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Anthony Joshua stops Wladimir Klitschko with a knockout at Wembley

The Associated Press had it 94-94 going into the final round. In fairness, it was hard not to be caught up in the moment, after what had been the best heavyweight fight in years. "I tried to recover and then step it up in the later rounds, that was the plan". But congratulations to Anthony, he got up, he fought back, and he won the titles. Read More »

Bills decline to pick up 5th-year option on Watkins contract

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McDermott said he had "good conversations" with Watkins in discussing the reasoning behind the decision. "There is no question Sammy is a very good football player and has worked hard during his rehab this offseason. Whaley drew criticism for giving up too much in the trade with Cleveland in a draft class that produced a bounty of top-flight receivers, including Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans, Kelvin Benjamin and Jarvis Landry. Read More »

Barry Hawkins completes World Championship semi-final line-up

The four-time champion moved from 10-6 ahead at the start of the day to 16-8 in front without playing anywhere near his best, and nearly won through with a session to spare. The Scot knows that he'll have to raise his game possibly several notches if he is to have any opportunity of overcoming Selby in a world final for the second time. Read More »

Jackets, Wild In Danger of Sweep

Thanks to a pair of Maple Leafs goals late in the second period the two teams went into the break tied at three. Guentzel is the first Pittsburgh rookie to get a playoff hat trick. That is, until Sidney Crosby fed him for the game victor. The Minnesota Wild, who had a 12-game winning streak this season, are down 0-3 to the surprising St. Read More »

Jourdan Lewis confident legal issues will be resolved before camp

The dynamic cornerback plays the pass well in man coverage, and his Big Ten tenure suggests he's the kind of player defensive coordinators can leave on an island, even against top receivers. "I'm completely innocent. I believe that wholeheartedly". His 26 tackles for loss were the most for a defensive back in school history. The Cowboys had quarterbacks they would have liked to see fall to them in the draft, but didn't. Read More »

We meet again: Cavs, Raptors back together in postseason

LeBron makes the Cavaliers favourites in the series, even though they won the same number of games as the Raptors, because he's the world's best. The Raptors were better late, closing at 18-7 to the Cavs' 12-15 after the All-Star break. In 50 career postseason games, Lowry is shooting 38.8 percent from the field and 30.6 percent from beyond the arc, down from his career regular season numbers, where he's a 42.4 percent shooter from the field and 36.4 percent from three. Read More »

Bayern Munich wins fifth consecutive Bundesliga title

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RB Leipzig's goalless draw with Ingolstadt earlier on Saturday meant Bayern headed into the contest at the Volkswagen Arena knowing three points would be enough to retain their domestic crown with three games to spare. He bagged his second and Bayern's third just before the half-time whistle after Coman delivered another cross from the left wing. The hosts barely had a chance in the second half as Bayern controlled the game well and finally made it four when Robben done what he usually ... Read More »

Starting with Bears, surprises galore on Day 1 of NFL draft

If the Bears truly think Trubisky is the guy, then great. "Listen, I want them to be successful. For us, it's about making sure when we get the quarterback it's someone we all believe in and can get behind and move forward". 1 overall in the National Football League draft". In doing so, they gave up a 2018 first round pick and then some. Who said this quarterback class was terrible? Alabama did not impact the top half of the draft but had cornerback Marlon Humphrey go 16th to ... Read More »

Montravius Adams becomes father, drafted by Packers on same day

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He got the call moments after his son, Montravius Adams Jr., was born. Montravius Adams, an All-American defensive lineman from Auburn, became a father and a member of the Packers on Friday. I think that's the baby's way of telling us that his dad was a sleeper pick. Montravius Adams went back to school for his senior year despite whispers he could declare. Read More »

Instant analysis of Chiefs' selection of QB Patrick Mahomes

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In 2014, the Detroit Tigers picked Mahomes in the 37th round of the MLB Draft. Playing in the Red Raiders' spread offense, and against defense-less Big 12 competition, Mahomes had 77 touchdowns over his last 25 games, with an average of 8.3 yards per attempt over his entire career. Read More »

The New York Giants may have drafted Eli Manning's heir

That personality and character won over many in the months leading up to the draft, and there were many teams rumored to have interest in Webb as a first-round prospect. "Son of a coach, tough guy", Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross said. Webb will be under team control for four years, his contract expiring when Manning is 40. Read More »

Burnley pull away from drop zone with rare away win at Palace

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For me it's about getting on with business, to keep doing all we can to get points on the board. As a result, Crystal Palace with 38 points in the asset remains on the 12th place in the Premier League table. "Flanagan took his heel from behind and it's a 100 per cent penalty", he said. "The disappointment is the two goals we gave away and how easy it was for them to score". Read More »

Schedule set for the Cavs and Raptors second round matchup

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There is still a lot of time remaining in the postseason, but much has already been concluded about the playoff potential of numerous competing teams. Coming down the stretch of the regular season, the Cavs' defensive effectiveness had been questioned. At least on paper, Toronto appears to be better and Cleveland seems to be worse. Read More »

Vikings trade up for Cook

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The NFL Draft can take a life of its own, and that's exactly what happened with FSU's Dalvin Cook. Later in the third round, Spielman traded down from the 86th pick, getting Kansas City's compensatory third-round pick (104th) and picks in the fourth and seventh rounds. Read More »

Ding digs deep to keep revenge mission against Selby on track

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He said: "I'm disappointed to have lost when I played so well but that is sport". Higgins beat Judd Trump to take the 2011 world title, since when his best run had been a quarter-final showing a year ago. He will aim to convert that into a fuss-free victory today. Higgins, whose match against Hawkins was a stodgy, error-ridden affair, said: "I definitely need to raise my game". Read More »

Broncos' Elway hoping to buck trend with pick of Walker

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A consensus All-American and Ted Hendricks Award finalist in 2016, Walker was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-ACC first team honors. On day three, the Broncos will have six picks to complete their draft: one each in the 4th, 5th, and 6th rounds, in addition to three 7th round selections. Read More »

Green Bay Looking To Trade Out Of First Round

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Evans made the Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro honors in four straight seasons from 2009 through 2012 and continued his Pro Bowl streak through 2014. He started every game for the Saints after making that return to the roster and has 169 career starts in the NFL. Read More »

Andy Murray beaten by Austria's Dominic Thiem in Barcelona Open semi-final

Despite his straight sets win, on a centre court which is named after him, Nadal was far from pleased with his week's work in the Catalan capital where rain has made the conditions heavy. It will also give Nadal an opportunity to avenge his 6-4 4-6 7-6 defeat against Thiem in the semi-finals of the Argentina Open previous year. Thiem had too much for Evans on Thursday afternoon, however, prevailing 7-6 (5) 6-2 to set up a meeting with Japan's Yuichi Sugita in the last eight. Read More »

Magnussen fears added dangers of cockpit 'shield'

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The FIA aims to carry out tests of the new design during the 2017 season for implementation for next year, subject to approval from the World Motor Sport Council . "I wouldn't mind trying out the shield, seeing how is the visibility", Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said on Thursday. "It's not the prettiest thing, but give it a bit of time and I think it will look all right". Read More »

Red Sox 2B Pedroia still out with sore left knee

On Tuesday, Farrell said he would have played if they had a game, but woke up more sore on Wednesday. Dustin Pedroia would have been in the lineup on Tuesday had the Red Sox played a game that was rained out, manager John Farrell said. "Threw the ball well", Farrell said. "He's on tap to face hitters on Saturday here". "I think there's a long precedent with pitches in that area that this is typically what's handed down", Farrell said. Read More »