Amir Khan vs Crawford Live

Amir Khan vs Crawford Live: WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford makes his 2019 debut on Saturday, putting his title on the line against Amir Khan at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Khan, 32, has chosen to snub the advances of Kell Brook and instead takes aim at one of boxing’s modern greats as he looks to head Stateside and come home with the world strap.

But Crawford is 34-0 and has his eye on an all-American unification bout against IBF champion Errol Spence Jr if he comes through this test.

Crawford, 31, is considered one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the sport, if not the best. This is his third fight at welterweight, arguably boxing’s most talent-laden division, and the one in which he aims to stake his claim as an all-time great. He ran out of opponents in the lightweight and junior welterweight ranks, unifying all four major titles in the latter division in 2017.

Before he had a chance to win a world title at 147 pounds, he moved up to middleweight to challenge Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in 2016, a fight that saw him knocked out in devastating fashion in the sixth round.

For Crawford, it’s a chance to bring his impeccable craft to a much wider audience. For Khan, it’s an opportunity to breathe new life into his career.

Crawford might lack the wider name recognition of a pay-per-view star, but he has the talent. A complete fighter, the Omaha, Nebraska, native has power in both hands, impeccable footwork—he can box out of both stances but favors southpaw these days—and is masterful at disrupting his opponent’s rhythm and timing.

He tends to starts out slow, but what he’s doing is gathering information, figuring out his opponent’s strategy, tactics and what punches they want to establish. Once he has the other boxer figured out, he pummels them into submission.

Khan is far removed from his glory days, when he was beating up on the likes of Zab Judah and Marcos Maidana at junior welterweight. Back-to-back losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia derailed his run at 140 pounds, leading to him to move up to 147 pounds.

The 32-year-old found some success there, winning the WBA international welterweight title and the WBC Silver welterweight strap, but it all went out the window when he lost to Alvarez.

Khan’s speed has always given fighters trouble. Alvarez was not immune to this, with the Englishman buzzing him for a few rounds and making life difficult. Once Canelo locked in, his size and strength advantage took over, though, leading to one of the cleanest knockouts you will ever see.

That led to some time away from the sport, but Khan has come back with a vengeance. He destroyed Phil Lo Greco last year in his return bout, beating him in 39 seconds. He then dominated Samuel Vargas in September, winning by unanimous decision despite suffering an early knockdown.

Saracens vs Munster

Saracens vs Munster : Saracens face Munster at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday with a place in the Champions Cup final at stake.  Premiership champions Saracens were in ruthless form in the quarter-finals as they scored seven tries to defeat Glasgow 56-27.

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It was a dominant performance from Mark McCall’s side and continued their form in Europe this season which has seen them win all of their matches.

Saracens defeated Glasgow twice in the pool stage and also picked up victories, home and away, against Cardiff and Lyon.

As the only unbeaten side left in this year’s tournament, Saracens have established themselves as the new favourites as they bid to win their third Champions Cup.

Munster had a much tougher time in their quarter-final, coming from behind with a Keith Earls try in the last 10 minutes helping them edge to a 17-13 win in Edinburgh.

The PRO14 side impressed during the pool stage as they topped a group featuring Exeter, Gloucester and Castres. After a win and a draw against the Chiefs, Munster thrashed Gloucester 41-15 at Kingsholm to underline their European credentials.

Saracens were beaten 23-21 at Bristol in the Premiership last weekend but the visitors made a number of changes ahead of the European semi-final.

It followed on from a 26-12 home win over Newcastle and Saracens remain in a strong position, sitting second in the Premiership table with an eight-point cushion over third-placed Gloucester.

Munster, who are second in Conference A, won 38-27 in Benetton on Friday which kept their hopes of a home semi-final in the PRO14 alive. Johann van Graan’s side are in excellent form after a four-match winning run in all competitions.

The team have won 11 of their last 12 matches, with their only defeat in 2019 coming at the Scarlets in March.

The last clash between the teams saw Saracens clinch a 26-10 victory over Munster at the Aviva Stadium two years ago at the same stage in Europe.

Their semi-final victory that day set Saracens on their way to a successful trophy defence as they defeated Clermont.

