RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Tyson Fury has vowed to give Deontay Wilder “a bit more” when they meet for a third time. Fury demolished Wilder in their long-awaited rematch in February to reclaim world heavyweight glory. But Wilder has activated his rematch clause to set up a trilogy bout with most anticipating a similar outcome given the manner of Fury’s win. The fight will delay a potential unification bout with fellow Brit Anthony Joshua – but Fury insists he will never tire of beating Wilder. And he insists he has more to offer at the second time of asking as he vowed to deliver another crushing win. Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Fury said: “I’ll be obliged to give him a bit more. “You never get bored of beating Deontay Wilder, obviously. It’s one of those things you take great pride out of doing. “I really did what I said I was going to do. Not many people, in boxing especially, say something then do exactly what they said they were going to do. “I was proud of that performance. I’m looking forward to getting this coronavirus out of the way, getting the world back on track and getting back to my job.” Fury is currently in lockdown at his Morecambe home alongside wife Paris and their kids. And he is keen to take the positives out of the situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. He said: “There are positives to take out of every negative, and the positive for me is that I get to spend a lot of time with my family and kids and do family activities that I don’t usually get time to do. “It’s very special times to spend at home with the family. In a few months when this is all over and done, we’ll look back at this and think, ‘you know what, that was a good time to spend with our families’. “You can take a positive from every negative in life.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderTyson Fury
… Riveting action predictedIF ever there was a reason to be at the National Gymnasium, tonight’s opening of the inaugural Guinness Cage/Three Peat Promotions Indoor Competition gives the perfect motivation.Following the forced postponement of the previously scheduled opening last Thursday, the organisers have decided to give back to the fans for their patience and understanding. They have planned sixteen matches for tonight, commencing at 19:00hrs.All thirty-two teams will be in action this evening with the winners set to move forward to the round-robin stage, while the losers go home.Among the top teams this evening are the upcoming Future Stars who have become fan favourites; Guyana’s most successful futsal team Sparta Boss who have a lot to prove following some lacklustre performances; West Front Road ‘Gold is Money, a rejuvenated team and in fine form and national Guinness champions Dave & Celena All Stars.These teams are among the early favourites to win the tournament, but teams such as Albouystown ‘A’, West Demerara’s Showstoppers, Champion Boys from Agricola, Tiger Bay, Broad Street, Silver Bullets from the Mining Town of Linden, Sophia and Back Circle are all teams capable of turning all the early predictions upside down.This is the first time that fans will get to see non-stop action with the ball being deemed dead only behind the goalline.It is usually breathtaking stuff with end to end action and fitness will be tested to the maximum.According to the organisers, team’s substitutes will have to be at the same skill and fitness levels for them to survive what is predicted to be a gruelling competition, with the right of being crowned inaugural champions a top priority.Over $800 000 in cash prizes and trophies will be up for grabs with the winners set to receive $400 000 and the championship trophy, while second-, third- and fourth-placed finishers will take home $200 000, $100 000 and $50 000 along with trophies.The other playing dates for the championship are August 31, September 2, 5, 7, 9 with the final set for September 16, at the same venue.Among the other sponsors on board are: Star Party Rentals, Faye Joseph, Claude Geddes Recreational Sports Club, National Sports Commission (NSC), Windjammer International Hotel & Cuisine, Woodpecker Trophies & Sport, Y.K Investments & Pawn Shop, Henry Chase, Jai Signs, Trophy Stall of Bourda Market and John Fernandes Ltd.
Photo: © pixabay Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko became the first unseeded woman to win the French Open tennis title since 1933.The 20-year-old came from a set down to beat world number four Simona Halep – 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.Ostapenko began the fortnight ranked 47th in the world – and had never won a tour-level title. Today, Rafael Nadal goes for a record 10th French Open title.He takes on world number three Stan Wawrinka – who knocked out Britain’s Andy Murray in the semi-final.
