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ATP Masters Preview: All you need to know ahead of the 2017 Mutua Madrid Open

With less than a month to go before the annual festivities at Roland Garros, we reach the midst of the clay court season in early May as players look to hone their skills ahead of the big one in Paris. Fresh from their exploits in Monte-Carlo and Barcelona, the players on the ATP Tour enter two … Continue reading

This week in boxing: Murray v Rosado, Dillian Whyte’s next fight and Fowler joins Matchroom

A focus on domestic affairs this week, headlined by Martin Murray’s battle with Gabriel Rosado at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday…   Murray and Rosado within middleweight limit Martin Murray comfortably completed his return to the middleweight division at Friday’s weigh-in before his crossroads fight with Philadelphia’s Gabriel Rosado at the Echo Arena. Murray … Continue reading

ATP Masters Preview: All you need to know ahead of the 2017 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters

After the enthralling American hard court swing, tennis’s clay court season kicks into gear this week in the French Riviera as the top players on the ATP tour contest the 2017 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. As the first Masters 1000 event of the year held on the red dirt, the tournament in the principality offers an insight into what … Continue reading

Oakland Raided: NFL Franchise moves to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas, so let’s remember when Hunter S. Thompson tried to embed with the NFL’s strangest team… The Oakland Raiders have been a thorn in the NFL’s side for decades. From pugnacious owner Al Davis to the team’s raucously rowdy fans and years of mediocrity, the Raiders reveled in being … Continue reading

Brook and Spence clash at Bramall Lane on May 27

 ‘The Special One’ defends IBF strap against ‘The Truth’ in Sheffield Kell Brook will defend his IBF Welterweight title against US star Errol Spence at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on Saturday May 27th, live on Sky Sports Box Office and on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING in the US. Brook makes the fourth defence of his beloved … Continue reading

ATP Masters Preview: All you need to know ahead of the 2017 Miami Open

Words by Jack Sumner After Roger Federer’s triumph in Indian Wells, the ATP Tour’s American hard court swing continues this week in Miami… Last week at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Roger Federer continued his remarkable start to 2017 by winning his second title of the calendar year. The Swiss Maestro looked imperious in … Continue reading

World Boxing Super Series: $50-million elimination tournament set for New York

Winners to receive the GREATEST prize in boxing, the Muhammad Ali Trophy Total Prize Money in Season One: $50 million KO tournament to kick off in September 2017 featuring two weight classes with 16 boxers, setting up 14 top fights on 14 separate fight nights Partners from the world of boxing, marketing and broadcasting behind … Continue reading

Crolla: I’m flying in camp for Linares

Manchester hero looking a ‘Million Dollar’s’ ahead of rematch   Anthony Crolla says he is flying in his camp for his world lightweight title unification rematch with Jorge Linares at the Manchester Arena on March 25th. Crolla was told in no uncertain terms by trainer Joe Gallagher that he had to lock himself away as … Continue reading

ATP Preview for Indian Wells: All you need to know ahead of the 2017 BNP Paribas Open

Words by Jack Sumner The ATP Tour enters the American hard court swing with the first Masters 1000 tournament of the year… One of two tournaments (along with the Miami Masters) that features more participants than any other non-grand slam event on tour, the arrival of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells is among the … Continue reading

Katie Taylor to fight on Crolla-Linares bill

Irish star fights for fourth time in paid ranks in Manchester  (Photo credit Lawrence Lustig) Katie Taylor’s fourth professional fight will take place on the undercard of Anthony Crolla’s lightweight title unification rematch with Jorge Linares at the Manchester Arena on Saturday March 25, live on Sky Sports. Taylor made it three fights unbeaten in … Continue reading