Australian boxer Anthony Mundine had expressed his intentions in getting Floyd Mayweather to fight him after defeating Belarusian Sergey Rabchenko in a split points decision Wednesday night in Melbourne.
Rabchenko has been undefeated for 25 fights before losing to the 39-year old Mundine. With the win, Mundine is now in a position to take on the WBC title holder Floyd Mayweather.
"I think Floyd is the best and it's up to him if he wants to fight me," Mundine said. The Australian boxer had acquired his win against Rabchenko after losing to former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey in April earlier this year. The fighter has also admitted that it will be difficult to get the attention of the WBC champion. more >>
With a £19 million offer for Real Madrid's Raphael Varane, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is looking to let go of Andre Schurrle to make room. However, the German forward is intent on staying with the team despite plans to sell him.
The 24-year old player has been sidelined due to an infection and has only seen action four times in the Premiere League during the season. His performance so far is being criticized by Mourihno, thus his decision to sell him to other clubs to free up space.
However, there is speculation that Mourinho only intends to motivate Schurrle into improving and has no real intention to sell him. more >>
The Chicago Bulls have been an uncertain force to be reckoned with, especially with point guard Derrick Rose continuously going in and out of the initial lineup due to health concerns. However, Rose had assured after Tuesday's practice that he is thinking about his long-term future with the team.
"I'm good, man," Rose said after being asked about his mindset regarding the state of his health. "I felt like I've been managing myself pretty good. I know a lot of people get mad when they see me sit out or whatever, but I think a lot of people don't understand that … when I sit out it's not because of this year."
"I'm thinking about long term. I'm thinking about after I'm done with basketball. Having graduations to go to, having meetings to go to, I don't want to be in my meetings all sore or be at my son's graduation all sore just because of something I did in the past. I'm just learning and being smart," he added. more >>
The Los Angeles Lakers are seemingly hit with one obstacle after another as a tragic incident has befallen one of their players, guard Wayne Ellington. Police say that the player's father, Wayne Ellington Sr., was shot dead Sunday at Germantown in his car just after 8 p.m. Ellington Sr. was taken to the Einstein Medical Center where he was pronounced dead later on.
The murder had occurred at about the same time as the Laker's match against the Hornets, where they had won against 105-92 – the Lakers' first win of the season.
Wayne Ellington has been granted an indefinite absence from the team as announced by the Lakers Tuesday before their match against the Grizzlies. more >>
Premier League club Manchester United has been eyeing former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes and is "waiting to see" what the Spain goalkeeper's plans are for the season. Currently, Valdes is a free-agent after leaving Barcelona June earlier this year and is still to decide where he will reside.
He was unable to attend the World Cup 2014 due to a serious knee injury but fellow Spanish teammate Juan Mata says that the keeper has been training with Manchester United in an attempt to get his full health back.
"I speak regularly with Victor Valdes, he's training with us. We're waiting to see what his plans are," Mata says. more >>
Real Madrid is looking to accept offers for Raphael Varane around the price of £19 million. Chelsea and Manchester United are said to be eyeing the player for the January transfer window. Apparently, Varane's limited playing time has opted the team to transfer him.
Chelsea is currently leading the race as boss Jose Mourinho is a known admirer of the player. He had first signed the French center-back with Los Blancos in 2011 and calls him "the best central defender in the world" earlier this year.
To free up funds and space for Varane, Mourinho is considering letting Andre Schurrle leave before the year ends as the trading market opens up. However, Manchester United is also considering their options as Louis van Gaal is reported to be letting Anderson go, also to free up funds. Manchester may just need Varane due to their ailing defense this season. more >>