Why a Joshua-Wilder unification fight in 2019 has moved a step closer | Kevin Mitchell

Eddie Hearns Matchroom has connections with the streaming site DAZN and if the latter signs up Deontay Wilder then a heavyweight unifying bout could be on the table Eddie Hearns assertion that there is a brilliant chance Anthony Joshua will fight Deontay Wilder in November or December, unifying the heavyweight title for the first time since Lennox Lewis owned the division nearly two decades ago, is the best news boxing has had in a long while. The sport and the business need an undisputed heavyweight champion. And confused fans want someone they can identify with as the best fighter in the world, without argument, someone who can rule for more than a few fights like it used to be in …

World Rugby goes to Vegas: Show times of latest episode

(CNN)For the 10th year, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series returns to the city of Las Vegas, as rugby in America continues to defy the odds. 8:30am GMT 4:30pm GMT Saturday 3/23/19 6:30am GMT 9:30pm GMT Sunday 3/24/19 4:30pm GMT Monday 3/25/19 1:30am GMT Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Sadio Man and Virgil van Dijk take Liverpool past Bayern Munich

Sadio Man scored twice, either side of a Virgil van Dijk goal, to give Liverpool a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich and put them into the last eight It was a night when Liverpool reminded themselves why a banner can be seen at their games to proclaim European football royalty. And, finally, when the action was over, Jrgen Klopp was running across the pitch to pump his fists towards the Liverpool supporters in the highest tier of this spectacular stadium. His players could celebrate a hugely satisfying night of mature and controlled football and, for the first time since 2009, the Premier League had four teams in the quarter-finals. Not that Liverpools euphoria at the final whistle was, in any …

BBC investigated over pay discrimination

“We try to be the gold standard of what everyone wants from society – openness, respect and equality. We may not always succeed, but I am confident that we are a decent and fair employer. And, of course, if there’s more we can do, we will.” The EHRC said it “suspects that there has been unlawful pay discrimination by the BBC… in the period prior to the introduction of these recent reforms. “The Commission recognises the BBC’s commitment to reform and its desire to work collaboratively in ensuring that the reforms are fully refined and embedded. Against that background, the Commission wishes to review whether such reforms have fully corrected any potential historic unlawful pay discrimination.” Follow us on Facebook, …

Felicity Huffman Quits Social Media Amid Nonstop ROASTING Over College Cheating Scandal! – Perez Hilton

Felicity Huffman is no longer on social media. As The thespian and husband William H. Macy (who was not charged for some reason) were accused of making a $15,000 donation to get involved in a college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of their now-18-year-old daughter, Sofia. The teen reportedly took the SATs in December 2017 and received a 1420, which was a 400 point improvement over her PSAT score. At the test taking center, a proctor allegedly corrected her answers after she turned in the test. On Friday, the 56-year-old deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts amid the scandal. On her pages, the acclaimed actress regularly shared inspirational messages such as, “Don’t just go through life, grow through life. What are you creating for yourself …

Johnson comments on child abuse ‘horrific’

Man City launch abuse victim payment fund ’80 coaches convicted of child sex abuse’ Who is Barry Bennell? Chris Unsworth, director of the Offside Trust, the organisation set up by survivors of child sexual abuse in football in the wake of the football abuse scandal, said Mr Johnson’s comments were “ignorant, dangerous, disgraceful and unbelievably distasteful”. “Not only has he caused untold upset and offence among survivors and their families affected by child abuse, he has failed to understand that learning mistakes from the past is critical to keeping our children today safe. “Boris Johnson clearly has no understanding whatsoever of the issues involved. On behalf of the thousands of people impacted by child abuse we demand an apology.” Report …

The Lakers are a dumpster fire not even LeBron James can extinguish

The bad chemistry and bad fortune undoing the Lakers have wrought the unthinkable: an NBA playoffs without LeBron Its looking like LeBron James in the NBA playoffs isnt the forgone conclusion weve come to presume. On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Clippers, 113-105, slumping to a ho-hum 30-34 record, six games adrift of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 18 games left in the regular season. Not only will James almost certainly fail to extend his preposterous streak of eight consecutive NBA finals appearances, its looking signed with Los Angeles during the offseason, it was hardly the obvious move from a basketball perspective. There were many other teams he could have joined …

The Prodigy’s Keith Flint dies aged 49

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProdigy singer Keith Flint was best known for his vocals on Firestarter The Prodigy singer Keith Flint has died aged 49. Instantly recognisable by his fluorescent spiked hair and known for high-octane performances, Flint sang lead vocals on both the band’s number one singles, Breathe and Firestarter. He was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, on Monday morning. The band, who were due to tour the US in May, confirmed his death in a statement, remembering Flint as a “true pioneer, innovator and legend”. In a post on The Prodigy’s official Instagram account, bandmate Liam Howlett added: “I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own …

