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  • 18-year-old rising prospect Vito Mielnicki...
    on April 18, 2021 at 5:16 am

    The previously unbeaten 18-year-old rising prospect Vito Mielnicki suffers his first career loss to James Martin in an eight-round battle where Mielnicki was outpunched for the first time in his young career.

  • Tony Harrison vs Bryant Perrella main event fight...
    on April 18, 2021 at 4:24 am

    Former Super welterweight Champion Tony Harrison (28-3-1) and Bryant Perrella (17-3-1) fought to a split-decision draw in their main event bout on Saturday night.

  • Mookie Betts makes spectacular game-winning...
    on April 18, 2021 at 4:23 am

    With two men on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Mookie Betts made what was possibly the catch of the year for the third out and capped off the Los Angeles Dodgers' 2-0 win over the San Diego Padres.

  • New England Revolution erase two-goal deficit to...
    on April 18, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Down two goals early, the New England Revolution clawed their way back and played to a 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire.

  • Zack Greinke’s eight innings, six strikeouts...
    on April 18, 2021 at 3:56 am

    The Houston Astros shut out the Seattle Mariners, 1-0, thanks to Zack Greinke’s stellar outing. Greinke went eight innings, giving up four hits and striking out six for Houston.

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  • Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: F1 – live!
    by Alex Hess on April 18, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Lap-by-lap updates on the action at Imola, race starts 2pm UK timeHamilton edges out Pérez to take Emilia Romagna F1 GP poleFormula One to stage inaugural Miami Grand Prix next yearAny comments? You can email Alex | tweet @A_Hess 2.22pm BST Lap 9: Verstappen is a full five seconds clear of Hamilton. 2.20pm BST Lap 8: Sainz is flying and has overtaken Stroll and Gasly. In comes Norris, and he, Gasly and Stroll go three wide with Norris soaring past both. Remarkable driving from Norris. […]

  • Arsenal v Fulham: Premier League – live!
    by Rob Smyth on April 18, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Minute-by-minute updates on the 1.30pm BST kick-off at the EmiratesArteta backs Pépé to shine at Arsenal after change in mindsetAny comments? Email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 2.22pm BST “Spurs supporter here just adding to the VAR-is-daft contingent,” says Colum Farrelly. “A few millimetres out of line in a dynamic sport means nothing at all and cannot be a clear and obvious error. That was a decent goal.”Saka gained no advantage at all having his big toe in […]

  • Lancashire v Northants, Surrey v Leics and more:...
    by Tanya Aldred at Old Trafford on April 18, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Day four updates in the latest County Championship gamesSaturday’s roundup: Surrey’s Pope finds form with double centuryGet in touch with Tanya on email, Twitter or BTL 2.14pm BST Stuart Kerrison, Essex’s head groundsman, asks a simple question;955 days since a Champo loss at home @EssexCricket can we make it to 1000 days? 2.07pm BST I missed nothing at Old Trafford, “very sedate” according to lovely Dave at reception. Let’s see what’s been happening […]

  • Tammy Abraham considering Chelsea future after FA...
    by Jacob Steinberg on April 18, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Striker left out by Thomas Tuchel to face Manchester CityWest Ham and Leicester possible destinations for 23-year-oldTammy Abraham is considering seeking a fresh opportunity after being left out of the Chelsea squad that beat Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final. Related: Timo Werner keeps it simple to hit his highest note for Chelsea | Barney Ronay Continue reading...

  • Formula One to stage inaugural Miami Grand Prix...
    by PA Media on April 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Ten-year deal sealed for Hard Rock Stadium to host race Prospective 24-race season would be new recordFormula One has announced an agreement to stage a race in Miami from next season. A Miami Grand Prix has been in the pipeline for a number of years following the acquisition of the sport by an American conglomerate, Liberty Media, in 2017.After a series of setbacks, a 10-year deal to race at the Hard Rock Stadium – home to the Miami Dolphins NFL team – was confirmed as teams […]

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  • Jets searching for solutions after fourth-straight loss to Oilers
    by Ken Wiebe on April 18, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    There’s a chance the Oilers and Jets will face each other in the playoffs for the first time since 1990. However, Winnipeg is still searching for answers to Edmonton’s two-headed attack after a fourth-straight loss on Saturday night. The post PSG wins thriller over Saint-Etienne, closes in on leader Lille appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

