• A new champion was crowned in the strawweight division at ONE: KINGDOM OF CHAMPIONS, as Yoshitaka Naito submitted Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke in a huge upset over the hometown hero.

    The event took place from the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. In a meeting of unbeaten fighters, it was Naito who not only kept his record perfect, but left with the championship belt in the night’s main event.

    “Nobita” scored his fifth career submission win, improving to 11-0 overall. This marked his debut with ONE after competing solely for Shooto since 2012. Amnuaysirichoke (6-1) was trying to give the vocal Thai crowd a reason to go home happy, but the 37-year-old from Trang was stopped for the first time in his career.

    In the co-main event, Marat Gafurov successfully defended his ONE Featherweight World Championship, scoring his tenth career submission with a second-round finish of Kazunori Yokota.

    Gafurov was able to lock up a rear-naked choke on the Japanese veteran, pushing his overall record to

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  • The European Ryder Cup leadership team is taking shape.

    On Friday at the BMW PGA Championship in England, 2016 European captain Darren Clarke named three vice-captains: three-time major winner Padraig Harrington, 1999 British Open winner Paul Lawrie and Ryder Cup stalwart Thomas Bjorn.

    Having all played in the era of European dominance of the biennial series, the trio of vice-captains have experience to offer a 12-player squad that may well have a number of fresh faces.

    Bjorn was on the winning side in all three of his Ryder Cup appearances in 1997, 2002 and 2014, all of which were played on European soil. He was also a vice captain in 2004, 2010 and 2012.

    Lawrie was a part of the European side in 2012 when the Jose Maria Olazabal-led team came back from 4 points down on the final day in Chicago, in what's dubbed the Miracle at Medinah.

    Harrington has the most experience of the vice-captains, making six appearances and notching a 7-11-3 record. He was a vice-captain for Paul McGinley

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  • The IOC is retesting samples to attempt to curb doping before the 2016 Rio Games. (AP)The IOC is retesting samples to attempt to curb doping before the 2016 Rio Games. (AP)The International Olympic Committee is pursuing a far-reaching doping investigation of stockpiled samples in the wake of widespread allegations of Russian state-sanctioned doping at the 2014 Games. An earlier sweep revealed doping in the samples of 31 athletes from 2008 and now have turned up doping violations in the samples of 23 athletes from the 2012 London Games.

    "These reanalyses show, once again, our determination in the fight against doping," IOC President Thomas Bach said. "We want to keep the dopers away from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This is why we are acting swiftly now."

    The IOC still must test the "B" samples of the athletes; samples are kept on file for up to 10 years to allow for improvements in testing technology. The committee announced that any athletes found to be in violation would be banned from competing in Rio, and thus focused its investigation on those athletes most likely to be in competition later this summer.

    While the IOC has not yet released

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  • When you're the unanimous MVP and the greatest shooter in history, everything about your game gets glorified, which is probably why Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry picked up three First Team All-Defensive votes, even though backcourt mate Klay Thompson generally draws the tougher guard.

    And when Curry came up with a clutch steal against Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant that all but iced a 120-111 victory in the waning moments of Game 5, Durant and teammate Russell Westbrook were asked by ESPN reporter Michelle Steele whether the NBA's steals leader was "underrated as a defender."

    The question was a good one, because it drew a glorious response from both Westbrook and Durant.

    Westbrook simply giggled, if only because complimenting opposing players isn't really his thing, although he did offer this assessment of Curry before Game 1: "He's a shooter. He's nothing I haven't seen."

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  • Newly appointed caretaker coach V. Sundramoorthy (second from right) with (from left) FAS president Zainudin Nordin, FAS vice-president Lim Kiat Tong and FAS general secretary Winston Lee.<br />(Photo: Teng Kiat)

    V. Sundramoorthy (second from left) with (from left) FAS president Zainudin Nordin, FAS vice-president Lim Kia Tong and FAS general secretary Winston Lee. (Photo: Teng Kiat)

    Singapore legend V. Sundramoorthy was officially appointed as head coach of the national team - on a one-year contract - on Friday (27 May) afternoon, following weeks of speculation.

    The 50-year-old was unveiled as a press conference by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) at Jalan Besar Stadium “after much deliberation” and is the first local coach to helm the Lions since Vincent Subramaniam in 2001.

    Sundram, regarded as one of Singapore’s best-ever players, succeeds German Bernd Stange, who left the post in April after almost three years in charge.