It was Saracens’ second victory in a row against Munster after a 33-10 victory at Allianz Park in 2015 ended the Irish side’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages.

Munster’s last win over Saracens came earlier in that season after a 14-3 pool stage victory at Thomond Park.

Overall, from eight previous meetings in Europe, Munster have won five, while Saracens have won three.

The Saracens fly-half was rested against Bristol and will undoubtedly have a major role to play for his side on Saturday if they are to reach their third final in four years.

The England captain’s kicking game is a huge factor for Saracens and his consistency with the boot has played a major role in their success in the competition.

The Munster scrum-half will need to produce a big performance if his side are to inflict a first defeat in this year’s competition on Saracens.

Murray has so much ability as an attacking player, both in terms of creating and scoring tries, but his influence will have to be even more pronounced on Saturday in the absence of half-back partner Joey Carbery.

Murray’s defensive game is also vital to Munster – he made 17 tackles during their hard-fought quarter-final victory in Edinburgh – and effectively works as an auxiliary fourth back-rower on occasion.

The Limerick man, who turns 30 on the day of the game on Saturday, has yet to truly return to his best from since missing the start of the season with a neck injury. Will he be back to his best in Coventry on Saturday?

George Kruis will make his 50th European appearance this weekend.

Scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth’s long-awaited return from injury will see him reach a century of games in Europe from the bench.

Captain Brad Barritt has recovered from an ankle injury to slot back in at inside centre alongside Alex Lozowski.

The duo, and Kruis, are three of 10 changes to the starting XV that suffered defeat at Bristol Bears last weekend.

Liam Williams comes back in on the wing while Ben Spencer and Owen Farrell are the half-back pairing.

USA international Titi Lamositele keeps his place in the front row and is joined by Mako Vunipola – his first Sarries appearance since January – and Jamie George.

Maro Itoje partners Kruis in the boiler and Billy Vunipola starts at No 8.

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony will also make his 50th Champions Cup appearance on Saturday. O’Mahony has started each of his 49 appearances in the competition to date, including all 23 of the province’s Champions Cup games over the last three seasons.

Haley starts at full-back with Andrew Conway and Sweetnam on either flank.

Rory Scannell and Chris Farrell form the centre partnership with Conor Murray and Tyler Bleyendaal in the half-backs.

Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and John Ryan pack down in the front row with Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne in the engine room.

O’Mahony, Jack O’Donoghue and CJ Stander complete the starting XV.

Keith Earls misses out due to injury having failed to make it through this week’s training.

Saracens: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Alex Lozowski, 12 Brad Barritt, 11 Liam Williams, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Spencer, 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Jamie George, 3 Titi Lamositele, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 George Kruis, 6 Mike Rhodes, 7 Jackson Wray, 8 Billy Vunipola,

Replacements: 16 Joe Gray, 17 Richard Barrington, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Nick Tompkins, 23 David Strettle.

Munster: 15 Mike Haley, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Chris Farrell, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Darren Sweetnam, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 9 Conor Murray, 1 Dave Kilcoyne, 2 Niall Scannell, 3 John Ryan, 4 Jean Kleyn, 5 Tadhg Beirne, 6 Peter O’Mahony (c), 7 Jack O’Donoghue, 8 CJ Stander.

Replacements: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 Jeremy Loughman, 18 Stephen Archer, 19 Billy Holland, 20 Arno Botha, 21 Alby Mathewson, 22 JJ Hanrahan, 23 Dan Goggin.

Masters 2019

Tiger Woods is not about to stop the pursuit of his fifth Masters and 15th major title any time soon.

When the 43-year-old tees off Thursday morning at 11:04 a.m. ET with playing partners Jon Rahm and Haotong Li, he will open his first round believing another championship is in front of him.

Woods has never lacked for self-confidence, and with his health problems seemingly behind him, he is one of the tournament’s betting favorites.

“I just feel like I’ve improved a lot over the past 12-14 months,” he said, per Christine Brennan of USA Today. “But I’ve more than anything just proved to myself that I can play at this level again. I’ve worked my way back into one of the players that can win events.”

The first round will be televised by the Golf Channel and ESPN. The former begins its coverage at 8 a.m. ET and will continue until the latter begins live coverage at 3 p.m.

