Highlanders vs Chiefs Live

Super Rugby Aotearoa is finally here.

Ten weeks of bone-jarring Kiwi derbies, starting with the Highlanders hosting the Chiefs under the Forsyth Barr Stadium roof in Dunedin on Saturday night.

Will Aaron Mauger’s southerners put their miserable form earlier this year to bed, or will the Warren Gatland-coached Chiefs continue the rot?

Where: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Kickoff: 7.05pm, Saturday

Referee: Paul Williams

NZ TAB odds: Chiefs $1.33 Highlanders $3.10

Highlanders: Mitch Hunt, Sam Gilbert, Rob Thompson, Sio Tomkinson, Jona Nareki, Josh Ioane, Aaron Smith, Marino Mikaele Tu’u, Dillon Hunt, Shannon Frizell, Pari Pari Parkinson, Josh Dickson, Siate Tokolahi, Ash Dixon, Ayden Johnstone. Reserves: Liam Coltman, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Jeff Thwaites, Manaaki Selby-Rickit, Teariki Ben-Nicholas, Kayne Hammington, Teihorangi Walden, Vilimoni Koroi.

Chiefs: Damian McKenzie, Shaun Stevenson, Quinn Tupaea, Anton Lienert-Brown, Sean Wainui, Kaleb Trask, Brad Weber (capt), Pita Gus Sowakula, Lachlan Boshier, Luke Jacobson, Tupou Vaa’i, Mitchell Brown, Nepo Laulala, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Aidan Ross. Reserves: Bradley Slater, Ryan Coxon, Ross Geldenhuys, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Dylan Nel, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Aaron Cruden, Etene Nanai-Seturo.

Prediction: 27-24 Highlanders. There is no better time to tip an upset. Nobody is giving the Highlanders a chance, not after their putrid showing pre Covid-19, when they won one of five (completed) games to sit 13th on the ladder. They’re so unfancied the NZ TAB is offering $31 for the Highlanders to go all the way. For context, the Hurricanes are fourth favourite at $7. But if ever there is a time to back them, it’s round one under the lid, in front of what’s sure to be a big crowd, against a Chiefs side without skipper Sam Cane, and one which should be rusty. (Robert van Royen)

Charles Schwab Challenge Live

After over three months in which no PGA Tour golf was played, the top players in the game are finally set to return at the Charles Schwab Challenge. Here’s everything you need to know about the event, including tee times for Thursday’s first round.

Charles Schwab Challenge preview

Back when the Players Championship was canceled after the first round in early March, no one knew when we’d next see live PGA Tour action. But ever since the revised schedule was announced in April, golf fans have been patiently waiting for the season to officially kick back into gear at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Played at iconic Colonial Country Club in Texas, this year’s tournament will feature an abnormally star-studded field thanks to the coronavirus-induced layoff. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy will be there, along with the next four players beneath him in the Official World Golf Ranking: Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson.

It will be the first major sporting event to occur since the shutdown began, and millions of people will be tuning in on TV and online. Below you can find out how to watch the Charles Schwab Challenge, along with complete first round tee times.

2020 Charles Schwab Challenge basics

What: Charles Schwab Challenge
Where: Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas
When: Thursday-Sunday, June 11-14
Purse: $7.5 million ($1.35 million winner’s check)
Last year’s champion: Kevin Na

How to watch Charles Schwab Challenge on TV

The 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge will be the first professional golf tournament broadcast on national TV since March. Golf Channel will have the action for the first and second rounds, and will also provide early coverage on the weekend. Then CBS will take over to air the heart of the third and final rounds. Check out the full TV schedule below.

Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Live

Bayern Munich will be relying on the red-hot strike partnership of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller to steer them past Andre Silva’s Eintracht Frankfurt and into a third consecutive DFB Cup final on Wednesday evening (kick-off 8:45pm CEST/7.45pm BST/2:45pm ET).

