Meanwhile, Daniel Cormier defends his light heavyweight title against Volkan Oezdemir. In recent years, the heavyweight belt has changed hands quite a bit, though Miocic has held onto it through two defenses thus far. Ngannou is 11-1 as a professional, and his knockout of Overeem was one of the biggest the sport has seen. Both Poirier and Gaethje are coming off Fight of the Night efforts last Fall, Poirier stopping Anthony Pettis in three rounds while Gaethje lost a hard-fought bout to ...
During an on-court interview with Channel Seven's Courier after his 6-2 7-5 6-4 victory over Frenchman Richard Gasquet , the victor of 19 Grand Slams was put on the spot. Karolina Pliskova and Madison Keys, seeded sixth and 17th respectively, preserved their flawless form with straight-set wins in Round 3, too; neither player has dropped a set at the tournament yet.
The big players seem motivated, the defense is organized and midfield is working hard. "At periods in the first half we played some of the best football of my time here, but we lacked a clinical edge, so we needed Chicharito". We have had four or five. "We know that's what he does - he's the sort of centre forward who has made a living out of being a fox in the box and scoring at every opportunity they get".
James Tarkowski had a great chance to get an early goal for Burnley with a free header but he couldn't divert the ball goal-ward when he really should have done better. Key stat: Lukaku won three of his four aerial battles against Burnley . Robbie Brady (knee) and Tom Heaton (shoulder) remain sidelined. With the game coming to a close, Martial nearly grabbed his second of the game as he used his pace to get past Phil Bardsley easily and rifle a shot at Pope but the goalkeeper ...
Van Persie, who previously had spells at Arsenal and Manchester United in the Premier League, scored 22 goals in three seasons for Feyenoord before joining the Gunners in 2004. Van Bronckhorst will be hopeful that Van Persie can inspire an improvement in the Eredivisie champions' fortunes, as the De Kuip club sit in fifth place and 14 points adrift of leaders Ajax.
Any potential move for Griezmann would involve an activation of his £889m release clause now in place in his deal at the Wanda Metropolitano. Barcelona have been scrambling to add high-quality players to their squad since Paris Saint-Germain lured Brazilian star Neymar to France in a world record signing in August.
La Liga big guns Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have all fallen foul of the rules in the past, with all three being handed transfer bans, preventing them from signing players for two consecutive transfer windows, although Real Madrid saw their ban reduced to one window after a successful appeal.
The Academy said that should a solution be reached, they will work to reschedule as many missed events as possible. Obviously, due to what is being discussed in Washington, some things are more important than whether or not Air Force has athletic events today.
Jamie Vardy's penalty and Riyad Mahrez's injury-time strike sealed a comfortable 2-0 win for the Foxes at the King Power Stadium. It's always the same thing, always the same response. The 30-year-old could find his opportunities further at Everton by the signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal and the return to fitness of Yannick Bolasie.
Kerber - who won her first major title at the 2016 Open - proved too good for Croatia's Donna Vekic and won 6-4 6-1. The Rod Laver Arena evening clash between the only two Grand Slam winners left in the women's draw had the feel of a showpiece final rather than a third-round clash but it was Kerber who rose to the occasion.
Graham said the White House won't be able to get its "comprehensive" wish-list fulfilled in this first round of talks because it would leave Democrats with no leverage as they seek legal status for 11 million other illegal immigrants . "They were not made", Trump said. He was referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects young people who came to the US illegally as children.
Brady did undergo X-Rays, which came back negative. Brady said he practiced on Friday, but he was listed with "limited participation" on the team's official practice report . Boston radio host Michael Felger, citing sources, said Friday that Brady has "No fracture". (Right) Brady left his hand in a glove during Friday's press conference.
A man used his vehicle to ram into the vehicle of a former co-worker with whom he got into a physical altercation earlier this month before being fired, according to Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith. But after the Packers were eliminated from playoff contention, it was announced that Rodgers was being shut down and placed back on IR. "The ideal way to learn is to play".
Arsenal are set to lose Alexis Sanchez this week to Manchester United but it does not appear to have affected the Gunners players one bit. In the 34th minute, Maitland-Niles came on to replace the injured Momreal. Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny (centre) scores his side's third goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London .
The England global has started just five Premier League games all season - primarily due to the blistering form of Liverpool's front trio combined with his own injury problems - and he has told Jurgen Klopp of his desire to leave Merseyside in order to bolster his chances of going to the World Cup this summer.
