• (First posted on Eurosport)

    Mayweather completed a comfortable one-sided points win over the Filipino fighter as the welterweight bout watched by millions wordwide failed to live up to the hype.

    While Mayweather extended his unbeaten record to 48, former British world champion Hatton - who was knocked out by Mayweather in 2007 and Pacquiao two years later - says that the bout did not showcase the fight game properly.

    "It was damaging for the sport," Hatton said in an interview with the BBC.

    'Floyd Mayweather ordered his plane to overtake mine', reveals former boxer Ricky Hatton'Floyd Mayweather ordered his plane to overtake mine', reveals former boxer Ricky Hatton

    "I can't imagine there is anyone out there saying they loved it. Considering they're two all-time greats, the money they walked away with, what the fans had to pay, it was all a bit of a letdown.

    "Then when Manny blamed his defeat on a shoulder injury, it soured it even further.

    "Boxing has UFC (The Ultimate Fighting Championship) breathing heavily down its neck and it was the first boxing match that had crossed over into the mainstream for a long time, so we needed it to be exceptional.

    "But

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  • Football - Real Madrid v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg - Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - 13/5/15 Juventus' Andrea Pirlo celebrates at the end after reaching the UEFA Champions League Final Reuters / Paul HannaFootball - Real Madrid v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg - Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - 13/5/15 Juventus' Andrea Pirlo celebrates at the end after reaching the UEFA Champions League Final Reuters / Paul Hanna

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    Substitute Alessandro Matri was the unlikely hero when he scored an extra-time winner to give Juventus a 2-1 win over Lazio in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday, keeping them on course for the treble.

    However, as is often the way, Andrea Pirlo was the star of the show.

    While he did set up Juve’s equaliser in the game, it was his post-match performance that garnered most attention on social media.

    Basically, the 36-year-old posted a celebratory picture on Twitter atfer the win:

    As is oft the case with Twitter with regards to Pirlo, it went into overdrive:

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  • Senang Pisah Dari Danny SimpsonSenang Pisah Dari Danny Simpson

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    The 28-year-old, who started his top flight career at Manchester United and is currently at Leicester City after spells at Newcastle United and QPR, throttled Stephanie Ward, leaving her "crying hyserically and cowering" in the corner of the room, according to testimony given at Manchester Magistrates Court.

    Police were called to the scene in Worsley, Greater Manchester, after a 999 call on December 29th last year in which Ward could be heard screaming "get off me, get off me", and Simpson was heard hurling abuse.

    The policeman who attended the scene entered the room to find Simpson "straddling across her with his hands firmly placed around her neck," according to his testimony.

    PC Gareth Hughes arrived at the house, where the pair spend Christmas together for the sake of their daughter.

    "She sounded very distressed. The screams carried on for a short time then they were silenced and I could hear a choking sound," said the police officer, adding that he

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  • The wax figure of FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, wearing the #10 team Argentina jersey like the one he wore during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, is on display, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, during the unveiling at Madame Tussauds New York. Messi's figure is displayed with an interactive soccer simulator where visitors can practice their kick in a virtual soccer arena. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)The wax figure of FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, wearing the #10 team Argentina jersey like the one he wore during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, is on display, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, during the unveiling at Madame Tussauds New York. Messi's figure is displayed with an interactive soccer simulator where visitors can practice their kick in a virtual soccer arena. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    (First posted on Eurosport)
    Madame Tussauds in New York has unveiled a new waxwork of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

    According to the chap in the video below, Madame Tussauds took over 250 measurements and took up to four months to create the likeness of Messi.

    “The hair alone took about six weeks,” he says.

     

    Which makes it rather unfortunate that Messi has since changed his cut a couple of times at least since then.

    That's just cruel, Leo. Just cruel.

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against Atletico Madrid during their Spanish first division soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, May 17, 2015. REUTERS/Andrea ComasBarcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against Atletico Madrid during their Spanish first division soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, May 17, 2015. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

    Check out more images of the wax figure here:

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  • Football - Manchester United v Arsenal - Barclays Premier League - Old Trafford - 17/5/15 Ander Herrera celebrates with Juan Mata after scoring the first goal for Manchester United Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.Football - Manchester United v Arsenal - Barclays Premier League - Old Trafford - 17/5/15 Ander Herrera celebrates with Juan Mata after scoring the first goal for Manchester United Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

    Richard Lenton is an experienced journalist and broadcaster. He won Best Sports Presenter at the 2013 Asian TV Awards, and, despite being in his late 30s, still believes that he can make it as a professional footballer. www.richardlenton.co.uk Twitter: @richardlenton

    Match Selection: Manchester United to beat Hull and relegate the Tigers
    Making sense of the statistics to come up with a Premier League dead cert

    The last time Hull City beat Manchester United, I was precisely one day old.

    At the time, United, believe it or not, were languishing in the second tier of English football (the mid 70s, just in case you were trying to guess my age…), having been relegated by their former idol Denis Law’s cheeky back-heel for Manchester City against United at the tail-end of the previous season.

    In the 10 subsequent meetings between the red half of Manchester and Hull, the Red Devils boast a 100 per cent strike rate, scoring 29 times and conceding just seven during those 10 successive victories.

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  • PSG's Brazilian defender David Luiz (L) celebrates with French goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez after securing their third successive Ligue 1 title on on May 16, 2015PSG's Brazilian defender David Luiz (L) celebrates with French goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez after securing their third successive Ligue 1 title on on May 16, 2015

    (First posted on Eurosport)

    The former Chelsea man, who regularly talks about his Christian faith, was recently baptised - and says he will remain a virgin until he has married girlfriend Sara Madeira.