Match stats

  • Lewandowski has three DFB Cup goals this season, one behind leader Rouwen Hennings. The Poland international could now become the first player ever to finish as top scorer in four consecutive seasons.
  • Manuel Neuer is one away from equalling Oliver Kahn’s DFB Cup record of 33 clean sheets. The current Bayern skipper has even played 16 games fewer, not conceding in 62 per cent of matches – a competition record.
  • Should Bayern win without the need for a penalty shootout, Thomas Müller will join Sepp Maier and Gerd Müller at the top of Bayern’s internal standings for DFB Cup games won (47).
  • Hinteregger scored a brace from corners, as well as an own goal, in Frankfurt’s 5-2 loss at Bayern just 18 days prior to this semi-final.
  • Eintracht’s sole victory at the Allianz Arena came in the DFB Cup but against 1860 Munich in the 2005/06 quarter-finals (3-1). They haven’t beaten Bayern in the Bavarian capital since November 2000 (2-1).
  • However, Frankfurt did beat Bayern 3-1 in the 2018 final in Berlin to lift their fifth DFB Cup title, exacting revenge for the 2006 final where Claudio Pizarro scored the only goal of the game for the Munich club. Marco Russ featured in both of those matches.

Probable line-ups

Bayern: Neuer (c) – Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Kimmich, Thiago – Gnabry, Müller, Perisic – Lewandowski
Out: Coutinho (ankle), Mai (ankle), Süle (match fitness), Tolisso (ankle)
Doubtful: Cuisance (gastroenteritis)
Coach: Hansi Flick

Frankfurt: Trapp – Toure, Abraham (c), Hinteregger, N’Dicka – da Costa, Rode, Kohr, Chandler – Kamada – Silva
Out: Kostic (suspended), Fernandes (calf), Paciencia (thigh)
Doubtful: –
Coach: Adi Hütter

Stevenson vs Caraballo Live

WBO featherweight world titleholder Shakur Stevenson goes up in weight to face Felix Caraballo in the main event of a Top Rank Boxing card on Tuesday at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. The fight will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET.

Stevenson (13-0, 7 KOs), of Newark, New Jersey, fought four times in 2019: a fourth-round TKO victory over Jessie Cris Rosales in January, a unanimous decision against Christopher Diaz in April, a third-round KO victory against Alberto Guevara in July and a unanimous decision over Joet Gonzalez in October to win the vacant title. Stevenson was scheduled to defend his belt against Miguel Marriaga on March 14, but the fight was canceled the day before due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Caraballo (13-1-2, 9 KOs), of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, has won five consecutive fights — three by stoppage — since a close decision loss to Pedro Marquez Medina more than two years ago.

To follow social distancing guidelines, ESPN boxing commentator Joe Tessitore will call the fight from the Bristol studios, with former world champions Timothy Bradley Jr. and Andre Ward and boxing analyst Mark Kriegel providing commentary from their respective homes. Reporter Bernardo Osuna will conduct interviews from Las Vegas.

Where can I watch the Stevenson-Caraballo fight card on Tuesday?

The Stevenson-Caraballo fight card will be broadcast on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

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How do I stream the fights?

The fights will be available to stream on mobile devices using the ESPN App.

Watch the full card live on ESPN on the ESPN App

The full card includes:

  • Shakur Stevenson vs. Felix Caraballo, 10 rounds, junior lightweights
  • Jared Anderson vs. Johnnie Langston, 6 rounds, heavyweights
  • Guido Vianello vs. Donald Haynesworth, 6 rounds, heavyweights
  • Robeisy Ramirez vs. Yeuri Andujar, 6 rounds, featherweights
  • Calvin Metcalf vs. Quatavious Cash, 6 rounds, middleweights

Concert To Save The World Live

This Sunday, Steel Panther saves the world!This ain’t no cell phone live stream from someone’s basement. This is a full on, 5 camera, HD live stream with lights, effects, give-aways and most importantly, Steel F*cking Panther. It’s time to Party Like Tomorrow is the End of the World.

Steel Panther will stand six feet away from each other and play their livestreamed Concert to Save the World on June 7. The show will feature full stage production and use multiple cameras to stream the event live on Steel Panther’s website starting at 5PM EST.

