by | May 14, 2017 | 12:26

The reigning lineal middleweight champion Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 knockouts) was too quick for the slow of foot and slow of hand Chavez Jr (50-3-1, 32 knockouts), closing the taller Chavez's left eye with his unstoppable right hand. "When he went to the ropes, I just didn't have the strength to go after him and do some damage", Chavez said. Alvarez , who faced Chavez at a contract weight of 164.5 pounds, will fight at 160 pounds against Golovkin after refusing to fight his previous ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:50

Teenage star Kylian Mbappe pulled a goal back for the principality club after the break, his sixth of the competition. Alves had twice set up Gonzalo Higuaín to score in the semi-final first leg as Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri fielded Andrea Barzagli as one of three centre-backs to give the former Barcelona man more freedom to attack.

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:28

Once he's signed eight or 10 and is a year further forward I would be asking a question if he was playing a back six in all these big away games. 17 matches in seven weeks, April and May, 17 matches with 16 players is completely impossible.

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:19

But does that outburst define the city of Boston in general and Red Sox fans in particular? Following Manny Machado's slide into Dustin Pedroia , Matt Barnes retaliated and threw at Machado's head a day later. That forced manager Buck Showalter to use Jimenez in relief and bring Wilson up from Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday. Mauer's first career walk-off home run backed a strong start from Phil Hughes in the Twins' fifth win in six games.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:18

Washington Wizards' guard John Wall makes the game-winning three-point shot over Boston Celtics' guard Avery Bradley in the final seconds of Game 6 of their NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center in Washington Friday. "It was just amusing to me". When Washington hosted Boston on January 24, the players dressed in all-black for what they called a "funeral game".

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:39

But, just because they're enemies in the Octagon doesn't mean they can't be friends after the fight , right?? Miocic finished off the victory when he backed up dos Santos against the cage and floored him with a right hand to the head. "You have to think about it before". "But he's fighting Mark Hunt, a very experienced guy and someone who hits very hard", Dos Santos added. He'll surely face either Overeem or Werdum next, and then will be the heavyweight from the current generation who is ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 13:40

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has stated the Red Devils have given themselves the opportunity to end the campaign in a " perfect way ", after securing their place in the Europa League final after Thursday's tense 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:54

However, they are keen to finish the campaign strongly and Janmaat believes they have a chance of upsetting the Blues at Stamford Bridge. It was a hard game to play, we started well but then we had to change Coutinho, Adam Lallana only trained twice in the last four weeks so it wasn't flawless but we were patient and tried to create moments.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:19

In any case, it's a sad ending to what could possibly be an MVP-caliber regular season. Without Kawhi Leonard for Game 6 on Thursday night, it would have been safe to assume the Spurs would fall on the road to the Rockets, and we'd settle the series in seven.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:44

They will seek to complete a double in Conte's first season by winning the FA Cup final against Arsenal on May 27. We have had three competitions this season - league, FA Cup and League Cup - and for this reason I think some players didn't find a lot of space [to play].

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:37

BEIRUT (AP ) - Syrian Kurdish-led forces were clearing mines at the country's largest dam and the nearby town of Tabqa on Thursday, a day after seizing them from Islamic State militants. Trump will meet with Erdogan next week in Washington ahead of next month's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Mr Sinan Ulgen, a former Turkish diplomat and analyst at Carnegie Europe, said: "Turkey doesn't have much room to move here".

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:48

The tool might have warded off trouble, instead of what happened when referee Herb Dean ruled a pair of knees Alvarez landed to Poirier's head accidental in the second round. He's certain, however, that the UFC needs to be on the leading edge of measures to eliminate snafus like the one Saturday night. "I say let's do it again".

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:35

Although they have not won there since 2010, losing on four of their eight visits, Wenger's men will be hopeful of ending that sorry sequence so long as Alexis Sanchez is in the team. "West Brom will be tough, but hopefully we can be better than today". "I was surprised he got to the ball when I saw his position, and people told me it was handball".

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:07

Edgar went back to the same formula in round two, scooping Rodriguez into the air and planting him on the mat. That's bad news for the Mexican as Edgar is a strong wrestler and he starts landing some nice ground and pound from inside his guard.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:51

We have 69 points today - let's make it 72 on Tuesday (when Arsenal host Sunderland), and after that I will give my best as long as I am here for the values of this club. Arsenal defender Rob Holding admits the Gunners need to keep winning and hope Liverpool drop points, as they chase down the Reds in the battle for a top four finish .

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:38

He was in between the posts for the two legs in the semi-final against Celta Vigo as United progressed to the final with an aggregate score of 2-1. "Manchester United have always been known as entertainers, but I think they showed against Celta Vigo what they are now, which is a well-disciplined and well-organised team - the bit of them that was off the cuff has gone".