    Luiz, who attends the Pentecostal Hillsong Church, was baptised in the swimming pool of PSG team-mate Maxwell (shown below), and took to Instagram to make his views clear.

    David Luiz baptisé dans la piscine de son coéquipier du PSG, Maxwell. /David Luiz baptisé dans la piscine de son coéquipier du PSG, Maxwell. /

    "I have chosen to wait," the 28-year-old said in a post on the social media platform.

    Luiz went on to quote the following Bible verse: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV).”

    "How wonderful to live with you Lord, thank You for loving me so much and taking care of me!” he added.

    "My life is yours, and I am your servant! You're always in the centre of all my decisions! I love my God! Amen.”

    Fellow Brazilian Kaka also abstained from sex until he married Caroline Celico in 2005 at the age of 23, explaining his views in an

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  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. sits courtside during the first half of Game 6 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Floyd Mayweather Jr. sits courtside during the first half of Game 6 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    (First posted on Eurosport)

    Mayweather, who is no stranger to flaunting his wealth as this extensive slideshow demonstrates, told his fans on Instagram that “the last four days have been great”, before adding “I don’t do anything for free”.

    His message accompanied an image which showed four sporting bets he placed over the course of the past week which combined to bring him $827,000.

    The huge win is not the first for regular gambler Mayweather, who has treated his lucky fans to examples of his fortune – or perhaps skill – in the market many times previously.

    The 38-year-old unbeaten boxing champion's series of bets consisted of a mix of basketball matches and the fight between Gennady Golovkin and Willy Monroe.

    A HISTORY OF BETTING

    Back in October, Mayweather won $3.88 million as part of a winning streak betting on NFL games, while he also collected $1.5 million on the Arizona Cardinals beating the Oakland Raiders having wagered a staggering $774,971 on the match.

    American Football

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  • Strong is the new sexy and fitness is the new party. With society leaning towards health and fitness, Yahoo's #Fitspo of the Week series is dedicated to all inspirational women in Singapore leading active lifestyles. Know of any who deserve to be featured? Hit me up on CherylTay.sg and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (cheryltaysg).

    Photo by Cheryl TayPhoto by Cheryl Tay

    Name: Natalie Yeo (@nattylifts)
    Age: 23
    Height: 1.70m
    Weight: 59kg
    Occupation: Undergraduate
    Status: Attached
    Diet: Eats everything in moderation but makes wise meal choices such as choosing steamed fish over fried fish and removing the skin on chicken;
    Training: A lot of high intensity interval training (HIIT) style workouts, supersets and circuits, as well as hot yoga or Ashtanga yoga once a week for recovery

    Q: When did you start going to the gym?
    A: I started going to the gym with my mum when I was 15, but we did mainly studio classes like yoga and body combat. I was introduced to heavy lifting two years ago by my current boyfriend and I enjoyed it

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  • First establishing herself in the world of cars and motorsports, Cheryl Tay is a keen photojournalist who is equally enthusiastic about fitness and sports. More of her at CherylTay.sg and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (cheryltaysg).

    Benedict Ang, MMA fighter. Photo by Cheryl Tay.Benedict Ang, MMA fighter. Photo by Cheryl Tay.

    Not everyone gets a chance to play on the national football squad.

    Despite the opportunity, Benedict Ang discovered that he preferred tackling opponents in unarmed combat than on a football pitch.

    “I started playing soccer since the age of nine and made it to the NFA-U16 at 15,” recalled the 20-year-old Singaporean fighter who will be making his professional MMA debut this Friday (22 May) at ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

    “I found out about MMA in 2011 when my secondary school classmate told me to check out videos of the first ONE Championship event – ONE: CHAMPIONS VS. CHAMPIONS – held in Singapore.

    “I thought it was really cool with the mix of different martial art disciplines and before that, I never knew MMA existed.”

    Ang

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  • Steven Gerrard of Liverpool waves goodbye with his youngest daughter - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool vs Crystal Palace - Anfield Stadium - Liverpool - England - 16th May 2015 - Picture Simon Bellis/Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK Steven Gerrard of Liverpool Waves Goodbye with His youngest Daughter Barclays Premier League Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Anfield Stage Liverpool England 16th May 2015 Picture Simon Bellis Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUKSteven Gerrard of Liverpool waves goodbye with his youngest daughter - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool vs Crystal Palace - Anfield Stadium - Liverpool - England - 16th May 2015 - Picture Simon Bellis/Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK Steven Gerrard of Liverpool Waves Goodbye with His youngest Daughter Barclays Premier League Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Anfield Stage Liverpool England 16th May 2015 Picture Simon Bellis Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK

    (First posted on Eurosport)

    Gerrard spoke to the newspaper's Jason Burt two days before his Anfield send-off on Saturday afternoon - a match which ended in a disappointing 3-1 defeat.

    But the paper published the interview only on Sunday morning, no doubt at Gerrard's request since several of his answers hint at genuine ambivalence about his 17 years as an icon at Liverpool.

    "I can’t wait,” he said, when asked about his feelings ahead of the move to LA.

    "Everywhere you go [in Liverpool] you can’t go out the front door without bumping into a Red or a Blue. It is intense, especially for someone like myself," he added.

    "So I am looking forward to being able to breathe and play football under a little less pressure and going back to days when maybe before I was in the first team at Liverpool when you really enjoyed your football and there’s not that responsibility and pressure."

    Gerrard admitted that he has struggled at times to deal with the scrutiny - no doubt a reference to the

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