The show will cost $15 to “get in” and will benefit Heavenly Pets Animal Rescue (the location that hosted the band’s recently announced All Day Kitty Cam) and Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund (benefiting all touring personnel affected by the Covid-19 pandemic).

“This concert is guaranteed to, at the very least, have our microphones plugged in and facing the right direction,” explains Steel Panther. “We feel like heavy metal hasn’t been represented in any recent broadcasts. It is time to bring spandex and hairspray back to the forefront and ripping guitar solos into your living rooms. Additionally, Steel Panther would like to inform you that it is totally legal to attend this concert naked!”

Nunes vs Spencer

The UFC is in Las Vegas for Saturday’s UFC 250 pay-per-view event. In the main event contest, two-division UFC champion Amanda Nunes puts her featherweight title on the line against former Invicta FC 145-pound champion Felicia Spencer. UFC 250 takes place at UFC Apex.

Nunes captured the women’s bantamweight title in July 2016 with a first-round submission win over Miesha Tate. In her first title defense, Nunes knocked out former champion Ronda Rousey in 48 seconds. In her next title defense, Nunes earned a decision over current flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko. Nunes successfully defended her belt a third time in May 2018 with a knockout win over Raquel Pennington.

Nunes moved to featherweight in December 2018. She faced then-featherweight champion Cris Cyborg in that matchup. Cyborg had not lost a fight since her 2005 debut. She was 20-1-0-1 heading into her matchup with Nunes. The bantamweight champ put a second loss on Cyborg’s record in 51 seconds via knockout.

Nunes has defended her bantamweight title twice since defeating Cyborg. Nunes’ matchup against Spencer is her first attempted defense of the featherweight crown.

HOW TO WATCH OR LIVE STREAM UFC 250

UFC 250 takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view. ESPN and ESPN+ carry the prelims and ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass broadcast the early prelims. 

UFC 250 Pay-Per-View Card (ESPN+)

Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer

Raphael Assunção vs. Cody Garbrandt  

Aljamain Sterling vs. Cory Sandhagen  

Neil Magny vs. Anthony Rocco Martin  

 Eddie Wineland vs. Sean O’Malley  

UFC 250 Preliminary Card (ESPN / ESPN+)

Alex Caceres vs. Chase Hooper  

Ian Heinisch vs. Gerald Meerschaert  

Cody Stamann vs. Brian Kelleher  

Charles Byrd vs. Maki Pitolo  

UFC 250 Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass / ESPN+)

Jussier Formiga vs. Alex Perez  

Alonzo Menifield vs. Devin Clark  

Evan Dunham vs. Herbert Burns

UFC 250

Amanda Nunes will look to be the first UFC fighter to successfully defend world titles in two weight classes while holding both belts simultaneously when she defends her women’s featherweight title against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. 

With the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) approving the UFC’s return to Las Vegas for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sporting world, the mixed martial arts promotion will hold its next pay per view in its backyard. 

UFC 250 Live

It will be the return of the woman who many believe is the greatest female mixed martial artist of all time, as Nunes looks to add to her growing legacy by making history once again.

Across the Octagon will be someone who may not have the experience, but has showcased impressive durability and tenacity during her short tenure. 

Spencer made her MMA debut less than five years ago but tore through Invicta with an undefeated record before showing up in the UFC. She submitted Megan Anderson in her UFC debut but saw her unbeaten streak halted by Cris Cyborg at UFC 240. After bouncing back with a TKO victory over Zarah Fairn Dos Santos earlier this year, she finds herself with the opportunity to put a stop to Nunes’ torrid run. 

Nunes returns to the 145-pound division for the first time since her stunning first round knockout of Cris Cyborg in December 2018. She’s been on a remarkable run of 10 straight wins with victories over the likes Ronda Rousey, Cyborg, Valentina Shevchenko and Miesha Tate. She’ll be seeking her fifth straight finish against a woman that nobody has been able to put away. 

