Kell Brook desperate to defend world title at beloved Bramall Lane

All of this is just a normal part of the pre-fight hype, and justifiably so considering that this is in fact a legit match-up between two top fighters in the primes. Brook says: 'Getting back down to the weight is always tough for me but has not been as awful as usual this time because I've done it right. "I'm a champion.

Cougars vs. LSU to air on ESPN in primetime for Texas Kickoff

LSU and BYU will battle in primetime. It's the first meeting between the Cougars and Tigers. NRG Stadium, which opened in 2002, features a retractable roof that has been closed for both of LSU's appearances in the 71,795-seat arena. The Cougars will also face Mississippi State later in the season on October 14 in Starkville, Miss. Ticket for the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff are on sale now at or by calling 801-422-2981.

Paul Pogba dedicates Europa League win to Manchester attack victims

But Mourinho gets his teams over the line in competitions. "I agree with UEFA's decision to play the match but, you know, if we have questions like your question (about the importance of winning the game for the city) that made us return to this tragedy, obviously it takes happiness from our achievement".

Lucky Man Utd just waited and kicked it long - Ajax captain

In a match of few clear opportunities in Stockholm , goals by Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan consigned the Amsterdam side to a 2-0 defeat in the club's first European final appearance since 1996. "At half time I told them that we're strong and playing a good possession game". They just waited around. Events on Wednesday also mean the Europa League will have two English sides next season, with Arsenal going straight to the group stages and Everton via the third qualifying round.

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as No. 1 all-time postseason scorer

LeBron did it in 54 fewer games; that's over half a season's worth of games! He is also now the league's career playoff scoring leader against the Celtics, with more points scored against Boston than any other team, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Jose Mourinho reveals what he told Sir Alex Ferguson after Ajax match

The win preserved Mourinho's flawless record in major European finals, adding to his 2003 UEFA Cup victory with FC Porto , and his Champions League triumphs with the same club in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010. "We preferred to reach the Champions League this way than finish fourth, third or second". Ajax hogged the ball for the rest of the match but rarely looked like getting past United, who saw the game out to preserve Mourinho's 100 percent record in European finals and deliver ...

Cavs Beat Celtics 112-99

Kevin Love added 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Cavs, now 11-1 in the postseason. Coming off of a 111-108 Game 3 loss , the Cavaliers looked like they might lose another game to the Celtics at halftime of Game 4. The Celtics used their third different starting lineup in four games against Cleveland . "The kid is special", James said. "We can't go back to Boston tied 2-2".

Wayne Rooney donates £100k to Manchester bombing victims

While doubts remain or grow about Chris Smalling , Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind, Bailly is the constant. Mourinho is now on a deserved holiday after a huge 64-match season. So now it's up to him and the owners. Tottenham finished second, while Manchester United finished sixth and won two trophies. Premier League winners Chelsea have also pledged to make a donation to the Manchester appeal, but have cancelled their planned title victory parade around west London on ...

Buccaneers, Jaguars to Have Joint Training Camp Practices in 2017

The teams announced on Thursday that they will spend two days practicing together in Jacksonville this summer. The Bucs also had joint practices with the Browns in Tampa a year ago, but Koetter said in the offseason that he had a sense that the second session of joint practices had diminishing returns.

Vikings sign 5th-round pick Adams, 7th-round choice Odenigbo

The Pioneer Press reports that the NFL Players' Association sent a letter to the agents of the other picks to hold firm against language that they feel violates the Collective Bargaining agreement. Hours after announcing the signing of fifth-round receiver Rodney Adams , the Vikings announced their second signing of Thursday. Adams and the rest of the rookies have participated in offseason activities by signing "injury protection agreements".

Garry Monk steps down as Leeds manager

It was a shock when Monk agreed to work for former owner Massimo Cellino a year ago and a greater surprise that he lasted a season without getting the sack. "It is with huge disappointment that my time at Leeds United has come to an end", Monk wrote in a lengthy statement released via his Twitter account.

