The Minnesota Vikings’ Johnny Mundt, top right, leaps over the Philadelphia Eagles’ Haason Reddick, second left, and Marcus Epps after a catch during the second quarter of their NFL game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Monday. The Eagles won 24-7.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr yesterday knocked out mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Mikuru Asakura in the second round in Japan in the latest of the boxing great’s post-retirement exhibitions. The 45-year-old Mayweather floored his opponent with a right hand as his former welterweight foe Manny Pacquiao watched ringside in Saitama. The American Mayweather, who retired in 2017 with an unbeaten 50-0 record, afterwards dismissed any prospect of a fight with the similarly retired Pacquiao. Mayweather arrived at Saitama Super Arena, north of Tokyo, just an hour before the fight. He was shown on TV relaxing in a dressing room full of takeaway fast food, prior
Fifteen female soccer players are expected to quit Spain’s national team after their demand for a change of coach was rejected by the Spanish federation on Thursday. The federation said it received identical e-mails from the 15 players saying they would renounce their places on the team if coach Jorge Vilda was not fired. The federation said that, according to the players, the situation “significantly” affected their “emotional state” and their health. The federation did not elaborate on the “situation” or name the players who made the demand. Spanish media reported that Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas was not among them. “The federation will
NO APOLOGIES: The American said he was not sorry for the victory, adding that it was Federer who should apologize for ‘beating everybody’ in the past 24 years Frances Tiafoe on Sunday returned to haunt Team Europe with a dazzling win over Stefanos Tsitsipas to give Team World their first Laver Cup title, ending Roger Federer’s hopes of finishing his career by lifting another trophy. Two days after he and Jack Sock beat Federer and Rafa Nadal in a tearful farewell for the Swiss great at the O2 Arena, American showman Tiafoe saved four match points against Tsitsipas before roaring to a 1-6,7-6 (13/11), 10/8 victory. Tiafoe’s win, worth three points for his team, gave John McEnroe’s Team World an unassailable 13-8 lead, having started the day trailing 8-4 and
Roger Federer is to bring down the curtain on his illustrious career this week, but the Swiss maestro has assured his millions of fans that he will not become a “tennis ghost.” In London, downriver from where he won a record eight Wimbledon titles, the 41-year-old said he had no intention of walking away from a sport he has graced for so long. Speaking to reporters at London’s O2 Arena, where Federer twice won the ATP Finals title, the Swiss was emotional at times as he explained the decision to hang up his racket. Asked what his plans were, Federer said he would