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Fury to fight before Wilder rematch
- February 27, 2019

Both men initially insisted that the rematch would take place, but Fury has now told the WBC otherwise. Rafael also claimed that a source from Fury's camp had confirmed that the Briton will fight in May or June before fighting Wilder in the fall. (more...)
England rugby captain Owen Farrell makes worrying admission after Wales collapse England rugby captain Owen Farrell makes worrying admission after Wales collapse
- February 27, 2019

The 27-year-old Dragons second row was hurt in the act of touching down for a vital second-half try which gave Wales the lead against Eddie Jones' team. "We kept within one score, and eventually we managed to grind out the result". With the match against Scotland on the horizon, Ball's carrying ability makes him the fans' favourite to start at Murrayfield in under two weeks' time. (more...)
Australia beat India by three wickets in a thrilling T20 Australia beat India by three wickets in a thrilling T20
- February 27, 2019

However, Umesh Yadav failed to defend 14 runs as the Aussie pace bowling duo took the visitors over the line off the final delivery. India will have their task cut out as they seek redemption in the three-match series. "Anything is possible right now". Bumrah conceded his side were "short by 15-20 runs" but that Dhoni ensured the bowlers at least had "something that we could fight (with)". (more...)
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino accepts FA charge, apologises to referee Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino accepts FA charge, apologises to referee
- February 27, 2019

The Spurs boss has since been served with a Football Association charge for improper conduct despite making a public apology to Dean today when he confirmed that he wouldn't contest the allegations. "All that happened on the pitch I think must [stay] there", he said. I am only so surprised that we can not build that feeling that the game is going to be the most important game. (more...)
ATP Rio: Laslo Djere overpowers teenage sensation for maiden ATP title ATP Rio: Laslo Djere overpowers teenage sensation for maiden ATP title
- February 27, 2019

The 18-year-old Montreal-native outplayed Spaniard Jaume Munar throughout the one-hour, 38-minute encounter, eventually blasting his way to a mature 6-4, 6-3 victory. But the Canadian stayed calm, and Cuevas made errors on the next three points to let Auger-Aliassime off the hook. In the last ten years, Laslo is the fourth player who managed to win the first ATP title at ATP 500 level after Andrei Golubev, Leonardo Mayer and Nikoloz Basilashvili who achieved that in Hamburg, and he will ... (more...)
Red Wings Send Forward Gustav Nyquist to Sharks Red Wings Send Forward Gustav Nyquist to Sharks
- February 27, 2019

Nyquist, 29, is a pending unrestricted free agent. He scored his 16th goal of the season on Sunday, ironically, in a loss to the Sharks . By the time the phones were done ringing and the dust had settled, Ken Holland made his way into the Red Wings dressing room and took his place in front of the recorders. (more...)
Texas Tech vs. Kansas - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Texas Tech vs. Kansas - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- February 27, 2019

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders exacted some revenge from a 79-63 loss at Lawrence three weeks earlier. "We had a low turnover game tonight", said Beard, who is 48-5 at home in his three seasons leading the Red Raiders. On Saturday, the Red Raiders' recipe for success was no different. Kansas earned a 79-63 win at home over Texas Tech back on February 2, but I think the losses of two of their top scorers is going to be a real problem tonight on the road against this Texas Tech defense. (more...)
49ers officially place franchise tag on kicker Robbie Gould, per report 49ers officially place franchise tag on kicker Robbie Gould, per report
- February 27, 2019

During a 30-27 win over the Lions in Week 2, Gould scored 12 of San Francisco's points with three field goals and three extra points. According to The Athletic's Matt Barrows , the Niners used a non-exclusive franchise tag on Gould, which means other teams can negotiate with the kicker. (more...)
Celtic Look Set To Name Neil Lennon As Interim Rodgers Replacement Celtic Look Set To Name Neil Lennon As Interim Rodgers Replacement
- February 27, 2019

Rodgers guided Celtic to two Scottish Premiership titles as part of seven domestic trophies during his time in Scotland, with the club now eight points clear at the top of the table. This term, Celtic once again find themselves at the top of the Scottish Premiership table and have already lifted the Scottish League Cup with a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in December - Rodgers' seventh trophy in just two and a half seasons in Scotland. (more...)
Albot becomes first Moldovan to win ATP tour-level title | AP sports Albot becomes first Moldovan to win ATP tour-level title | AP sports
- February 27, 2019

But despite a 56-minute rain delay thwarting Albot's momentum after he broke for a 2-1 lead in the third set, the World No. 82 held his nerve to lift his first trophy after a thrilling two hours and 51 minutes. When you lose a set, it's just half a match, if you want to win the match you need to win two sets. But Evans made errors on all three of his chances, including a backhand volley from just a couple feet inside the baseline at 7/6 that sailed mere inches long. (more...)
Tsitsipas advances to Open 13 final — ATP roundup Tsitsipas advances to Open 13 final — ATP roundup
- February 27, 2019

