NBA Finals Preview: Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers – Title still in sight

Lakers - Los Angeles Times

After spoiling the Lakers’ championship coronation party in Game 5, Miami Heat hope to level the series at 3-3 during another elimination game here. LA are 48 minutes from their first NBA title since 2010 and a frenetic end to Friday’s loss will have posed questions – can they conclude the year here against a determined side hamstrung by injuries? Can LeBron James elevate his teammates again en route to a historic victory? Will Jimmy Butler and co take this to a Game 7?  Continue reading

UFC Fight Island 5: Cory Sandhagen’s big win caps night of highlight reel KOs

Cory Sandhagen uncorks spinning heel kick to knockout Marlon Moraes in UFC Fight Island 5 main event - MMA Fighting

On an evening punctuated by multiple first-round finishes and a Knockout of the Year contender, bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen (#4) returned to form with a R2 TKO win against #1 ranked Marlon Moraes – landing a spinning wheel kick to help earn his emphatic victory. There were also main card wins for Edson Barboza and Marcin Tybura, among others. Continue reading

NBA Finals – Heat 111-108 Lakers: Butler’s special showing forces a Game 6

Jimmy Butler keeps Heat alive with epic performance in Game 5 win

The trophy was ready, confetti and all. Yet the Los Angeles Lakers’ wait for another NBA championship continues into this weekend with Game 6 next on Sunday evening. Their two-game series lead was halved once more after another inspired Finals showing by Jimmy Butler and the short-handed Miami Heat – staring elimination in the face and rolling with the punches. Continue reading

French Open 2020: Djokovic outlasts gutsy Tsitsipas, will clash with Nadal in Final

French Open 2020 – Novak Djokovic halts Stefanos Tsitsipas comeback to set up Rafael Nadal showdown - Eurosport

Stefanos Tsitsipas saved a match point deep in the third set and rallied back from two sets down to force a decider against world number one Novak Djokovic, who ultimately recovered under pressure – winning it 6-1 – and will now face 12-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s Final after the Spaniard exacted revenge against Diego Schwartzman hours earlier. Continue reading

French Open 2020: Tsitsipas will play Djokovic in Friday’s semis as both progress

French Open 2020: Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Andrey Rublev to achieve  semi-finals - NewsKing

Ten days after losing to him in their Hamburg final on the eve of this year’s rescheduled Roland Garros tournament, world number six Stefanos Tsitsipas made relative light work of Andrey Rublev to reach the second Grand Slam semi-final of his career. He’ll play world no. 1 Novak Djokovic on Friday, who recovered from a set down to beat Pablo Carreno Busta on Wednesday. Continue reading

French Open 2020: Schwartzman to play Nadal in semis after contrasting wins

I Deserved to Win": Diego Schwartzman Overwhelmed After Stunning Victory Over Dominic Thiem at French Open 2020 - EssentiallySports

Diego Schwartzman needed five hours and eight minutes to outlast close friend and US Open winner Dominic Thiem during a gripping five-set encounter, progressing into the first Grand Slam semi-final of his career to date. His reward? Facing 12-time tournament champion Rafael Nadal on Friday, who came through a difficult test against Italian teenager Jannik Sinner. Continue reading

NBA Finals Preview: Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers – Plenty to play for

Lakers vs. Heat Game 3 recap: Jimmy Butler posts XX-XX-XX triple-double in  win to make series 2-1 - DraftKings Nation

Jimmy Butler recorded a historic 40-point triple-double, becoming only the third player in NBA Finals history to do so – as the Miami Heat delivered a defiant display, taking Game 3 with a nine-point margin against the Lakers. It’s made all the more impressive knowing that two of their stars – Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo – watched helplessly from the sidelines nursing injuries. Can they level the series, or will the Lakers restore their two-game advantage?  Continue reading

Joshua Buatsi digs deep to prevail with R7 stoppage against Marko Calic

Buatsi rallies, stops Calic in seventh round; Cameron wins first title - Bad Left Hook

Joshua Buatsi made a victorious in-ring return after 402 days of inactivity, with the fifth defence of his WBA international light-heavyweight title during a gritty seven-round clash against a gamely Croatian opponent in Marko Calic. Buatsi ends Calic’s 11-0 unbeaten streak and improved to 13-0 himself – passing a necessary gut-check challenge with bigger fights to come. Continue reading