Deontay Wilder told not to be 'selfish' and let Tyson Fury face Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder has been told he could land his biggest ever payday if he lets Tyson Fury fight Anthony Joshua instead of insisting on a rematch. The Bronze Bomber lost his WBC heavyweight title to a dominant Fury on Saturday, and is set to refuse an offer from the Gypsy King to skip the trilogy fight he is entitled to under his contract. But Wilder has been warned it would

'Cyborg' Barlow a key player as United look to upset Kings

Sydney Kings great Jason Smith still remembers a teenage David Barlow as a 'cyborg'. Smith was the grand final MVP and one of Barlow's mentors in the Sydney club's last championship win in 2004-2005 and as an established Australian Boomers and NBL leader, Smith knew Barlow was set for a long career based on his two-way play and his dedication to his craft. Few times were more telling than when

Remarkable group 1 strike-rate puts Te Akau trainer on elite footing

New Zealand trainer Jamie Richards is racing towards 200 wins in his first two seasons in charge of Te Akau stables, but where he excels is group 1 racing. It helps to have the power of New Zealand’s biggest racing brand behind him and the likes of Melody Belle, Te Akau Shark and Probabeel in the stable, but they don’t give away group 1s. Jamie Richards on his favourite, Melody

'I'll be more persuasive': Bellamy to hook Cameron Smith when he can

Craig Bellamy has seen no signs of Cameron Smith slowing down as he enters a mind-boggling 19th season in the NRL, but the Melbourne coach will make a conscious effort to cut back the champion hooker's game time whenever possible to help preserve his mind and body. Smith has been the only player brave enough to ignore Bellamy's order to come from the field in the past, but the Storm

Salvachua needs to break A-League duck to keep Victory season alive

Melbourne Victory's season is on the line on Saturday night when they face Adelaide United at Marvel Stadium – and for coach Carlos Salvachua, there would never be a better time for his team to break his A-League duck. Salvachua has presided over a successful Asian Champions League campaign, with three wins in four games, but since he replaced Marco Kurz in mid-January he has not been able to get

MLS side LAFC reveals touching Kobe Bryant tribute in first game since star’s tragic death

Los Angeles FC produced an incredible tribute to late basketball superstar Kobe Bryant in their first competitive game since the star’s tragic death. Players wore black armbands and a tifo was displayed for their clash with Leon in the CONCACAF Champions League. LAFC played their first competitive game of the year on Thursday night, as they hosted Mexican side Club Leon. In the build-up to the opening of the MLS

Paul Scholes reveals his one surprise with Bruno Fernandes at Man Utd

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has questioned why the Red Devils faced little competition for the signature of Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese star continued his brilliant start to life at Old Trafford with his second goal for the club in a 5-0 win against Club Brugge on Thursday. Fernandes attracted interest from United last summer but the Red Devils refused to meet Sporting’s £72m valuation of the midfielder. However, after

Tide's Ruggs just misses 40 record, blazes 4.27

Covered Broncos for nine years for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News Previously covered Steelers, Bills and Titans Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 INDIANAPOLIS — Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III flashed rare speed at the NFL’s scouting combine Thursday night, but he didn’t quite get the record he had hoped for. Ruggs, easily considered one of the fastest players available in this

Roy Jones Jr. gives advice to Tyson Fury over Anthony Joshua unification fight

Former four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr. has warned Tyson Fury he must not lose his focus after defeating Deontay Wilder and says he needs to be at his best to beat Anthony Joshua. The Gypsy King claimed the WBC heavyweight title in empathic fashion on Saturday night in Las Vegas, dropping Wilder twice before the American’s corner finally threw in the towel in the seventh round. Wilder intends to

Senators' Bobby Ryan scores emotional hat trick in first home game since rejoining team

Welcome home, Bobby Ryan. In his first game in Ottawa since rejoining the team after entering the NHL/NHLPA assistance program, the Senators forward notched a hat trick in a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Ryan redirected a Nikita Zaitsev shot over the shoulder of Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko after a Canucks turnover in the first period for his first goal since Oct. 2. Fans at the Canadian Tire Centre gave