Former New England Patriots quarterback and Hall of Famer Drew Bledsoe will serve as the team's honorary captain for the AFC Championship Game this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars . On Friday, Belichick was asked if Brady would play against the Jaguars and only answered, " It's Friday ". Brady jammed his throwing hand at practice after accidentally being run into but there is no word on structural damage.
For Burnley team, Jonathan Walters has undergone knee surgery and he will not for next few months and also without Chris Wood and left-back Stephen Ward . Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba are in midfield, while Juan Mata , Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial sit ahead of them in a three. Manchester United finished in sixth place and won both the Europa League and League Cup last season as they managed to secure qualification for the Champions League .
People might think the league is over, but I do not, and neither does the other coach (Barca's Ernesto Valverde ). "We are sad because it is a painful defeat, but, at the same time , we will not give up - that's for sure. " Madrid got straight into the game and we couldn't cope with the speed with which they went into the game and their pressing". It is not hard to pin Real slumping form down to a thing because Zidane's key men including their talismanic striker Cristiano Ronaldo ...
Djokovic lost in the second round here a year ago, but won five of the previous six Australian Open titles. "Everyone who knows me knows I never gave up". 8 Jack Sock and No. 16 John Isner, were knocked out on opening day. Bautista Agut lost to fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, a semifinalist here in 2009, and Raonic lost 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4) to Lukas Lacko in the opening match on Show Court 2.
Philadelphia and Minnesota have met three times during the NFC playoffs, with the Eagles getting the "W" each time. If Foles plays sub-par, I do not think the Eagles stand a chance against the balanced attack of the Vikings, but if Foles finds success , the Eagles could very well win this game.
When asked after his match whether his problem in best-of-five-set matches was physical or mental, a downcast Zverev replied, "Definitely not physical". "I have some figuring out to do, what happens to me in deciding moments in grand slams", he told reporters. "I'm nearly dead, but it was nice that we could show good tennis", Halep said.
Tonight's game takes place from Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah and will air live on ESPN . The New York Knicks have lost four of their last six road games. Unfortunately for NY, two crucial plays did not go its way when Kristaps Porzingis was whistled for a foul on a loose ball and Courtney Lee was hit with a technical in the final minutes.
We probably didn't expect to get so much when the day started". In Washington, Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist to help Montreal break a three-game losing by beating the hosts. "Last year, Abu was, I thought, clearly the best player". The L.A. Galaxy took Stanford defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce second. "Like I think everybody knew who the first two or three previous year were going to be, it was just which order they were going to be picked in".
Actor-comedian Will Ferrell conducted the post-match TV interviews with Federer. Ferrell interviewed Federer following his big win and grilled the tennis legend with some hard-hitting questions that only Ron Burgundy's brain would think to ask.
Ferrell conducted his press conference alongside Courier and gave the popular Channel 7 commentator some tips for his post-match on-court interviews from the mind of his Anchorman character Ron Burgundy . "C'mon Roger!' over and over again?" Federer is notoriously one of the most bland interviews in sports, but it's hard not to come out of your shell a bit when you're being interviewed by a man that thinks you're like a gazelle.
For Jaguars fans who will be in New England, the Jaguars will be hosting a party Saturday night in Boston. They obviously are a top-ranked defense in the league. To try and throw off the jaguars and give them something else to worry about like figuring out where it who is the backup quarterback that we need to potentially prepare for.
Sen. David Perdue , R-Ga., who played golf with Trump at Trump International on December 26, attended the Thursday meeting and said Sunday the president did not use the vulgarism widely attributed to him over the last few days. The path to a deal seems even more complicated after last week's coarse Oval Office conversation, and Trump has accused Durbin of undermining the trust necessary to reach an agreement.
The 29-year-old Sanchez is understood to have demanded around £500,000 a week at Manchester City equating to £269,000 a week after tax. Had they not done so, they'd be firmly in the title race now, though still behind City. That decision fuelled the theory that the playmaker is bound for Arsenal as a makeweight in the transfer. "So I prefer to protect him and the situation".
Manchester City welcomes Newcastle to Etihad Stadium on Saturday (12:30 p.m. ET, NBC). Yedlin, however, believes that United can compete with Pep Guardiola's team. "They are so good, there is never a good time to play them". The team will also have to try and forget about what is going on off the field with owner Mike Ashley trying to sell the club.
Brazil midfielder Fernandinho signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City on Friday, two days after the Premier League leaders tied Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi to a new deal. You get snared in by the city and I'm getting a charge out of it. Pep Guardiola's side saw their unbeaten start to the league season come to an end as Liverpool's 4-3 victory inflicted City's first top-flight loss in 30 matches dating back to April.