Tyson Fury tips scaling on THREE STONE heavier than Deontay Wilder for WBC heavyweight title rematch in Las Vegas … while Gypsy King prepares to fight on more than a first fight and reaches his second heaviest weight ever
- Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury completed the weighing before Las Vegas fight
- Pair rematch on Saturday night after the first WBC heavyweight title fight was won
- British boxer was 273 pounds, while his rival was 231 pounds, since both became heavier
- Anger is more than a stone heavier than when it was Couple first met in December 2018
- England is in second place in the world for Twenty20 World Cup opener
- Lisa Keightley will be under pressure to repeat 50-over World Cup success
- Keightley says England & # 39; excited & # 39; is after enjoying the perfect preparation
- Barcelona faces six of La Liga's 10 best teams in their next 10 league matches
- The Catalans also face Napoli in two legs in the Champions League last-16
- Quique Setien says new signing Martin Braithwaite will begin in the coming weeks
- Jose Mourinho says no team in Europe has been hit harder by injuries than Spurs
- Tottenham travels to Chelsea with Harry Kane and Son Heung -min absent
- Mourinho claims that his team & # 39; fantastic & # 39; is in his attempts to reach the top four
- The Spurs boss had compared his situation to fighting & with a gun without bullets & # 39;
- Scott McTominay has admitted that Scotland must achieve great results
- Steve Clarke & # 39; s side view of Russia and Belgium in Hampden in the coming week
- McTominay says players should take responsibility after a bad form
- Tammy Abraham missed Chelsea's 2-0 defeat by Manchester United on Monday
- Abraham was unable to train under construction to United clash due to an ankle injury
- He is now back and ready to lead the line against London rivals Tottenham
- France were angry at Welsh prop Wyn Jones who suggested they would cheat
- Les Blues boss Fabien Galthie said it was a lack of was respect for the French rugby
- ] They also asked the treatment of Wales from half of Dan Biggar who was fit passed
- The WRU sought advice after having suffered three major battles in five months
- Wolves receive Spanish side Espanyol in the round of 32 in the round Europa League
- The side of Nuno Espirito Santo worked well this season
- Wolf captain Conor Coady said he liked the doubters proved that they had the wrong doubts
The British boxer reached his second toughest ever weight at 19th 7 pounds, compared to the 34-year-old, who was 16th 7 pounds – also a significant increase over his previous fights.
The couple was prevented from going through the traditional post-road in fear of sparks flying after a physical collision in their last press conference.
Wilder told BT Sport: & I know you're looking at greatness. It makes me one of the most dangerous hunters in the division period. I am happy, happy as I have ever been in my life.
& # 39; You never know what to expect with Fury. One thing is certainly hard to believe in his speech about knocking me out in two rounds, as an aggressor, I really can't see at the moment.
& # 39; Who knows he may come in the ring and feel happy and feel some sort of confidence to actually do what he said he is going to do, but it will be very dangeorus for him. & # 39;
Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time since they take over their rivals, knowing that if Spurs win they will overtake Chelsea in the race for a place in the Champions League next season.
Lampard was in charge of Derby last season when Leeds was caught spying on their training sessions and Mourinho claimed he knew Chelsea would bet three middle back – as with the reverse arrangement in December.
& # 39; I was told they were back to back five, what they normally do if their results aren't the best & # 39 ;, said he.
When asked how he knew that, he replied: & # 39; In the same way that journalists have a lot of news and you don't tell the sources. & # 39;
To increase the pressure on his former midfielder, Mourinho insisted that Lampard should not change his plans despite the alleged leak.
His comments set fire to a game that could be crucial to deciding who finishes in the top four.
The Blues are in pole position, one point ahead of Spurs, despite having won only one league match this year. But after he had not recruited any players last month, Lampard insisted that his side be underdogs in the Champions League qualifying race.
Mourinho rejected that suggestion with the statement: & # 39; Of course, Chelsea is currently favorite for fourth place. & # 39; He added: & # 39; Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal, Sheffield United, Wolverhampton, Everton – we are the underdogs. Chelsea has an advantage over all of us. That is obvious. & # 39;
Tottenham goes to Stamford Bridge without a recognized striker. Harry Kane (hamstring) and Son Heung-min (broken arm) are not expected to play much this season.
