Confederations Cup 2017: Fixtures, results, teams, TV & guide to the World Cup warm-up

Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez will extend already lengthy seasons even further when they participate in the summer showpiece in Russia Russia will continue their preparations for next year’s World Cup by hosting the Confederations Cup this summer. The eight-team tournament is held the year before each World Cup to give the host country an opportunity to test their facilities and provisions ahead of the main event. It features the champions of each confederation – decided through competitions such as the European Championship and Copa America – as well as the World Cup hosts and the reigning world …

Newcastle Jets sign Petratos again

The versatile attacker has secured a release from Ulsan and will link up with the A-League club he first signed with in January Newcastle Jets have secured the signature of Dimitri Petratos for the second time in six months, with the attacking midfielder signing for the next two A-League seasons. Petratos first signed for the Jets in January, agreeing to a three-year deal that was set to commence from the 2017-18 campaign, but was later sold by former club Brisbane Roar to K League outfit Ulsan. The Jets received compensation for missing out on the midfielder and have…

Capitals-Maple Leafs outdoor game scheduled for Navy stadium in 2018

A new game at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is joining the Winter Classic as an outdoor NHL event in 2018, according to a report from the Associated Press. From the AP: The NHL will play an outdoor game at a U.S. service academy for the first time when the Washington Capitals host the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, next season. Two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday that the Capitals and Maple Leafs will meet March 3 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the league had not announced the event. The 34,000-seat stadium …

The five best groups for the first two rounds at the 2017 Players Championship

The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass has seen a significant number of renovations, and it is prepared for what should be another outstanding Players Championship. The tournament starts on Thursday, but the pairings were released on Monday, and there are some absolute gems.  The toughest field in golf also boasts some of the best threesomes on Thursday and Friday with a “should we alert NASA” trio of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas leading the charge. Here are the five best groups over the first two days at Sawgrass. 1. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas (1:52 p.m. on Thursday): Hide the children, call the international space station and prepare the rocket…

Arsenal Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Manchester United

Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium on Sunday “It is a big game. Of course every big game boosts your confidence, but for us more than focusing on the fact it is Manchester United, a big club and a big rivalry over the years, what is important is to have the chance to achieve our target. We have no choice, we have to beat them.”Arsene Wenger faces his 58th match against Manchester United on Sunday, the side with …

Spurs star Walker will be ‘consumed’ by Man City transfer talk, says Murphy

The England international defender continues to be linked with a big-money move to a Premier League rival ahead of the opening of the summer window Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker has a tough call to make this summer amid Manchester City transfer talk, admits Danny Murphy. The England international is said to be a top target for Pep Guardiola as he seeks to freshen up an ageing defensive unit at the Etihad Stadium. Walker is already part of an ambitious project at White Hart Lane, with Spurs currently the closest challengers…

WBA/IBF World Heavyweight Championship Round by Round Results: Joshua Stops Klitschko in Instant Classic

WBA/IBF World Heavyweight Championship Round by Round Results: Joshua Stops Klitschko in Instant ClassicWBA/IBF World Heavyweight Championship Round by Round Results: Joshua Stops Klitschko in Instant ClassicBy: William Holmes Wembley Stadium in London, England was the host site for tonight’s highly anticipated heavyweight title fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua. Showtime televised the bout live from England and HBO televised the replay on the same day. Photo Credit: Sky Sports For the first time in twelve years Wladimir Klitschko…

How Joshua-Klitschko has a chance to save the dormant boxing heavyweight division

With 90,000 fans expected at London’s Wembley Stadium, Saturday’s bout between unbeaten Anthony Joshua and former champion Wladimir Klitschko is, on paper, the biggest heavyweight title fight in many years.   A large part of the intrigue surrounding the fight (set to air on Showtime at 4:15 p.m. ET) centers around the fact that the division has been so maddeningly dismal in the 13 years since Lennox Lewis’ retirement.   Klitschko’s historic, yet unspectacular dominance (including 18 consecutive title defenses) conspired in part with a string of nondescript European fighters swapping whichever titles remained to produce what many, including International Boxing Hall of Fame writer Jerry Izenberg, believe to be the worst …

Pogba ruled out of Manchester City clash

The France international will miss the midweek encounter but there is better news for Ander Herrera Paul Pogba will miss the Manchester derby on Thursday due to injury, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed. Barton hit with 18-month ban The France international was taken off in the closing stages of United’s 2-0 win over Burnley on Sunday, with Mourinho admitting he was unsure if the problem was simply muscle fatigue or a more serious concern. Although he would not specify the nature of the injury, Mourinho has now said that Pogba will be …