Kansas City Star: Sports, Kansas City Star: Sports
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 3:00am
New Zealander Joseph Parker has claimed the vacant WBO world heavyweight boxing title with a contentious majority points decision on Saturday over Mexico's Andy Ruiz. Two judges called the fight …
Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno discuss Chelsea's rise to the top. After the euphoria of clawing back a one-goal deficit to beat Manchester City 3-1 and the highly charged reaction to Sergio Aguero's horror tackle on David Luiz last Saturday, it was easy to forget that Chelsea had potentially suffered injuries to two key members of the team. Pedro's second half substitution had looked on the cards ever since Aguero made the first entry on his charge sheet by stepping on the forward's heel.
The ESPN FC crew look ahead to Manchester United's match with Tottenham at Old Trafford. If the last two seasons are anything to go by, Tottenham are due for a good next three months. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is known for working his players physically hard in training and in the last two years it has taken a while for the benefits of the extra conditioning to translate into results. But there are signs Spurs may be coming good.
Former England defender Rio Ferdinand discusses the poor season his first club West Ham is having and how they can improve. Rio Ferdinand has said that it was "painful" to watch his former club West Ham United being thrashed by Arsenal -- and that they need to recruit players who know their way around the Premier League. West Ham's 5-1 home beating against Arsenal on Saturday left them just one place and one point above the relegation zone.
In 2014, Thailand national team and Suphanburi midfielder, Charyl Chappuis, suffered a devastating injury. Following a 16-month layoff, he made his return to football. Here's his story. ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts discuss Thailand's dominant second-leg performance against Myanmar in the AFF Cup. Teerasil Dangda netted a hat-trick as Thailand began their AFF Suzuki Cup defence with a win over Indonesia. Charyl Chappuis hasn't guaranteed himself a spot in Thailand's starting team for their AFF Suzuki Cup final, despite a strong second-leg performance off the bench in the 4-0 semifinal victory over Vietnam. Thai coach Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang is keeping his cards close to his chest, ahead of the away-leg of the final against Indonesia on Wednesday. Chappuis set up Sirod Chatthong's first international goal on Dec.
Former England defender Rio Ferdinand discusses the poor season his first club West Ham is having and how they can improve.