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Former Indian prime minister Vajpayee passes away at 93

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as Prime Minister of India for three terms that began in 1996, 1998 and 1999. "He championed tirelessly for his country's development and demonstrated a devotion to improving the lives of every Indian", Pompeo said. Read More »

Petr Cech will start for Arsenal against Chelsea, says Unai Emery

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Considering Cech didn't leave Arsenal this summer, he clearly sees his short-term future at the club, but he may want to find a new home elsewhere in the Premier League if he loses Emery's trust. "We are going to play away but we need to keep our personality, keep our mentality", added Emery. This week Nacho Monreal is working every day, training every day with us. Read More »

Broncos' John Elway makes puzzling remark about Colin Kaepernick

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Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly , nephew of Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, has been promoted to the second string signal caller on the depth chart. Kaepernick refused and a deal never came to fruition. So Elway wanted to acquire Kaepernick for much less money than he was making two years ago, before he started kneeling for the national anthem. Read More »

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at age of 76

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She died at 9:50 a.m.at her home in Detroit. The mother-of-four's family said her oncologist confirmed her cause of death was due to the pancreatic cancer she had been battling for several years. That was the former president, Barack Obama , who released a joint statement with his wife Michelle praising the legacy of the woman known as the " queen of soul ". Read More »

Kevin De Bruyne suffers knee injury

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Keown points to the fact Mourinho has clashed with some of his stars while in charge of the Red Devils, most notably Paul Pogba. I think we've got the players here, and we've definitely got the manager, to do that. City are 1-0 up, but Guardiola is banging... City are next in action against Huddersfield at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, live on Sky Sports . And Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson doesn't believe the Seagulls will get back to winning ways when Mourinho's men pay a visit to the ... Read More »

Federer opens with win over Gojowczyk, Kvitova ousts Williams

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I know it's for player protection, but I feel it's an opportunity wasted'. Serena Williams is out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati after a grueling second-round defeat to Petra Kvitova . And after losing the first set to two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova, Williams showed similar form as she levelled the match. She beat Sloane Stephens 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4 for her third title this year - she also beat Stephens for the French Open title. Read More »

Serena Williams and former stylist Kanye West has created a collection of

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Serena will also carry a matching bag and wear the line's sneakers which feature bright yellow detailing and a metallic glittering back with matching custom socks featuring Williams' personal logo . When creating the tutu-like tennis dress, Abloh was inspired by Williams' love of dance. The 23-time Grand Slam champion reached the final of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships not long after a almost 14-month break from the tennis. Read More »

Tottenham issue new stadium update and apology to fans

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A report has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could be forced to find a third home ground to host their Premier League match against Manchester City on October 28. "As two further matches of the new season will be played at Wembley, all those who have purchased season tickets at the new stadium will be credited 1/19th of the price you have paid for your 2018-19 season ticket for each fixture concerned". Read More »

Keith Hernandez: Marlins were right to hit Acuna

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With Urena's first pitch of the game, the right-hander hit Acuna with a 97-mph fastball on the left elbow, sparking a benches-clearing brawl that got the starter, and Braves manager Brian Snitker, ejected. Culberson had three hits, including two doubles. Starlin Castro led off Miami's fourth with his 10th homer into the seats in right field. He became the first player to hit leadoff shots in three straight games since Baltimore's Brady Anderson led off with homers in four straight games in ... Read More »

Corey Coleman Acted Like a Complete Baby Before Being Traded By Browns

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He was traded hours later but not before scenes of General Manager John Dorsey, head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley questioning Coleman's pride, effort and attention to detail. You know your history. "I mean, we are dealing with something that all this can be prevented". Now listen. You've got talent, but talent ain't everything I'm looking for. Read More »

New deal sets up La Liga's American invasion

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The Spanish Footballers Association has issued a statement in which it goes against the decision by LaLiga to play league matches outside Spain , an agreement now in place with the U.S. He added that the focus was to play the first regular season La Liga match in the USA "as soon as possible", either this season or next. "This ground-breaking agreement is certain to give a major impulse to the popularity of the lovely game in the US and Canada", Tebas said. Read More »

Tony Adams lays into Unai Emery after Arsenal defeat to Man City

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Even though the 36-year-old held no fault for either of the Citizens' strikes during City's 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this weekend, the Czech Republic global struggled to implement his new boss' philosophy of playing out from the back on several occasions. Read More »

FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles drops to 41st position

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France won the World Cup in Russian Federation and head FIFA's new-look ranking. The Croatian side who knocked England out in the semi-finals are one of the most significant movers as they rise from 20th to fourth, their joint-highest ranking of all time. Read More »

Kobe Bryant $6M sports drink investment yields massive return

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Bryant is now the fourth largest investor in the brand that markets itself as a healthier competitor to Gatorade - he only sits behind the brand's co-founder Mike Repole, Keurig Dr Pepper and Coca-Cola . Less than four-and-a-half years ago, Bryant invested $6 million in a sports drink, BodyArmor. Bryant has even won an Oscar via his production company, Granity Studios. Read More »

