Author: 0 UFC 208: Holly Holm claims Germaine de Randamie's late punches were intentional

However, the best and the hardest punch that came in the fight at the hands of Germaine was after the bell at the end of round 2 . If she has a third loss in a row, she could face being cut by the UFC. A lot of times , the first one they give a warning, that's kind of normal. All would have worked out so long as Justino remained dominant inside the cage - a safe bet the UFC was willing to ride on as 2017 came into the fold.

Author: 0 Czech Republic ties Spain 1-1 in Fed Cup

After Aliaksandra Sasnovich had stunned Michaela Krajicek 4-6 6-3 6-2 to give the underdogs a surprise lead, Bertens had to fend off a match point against 18-year-old Aryna Sabalenka before claiming a 3-6 7-6 (8/6) 6-4 victory. Strycova double faulted to go 3-1 down in the decisive set before Muguruza broke her again for a commanding 5-1 lead. Both of those will feature in Ostrava with world number three Karolina Pliskova leading Czech hopes of a sixth Fed Cup in seven years and 11th overall ...

Sport Marcos Alonso states his prediction for Burnley v Chelsea
Author: 0 Marcos Alonso states his prediction for Burnley v Chelsea

It's important in every game to try and win and I think we did that today. Hazard's form is reminiscent of Chelsea's title-winning 2014-15 campaign in which he was named player of the year by both the Football Writers and PFA. Chelsea will this afternoon hope to keep their run of four wins in a row going as they welcome Everton to Stamford Bridge. "He shows me great attitude and great well despite a little pain".

Sport Broad wouldn't turn down Test captaincy
Author: 0 Broad wouldn't turn down Test captaincy

The trio spoke with Andrew Strauss to discuss England's way forward in the wake of Alastair Cook's decision to step down as captain earlier this week. Stuart Broad has offered his support for teammate Joe Root to take over from Alastair Cook as the next captain of England . Broad insists the 26-year-old can cope with the added pressure of captaining England and he believes playing in all three formats of the worldwide game can also boost the Yorkshireman's cause.

Sport WWE Elimination Chamber 2017
Author: 0 WWE Elimination Chamber 2017

John Cena enters the PPV as the WWE Champion, but he isn't expected to retain the title. With the company getting all of its ducks in a row for WrestleMania this month and the next, this Smackdown-exclusive event should hammer out the details for the blue brand's participation at the show of shows.

Author: 0 Rallying-Latvala sweeps to victory in Rally Sweden

Ott Tanak is further 21 seconds behind Latvala to finish in 3rd. Paddon had a sloppy start to the rally in the ceremonial stadium-style super special stage and was slow out of the blocks once the event moved into the traditional forest stages.

Sport Former Raiders, Dolphins defensive end Quentin Moses dies in house fire
Author: 0 Former Raiders, Dolphins defensive end Quentin Moses dies in house fire

Monroe fire chief Keith Glass said via the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the home, about 20 miles from Athens, Georgia, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. Following his standout career at Georgia, Moses went on to become a third-round pick of the Oakland Raiders before ultimately playing four seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

Sport The Warriors won the game, but Westbrook trumps Durant
Author: 0 The Warriors won the game, but Westbrook trumps Durant

Westbrook said too much attention has been paid to his relationship with Durant. "Once the ball is tipped up, just go out there and play the game". The game itself lacked suspense. He hopped down and someone wanted to know how he felt about not getting to cheer his favorite basketball player any longer. The hostility greeted Durant in pre-game warm-ups, when he wore headphones to drown out the boos and name-calling.

Sport Jack Del Rio Agrees To Four-Year Extension With Raiders
Author: 0 Jack Del Rio Agrees To Four-Year Extension With Raiders

The team has signed Jack Del Rio to a new 4-year contract. "The Raiders have torn up Jack Del Rio's original contract and rewarded him with a new four-year deal", owner Mark Davis said in a statement. The Raiders had the NFL's worst record in that span, failing to produce a single winning season or playoff berth. During his tenure with Jacksonville, he finished above.500 on just two separate occasions and has done so three times in 11 seasons as the head coach.

