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  • Pulev will shock Anthony Joshua — Bulgarian’s manager

    first_imgKubrat Pulev will inflict another crushing defeat on Anthony Joshua – and then offer him a rematch, said the Bulgarian’s manager Ivaylo Gotsev.Pulev is the IBF mandatory challenger for Joshua, who avenged his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr with a points victory in an immediate rematch in Saudi Arabia in December. And Gotsev has suggested that Britain’s heavyweight star will again need a return bout after suffering another setback in his rescheduled world title fight with Pulev.“Yeah, we’ll give it to him, just like he did with Ruiz, but I can assure one thing – Kubrat is going to be ready for the rematch as well,” Gotsev told Sky Sports.The first fight against Ruiz he looked like a deer in the headlights and the second one he ran like a deer.“He’s not going to let himself go like Ruiz did, for whatever reasons. I mean that wasn’t serious. Kubrat is a serious contender, he’s a No 1 contender, the mandatory contender. He got there by blood, sweat and tears, and he’s legitimate.“He is the biggest fight of AJ’s career, right now, coming up. “Once again, AJ did not impress in his last performance. The first fight against Ruiz he looked like a deer in the headlights and the second one he ran like a deer.“They know this is a serious fight and quite honestly, Kubrat seems to think that AJ is very afraid of him and that’s why it’s taking so long. I happen to agree.”Pulev’s promoter Bob Arum insists that Croatia remains a potential location for the fight, but Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn has maintained that his “absolute priority” is to deliver a homecoming clash for Joshua in the UK.“I talked to Ivaylo Gotzev. He has a potential deal with Croatia,” Arum told Sky Sports.“He had a conference call with the Croatians and with people in Eddie’s office to set it forth as a potential destination. “We know Eddie and Joshua want the fight in the UK. Hopefully by September, you will be able to do fights in the UK with limited spectators.“Eddie told me about the possibility of doing it at the Royal Albert Hall with 1,000 people. Well-spaced, serving a meal and drinks. Getting a gate by making it a prestigious ticket to have.”The Pula Arena, a Roman amphitheater, had been identified as a possible venue for the Joshua-Pulev fight by Gotsev, who has put forward a date in September.“The arena is so inviting in stature, such a noble site and we can recreate an amazing atmosphere, and have these two gladiators face each other,” said Gotsev.RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Saudi may have enough uranium deposits to make nuclear fuel – Reports Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double “Kubrat is just excited to fight. He’s champing at the bit. He’s really hard to keep down any longer, because he wants this fight.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaIvaylo GotsevKubrat PulevSaudi Arabialast_img read more

  • Sherwood waiting on news from above

    first_img Press Association Sherwood was handed an 18-month contract after taking over from the sacked Andre Villas-Boas in December but, despite enjoying a decent start in his first senior managerial appointment, there are suggestions his tenure could be a short one. According to reports, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy – who was not at Saturday’s crushing 4-0 defeat to Chelsea which has left the team four points adrift of the Champions League spots – is lining up Holland coach Louis van Gaal to take over at the end of the season. When asked about the possibility of a new man coming in in the summer, Sherwood told a number of national newspapers following the loss at Stamford Bridge: “The silence is deafening, isn’t it? It’s up to Daniel. “It’s up to the club to make that decision. One thing I guarantee people is that there is no one who cares more than me. I want the team to do very well and it hurts me when they don’t. I need people to be hurting like I’m hurting.” The 45-year-old former Spurs midfielder, who has overseen eight wins in his 13 Premier League matches in charge and led Spurs through to the last 16 of the Europa League, insists he would not be willing to work under a new manager if there are changes this summer. However, he indicated he would be suited to the post of technical director at White Hart Lane – a position currently held by Franco Baldini. “I never want to be a number two,” Sherwood said. “I feel like I can do the number one job. I don’t think I’d be good at number two. I’m too opinionated. I wouldn’t want to do the number two job. “I do think there is a place for a technical director. I’m someone who sees the club from the bottom to the top on the training field. There’s a definite place for that. “A lot of clubs need to have a person like that, otherwise you get no continuity, you just end up buying seven or 10 players every window and your turnover of players is far too great.” center_img Tim Sherwood claims the “silence is deafening” from the Tottenham board amid speculation he could be replaced as manager in the summer.last_img read more

  • England fall in FIFA rankings

    first_img England had climbed to 13th from 20th last winter after a run of six straight wins, but they now find themselves below Romania, Costa Rica and the Czech Republic in the standings. Northern Ireland moved up eight places to 43rd. They sit four places below Scotland, who dropped by one position. Press Association Wales fell three places to 37th and the Republic of Ireland are now 66th in the table, having moved up by one position since the last rankings were published in February. World champions Germany are top of the rankings. Argentina and Colombia are second and third respectively. Spain, meanwhile, have dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since January 2007. Like England, they failed to make the knockout stages in last year’s World Cup and were subjected to a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Holland in their first group stage match. center_img England have dropped two places to 17th in the latest edition of the FIFA rankings.last_img read more

  • Gas Prices May Fall Below $2 in Florida amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    first_imgLate Sunday night, fuel markets were dealt another heavy blow. Crude oil plummeted an additional 20 percent on the expectation that Saudi Arabia plans to boost production and begin a price war with Russia. Crude oil prices have been reeling during the past two weeks, as coronavirus concerns have led to lower global demand for jet fuel and gasoline.OPEC and its allies met on Friday in hopes of cutting oil production to offset the dipping demand. Not only did they not make a deal, it now appears that all parties will not extend their existing production cut agreement.This means even more oil is hitting the market at a time that demand is falling. By the end of Friday, crude had lost more than 20 percent in value.Coronavirus leading to cheaper gas prices? Florida could see under $2 a gallon— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) March 9, 2020 It’s all about supply and demand and with the CDC and State Department recommending older people to not fly or take a cruise due to the threat of COVID-19, fuel prices are falling.And despite the lower demand for fuel, no one is cutting production.Florida gas prices could go even lower in coming weeks, according to a report by American Automobile Association. Experts believe prices could even dip below $2 in some areas.Get ready to see prices fall at the pump. Overnight the price of a barrel of oil collapsed. That’s great news if you need to fill up your car, but bad news if you work in the oil and gas industry.#abc13eyewitness— Jeff Ehling (@JeffEhlingABC13) March 9, 2020last_img read more

