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Miocic beats Dos Santos to keep UFC heavyweight title


Gregory Payan/ AP Stipe Miocic, lands a right versus Junior Dos Santos in a mixed martial arts bout at UFC 211 for the UFC heavyweight championship, Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Dallas. Miocic retained his heavyweight title.

Sunday, May 14, 2017|6:08 a.m.

DALLAS– A piece of history and a step of vengeance both came swiftly for Stipe Miocic.

Miocic beat Junior Dos Santos with a technical knockout at 2:22 in the preliminary to defend his heavyweight title at UFC 211 on Saturday night.

In the co-main occasion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland scored a consentaneous, five-round decision over third-ranked Jessica Andrade to protect her females’s strawweight champion.

Considering that the heavyweight division was formed in 1997, only Miocic, Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar have actually won two title defenses. Miocic avenged a loss to Dos Santos in December 2014 in Phoenix, which was a five-round bout that left both fighters bloodied.

Miocic (17-2) stunned Dos Santos midway through the round with a series of punches ending with a hard right to Dos Santos’ left cheek as the challenger was backing away. That pressed him into the cage prior to he fell to the mat. Miocic then straddled Dos Santos and fired away with a series of lefts that ended the fight.

“We have actually been dealing with that for 10 weeks,” Miocic stated of the vital punch. “My coaches are the best in the world. If it wasn’t for my coaches, we would not be here today.”

The fourth-ranked Dos Santos (18-5), who had actually injured Miocic with several kicks, called the loss “terrible.”

“I understand he wants to walk forward, and I prefer to stroll backwards,” he said. “The last kick I threw, he felt a lot, and I felt I did well. ‘Now, I have to move.’ Then, I don’t remember anymore.”

Saturday’s triumph was Miocic’s 5th straight because the loss to Dos Santos. As for who’s next, the affable champ said, “Right now, it’s my cooking area. The cooking area when I get home. That’s all I’m concerned about.”

The 34-year-old claimed his crown with a first-round knockout of Fabricio Werdum in May 2016 in Brazil. He prevented Alistair Overeem last September “in your home” in Cleveland with a first-round knockout.

Will Miocic end up being the first UFC heavyweight to protect his title three times?

“He’s appearing like the guy,” UFC president Dana White said. “Cleveland’s eliminating it right now.”

Dos Santos is 3-4 since his championship loss in a rematch with Velasquez in December 2012. The Brazilian returned to the octagon on Saturday following a 13-month absence that began with surgery on his best shoulder.

Jedrzejczyk (14-0) has actually safeguarded her title five times since defeating Carla Esparza in March 2015 here at American Airlines Center. That ties Ronda Rousey for the most title triumphes among UFC ladies.

“I didn’t even understand,” Jedrzejczyk said. “This is fantastic. I respect Ronda so much as a fighter but more as a human. It’s a satisfaction for me to stand next to Ronda in this classification.”

The explosive Andrade (16-6) came out early and took down the champion in the very first 2 minutes after landing a left hook. She pushed throughout but didn’t come close to matching Jedrzejczyk’s contacts.

Andrade didn’t regret her strategy to attack.

“The method was to combat her and take her down at the end of the rounds,” she said through a translator. “However, as everyone saw, she’s great. I could not manage to keep her down.”

When Jedrzejczyk won the title in Dallas two years earlier, she referred to the champion belt as her “infant” and stated no one would get it.

“It was not a joke,” she said with a laugh. “I feel like I was born to be a champ.”

Demian Maia, the third-ranked welterweight, won a split decision over No. 5 Jorge Masvidal. Maia, 25-6 with seven straight wins, stated he was informed afterward by White that he had made a title fight with Tyron Woodley.

Frankie Edgar. The 35-year-old previous lightweight champion and second-ranked featherweight, beat seventh-ranked Yair Rodriguez, 24, in a second-round TKO.

The first bout for previous light-weight champion Eddie Alvarez because he lost the title to Conor McGregor last November was stopped as a no-contest late in the second of 3 rounds versus Dustin Poirier due to the fact that of an unintentional nasty.