Also featured will be pair of bantamweight fights that will help set up the next title contender as former champion Cody Garbrandt will look to return to his winning ways against Rafael Assuncao and Aljamain Sterling will be paired with Cory Sandhagen in a showdown between two surging stars.

Here is everything you need to know about UFC 250, including the time, odds, full fight card info and how to watch the event .

When is UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer?

  • Date: Saturday, June 6
  • Early prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET | 3:30 p.m. ET 
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
  • PPV main card: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT
  • Nunes vs. Spencer fight: 12:15 a.m. ET (approx.)

UFC 250 takes place Saturday, June 6, with the main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET. Nunes and Spencer are expected to hit the Octagon about 12:15 a.m. ET, although the exact time depends on the length of the earlier fights.

Where is UFC 250?

UFC 250 will take place in Las Vegas, and will be held at the UFC Apex. There will not be fans in attendance because of the coronavirus. 

How to watch UFC 250: TV, streaming info

In the United States, the UFC Fight Pass prelims, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET, will be simulcast on UFC Fight Pass, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The prelims will continue exclusively on ESPN and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET. The ESPN+ pay-per-view main card will kick off at 10 p.m. ET.

In Canada, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, the prelims are on TSN and RDS, and the PPV main card is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus and Eastlink, as well as UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

In Australia, the early prelims and prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN, and the PPV main card, at 2 p.m./12 p.m. AEST/AWST (Sunday), is on Main Event and Fetch TV, plus UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

In Brazil, the prelims and main card (11 p.m. BRT) are on Combate.

In the UK and Ireland, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, the prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and BT Sport, and the main card is available at 3 a.m. BST (Sunday) on BT Sport.

In Germany, Spain and Italy, the early prelims and prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, and the main card is available at 4 a.m. CET (Sunday) on DAZN, the global sports streaming service, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

You can learn more about how to watch in other countries at UFC.com. 

How much does UFC 250 cost? PPV price for Nunes vs. Spencer

In the U.S., the main card of UFC 250 is available via pay per view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 250 is $64.99 for current subscribers. For new subscribers, a bundle price of UFC 250 and an ESPN+ annual subscription is $84.98. 

AMA Supercross

We’re happy to report that Supercross is officially back! After the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season was postponed in March, chances for finishing out the season looked slim. Now, FELD has found a state and stadium who are willing to host the final seven rounds of the series in a quick 7-race, 22-day showdown. Round 11 will kick off Sunday May 31st and it will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah’s, Rice-Eccles Stadium as well as the other six rounds. The schedule for the final seven will be on a unique two-a-week format where the competitors will compete on Sundays and Wednesdays until the season finishes on June 21st.

As we all know, spectators will not be allowed in the stadium. Instead, NBC Sports will present the final seven, made-for-TV races across their NBC, NBCSN & NBCSports.com platforms. If you live in the US and have the NBC Sports Gold Pass, you’ll be able to watch the races there. International viewers will Races will also be able to livestream via the Supercross Video Pass.

Monster Energy AMA Supercross will resume this weekend with rounds 11 through 17 taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah. The seven made-for-TV events will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network and NBC, depending on the round. The 11th round of the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship (Salt Lake City 1 as it’s being branded as by the AMA) will take place on Sunday, May 31, at Rice-Eccles Stadium. But you’ll want to check out this schedule before setting your DVR, as the Salt Lake City 1 Supercross will be a day race.

When the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship resumes, things will be different. There will not be track walk for the riders and there will not be fans in the stadium, nor giant group celebrations on the podium the checkered flags. Things probably will not be perfect but Feld Entertainment has worked their butts off to make sure these events will happen safely, with everyone following all necessary precautions they have implemented with the COVID-19 situation. This afternoon, Feld Entertainment released the race day schedule, as you’ll see in full below.

The stadium stands will open be open from 7-7:45 a.m. GMT for riders to preview the track. The 250SX East Region group will go out on the track first, at 8 a.m. GMT for their 5 minute/two lap sighting lap. Each qualifying session will begin with this same procedure, allowing riders to adjust to the track since there was no opportunity to walk the track in full before bikes entered the track.

