Even in a 2020 college football season that featured more starts and stops than Los Angeles traffic, there were a handful of near certainties, such as Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State reaching the College Football Playoff. Even a pandemic couldn’t balance power in the most top-heavy sport. Will we finally see those heavyweights fall back
The UFC’s 2021 debut on ABC was big news for everything that happened inside the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday, and everything that didn’t. Max Holloway put on one of the most punishing, one-sided displays of boxing in UFC history, landing a record 445 significant strikes in his unanimous decision
News » Premier League news » Arsenal news January 16, 2021 21:16 GMT (UK), by Sri Aswin Lacazette wanted by Atletico Madrid La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid could make an approach to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal in the summer. The Frenchman has been a long-term target for the Spanish giants and they are reportedly monitoring his contract situation.
News » Premier League news » Liverpool news January 16, 2021 21:03 GMT (UK), by Sri Aswin Wijnaldum set to join Barcelona this summer Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is prepared to snub fresh contract talks with Liverpool as he has made his mind up to join Barcelona in the summer. The 30-year-old’s current deal with the Reds expires at
Maybe Allen Iverson was right after all. Maybe practice is overrated. Or, in the case of MMA, maybe sparring is overrated. Max Holloway told me Wednesday that for the second straight fight, he didn’t spar leading up to it. While other fighters have done this, it’s not common in the sport. Most fighters swear by
News The captain bemoans losing small moments and says he has been too timid at the crease Melbourne Renegades captain Aaron Finch will open the batting against the Melbourne Stars, insisting his move down the order in the loss to Brisbane Heat was purely for match-up purposes. Finch, Australia’s T20I captain and opener, has endured
Report Updates, analysis and colour from the third day of the fourth Test Welcome to our live report of the third day of the Australia-India Test from Brisbane. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here 9.36am: The forecast weather.com Much better viewing than yesterday’s hourly breakdown. How
Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, who has the Green Bay Packers waiting for him in Saturday’s divisional playoff, also has the Philadelphia Eagles waiting for him whenever this season ends, per league sources. The Eagles already have received permission to interview Staley at the appropriate time, which could be as early as Sunday
This fight was supposed to happen just over seven years ago, amid great anticipation. Back in late 2013, Carlos Condit was just a year removed from a challenge for UFC welterweight championship, and he was on an eight-fight run during which his only defeats had come against champion Georges St-Pierre and future champ Johny Hendricks.
NEW YORK — James Harden will make his debut with the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night against the Orlando Magic. Harden, who was traded to Brooklyn by the Houston Rockets as a part of a four-team deal earlier this week, will start for the Nets, coach Steve Nash said. It will be Harden’s first on-court
More than two years after Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair died from heatstroke during a football workout, the university has agreed to a settlement totaling $3.5 million with his parents, Marty McNair and Tonya Wilson. The amount, which was made public on Friday in a meeting agenda released by the Maryland Board of Public Works,
Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said a deal for the world heavyweight champion to meet Tyson Fury in an undisputed world heavyweight title bout this year is all but done, with a venue in the Middle East a front-runner to host it. Joshua beat Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev last month to retain his IBF, WBO and
Some players wear expectations of greatness lightly. Eight years and 37 Tests into his career, it is fair to say that Lahiru Thirimanne has not. In his early years, Thirimanne appeared as he still appears now – mature, measured, responsible, astute, always with that determined look upon his face. Here was a serious young player.
News du Preez, though, is hoping that it will spur the younger players to “step up, show their skills” Mignon du Preez, the senior South Africa Women batter, believes the absence of premier allrounders Dane van Niekerk and Chloe Tryon, due to injuries, for the upcoming home series against Pakistan will pose a “challenge” for
There wasn’t exactly a whole lot of astonishment in Alamgir Kabir‘s voice when he heard about Shoriful Islam‘s call-up to the Bangladesh ODI side. Islam had become a talked-about name in recent months after his impressive performances in the two recent domestic tournaments earned him a call-up to the 24-member preliminary squad last week. He
News England allrounder unlikely to be match-ready for second Test, but set to resume training Moeen Ali has been released from quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Sri Lanka, and has returned to the England team bubble in Galle after serving an extended isolation period. Moeen, 33, tested negative for the virus
News Fletcher is weighing up whether to stay with the Melbourne Stars or head to the Abu Dhabi T10 League A phone call from Brian Lara was the catalyst for Andre Fletcher to burst out of his BBL form slump, but he revealed he may not be available for the finals if the Melbourne Stars
Alabama’s annual exodus of players to the NFL began Thursday as four starters from the Crimson Tide‘s championship team — quarterback Mac Jones, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, defensive lineman Christian Barmore and defensive back Patrick Surtain — announced they would be leaving school early to turn pro. ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay predicts all