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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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Burnley 1-1 Man City

The Burnley backline could do nothing to stop Danilo's long-distance rocket midway through the first half, but City's failure to add to its tally left the game on a knife edg...

Brett Favre to help pump up Eagles before Super Bowl

He's been there. He's won the big games. Favre will speak to the Eagles on Saturday morning at their hotel, the day before they play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII....

After Redskins trade for Smith, cornerback becomes an immediate need

Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs calls out the play in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants on November 19, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jer...

Carson Wentz not surprised Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl

The Eagles quarterback said Friday he tore the LCL as well as the ACL in his left knee late in a Week 14 win over the Rams. According to Lee Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquire...

Tottenham now reportedly set to finish the transfer window without any signings

West Ham were without several injured first-choice players and an upset always looked on the cards. After 38 minutes, Padraig Amond scored the game's opener, when the Irish striker...

Pelicans star DeMarcus Cousins tears Achilles tendon

The New Orleans Pelicans appeared to be finding their groove, extending their season-long winning streak to 5 in Friday's 115-113 win over the Rockets . What does it do to the...

WRAPUP 1-HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day 13

Wozniacki will now replace Halep as the world No. 1 when the new rankings are released Monday, the first time she will have held top spot since 2012. The top seed battled on f...

England Women make sure not to leave Sydney empty-handed

Fiji carried the ball 95 meters through a series of passes and collisions before Veremalua scored in the arms of two Kiwi tacklers to snatch the most dramatic win of the tournamen...

Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis Selected To First All Star Game

Besides Washington's John Wall and Bradley Beal, the rest of the Eastern Conference reserves were Boston's Al Horford , Cleveland's Kevin Love, New York's Kristaps Porzingis...

Spurs boss Pochettino coy on Kane Real link

But they could not find a victor in an entertaining second half at St Mary's, which also saw the home side come close to snatching a victory of their own. He's one of the links be...

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Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza felled in Melbourne

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza felled in Melbourne

Federer next plays Marton Fucsovics of Hungary, who beat Nicolas Kicker in straight sets earlier Saturday. Six-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic extended his winnin...

Everton v West Brom

Everton v West Brom

Alan Pardew picked up his first win as West Brom manager last weekend, helping the club with its first game since August 19. Everton forward Oumar Niasse - another second-hal...

Maria Sharapova into 3rd round of Australian Open, Johanna Konta out

Maria Sharapova into 3rd round of Australian Open, Johanna Konta out

I'm looking forward to work on it more. A more focussed Sharapova stuck to her game plan and was able to prevail 7-4 in the breaker to capture the match 6-1, 7-6 (4). As for ho...

NFC Championship Game tickets go on sale, sell out

NFC Championship Game tickets go on sale, sell out

The Eagles made a decision to fire Kelly after week 16 in the 2015 season and gave the job to Pederson that offseason. "We actually watched it with the defense, as well, to show...

Wales appoint Ryan Giggs as manager

Wales appoint Ryan Giggs as manager

He was also Louis van Gaal's assistant at Old Trafford for the following two seasons before leaving United in 2016. Multiple outlets are reporting that Ryan Giggs now has his...