  • Miami Grand Prix added to F1 calendar beginning in 2022
    by Associated Press on April 18, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    There will be two Formula One races in the United States next year with the new Miami Grand Prix added to the calendar from 2022. The post PSG wins thriller over Saint-Etienne, closes in on leader Lille appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

  • Undefeated Gushue takes top seed, bye to Champions Cup semifinals
    by Jonathan Brazeau on April 18, 2021 at 5:28 am

    Brad Gushue wrapped up Humpty’s Champions Cup round-robin play with an unblemished 4-0 record cooling Bruce Mouat 7-4 Saturday night to secure a direct bye to the semifinals. The post PSG wins thriller over Saint-Etienne, closes in on leader Lille appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

  • Jake Paul earns first-round knockout victory over Ben Askren
    by Sportsnet Staff on April 18, 2021 at 4:56 am

    Jake Paul has earned a first-round knockout victory over Ben Askren in the third bout of his professional boxing career. The post PSG wins thriller over Saint-Etienne, closes in on leader Lille appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

  • Oilers’ growth an extension of McDavid, Draisaitl’s own on-ice transformation
    by Mark Spector on April 18, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Mike Smith has been through these playoff runs before, backstopping how many teams over the last 15 season down how many stretch runs? He’s seen every version of a contender there is, and the one he’s playing behind now played like a serious one on Saturday night in Winnipeg. The post PSG wins thriller over Saint-Etienne, closes in on leader Lille appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

  • Max Sirena: “We have shown to the world the strength of this group”
    on April 18, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Max Sirena, Skipper and Team Director of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailing team, recently competed at the 2021 America’s Cup in Auckland. The Panerai ambassador spoke exclusively to Sport360 about his career and partnership with the brand. What was the biggest challenge facing the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team in this year’s America’s Cup? When you take part in a competition like the America’s Cup, you expect to race and compete against the strongest teams in the world. The tournament is not just sport, but technology, strategy, decision process, and everything you need to make one less mistake than your opponent. Last year was pretty difficult. We were in Italy facing the big problem of COVID while building our second boat. The yard closed for five weeks due to the outbreak but we decided to keep pushing on with the construction to be as competitive as possible. We agreed to receive the boat later than originally planned so we were a bit behind schedule, and started sailing later than other teams. During the PRADA Cup we pushed pretty hard to make up for lost time and in the end, we won the Prada Cup and got the chance to race against the Defender. Still determined: The Skipper is still motivated to succeed How does this current team compare to previous ones you’ve been involved with? Every campaign and every team is different; we work pretty hard to build a winning mentality, especially considering we had started from a white paper with this team a few years ago. And in the end, I think we have shown to the world the strength of this group, which is a solid base to build a stronger team for the future and be in the position to beat the best and compete for the cup. What advice do you give youngsters looking to get into extreme sailing? During this campaign, we developed and built a good sailing program for the younger generation. I think everyone today wants to sail as fast as possible, and today the key is foiling. Thanks to the new technology, young sailors are now ready to approach the foiling world easily by sailing on a moth, wing board, or kiting. Now we have many sailing schools with all of these new toys available to ride for everyone. Having already won many campaigns including the America’s Cup, what keeps you motivated? I’m a competitive person, in my job as well as in my personal life. I think you can find motivation by looking at the others. To be the best, you need to beat the best, which is why I’m still here. I’m addicted to the cup. The day I don’t feel like this anymore will be the day to give up. But I’m not ready yet! On the water: The team had a tough time last year Tell us about your involvement with Panerai? It happens by a real shared interest. The first time I met JMP we took five minutes to be on the same page. Passion, technology, and competition are what we love. I think it is the common way for Panerai and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli to live their challenge. What would you say has been the highlight of your career? I’m never happy I always want more from myself and the people working with me. So the highlight is always new, and it starts every time you have just finished a project. If you could go back and re-do a moment on the water, what would it be?  I would like to sail race 3 and 4 of the America’s Cup final match, where we missed a real opportunity.