This week Mourinho compared the fate of Tottenham with & # 39; going to fight with a gun without bullets & # 39; and he has since insisted on the other team in Europe facing such injury problems.
Lampard disagrees. & # 39; I'm not sure if many Premier League teams have sustained our injuries. We had big ones at the start of the season, big ones now in the season. Big, big players for us, & he said. & # 39; He has attacking players, let's do well. Dele Alli, for me, his best season in Tottenham played occasionally with Harry Kane.
& # 39; Lucas Moura last year scored a hat trick in the semifinals of the Champions League and is an incredible talent on the ball. & # 39;
Lampard now misses N & # 39; Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic, while Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi have doubts.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is this season or first in the team, while Antonio Rudiger and Reece James have also fought for fitness in recent months.
We all feel the same as managers. When you have injured big players, you know how much you miss them. But Tottenham also has a large team, "Lampard said.
" I understand his feelings because you want all your top players to be fit. But it doesn't make me think they're weaker, whatever Jose says. I know we have a tough team. & # 39;
Despite his games, Mourinho tried to downplay the meaning of his return, suggesting that it was no different than a visit to another major side. He rejected suggestions that he likes to be the bad guy and liquidate people.
During recent visits to Stamford Bridge, Mourinho experienced hostile receptions and the Spurs boss said this time he & # 39; the usual & # 39; expected. & # 39; That's football, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; On the street I am approached every time by fans of all different clubs – not just the clubs where I have worked before – with care, respect, great feelings. "
In 2018, while in charge of Manchester United, he raised three fingers to the Chelsea crowd, indicating the number of titles he won as Chelsea boss.
& # 39; I won three Premier Leagues, which is nothing special, & he said before the game. & # 39; I know that if I want to go (to Chelsea), I just have to pick up the phone and I will are treated as I deserve … the way the club respects me and people like me who belong to their past.
& # 39; I have no problem with the club at all. & # 39;
Women's coach Lisa Keightley in England says that she & # 39; is planning for the final & # 39; as squadron bid to become double world champion at Twenty20 World Cup
England begins their attempt to become world champion double ladies on Saturday with new coach Lisa Keightley who declares that they are & # 39; planning for the final & # 39 ;.
South Africa are the opposition to the WACA in Perth for the England's opening game of the Twenty20 Women's World Cup, where they will try to prove that they are right are to favorites Australia and opening winners India.
It was after their extensive Ashes defeat last summer that England plundered Mark Robinson – the coach who led them to the 50-over World Cup in 2017 – and replaced him with the former Australian international Keightley. Now Keightley will be under direct pressure to prove that she can inspire the number 2 England side.
Ke ightley says England in a self-assured mood is after enjoying the & # 39; perfect & # 39; preparation
There was a turn at the start of the tournament yesterday, when the hosts were upset in Sydney. Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav took four for 19 while India defeated Australia, which had won 26 of their previous 31 Twenty20s with 17 runs.
England, which won the inaugural ladies World T20 in 2009, finds itself in the weaker of the two groups – including surprise qualifications Thailand – and the large pistols only have to play in the later stages, prior to the final in the MCG on March 8.
& # 39; We are really excited about this, & said Anya Shrubsole, the star of the 50s
World Cup Final on India at Lord & # 39; s .
& # 39; We have been in Australia for a while and have had a good preparation but now it is about the actual tournament. & # 39;
That preparation includes victories over Australia and India in a tri-series, in which England still did not reach the final. They were hit when Sri Lanka hit them with 10 wickets in their last warm-up game.
& # 39; South Africa offers a great test, but we feel in a good place, & # 39; Shrubsole added. & # 39; It's not about playing our best cricket in the first game. It's about winning and growing in the tournament. & # 39;
& # 39; We treated the game as if it were a final & # 39 ;: Quique Setien says that Barcelona must defeat the struggling Eibar before playing a series of matches that could make or break the club season
Quique Setien admits Barcelona treat Saturday's visit to struggling Eibar as a cup final as they prepare for a difficult series of matches that are likely to make or break their season.
While Barca is expected to defeat the 16th placed Eibar without many problems, Setien has warned his players not to take the Basque minnows lightly in the Nou Camp.