Author: 0 About the whole Myles Garrett situation with the Browns

Garrett , however, told Fox 26 in Houston, "It doesn't matter to me". Magic is an upgrade in Lakers" front officeMichael Smith calls Dolan an embarrassmentNo surprise that Tiger withdraws from upcoming eventsShould Magic get to "call the shots' for Lakers?sc "I'm staying at home", Garrett told the Houston Chronicle .

Author: 0 Forget Robbie Brady, this man is the real hero of Burnley-Chelsea

Pirlo was Conte's midfield linchpin for Juventus and Italy. "We believe we can beat Chelsea ", he told Metro . They could keep three consecutive clean sheets at home in the top flight for the first time since a run of four in a row from October to December 1973.

Author: 0 USTA apologises for German anthem mix-up

Although that stanza was sung prior to Nazi rule of Germany and traditionally had been the opening portion of the anthem, according to the Press Association, the words have since become synonymous with Adolf Hitler's reign. "This mistake will not occur again, and the correct anthem will be performed for the remainder of this first-round tie", it said in a statement. German team member Andrea Petkovic was disturbed by Saturday's performance, saying on the German federation's website: 'It was ...

Sport Barcelona defender Aleix Vidal ruled out for the season after ankle injruy
Author: 0 Barcelona defender Aleix Vidal ruled out for the season after ankle injruy

He was in agony on the ground as it seemed to take medical staff an age to bring the stretcher on to carry him off and he now faces an anxious wait for scans to reveal the extent of the injury. Aleix immediately called for help and was stretchered off the pitch. "At first glance, being honest, it looked like a really ugly injury". Suarez, who scored twice to move level on 109 Barcelona goals with his coach, and Lionel Messi were instrumental in punishing Alaves' mistakes.

Sport Braves trade for Brandon Phillips; Sean Rodriguez out 3-5 months
Author: 0 Braves trade for Brandon Phillips; Sean Rodriguez out 3-5 months

Phillips reportedly waived his no-trade clause Saturday. Rodriguez's surgery stems from a January 30 auto accident in Miami when, along with his wife and their two kids, were T-boned by a driver who stole a police cruiser. What a day lol! OUR TAKE: A three-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove Award victor, Phillips' best days are behind him but he proved he can still contribute and would fit in perfectly in the Braves' infield and lineup.

Sport Warriors 107-122 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies
Author: 0 Warriors 107-122 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies

Watch Dray lead the Warriors to a 122-107 win in the video above. Green finished with the first non-scoring triple double in Warriors history and the first triple double in National Basketball Association history scoring fewer than 10 points with four points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals.

Sport Bonzie Colson leads Notre Dame past No. 14 Florida State
Author: 0 Bonzie Colson leads Notre Dame past No. 14 Florida State

Mike Brey's crew came into this one feeling like it owed the Seminoles something after Florida State handed the Irish their first loss after five consecutive wins to open Atlantic Coast Conference play. "It sucked to have to break the news to him that we have a game". Rathan-Mayes scored 11 points but just one in the second stanza. Gibbs has averaged 15.7 minutes per ACC game, but played 21 on Saturday.

Sport Man United ease past Watford to reach points landmark
Author: 0 Man United ease past Watford to reach points landmark

Jose Mourinho has lost patience with Anthony Martial, according to reports on Saturday. United have home advantage and "should" win this, but not by much. Willian, 28, an attacking midfielder, has mentioned that Mourinho had tried asking him to join Manchester United last summer itself, but the Brazilian did not go ahead.

Sport Chavo Guerrero Sr. dead at age 68
Author: 0 Chavo Guerrero Sr. dead at age 68

At the time of his death, Chavo Sr. was involved in the concussion class action lawsuit against WWE . This is according to his son, Chavo Guerrero Jr ., who revealed the sad news this afternoon in a post on Instagram . He noted that Guerrero Sr. was diagnosed with liver cancer last month and died today. Last year, now in his seventh decade, Chavo Classic alighted at Lucha Underground's Temple to intervene in a match between Rey Mysterio and his son where he was the recipient of the ...