The third-ranked Alvarez delivered a prohibited left knee to the left side of Poirier’s head while Poirier’s right hand was on the mat, and Poirier’s blurred vision was evaluated insufficient for the fight to continue.

U.S. beats Haiti 1-0 in Gold Cup, clinches group title


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Haiti’s Reginal Goreux, right, aims to head the ball away as he is challenged by United States’ Jozy Altidore during the very first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, July 10, 2015.

Friday, July 10, 2015|7:43 p.m.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.– Clint Dempsey scored in the 47th minute to provide the United States a 1-0 triumph over Haiti in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Friday night.

Brad Guzan made a pair of point-blank saves in the second half for the Americans. The protecting champions enhanced to 2-0 in the opening round and clinched the group title. They will certainly play in the quarterfinals at Baltimore on July 18.

Gyasi Zardes got in as a substitute for Jozy Altidore at the start of the second half, and the step immediately paid off. Greg Garza played the ball forward to Zardes, and Zardes cut a pass back to Dempsey, who scored with a right-footed shot from about 12 backyards.

Dempsey has scored in the last 4 video games he’s bet the united state nationwide team, one shy of the record Altidore set two years ago. Dempsey’s 44 global objectives are 13 shy of Landon Donovan’s American record.

The Americans have actually won 6 in a row, are 30-1-2 in Gold Cup group play and have actually reached the knockout stage of all 13 Gold Cup tournaments. They have one game continuing to be in the group stage, versus Panama on Monday in Kansas City, Kansas.

Haiti, which is 0-1-1, will play Honduras on Monday, with the loser completing last in the group.

The U.S. nearly went on in the 34th minute, when Aron Johannsson beat goalkeeper Johny Placide. Johannsson was ruled offside, however replays revealed he was onside when Altidore passed the ball to him.

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann switched the development from 4-4-2 to 4-3-1-2 and changed 7 beginners, including his whole protective line. Brad Evans was at right back, with Tim Ream and Omar Gonzalez the main defenders and Garza at left back.

Mix Diskerud was in midfield and twice dedicated fouls that gave Haiti free kicks simply outside the penalty location.

Dempsey ratings two times, U.S. beats Honduras 2-1 to open Gold Cup


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U.S. forward Clint Dempsey takes control of the ball in front of Honduras’ Afredo Mejia during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match in Frisco, Texas, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The U.S. won 2-1.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015|9 p.m.

FRISCO, Texas– Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his house state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 victory over Honduras on Tuesday night.

Dempsey’s objectives in the 25th and 64th minutes were created from crosses from Michael Bradley, wearing the captain’s arm band in his 100th worldwide look.

Dempsey’s big night availabled in the same area where the East Texas native trained as a youth, and he enhanced the Americans to 13-0 in Gold Cup openers. With 43 global objectives, he is 14 behind Landon Donovan’s American record.

Carlos Discua scored his first worldwide goal in the 69th minute for Honduras, a semifinalist in the last three Gold Cups.

“It had not been our finest efficiency, but we’re happy to get 3 points from our first game,” Dempsey said.

It was the first competitive match for the U.S. because losing to Belgium in overtime in the second round of in 2013’s World Cup. The Americans, 29-1-2 in Gold Cup group play, meet Haiti on Friday and Panama on Monday. Haiti tied Panama 1-1 in the doubleheader opener.

U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan had a couple of hard conserves in the first couple of minutes on a muggy night before a sellout crowd of 22,357 at the house of Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas.

The very first objective developed when DeAndre Yedlin played a short corner kick to Bradley, who crossed on a bounce to the far post. Henry Figueroa’s clearance effort back to Bradley’s side was received at the side of the 6-yard box by Jozy Altidore, who took a touch and shot. Goalkeeper Donis Escobar kicked the ball out with his ideal foot and it popped up to Dempsey, who nodded it in from 6 yards.

Bradley’s complimentary kick from the flank resulted in the 2nd objective. Escobar remained on his line and an unmarked Dempsey jumped 4 backyards out and headed inside the far post.

