YouTube star KSI defeats Logan Paul in a controversial boxing rematch

(CNN)It’s a bit of a deja-vu moment. In the fourth round of the game, “Paul landed a big uppercut, sending KSI crashing down to the canvas,” subscription-based sports service DAZN said. “However the ref ruled that it was a punch behind the head and a push that made KSI taste the mat. It was ruled a knockdown and a two-point penalty for Paul.” “I think if you do the math, the two points that I got taken away from me was the reason I lost tonight,” Paul said. So, will there be a third fight? Paul says he’d love another round. As for KSI, he says: “It’s done fam.” OK but why are they fighting? Excellent question. The two controversial …

Australia’s women footballers get equal pay in landmark deal

(CNN)Australia’s top women soccer players will now earn the same as their male counterparts after a landmark deal Wednesday that aimed to close the gender pay gap between the country’s national teams. “Football is the game for everyone, and this new CBA is another huge step toward ensuring that we live the values of equality, inclusivity and opportunity,” said FFA Chairman Chris Nikou in a statement. “This is truly a unique agreement. Every national team, from the Socceroos and Matildas, down to the Youth National Teams as well as the Cerebral Palsy National Teams have been contemplated in this new CBA.” Gender pay gap in soccer Equality in sport has been in the spotlight in recent years with many cases …

Mary Cain emotionally and physically abused by Alberto Salazars system

Team USAs former rising track star Mary Cain said Nike Oregon Project staff pressured her into weight loss that resulted in her period stopping for three years and caused osteoporosis A former Nike Oregon Project athlete has revealed how her period stopped for three years and she broke five bones due to osteoporosis after being pressurised to lose weight by disgraced coach Alberto Salazar. Mary Cain, who qualified for the 2013 world athletics championships as a 17-year-old and was considered a once-in-a-generation star, also said that she suffered from suicidal thoughts and had self-harmed. Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors picks. Salazars former assistant Steve Magness, who became a whistleblower, said he had witnessed the same …

Springboks victory driven by a strain of desire few others can comprehend | Andy Bull

Led by a kid from the townships, South Africas triumphant side simply had more to play for than England or any other team at the Rugby World Cup If there has been a theme of the World Cup, a lesson for us all to take from these long seven weeks, it is this: the game sometimes runs on strange and powerful currents. It is not necessarily the sharpest, smartest, fittest, fastest or strongest team that wins, but the one who wants it most. Listening to South Africas captain, Siya Kolisi, and coach, Rassie Erasmus, talk about what this victory meant in the minutes after they had won it, you began to understand exactly what England were up against and the …

Matildas reportedly secure landmark deal to earn equal pay as Socceroos

Australian mens and womens national football teams reportedly to receive even share of commercial revenue under new deal The Matildas are set to receive a massive financial windfall under a landmark pay agreement with Football Federation. The agreement, which is expected to be finalised by the end of the week, will result in commercial revenues being split equally between the Socceroos and Matildas. Both teams will receive 40% of commercial revenue and prize money associated with senior and national teams under the agreement, according to Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘We are a special country’: South Africa hopes World Cup win can bring unity

South Africans celebrated long into the night after the Springboks win over England but many were already looking at the bigger picture South Africans continued to celebrate their Rugby World Cup triumph on Sunday, with many in the sometimes fractious and troubled nation echoing Ramaphosa, who took power last year, said.It is a moment that is embedded forever in our national memory. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel prize winner and leader of the decades-long struggle against the racist, repressive apartheid regime, said the Springboks had restored a self-doubting nations belief. The win has provided a welcome moment of optimism, Tutu said. Though there has been much progress since the dark days of apartheid, South Africa remains one of the most …

South Africa stuns England to win Rugby World Cup and inspire a nation

(CNN)Twelve years ago, Siya Kolisi sat in a township tavern and dreamed. READ: Rugby World Cup final — as it happened The picture of Kolisi holding the glistening gold Webb Ellis trophy high above the Yokohama sky after South Africa’s 32-12 win over England will adorn the front and back pages of newspapers across the world. It is a picture that will become part of history, but also perhaps, a glimpse of the future. “It is really special and it was more than just a game for us,” Kolisi told ITV after the game. “We are really grateful to have our families here and all I want to do is to inspire my kids and every other kid in South …

Bulgaria ordered to play one game behind closed doors over racism

Bulgaria have been ordered by Uefa to play their next competitive home game behind closed doors after the racist chanting which marred the Euro 2020 qualifier with England Bulgaria have been ordered by Uefa to play their next competitive home game behind closed doors, with a further match suspended for two years after the racist chanting which marred the Euro 2020 qualifier with England this month. The sanction was swiftly criticised by the anti-discrimination network Fare, which said it was disappointed Bulgaria had not been expelled from qualifying, while Kick It Out said Uefa had missed an opportunity to send the right message. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, was among those to Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival …

Inside the six-figure project to solve the mystery of NBA flopping

Could a group of scientists help refs by figuring out when basketball stars were acting? Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wanted to find out… Ken Clark did it for science. It was 2014, and Clark, then a doctoral student at Southern Methodist University, was part of a biomechanics group tasked by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban with studying and perhaps fixing flopping, basketballs dark, daffy art of fooling referees into calling fouls that arent. Like all researchers, the SMU team needed data. Specifically, collision data. The underlying idea, Clark tells the Guardian, was what if we just imagine people like billiard balls and go from there? And thats how Clark, his colleagues, and some hardy student volunteers found themselves in …

Granit Xhaka says Arsenal fans rejection pushed him to boiling point

Granit Xhaka has admitted he reached boiling point after being targeted by Arsenal supporters during the draw against Crystal Palace Granit Xhaka has admitted he reached boiling point after being targeted by Arsenal supporters during the draw against Crystal Palace and blamed his angry response on abuse he had received, including physical threats and taunts that urged him to kill your wife and wished his daughter would get cancer. The Switzerland midfielder gestured and swore at the crowd after he was jeered as he was substituted in the 2-2 draw against Palace on Sunday with his manager, Unai Emery, later admitting the club had suggested the captain should apologise to the fans. However, four days after the incident that was …

‘The reality is we suck’: Warriors suffer second blowout loss in two games

The Oklahoma City Thunder recorded a 120-92 victory over a Golden State Warriors team facing up to a changed NBA landscape The Golden State Warriors still have a lot to figure out. Stephen Curry scored 23 points on Sunday, making seven of 18 shots while his teammates made just 23 of 74. Golden State were coming off a season-opening 141-122 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. At least that defeat was against pic.twitter.com/itJIROvLG1 Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Tiger Woods no longer thinking short term as his brilliant year continues | Ewan Murray

Drawing level with Sam Sneads PGA Tour victories record set in 1965 with win Japan is a fine achievement but Woods has his sights set on greater milestones to come We may never know the extent to which Tiger Woods really values matching the record for PGA Tour victories. Whereas now, quite understandably, the haul of 82 achieved decades earlier by Sam Snead is uppermost in golfs vernacular, it is the figure of 18 the number of Jack Nicklauss major wins that has always seemed to be Woodss barometer. What can be said without fear of contradiction is that Woodss latest success, achieved by three shots at the Zozo Championship in Japan on Monday morning, adds to his extraordinary year. …

MLS Cup playoffs: Toronto FC end Atlanta’s repeat bid on DeLeon stunner

Nick DeLeon had the 78th-minute winner as Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup final with a 2-1 victory over defending champions Atlanta United Nick DeLeon scored the winning goal in the 78th minute, Quentin Westberg stuffed a penalty kick and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup title game with a 2-1 victory over defending champion Atlanta United in the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night. Nicolas Benezet also scored for Toronto, which knocked off the top teams in the East New York City FC and Atlanta to earn a shot at the championship on 10 November at Seattle. The Sounders Major League Soccer (@MLS) NICK DELEON ARE YOU SERIOUS#MLSCupPlayoffs October 31, 2019 Toronto FC returns to the title game …

Simone Biles threw out a first pitch during the World Series. Why we’re flipping out

(CNN)Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles threw the ceremonial first pitch for Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday. Fellow Olympian and World Champion boxer Marlen Esparza called “Play ball” prior to Biles’ first pitch, and the national anthem was sung by US Air Force Airman First class Leah Fox. The Washington Nationals lead the series after they defeated the Astros 5-4 in Game 1 and 12-3 in Game 2. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

The surprising experience of a Tokyo baseball game

(CNN)The World Series is one of sport’s hot tickets, but match day at a baseball game in Japan outdoes anything the MLB has to offer. At Meiji Jingu, the home fans sit apart from away supporters, in contrast to the MLB. It means both sides are loud, but welcoming. The most vocal of the home side sit in the “Swallows’ Nest,” the section of the stadium dedicated to cheering. READ: Houston Astros fire executive Brandon Taubman over outburst at reporters We spoke to Ryo Uchida, a Swallows superfan whose dedication to the team has led him to follow them around the country and buy 20 of their jerseys. “Every American friend I bring here … it’s funny because the game …

Lys Mousset capitalises on Arsenal failings to boost Sheffield United

Lys Moussets goal after 30 minutes earned Sheffield United a 1-0 win over Arsenal at Bramall Lane that takes them into the top half of the table Lys Mousset marked his first league start for Sheffield United by scoring the goal that sent the home side into the top half of the table and intensified doubts about Arsenals direction of travel. Unai Emerys team would have vaulted to third with a win here but never looked worthy of that perch. Chris Wilders side were the more coherent and clinical. Verily, the wailing about Arsenals deficiencies will be loud, shrill and justified. But do not let that drown out praise for Wilder and his team. This time 12 months ago they …