  • Adidas team up with X-Men to reveal new super-hero Predators
    on April 15, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Adidas has revealed a new bold design for the Predator Freak as part of a new collaboration with Marvel. The Adidas x Marvel X-Men Collection, inspired by Marvel X-Men super heroes, connects the attributes of Wolverine with the innovations and specifications of the Predator franchise. The pack update of the Predator Freak features new blockings, colours and graphics inspired by Wolverine and his enhanced physical capabilities. The new update will be worn by leading Adidas athletes including Weston McKennie and Lena Oberdorf. As part of the adidas x Marvel X-Men Collection, a selection of renowned Marvel artists have also created a series of individual player sketches, bringing the superhuman footballing qualities of Adidas athletes to life in comic book form. The Adidas x Marvel X-Men Collection is a design update, meaning that the technology is identical to the inline base models of the Predator Freak. Speaking about the collaboration, Bruno Marrant, Senior Product Manager, Adidas Football said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for us to showcase the superhuman qualities of control and speed that unite some of the best football players in the world and some of the best-loved X-Men characters. “The designs are bold and playful, using primary colours that instantly bring the world of Marvel to life while still capturing the style of the Predator franchise. We hope the new pack inspires our Adidas athletes to more superhuman performances on the pitch.” Originally launched in January 2021, Predator Freak is a razor-sharp silhouette featuring an upper that deploys Adidas’ proprietary Demonskin rubber spikes to provide players enhanced grip. A 360-degree wrap constructions blurs the lines between upper and outsole for total ball control, while the lace-less upper features a large strike zone so players can fine-tune the trajectory on every pass and shot. The adidas x Marvel X-Men Predator Freak Collection is available online and in Adidas stores now starting from AED 429. To find out more visit: www.adidas.ae and follow the conversation on Instagram and Twitter @adidasmena.

  • Saudi Professional League missteps can bolster Al Hilal hopes in AFC Champions League
    on April 15, 2021 at 5:41 am

    A 2-0 defeat to historical rivals might not seem ideal preparation for Asia’s premier club competition. Yet Al Hilal’s competitors in the West should not get carried away. There are reasons why a tricky Saudi Professional League title defence can bolster AFC Champions League hopes, beginning with Thursday’s Group A kick-off versus Uzbekistan’s AGMK. A neck-and-neck title race with Ever Banega’s Al Shabab certainly contrasts with 2019/20’s commanding run to top-flight domination. This intense competition with a Riyadh rival has all the hallmarks of 2018/19’s run-in against Al Nassr. Hilal, narrowly, lost out on Saudi supremacy in 2018/19. But channelled this competitive spirit into ending an insufferable 19-year wait for Asian success, during November 2019. These contrasting campaigns covered their cherished run to ACL glory. The 2019 group stage was less demanding than 2021’s expanded version. A rampant coronavirus outbreak would then put paid to 2020’s defence at the same juncture during September’s abridged running in Doha. The previous format witnessed a top-two finish guarantee progression. It was also, pandemic aside, played out over several months in a familiar home-and-away fashion. Now only top spot, or being one of three-best runners-up from five four-team pools, will do. Everything will be decided within 16 frantic days at one location, fortunately for the three Saudi sides they’ve all been decreed home-turf advantage. This feeling of intense action, though, should be familiar for Rogerio Micale’s men. No matter the debatable merits of Tajikistan’s first-ever group-stage entrants in Istiklol or the 2021 Uzbekistan Super League’s sixth-best club in AGMK. Rogerio Micale has recorded four wins and two defeats in the SPL (EPA). A stern examination, though, can be expected from Carlos Eduardo’s Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club who made it 21 games unbeaten with victory in last week’s Arabian Gulf Cup showpiece. Senses must be fully honed in pursuit of first place – it shouldn’t be readily attained. Important lessons have, also, been learned along the way. Micale’s six SPL fixtures have produced four wins and two, chastening, losses. All were attained with a 4-4-1-1 system. With only four foreigners allowed in the ACL from the six on Hilal’s books, deadweight cannot be carried. Ex-Italy maestro Sebastian Giovinco shone in 2019’s double-headed final versus Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds. He’s now, though, enduring a 19-match scoreless spell. Trust has been earned by improving Argentine Luciano Vietto, who has recorded two goals and one assist from his previous five matches, that he can replace injured Saudi Arabia winger Salem Al Dawsari. The merits of Micale compared to celebrated predecessor Razvan Lucescu can be debated. So, too, the relative form and function of this Hilal squad in relation to its immediate predecessors. Insights should have been gleaned among the current struggle. They must be heeded in the coming weeks.