Litke: NBA short on drama, but long on conspiracy theories

Had Boston lost Game 3 , this series being over would have been a mere formality with no team in National Basketball Association history has ever rallied from a 3-0 series deficit to advance to the next round of play. "I've always stayed even-keeled", James said. "I mean, LeBron James understands how to play the game and he understands what this (Cleveland) team needs from him".

Odell Beckham Jr. Reportedly Skips Workout To Be With Iggy Azalea

The team did not say whether Vernon missed all three, but the veteran who signed an $85 million contract in the offseason previous year wasn't there Thursday, the only day open to the media. Despite the voluntary nature of the workouts, that both players would be absent for the part of the offseason program that allows the offense to work against the defense and build on what has been put in place already is curious.

Formula One: Ricciardo inspired by bad Monaco memory

Title rivals Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel , separated by just six points and with two wins apiece, will be the favourites in Sunday's showcase race around the metal-fenced streets. "We've got some work to do, that's for sure.I have no idea whether we will be on the pace on Saturday". The 37-year-old is back as a one-off replacement for Fernando Alonso , the double world champion who is competing at the Indianapolis 500, and he was provided with his first taste of on-track ...

Celtics to be without Amir Johnson in Game 4

Irving put a scare into the Cavs and their fans when he stepped on Terry Rozier's foot and rolled his ankle. They played a hell of a game and they took it to us and we weren't able to stop the runs that they made. On his way to the 42 points, Irving converted 15 of his 22 attempts from the field, including four of his seven looks from three-point range and eight of his nine free throws.

Kyrie Irving leads Cavaliers past Celtics

That delivered a shocking win for these NBA Playoffs as an undermanned Celtics team surprised a team that had a 10-0 record in the postseason. Irving took over the game in the second half and finished with 42 points despite a tender ankle, LeBron James added 34 and the Cavaliers moved one win from an nearly inevitable third date in the NBA Finals with the Warriors by rallying to beat Boston 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Irving, LeBron lift Cavs over Celtics

When he gets going like that, he's tough to stop. Facing elimination, Celtics remain a confident bunch as Eastern Conference Finals head back to Boston: "We owe our fans a better performance and we know that", guard Avery Bradley said after scoring a team-high 19 points in Tuesday night's loss.

Button expects to be competitive on return

High speed (corners) are so much fun - so much fun. "It's the first time that I'll be racing in my "back yard", as it's recently become another home race for me ". Nothing has been heard regarding updates for the engine's ERS system, which has been one of the engine's weakest points , despite matching Mercedes' ERS power output in mid-2016.

Richard Sherman responds to report about rift with Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll

Bennett linked to an ESPN The Mag feature posted on Thursday that focuses on Bennett's teammate Richard Sherman and how the team as a whole has reacted to the heartbreaking Super Bowl XLIX loss that included Russell Wilson's infamous goal-line interception.

Ice Cube Challenges LaVar Ball to Make Four-Point Shot

LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand is expanding - at the expense of Fox Sports' Kristine Leahy. LaVar Ball, the father of future National Basketball Association player Lonzo Ball, made headlines earlier this month when he told Fox Sports host Kristine Leahy to " stay in your lane " during an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd .

The Cavs got the Kyrie they need in Game 4

Cleveland had appeared to be cruising towards a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals after romping to victory in the opening two games of the best-of-7 series. Cavs forward J.R. Smith says James has to be "more aggressive and play like he's been playing". "You have to have some type of adversity to be successful", James said.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers to host 2021 Super Bowl

Last year, the league announced L.A. would host the 2021 Super Bowl. National Football League rule states that a facility must be open for two years prior to hosting the Super Bowl. "I can't tell you how". Thanks to rain, the Super Bowl isn't returning to the Los Angeles area for an extra year. "The pendulum had swung a long way" in restricting players too much, McKay added.

Orlando to Host 2018 Pro Bowl, Was Host to Exhibition Last Season

January 28 in Orlando, a week before the Super Bowl . After several years of players simply going through the motions, particularly on defense, last season's matchup was a refreshing return to an all-star game and more competitive contest.