The Golf Channel’s coverage is live-reporting of the event and will help viewers keep up-to-date with the scoring, and it also includes analysis from its crew of experts as well as feature pieces.

Thursday, April 11: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, The Golf Channel3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

Live-streaming will be available throughout the tournament via Masters.com. Viewers may also use WatchESPN, CBS Sports HQ to follow the tournament.

 

Here’s how Masters.com breaks down its Thursday coverage (All times ET):

7:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m.: Honorary starters
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: On the range
10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.: Featured group coverage
10:45 a.m.-6 p.m.: Amen Corner live feed
11:45 a.m.-7 p.m.: Holes 15 and 16 live feed

The start of the Masters begins with the ceremonial tee-off by all-time greats Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. After those two strike their opening shots at the first hole, the tournament begins in earnest.

(ET, *denotes amateur, competitors from the U.S. unless otherwise stated)

8:15 a.m. Honorary starters Gary Player (South Africa), Jack Nicklaus

8:30 a.m. Andrew Landry, Adam Long, Corey Conners (Canada)

8:41 a.m. Ian Woosnam (Wales), Keith Mitchell, Kevin Tway

8:52 a.m. Mike Weir (Canada), Shane Lowry (Ireland), *Kevin O’Connell

9:03 a.m. Angel Cabrera (Argentina), Aaron Wise, Justin Harding (South Africa)

9:14 a.m. Danny Willett (England), Brandt Snedeker, *Takumi Kanaya (Japan)

9:25 a.m. Fred Couples, Si Woo Kim (Korea), J. B. Holmes

9:36 a.m. Branden Grace (South Africa), Emiliano Grillo (Argentina), Lucas Bjerregaard (Denmark)

9:47 a.m. Charl Schwartzel (South Africa), Charles Howell III, Eddie Pepperell (England)

9:58 a.m. Sergio Garcia (Spain), Tony Finau, Henrik Stenson (Sweden)

10:09 a.m. Adam Scott (Australia), Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), Kyle Stanley

10:31 a.m. Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, *Viktor Hovland (Norway)

10:42 a.m. Charley Hoffman, Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa), Marc Leishman (Australia)

10:53 a.m. Tommy Fleetwood (England), Xander Schauffele, Gary Woodland

11:04 a.m. Tiger Woods, Haotong Li (China), Jon Rahm (Spain)

11:15 a.m. Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Rickie Fowler, Cameron Smith (Australia)

11:26 a.m. Sandy Lyle (Scotland), Michael Kim, Patton Kizzire

11:37 a.m. Trevor Immelman (South Africa), Martin Kaymer (Germany), *Devon Bling

11:48 a.m. Larry Mize, Jimmy Walker, Stewart Cink

11:59 a.m. Jose Maria Olazabal (Spain), Kevin Na, Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark)

12:10 p.m. Bernhard Langer (Germany), Matt Wallace (England), *Alvaro Ortiz (Mexico)

12:32 p.m. Alex Noren (Sweden), Keegan Bradley, Matthew Fitzpatrick (England)

12:43 p.m. Vijay Singh (Fiji), Billy Horschel, *Jovan Rebula (South Africa)

12:54 p.m. Kevin Kisner, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand), Shugo Imahira (Japan)

1:05 p.m. Zach Johnson, Ian Poulter (England), Matt Kuchar

1:16 p.m. Francesco Molinari (Italy), Rafael Cabrera Bello (Spain), Tyrrell Hatton (England)

1:27 p.m. Bubba Watson, Patrick Cantlay, Satoshi Kodaira (Japan)

1:38 p.m. Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Jason Day (Australia)

1:49 p.m. Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose (England), Justin Thomas

2:00 p.m. Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey (England), Brooks Koepka

Defending champion Patrick Reed will tee off with Webb Simpson and amateur Viktor Hovland at 10:31 a.m., while Rory McIlroy, Ricke Fowler and Cameron Smith will start their round at 11:15 a.m.

Francesco Molinari has been one of the best golfers in 2019, and he will begin his round at 1:16 p.m. with Rafael Cabrera Bello and Tyrrell Hatton.