  • Warner ton helps Aussies break ODI drought

    first_imgAUSTRALIA finally came to the party in Bangalore as they claimed a 21-run win over India yesterday, albeit a game too late to save their series hopes.Victory in the fourth one-day international came after disappointing defeats in the opening three matches, which meant only pride was at stake at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.David Warner and Aaron Finch helped restore some of that pride with some magnificent hitting at the top of the order, the former chalking up a superb 124 in his 100th ODI.Australia’s biggest score of the series, 334-5, helped apply pressure on India, before an impressive bowling display secured the triumph.Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson and Nathan Coulter-Nile all bowled with accuracy and discipline, Australia picking up late wickets as India’s task – and a national record 10th win in a row – drifted out of sight.For the second game running, Finch (94) helped lay an excellent foundation for Steve Smith’s side, this time ably assisted by opening partner Warner.Together they put on 231 for the first wicket, Warner outscoring his team-mate as he raced to his milestone, the 30-year-old getting to three figures off 103 balls.At the other end, Finch looked like doing the same after surviving a missed stumping by MS Dhoni when on 47, but he was unable to record back-to-back hundreds as he bludgeoned Umesh Yadav (4-71) to mid-on.His exit came the over after Warner had done something similar as he looked to step on the accelerator, Axar Patel positioned perfectly to deny him a fifth maximum.With 230 runs on the board and 15 overs still to play a big score looked on for the tourists, but the loss of Travis Head (29) and Smith (3) saw them lose some momentum.However, Peter Handscomb (43) saw them past 300 before being bowled by Umesh.Anything the visiting openers could do, so too could their India counterparts, as Rohit Sharma (65) played an expansive innings that included five massive maximums.His day ended in farce, though, as he was run-out after being caught at the same end as captain Virat Kohli (21), the pair having come together after Ajinkya Rahane’s dismissal for 53.Kedar Jadhav (67) and Hardik Pandya (41) eventually restarted India’s chase with a 78-run stand for the fourth wicket, the former pairing with Manish Pandey (33) to add another 61.After a short rain delay India reached the 40-over mark needing 90 runs to win, but it proved too much – even with Dhoni (13) initially looking in good nick.He sparked hopes with a six with the 48th over, but the next ball he chopped on to put Australia back in command.This time they held on as India came up short to give Australia a much-needed win – their first overseas ODI success in almost a year. (Omnisport)AUSTRALIA inningsA. Finch c H. Pandya b U. Yadav 94D. Warner c A. Patel b Jadhav 124T. Head c Rahane b U. Yadav 29S. Smith c Kohli b U. Yadav 3P. Handscomb b U. Yadav 43M. Stoinis not out 15M. Wade not out 3Extras: (b-4, lb-7, w-12) 23Total: (for 5 wickets, 50 overs) 334Fall of wickets: 1-231, 2-231, 3-236, 4-299, 5-319.Bowling: M. Shami 10-1-62-0 (w-1), U. Yadav 10-0-71-4 (w-4), A. Patel 10-0-66-0 (w-1), H. Pandya 5-0-32-0 (w-2), Y. Chahal 8-0-54-0 (w-2), K. Jadhav 7-0-38-1 (w-2).INDIA inningsA. Rahane c Finch b Richardson 53Ro. Sharma run-out (Smith) 65V. Kohli b Coulter-Nile 21H. Pandya c Warner b Zampa 41K. Jadhav c Finch b Richardson 67M. Pandey b Cummins 33M. Dhoni b Richardson 13A. Patel c sub. b Coulter-Nile 5M. Shami not out 6U. Yadav not out 2Extras: (lb-4, w-3) 7Total: (for 8 wickets, 50 overs) 313Fall of wickets: 1-106, 2-135, 3-147, 4-225, 5-286, 6-289, 7-301, 8-306.Bowling: P. Cummins 10-0-59-1 (w-2), N. Coulter-Nile 10-0-56-2, K. Richardson 10-0-58-3, M. Stoinis 4.5-0-34-0, A. Finch 0.1-0-1–0, A. Zampa 9-0-63-1, T. Head 6-0-38-0.last_img read more

  • The Latest: City defender Walker says he is being ‘harassed’

    first_imgMore AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 British newspaper The Sun reports that Walker breached regulations three times in a 24-hour period this week by visiting family members and going on a cycle ride with a friend.The England international apologized last month for hosting a party at his home during the lockdown.Walker posted a long statement on Twitter saying he feels he is being followed constantly while also raising mental health concerns.Walker writes “this is no longer solely affecting me but affecting the health of my family and my young children too.”___ Associated Press May 8, 2020center_img The Latest: City defender Walker says he is being ‘harassed’ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has complained about being “harassed” and says his family has been “torn apart” after admitting to breaking social-distancing rules again during the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