That is partly so that Barca is not shocked, but also because he wants his team to have the right mentality and momentum in a potentially decisive series of matches.
In their next 11 games after this weekend, Barca has to face top-10 sides Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal in LaLiga, and Napoli meet in two legs in the Champions League past 16.
Athletic Bilbao already beaten from the Copa del Rey and behind Real Madrid in the La Liga title race, Barca knows that they cannot afford many slip-ups if they start the season with silverware I want to close – and Setien is determined to ensure that his focus is correct from the start.
He told a press conference before the game: & # 39; We are focused on this game that we have before we encounter the three or four that become important.
& # 39; We treated the game as if it were a final and we need the three points.
& # 39; That not only allows us to move on, but it will also strengthen us for the upcoming matches.
& # 39; We have to do things well, it's not going to be an easy game. & # 39;
Barca will be injured without Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Jordi Alba, but controversial new £ 15 million signing of Martin Braithwaite has been included in an 18-man team. ] The Catalan giants caused a stir this week after receiving special dispensation to draw the Leganes striker outside the transfer window due to the long-term injuries to Suarez and Dembele.
With a trip to Napoli next Tuesday, Setien could decide to give the Denmark international his debut against Eibar, although it is unlikely that he would begin.
Setien said in quotes from AS: & # 39; We will definitely see him start in a game. Maybe it's a bit early now.
& # 39; He has come here in good shape, but there are concepts and things that need to be explained and understood.
& # 39; We hope he will help us a lot. & # 39;
Setien added to his possible line-up this weekend: & # 39; It is true that you have to take into account (the Napoli game), but our first priority is to win this game.
& # 39; We will not reserve anything that will help us win this game. & # 39;
Eibar are now only three poins. free from the relegation zone after all teams among them had gained ground last weekend while their home game against Sociedad was postponed due to poor air quality.
However, they shocked Atletico Madrid just 4 games ago with 2-0 and coach Jose Luis Mendilibar is in an optimistic mood for the trip to the Nou Camp.
He said Thursday: & # 39; I am encouraged by yesterday's training session. We did some exercises and had a game with numerical superiority and I really liked the intensity, and how we defended and attacked.
& # 39; That means that I am going to Barcelona with my head high. & # 39;
& # 39; No one else in the Premier League or even in European football is in such a difficult situation & # 39 ;: Jose Mourinho regrets the magnitude of the Tottenham injury crisis prior to the crucial Chelsea collision
Spurs travel to Chelsea on Saturday afternoon without a senior accredited striker, with neither Harry Kane (hamstring) nor Son Heung-min (broken arm) expected play a major role during the rest of the season.
Tottenham has not won a match in which neither of them has played since January, while Juan Foyth and Moussa Sissoko are also offside while competing for a place in the top four.
Mourinho said he was proud of the way his party closed a 12-point gap to the fourth, but insisted: & it's not about me, if it was about me and I would even choose to move quickly to July 1 and start preseason with my players and without injuries, go to the first week of the Premier League with the same points as everyone else.
& # 39; But it's not about me, it's about the club. The boys have done fantastic to put themselves back in the position where we belong … that fights for the top four … the situation is difficult, no one else in the Premier League or even in European football is in this & # 39; n difficult situation in term of injuries in specific positions. "
After their midweek defeat by RB Leipzig, Mourinho compared Spurs & # 39; plight with going & # 39; to fight with a gun without bullets & # 39 ;.
And on Friday he said he has never had anything so bad had known at his previous clubs.
& # 39; Certainly it happened (but) I don't think so long, & # 39; said Mourinho.
& # 39; I remember playing with Inter, for example, Thiago Motta with central defender. Such situations can happen, but normally it happens once or twice because of major or minor injuries and five yellow cards … this situation for such a long period is very difficult.
& # 39; The position that is, so specific and it is very difficult to find an adjustment for the position of the striker … you cannot say that Davinson Sanchez plays a central role. That's just the way it is. We have to go to the game with everything we have. I am very concerned about the fact that the situation cannot be improved. It can only get worse! & # 39;
He added: & # 39; It is a good test for the resilience and spirit of the players and a unique experience for them. We go together because we will smile next season because we will be in a very different situation. & # 39;
& # 39; It is up to us to get some results against some good teams & # 39 ;: Scott McTominay urges Scotland to take responsibility for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Russia and Belgium
Scott McTominay finds Scotland manager Steve Clarke the plow all the information they might need – now it's up to the players to take responsibility and achieve some great results.
