Sport


Cesc Fabregas begs Chelsea’s ‘best player’ Eden Hazard to stay Cesc Fabregas begs Chelsea’s ‘best player’ Eden Hazard to stay
- August 08, 2018

It leaves Chelsea in a transfer predicament - either begrudgingly sell now and bank a bigger sum, or keep him at the club to try and fire them back into the Champions League. "I feel much more a pitch manager than a general manager", Sarri added. I don't want to talk about it and not interested in it'. "I think our task as managers is growing the players that we have". (more...)
LeBron James adds Showtime doc to his small-screen portfolio LeBron James adds Showtime doc to his small-screen portfolio
- August 08, 2018

Trump puts children in cages, ' his colleague Joseph Flynn wrote. "For kids in general, all they want to know is that someone cares". "President Trump is trying a divide and conquer strategy here, and here's how it goes", he continued. But the tone of Trump's tweet appeared to have troubling racial undertones. He first recapped the events of the past few days, in case anyone had not been following: On Friday, Trump had watched a rerun of an interview between Lemon and James to talk about ... (more...)
England hope Curran can carry-on against India England hope Curran can carry-on against India
- August 07, 2018

Men in Blue are all set to lock horns with England in the second Test match at Lord's, London after a defeat in the first Test match at Edgbaston. Australia 2011-12 was also R Ashwin's first overseas assignment with the Indian team, and he was witness to the despondency that appeared to hang around the side at that time. (more...)
Jorginho and Riyad Mahrez handed starts in Community Shield Jorginho and Riyad Mahrez handed starts in Community Shield
- August 07, 2018

As Sarri faced the media in Dublin on Wednesday after Chelsea's pre-season clash against Arsenal , he alarmingly admitted his team were "not physically prepared for the new season" before he addressed the question marks hovering over a host of star names. (more...)
Courtois talks Madrid move, Sarri says he has Courtois talks Madrid move, Sarri says he has "good news"
- August 06, 2018

He would have provided competition for Fernandinho at the base of City's midfield, but Sarri feels the quality Guardiola possesses throughout his squad meant Chelsea's need was greater. The two managers are close, despite the Jorginho incident - "I will try to explain the situation to him on Sunday", Sarri said - and they clearly share the same ideals about how football should be played. (more...)
The $10 million Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson showdown has a date The $10 million Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson showdown has a date
- August 05, 2018

Golf.com had initially reported last month that the players were in negotiations for a "winner take all" competition. The match between two of the sport's greatest golfers will either be held November 23 or November 24 at Shadow Creek Golf Course, ESPN reported Thursday. (more...)
Brian Urlacher puts on gold Hall of Fame jacket for first time Brian Urlacher puts on gold Hall of Fame jacket for first time
- August 05, 2018

The camera showed Cris Carter, a mentor for Moss in his early days in Minnesota and a fellow Hall of Famer. Owens teared up multiple times during his speech and got extremely emotional while talking about his mom, Marilyn Owens Heard, and his late grandma. (more...)
Home Grown Alex Iwobi Commits Future to Arsenal With New 'Long-Term' Contract Home Grown Alex Iwobi Commits Future to Arsenal With New 'Long-Term' Contract
- August 05, 2018

On the global stage, Iwobi is a key player in Coach Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles team, with six goals in 20 games for the Eagles. Lazio have developed a very efficient high pressing scheme under coach Simone Inzaghi , while Unai Emery has been an advocate of playing out from the back with his Arsenal side. (more...)
Pep Guardiola sends message to new Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri Pep Guardiola sends message to new Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri
- August 05, 2018

File image of Pep Guardiola . City's Catalan boss does have form in retaining trophies though, guiding Barcelona to three consecutive La Liga titles from 2009-2011 and then repeating the trick at Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga from 2014-16. (more...)
Day in Tiger's group at WGC at Firestone Day in Tiger's group at WGC at Firestone
- August 05, 2018

After feeling he should have won The Open Championship , Woods has that swagger back and the game is better for it. He has also committed to the first two FedEx Cup playoff events later this month and is all but a lock to qualify for the third - meaning three straight weeks of competition for the first time in more than five years. (more...)
My family comes before everything - Martial hits back at Mourinho My family comes before everything - Martial hits back at Mourinho
- August 04, 2018

