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Father of NBA star killed in drive-by shooting

By ethan / September 21, 2018

Richard Jefferson Sr., the father of NBA champion Richard Jefferson, was killed on Wednesday in a drive-by shooting in California. The 65-year-old was outside a liquor store in a residential area when an unknown person opened fire from an approaching car, TMZ reported. READ MORE: US Olympic women’s volleyball star indicted for murder, child abuse in […]

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Joshua v Povetkin: British heavyweight champ faces Russian challenger & burden of expectation

By ethan / September 21, 2018

Anthony Joshua puts his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles on the line against Russia’s Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on Saturday night, knowing he enters the fight with the added burden of expectation on his shoulders. Joshua came in significantly heavier than Russian challenger Alexander Povetkin at Friday’s weigh-in, tipping the scales at 246lbs (111.6kg) […]

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Foul play: NFL star penalized for ‘butt-wipe’ touchdown celebration (VIDEO)

By ethan / September 21, 2018

New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell fell foul of officials for his cheeky touchdown celebration against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, being penalized for making a butt wiping motion with the ball. Crowell scored two second-quarter touchdowns against his former team – the second of which he celebrated by crouching down and rubbing the […]

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Palestinian sports groups threaten Puma boycott over Israel sponsorship

By ethan / September 21, 2018

The heads of more than 200 Palestinian sports organizations have threatened to boycott sportswear giant Puma over its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA). In an open letter signed by 215 sports clubs and associations, the groups said six Israeli football clubs are located on land which Palestinians have branded as “illegal Israeli settlements.” […]

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‘We’re not women’: Juve star Can sparks ‘sexism’ debate after apology for Ronaldo red card comments

By ethan / September 21, 2018

Juventus midfielder Emre Can has apologized for saying “we’re not women” when hitting out at teammate Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card against Valencia in the Champions League earlier this week – sparking a furious online debate. Ronaldo was handed a straight red card in the first half for tugging at Valencia defender Jeison Murillo’s hair. READ […]

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Footballer disappears into hole while celebrating Europa League goal (VIDEO)

By ethan / September 21, 2018

FC Zurich midfielder Benjamin Kololli got more than he bargained for with his goal celebration in his team’s Europa League clash against AEK Larnaca in Cyprus, unexpectedly disappearing into a moat-like area around the pitch. READ MORE: Ronaldo red card relief: Cristiano ‘set to be handed 1-game ban,’ freeing him up for Man Utd return Kololli, […]

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War of Words: The best quotes from Conor & Khabib's 'darkest' UFC 229 presser (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

By ethan / September 21, 2018

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and MMA superstar Conor McGregor took part in the UFC 229 press conference in New York City ahead of their Las Vegas mega-fight next month – and the verbal sparks flew. READ MORE: Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor UFC 229 press conference from NYC (VIDEO) Notoriously not-exactly-camera-shy McGregor was on white-hot […]

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‘Are you disrespecting Putin!?’ – Conor goads Khabib over WC final pic with Russian President

By ethan / September 21, 2018

UFC lightweight challenger Conor McGregor has accused champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of “disrespecting your president Vladimir Putin,” over the Russian’s comments about the Irishman’s photo with Putin, taken at the World Cup final. READ MORE: Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor UFC 229 press conference from NYC (VIDEO) McGregor was invited to the final on July 15 as […]

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WATCH LIVE: Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor UFC 229 press conference from NYC (VIDEO)

By ethan / September 20, 2018

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor meet in New York City ahead of their much-anticipated mega fight in October at UFC 229. Catch all the action LIVE here on RT Sport. The long-awaited matchup between undefeated champion Nurmagomedov, who holds an impressive 26-fight winning streak in professional MMA, and fast-talking, fast-punching UFC superstar McGregor, who […]

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