UFC 255: Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko with contrasting title defences

7 Takeaways From UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez

Deiveson Figueiredo wasted no time at all against Alex Perez (#4) to complete his first flyweight title defence within two minutes of their main event matchup, while Valentina Shevchenko showcased her wrestling en route to a UD win over a gamely Jennifer Maia in the night’s co-main. Elsewhere, there were wins for Brandon Moreno and Katlyn Chookagian, among others. Continue reading

Tottenham vs Manchester City Preview: Pivotal clash awaits both this weekend

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Preview, Team News and Predicted  Line-ups | Sportslens.com

Nine months after Tottenham’s fiery 2-0 win over Manchester City, courtesy of second-half strikes from Heung-Min Son and January signing Steven Bergwijn, the pair clash in north London once again this weekend. It’s still early days in this Premier League campaign, but will it be repeat, revenge or a frustrating draw between two title contenders with a point to prove? Continue reading

UFC 255: Cynthia Calvillo under no illusions ahead of Katlyn Chookagian bout

UFC on ESPN 10's Cynthia Calvillo beats Jessica Eye | Las Vegas  Review-Journal

#4 ranked women’s flyweight contender Cynthia Calvillo is preparing for an intriguing matchup against Katlyn Chookagian (#2) this weekend. After her UD win over Jessica Eye back in June, she’s itching to continue climbing up the rankings with another impressive showing on PPV against a former title challenger on the same card as defending champ Valentina Shevchenko. Continue reading

Crawford: I proved why I’m considered boxing’s P4P best against Brook

What's next for Terence Crawford? Is a jump to PBC in his near future? - Bad Left Hook

Terence Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) believes his fourth-round knockout victory over Kell Brook has once again reaffirmed his standing as boxing’s best, pound-for-pound, in the world. The 33-year-old stopped Brook faster than both Gennadiy Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr did – the latter remains a reported future opponent. Nonetheless, he refused to compare the fights themselves. Continue reading

NBA’s Manic Monday: Chris Paul to the Suns, Holiday-Bogdanovic join Giannis and more

Sources: Bucks to acquire Holiday, Bogdanovic | World Sports Tale

On an eventful night as far as NBA transactions go, there was significant movement across the league – namely with the Milwaukee Bucks going all in to secure more firepower with two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo still considering whether he’ll sign their super-max offer. Chris Paul has a new home in Phoenix, while Trevor Ariza returns to Houston and more besides. Continue reading

UFC Vegas 14: Rafael dos Anjos makes triumphant lightweight return, beats Paul Felder

Rafael dos Anjos puts on suffocating performance to beat Paul Felder, calls  for Conor McGregor fight next - MMA Fighting

There was to be no fairytale story ending on five days’ notice for Paul Felder, as former champion Rafael dos Anjos made a triumphant return to the lightweight division with an impressive split decision victory in a Fight of the Night main event matchup. Beforehand, welterweight Khaos Williams lived up to the billing with a 30-second KO in the co-main event. Continue reading

Jannik Sinner beats Vasek Pospisil, becomes youngest ATP title-winner in 12 years

Tennis: Jannik Sinner claims maiden ATP title with victory at Sofia Open,  Tennis News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Jannik Sinner will wake up to see a career-high ranking upon his name on Monday, after becoming the youngest ATP champion in 12 years with a three-set win (6-4, 3-6, 7-6) over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in the Sofia final earlier today. It wasn’t his best match, but he finishes the 2020 season on an unforgettable high that he’ll look to build upon in 2021 and beyond. Continue reading

Russell Westbrook’s trade request and tensions in Houston is no surprise

Russell Westbrook, Rockets knocked out of playoffs by Lakers

As reported by The Athletic and ESPN, Houston Rockets All-Star guard Russell Westbrook has expressed his desire to leave – less than 18 months after joining in a blockbuster trade from Oklahoma City. After taking a moment to absorb the news, you’ll quickly begin to understand that this latest development isn’t really a surprise at all. Why though and how did we get here? Continue reading