Sport Conte confident
Author: 0 Conte confident "warrior" will be fit for Burnley despite knock

He said: 'Cesc is a top player and is a genius at football. He's in a very high level but I don't see the problem because we don't want to sell him. "He hasn't a price now". Sean Dyche: "Every game you play is a challenge when you are in the Premier League but these are the teams we wanted to play when we were winning promotion from the last division".

Sport Stephen Curry Thinks Trump Is An Asset, Minus The '
Author: 0 Stephen Curry Thinks Trump Is An Asset, Minus The '

On Wednesday morning, Under Armour released a statement explaining Plank's comments on Trump from a purely business standpoint. Curry called various Under Armour officials this week, asking for context on Plank's comments during an interview with CNBC .

Author: 0 UFC 208 results: Anderson Silva def. Derek Brunson

Brunson was keen to go for the take down and Silva did well to defend it, once almost sinking in a standing guillotine. Silva's sprawls to defend against takedown shots by Brunson (16-5) were as quick as ever. Silva certainly came into this bout with a patient approach, and that helped him. I know I'm too old to fight. Earlier in the week, Anderson Silva, an MMA fighter with little left to accomplish in his historic career made it clear he was eyeing another run at the UFC middleweight ...

Sport Madison Square Garden chief of security fired in Charles Oakley fallout
Author: 0 Madison Square Garden chief of security fired in Charles Oakley fallout

Oakley would later comment on the altercation by saying that security had informed him that someone was ordering him to leave, who he believed to be Dolan, due to their less than amicable relationship. Nevertheless, with a new wardrobe item now available, it is doubtful James Dolan protesters will have the shirt ripped off their backs Sunday. According to the New York Daily News , Dolan and Oakley have been feuding for years .

Author: 0 Imran Tahir races to the top of ICC ODI bowlers ranking table

Russell Domingo said he is in no rush to decide whether to reapply for his job after South Africa completed a series whitewash over Sri Lanka to return to the top of the one-day worldwide rankings. With what we've got going at the moment, I think we will thrive under that kind of pressure". "It's an important T20 for us", Domingo said of their five days at Eden Park before the first ODI in Hamilton on Sunday .

Author: 0 England thrashed by Pakistan in semi-final

England won the toss and selected to ball first. For Pakistan, Israr Hassan made unbeaten 143 runs on just 69 balls with 25 fours and a six. Pakistan scored 309-1 in their 20 overs. Matthew James Page 41 (36) and Luke Jason Smith Sugg 34 (26) were the only ones to show any kind of resistance. Sri Lanka had been bowled out for 174 in 19.2 overs, with Ranbir Panwar and Sunil picking two wickets each for India.

Author: 0 Defender Mee issues warning to Premier League leaders Chelsea

Touching upon his past experiences, the Italian spoke at length of the need to instil this intensity, or "tension" as he called it, within his own Chelsea players. "Cesc is a top player and is a genius at football". I can talk in the same way about Andrea Pirlo. In the same way. We are talking about a genius of football.

Sport Dele Alli: Tottenham star named Premier League Player of the Month
Author: 0 Dele Alli: Tottenham star named Premier League Player of the Month

Liverpool were more aggressive than us and we never coped with it. But if you show like today that you can not cope with the pressure to play to win the league than it is hard to challenge and fight for the Premier League. Third-place Manchester City, three spots and four points above United, travels to fading Bournemouth on Monday . The clash of two high-pressing sides, most unsafe in transition, has resulted in the two largely cancelling each other out.

Sport England win at the death in Wales
Author: 0 England win at the death in Wales

England started and finished strongly but the middle half of the game belonged to Wales , something Jones will look to address having also played second fiddle to France before battling back to win their opener last week. We have prepared as best as we can. England now lead the table with two wins from two ahead of Ireland in second. How his players respond to the environment will offer Jones an insight into their potential.

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook Says Reconciliation With Kevin Durant 'Not Really Up To Me'

Durant said before the game he didn't expect a warm reception. "The crowd was fantastic tonight. They were loud - as loud as I've ever heard them". 76ERS 117 bt HEAT 109 - Nerlens Noel, Robert Covington and Dario Saric each scored 19 points to lead Philadelphia over Miami, snapping the Heat's winning streak at 13 games.