  • NFL admits in court document to botched no-call in NFC title game

    first_img Saints’ Cam Jordan’s T-shirt message at Pro Bowl: ‘Blow whistles, not games’ The filing also stated that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t have the authority to call for the game to be replayed. Because of this and the “human error” aspect, the NFL has called for the lawsuits to be dismissed.”At its essence, this suit was filed because the Plaintiffs, fans and ticket holders of an athletic event disagree with the outcome of that game,” the league’s lawyers stated.The Rams will now face the Patriots in Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta on Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Because of the blown call, the game went into overtime, where the Rams kicked a field goal to win, 26-23. The loss prompted New Orleans-based law firm Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison to take on the two cases filed by Saints season-ticket holders last week to have the game replayed.”And, because the officials on the field are humans, like the players and coaches, errors will happen. The NFL parties do not dispute that they have previously advised the Saints, including the club’s head coach, that one or more penalties — for pass interference or illegal helmet-to-helmet contact — were mistakenly not called late in the NFC Championship Game, and that the NFL would like its officials on the field to make these calls,” the filing read.  Related News Watch: Police spoof Saints-Rams controversial no-call play in drunk driving adcenter_img “This was acknowledged immediately after the game to the coach of the New Orleans Saints by NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Al Riveron.”The NFL received much criticism for the blown call in the days after the game by the Saints, fans and others within the league. Many were especially upset that it took so long for the league to admit it botched the call. Eight days after the missed call heard around the world, the NFL admitted it missed the pass-interference call during the NFC championship.In a court filing submitted Monday, the NFL admitted its referees missed Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman interfering with Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis in the last minutes of the game on the Rams’ 5-yard line last Sunday.last_img read more

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao still taking shots at each other on social media

    first_imgView this post on Instagram Mayweather once again took to his Instagram account with two additional photos saying he is the “BOSS” of Pacquiao and makes more money. Mayweather also said he attended Pacquiao’s split decision victory over Keith Thurman on Saturday only because the Senator of the Philippines is his employee, and that he made just as much for a possible nine minutes of work in an exhibition fight with Tenshin Nasukawa (which he won in the first round by knockout). SWIPE LEFT Let’s stick to the facts! Bob Arum is no longer your promoter, so when it comes to @mayweatherpromotions & PBC events I’m the HNIC! Bottom line, I make more money than you; I beat you, then I signed you! I was only at your fight supervising you, my employee, as any real BOSS would do. You made $10Million for 12 rounds, when I just made $9M in under 3 minutes playing around in an exhibition with a pizza delivery guy! I beat you mentally, physically and financially! Remember, you fight cause you have to, I fight when I want to! #TMT #TBE #mayweatherpromotions @greg_tmtA post shared by Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) on Jul 23, 2019 at 10:06pm PDTPacquiao fired back at his rival, saying Mayweather’s name wasn’t on either of his fight contracts — against Adrien Broner and Thurman — with Premier Boxing Champions. Boxing’s only eight-division world champion threw down the gauntlet and laid down a proverbial challenge.Excuse me Floyd, your name has not been on any of my PBC contracts. But if you would like to be on the next one, I will have one drawn up and sent to you. #CounterfeitMoney— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) July 24, 2019Mayweather and Pacquaio fought in May 2015. Mayweather won by unanimous decision. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year Are we inching closer to a rematch of the most lucrative fight in boxing history?After Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao took jabs at each other late Tuesday evening, the verbal sparring between the two biggest boxing attractions of this generation continued Wednesday morning. last_img read more

  • ​Armando Galarraga is right: MLB should officially recognize his 2010 ‘perfect’ game