Mourinho also stated that he would not have paid to watch United's friendly matches in the United States were he a Red Devils fan. His pessimistic, pragmatic style of football isn't best suited for Pogba to prosper, and that was brought into brutal clarity when the Frenchman produced some sublime football in the World Cup. (more...)
Manchester City announce new Gabriel Jesus contract with brilliant video Manchester City announce new Gabriel Jesus contract with brilliant video
- August 04, 2018

Sarri recently missed out on Juve duo Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara, who both joined AC Milan - Higuain on a season-long loan with an option to buy and Caldara moving permanently. But, unlike 2015 and 2017, this time Chelsea go into the match as FA Cup holders and have recent history on their side. Guardiola is unlikely to have a full-strength side to face Chelsea, confirming that Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are not due back in training until Monday while Luiz in ineligible ... (more...)
Cleveland Browns TJ Carrie inspired by LeBron James' I Promise School Cleveland Browns TJ Carrie inspired by LeBron James' I Promise School
- August 04, 2018

All the students attending the I Promise School are under-performing in reading, math and other essential academic areas. A little more than a month following his signing a four-year, $153 deal with Los Angeles, NBA superstar LeBron James on Sunday finally broke his silence on why he chose the Lakers over several teams, including his former team the Cleveland Cavaliers . (more...)
'Meyered' in controversy: OSU coach placed on leave 'Meyered' in controversy: OSU coach placed on leave
- August 03, 2018

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer hugs his wife, Shelley , after their 44-28 win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game, in Glendale, Ariz., in 2016. The case was dropped by police when the woman chose not to pursue charges, but Hyde was suspended three games by Ohio State. We expect Coach Meyer to bring out the best in us as he comes to the table with a winning attitude, impressive football resume and of course a mutual appreciation for farm fresh quality and hearty ... (more...)
'It hurts to be called Hamilton's wingman', says angry Bottas 'It hurts to be called Hamilton's wingman', says angry Bottas
- August 02, 2018

Wolff said Mercedes were surprised Bottas had resisted the Ferraris, led by Sebastian Vettel who eventually finished second, and protected Hamilton, for so long in the race on his way to finishing fifth. So marginal that any problem in the pit stop would cost Vettel position. The Mercedes locked up and speared the Red Bull . Vettel becoming marooned behind Bottas did not necessarily cost him victory, but it at least cost him the chance of hunting down Hamilton, in turn denying fans of ... (more...)
England opts to bat vs India in 2nd ODI; teams unchanged England opts to bat vs India in 2nd ODI; teams unchanged
- August 01, 2018

Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav again showed his magic and chipped in 3/68. After Eoin Morgan was dismissed, England lost three wickets in quick intervals. Chasing 326 for victory, Mohammed Kaif and Yuvraj Singh, who were the youngsters in the side took India home with memorable innings from their side. (more...)
Jose Mourinho’s proposed trip to SeaWorld clearly clashes with Real Madrid game
- August 01, 2018

I think in every pre-season it happens basically the same with probably every club, which the manager wants more. But then, club decisions are different and normally you don't get what you want which happened during all my career. Currently, the ex-Monaco ace is earning about £150,000 plus as wages per week at the Premier League outfit which is another concern that prompted new PSG boss Thomas Tuchel to snub a move. (more...)
Five ins and outs Newcastle United could complete this week Five ins and outs Newcastle United could complete this week
- July 31, 2018

Barring any issues with regards to a work permit, it's expected that the Magpies will officially announce Muto soon - and also confirm the departure of goalkeeper Matz Sels, who will reportedly move to Strasbourg in France's Ligue 1. He has scored 20 goals in 66 games for Mainz. Having made just one appearance at the World Cup in Russian Federation where Japan made a round-of-16 exit, Muto said he hopes to be a key player at the tournament in four years' time. (more...)
Yankees acquire Happ from Blue Jays Yankees acquire Happ from Blue Jays
- July 31, 2018

Now they are a big threat to win a World Series title this year. The first question has an easy answer: yes. Being traded at the deadline is nothing new for Happ. He will be a free agent at the end of this year. "I had bad breaks along the way", Drury said in the Yankees' clubhouse before Thursday night's game against the Royals. (more...)
Chelsea FC Transfer Talk: Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Jordan Pickford Chelsea FC Transfer Talk: Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Jordan Pickford
- July 30, 2018

