Monthly Archives: April 2018

WWE WrestleMania 34

Sunday night, the Superstars of WWE will invade New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome for WrestleMania 34, the biggest extravaganza of the sports-entertainment calendar.

Headlined by two epic championship encounters, the in-ring debut of Ronda Rousey, the latest evolution of the Women’s Revolution and the return to action of Daniel Bryan, the show has the potential to rank among the greatest in event history.

The wrestling world will tune into the seven-hour spectacular, ready to lose themselves in the grandeur and spectacle of The Showcase of Them All.

How will they do it, what time will they do it, and which Superstars are favored to emerge from their matches the victors, according to OddsShark?

Live-Stream Info

Available on WWE Network

Start Time

WrestleMania Kickoff Show begins at 5 p.m. ET

WrestleMania main show begins at 7 p.m. ET

Khabib vs Iaquinta Live

MMA Fighting has UFC 223 results of the Khabib vs Iaquinta event April 7 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, plus live blogs of the main card, and live UFC 223 Twitter updates.

In the main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov will attempt to become the next UFC lightweight champion if he can get past Al Iaquinta, who was a late replacement for UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway.

If Iaquinta wins, he will not be the champion since he already weighed in at 155.2 pounds before Holloway was deemed medically unable to compete.

Check out UFC 223 results below.

Main card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta
Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Renato Moicano vs. Calvin Kattar
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Kyle Bochniak
Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzemacher

Undercard (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig
Evan Dunham vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Bec Rawlings vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Devin Clark vs. Mike Rodriguez

UFC 223 Live

After an astonishing turn of events on Friday, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta is the new main event of UFC 223.

The bout came together after a chain of events kicked off when the New York State Athletic Commission, which is overseeing the event on Saturday night at Barclays Center in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, pulled original headliner Max Holloway from the bout due to concerns over his weight cut.

The bout will be a five-round fight. If Nurmagomedov wins, he becomes UFC lightweight champion. If Iaquinta wins, he will not become champion, as he weighed in at 155.2, two-tenths of a pound over the championship weight limit.

Holloway, the UFC featherweight champion, had accepted the lightweight fight on six days’ notice after Tony Ferguson had to pull out of the original main event, and insisted he was okay to continue cutting weight and was “close,” but the commission deemed Holloway medically unfit to compete.

From there, the UFC attempted to make a bout between Nurmagomedov and former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. Pettis, whose originally scheduled fight with Michael Chiesa was scrapped on Thursday after Chiesa was injured in Conor McGregor’s van attack, weighed in at 155.2 pounds, two-tenths of a pound over the limit for a championship fight.

While the NYSAC had set a precedent in allowing MMA championship fighters an extra two hours to weigh-in last year, when Daniel Cormier made weight on a second attempt for his UFC 210 bout with Anthony Johnson in Buffalo, the scale was soon removed and Pettis was not allowed another attempt to weigh-in.

The UFC then attempted to make a fight between Nurmagomedov and Paul Felder, who was scheduled to fight Al Iaquinta on the card. Felder, who is on a three-fight win streak, was reportedly not allowed to fight Nurmagomedov by NYSAC because he is not ranked in the UFC’s top 15 lightweights.

With Iaquinta now fighting Nurmagomedov, both Felder and Pettis, who train together at Milwaukee’s Rufousport, are without opponents, bringing a card originally scheduled for 13 fights down to nine.

In Iaquinta (13-3), the UFC gets one of the UFC’s most successful lightweights, but also one who has often been at odds in the company. The Long Island native is on a five-fight win streak and has won eight of his past nine, but also missed two years due to injuries and contractual disputes.

Nurmagomedov brings a 25-0 record into the bout, including victories in all nine of his UFC contests.

The Masters Tournament 2018 Live

The 2018 Masters returns this April, with four days of live golf from Augusta National.

Tiger Woods makes his much-anticipated return to the course he once dominated, with Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth also in top form ahead of the first major of the year.

Find out how to watch the tournament on TV in the UK below, including Masters 2018 dates, start times, coverage details and more.

When do the 2018 Masters start?

The first round begins on Thursday 5th April, with round two teeing off on Friday 6th April. Anyone who makes the cut will go on to the weekend’s third round, with the fourth and final round starting on Sunday 8th April.

What is the time difference between Augusta and the UK?

The UK is five hours ahead of Augusta, where the 2018 Masters are held. Play begins around 8am in the US, meaning the action tees off at around 1pm in the UK.

How can I watch the Masters on TV in the UK?

Sky Sports has full live coverage of all four days, while the BBC will also broadcast live TV coverage on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live. Check out the timetable below to find out when the coverage starts.

Be warned however: strict Augusta coverage restrictions mean that, unlike most sports events, you will not be able to watch the whole tournament live.

While play begins at 1pm UK time, both Sky and the BBC will not be able to broadcast full TV coverage on the first three days until 8pm. On the final day, full coverage starts at 7pm.

If you want to catch the action before that time, you have to rely on online and red button streams. If you’re a Sky customer, press the red button on Sky Sports Golf just after 2pm to watch live streams of featured groups and action from the practice range. Coverage of specific holes will be available later in the afternoon before the main TV broadcast begins.

The BBC Sport website meanwhile will have live feeds to choose from on the Saturday and Sunday, and red button coverage from 5.30pm each day.

The Masters website also has all the live feeds available online here.

How do I watch the Masters if I don’t have Sky Sports?

BBC2 will have live TV coverage of the final two days, and BBC Radio 5 Live will be broadcasting from Augusta throughout the tournament.

You can also watch the Sky Sports coverage in full via Now TV. Purchase a Sky Sports pass from £7.99 here and enjoy exactly the same coverage as a Sky subscriber.

What are the tee times, and when is Tiger Woods playing?

The full play timetable will be published laster in the week, with details of when all the players – including Tiger Woods – will begin their rounds.

The players will go out in groups of three. If they start early on the Thursday, then they will be scheduled later on day two.

The draw only includes the first two rounds, Thursday and Friday. After that, the field is cut: only the players who are within 10 shots of the leader will be able to play the whole weekend.

After that, the playing order is based on the leaderboard, with those at the top going last. For the final two days, players play in groups of two.