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In his second game back from injury, Cutler had thrown two picks before their final last-ditch effort to pull closer. The Bears managed to get on the board with a huge 54-yard field-goal from their former Bucs kicker Connor Barth . So, sure en...

Win 10 is No. 19 Huskers' goal for last regular-season games

Terrell Newby ran for 85 yards, 75 in the second half. "I think that Tommy's deal will be, even though it's a lot different kind of injury, we are going to approach it like we did a week ago", Riley said. "That combination of them winning and us l...

Wade a victor again in Miami, Bulls top Heat

Knowing where he was supposed to be, that was an issue. "When it happens to your family, when it's your auntie crying on your shoulder, if you're looking at your nieces and nephews and their whole life is turned upside down", Wade said. Richardson ...

Antonio Valencia in line to return against Arsenal

However, with the history of players moving from United to Liverpool non-existent in modern times, it seems highly unlikely Mourinho would sanction the sale to their bitter rivals. Hopes were once Januzaj was reunited with David Moyes, the man who ga...

Raptors top Hornets takeaways: DeMar DeRozan keeps the fire burning

To be on the road and playing in a game of that stature and to be kicked out the game for what reason? But Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis were rejected by Lucas Nogueira on consecutive possessions. Soon enough, a pair of free throws by Smith capp...

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling suffers broken toe

Smalling last featured for United on October 23 at Chelsea , and the Mail reported that the 26-year old needed two injections to get through that game. The manager had asked the player to get two injections in his foot for the league game at Chelse...

White House says Obamacare enrollment a priority

The two had put past animosity aside during a 90-minute White House meeting created to quell fears about the health of the world's pre-eminent democracy. In an interview Wednesday, White House communications director Jennifer Psaki said the president...

Wayne Rooney to be England's captain against Scotland

The Manchester United striker did not start in England's last qualifier, a 0-0 draw with Slovenia in which Jordan Henderson started as captain, but improved performances for his club in recent weeks has convinced Southgate to put his faith in Roone...

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique: Comeback victory will strengthen LaLiga campaign

The right-back allowed Vitolo straight through on goal after failing to intercept Pablo Sarabia's throughball and the winger kept his cool in front of Ter Stegen to break the deadlock. Barcelona's Lionel Messi during a match between Sevilla and B...

Graves re-elected to 6th District US House seat

In addition to casting ballots for president, Louisiana voters Tuesday whittled the list of U.S. Senate candidates to two, re-elected four incumbent congressmen, sent two U.S. The race is nearly certain to be decided in a December 10 runoff. "Mr. K...

Ancelotti: Dybala and Neymar the heirs of Messi and Ronaldo

Neymar already has one Ballon d'Or nomination, finishing third behind Messi and Ronaldo in 2015, while Dybala made the long list for the award for the first time this year. Despite his exploits this year, Ronaldo's form has still been criticised th...

Shaw has to mature physically and mentally at United

Left-back Shaw, 21, was said to be "baffled" over his treatment by Mourinho, who succeeded Louis van Gaal as United manager in May. Luke Shaw has been put on an individual training regime by manager Jose Mourinho in a bid to help him improve his ...

To Strengthen a Weak Defense, the Knicks Appoint Kurt Rambis as Czar

Team president Phil Jackson is anxious about his team's offense but after giving up 110.9 points per 100 possessions through the first six games of the season, the New York Knicks have the worst defense in the league. "You've just got to tell us what...

John Barnes gushes with praise for new Liverpool signing

On 26 points, they are one clear of Chelsea and two ahead of Manchester City and fourth-placed Arsenal, who remain three clear of Tottenham. Liverpool going to play their 11th match of the league against Watford, performance of the Liverpool in...

MHSAA opposes Big Ten's Friday football decision

Delaney told The Tribune that it is reluctant to ask schools with large seating capacities to host Friday night games . Jack Roberts, executive director of the Michigan High Schools Athletic Association , said today in a news release that he is "...

Thunder announce extensions for Oladipo, Adams

The contract is reportedly worth US$102 million (NZ$142 million) over four years with the team. Clay Bennett now has a wide-open wallet when it comes to signing Oklahoma City Thunder players to contract extensions. The former National Co-Defensiv...

Almandin wins 2016 Melbourne Cup

But McEvoy had long committed to Lloyd Williams he would ride Almandin in the Melbourne Cup despite a blazing run from Appleby's horses to win country cups and run second in the Caulfield Cup with Scottish. "I would have been disappointed if it...

Mourinho rips 'sleeping' United after Turkish torture

But it's their game, and this is out fault that we let them be in that situation. "He has the ability to be the best player in the world if he wants". But the Armenian and his team-mates couldn't prevent a 2-1 defeat in Istanbul that leaves the R...

Panthers QB Newton: I don't feel protected by NFL officials

He also knows that some people will take what he is saying out of context, but said he couldn't hold his tongue any longer. "In this case, I clearly do think it was a foul". "Cam is correct", Rivera said Monday, via the Charlotte Observer . "I t...

Bangladesh wins toss, bats first in 2nd test vs. England

Bowling: Woakes 9-3-30-3, Finn 8-1-30-0, Ali 19.5-5-57-5, Ansari 6-0-36-0, Stokes 11-5-13-2, Rashid 10-0-44-0. He was castled by Moeen with a delivery that did not spin. "We never pick a team we think is going to lose", Cook said. "It's not easy...

Johnson Wins Martinsville, Punches Ticket Into Final Four

The only reason the odds weren't dropped lower was because Martinsville wins traditionally have been reserved for a select few. "They are so set in their ways about locking everything in (at the time of a caution), they don't know how to adjust when ...