Tsitsipas then powered through the second set, breaking Goffin twice to seal victory and winning 93 percent of his points on his first serve. "I found rhythm in the worst possible moment", Tsitsipas told the ATP Tour's official website. Top seed Tsitsipas, who surprisingly lost his opening outing in Rotterdam last week, continued to impress on French soil, winning for a second successive outing without facing a break point. (more...)
Aaron Hicks signs a 7/70 deal with Yankees - Other Baseball Aaron Hicks signs a 7/70 deal with Yankees - Other Baseball
- February 27, 2019

The Yankees outfield is now set for a longtime, as both Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton are tied to long-term deals. The club option is said to be valued at $12.5MM (with a $1MM buyout), and while Hicks doesn't have any no-trade protection on the deal, he'd receive a $1MM assignment bonus upon being traded. (more...)
James Worthy critical of 'detrimental' Rajon Rondo following Lakers loss James Worthy critical of 'detrimental' Rajon Rondo following Lakers loss
- February 26, 2019

The Los Angeles Lakers dropped two road games to sub-.500 teams and fell to 11th in standings, which means emotions among the fanbase are quite raw at the moment. "It felt different", he said . We didn't really get the lead back at all, and tonight we fought. The Lakers have won just twice since and face multiple tricky contests over the next two months, including two games against the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks and clashes with the Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, ... (more...)
Brendan Rodgers quits Celtic for Leicester as Bhoys line up Neil Lennon Brendan Rodgers quits Celtic for Leicester as Bhoys line up Neil Lennon
- February 26, 2019

It was at Swansea City where he really made his reputation as a manager, helping the Welsh side get promoted into the Premier League for the first time and cementing their place in the top tier. Sutton's former team-mate, John Hartson, has also expressed his surprise at Rodgers taking the decision to head back to England . The positive is that it would seem that they are happy enough to try and just about stay ahead of us, rather than spend some real money from that brimming bank ... (more...)
Unseeded Belinda Bencic upsets Petra Kvitova to lift Dubai title Unseeded Belinda Bencic upsets Petra Kvitova to lift Dubai title
- February 26, 2019

Saturday's title - the third of her career - will see her jump to 23 in the new world rankings from her current spot of 45th. The 21-year-old doesn't have almost as much power as the Kvitovas and Sabalenkas of this world, and she isn't quite as quick as the Haleps and Svitolinas either. (more...)
James Harden fined $25k for criticising National Basketball Association officials James Harden fined $25k for criticising National Basketball Association officials
- February 26, 2019

But this Warriors team very clearly doesn't feel great about how it's playing, how it's focusing. Teammate Kevin Durant , though, hopes Green will be back for the playoffs. "Being able to shoot the basketball, being able to get to the rim, being able to make plays for others". There is no doubt that the Warriors are still the heavy favorites to win a third straight National Basketball Association championship this season. (more...)
Lukaku vows to help Manchester United through injury crisis Lukaku vows to help Manchester United through injury crisis
- February 26, 2019

United chiefs have consistently suggested they will only make a permanent managerial appointment at the end of this season, but Neville believes Solskjaer is now the only candidate the fans will accept after Sunday's 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford. (more...)
Karl-Anthony Towns cleared to play after vehicle crash last week Karl-Anthony Towns cleared to play after vehicle crash last week
- February 26, 2019

The Timberwolves big man has been removed from concussion protocol after passing all required testing and is expected to play Monday against the Kings, the team announced. "I want to high-five them coming off the court". Towns told reporters that informing his parents of the accident was "the toughest part" - so hard, in fact, that he texted them instead of calling. (more...)
Johnson holds off McIlroy for 20th PGA Tour triumph Johnson holds off McIlroy for 20th PGA Tour triumph
- February 26, 2019

Dustin Johnson began the fourth and final round of the WGC Mexico Championship with a four-stroke lead and despite a slightly shaky start, the result was never really in doubt. "I got a fortunate break there on No. 5 and ended up making a nice par, " he said. Woods mostly kept his scorecard clean with just one blemish on the par-four eighth hole, rounding out the top 10 at eight under. (more...)
Dan Evans soars into semifinal with Andreas Seppi dismissal — ATP Delray Beach Dan Evans soars into semifinal with Andreas Seppi dismissal — ATP Delray Beach
- February 26, 2019

This time either Mackenzie McDonald or Radu Albot will stand in his way in Sunday's final. Isner lost just two points on serve in the opening set and things looked good for him already after a few minutes, breaking Daniel at 30 in game two with a volley victor and cementing a 3-0 lead with a hold at love. (more...)

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