Madrid made no secret of their interest in Eden Hazard , and the admiration was reciprocated but Chelsea's asking price of £200m proved an obstacle that could not be overcome. And Chelsea are close to letting the pair move to the Santiago Bernabeu, according to the Daily Mail . His move to Chelsea comes amid doubts over Thibaut Courtois' future with the Londoners with Real Madrid reportedly keen on the Belgian global, who is entering the final year of his contract. (more...)
Thomas extends his Tour lead, Martin up to eighth Thomas extends his Tour lead, Martin up to eighth
- July 30, 2018

Thomas's Team Sky teammate, Froome, was third, 2:24 behind Thomas, who would join Froome (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017) and Bradley Wiggins (2012) as the only British men to win the race. Froome's failure to beat Thomas also showed how hard it is to complete a Giro-Tour double, with Marco Pantani being the last man to achieve the feat in 1998 during the doping-tainted era. (more...)
The Hungarian GP as it happened The Hungarian GP as it happened
- July 29, 2018

He crashed when leading in Hockenheimring and allowed Lewis Hamilton to take the win and the lead in the standings. Vettel, his rival in the race to become a five-time world champion, finished second after passing Bottas five laps from the end. (more...)
Kevin Durant Unfazed By Criticism of DeMarcus Cousins Signing Kevin Durant Unfazed By Criticism of DeMarcus Cousins Signing
- July 29, 2018

The Warriors have won three of the last four NBA titles and are coming off of a sweep of a LeBron James led Cavaliers in the 2018 NBA Finals. I'm done speaking on KD and the warriors bc it's childish of me to do so and soft lol (will be taken out of context). (more...)
Tour De France Paused After Cyclists Accidentally Hit With Police Tear Gas Tour De France Paused After Cyclists Accidentally Hit With Police Tear Gas
- July 29, 2018

Quintana, a three-time podium finisher in the Tour, finished 28 seconds ahead of Irish rider Dan Martin , while Thomas crossed third, 47 seconds back. No danger then of this being a repeat of the uneasy relationship between Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins during the latter's victory in the 2012 Tour. (more...)
David Silva reveals why he is eternally grateful for Pep Guardiola's help David Silva reveals why he is eternally grateful for Pep Guardiola's help
- July 29, 2018

Liverpool have already proved that they are the side most capable of taking the game to City, and with the level of reinforcements which have been made at Anfield ahead of the upcoming campaign, Klopp's side will surely come again as an even stronger force. (more...)
Unai Emery impressed by Smith Rowe's performances for Arsenal Unai Emery impressed by Smith Rowe's performances for Arsenal
- July 28, 2018

Right-back Hector Bellerin knows what it takes to make the jump from the academy to the first team, and he believes Smith-Rowe could join him in making the step up. Emery's current plan is to have five Arsenal captains, with the players ranked in order of who is first-choice captain to the fifth option. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. (more...)
Cubs trade for 4-time All-Star pitcher Cubs trade for 4-time All-Star pitcher
- July 28, 2018

As part of the deal, Texas will send Chicago $2,862,903 (all dollars U.S.) to cover a portion of the $7,862,903 remaining in Hamels' $22.5-million salary this year. He has pitched some really big games against teams I have been involved with. He is a great competitor and has great stuff. Among starting pitchers with at least 90 innings this year, Chatwood's 19.4% walk rate leads the league ... (more...)
Why selling Martial would be a mistake for the club Why selling Martial would be a mistake for the club
- July 27, 2018

Manchester United's tour of the United States has hit more problems after Antonio Valencia was sent home with an injury while confusion reigns over whether Anthony Martial received permission to attend the birth of his son, sources have told ESPN FC. (more...)
Party of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM rejects election results, alleges rigging Party of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM rejects election results, alleges rigging
- July 26, 2018

Violence has marred the election campaign with claims more than 170 have died in various related incidents. Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk and Chief Election Commissioner congratulated the nation on successful conduct of General Elections-2018. (more...)
Emre Can reveals Jurgen Klopp's parting words on swapping Liverpool for Juventus Emre Can reveals Jurgen Klopp's parting words on swapping Liverpool for Juventus
- July 26, 2018

However, they sold Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142m in January. And Klopp, speaking exclusively to ESPN FC at the team's New Jersey hotel ahead of Wednesday's game against Juventus , said he simply can not understand the online abuse which public figures now experience. (more...)
Guardiola rules out Manchester City move for Pjanic Guardiola rules out Manchester City move for Pjanic
- July 26, 2018