  • Team Rijab and Arab Star win the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five UAE tournament
    on April 11, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Team Rijab and Arab Star were named winners of the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five UAE tournament, which concluded the final qualifiers last weekend at Madar at Aljada, Sharjah’s popular entertainment destination. The Rijab team defeated Mangawi in the finals of the men’s tournament, while Arab Star beat Shoroq to become the UAE’s first female team to compete at the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five world finals at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr. in Praia Grande in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Winners: Team Rijab were the men’s winners at the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five The seven members of the two teams, consisting of five main and two reserve players, have now received their boarding passes to the international tournament in Brazil later this year, and will have the opportunity to meet, and possibly face Neymar, along with four of his superstar friends at the world’s largest five-a-side tournament of its kind. Ray Tinston, Director of Events at Arada, said: “We’re proud of the collaborative efforts to pull off such a terrific tournament in a Covid-free bubble, where all players were tested, the tournament zone was closed and all teams showed great responsibility in complying with mask wearing and social distancing. We look forward to following the progress and preparation of Rijab and Arab Star all the way to the final tournament in Brazil.” Powered by Arada, the master developer behind Aljada, the UAE edition commenced on 19 February, drawing participation from over 2,000 football enthusiasts, who’ve played over 350 competitive matches in 14 qualifiers across the Emirates, including two women-only qualifiers for the first time in the UAE. All qualifiers across were held in line with the local health measures and restrictions to keep the community safe.

  • WrestleMania 37: How entrance music can help shape matches in WWE
    on April 8, 2021 at 7:59 am

    With WrestleMania 37 only a few days away, WWE Superstar Mark Andrews, who is also a musician, has been discussing the importance of entrance music and the impact it can have on performances in the ring. WWE’s sports entertainment pop-culture extravaganza, which takes place this coming Saturday and Sunday night, is available to livestream via WWE Network in the MENA region. Andrews, who has performed on shows such as 205 Live and WWE NXT, is a former Tag Team Champion, and he admits every Superstar dreams of making their entrance at WrestleMania, WWE’s biggest event of the year. “I definitely have thought about the big WrestleMania entrance,” says Andrews. “The band is playing, fireworks are going off, everyone is going crazy, and I’m sure every wrestler has thought the same because that’s the grand stage, the grandest stage of them all. It’s the peak of the year in wrestling and the peak of some people’s careers. “Whether it’s Triple H entering to Motorhead or The Undertaker entering to Limp Bizkit, everybody wants that big entrance and there’s nothing cooler than a rock band playing your entrance music. To mix live music and live wrestling, on the biggest stage of them all, there’s nothing better than that, and every wrestler dreams of that big WrestleMania entrance.” Andrews, who combines his wrestling career with a passion for music as part of pop-punk outfit Junior, is in a unique position in that he performs his own entrance music, meaning he is well placed to discuss the impact it can have on performance. “I think entrance music is one of the most important things for any wrestler in terms of their whole act. It gets you psyched up before a match and I think whatever is getting you psyched up, as you’re walking to the ring, is also going to get the fans psyched up. “In the past, I’ve entered to music which I didn’t like, or it didn’t resonate with me, so by the time you get to the ring you feel flat. With my current music, which I’m obviously very biased towards as I’m literally singing the song, I get super excited. Before I get to the curtain I’m excited and the nerves are high, I feel the adrenaline and by the time I get in the ring it feels like a massive party for the fans. “I’m sure each wrestler has their own equivalent of that, whether it feels like a party or whether it feels dead serious. For example, The Undertaker’s music is one of the most serious in the whole wrestling industry so it would feel weird seeing him enter the ring with something else playing. “I just think the music’s so important because it’s a reason to get excited about the match. For me personally, it gets me hyped up and makes me feel at home in the ring.” WrestleMania can be watched live via WWE Network in the MENA region – subscribe at www.wwenetwork.com

  • Triller Fight Club: Ben Askren tweets message following ironic, embarrassing loss to YouTuber Jake Paul
    by Thomas Albano on April 18, 2021 at 5:55 am

