Deontay Wilder apologizes for sucker-punching mascot

He pulled his punches — but only for the apology. Heavyweight World Boxing Champion Deontay Wilder apologized — sort of — after sucker-punching a mascot on national TV. The Bronze Bomber was on ESPN’s Spanish-language show “Nacion” two weeks ago when he squared off against the program’s mustachioed, sombrero-wearing mascot as a stunt to promote his upcoming fight against Tyson […]

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Crawford-Benavidez Jr. WBO battle first step to unified belt

The goal is for boxing’s welterweight division to have an undisputed champion sometime in the not-so-distant future. But there are plenty of stepping stones that must be reached before an ultimate showdown arrives. One such step takes place Saturday night in Omaha, Neb., where Terence Crawford defends his WBO welterweight championship for the first time against worthy challenger Jose Benavidez […]

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Video shows genesis of McGregor-Khabib brawl

New footage has emerged which shows exactly how the shocking Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov post-fight brawl really started. And it looks like it was the president of Nurmagomedov’s management agency who sparked the chaotic scenes. Seconds after McGregor taps out, fan footage from near the cage shows Rizvan Magomedov walking past. Wearing a blue suit, he patronizingly slaps McGregor’s training partner […]

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German publication has ‘hundreds of documents’ to support Ronaldo rape claim

BERLIN — The German weekly magazine that first published the rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “hundreds of documents” that substantiate its report and there is no reason to believe they are not authentic. Ronaldo’s lawyers issued a statement on Wednesday calling the documents cited in the report “complete fabrications.” Der Spiegel magazine says “we have no reason […]

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Six NFL stars who deserve more help from their teams

Not even the brightest NFL stars can go it alone. For some players and teams, October can lend itself to grumbling about disappointing early results, and soul searching can give way to finger pointing. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. created a maelstrom before last week's loss to the Panthers by saying he felt he was being "outschemed" by opponents […]

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Antonio Brown nearly killed toddler by tossing furniture off balcony: lawsuit

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown tossed furniture from the balcony of his 14-story apartment building in April, nearly killing a 22-month-old toddler, a lawsuit claims. Brown, 30, was named in a civil lawsuit filed by Ophir Sternberg, who claims his son was walking around the pool at an upscale apartment complex with his grandfather when “large objects started to […]

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