Roman Gonzalez Scores Big KO Over Moises Fuentes

Former four-division world champion Roman Gonzalez (47-2, 38 KOs) made his return to the ring in sensational fashion. The Nicaraguan star stopped Moises Fuentes with a vicious right hook in the fifth round to win by TKO in the HBO telecast opener. “When he hit the floor, I got very worried for him and I panicked, and when he regained consciousness, I prayed for him and I told him that I hope god blesses him, his family, and his career,” said Gonzalez. “I asked for him to forgive me, because…

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Don’t think injuries will have a big effect on us – Khaled Mahmud

ASIA CUP 2018 Atif Azam • Last updated on Fri, 14 Sep, 2018, 01:52 AM Shakib Al Hasan has been nursing an injury to his left little finger since January. © AFP Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal and Nazmul Hossain Shanto are itching to be a part of the starting XI right from the beginning of the Asia Cup irrespective of their injuries. The star all-rounder, Shakib, has been nursing an injury to his left little finger since January and the decision to undergo a surgery for the same had ruffled a…

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Longer, more sophisticated fairway woods enjoy big upswing

During a 2011 presentation at TaylorMade’s headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif., Mike Ferris, at the time the company’s vice president of marketing, got up from his seat and went for a walk. With about 20 people watching, he went to the front of the room and paced off steps while counting aloud, not stopping until he reached 17. That, Ferris said, was how much farther the company’s new RocketBallz 3-wood hit the ball than the previous year’s model, the Burner SuperFast 2.0. It was a brash and showy claim, but the…

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Mike Whan Admits Evian Missteps, but Has Big Plans

The tour has globalized, too, in that time. Whan noted the diversity of winners during the last two years of the tour and that it was many weeks before the first repeat win of the year. “I think if you went back 50 years,” he said, “there’d be maybe 30 or 40 players who’d be feeling in control of their own destiny on the old tour, but that’s nearly 100 now in terms of players who can win in any given week.” Amid all the growth, Whan sees the long-term…

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MLB — Real or Not? Boston Red Sox clinch seeking big answers for October

When you win your 99th game and have 17 games left on the schedule, many good things have gone your way, and some things go your way even when you don’t anticipate they’ll go your way. Take the Boston Red Sox in their 7-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. It was 2-1, Blue Jays on top, in the bottom of the seventh when Alex Cora sent Mitch Moreland to the on-deck circle to hit for light-hitting catcher Sandy Leon. Then Cora pulled Moreland back and sent up Brock Holt,…

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Forget working on his driving or putting. Tiger Woods’ big offseason plan involves more weightlifting

Tiger Woods’ return to the PGA Tour has exceeded expectations. That the 42-year-old was able to make 17 starts is a success in itself, to say nothing of title runs at Bellerive, Carnoustie, Innisbrook and Bay Hill. Qualifying for the season-ending Tour Championship on a (relatively) truncated schedule is icing on the cake. Not to say Woods’ game has been without fault. It’s hard to enjoy sustained contention without a strong tee ball, and Woods’ driving performance (108th sg/ott) has hindered his ability to strike. Same goes with his putting.…

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‘It has been a personal goal in my life to do something big’: Hour Record Attempt set for this week

Italian rider who fell short one year ago takes to the starting gate again this week Italian Vittoria Bussi will attempt to break the women’s Hour Record this week. It’s not her first go on the black-line merry-go-round: the 31-year-old travelled to Aguascalientes Velodrome, Mexico, in October 2017 and rode a grueling sixty minutes. She fell short of the record set by Evelyn Stevens, which still stands at 47.576km, by 404 metres. Up until the forty-eight minute mark, self-funded Bussi had ridden above the pace needed to break the record. However, pain…

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Yankees Rebound, and Aaron Judge Takes a Big Step Forward

MINNEAPOLIS — The most significant development of the day for the Yankees happened long before they beat the Minnesota Twins, 7-2, Monday night at Target Field. Around 2 p.m. Central time, amid an afternoon of reunions among current Yankees and former Yankees farmhands, Aaron Judge took batting practice on the field for the first time since he fractured his right wrist on July 26. Judge took five rounds in the cage, hitting several balls into the seats. It was an encouraging sight for Manager Aaron Boone, who said he thought…

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Djokovic Lifts 50th ‘Big Title’; Best Strike-Rate Of Big 3 | ATP World Tour

Novak Djokovic fell to the ground on Sunday at the US Open in celebration of 14th Grand Slam championship crown, which tied him in third place with his idol, Pete Sampras, in the all-time major list. Incredibly, since Roger Federer’s first Wimbledon title in 2003, Federer (20), Rafael Nadal (17) and Djokovic (14) have won 51 of the past 62 Grand Slam championships, while six different players (Andy Murray – 3, Stan Wawrinka – 3, Marin Cilic, Juan Martin del Potro, Gaston Gaudio, Andy Roddick and Marat Safin) have won the…

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Safety Earl Thomas comes up big in Seattle Seahawks return

10:55 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN DENVER — Earl Thomas needed all of three practices and two defensive possessions to remind everyone of what they’ve been missing. Playing for the first time since the Pro Bowl in January, Thomas had an interception and a pass-breakup that nearly led to another pick in the first quarter of the Seattle Seahawks‘ 27-24 loss to the Broncos in Denver. The All-Pro free safety missed all of the offseason program, training camp and the preseason while holding out for a new contract or a trade…

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