    Ben Askren only had one thing to say after easily getting knocked out by Jake Paul A strange night of fights and performances, including those who weren’t competing in the ring, all ended with Jake Paul easily knocking out Ben Askren in about two minutes in a boxing bout. Askren was able to leave the Triller Fight Club: Ben Askren tweets message following ironic, embarrassing loss to YouTuber Jake Paul - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites

  • UFC Vegas 24: Robert Whittaker ready for rematch with Israel Adesanya after defeating Kelvin Gastelum, Adesanya responds
    by Thomas Albano on April 18, 2021 at 5:32 am

    With his win at UFC Vegas 24, Robert Whittaker may have locked up his rematch with middleweight champion Israel Adesanya A fight over two years’ in the making ends with a one-sided, dominant victory for Robert Whittaker over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24, who made a statement as he looks to win back the UFC Vegas 24: Robert Whittaker ready for rematch with Israel Adesanya after defeating Kelvin Gastelum, Adesanya responds - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites

  • Game No. 2 of Dodgers-Padres rivalry had everything a baseball fan could want
    by David Salituro on April 18, 2021 at 5:10 am

    How could the Dodgers-Padres improve on their 12-inning game on Friday? With another instant classic on Saturday There was a benches-clearing brawl, a future Hall of Fame pitcher having the best at-bat of the night, and an elite pitching duel between two bonafide aces. Oh, and a miraculous catch millimeters off the grass to end Game No. 2 of Dodgers-Padres rivalry had everything a baseball fan could want - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites

  • The MMA community went bonkers after Jake Paul finished Ben Askren easily
    by Thomas Albano on April 18, 2021 at 5:04 am

    See what fighters from around boxing and MMA thought of the fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren. Well, that Triller card happened. It certainly was…something? It was something ridiculous. After a night full of the most bizarre, out-of-this-world things from the concerts, to Pete Davidson stealing thunder, to Oscar De La Hoya drugged up, The MMA community went bonkers after Jake Paul finished Ben Askren easily - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites

  • Triller Fight Club: Jake Paul shocks with early stoppage of MMA champion Ben Askren (Video)
    by Jeremy Herriges on April 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Jake Paul and Ben Askren looked like the odd couple before their April 17 bout, and oddities kept coming all the way to the sudden end. The April 17 Triller Fight Club pay-per-view event featured social media boxer Jake Paul vs. MMA fighter Ben Askren in an eight-round boxing bout. It was a strange pairing Triller Fight Club: Jake Paul shocks with early stoppage of MMA champion Ben Askren (Video) - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites

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  • Let’s bring a new golden age to boxing
    by The Peoples Dude on April 17, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    “Let’s get ready to rumble!” For many Australians, that immediately makes you think boxing. The famous line that introduced millions of people around the world to world championship bouts for generations. For some, it was an introduction as to what they would take up, to stay fit, to learn discipline and for some attempt to

  • Who are the T20 World Cup contenders?
    by Unders on April 17, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Cricket is well and truly back to life, in the white-ball game at least. The recent India-England series showed us how rich both nations are in their talent and depth of player pool in coloured clothing. Pakistan’s tour of South Africa yielded some awesome batting displays from Babar Azam (newly ranked number one ODI batsman)

  • Latrell Mitchell in trouble as Tigers left fuming
    by AAP on April 17, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    South Sydney fullback Latrell Mitchell could be facing time on the sideline for two strange incidents in Saturday’s 18-14 win over Wests Tigers. The star fullback was put on report in the first half for a strange collision with David Nofoaluma which could either warrant a high shot or striking charge. Mitchell swung his arm

  • Five-goal haul no surprise for Jamie Maclaren
    by Ed Jackson on April 17, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Socceroo Jamie Maclaren’s five-goal haul for Melbourne City in a 7-0 rout of Melbourne Victory wasn’t all that much of a surprise for the striker. Melbourne City forward Jamie Maclaren always suspected one day he’d have a game like his five-goal festival. The Socceroo matched Archie Thompson’s record for most goals by one player in

  • Ricky Stuart says his Raiders were embarrassed by the Eels
    by AAP on April 17, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Ricky Stuart reckoned his Canberra side had embarrassed themselves in their emphatic 35-10 loss to Parramatta after he watched them fail to score a single second-half point. The Raiders’ outspoken coach said it was an all-round disappointing performance by the Green Machine, especially in front of a “massive” home crowd of more than 20,000 fans