Sport Toni Nadal to stop traveling with nephew Rafael after 2017 season
Author: 0 Toni Nadal to stop traveling with nephew Rafael after 2017 season

After last year's absence from some tournaments, I started this season well and made a significant effort during the Australian swing", he wrote on Twitter. 'If he said that, then he means just that. Rafa Nadal has pulled the plug on his plans to compete in the Rotterdam Open next week after confirming that doctors have advised him to rest after a draining start to 2017 .

Sport Kevin Durant Traveled With Extra Security For Return To Oklahoma City
Author: 0 Kevin Durant Traveled With Extra Security For Return To Oklahoma City

As Kevin Durant's return to the city where he had spent the previous eight years of his National Basketball Association career was winding down, he found himself with the ball 30 feet from the basket, and with Russell Westbrook - his co-star for every moment he spent here - standing right in front of him.

Sport India vs Bangladesh Test, day four
Author: 0 India vs Bangladesh Test, day four

With this Ashwin becomes the fastest bowler to scalp 250 Test wicket . The young Hasan had all the reason to get carried away by the occasion and could have played a false shot and got out. Shakib-al-Hasan and his skipper Mushfiqur Rahim stepped up though taking Bangladesh well beyond lunch with their 107 run stand for the fifth wicket .

Author: 0 Charles Oakley responds to Knicks owner James Dolan: 'I'm not an alcoholic'

Oakley said he has been told that Dolan must be informed by security whenever he is in the arena, and that MSG staff follow him when he leaves his seat to go the bathroom. I mean, to me, you know, I think that, I mean, Charles has a problem. Clippers forward Blake Griffin said he recognized Oakley right away and saw him say something to Dolan before the altercation at his seat.

Sport Fab Melo, former NBA player, dies in Brazil at 26
Author: 0 Fab Melo, former NBA player, dies in Brazil at 26

Melo's Brazilian team confirmed his death on Twitter, saying it was "sad news for Brazilian basketball". "We don't know the cause yet", Boeheim told ESPN . Fab Melo #13 of the Boston Celtics poses for a portrait during the 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot at the MSG Training Center on August 21, 2012 in Tarrytown, New York.

Sport 76ers' Joel Embiid has low-grade meniscus tear in left knee
Author: 0 76ers' Joel Embiid has low-grade meniscus tear in left knee

He is still only day-to-day and Colangelo said that players play through minor meniscus tears a lot. "Got to take care of my knee, this bone bruise". But it was not thought to be acute and it was not thought to be the source of the pain, inflammation or symptoms.

Author: 0 Messi, Suarez, Neymar score as Barca rout Alaves

Although unsurprisingly saddened by Vidal's injury, Luis Enrique was full of praise for his team's performance and referred to it as being "complete". Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar reflect as Barcelona kept the pressure on Real Madrid with a 6-0 drubbing of Alaves. "I'm devastated about Aleix's injury, how it happened and what it means for him and the team", he told reporters.

Sport Houston police still searching for missing Brady jersey
Author: 0 Houston police still searching for missing Brady jersey

At that point in time it would have been easy for any of the Falcons players to be confident that they were on their way to victory. Last night's game is officially a "where were you when" sporting moment, joining most recently the Cubs World Series victory and Lebron James' Game 7 block.

Sport Holdener makes history with Alpine Combined world title
Author: 0 Holdener makes history with Alpine Combined world title

First-run leader Sofia Goggia of Italy and second-place Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia failed to complete the slalom. Gisin led after the downhill, her time of 1:17.47 a tenth of a second ahead of America's Laurenne Ross, with Lindsey Vonn third after she stopped the clock in 1:17.75.

Sport Ian McCall pulled from UFC 208, fight with Jarred Brooks cancelled
Author: 0 Ian McCall pulled from UFC 208, fight with Jarred Brooks cancelled

Ian McCall's bad luck won't go away.The flyweight contender once again was forced to pull from a fight card, this time just hours ahead of UFC 208 on Saturday at Barclays Center. McCall had been forced out of an earlier bout with Seery at the last minute through illness. Two months later, McCall and Neil Seery were schedule to fight.

Sport Why the Leicester City squad has 'an unwavering togetherness'
Author: 0 Why the Leicester City squad has 'an unwavering togetherness'

However, nine of Swansea's 21 points have come against the five clubs around them despite unexpected losses against Middlesbrough and Hull (Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Leicester round out the five). Claudio Ranieri's team are the only side in the English top flight without a goal in 2017. Barrow was responsible for generating more goals than he was ever given credit for , but given Ayew - a keen dribbler - shares the Gambian's knack for getting fouled, Swansea could yet benefit from ...

Sport Kentucky Holds Off Alabama, 67-58
Author: 0 Kentucky Holds Off Alabama, 67-58

And the first half got sloppier from there. The Wildcats (20-5, 10-2 Southeastern Conference), fresh from a 92-85 shootout win over LSU, found a way to win at a much different tempo after dropping three of their last five games. Briscoe recorded his fourth double-double of the year with 11 points and 11 rebounds , the sixth double-double of his career. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kentucky is favored on the road today, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -8 points against ...

Sport West Brom denies West Ham victory with last-minute goal
Author: 0 West Brom denies West Ham victory with last-minute goal

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic was sent to the stands in the closing of his side's 2-2 draw against West Brom at the London Stadium . Brunt believes that West Brom are proving to be more of an attacking threat in 2016-17 and that they can reached new heights in the Premier League with 14 games still to play.

Author: 0 Charles Oakley Trashed White People & Police In MSG Meltdown ... Witnesses Say

The manager also says Oakley shouted, "F**k you police, I used to respect you but now I don't have no respect for you motherf**kers". The same night Dolan announced the permanent ban, Knicks fans chanted "Free Charles Oakley " and "We want Oakley" during the team's matchup against the Nuggets.

Author: 0 Clattenburg apologised for Sanchez handball decision - Andrew Robertson

However after Arsenal's 2-0 home win over Hull City, which owed much to a handball goal by Alexis Sánchez, Wenger did say that he had eaten with Wright before the Q&A. A former Arsenal player, and a good one at that, many are frustrated with the way he talks about the club during times of trouble. Alexis Sanchez scored both goals, the first which appeared to go in off his hand and the second in stoppage time from the penalty spot, to give them victory.

Sport Zidane has Italianised Madrid - Ferrara
Author: 0 Zidane has Italianised Madrid - Ferrara

After their game with Celta Vigo was postponed, Real Madrid's lead in La Liga has almost disappeared. We shall see tomorrow. "We have trained well, we are physically well". In Zidane's 13 months at Madrid they have become champions of Europe for the 11th time and posted a club-record 16 successive victories in LaLiga , while also equalling Barcelona's record of 39 league games without defeat.

Author: 0 Bruins win first game with new coach behind bench

With 9:21 remaining in the second period, Paul Martin picked up a tripping minor for the Sharks' second penalty of the game. After a faceoff win, the Bruins turned the puck over at the blue line, where Joe Thornton scooped it up and streaked down the left wing.

Sport Barcelona beat Alaves 6-0 away from home
Author: 0 Barcelona beat Alaves 6-0 away from home

As for the hosts, Edgar Mendez, whose goal against Celta Vigo took Alaves into the final of the Copa del Rey , missed out with a hamstring problem, while the likes of Deyverson, Ibai Gomez and Victor Camarasa dropped out as head coach Mauricio Pellegrino shuffled his pack following their exertions in the cup.

Sport Oklahoma City Thunder Game Recap: Running Out of Gas
Author: 0 Oklahoma City Thunder Game Recap: Running Out of Gas

They looked at me as their son. "If Joel Embid wasn't in this league, a lot of people would be talking about Dario as a candidate for Rookie of the Year and justifiably so", Brown said. An eventful Fourth of July holiday in the States saw a former MVP join a 73-win team with the reigning two-time MVP and the Coach of the Year victor.

Sport Bracket preview show: Gonzaga No. 1 seed, fourth overall
Author: 0 Bracket preview show: Gonzaga No. 1 seed, fourth overall

When the preliminary bracket was unveiled, the Seminoles were announced as the two seed in the Midwest Region, the No. 6 overall team. In the Midwest Region along with Florida State are No. Among the teams that United Kingdom has played so far this season, Kansas received a No. 1 seed and was the No. 2 team overall, both Louisville and North Carolina received No.

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