WWE Elimination Chamber 2018 Live

This Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, WWE will bring us the Elimination Chamber match, twice, at its eponymous pay-per-view. Titular pay-per-view? Either way, there is a chamber, and there will be eliminations, and for the first time ever, WWE’s women will participate in their own EC bout.

Also Ronda Rousey will officially sign her contract to join RAW which is a thing that is happening and will take up time, I guess. Maybe we’ll be lucky and it’ll also help set up an angle and isn’t just some weird attempt at getting people to buy tickets so they’re in the same building as Ronda.It’s probably the first thing, but hey, it could go either way. They really love Ronda.

Seven wrestlers instead of six isn’t the reason to watch the men’s Elimination Chamber match — sorry, WWE, but not all of your historic firsts are a Big Deal just because they’re first. However, the seven dudes in the ring are all wonderful and a collection of WWE’s most over talent on RAW on the men’s side, and therefore, there should be an exciting reason to tune in to Elimination Chamber this Sunday here.

Also, it will determine the opponent for WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34, so there’s that whole thing.

There is Seth Rollins, who wrestled for over an hour straight on RAW this week, pinning Roman Reigns and John Cena in the process, and making a real case for having Lesnar to himself. Elimination Chamber will also feature Reigns — who has unfinished business with Brock — and Cena, who is desperate to find his personal Road to WrestleMania. Elias, who has feuded with Cena and is a rising star in WWE, will make his Elimination Chamber debut. Miz, the current Intercontinental Champion who has been incredible whenever he’s on screen for a long time now, will get a shot to hold two titles if he can win. There’s Finn Balor, the first-ever WWE Universal Champion, who has been waiting and waiting for a chance to get back to that strap.

And then there is Braun Strowman, who at 6-foot-8 and 385 pounds, literally towers over the rest of the competition.

Braun is the favorite to win, in the sense that he’s the wrestler everyone wants to win. When I say everyone, though, I don’t mean WWE: that wrestler is likely Reigns, who has that aforementioned unfinished business with Lesnar in what would be a rematch of WrestleMania 31’s main event. You can make a case for nearly all of these performers to win the rights to face Lesnar, giving us a compelling main event at WrestleMania 34, and while only one can win, seeing what else is born of this moment is worth paying attention to as well.

Russia vs Germany Live

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The final day of hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics will determine which teams leave Pyeongchang with medals. Germany and the Olympic Athletes from Russia are already assured of spots on the podium as they meet in the gold medal game, while Canada and the Czech Republic will play for the bronze.

The lack of NHL players in the men’s hockey tournament led to the sort of chaos many expected. Germany, which hasn’t medaled in the sport since 1976, is already guaranteed of at least a silver medal. In order to get there, the team needed to win consecutive elimination games against Switzerland, Sweden, and Canada. It did so by the narrowest of margins as each game was decided by a single goal.

There are only two German players with prominent NHL experience, defenseman Christian Ehrhoff and forward Marcel Goc, but that hasn’t stopped the team from making an unexpected run. It’s already the best showing in Olympic hockey ever for the country.

Standing in their way of history is Russia, which remains the heavy favorite from the start of the tournament. A team of KHL stars will be tough to beat, so there’s a good chance that the Russians come away with their first gold medal since 1992 under the Unified Team designation.

Before that game, Canada will face the Czech Republic to determine who wins bronze. The Canadians will be looking for redemption after their surprising defeat to the Germans, while the Czechs are going for their first Olympic medal in men’s hockey since 2006.

Rungvisai vs Estrada Live

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HBO’s Harold Lederman breaks down his brief thoughts on this weekend’s card featuring some of the best super flyweights out there…

“February 24th we have SuperFly 2, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 115-pound champion is one of the really, really good fighters in boxing. First time he won a very close decision over ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez at Madison Square Garden, when ‘Chocolatito’ was considered the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

“The second time Srisaket Sor Rungvisai fought ‘Chocolatitio’ Gonzalez he knocked him out in the fourth round. Sensational. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is absolutely one of the best fighters in the world, but he’s fighting a guy who you could consider one of the best fighters in the world in Juan Francisco Estrada.

