Eddie Hearn defends Joshua v Ruiz Jr rematch in Saudi Arabia

Eddie Hearn has defended the decision to stage Anthony Joshuas WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jnr in Saudi Arabia despite the backlash from human rights organisations and predicted that the negative publicity could make more people watch the fight Eddie Hearn has defended the decision to stage Anthony Joshuas WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia despite the backlash from human rights organisations and predicted that the negative publicity could make more people watch the fight. Amnesty International have been Original Article : HERE ;

Why are NBA superstars shunning Team USA at the World Cup?

The Americans will have only one player from the All-NBA team on their roster in China. But that could make for an interesting tournament Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Zion Williamson those are just some of the American superstars you wont be seeing when the Fiba Basketball World Cup starts off in China on 31 August. Thanks to the many NBA stars who still clear favorites to lift the trophy. Right now, the US is what happened to Paul George in the lead-up to the last World Cup. In 2014, the forward, then with the Indiana Pacers, suffered a gruesome compound leg fracture during a scrimmage that cost him an entire …

Gambling companies see huge rise in complaints

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“If I hadn’t gone online for a day, they were quickly on the phone or sending me an email” The number of gamblers complaining about British betting firms has risen almost 5,000% in the past five years. There were a record 8,266 complaints last year, according to Gambling Commission figures obtained by BBC Panorama. That compares to just 169 in 2013. Most of them were about firms refusing to pay out on winning bets or failing to operate in a socially responsible way. The rise follows a sharp increase in UK gambling over the past decade. Image caption Neil McArthur says the industry must know its customers “We are pushing the industry …

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez stunned in pro debut

The double Olympic gold medalist was knocked down seconds into the first round and lost his professional debut to Denvers Adan Gonzales on Saturday Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez was knocked down seconds into the first round and lost his professional debut to Adan Gonzales on Saturday night. Ramirez suffered a stunning split-decision defeat at the Liacouras Center on the North Philadelphia campus of Temple University, a crushing start for one of boxings prized prospects. Gonzales won 40-35 and 39-36 on two scorecards and one judge scored the bout 38-37 for Ramirez. The 25-year-old Ramirez won gold in two weight classes fighting for Cuba in the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Games. He defected from Cuba last year …

Referee Stphanie Frappart: ‘Girls see me on TV and know it’s possible’

The official is regarded as one of Frances very best and will take charge of Liverpool v Chelsea in Istanbul on Wednesday Referees tend not to clapped on to the pitch, let alone greeted with purpose-made banners, but supporters of Amiens decided to make an exception before their match against Strasbourg in April. It was a historic occasion, the first top-flight mens match in France to be refereed by a woman, Stphanie Frappart. Welcome to the Stade de la Licorne, Madame Frappart, read a banner held aloft by home fans. Long live women in football! Maybe Liverpool and Chelsea fans are planning a similar display for when appointed for that Amiens versus Strasbourg match in April, the fixture suddenly received …

Christian Pulisic: From Pennsylvania to London (via Brackley Town and Dortmund)

(CNN)The youngest foreign player to score in the German Bundesliga; the youngest player to score two Bundesliga goals in a single game; the youngest player to score for the US men’s national team; the youngest player to captain the USMNT and the most expensive American player (transfer fee-wise) of all time. READ: Transfer deadline day: Whatsapp messages, spinning plates and a ‘Catch-22’ An English taster Born in Pennsylvania to Kelley and Mark Pulisic in 1998, Pulisic was exposed to football from an early age. Both his parents played collegiate soccer at George Mason University, with Mark also playing professional indoor football in the 1990s and latterly becoming a coach. But Pulisic’s passion for the sport really blossomed thanks to the …

Bryson DeChambeau criticized by fellow pros for slow play

(CNN)Debate surrounding slow play in golf has trundled on for years, but opposition to it has gathered steam at the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust event this week. “There are a few players that continually disrespect their fellow pro’s and continue to break the rules without a conscience [sic],” wrote Englishman Ian Poulter. “It should be self policed but clearly this won’t happen … so disappointing it hasn’t been stopped.” DeChambeau, who shot 71 on Saturday, was quick to hit back at critics of his ponderous shot-making. “I take my 40 seconds that’s allotted, sometimes over, absolutely. Totally agree,” the 25-year-old told reporters. “It’s maybe 5% of the time. But I’ll tell you that it’s really kind of unfortunate the way …

Universal Pictures Cancels Plans To Release Thriller Movie ‘The Hunt’ Amid Backlash

The Hunt,” the studio announced on Saturday. temporarily paused their marketing campaigns for the satirical film in the wake of “While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for ‘The Hunt,’ after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film,” the studio’s statement read. The film was previously set for release in September, The film received criticism from people on Twitter last weekend, including from President Donald Trump, who appeared to comment on the film’s subject matter (though he didn’t name it directly).  wrote. “They create their own violence, and then try to blame others.” REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that …