Vesnina and Makarova win WTA Finals doubles title

After the WTA Finals in Singapore , Cibulkova moved from world number 7 to 5. At the end of her match, Kuznetsova did not wait at the net for the traditional handshake as Cibulkova celebrated victory. Dominika Cibulkova falls to the ground i...

Dallas owner spoke to NFL counsel about Elliott abuse probe

According to Pro Football Talk , Baldinger referred to Elliott as "arrogant", specifically for the way Elliott dressed at the NFL Draft. Saying something happened versus having sufficient evidence to criminally charge someone are two completely d...

Tony Romo practices Wednesday for the first time since back injury

Below are three Dallas Cowboys players I think will do just that in this week's prime time matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. He has become Dak Prescott's best friend in the passing game and should continue to be even though Dez Bryant is...

Texas hands No. 8 Baylor first loss with late field goal

Duffy says, "I feel so good about this weekend football portfolio". The driver was quickly stalled after two freakish quarterback runs that wasted time more than moved the ball down the field. Domingue, a senior, said this was his first game-winning ...

DeMarco Murray getting MRI on toe, team expects good results

However, a change could be coming soon if the Jaguars don't improve their play. "After that penalty, [Fowler] was out for the [rest] of the first half", Bradley said . Bradley said. "I can say I felt like maybe we pressed too much, but some of t...

Cubs shut out Dodgers, advance to first World Series since 1945

The Cubs remained a strong team over the next few decades but kept falling short in the World Series . "We have one more task to do". Game 1 is at Progressive Field on Tuesday night, with the Cubs opening as a heavy favorite to win their f...

Packers Vs. Falcons: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 8 Game

Randall said. Asked what his status is, Randall replied, "I don't think you put limitations on me". Quinn said the Falcons have "a real belief in the style that we want to play" on defense. The second TD for WR Jordy Nelson (eight receptions for...

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Woman wins $1.2 million on $18 bet that included Kentucky Derby

Winning the Kentucky Derby in only a horse's fourth lifetime start has been accomplished just twice before. Justify , the 3-year-old colt that began his career in February, cr...

OddsBreaker: Tony Bellew Crushes David Haye in Heavyweight Rematch

Now he can not give it up, with his love of the limelight greater more attractive than putting his feet up and enjoying his hard-earned millions. I learned a lot from him in the e...

Barca wants to win El Clasico

The 33-year-old looked in discomfort but continued for the rest of the half, only to be replaced by Marco Asensio at the start of the second period. "They'll come with the idea o...

Lambert vows Stoke will bounce back after relegation

Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has already said he will seek talks with the club over his future, while goalkeeper Jack Butland has been linked with Liverpool and Wolve...

Baker Mayfield hungry to get Cleveland Browns back to tradition of winning

Mayfield set NCAA efficiency records and threw for 12,292 yards and 119 touchdowns while rushing for 893 yards and 18 more scores in Norman. John Dorsey has an eye for undeveloped ...

Toni Kroos 'surprised, impressed' by Liverpool in Champions League

The Italian acknowledged Liverpool's achievement in reaching the final, but highlighted the difference in delivering success in cup competitions compared with the league. The Egypt...

Denver's Montgomery Set To Become NHL Head Coach In Dallas

The Dallas Stars have dipped into the college hockey ranks for their next head coach. It took a couple of years for former North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol to make the transition,...

Examining expectations for the Lions' draft class in 2018 and beyond

Hand, 22, had 71 tackles and 9 sacks in four years at Alabama. Ragnow had a season-ending ankle injury a year ago , limiting him to seven games and he ended his 42-game career wi...

Shaquem Griffin picked by Seattle Seahawks in NFL Draft

Shaquem Griffin is finally reunited with his twin brother, Shaquill Griffin . "Okay, you'll do for me". Is it possible that Seahawks " coach Pete Carroll's " draft clues'...

Judson grad Tre Flowers drafted to Seattle Seahawks

Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys crosses the goal line to score a rushing touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, ...

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Lamar Jackson Has a Very BOLD Prediction For Ravens Fans

Lamar Jackson Has a Very BOLD Prediction For Ravens Fans

The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Sieler, the son of Randy Sieler, an alternate on the 1988 U.S. Olympic wrestling team, did not receive a single scholarship offer to play football at any le...

Chubb ready for NFL Draft - don't expect any tears

Chubb ready for NFL Draft - don't expect any tears

He had 10 sacks and 26 tackles for loss and won the Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation's top defender. "It doesn't bother me", Chubb said Wednesday at an NFL Play60 event outs...

T20I status for all 104 ICC members

T20I status for all 104 ICC members

Their match against arch-rivals Pakistan will be at Old Trafford in Manchester on June 16. Stating that the recent spurt in the number of domestic Twenty20 leagues is at times im...

Alvin Gentry's 2018-19 option picked up by Pelicans

Alvin Gentry's 2018-19 option picked up by Pelicans

Alvin Gentry earned his way to at least one more season on the New Orleans Pelicans' bench. But it's obvious they're hesitant to tie up so much money with someone who may come...

What does Browns, Baker Mayfield mean for Giants, Jets at NFL Draft?

What does Browns, Baker Mayfield mean for Giants, Jets at NFL Draft?

If the Browns get their guy at No. 1 maybe they'd be willing to part ways with the No. 4 and send that pick to upstate NY . But all fans want nothing more than to unwrap their pr...