After Molinari and his playing partners tee off, many of the biggest names on the tour follow. Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Jason Day begin their round at 1:38 p.m., while Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose and Justin Thomas follow at 1:49 p.m.

Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey and Brooks Koepka will be the last threesome of the day to tee off, and they will start their round at 2 p.m.

Here’s a look at the odds for the top 25 golfers in the field, per Oddschecker.

Rory McIlroy, +650 (bet $100 to win $650)
Dustin Johnson, +1100
Justin Rose, +1200
Tiger Woods, +1800
Jon Rahm, +2000
Justin Thomas, +2000
Rickie Fowler, +2000
Jordan Spieth, +2500
Francesco Molinari, +2500
Hideki Matsuyama, +2500
Paul Casey, +2800
Brooks Koepka, +3000
Bryson DeChambeau, +3000
Tommy Fleetwood, +3000
Jason Day, +3300
Bubba Watson, +3300
Tony Finau, +4000
Xander Schauffele, +4000
Louis Oosthuizen, +4000
Marc Leishman, +4000
Matt Kuchar, +4000
Phil Mickelson, +4500
Adam Scott, +4500
Sergio Garcia, +4800
Henrik Stenson, +6600

 

McIlroy comes in as the favorite after playing some of the best golf of his career. He is second in FedEx Cup points to Matt Kuchar and in a position to move to the top if he can win his first green jacket.

The 29-year-old has played 10 events this season, and he has finished in the top 10 in seven of them. His victory in the Players Championship in March is significant because that event included the most high-powered field of the year until the Masters.

McIlroy has career victories in the U.S. Open, British Open and the PGA Championship. If he can win the Masters, it will give him the career grand slam, something accomplished by only Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Nicklaus, Player and Woods.

Even all-time greats Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer did not reach that level, and if the Northern Irishman can join that elite quintet, it would be a stellar moment for him.

McIlroy is a worthy favorite, but the strength of the field makes winning the Masters one of the most challenging events of the year for him and every other golfer in the field.

Chiefs vs Patriots

Chiefs vs Patriots : Needing a win to get to their third straight Super Bowl, the New England Patriots find themselves underdogs as they go into Kansas City to face the Chiefs.

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Since Bill Belichick has been the coach and Tom Brady as been the quarterback — a combination that came together in 2001 — the New England Patriots have played 38 NFL playoff games. But in those 38 games, according to CBS Sports, the Patriots have gone in as underdogs in the Las Vegas sports books only six times. Sunday will make it seven out of 39, as New England goes into their eighth straight AFC Championship game as three-point underdogs to the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs, in a game that could put the Pats into their third straight Super Bowl — or the Chiefs into their third Super Bowl ever, and first since 1970. The game will live stream from Arrowhead Stadium.

To find out how to watch a live stream of Sunday’s NFL AFC Conference Championship game matchup between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:40 p.m. Central Standard Time, 10 a.m. PT, at 76,416-seat Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday, January 20. That start time will be 6:40 p.m Eastern Standard Time, 3:40 p.m. Pacific. Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the game online starting at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, while NFL fans in Australia can log in to the live stream at 10:40 a.m. on Monday, January 21, Australian Eastern Daylight Time, 8:40 a.m. Western Time.

The game also pits what Slate.com called “the two most consistently successful NFL coaches of the 21st century” against each other as Belichick faces Andy Reid, who led the Philadelphia Eagles to four straight NFC title games and a Super Bowl — which he lost to Belichick and the Patriots in 2005. Despite a long run of successful teams, Reid has never won a Super Bowl, while Belichick has five Lombardi trophies in his cabinet.

The Patriots and Chiefs finished with only one game separating them, with Kansas City at 12-4 and New England at 11-5, and the Patriots prevailed in the teams’ only meeting during the season, a wild shootout in Foxborough on October 14. New England finally pulled it out, winning 43-40 on a field goal by Steven Gostkowski as time expired, after Brady led the Pats on a six-play, three-minute drive, as Pro Football Reference recorded.

The New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs AFC Championship game will be offered as a national broadcast on the CBS television network. As a result, a live stream will be available through the network’s CBS All Accesssubscription plan. The service features a one-week free trial, and if the trial is canceled before the expiration of the seven-day period, fans can watch the Patriots-Chiefs clash at no charge.

