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Andre Ward Makes His Point Against Sergey Kovalev

Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) was badly hurt, and Ward went to him and began firing away. Ward stopped Kovalev late in the eighth round of the fight. When Kovalev backed into the ropes, Ward landed a left uppercut that appeared low. The fight was a showcase for Ward . Ward has not fought outside of the 50 United States since June 2008 and has fought just two fights in his career that weren't on US soil. Read More »

Lakers trying to trade Randle, Clarkson and picks — Paul George rumors

Because the Lakers now have enough cap room for George, other franchises may realize he will likely end up in Los Angeles and just as a rental for their team. Butler will reportedly push the Bulls' front office to get a deal done with the Cavaliers, the Chicago Sun Times reports. He skipped exit meetings with Jackson and the team due to his frustration with the Knicks' dysfunction. Read More »

Queensland beats New South Wales 18-16 in State of Origin

Whoever writes these scripts, we salute you. After another bout of surgery and rehabilitation, Slater knew there could be no guarantees this time around. The Blues were led by Brett Kimmorley and Assistant Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke. Turn them around and getting a good kick-chase to try to get us in good field position [will help] to limit [Slater's] opportunities in his half. Read More »

Koepka rides birdie spree to US Open title


Open in 2014. And at age 13, ended his father's five-year club championship streak at Sherbrooke Golf and Country Club in Lake Worth, Fla., by taking him down in the finals. Li found the rough with his tee shot on 18 and hacked it out with an 8-iron, but his ball settled into a deep divot on the fairway, before his third shot bounded through the green into more nasty grass, from where he took six more shots to hole out for a 10-over 82 at Erin Hills . Read More »

Deal agreed for Abraham to join Swansea


Sigurdsson who returned to the Liberty Stadium following a successful loan spell scored nine times for the Swans last season, as well as setting up 13 appearances for his team mates last season in what was an ever-present season for him. "I'm not trying to leave, not desperate to go or anything". Jenkins told BBC Sport: "Keeping your top players is always a hard one". "We've had no direct contact from any club, it is pure speculation and we hope it remains so". Read More »

New No.6 Pakistan inch closer to 2019 World Cup direct entry


The cricket-frenzy fans in the metropolis started gathering outside Sarfaraz's house even before his arrival to catch a glimpse of the captain who earned the title for Pakistan for the first time in history. The Green Brigade entered the just concluded eight-team Champions Trophy as the lowest-ranked team at No.8 but raised themselves from the ashes to emerge champions at The Oval on Sunday. Read More »

Russia vs Portugal: how and where to watch

The Confederations Cup match between Mexico and New Zealand will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1. Portugal drew their opening Group A game 2-2 with Mexico on Sunday and will target a victory against the host nation at Spartak Stadium . Read More »

Pakistan showed they can upset anyone on their day, says Virat Kohli


While others remained calm, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami did not like the taunts and moved towards Pakistani fans to give an answer to his remark. They have been waiting for this for a long, long time. "We were outplayed in all departments". The stunning turnaround in form of Pakistan, which was thrashed by India in their opening game of the tournament and largely written off, has gripped the nation of 190 million people. Read More »

It's official, 76ers get No. 1 overall draft pick

Otherwise, the Celtics will have a choice between the better 2019 first-round pick between Sacramento or Philadelphia. The Los Angeles Lakers' 2018 first-round pick (which the Sixers now own the rights to) if it ends up being pick 2, 3, 4, or 5 overall. Read More »

Ronaldo painted on Russian mural that only the team can see


Portugal did eventually take the lead on 34 minutes though, when Ronaldo broke through into the Mexico box and played a lovely pass to Ricardo Quaresma , who was completely unmarked on the right, and slotted past Guillermo Ochoa . Last week, Ronaldo was accused by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). Portugal thought they had the lead after Pepe scrambled home from close range, but the VAR system ruled him offside. Read More »

FIFA warns Mexico over 'insulting' chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

Cristiano Ronaldo brushed off speculation about his Real Madrid future, although Portugal conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Mexico at the Confederations Cup on Sunday. Andre Gomes and Adrien were booked against Mexico and are just one more yellow card away from a one-match suspension. The result left Mexico second in Group A and Portugal third following Russia's 2-0 victory over New Zealand on Saturday. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal Edge Past Russia at 2017 Confederations Cup

Specifically, FIFA hates the "Puto" chant, so much so that the Confederations Cup was selected as a pilot tournament for the new three-step program aimed towards eliminating homophobic and offensive chants. At the same time , New Zealand aren't prepared to just roll over and get beat again and will make the necessary adjustments to get something from the game. Read More »

Hunter Greene Selected No. 2 by Reds in 2017 MLB Draft

In 2001, Minnesota drafted six-time All-Star Joe Mauer No. 1 overall, and in 1983 they picked righthander Tim Belcher, although he did not sign. There's also the matter of a newly compressed first-round slotting system under the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated last winter and what that does to the Twins' leverage when attempting to reach a pre-draft deal (or understanding). Read More »

Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify

A four-time Ballon d'Or victor, the 32-year-old Ronaldo is the top European soccer player. Ronaldo is reportedly considering quitting Real after being accused of tax evasion totalling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) by Spanish authorities. Read More »

Strength in Travelers Championship line-up


Others teeing off early include Masters champion and two-time Travelers Championship victor Bubba Watson at 7 a.m on the first tee, and rising star Justin Thomas at 6:50 a.m. Thomas has picked up a pair of wins this year, but also has missed three cuts. TPC River Highlands plays to his strengths of short Par 4s, and we know he can lap the field on the greens if he's on... Read More »

Florentino Perez: 'Gareth Bale has given us many things'

Two years ago we had that fax misfortune. While Perez admits the club are interested in signing a keeper in Donnarumma, he insists there is no longer any interest in signing David de Gea . The Colombia worldwide was left out of Zidane's squad for the Champions League final victory over Juventus, fuelling speculation he would be sold, but Perez has no interest in parting with the playmaker. Read More »

Jose Mourinho : Manchester United manager accused of tax fraud in Spain

The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is considering leaving the country to play elsewhere. The Guardian and Daily Mail meanwhile report that Guardiola will reunite with former Barcelona defender Dani Alves, who is ready to terminate his contract with Juventus to move to City. Read More »

McClean and O'Neill face suspensions


They both criticised the referee, after Ireland's 1-all draw with Austria earlier this month. McClean looks to have the more serious case to answer having described the referee as the Austrians' "12th man" while O'Neill questioned a couple of the Spanish match official's decisions and described his overall performance as "poor". Read More »

Sixers deal for top pick in NBA draft

On top of its No. 3 overall pick, Philadelphia is also sending the 2018 first-round?pick it owns via the Los Angeles Lakers, which the Sixers acquired from Phoenix at the 2015 trade deadline . In trading for a player at Butler's caliber, the Celtics would get a solid two-way star who would make an impact right away. That conversation led to additional dialogue that ultimately resulted in the blockbuster deal . Read More »

Injury blow for Tottenham


Danny Rose, meanwhile, is expected back in late August after having an operation last month on the knee injury he suffered in January. During the recent worldwide break, South Korea were beaten 3-2 by Qatar in a game that lead to the sacking of coach Uli Stielike and are now in danger of reaching the World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »