Tyson Fury defeats Otto Wallin in brutal Las Vegas fight

(CNN)Tyson Fury took down the previously undefeated Otto Wallin in their heavyweight boxing fight Saturday night. “I did everything I could. I tried my best. Tyson is a great champion,” Wallin said. Fury, from the United Kingdom, is considered the lineal heavyweight champion after beating undisputed champion Wladimir Klitchko in 2015. After tonight’s victory, the 6-foot-9 Fury called out WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, whom he wants to challenge in a rematch with next year. Original Article : HERE ;

We forget they are human Guardiola defends players after Norwich defeat

Manchester Citys manager, Pep Guardiola, refused to criticise his players after their 3-2 defeat by Norwich, saying that sometimes we forget they are human Pep Guardiola could only put his hands up after Norwich Original Article : HERE ;

How the Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees injuries will shake up the NFL

The injuries to the Steelers and Saints franchise quarterbacks have dramatically transformed the AFC and NFC playoff pictures When Jon Gruden was still an ESPN broadcaster and not a sentient meme, he would attend team practices across the league. He did so with the sole focus of studying how different teams prepared and developed their quarterbacks. Before a Colts Monday night game, Gruden was struck by how then-Indianapolis quarterback and future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning took each snap in practice. Curious, Gruden sidled up to the offensive coordinator Tom Moore and asked him why the Colts didnt rotate the snaps to prepare Mannings backup, as is custom. Fellas, if 18 goes down, were fucked, Moore replied. And we dont …

‘Some days I hate the NBA’: Kevin Durant reflects on relationship with basketball

Kevin Durant, one of the NBAs best and most polarizing players has spoken about his ambivalent feelings towards the league Kevin Durant, one of the NBAs best and most polarizing players has spoken about his ambivalent feelings towards the league. The 30-year-old left the Golden State Warriors this summer after his attempts to lead them to a third successive NBA title Durant told the Journal. People making videos in front of my house and burning my jerseys and calling me all types of crazy names. He also says he was frozen out by Thunder staff members after leaving the team. I eventually wanted to come back to that city and be part of that community and organization, but I dont …

The Haka: What it means and how it’s performed

(CNN)It’s what representing their country is all about — walking out in New Zealand’s All Blacks jersey, facing their opposition, and delivering a spine-tingling, hair-raising Haka before the whistle blows for kick-off. “This is who we are. Obviously it comes from a Maori background but I think it also resonates with all Kiwis.” Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features, and videos Hakas were performed across the country in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings as a way of unifying people at times of grief. There are many different types of Haka, and the All Blacks, arguably the world’s most prolific sports team, perform their own before each game. “It gets your blood boiling and that’s what you look forward …

The Dolphins are built to lose. And it looks like their players hate it

Miami are taking a leaf from the Cleveland Browns playbook and are building for the future. But some of their players are understandably annoyed Week one of Miamis 2019 Tankapalooza was either a rousing success or an epic fail, depending on your perspective. The Dolphins were hammered by the Baltimore Ravens 59-10 in their season opener. It is hard to be this bad. The Ravens racked up 643 total yards, with the Dolphins gifting 64 of them on nine penalties. In a two-decade franchise run of stanky football, this was the stankiest. Some of the problems can be excused: nearly two-thirds of the Dolphins roster is made up of new players, and they have a fresh-faced coaching staff. Brian Flores …

Antonio Brown set for New England Patriots debut despite rape lawsuit

The four-time All-Pro wide receiver is eligible to play Sunday when the Patriots visit the Dolphins despite this weeks civil suit alleging rape and sexual assault Antonio Brown is eligible to play Sunday when the New England Patriots visit the Miami Dolphins. Brown, the inked a reported one-year, $15m deal that includes a $9m signing bonus and a $20m team option for 2020. After bailing on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2018 regular-season finale and sitting out Week 1 this year, Brown could pay for the first time since 23 December if he faces the Dolphins. Belichick downplayed Browns past, responding to a question about Brown being a disruption with a name from the past that worked out pretty well. …

Is MLS blessed with brilliant attackers … or are its defenders just terrible?

