Music’s biggest night is just around the corner. The 60th Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28. The star-studded lineup of performers will include Bruno Mars, Cardi B, SZA, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Kendrick Lamar, U2, Sam Smith and more.
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Jay-Z leads this year’s Grammy nominations, with eight nods, one year after his wife, Beyonce, received nine Grammy nominations. Dominating this year’s biggest awards are also Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars. Approximately 13,000 members voted on more than 22,000 recordings submitted this year.
On a more somber note, Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Armstrong will perform a tribute at this year’s Grammy Awards for victims killed at live music events this past year. The artists performed at last year’s Route 91 Harvest Festival, where at least 58 people were killed when a gunman opened fire on the crowd in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, resulting in the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.
Thirty Superstars from Raw and SmackDown LIVE will fight for a chance to headline Wrestemania 34 by winning the 2018 Royal Rumble Match as part of the 30th Anniversary of the Royal Rumble.
Royal Rumble Live
The event starts 7 ET/4 PT USA time. In India, the live coverage will start from 3:30 am IST on 29th January. The pre-show starts 3:30 am IST, while the main show will be telecasted live from 5:30 pm IST onwards.
The winner of the massive melee will go on to challenge for a World Championship at WrestleMania 34. The 30th anniversary of Royal Rumble will come to the WWE Universe from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The first-ever 30-Woman Over-The-Top Royal Rumble Match
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn — 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Title
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane (Triple Threat Match)
Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin (2-out-of-3-Falls Match)
The UFC’s first FOX card of 2018 takes place Saturday at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC. The main event features a rematch between middleweight competitors Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Derek Brunson. The first time the two met, Souza scored a first-round knockout. In the co-main event, Derek Brunson and Andre Fili meet in a featherweight contest. A total of 12 fights make up the event.
Following the main event, the UFC will hold the post-fight press conference for the event. The participants in the main event are expected to take questions from the media, along with some of the victorious fighters from the main card.The post-fight press conference is expected to begin around 10:15 p.m. ET/7:15 p.m. PT.
The full UFC on FOX 27 fight card is as follows:
Ronaldo Souza vs. Derek Brunson
Dennis Bermudez vs. Andre Fili
Jordan Rinaldi vs. Gregor Gillespie
Drew Dober vs. Frank Camacho
Bobby Green vs. Erik Koch
Mirsad Bektic vs. Godofredo Pepey
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Mara Romero Borella
Randa Markos vs. Juliana Lima
Justine Kish vs. Ji Yeon Kim
Vinc Pichel vs. Joaquim Silva
Niko Price vs. George Sullivan
Austin Arnett vs. Cory Sandhagen
Freddie Roach knows exactly what Mercito Gesta is up against on Saturday night.Roach trained Jorge Linares for part of his career, including his last loss nearly six years ago. What Roach learned about Linares during that second-round technical knockout defeat to Sergio Thompson and at other points is that Gesta, a big underdog, can win their fight for Linares’ WBA lightweight title.
HBO will televise Linares-Gesta as the opener of a “Boxing After Dark” doubleheader from The Forum in Inglewood, California (10:30 p.m. ET).
“It’s a very, very tough fight,” Roach told BoxingScene.com. “[Linares] is a very good fighter. I worked with him before. But Gesta could take his heart. The thing is, he’s getting older and so forth, and once he gets caught, he falls apart. If you frustrate him, he falls apart. If things don’t go his way, he can be a little bit of a baby. At this point in his career, I think we have a very good shot to win that fight.”
Venezuela’s Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) has won 12 straight fights since Thompson dropped him in the second round and Linares couldn’t continue due to a cut on his left eyelid in March 2012.
His loss to Thompson was Linares’ second straight TKO defeat. In his previous fight, Mexico’s Antonio DeMarco stopped him in the 11th round.
The 32-year-old Linares has since re-emerged as an elite lightweight.
“Linares is a great fighter,” Roach said. “He’s had a great career and so forth. For anyone to get a win over him, that’s a great, great achievement, because he is a very good fighter.”
That said, Roach is confident Gesta (30-1-2, 17 KOs) can pull off an upset in what has been criticized as a mismatch. He believes the Filipino southpaw will fare much better than he did during his first title shot – a lopsided loss to former IBF lightweight champ Miguel Vazquez in their 12-rounder five years ago.