Regulate Facebook now, say UK MPs

The inquiry into fake news, which lasted more than a year, was conducted by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, with much of the evidence focusing on the business practices of Facebook before and after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. What will the DCMS report achieve? What is fake news and can you identify it? Facebook employs UK fact-checkers to combat fake news Cambridge Analytica was a political advertising firm that had access to the data of millions of users, some of which was allegedly used to psychologically profile US voters. The data was acquired via a personality quiz. How such data, particularly in terms of political campaigning, was shared by Facebook was at the heart of the inquiry, alongside …

19 Great Deals on Cheap Earbuds, Apple Watches, and More

This week, Fitbit released its new, lower-priced offerings, the Inspire HR and the Versa Lite. Senior writer Lauren Goode posited that they are intended to undercut the Apple Watch. But if you're still lusting after Apple's fitness-focused wearable, we found a great deal on the Apple Watch Series 3 that almost puts it within the same price range (almost). This week, we also have a fantastic, limited-time offer: $5 for a 1-year WIRED subscription. The $5 gives you unlimited, ad-free access to articles on Wired.com and a year of monthly print issues (if desired). Subscribing helps support the great reporting the teams here put out every day. That WIRED deal is, of course, in addition to the many other deals …

Formula E to make London return with ‘one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor’ track

(CNN)Formula E plans to stage a race in 2020 that will feature an indoor section as the sport returns to London. London previously held four editions of the electric car race between 2015 and 2016, with Sam Bird claiming glory on home soil in the second of the 2015 races. However, the Battersea Park Street Circuit used as the final event during Formula E’s first two years was scrapped after facing opposition, which accused the environmentally-focused series of harming the local green space area. Bird, who now has eight Formula E race wins to his name and 17 podiums, said that he was “delighted” by the news. He explained: “As a British driver and a previous London E-Prix winner, I’m …

‘I will cry when I watch my team again’

“The fans had to endure the long and bitter court battle between Oyston and Belokon,” says Peter. “The wheels of justice are a slow process and at times it felt like it would never end and we would never get back to watching Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.” Image copyright Reuters Image caption The boycott continued even when Blackpool played Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup in January The cause of the boycott dates back to the team’s tumultuous 2010-11 season in the Premier League, when their brand of attacking football saw the Seasiders become many fans’ “favourite other Premier League team”. The £90m parachute payment the club received on relegation should have been game-changing but supporters complained …

Stabbed Manchester United fan recovering after surgery in Paris

The Manchester United fan stabbed on Wednesday night in Paris may be able to return home at the start of next week United knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League last 16. United have been in contact with his family and are monitoring the situation. A club spokesperson said: We were shocked to hear about the incident with one of our fans who was stabbed while in Paris for the Champions League game. Everyone at the club wishes him well during his recovery. The supporter is being treated at the Hpital Europen Georges-Pompidou in Paris and the Foreign Office is in contact with the French authorities regarding the incident.

Zion Williamson: Basketball prodigy injured 33 seconds into star-studded match after Nike shoe bursts

(CNN)A star-studded crowd including former US President Barack Obama had gathered to watch hotly tipped college basketball player Zion Williamson, but the 18-year-old’s night unraveled after just 33 seconds when his Nike shoe fell apart. Tickets for the local derby were reportedly available for over $3,000 and freshman forward Williamson — described by double NBA champion Kevin Durant as a “once-in-a-generation athlete” — was a big reason for the inflated prices.

‘Against all odds’: Women’s football — a vision for the future

(CNN)As the manager for the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team, I’ve seen the remarkable drive that women and girls have to play football. If women will go to those lengths to play football, we can only imagine how the women’s game will develop under the right global conditions. Men’s football may have a 111-year head start, but with the required shifts in culture and governance, the women’s game will explode. READ: FIFA investigates Afghan football body over women’s team abuse READ: Death threats and football — how Khalida Popal escaped the Taliban A change in perspective — football is football Ballon d’Or winner shines despite sexism gaffe In many clubs, academies and federations globally, the women’s game is a “tick …

Andy Murray cautiously hopeful gamble on hip surgery may extend tennis career

Andy Murray is no longer in pain following his latest hip operation but he remained unsure whether he will be able to play top-level tennis again Andy Murray says he gambled on the advice of a leading London hip specialist after years of listening to surgeons who told him the operation he opted for would not save his tennis career. The former world No 1 and three-times grand slam champion knows he may yet be unable to return to the game at the highest level and playing at Wimbledon this summer looks unlikely but he says he is pain-free and optimistic for the first time in 18 months, because of the work of Miss Sarah Muirhead-Allwood, who performed losing in …