After a slow-moving start, the united state controlled the pace in the second half until Discua took an awesome pass from Wilmer Crisanto and touched the ball past a standing Ventura Alvarado prior to beating Guzan over the keeper’s left shoulder. Alvarado, who likewise had been eligible to play for Mexico, played his very first competitive match for the U.S. and became tied to the American national group.

Honduras had a number of excellent opportunities in the final 20 minutes, consisting of when Guzan knocked a ball towards Eddie Hernandez, who had an open internet however couldn’t control the ball before it headed out.

Bradley, a boy of former U.S. coach Bob Bradley, ended up being the 16th American male to make 100 worldwide appearances. At 27 years, 341 days, he is the fourth-youngest American after Landon Donovan (26-96), Cobi Jones (27-239) and Marcelo Balboa (27-320).

If the united state wins the Gold Cup, it would get the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. If another country wins, it would meet the Americans in a playoff for the Confederations Cup berth.

Honduras controlled the speed early, two times checking Guzan in the very first 6 minutes while outshooting the Americans 6-3 before halftime.

Anthony Lozano forced Guzan to make a diving, one-handed save from close range. Guzan tipped a shot from Andy Najar simply over the crossbar about 3 minutes later on, and Najar was close again just before halftime on another hard shot that Guzan let cruise high.

United States beats Japan 5-2 to win Women’s World Cup title– IMAGES

VANCOUVER– The United States won the Women’s World Cup for the third time, crushing Japan 5-2 on Sunday with striker Carli Lloyd scoring the competition’s fastest ever hat-trick, including an incredible goal from the half-way line.

The American captain struck three times inside 16 minutes as the united state stormed into an unexpected and unsurmountable 4-0 lead over their shell-shocked opponents.

Japan, winners 4 years ago, were utterly stunned as the UNITED STATE’s deadly finishing guaranteed they contributed to their 1991 and 1999 titles, and became the very first nation to win the Cup 3 times.

The video game, played in front of 53,341 spectators at a stuffed BC Place, was the highest-scoring Women’s World Cup last ever and, for non-Japanese at least, was an amusing ending to exactly what has been an outstanding tournament.

No group had actually ever scored more than 2 goals in a Women’s World Cup last however the great Lloyd went one better all by herself– and within just 16 minutes.

The opener can be found in the 3rd minute when Megan Rapinoe drove a low diagonal ball across the area and Lloyd timed her go to perfection, encountering the ball with a powerful, novice drive past Japan keeper Ayumi Kaihori.

Japan were stunned even more just two minutes later when Lloyd doubled the lead– again from a set-piece.

Another low ball into the box did the damage, this time from a Lauren Vacation free-kick which the Japan defense failed to clear and the ball was up to Lloyd, who happily slotted house.

Japan had barely time to regroup before they found themselves 3-0 down in the 14th minute with a dreadful attempted headed clearance from Azusa Iwashimizu being up to Lauren Vacation, who blasted in a volley from inside the penalty location.

Japan had actually acknowledged as numerous goals in the opening 14 minutes as they had in the entire previous 6 video games of the competition.

Nevertheless, one of the most exceptional goals ever seen in a Women’s World Cup arrived simply 2 minutes later when Lloyd, gathering the ball in her own half, saw Kaihori away her line and shot from 50 yards out, with the clambering Japanese keeper just able to palm the ball onto the post and into the net.

Japan restored a bit of pride in the 27th minute when Yuki Ogimi turned Julie Johnston in the aspect and fired previous Hope Solo to make it 4-1.

The Japanese have been widely commended for their short-passing game but it was an antique path that brought them, temporarily, back into the video game early in the second half.

Aya Miyami’s long free-kick into the box was focuseded on Sawa and Johnston rose for the ball but could only deflect a header past a helpless Solo.

The glimmer of hope flickered for simply two minutes, nevertheless, when a U.S. corner was up to Morgan Brian beyond the far post and she did well to discover Tobin Heath, who confidently fired the home of make it 5-2 and effectively end Japan’s hope of a comeback.