Bob Bradley recovers from Swansea nightmare as LAFC take MLS by storm

The former USA coach admitted he failed during his brief stay in the Premier League. But his new team are close to unstoppable this season Los Angeles already had the most successful franchise in Major League Soccer history. A team that average around 22,000 a game and the cultural impact made by the franchise is even stronger. None of this is as impressive as the team they have put together on the pitch, though. With more than half of the regular season played, Bob Bradleys team are the runaway leaders both at the top of the Western Conference and in the Supporters Shield standings. They have suffered two league defeats all year, scoring more goals (53) and conceding fewer (17) …

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies aged 27

The Los Angeles Angels have confirmed pitcher Tyler Skaggs died before Mondays game against the Texas Rangers. He was 27 The Los Angeles Angels have confirmed pitcher Tyler Skaggs died before Mondays game against the Texas Rangers. He was due to turn 28 on 13 July. Police in Southlake, Texas, responded to reports of an unconscious man in a hotel room on Monday morning. Skaggs was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious. It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas, an Angels statement said. Tyler has, and always will be, an important part of the Angels Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with …

Gary Woodland holds off Koepka and Rose to win US Open

An emotional Gary Woodland celebrated his first major title at Pebble Beach The finest tribute payable to Gary Woodland for this, his maiden major triumph, lies in the identity of the individual he held off. As Brooks Koepka stalked to within one stroke of Woodland, through various stages of this US Opens closing round, the outcome appeared a formality. Koepka, such a specialist in this major championship domain, was on the verge of history in seeking to become only the second man to win three US Opens in succession. Not only did Woodland refuse to wilt; he took this title by three shots. It was impressive to see Koepka, denied his fifth major win in nine starts, amongst those waiting …

The US scored 13 against Thailand but we still don’t know if they can defend

The Americans have a host of brilliant attacking players but it is their defenders who will most likely decide whether they can retain their World Cup title The USAs campaign to defend their Womens World Cup title could not have started more comfortably as the Americans seven attackers pushing toward goal and just three defenders at the back. Becky Sauerbrunn was officially left out because of a quad issue, but she may have actually been rested to conserve the minutes of the oldest and arguably most important defender on the team. The fact still remains: in the five matches USWNT have played against teams ranked in the top 10 this year, they have conceded multiple goals in all but one …

Notre Dame topple UConn to book showdown with Baylor for NCAA title

The Fighting Irish will be looking to join UConn, Tennessee and Southern Cal in winning consecutive titles during the NCAA era against Baylor Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw is excited that Sundays night championship game will have two women coaches. The Fighting Irish will be looking to join UConn, Tennessee and Southern Cal in winning consecutive titles during the NCAA era against Baylor. It will be the first championship game since 2012 when both coaches McGraw and Baylors Kim Mulkey are women. The same two, McGraw said after Friday nights 81-76 semi-final win over UConn. This weekend were all about basketball right now. So want to really focus on that. I am excited to have two women in the final. …

Errol Spence Jr overwhelms Mikey Garcia in pound-for-pound showdown

Errol Spence Jr defended his welterweight title with a one-sided beatdown of previously unbeaten Mikey Garcia Errol Spence Jr successfully defended his IBF world welterweight title for the third time, unanimously outpointing previously undefeated challenger Mikey Garcia on Saturday night. Garcia moved up two weight classes to take on Spence and took a pounding though he never went down. Garcia, obviously worn out, spent the later rounds blocking punches instead of throwing them. Spence improved to 25-0 after all three judges awarded him every round. One card was 120-107, and the other two were 120-108. It was the first time Spence had to go the distance in his last 12 fights. Garcia, who moved up from 135 to 147 pounds …

Why a Joshua-Wilder unification fight in 2019 has moved a step closer | Kevin Mitchell

Eddie Hearns Matchroom has connections with the streaming site DAZN and if the latter signs up Deontay Wilder then a heavyweight unifying bout could be on the table Eddie Hearns assertion that there is a brilliant chance Anthony Joshua will fight Deontay Wilder in November or December, unifying the heavyweight title for the first time since Lennox Lewis owned the division nearly two decades ago, is the best news boxing has had in a long while. The sport and the business need an undisputed heavyweight champion. And confused fans want someone they can identify with as the best fighter in the world, without argument, someone who can rule for more than a few fights like it used to be in …