Several members of the team have praised Clarke for the clarity and structure he has brought in since joining the double head of June against Cyprus and Belgium.
But the Manchester United midfielder knows that players have to take the lead on the field when they compete with Euro 2020 rivals Russia and Belgium in Hampden next week. .
The 22-year-old said: "Everyone knows their roles and responsibilities on the field and that is primarily determined by the manager and his staff and it is very, very clear what everyone on the field should do.
"But for us it is now up to us to achieve some results against a number of good teams and hopefully move on to the euro.
"It's a big task, but every time you put the comic in Scotland, it's a big task to play for your country.
& # 39; I like that that one of the most NT things we love as a group of players is to take that responsibility ourselves and look forward to some great games. & # 39;
McTominay is surrounded by players on Old Trafford who sparkled on the international scene, including world cup winners Paul Pogba and Juan Mata.
& # 39; If you see other guys doing so well for their country, you want to replicate that, you want to follow in the footsteps of some players who are huge done well for their country, "he said.
& # 39; It is now about us as a nation to really take responsibility and also achieve some great results. & # 39;
McTominay & # 39; s personality was routinely praised by former United boss Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer trusted him to start all four Premier League games this season.
And McTominay finds showing leadership qualities essential at a club like United.
& # 39; I think that's just part of your character and part of the way you were raised by the ranks of your parent club, and seeking responsibility, & he said.
& # 39; If you show leadership qualities, that is brilliant and you want to take that with you to Scotland games.
& # 39; It's just about a level of spirit and getting the best out of all your friends around you. And of course that also affects yourself.
"If you do all good things on and next to the field, it can only place you positively in the field."
Friday visit to Russia – which will be read halfway in the qualifying group – seems to be crucial.
Both sides lost to Belgium but had an opposite fortune in Kazakhstan, the 3-0 defeat of Scotland looked even worse than when the Russians won 4- 0 days later in Astana.
When asked if Russia's visit was a must-win game, McTom inay said: “It's hard to say, but you just have to take each game as a cup final, as a game where it is vital to continue to build on the progress we have shown under the new gaffer.
& # 39; You must first and foremost take responsibility in the field. & # 39;
Chelsea gave significant boost to crucial Tottenham collision because Tammy Abraham is “fit after ankle injury recovery”.
The Chelsea striker missed his 2-0 defeat on Monday by Manchester United but he was in full training for Saturday's collision on Stamford Bridge.
The Times report Abraham was taken out of training as a precautionary measure in the run-up to their competition conflict with Manchester United and he did not recover on time.
The news of his return will delight manager Frank Lampard if Michy Batshuayi did not take his chance against the Red Devils.
The Belgian lost two chances in the first half, while the goal of Olivier Giroud was excluded due to offside by VAR when Manchester United was 2-0.
Tottenham has its own injury problems, because Harry Kane and Son Heung-min suffer from hamstring and arm respectively.
& # 39; It is a lack of respect & # 39 ;: France strikes back in Wales claiming that they will CHEAT in the scrum for the Six Nations clash because they have a & # 39; childish attack & # 39;
Prop Wyn Jones made the charge on Tuesday and Les Bleus boss Fabien Galthie responded by saying: & # 39; It is a lack of respect for our scrum, for our team, for the French rugby, for our nation. & # 39;
And team manager Raphael Ibanez added: & # 39; It was a blatant, childish attack. & # 39;
The former wasp hooker added that he could criticize Wale's treatment of Dan Biggar, who was fit after the WRU had obtained expert advice because the flying half had been hit three times in five months.
& # 39; We could also doubt the fate of their fly half off several times but managed the concussion protocol managed by the Welsh federation, "added Ibanez.
Wales boss Wayne Pivac said:" We went to a world leader in concussion, who saw Dan at the World Cup. All precautions have been taken and he has been released to play. & # 39;
Ireland turns to U2 singer Bono to give them The Edge, while Andy Farrell and his players are visited by rugby fans and proud Irishman before England clash on Twickenham
Ireland is hoping for a beautiful day when they travel to Twickenham on Sunday, inspired by a visit from U2 signer Bono.