With a 40 rider cap in each class, all 40 riders will qualify for the main program, which will begin at 1:04 p.m. GMT with the two 250SX heat races. Following the 250SX heat races will be the 250SX LCQ at 1:47 p.m. GMT. At 2:04 p.m. GMT, the 450SX Class will have their two heat races, followed by the 450SX LCQ at 2:47 p.m. GMT.

The 250SX main event will have a sighting lap at 2:58 p.m. GMT followed by the gate drop and victory circle.

The 450SX main event will have a sighting lap at 3:26 p.m. GMT followed by the gate drop and victory circle.

Food City 500

The NASCAR schedule resumed earlier this month, and the action heads to Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday for the 2020 Supermarket Heroes 500, also known as the 2020 Food City 500. The green flag is scheduled to drop at 3:30 p.m. ET, and there’s plenty on the line in NASCAR DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel. But finding value in the Food City 500 DFS driver pool could be a serious challenge given the condensed 2020 NASCAR schedule.

Chase Elliott is coming off a win at the Coca-Cola 600 and up to third in the NASCAR standings with four top-five finishes in the first eight races of the season. He could be among the popular NASCAR DFS picks for Bristol, but can you trust him at a hefty price after failing to crack the top 10 in three of his last five starts at “The Bullring?” Before finalizing any Supermarket Heroes 500 DFS picks for Sunday, be sure to see the 2020 Food City 500 DFS advice, value rankings and projections from SportsLine’s Mike McClure, a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million.

McClure dominated NASCAR DFS at the 2020 Daytona 500, turning a 4x ROI after rostering four of the top seven drivers. He then crushed the 2020 Real Heroes 400, with his top three picks — Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr. — all finishing in the top eight. Anybody who has followed his picks has seen huge returns. 

Now, he’s turned his attention to the 2020 Food City 500 at Bristol. He’s only sharing his picks and NASCAR DFS driver pool here.

Woodley vs Burns

Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns face off at a UFC Fight Night at the UFC APEX facility at Astana Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 30 (5/30/2020). Woodley is a former UFC champion and currently the #1 ranked welterweight fighter. Burns is a multiple Jiu-Jitsu world champion, and #6 ranked fighter in the division.

UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns will be broadcast on ESPN, and can be streamed live on ESPN Plus, Sling TV, AT&T TV, Hulu with Live TV and other services.

In the main event, Woodley (19 – 4 – 1) and Burns (18 – 3 – 0) face off in the UFC’s first event back in Las Vegas since the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancelation and postponement of several events dating back to March. More recent events have taken place in Nebraska and Florida.

Woodley enters the octagon for the first time since losing the championship to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 more than a year ago following three successful title defenses. Burns is on a five fight win streak dating back to 2018. A win for Woodley, who is favored to win (-175), would put him back in contention to reclaim the title.

“I’m as focused as I’ve ever been in my entire professional career,” Woodley told ESPN. “Every time I’ve lost, my next fight has been a knockout. I’m not saying I’m going to knock him out, but look at my statistics. … I’ve shown I’m going to be resilient and I’m going to bounce back. And I’m going to make you forget about that last performance.”

The main fight card starts at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Plus, with the preliminary bouts at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN Plus.

The headlining fight is sure to be explosive, but the undercard is stocked with some great fights as well, starting in the co-main event, where Blagoy Ivanov (18 – 3 – 0) takes on Augusto Sakai (14 – 1 – 1) in a heavyweight bout. Ivanov has one of the most incredible stories in the UFC, having been stabbed, placed in an artificial coma, the fighting his way back to a condition where he could compete again.

What time does UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns start?

UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns will be broadcast from 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 30 to 12 a.m. on Sunday, May 17. The preliminary matches will begin at 6 p.m. ET.

Both the prelims and the main card will air on ESPN and ESPN Plus.

Where can I live stream Woodley vs. Burns for free online?

You can watch the full event live on Hulu with Live TV, which includes a 1 week free trial. Hulu with Live TV is available on on Amazon Fire, Apple and Android devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and more devices.