“I know they gave Peter Nelson a bunch of sh*t about this fight,” Roach said, referring to the HBO executive that approved Linares-Gesta. “I told him, ‘We’re gonna save the day for you, because we’re gonna win this fight.’ ”
As WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) gets set for his World Boxing Super Series semi-finals match with Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) this weekend, the titleholder tells Sky Sports he believes a future showdown with heavyweight Anthony Joshua is on the horizon — though he says it won’t happen right away.
Usyk goes on to admit that his assignment this weekend against Briedis will be the toughest challenge of his career, but expects to show fans a display of his boxing skills against a good puncher.
Should Usyk get a win this weekend, he’ll have a place in the WBSS finals against the winner of Murat Gassiev vs. Yunier Dorticos, scheduled for Feb. 3.
The 23rd edition of the Winter X Games arrives on January 25, 2018, as the superstars of the slopes make their way back to Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado.
Winter X Games Live Free
Old faces and new will shred their way through the American southwest setting across three different disciplines: skiing, snowboarding and snowmobile.
Read on as we preview a selection of must-watch athletes set to take part at the 2018 Winter X Games, complete with schedule information and details on how to tune in.
Start Date: Thursday, January 25
End Date: Sunday, January 28
Live Stream: WatchESPN (U.S.)
TV Info: ESPN (U.S.), ABC (U.S.)
The snow stars will entertain in formats such as slopestyle, big air, SuperPipe and freestyle, with the aim being to produce tricks that never been seen before to earn high scores.
This year’s Winter X Games fall just a fortnight before the 2018 Winter Olympics are scheduled to kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month, and the Colorado event will act as a gruelling warm-up for that trip.
Patrick Kane has participated in the NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition six times in his career. He has taken part in events that looked like practice drills, in which his remarkable stick-handling abilities were on display, and he has taken part in events in which he has worn Clark Kent glasses and a Superman cape before scoring a goal on his stomach.
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“When I was a kid, I loved watching the skills competition. Loved watching all the events that we do,” he told ESPN. “I almost wish they’d go to the old-school stuff a little bit. Like the puck relay, where you skate through all the cones, which is now part of the big relay. I think it’s fun and showed off more of the skill.”
The thing is, fans remember the goofy prop comedy event more than they do many of the other skills competitions. But the players themselves aren’t keen on anything that might portray them in a goofy light and force their personalities to the forefront, after years of having them stomped down by hockey culture. Hence, things such as the Superman cape shootout and the All-Star Fantasy Draft were eliminated due to NHLPA gripes.
But what if the players were willing to gulp a little pride and have fun with the skills competition? We’d argue that the NHL would rope in a few more casual fans who otherwise aren’t making time on a Saturday night for that passing event with the godforsaken mini-nets that no one ever hits.
The 30-superstar, over-the-top-rope affair for a No. 1 contendership to a world title will go down as usual, and this year there will be the FIRST EVER 30-women Royal Rumble too.
WWE Royal Rumble Live Free
While WWE Monday Night Raw was a nostalgiafest of celebration this week marking the show’s 25th anniversary, over on SmackDown Live it was business as usual.
With WWE Royal Rumble 2018 just days away, it was mainly a holding exercise in both the men and women’s division, but there was still plenty of action to get through.
Read on for four things we learned from the Royal Rumble go home show on the edge of the Road to WrestleMania 34.
One of the gifts that has allowed veteran boxing publicist Bill Caplan to remain employed well into his 80s is his creativity, which was recently on display as he told an interesting story about Argentinian boxer Lucas Matthysse, who was training in Indio for what will be his third — and perhaps last — opportunity to win a world title.
Matthysse vs Kiram Live Free
With Matthysse in pursuit of the vacant World Boxing Assn. welterweight belt against Thailand’s Tewa Kiram (38-0, 28 knockouts) in the HBO-televised Saturday night main event at the Forum, Caplan said he heard that Matthysse would use his purse money to purchase a ranch and become some type of modern-day gaucho on horseback.
Into the Indio gym walks Caplan, making his way to a sweat-soaked Matthysse, who gave up his Christmas and New Year’s Eve with his family to train in the desert in pursuit of a belt, which he failed to capture in a 2013 unanimous-decision loss to Danny Garcia and then again in a 2015 loss to Viktor Postol by 10th-round knockout at StubHub Center.