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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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Jordan Clarkson Pays Tribute to LeBron James for Passing Wilt Chamberlain

Five of the top six scorers in National Basketball Association history suited up for the Lakers , and James reached his latest milestone during a dominant performance that had ch...

What do Croatia need to win the UEFA Nations League?

The team conceded six goals in its last two matches after outscoring opponents 12-2 in the first matches under Luis Enrique. At Barca there are plays that are rehearsed and trained...

Anderson defeats Nishikori in ATP Finals humiliation

No.4 seed Anderson won 6-0, 6-1 in just 64 minutes to secure his second win of the week, following his opening victory over Dominic Thiem on Monday. Anderson, the Wimbledon final...

LeVeon Bell Doesnt Report To Steelers Wont Play In 2018

In a move that will likely propel the Steelers running back into free agency in the offseason, Bell won't sign the team's franchise tag tender on Tuesday. Players were surprised ...

Liverpool still heading in the right direction - Klopp

The Anfield outfit have thrown their Champions League qualification in jeopardy after losing to Red Star on Tuesday night. Of course, you'd accept not being the most exciting team ...

Jimmy Butler trade: Timberwolves send G to Philadelpia 76ers

Juston Patton will also join Butler in Philadelphia as part of the trade . The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly agreed to trade disgruntled star Jimmy Butler to the Phil...

Liverpool Players Have To Take Responsibility For Red Star Defeat - Adam Lallana

This has been a wearying week for City and when quizzed on the subject again on Friday, manager Pep Guardiola said: 'If you want to undermine what we've done then no problem. As ...

Manchester United trio send sympathy to injured Danny Welbeck, striker in hospital

The 27-year-old England global was carried off on a stretcher during the goalless draw at Emirates Stadium . Rob Holding: "I didn't see it because obviously I'm at the other en...

Dez Bryant lands one-year contract with surging New Orleans Saints

He remains under contract with the Saints through 2019. And they acquired cornerback Eli Apple from the Giants before the trade deadline by giving up their fourth- and seventh-ro...

Permutations for Liverpool to win their Champions League Group

Chelsea's impressive early-season form continued as they beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at the Stanford Bridge to move past Liverpool to the second place on goal difference. This Ghana...

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Man City boss Guardiola: Southampton will be much fresher

Man City boss Guardiola: Southampton will be much fresher

Pep Guardiola has rubbished fresh claims his Manchester City side are masters of "tactical fouling". "It is great times at the moment". City, one of Hughes' former sides, ...

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard out vs. Lakers with left foot soreness

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard out vs. Lakers with left foot soreness

But it isn't enough as the Lakers fall 121-107. Magic Johnson has said that he won't be making a head coaching change, as Luke Walton will remain on the bench for the regula...

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah statue ridiculed by football fans

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah statue ridiculed by football fans

While the skill involved can not be denied, fans were quick to point out that the sculpture bore an uncanny resemblance to several other well-known figures, including Art Garfunke...

Melbourne Cup 2018: Flemington punters end up a wet mess

Melbourne Cup 2018: Flemington punters end up a wet mess

Leading jockey Hugh Bowman has been slapped with a one-month suspension for three separate offences following his Melbourne Cup ride aboard Marmelo. Admire Rakti and Araldo were ...

Andre Russell out of T20I series against India

Andre Russell out of T20I series against India

Although in-form Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not feature in the match, stand-in captain Rohit Sharma and his men are still more than capable to steal a result. Indi...