Goals are up this season in MLS and players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic are thriving. But are they just feasting on easy pickings? Zlatan Ibrahimovics 50th game in Major League Soccer came earlier this month. The LA Galaxy suffered Original Article : HERE ;

Lewis Hamilton wants a talk with Leclerc after Monza F1 incident

Lewis Hamilton, whose car was squeezed by Charles Leclercs Ferrari at Monza, claimed stewards had not followed the rules Lewis Hamilton has called for consistency in penalty decision-making in Formula One, after he felt Charles Leclerc had not obeyed the rules during his After a long inquiry Verstappens move and win were allowed to stand. I think since Austria it is clear you can go a bit further in the way we defend and overtake and the aggressiveness of us drivers, he said. I believe that Austria helped me to change this approach and today, its also thanks to this that I managed to win. It was obviously very on the limit but Im happy to race like this. Hamilton …

Lutz’s monster field goal sends Saints to last-gasp win over Texans

Wil Lutz made a 58-yard field goal as time expired in a game that had three scoring plays in the final minute Drew Brees and Wil Lutz supplied the accuracy and poise New Orleans needed to overcome another officiating gaffe and their defenses late collapse. Lutz made a 58-yard field goal as time expired, and the Saints beat the Houston Texans 30-28 on Monday night in a game that had three scoring plays in the final minute. That ones got to be a top-one moment for me, Lutz said, adding that as much as he tries to treat each kick the same. I got to be honest. That one felt a little different. New Orleans had lost their previous five …

Raiders reportedly suspend Antonio Brown after ‘screaming match’ with GM

The increasingly fractious relationship between the Raiders and their star wide receiver has reportedly led to an altercation at team practice The increasingly fractious relationship between the Oakland Raiders and their star wide receiver Antonio Brown has reportedly led to an altercation between the player and the teams general manager. According to the NFL Networks Ian Rapoport, Brown became involved in a screaming match with Raiders GM Mike Mayock in front of the rest of the team. Although the argument did not become physical, Brown is reported to have threatened to hit Mayock before saying fine me for that. Rapoport says Mayock was unhappy that Brown Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) Antonio Brown posts his displeasure with fines from pic.twitter.com/0OMhdwFu7K The Raiders …

Bianca Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open final

Bianca Andreescu has become Canadas first grand slam champion of the open era, beating Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 It was as if Serena Williams was playing herself, the 17-year-old prodigy of 1999, when she won the first of her 23 grand slam titles, the first of six in front of her own fans except the mirror answered back on Saturday night when the remarkable Bianca Andreescu, 19, won the title, beating her in straight sets. It was her first slam final, the first time in four attempts shed gone past the second round, and she became the first Canadian to win a major when, after an hour and 40 minutes that seemed much longer, she brought the drama to a …

Team USA loses again at FIBA World Cup, guaranteeing worst major-tournament finish

(CNN)The slide for Team USA men’s basketball continues. Bogdan Bogdanovic, who plays for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, led Serbia with 28 points. Harrison Barnes — who also plays for the Kings — had 22 points to lead the US. Wednesday’s loss to France ended the 58-game winning streak the US — using NBA players during that stretch — had in international tournaments. It also assured the US men won’t medal at a major international competition for this first time since the 2002 FIBA World Championship. The US qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo after defeating Brazil on Monday. But the Americans did that without many of the biggest NBA stars, as several of the top players in the …

Serena Williams out to overcome 2018 US Open meltdown against Andreescu

One year on from her career low point against Naomi Osaka the former champion takes on yet another prodigy in Bianca Andreescu Not since Muhammad Ali roamed boxing in the 60s and 70s has there been an individual sporting psychodrama to equal that generated by Serena Williams. Three weeks short of her 38th birthday (which she does not celebrate because of her Jehovahs Witness faith), Williams is hurled into another anniversary she cannot avoid when she revisits the scene of probably her most anguished experience. It is a year since the great American left Arthur Ashe Stadium in tears, a broken champion who could do little but surrender to her own frailties and the Elina Svitolina in straight sets on …

Vettel’s errors show he needs to regroup as Ferrari prevail at home | Giles Richards

Struggles look ominous for Ferrari leader as teammate Charles Leclerc went past him in the F1 drivers championship Vettel desperately needs to find form His title hopes long gone, after a disastrous race in Monza, Sebastian Vettel now faces a battle just to beat his teammate. Charles Leclercs win put him ahead of the German into fourth. Vettels problem is that his touch seems to have deserted him. caught by Verstappen, and Original Article : HERE ;

Green Bay Packers smother Chicago Bears to take victory in NFL season opener

The Packers used the Bears usual trademark, a staunch defense, and just enough from Aaron Rodgers on to kick off the NFLs 100th season with a 10-3 victory The Packers used the Bears usual trademark, a staunch defense, and just enough from Aaron Rodgers on Thursday night to kick off the NFLs 100th season with a 10-3 victory over their archrivals. A lack of action in the preseason clearly damaged both offenses, and Rodgers at times looked uncomfortable in the attack designed by new coach Matt LaFleur. But he is a two-time league MVP, and he hit Jimmy Graham in the second quarter for the only touchdown of the game. From there, it was an aggressive defense that would have …