They lost by intervals of 90 feet, the way playoff teams usually lose, the way the Dodgers have lost and lost and lost.In the end they sat in their spiffy clubhouse, shielded from the delirious cries of “Dan-iel Murphy” from the Mets fans outside.It wasn’t just Murphy who drop-kicked the Dodgers out of the NL Division Series on Thursday night, although he did have the sixth-inning home run that won it, 3-2 in runs, 3-2 in games as well.It was the inability to master the nuts and bolts that make the house stand up, or let it fall. It was futility with men in scoring position. It was the one bad pitch that always seems to beat real good Dodgers pitchers. The converted shortstop from Steton University in DeLand, Fla. stopped overthrowing just in time to keep the Dodgers from blowing it open early. He struck out Yasmani Grandal and Hernandez with a man on third in the first. He struck ut Corey Seager and Adrian Gonzalez with a man on third in the second. He got a double play ball from Hernandez with a man on second in the third. After that he was rolling, somehow knowing just when to offset his high-90s stuff with a knee-dislocating breaking ball.Noah Syndergaard did the same thing in the seventh. Jeurys Familia did the same thing in the eighth and ninth. “We have some free agents, but our young pitchers are going nowhere,” manager Terry Collins said. “They’re going to be tough to deal with for a while.”What more could Greinke have done? “I thought I pitched as well as I have all season,” he said. But the playoff opponent usually has good arms, too, and sometimes a quality start isn’t good enough.Greinke’s 3-2 pitch to Murphy was right there in the nitro zone, and Murphy didn’t miss any of those throughout the series. The Mets’ second baseman, himself a prospective free agent, becomes the first player other than the Angels’ Kole Calhouin to get home runs off both Greinke and Kershaw this season.“Everything else was kind of fluky,” Greinke said.He’s right, Welcome to the Dodgers, although Greinke now can escape his contract and pursue a title on firmer ground somewhere.The signature play of Game 5 will be Murphy, getting to second on Lucas Duda’s walk in the fourth inning — and why in the world did Greinke do that? — and dashing to third base as if he were hallucinating. The crowd began to celebrate Murphy’s wrongheadedness until it spotted the same thing Murphy did. A vacuum on third base.The Dodgers were in one of those snazzy, modern defensive shifts, you see. Their shortstop, Corey Seager, has been in the big leagues since September. They don’t shift in Oklahoma City or Tulsa.He was still on the right side of the infield, and he did not react to Murphy, and nobody else told him to. “It should have been communicated better,” Mattingly said.“It was a mistake,” Greinke said, “but there were a bunch of mistakes that cost us this game.”And of course, Mattingly will be barbecued for that, with some justification.• HOFFARTH: TBS fails to ask Mattingly about Ethier screaming matchBut then there was Curtis Granderson beating out a ground ball, again with the Dodgers shifted, in the very first inning, and being called safe on replay, and Murphy driving him in with a double that Hernandez bobbled in left field, where he hasn’t been playing.The TV audience was entertained, or horrified, by Andre Ethier’s tantrum in Mattingly’s direction, in the fifth inning. Mattingly said Ethier was livid over a call by Gary Cederstrom at the plate. “I didn’t take it that he was yelling at me,” Mattingly said, “but maybe he was because I was trying to calm him down.”It was nothing, but it was typical. The Dodgers and their stadium make a lot of noise, before and after it matters. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error And it was the hideous fundamental mistake that never goes unpunished on this stage.Regardless, the Dodgers are out. They have won one playoff series in this decade. Of the four surviving playoff teams, none rank in the top eight in team payrolls. The Dodgers, of course, are first. Their trophy case has not needed rearranging for 27 years now.“It’s not like we didn’t have our chances,” Enrique Hernandez said. “We had every chance in the world. Zack (Greinke) pitched his butt off tonight. To only score two runs tonight was pretty frustrating.”• PHOTOS: Mets eliminate Dodgers in Game 5And yet it has been frustrating all season, although maybe not 2-for-13 frustrating. Take a deep bow, Jacob deGrom.