“We saw Juan Francisco Estrada recently when he beat Carlos Cuadras in a fight that all three judges scored 114-113 for Estrada. You know, they all had it by one point. It was that close. Carlos Cuadras is taking on McWilliams Arroyo, you know, a kid on the way up from Puerto Rico. I don’t think McWilliams Arroyo is gonna go the distance with Carlos Cuadras. Carlos Cuadras is just too good. Absolutely one of the best fighters in the world as well.

“So here we have three fighters at 115 pounds who are three of the best fighters in the world: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, definitely; Juan Francisco Estrada, absolutely; and Carlos Cuadras. So it’s gonna be a very, very interesting night of boxing, for sure.”

Smith vs Holzken Live

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Smith was already odds-on favourite to beat Braehmer, and now he is facing unheralded Dutchman Nieky Holzken, his odds have shrunk still further.

Being a tournament bracket, there was no time to wait for Braehmer to recover and the unbeaten, but untested, Holzken steps in for a shot at making the final.

George Groves awaits the winner, but as he struggles with the dislocated shoulder sustained in beating Chris Eubank Jr, the state of the WBSS final remains in flux.

When is Smith vs Holzken?

The fight is on Saturday, February 24 at the Arena Nurnberger Versicherung in Nuremberg, Germany with the ringwalk of the main event expected at 10pm.

What TV channel is Smith vs Holzken on?

ITV Box Office will be showing the fight live with coverage starting at 7pm. It will cost £9.95 and you can order it here.

Canada vs Germany Live

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Canada’s path to the gold-medal game at the Olympic men’s hockey tournament looks easy – but the Canadians would be wise not to discount their semifinal opponent. The defending champions are overwhelming favourites for Friday’s encounter with a Germany side that sent shockwaves through the competition with a 4-3 overtime win over Sweden. Canada earned its way into the final four with a tightly-contested 1-0 triumph over Finland.

The Canadians pulled out the win over Finland, but it came with a cost as starting netminder Ben Scrivens was forced from the crease in the second period due to injury. Poulin stopped all 15 shots he faced the rest of the way, and will likely get the call against the Germans if Scrivens is unable to go. Canada should be in good hands regardless of who is between the pipes, having allowed just three regulation goals through its first four games of the tournament.

Canada’s offensive production, on the other hand, might be a minor cause for concern. After scoring just four goals in a win over host South Korea – a total many experts believed would be much higher – the Canadians finished with a 30-21 shots advantage Wednesday but could only put one puck past Finnish netminder Mikko Koskinen. Another subpar offensive showing Friday, and Canada could find itself playing for bronze instead of gold.

Being the underdog has suited Germany just fine; after pulling out a 2-1 win over Switzerland in the qualifying round, the Germans broke out to a 3-1 lead over Sweden, watched that lead disappear in regulation, then completed the upset on Patrick Reimer’s overtime goal. Beating Sweden for the first time in international competition was impressive enough – but now the Germans will need to upend a Canadian side that is 27-1-1 against them all-time.

Germany hasn’t produced much offence to date, scoring just 10 goals through five games; Patrick Hager is the only German player with multiple goals entering the semifinal. In goal, Danny Aus Den Birken will likely be tasked with stopping the Canadian attack. The 33-year-old, who stars for Munich EHC of the Deutsche Eishockey League, has posted a 2.43 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in four starts in Pyeongchang.

Czech Republic vs Russia Live

The Czech Republic is two wins away from the gold medal in the men’s hockey tournament at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, thanks to a dramatic quarterfinal win over the United States.

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The Czech Republic is yet to lose in these Olympics and was in control for extended stretches of Tuesday’s contest despite the nail-biting finish. It enjoyed a 29-20 advantage in shots on goal, per NBC Olympics, and Jan Kolar (first period) and Tomas Kundratek (second period) each capitalized on those shots with goals.

Ryan Donato added another goal for the Americans, while Jim Slater scored the final goal of regulation in the second period, which ultimately forced overtime after a stalemate in the third.