Aubameyangs Arsenal winner gives Steve Bruce losing start at Newcastle

A deft second-half finish from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Newcastle at St James Park A little bit of a boycott and an awful lot of rain ensured that Steve Bruces Newcastle United reign began in downbeat mode as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang emphasised his enduring importance to Arsenal by cutting through the gloom and registering an exquisitely incisive winner. If it hardly bodes well for Bruce that Unai Emerys supposedly vulnerable backline managed that real north Londoners collectors item, a clean sheet on the road, at least the sight of the watching Andy Carroll keeping his ponytail dry by wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with the word Icon hinted at the prospect of potentially better days ahead. Unfortunately …

Ads for ultra-violent satire The Hunt pulled in wake of US mass shootings

Promotion for movie, in which humans are hunted for sport, is stalled after El Paso and Dayton killings and studio reported to be rethinking strategy TV ads for The Hunt, an ultraviolent political satire in which elites stalk and kill deplorables, have been pulled in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. A poster for the The Hunt. Photograph: Universal Pictures Original Article : HERE ;

Arsenal in line to seal double signing of David Luiz and Kieran Tierney

David Luiz looks to be on his way to Arsenal after not training with Chelsea on Wednesday and Unai Emery is further strengthening his defence with Celtics Kieran Tierney for 25m David Luiz could be on his way to Arsenal, with Chelsea believed to be open to letting him join their London rivals as Unai Emerys side are also set to seal the 25m signing of the Celtic defender Kieran Tierney on a busy transfer deadline day. David Luiz signed a new two-year deal in May, having come within weeks of becoming a free agent in what was an unusual step for Chelsea, who have a policy of not offering more than one-year deals to players over 30. Yet with …

New cars ‘can be broken into in 10 seconds’

They measured the time it took to get into the cars and drive them away. Car theft rates in England and Wales have reached an eight-year high. In 2018, more than 106,000 vehicles were stolen. Hundreds of popular cars ‘at risk of keyless theft’ And motor theft insurance claim payouts hit their highest level in seven years at the start of 2019. The Association of British Insurers said claims for January to March were higher than for any quarter since 2012. It said a rise in keyless car crime was partly to blame, but did not have figures on what proportion of claims were for keyless vehicles. Audi’s parent company, the VW Group, said it collaborated with police and insurers …

UFCs Colby Covington, the athletic embodiment of Trump’s politics

The American fighter needs little excuse to profess his support for the US president. But more interesting is what his actions tell us about the first family On Saturday night, Colby Covington dominated former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler en route to victory in Newark, New Jersey. Once the final bell sounded, Covington climbed the cage and pointed at Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump in celebration while the US presidents sons cheered him on. Moments later, he would begin his post-fight interview with a political statement. I was truly inspired when the first family came in the building and came to see me backstage, Covington said. Lets give it up for the Trumps. Theyre keeping America great. And indeed, …

Cyclings latest tragedy will shake the faith of the keenest enthusiast | William Fotheringham

Bjorg Lambrechts death in the Tour de Pologne on Monday was the eighth of an international rider since 2016. Is the sport really worth it? It is almost 25 years since I stood in the French town of Pau on a July afternoon in 1995 and watched the six members of the Motorola team, including a young Lance Armstrong, ride into the Tour de France stage finish a few hundred metres in front of the peloton. It remains the single most impressive and affecting memory I can summon up in over 30 years of following cycling. The men of the Tour had taken eight hours to ride that days mountain stage over some of the races greatest ascents at the …

Harry Maguire exudes control and authority exactly what Manchester United need | Jonathan Wilson

The defender looks to be the right fit for Old Trafford, but the deal should have been pushed through earlier in the summer In May, Ed Woodward asked Leicester City how much they wanted for Harry Maguire and was told 80m. On Monday, the master of negotiation completed the deal, The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. But 80m is perhaps not so unreasonable. The record for the most expensive defender before Maguire was held by Virgil van Dijk who cost Liverpool 75m when, after a protracted pursuit, they Original Article : HERE ;

Oakland’s Antonio Brown reportedly felled by frostbite in cryotherapy gaffe

The Raiders star wideout, who hasnt practiced since July, reportedly burned his feet after entering a cryotherapy machine without the proper footwear Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown might have come up with a new reason to miss training camp: frostbite. The issues that have kept the star wideout from the practice field since July were thought to be blisters, with Brown posting a photo on social media on Monday showing skin peeling from his feet. Antonio Brown shows off his blistered feet on his Instagram story. Photograph: Instagram But Chris Simms of PFT Live reported that the photo shows burned feet as a result of Brown entering a cryotherapy machine without the proper footwear. A source was acquired by …