Boxer Teófimo López has become the youngest four-belt champion in history

Teófimo López Jr. celebrates after defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas on Saturday. Teófimo López Jr. solidified his place in boxing’s pantheon by becoming the youngest four-belt champion in the history of the sport. The 23-year-old from Brooklyn defeated Vasyl Lomachenko, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-weight champion from Ukraine, by unanimous decision Saturday night in Las Vegas. He now holds four world lightweight titles, I think the first half of the fight he got more rounds than I did, but in the second half of the fight I took over, López told Steve … Continue reading Boxer Teófimo López has become the youngest four-belt champion in history

US tennis player Sam Querrey accused of fleeing Russia after testing positive for coronavirus

Sam Querrey had been placed in isolation with his family. An american tennis player Sam Querrey is under scrutiny for leaving Russia on a private jet after testing positive for covid-19, the 33-year-old and his wife had tested positive for the virus ahead of the St. Petersburg Open this week and were placed in quarantine at a five-star hotel, according to the tournament organizers. Local health authorities had recommended Querrey and his family should be moved to a private apartment but the World no. 49 did not answer the door when a team of doctors was dispatched to evaluate their condition, according … Continue reading US tennis player Sam Querrey accused of fleeing Russia after testing positive for coronavirus

Daiya Seto suspended by Japan Swimming federation after having affair

Four-time world champion Daiya Seto has been suspended for the rest of the year by the Japan Swimming Federation after having an extra-marital affair, the 26-year-old has been banned for breaching the governing body’s sportsmanlike conduct standard. The reigning 200m and 400m individual medley world champion stepped down as captain of Japan’s Olympic swim team after admitting to the affair, he will be eligible to compete at the delayed Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Seto won Olympic 400m individual medley bronze in Rio four years ago. I think my apology is to continue swimming, restoring the trust of my family, who … Continue reading Daiya Seto suspended by Japan Swimming federation after having affair

Lewis Hamilton wins his 91st race to match Michael Schumacher’s record

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds the trophy after winning the Eifel Formula One Grand Prix. Even Lewis Hamilton once saw Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins as unbeatable, now he’s matched it. Schumacher’s son Mick presented Hamilton with one of his father’s old helmets after the British driver took a record-equaling 91st win at the Eifel Grand Prix. Seeing his dominance, I don’t think anyone, and especially me, didn’t imagine that I’d be anywhere near Michael in terms of records so it’s an incredible honor and it’s going to take some time to get used to, Hamilton said, … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton wins his 91st race to match Michael Schumacher’s record

BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat to end decade-long wait for 17th title

The Los Angeles Lakers ended a decade-long wait for a 17th NBA title as they beat the Miami Heat 106-93 to seal a 4-2 series victory, the Finals’ most valuable player (MVP) LeBron James posted a triple double – scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, with both Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo adding 19 points, victory ties the Lakers with the Boston Celtics for the most NBA championships. “It means a lot to represent this franchise,” said James. I told Lakers president Jeanie [Buss] when I came here that I was going to put this franchise back in … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat to end decade-long wait for 17th title

WNBA Finals: Seattle Storm beat Las Vegas Aces to secure record-equalling fourth title

The Seattle Storm hammered the Las Vegas Aces as they completed a clean sweep to win the WNBA Finals for a record-equalling fourth time, the Aces took an early lead but the game’s standout player Breanna Stewart registered 26 points as the Storm won 92-59 to seal a 3-0 series win, their entire WNBA season took place inside a quarantined campus in Florida because of the coronavirus outbreak. We kind of rolled with the punches, said Stewart, the WNBA Finals MVP, the 26-year-old, who missed the whole 2019 season through injury, added: I remember where I was last year during … Continue reading WNBA Finals: Seattle Storm beat Las Vegas Aces to secure record-equalling fourth title

Match-fixing investigation opened at French Open

Authorities in France have opened a police investigation into alleged match-fixing in a women’s tennis match at the French Open. The Paris prosecutors’ office said on Tuesday the probe into “fraud in an organised group” and “active and passive corruption” was related to a first-round doubles match between Romanian pair Andreea Mitu and Patricia Mari, and Yana Sizikova and Madison Brengle from Russia and the United States, respectively. When asked about the case, the French Open organisers, referred all questions to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), which oversees corruption investigations in the sport, TIU said it was aware of the … Continue reading Match-fixing investigation opened at French Open

Business of football: Premier Leagues summer spending highest in Europe

Premier League summer spending was only slightly down from recent years but it was much higher than Europe’s other top leagues, as the transfer window closed, premier League clubs spent £1.218bn, £158m down on last year’s £1.376bn, say investment company Carteret Analytics. There were 12 deadline-day Premier League signings on Monday, the fewest total in recent years. Arsenal signed Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey for £45.3m in the biggest deal of the day. The deadline was later than usual, on 6 October, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the season starting later. The previous two Premier League windows … Continue reading Business of football: Premier Leagues summer spending highest in Europe

Former MLB player Charles Haeger found dead after police sought him as a suspect in killing of his ex-girlfriend

Charles Haeger Former MLB player Charles Haeger was found dead in Northern Arizona from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday after police announced they were searching for him as a suspect in the death of his ex-girlfriend in Scottsdale the previous day, police said. Haeger’s car was found unoccupied near Flagstaff on Saturday morning, according to a press release from Scottsdale Police Sgt. Ben Hoster. Around 4 p.m., Haeger was found dead along a trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon “from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Hoster said. Police found the body of 34-year-old Danielle Breed in … Continue reading Former MLB player Charles Haeger found dead after police sought him as a suspect in killing of his ex-girlfriend

Stanley Cup: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Dallas Stars to be crowned NHL champions

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2004 with a 4-2 series win over the Dallas Stars. Braydon Point and Blake Coleman’s goals clinched a 2-0 win for the Lightning in game six of the best-of-seven series. Following the coronavirus lockdown, the NHL’s final 130 games were played in bio-secure bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton in Canada. It takes a lot to be in a bubble for 80 days or whatever long it was, said Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman. But it’s all worth it now, we’re coming home with the cup. The Lightning’s victory … Continue reading Stanley Cup: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Dallas Stars to be crowned NHL champions

Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat wrap up 4-2 series win to reach NBA Finals

The Miami Heat reached the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014 as a 125-113 win over the Boston Celtics wrapped up a 4-2 series victory. The three-time NBA champions will play Western Conference winners Los Angeles Lakers in the best-of-seven finals, with game one on Wednesday. Bam Adebayo top-scored for the Heat with a career-high 32 points and 14 rebounds, while Jimmy Butler added 22. The defeat was the Celtics’ third Eastern Conference finals loss in four years. Adebayo had shouldered the blame for the Heat’s loss in game five but “left it all on the court” to … Continue reading Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat wrap up 4-2 series win to reach NBA Finals

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones dies aged 59

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has died at the age of 59. Jones suffered a heart attack in Mumbai, where he was working as a commentator on television coverage of the Indian Premier League. Stylish in the middle-order, Jones played 52 Tests from 1984 to 1992, averaging 46.55 and winning the Ashes on two occasions. He was also part of the Australia team that won the World Cup in 1987, beating England in a thrilling final. In his 164 one-day internationals, Jones averaged 44.61. He is perhaps best remembered for his innings of 210 in the tied match between Australia … Continue reading Former Australia batsman Dean Jones dies aged 59