    first_imgMORE: What to know about MLB’s reported 2020 planYou know the rest of the story: Joyce emotionally admitted he blew the call, Galarraga handled the whole thing with class and, despite pleas for then-commissioner Bud Selig to overturn the call, baseball ultimately decided to let it go because “the human element” has always been integral to baseball.But now Galarraga wants that changed, and Joyce concurs. So let’s do it.With a decade of hindsight, and with replay review now a common thing in baseball, it would be proper for MLB to correct the mistake and officially award Galarraga his perfect game. Had the game been played at any point since 2014, when MLB instituted expanded replay review, this wouldn’t even be up for debate. The call would’ve been corrected on the field at the time and Galarraga would’ve celebrated with his teammates. There’s little reason for this correction to be an issue even now.The usual argument is that it sets a bad precedent, opening baseball history to all sorts of revisions and changes to reverse other bad calls. But this just isn’t the case, especially given the circumstances of the play. We know with absolute certainty that the outcome of the game would not have changed. The blown call happened on what would’ve been the final play. There are no unknowns after that, no what-ifs and no what-abouts. A correct call means the game is over and Galarraga owns the 24th perfect game in baseball history. End of story.This is not Game 6 of the 1985 World Series, when umpire Don Denkinger’s ninth-inning blown call at first base led to a Royals rally and, perhaps, cost the Cardinals a championship. In that case, the blown call occurred with the first batter of the inning. There’s no way of knowing how the rest of the inning would’ve unfolded had the correct call been made. Maybe the Cardinals, who led the series 3-2 at the time, hang on to win the game 1-0. Maybe the Royals find a different way to rally. We’ll never know.We know with Galarraga.FAGAN: MLB owners, players can’t afford to screw this up Some will say that one reason they like sports is because they’re not perfect and sometimes unfair, that heartbreak can be a weird kind of beautiful in the human experience. Another counterpoint to my argument is that Galarraga’s imperfect game was its own kind of special. If not for the blown call, the theory goes, most people would have forgotten about it. In other words, the blown call gave Galarraga essentially the same notoriety as a pitcher who actually was credited with a perfect game, perhaps even more.But think of it this way: Making it to the highest level of a sport is hard enough. Succeeding there is another level of hard. Historic achievements on that stage are rare. That’s why there have only been 23 perfect games in MLB history. None of them belong to Armando Galarraga. But he definitely pitched one, just not in the official eyes of baseball.It’s time for MLB to fix this mistake. Galarraga earned a legitimate place in history. Baseball should let him have it. This isn’t hard. There is no can of worms and there is no slippery slope. Sometimes a solution is obvious, and this is one of those times: It’s time for MLB to rectify a decade-old error and give Armando Galarraga proper recognition for his perfect game in 2010.Of course, the official record shows that Galarraga did not pitch a perfect game that June 2 against the Indians. He retired 26 consecutive batters, then allowed a “hit“ to the Indians’ Jason Donald when umpire Jim Joyce blew a fairly obvious call at first base and ruled Donald safe. Replays clearly showed that he was out, but there was no replay review at that time. So the call stood and Galarraga retired the next batter to settle for a one-hit shutout.last_img read more

  • Tumwater Artesian Brewfest Returns August 19

    first_imgFacebook53Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of Tumwater Parks & RecreationIn celebration of our community’s brewing history, the City of Tumwater and the Tumwater Downtown Association – in partnership with co-presenting sponsors Olympia Beer and O Bee Credit Union – will host Tumwater’s 5th Annual Tumwater Artesian Brewfest. The event will take place Saturday, August 19 at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course, in the shadow of the former Olympia Brewery. With over 10 acres of flat manicured grass, the golf course driving range provides a unique outdoor venue for beer tasting, music, activities, food and fun.Men’s Stein Holding Contest. Photo courtesy: City of TumwaterWe have invited 50 select brewers to attend this year’s festival as well as several cideries, select local wineries and one local distillery.  The event will include a variety of sponsor booths, food vendors and beer-related vendors. Keys on Main will provide DJ music as well as an interactive dueling piano show. Once again, we’ll have contests and activities such as life-size beer pong, a helicopter golf ball drop, beer stein holding, and several other attractions.The Tumwater Artesian Brewfest celebrates the long history of beer making in Tumwater and the craft behind today’s outstanding beer and wine professionals. While the event offers Olympia Beer on tap, this festival focuses on local brewers and vintners. According to Brewfest organizer Chuck Denney, “For us, it’s an opportunity to bring together a variety of partners and host a fantastic community event. For breweries, cideries, and wineries, it’s an opportunity to share their talents and products with a regional audience from throughout the South Sound.”Learning about hops and the Craft Brewing and Distilling Center. Photo courtesy: City of TumwaterJoin us in the celebration on Saturday, August 19 and help #BringBrewingBack to Tumwater!For more information, please contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation: 360-754-4160. More details available online at the Tumwater Artesian Brewfest websitelast_img read more