There is another way to live stream the New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs AFC Chanmpionship playoff game for free without a cable subscription. Fans can sign up for a free trial of one of the live internet TV streaming packages, which carry local CBS channels, including Sling TV, Fubo TV, or DirecTV Now. All three of those “over the top” internet streaming services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they all offer seven-day free trial periods. If the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that free week, fans can watch the Pats-Chiefs game streamed live at no charge.

Another way to view the playoff game live stream on mobile devices will come through the Yahoo! Sports app, which will offer all NFL postseason games for live streaming.

Fans outside of the United States can watch the New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs game live stream with NFL Game Pass, a service which requires an annual subscription fee, but also comes with a first-week free trial offer.

Saints vs Rams

Saints vs Rams : The Rams are just 1-4 on the road in the NFC Championship Game, with the win coming in the 1979 game at Tampa Bay (9-0). Los Angeles set franchise playoff records with 273 rushing yards and 459 total yards in last week’s 30-22 win over Dallas.

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The home team has covered the spread in seven straight meetings in this series. The Saints are on a 25-7 run against the number at home versus opponents with winning records. They also have a 5-2 spread record in their last seven January games. The model knows that the last time the Saints hosted the NFC Championship, nine years ago,

Brees threw for three touchdowns in a thrilling win over the Vikings. The future Hall of Famer hasn’t lost a home playoff game as signal-caller for New Orleans. In his post season career, Brees is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 4,510 yards, 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. During the regular season, he was sixth in touchdowns with 32 and No. 1 in the entire league in QB rating with 115.7, almost two points higher than the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes.

But just because the Saints are at home and have already handled L.A. doesn’t mean they’ll cover the Saints vs. Rams spread.

The model also knows the Rams have a dynamic one-two punch they can throw at each of the skill positions. When running back Todd Gurley missed the final two weeks of the regular season with a knee injury, C.J. Anderson filled in admirably, rushing for 299 yards and two touchdowns in the final two weeks. Even after Gurley returned last week, Anderson went for 123 yards and two touchdowns, while Gurley added 116 rushing yards and a score of his own.

At wide receiver, the Rams have two 1,200-yard options in Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. Cooks is the big-play threat who takes the top off secondaries, while Woods works the intermediate routes and forces defenses to work at every level.

The Rams also have two capable receiving tight ends in Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee. The pair combined for 57 catches, 612 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season.

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Rams vs Saints

Rams vs Saints : The Rams are just 1-4 on the road in the NFC Championship Game, with the win coming in the 1979 game at Tampa Bay (9-0). Los Angeles set franchise playoff records with 273 rushing yards and 459 total yards in last week’s 30-22 win over Dallas.

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The home team has covered the spread in seven straight meetings in this series. The Saints are on a 25-7 run against the number at home versus opponents with winning records. They also have a 5-2 spread record in their last seven January games. The model knows that the last time the Saints hosted the NFC Championship, nine years ago,

Brees threw for three touchdowns in a thrilling win over the Vikings. The future Hall of Famer hasn’t lost a home playoff game as signal-caller for New Orleans. In his post season career, Brees is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 4,510 yards, 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. During the regular season, he was sixth in touchdowns with 32 and No. 1 in the entire league in QB rating with 115.7, almost two points higher than the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes.

But just because the Saints are at home and have already handled L.A. doesn’t mean they’ll cover the Saints vs. Rams spread.

The model also knows the Rams have a dynamic one-two punch they can throw at each of the skill positions. When running back Todd Gurley missed the final two weeks of the regular season with a knee injury, C.J. Anderson filled in admirably, rushing for 299 yards and two touchdowns in the final two weeks. Even after Gurley returned last week, Anderson went for 123 yards and two touchdowns, while Gurley added 116 rushing yards and a score of his own.

At wide receiver, the Rams have two 1,200-yard options in Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. Cooks is the big-play threat who takes the top off secondaries, while Woods works the intermediate routes and forces defenses to work at every level.

The Rams also have two capable receiving tight ends in Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee. The pair combined for 57 catches, 612 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season.

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