    FAS vice-president Lim Kia Tong also defended the use of the term “caretaker” to describe Sundram’s post, comparing it with the two-year deals that Stange and Radojko Avramovic were handed when they initially took over.

    “Let’s put to rest once and for all: the

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  • Two years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo punctuated Real Madrid's Champions League title with a penalty kick in the 120th minute. His celebration was memorable.

    His performance against Atletico Madrid was not.

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    On Saturday, Ronaldo and Real Madrid have another chance to win the Champions League in Milan, Italy. And for the second time in three seasons, it comes against their rival from the Spanish capital.

    The way things are shaping up, Ronaldo could be the X-factor, as strange as it sounds.

    He was anything but in the 2014 final in Lisbon. He took nine shots, less than half of which were on target. He attempted 60 passes and completed 49, neither of which ranked in the top five on his own team. Ronaldo's goal was his 17th of that Champions League campaign, setting a new record, but for the longest time it looked like he wouldn't get it.

    Atletico approached the match as it typically does against clubs with more

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  • The Oklahoma City Thunder's stunning blowout wins in Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals inspired a number of questions about the record-setting Golden State Warriors. Was unanimous MVP Stephen Curry too hurt to make a big impact? Did their 73-win regular season obscure problems against more athletic, taller teams? And would Monday's Game 5 at Oracle Arena serve as the extremely disappointing final chapter to a season that until recently looked set to become one of the greatest in NBA history?

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    The Warriors are still down in this series and face a tremendous challenge to advance to the NBA Finals, but Game 5 at least proved that they're not going to go out without a serious fight. The result of this very intense, high-level contest hanged in the balance for virtually the entire way, but Golden State persevered through another tremendous defensive effort from

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  • Stewart Cink made a last-minute decision to play at Colonial in this week's Dean & DeLuca Invitational. 

    Last month, Cink announced he was stepping away from the PGA Tour as he and his wife, Lisa, learned she had breast cancer and would be starting treatment. Now weeks into what will be a difficult fight for Lisa, Stewart came back inside the ropes with a slightly better idea of how the treatment will unfold.

    “Circumstances are improved because we can predict a little bit more about how she’s feeling. So that’s going to be why I come out and play a little bit here and there,” Cink said Thursday, according to Golf Channel. “But as far as her circumstances of fighting cancer, they’re not all that great. She’s got advanced cancer, and it’s going to be a difficult fight.”

    The 2009 British Open winner shot 2-over 72 in his first round in Ft. Worth, Texas.

    “I don’t think I went one hole today without thinking about her 10 times,” he said. 

    Cink credited Amy and Phil Mickelson in getting Lisa

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  • John Daly didn't have a great day on Thursday in his first Senior PGA Championship.

    A week after Daly finished tied for 15th in the Regions Tradition, his senior major debut, the two-time major champion struggled on Day 1 at Harbor Shores in Michigan. 

    Starting on the 10th hole, Daly arrived at the par-4 16th at even on the round. He pulled his tee shot left into the hazard, leading Daly to re-tee. That shot, his third, found tall grass next to the water hazard. He hit his fourth shot from the tall lettuce just far enough to get into the rough for his fifth shot. From there, Daly's club got caught in the rough with his fifth shot, pulling the ball into the hazard again. Daly dropped, hitting 7 and finally found the green. After a two-putt that wasn't that easy, Daly had made quintuple-bogey 9.

    Daly shot 4-over 75 on the round, is tied for 126th place in the 156-player field after the first round and is 13 shots behind leader Rocco Mediate, who

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  • The number of celebrities who support Donald Trump continues to grow as UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator fighter Tito Ortiz has now publicly endorsed the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

    The 41-year-old was spotted in attendance at a Trump rally in Anaheim, Calif., this week. His appearance caused a stir as Ortiz was pictured holding a sign that said, “Hillary Clinton Killed My Friends,” and later joined in a “build that wall” chant.Tito Ortiz holds up a sticker during a Donald Trump rally. (Credit: @Twitter)Tito Ortiz holds up a sticker during a Donald Trump rally. (Credit: @Twitter)

    Ortiz, whose father is from Mexico, posted a picture on Instagram alongside Donald Trump with the caption “Proud to support @RealDonaldTrump #Trump2016 #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.” Some took issue with Ortiz’s support of Trump considering the Republican candidate’s stance on immigration laws. However, Ortiz is just one of many from the Latino community who support Trump.

    “History will repeat itself,” Ortiz posted on Instagram with an image that showed the similarities between Trump and former president Ronald Reagan. “I want safe borders. I want our

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