Joseph leads Phillies over Rockies 2-1 in extra innings

At left is Ryan Hanigan. Pitcher Tyler Chatwood #32 of the Colorado Rockies delivers a pitch during the seventh inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 24, 2017 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania. But he was saved by an outstanding performance from the bullpen, with six relievers coming in to two-hit the Rockies over six innings. It wasn't a ideal outing for Velasquez, who gave up eight hits in his five innings while throwing 94 pitches, ...

Chicagoans celebrate as Manchester United wins soccer championship

Click through the gallery above to see United's Europa League celebrations . "We want peace in the world, respect". At a time when the city of Manchester needed them the most, Manchester United delivered a fairy tale soccer championship victory that will forever be remembered, not just throughout England, but around the world.

Patty Mills' Spurs tumble out of National Basketball Association playoffs

The Cavs and Warriors have met in the Finals two years in a row, with Golden State winning the first and the Cavs taking the second, coming back from down 3-1 to win it all. "But one thing about it, he's definitely not a liability on the floor". "Pretty hard to describe", Ginobili said of those final minutes. San Antonio simply didn't have the firepower.

Henry blames Mourinho for Pogba struggles

Redknapp's assessment appears harsh with Pogba registering the tenth best performance score in the Premier League this campaign. Former France worldwide Henry believes his compatriot has been played too deep by Mourinho this season, but backs the 24-year-old to improve significantly in 2017-18 with less pressure on his shoulders.

Ajax boss: We were overawed in Europa League final

It was the biggest return yet on United's world-record £89.3 million ($115.8 million, 103.2 million euros) investment in Pogba , who celebrated by pointing to the sky. That will have to change. The manager indicated Wayne Rooney , a late substitute, could stay. There will be at least one marquee signing as United try to lift themselves back among the true elite.

Midfielder Gedion Zelalem ruled out of Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup

The Under-20 World Cup was supposed to be Gedion Zelalem's showcase, his chance to shine and pave the way for a transfer away from Arsenal in search of playing time. His first and only brief appearance at the U-20 World Cup suggested he was to be played in a deep-lying role by United States of America head coach Tab Ramos.

Wolverines' Wagner staying in school, Wilson to National Basketball Association

The 6-foot-11 Wagner, who is from Berlin, averaged 12.1 points per game as a sophomore . "He can guard multiple positions and is a shooter". Wednesday marked the deadline for all players with college eligibility remaining to decide whether or not they want to remain committed to the NBA Draft, or return to school.

Jose Mourinho reveals his Europa League celebrations were a secret code

We focused on the football match, which I think we played really well and the boys deserve this moment'. "Not by finishing second or third or fourth, and we have the honour of going to the Super Cup". Manchester United have won two trophies", said former Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage, who began his career at United, on BBC radio. Ajax were appearing in their first continental showpiece match since the 1996 Champions League decider and fielded a team with an average age of ...

Clemson-Kent State game time announced for September 2

While FSU and Bama will garner the most national attention on opening week, the season officially begins August 31, when IN hosts 2016 playoff semifinalist Ohio State (8 p.m. Appalachian State at 5:15 p.m. and LSU vs. BYU in Houston at 8:30 p.m. Florida faces MI in Arlington, Texas, at 2:30 p.m. on ABC. With 100 days until the 2017 MI football season gets underway, we learned today per ESPN the kickoff time against Florida from AT&T Stadium will be 3:30p.m.

Paul Menard Finishes 9th in Monster Energy Open

Even though he was third fastest in the final round, Harvick accomplished his mission. The victory was Busch's first in a Cup race - point race or special event - at CMS. The defending series champion is the first driver to win four straight in one season since Robert Hight in 2012. Charlotte is out of ideas. But Bell had to overcome a spinout on the second lap of the race when a tire went down.

Texas Legislature advances school transgender bathroom law

After numerous entertainers and sports associations canceled major events in the state, North Carolina lawmakers repealed the bill in March. Texas this year considered two other bills that would have required people to use bathrooms according to their biological sex in all publicly owned buildings, not just schools.

Terry 'couldn't care less' over Chelsea criticism

Me and them have an unbelievable rapport - and we have for 22 years. Welbeck missed the FA Cup final in 2015 through injury as Arsenal won the competition for the second time in as many years but the England global is looking ahead to Saturday's showdown against the newly crowned Premier League champions.