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:49

Who is Jurgen Klopp tipped to sign this summer? Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho has described Luan as the next big thing, and the 24-year-old was part of the side which won Olympic gold alongside Manchester City sensation Gabriel Jesus.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:23

After Chelsea's path to the Premier League title was cleared, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was left frustrated, bewildered and hurt. "We started the second half a little bit sloppy and we conceded a lot of space to them". "I think you all know that now it is more hard to try to catch Chelsea ". Chelsea now need just two wins from their final four matches to be guaranteed of the title.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:48

He said: "I've done some special stuff already as Masters champion, but that has to be the coolest thing I've done so far". Since the inception of the Players Championship in 1974 no player has successfully defended the title, with only six managing to win the prestigious event a couple of times.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:55

We worked hard - we outworked them - we created the better chances and probably should have had a couple more in that first half. "We have five games to play and we are out of the title race". The Nigerian worldwide has now missed the Gunners' last six games in all competitions. This derby win virtually assures Tottenham of making the top four, given its superior goal difference over fifth-place Manchester United.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:12

Sunday was the first time a Wenger side had beaten a Mourinho team in a competitive game - the Frenchman's only other triumph coming in the 2015 Community Shield win over Chelsea. The game was devoid of intensity in the stands and on the pitch. Gary Neville insists he is a fan of Manchester United's style of football under Jose Mourinho.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:26

The wins and the goals are piling up. "But I'm totally focused on Hull City staying in the Premier League, so new contracts etc - I'll be discussing those at the end of the season when the football has finished". Arsene Wenger, a target of abuse for much of the season, was even greeted with rapturous applause as he walked toward the fans. Sane was involved in the second goal, too, the left winger getting crudely taken down by Yohan Benalouane in the area.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:47

Alexis Sanchez. He scored Arsenal's first goal against Southampton in midweek with a great effort, collecting Mesut Ozil's through ball and faking to shoot and sending the defenders flying, before slotting past Fraser Forster. "It's a good opportunity to show your character, how you come back and how you recover from that... but let's not jump too quickly to conclusions and, instead, focus and give everything at Stoke on Saturday".

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:06

It was the 64th pole of Hamilton's career, lifting him to within one of his childhood hero Brazilian Ayrton Senna, on 65, and four from German Michael Schumacher on 68. McLaren's Fernando Alonso bounced back from Friday's breakdown during practice, making the third session of qualifying for the first time this year and finishing a season-best seventh, ahead of Sergio Perez of Force India and Felipe Massa in his Williams.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:41

The referee disallowed the goal and awarded City a free kick, holding up two fingers to show Mahrez had taken two consecutive touches. "The referee was so courageous in making the decision". Guardiola felt the pressure affected his players in the second half, although he argued they could have recovered even if Mahrez's penalty had stood.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:49

The Reds require two wins to guarantee Champions League football next season but anything less leaves them open to being caught by Arsenal or Manchester United, both of whom are now outside the top four but with matches in hand. And Bilic added: "Every league is hard but here you have maybe six clubs that are expecting to win the title and for them not to get in the Champions League, it's a failure of course".

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:29

As is the case in nearly every post-match interview with Jurgen Klopp following a win, the Anfield boss was all smiles and took the time to appreciate (via Sky Sports ) what was a Goal of the Season contender from his number 23. "Of course we want to attack, but it's not always possible". "But we're not there yet and there's still a lot of hard work ahead of us". The hosts almost pulled level in second-half stoppage time, but Sebastian Prodl's shot bounced off the crossbar.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:54

Momentum is a real thing, and there has been less time on the clock for it to die down for the C's as they head into tonight's game. "Don't come to my city, wearing all black, talking about a funeral", Wall said at courtside after his dagger of a jump shot sent the Men in Black home to Boston in a black mood.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:48

It was the 64th pole of Hamilton's career, lifting him to within one of his childhood hero Brazilian Ayrton Senna, on 65, and four from German seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher who holds the record of 68. Hamilton, fastest in both Q1 and Q2, appeared on course to seal an easy pole only for Vettel to provide a late charge in the closing moments of the session.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:35

After the match, Ronaldo and Real claimed the 32-year-old had moved on to 400 goals for the club, although official records say 399. The team has been tremendous. "We'll all remember that he's a unique player and a legend of our club", said Ramos. "You can play good in defence, control midfield but in the end you need a player who will score and he did".

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:03

Ferrari's Formula 1 championship leader Sebastian Vettel made light of media speculation on Thursday that he might move to rivals Mercedes in 2018. There were fears the vehicle had a further issue but he opted to stay out and no further problems materialised. "We are obviously in a much better position, but it is still early", Vettel said.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:10

In his first match since changing his coaching team in an attempt to change fortunes following a hard start to the year, Djokovic was taken to three sets by Spain's Nicolas Almagro in a match which lasted for two and a quarter hours. In a pretty entertaining encounter, Novak Djokovic admitted that beating Feliciano Lopez in a stadium full of home supporters was a whole different "game".

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:05

Parker was carried off the floor by teammates with 8:43 remaining in the Spurs' 121-96 victory. He rose to his feet but was unable to put any pressure on his left leg to walk, so he was carried off the court by rookie guard Dejounte Murray and center Dewayne Dedmon .

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:35

Kasper Dolberg opened the scoring for Ajax in the semi-final second leg but Alexandre Lacazette's double just before halftime put Lyon ahead on the night and substitute Rachid Ghezzal added another goal for the hosts late on. When asked if the result of the 24 May final in Stockholm would determine whether United's season was a success or failure, he said the media "have the right to say it and it makes sense to say it, but I don't feel like that".

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:07

It's probably a little reductive to argue that the only reason superstardom has eluded Jedrzejczyk is fans reacting badly to her trash-talk, but it's equally hard to put your finger on the reasons why she hasn't crossed over into the mainstream sports world's consciousness.