The 59-year-old came to the Irish camp to give a rally speech to Andy Farrell's team for their Six Nations clash with England.
Farrell wants his side to reconnect with their Irishness and bring an emotional performance to anesthetize Eddie Jones men this weekend. And he greeted Bono's impact.
J Larmour; A Conway, R. Henshaw, B. Aki, J Stockdale, J Sexton, C Murray; C Healy, R Haring, T Furlong, I Henderson, J Ryan, P O & # 39; Mahony, J Van Der Flier, CJ Stander
Replacements : R Kelleher, D Kilcoyne, A Porter, D Toner, C Doris, J Cooney, R Byrne, K Earls
& # 39; We were blown away that he gave his time to come and see us, & # 39; said the Englishman who led Ireland to two wins of two so far in the championship.
& # 39; We invited him, he was at the top of the wish list. He is clearly a proud Irishman, so he spoke a bit about Irishness. He loves his rugby, he is a big fan. His wife Ali also came and she is a bigger fan of rugby.
& # 39; She was in the game with The Edge at the weekend and apparently Bono can't play with her because she screams very loudly. in the stands! His sons also play rugby.
& # 39; We wanted to ask him to sing, but nobody had the guts to do it! We had hidden the guitar around the corner!
& # 39; We asked him to come in to be able to ask some questions to come forward with a little learning what needed to be successful as long as he staying at the top and being the icon of the music world – it was fantastic for him to give up his time. & # 39;
Scrum-half Conor Murray has only won twice in nine Tests against English, but does not think the Irish will experience dizziness in London.
& # 39; Want to give us a sense of our identity, & he said. "He does that through our training, but also through things like talking to Bono and last night he spoke about Irishness, what it means to be Irish and what is special about it.
& # 39; The fear factor that going to Twickenham is not as big as it used to be, but there is respect from the English side.
& # 39; It is difficult to perform there and requires a huge amount of preparation and mindset & # 39;
Farrell had the opportunity to return to England in 2018 by Jones after being released by the Australian in 2015 – but he rejected it, and two years later, now as Ireland's head coach , he wanted to emphasize that he had not entertained the switch to Twickenham for too long.
& Eddie asked the question, but I still had a good job, so that was that, & Farrell said & # 39; It was just that. Eddie was a consultant at Saracens when I came to work there and it was a year later took over and signed me again, for which I was grateful.
& # 39; He is a wise coach and has been through a lot. I always enjoyed drinking coffee with Eddie and talking to him about his experiences. When he came to England in 2015, I had worked for Stuart Lancaster. Stuart had left and I would have done exactly the same if I were Eddie. & # 39;
Farrell made only one change to his squadron for the England game and brought back rower Caelen Doris on the bench for Max Deegan and knows that his former side will be desperate for the win.
We are in a good place, he said. & # 39; We are two of two. We know that our performance must be better to win there.
England has won one, one lost, so I assume this is their championship. So you would say they have a head start on their game. We probably also need a little more for that. & # 39;
Conor Coady rejoices in the European adventure of Wolves while the side of Nuno Espirito Santo continues to doubt the wrong side before Espanyol draw
Conor Coady enjoys proving doubts with Wolves thrive despite their heavy workload.
Thursday Europa League last-32 first game against Espanyol in Molineux is Wolves & # 39; 43rd game of the season after they started their campaign with qualifiers in July.
But the Midlanders have only three points less than in this phase of the Premier League of last season when they ended a seventh year after promotion. Tonight's opponents, on the other hand, have struggled with the extra games and are at the bottom La Liga .
Captain Coady, 26, enjoyed the heavy schedule.
& # 39; It's brilliant, & # 39; he said. & # 39; Every player will tell you that they would rather play than train. It is something that every player wants.
& # 39; You work for that. Many people wanted to see us and say: & # 39; They find it difficult & # 39; but we wanted to embrace it and show ourselves and our supporters that we could do it. & # 39;
Portuguese wing back Ruben Vinagre will miss tonight's game due to a hamstring injury.