Pogba shone brightly throughout the tournament in Russian Federation as France went all the way, which left many United fans wondering why he has been so underwhelming since his return to Old Trafford. Nemanja Matic is struggling for match fitness, too, after joining the squad late because of his own post-World Cup break. It's unlikely that Martial will fly back to the United States for the remainder of the tour and this is being viewed as a way to manoeuvre a summer exit. (more...)
Arsenal manager respects Ozil's Germany choice, says Gunners are his 'home' Arsenal manager respects Ozil's Germany choice, says Gunners are his 'home'
- July 26, 2018

The 29-year-old was criticised after being photographed with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May. "We want to help all the players and Mesut to feel here with us like he´s at home, like a family", Emery, who is in his first weeks as Arsenal coach, said during a pre-season visit to Singapore . (more...)
United States impress on opening day of Rugby World Cup Sevens United States impress on opening day of Rugby World Cup Sevens
- July 25, 2018

In the women's tournament meanwhile, New Zealand marked themselves out as the team to beat with two emphatic wins, piling up more than 100 points without conceding a point in wins over Mexico and Ireland . A statement from World Rugby said Samoa have "provisionally suspended one of their players". Soyizwapi was in rampant mood as South Africa thrashed Ireland 45-7 in their World Cup opener in San Francisco on Saturday to set up a last eight clash with the Scots. (more...)
Jürgen Klopp's spending spree more pragmatism than hypocrisy Jürgen Klopp's spending spree more pragmatism than hypocrisy
- July 24, 2018

Shortly before Liverpool took the lead in the friendly, Karius scuffed a clearance directly to Dortmund forward Maximilian Phillip but the striker wasn't able to punish the error. I like him a lot and he's a good guy'. "I am fine with that". Our new players will make us stronger, 100 per cent. Liverpool just arrived in the US for the first of their three International Champions Cup fixtures stateside as they take on Borussia Dortmund on Sunday. (more...)
Former Raptor DeRozan says thank you to Canada on Instagram Former Raptor DeRozan says thank you to Canada on Instagram
- July 24, 2018

In his message, DeMar thanked the city of Toronto for helping shaping his identity. Under a photo of him signing a throwback Raptors jersey, DeRozan wrote: "Words could never express what you've meant to me". Don't disturb", he said. Robinson, a 10-time All-Star and two-time National Basketball Association champion with the Spurs, said last month prior to the trade that Leonard needed to use his voice as the face of the franchise , but clearly that didn't happen. (more...)
Man laughs after snatching baseball from little boy at game Man laughs after snatching baseball from little boy at game
- July 24, 2018

Thankfully, the story has a happy ending, with the Cubs later tracking down the little boy and giving him two baseballs, one of which was signed by infielder Javier Baez . "A Javier Baez signed ball should take care of it", the Cubs tweeted. There were many foul balls in that section that day and they were happily shared with many deserving fans. (more...)
Harry Maguire, Anthony Martial, Willian Harry Maguire, Anthony Martial, Willian
- July 24, 2018

And now the commanding centre-back is on United's summer shortlist as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his defensive options. But Leicester will be in no mood to sell on the cheap in the wake of the 25-year-old's stellar performances for England at the World Cup . (more...)
Mahrez loses debut match with Manchester City Mahrez loses debut match with Manchester City
- July 23, 2018

English football received an exceptional player at the end. Guardiola is quoted as saying by Metro : "No, we are not disappointed". These sides shared a 1-1 draw when they met in this competition two years ago, and are priced at 5/2 (3.50 ) to take this one to a penalty shootout with another stalemate. (more...)
Francesco Molinari wins British Open as Tiger Woods has impressive rally Francesco Molinari wins British Open as Tiger Woods has impressive rally
- July 23, 2018

Schauffele remained on course at seven under but he bogeyed at the 17th to put Molinari's lead to two. Spieth was at 9-under 204. Molinari collected more than £1.4m for winning his first major here and moved to world No 6 as he left the likes of Rory Mcilroy , Justin Rose , Jordan Spieth and, most pertinently, Tiger Woods in his wake. (more...)
Ireland underage global called up to Manchester City squad Ireland underage global called up to Manchester City squad
- July 21, 2018

The Citizens are still reeling after losing out on Jorginho to Chelsea , having long thought that the Italy global wanted to move to the Etihad Stadium. "That's my business", said Guardiola when asked how will ensure his champions stay hungry. The 26-year-old has emerged as one of the finest exponents of his chosen position in world football , with the Italy worldwide happiest filling a holding role. (more...)
MLB All-Star Josh Hader apologizes for history of racist tweets MLB All-Star Josh Hader apologizes for history of racist tweets
- July 19, 2018