This quarterfinal marked a clash of styles, as Scott Charles of NBC Sports described. The Americans—which had to beat Slovakia just to have the opportunity to face a fresh Czech Republic side—use “several speedy forwards in order to play an uptempo style, while the Czechs look to clog up the neutral zone and slow things down.”

It looked as if the Americans would set the tone with their style of play when Donato’s lighting-quick flick of the wrist broke the scoreless tie. Francouz was essentially helpless, considering he was screened by his own defenders, as Donato continued his Olympic dominance with his fifth goal of the Games.

USA vs Canada Live

The United States will play Canada in the gold medal match on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

The U.S. and Canada have played each other in four of the five Olympic gold medal games.

The Americans won in 1998 but Canada is riding a streak of four consecutive gold medals since that loss. Canada beat the United States 2–1 last week with goalkeeper Genevieve Lacasse making 44 saves in the victory.

The United States advanced to the gold medal game by defeating Finland 5–0 in the semifinal.

Canada beat the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5–0 in the semifinal on Monday morning.

Here’s how to watch the gold medal game:

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Time: 11:10 p.m. ET

Where: Gangneung Hockey Center

TV: NBCS

USA vs Czech Republic Live

After a group stage mired in inconsistency, this is exactly what the U.S. men’s hockey team needed.

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Ryan Donato tacked on two more goals, college counterpart Troy Terry assisted on three and, at long last, their veteran teammates chipped in as the Americans scored more goals Monday in a 5-1 win over Slovakia than they did the entire Olympic tournament. The overdue offensive explosion couldn’t have come at a better time as the U.S. advances to face the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal round at Pyeongchang.

The jury was out on whether Team USA has enough talent to compete for a medal. In three preliminary round games, they scored a combined four goals, including a baffling upset at the hands of Slovenia and a shutout by the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Donato, a 21-year-old Harvard product, has been Team USA’s best offensive weapon. His goal 1:36 into the second period snapped the U.S. out of a scoreless slump that spanned five periods. He added another for good measure with 3:14 to play in the game, bringing his Olympic total to four — all against Slovakia.

In between, the Americans finally received offensive support from someone over 21 years of age. Goals by James Wisniewski and Mark Arcobello put the U.S. ahead 3-0.

Terry, at 20 the youngest member of Team USA, assisted on all three goals in the second period. And Garrett Roe’s marker 9:52 into the third period was the result of pretty passing from Broc Little to Brian O’Neill, a much-needed contribution from a lower line.

NBA All Star 2018 Live

The NBA All-Star game takes place tomorrow night but this evening sees some of the league’s best stars take on the dunk contest and three-point challenge to prove who is the best.

The night begins with the Taco Bell Skills Challenge before Eric Gordon aims to defend his title in the three-point challenge.

To do so, he will have to beat former champion Klay Thompson and he is also joined by fellow All-Stars Bradley Beal, Paul George and Kyle Lowry.

The Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker, Miami Heat’s Wayne Ellington and the LA Clippers’ Tobias Harris make up the rest of the field.

That will be swiftly followed by the dunk contest as Dennis Smith Jr, Donovan Mitchell, Victor Oladipo and Larry Nance Jr look to show off their skill-set.

Daytona 500 Live Online

NASCAR hasn’t seen a repeat champion of the Daytona 500 in 23 years, but Kurt Busch will try to change that on Sunday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway in the opening race of the 2018 season (2:30 p.m. ET, Fox, Fox Sports Go).

Fox will broadcast the race with Mike Joy on play-by-play and analysis from Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon. Online streaming will be provided in English and Spanish by Fox Sports Go.

“The prestige, history and value of that race and just being part of it over the years was special,” Busch said last week. “Now to go back there as the defending champion of the Daytona 500 gives me that much more motivation to do it again and make sure nobody shares in all the glory.”

To repeat at Daytona, Busch will have to overcome youngsters like Alex Bowman, who won the pole position in his first race taking over the No. 88 car from the retired Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Chase Elliott, who will start in the second row in fourth position.Denny Hamlin, the 2016 Daytona 500 winner, starts in second position on Sunday.