Major League Baseball pitcher Josh Hader apologized following Tuesday night's All-Star Game after a number of offensive old tweets from his account surfaced earlier in the evening. Hader will reportedly speak with MLB Chief Legal officer Dan Halem Tuesday night to discuss the incident before the league considers realeasing a statement on Wednesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported. (more...)
Chelsea: Hazard, Courtois futures in board’s hands, says new coach Chelsea: Hazard, Courtois futures in board’s hands, says new coach
- July 19, 2018

Belgian stars Hazard and Courtois are both being chased by Real Madrid and have each dropped hints that they could be ready for a move this summer, while England defender Cahill is also unsettled after losing his place at the end of last season. (more...)
England Batsmen Will Struggle Against Kuldeep Yadav in Tests: Brad Hogg England Batsmen Will Struggle Against Kuldeep Yadav in Tests: Brad Hogg
- July 18, 2018

The hosts will look to bag the bragging rights ahead of the five-match Test series starting from August 1. Indeed, just as Lord's, it was England's spinners who had more influence on the game at Headingley, while the patience of their batsmen against Kuldeep meant he went wicketless. (more...)
For Republicans, Russian sabotage of our elections is no big deal For Republicans, Russian sabotage of our elections is no big deal
- July 18, 2018

Despite the 12 reason indictments , Trump deflected admissions of the Kremlin's involvement in the 2016 election, saying "I don't see any reason" to believe Russian Federation was connected to hacking of the DNC server. Tension created by earlier comments from President Trump stating that Germany was being "held captive " by Russian Federation over oil seemed to die down, with Trump calling Putin a "good competitor" to have. (more...)
French players’ social media videos of World Cup celebrations French players’ social media videos of World Cup celebrations
- July 18, 2018

The Final took place in Moscow on Sunday. The footballers did not disappoint, passing the golden World Cup trophy from player to player as they jumped and danced on an open-air bus with "World Champions" emblazoned on its side. French Football Federation assigned Deschamps as national team manager in 2012 to rebuild a new generation for France after their failure at the 2008 and 2012 UEFA EURO and the 2010 World Cup . (more...)
Maurizio Sarri: Can Antonio Conte's successor thrive at Chelsea? Maurizio Sarri: Can Antonio Conte's successor thrive at Chelsea?
- July 16, 2018

The 59-year-old replaces sacked compatriot Antonio Conte , whose two-year reign formally ended on Friday, with the new manager an open secret long before the Premier League club's official announcement. "First of all I hope that fans can enjoy the team". "Maurizio's Napoli side played some of the most exciting football in Europe, impressing with their attacking approach and dynamism, and his coaching methods significantly improved the players at his disposal". (more...)
Reporter Forcibly Removed From Trump-Putin Press Conference
- July 16, 2018

The indictments were announced by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday, and claim Russians stole then released Democrat campaign documents. "What will Trump be able to sell as a win with Russian Federation?" Trump also said the United States and Russian Federation must find ways to "co-operate in pursuit of shared interests". (more...)
Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall
- July 15, 2018

I don't even know how to feel because I literally didn't think I'd do this well in my 4th tournament back", Williams said ahead of Saturday's final, July 14. "I lost count after, like, four surgeries", said Williams, who has been wearing compression leggings this fortnight as a precaution. "Now she's supporting me in a different role, but our friendship is still exactly the same". (more...)
Djokovic outlasts Nadal in classic Wimbledon semi-final Djokovic outlasts Nadal in classic Wimbledon semi-final
- July 15, 2018

Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet he is back at the top of tennis by reaching his fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over rival Rafael Nadal on Saturday in a match suspended overnight. "To win against the best player in the world, in one of the longest matches I ever played, I'm just overwhelmed". Victory in the semi-final would put him in a sixth Wimbledon final and 25th at the majors. (more...)
Chelsea To Use Diego Costa Text In Case Against Antonio Conte Chelsea To Use Diego Costa Text In Case Against Antonio Conte
- July 15, 2018

If Conte receives the £9 million that he is entitled to if he does not work next season, it will take Chelsea's spending on... A key piece of evidence will be the text message Conte is reported to have sent Diego Costa while he was a Chelsea player. (more...)