LeBron James congratulates WNBA great Lindsay Whalen on her illustrious career

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She's led the Lynx to four WNBA championships and appeared in six All-Star games . "I would like to announce that after 15 seasons in the WNBA I am going to retire after the 2018 season", Whalen said in a statement. With such a long and distinguished career as a player, there's a litany of statistics to illustrate the impact she had on the court. In the playoffs, Whalen has an additional 335 assists. Read More »

Roquan Smith Finally Agrees to Rookie Deal With Bears

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According to multiple reports , the Bears have finally agreed to contract terms with their first-round pick, which means the rookie inside linebacker should soon join his teammates for the remainder of the preseason after missing all of training camp . Read More »

Danny Cipriani arrested after night club incident in Jersey, charged with assault

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Now, he has been charged and is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow morning. "The club will be issuing no further comment at this time but will make a further announcement in due course". Gloucester are now in Jersey as part of a pre-season tour, with Cipriani joining the team over the summer from Wasps. "He was arrested and has since been charged by police". Read More »

Jose Mourinho 'singled Luke Shaw out for praise after Leicester City win'

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I just think the club he's playing at and the way they play, doesn't suit him. "If he was across the road in a light blue shirt, my goodness, I'm telling you now he would be better than he is". Up front, the ex-playmaker went with Los Blancos' top goalscorer ever in Cristiano Ronaldo, United's record scorer Wayne Rooney and Ruud van Nistelrooy. Read More »

When Donald Trump wanted to play 'matchmaker' for PM Narendra Modi

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Yes, that is what happened according to a report by Politico , a US-based portal devoted to covering politics and policy. This was just ahead of his meeting with PM Modi at the White House a year ago. When Donald Trump was running for the office of president, part of his appeal to some was his lack of political experience, but with over a year and a half in office some sources say that he still hasn't caught on to some of the finer points of the job, and he seems to have a particular ... Read More »

Man City midfielder De Bruyne: Bernardo form set up by big preseason

Sportsmail understands there are fears De Bruyne has torn a lateral ligament in his right knee and City are anxious their playmaker could miss up to three months. According to www.metro.co.uk, De Bruyne faces around two months out after suffering the injury when he caught his studs in the turf before leaving the training ground on crutches. Read More »

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day with patriotic zeal, fervour

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The British Raj was the British run system of governance in India - which lasted from 1858 to 1947. Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the first governor-general of Pakistan, and Liaqat Ali Khan (R), its first prime minister. . In their separate messages, President Mamnoon and Prime Minister Mulk extended felicitations to the nation on occasion of the 72nd independence day, Radio Pakistan reported . Read More »

Tyson Fury warns rivals ahead of latest comeback bout

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Fury told the Telegraph, "If he's a fighting man, he should have taken the fight". "These things happen in boxing, but Tyson is in a good place at the moment and what's important for Tyson is losing more weight and getting into his fight fitness". Read More »

Kevin de Bruyne: Man City midfielder suffers knee injury in training

Reports emerged earlier today of a potential season-ending injury for the Belgium worldwide, who finished runner-up in last term's PFA Player of the Year voting. Clearly, he knows it's a serious injury and the official updates from City in the coming days will likely confirm the sad news. City do, however, have David Silva, Bernardo Silva and Gundogan who can offset his loss in midfield. Read More »

Kevin De Bruyne suffers a major injury in training

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The 27-year-old reached the World Cup quarter-finals with Belgium in Russian Federation this summer and did not return to training until 6 August, a day after City's victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield . De Bruyne says it's reward for the midfielder's dedication. He was a second-half substitute in the 2-0 Premier League-opening victory over Arsenal on Sunday, coming on in the 60th minute. Read More »

David Silva announces retirement from global football

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Silva will now focus on prolonging his club career at City; he found the net nine times to help Pep Guardiola's side secure the Premier League title last season. "I lived and dreamed with a team which will be remembered forever; and I am bringing an end to an era filled with many moments which will live in my memory, such as the figure of Luis Aragones, a teacher I will never forget". Read More »

Cubs’ Ben Zobrist ejected after lobbying for robo-umps

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Between the bottom of the eighth innning and the top of the ninth, Zobrist spoke to Cuzzi again about the called strike. "I felt like I knew the zone right there, and I felt like the at-bat was taken away from me", he said. The Chicago Cubs had a awful 7-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, but there was one badass moment that you can at least smile at if you're a Cubs fan. Read More »

Puig, Hundley ignite brawl between Dodgers and Giants

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Then, Puig shoved Hundley twice and, well, things escalated quickly. And since we have at least one confirmed punch thrown. With the Dodgers trailing 1-0, Puig was frustrated with himself after fouling off a pitch. Said Hundley: "We're competing on the field against a team we're chasing". "It doesn't happen with other teams", Puig said. They've been scuffling a little bit and we're trying to catch them. Read More »

Juventus Deal-Maker Could Consider Offer To Join Manchester United

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Zidane enjoyed an extremely successful spell in charge of Real Madrid, guiding them to three consecutive Champions League triumphs and the La Liga title. Mourinho, however, has been at odds with United's hierarchy this summer over their refusal to sign an experienced central defender before the transfer window got shut last Thursday. Read More »

Serena crushes Gavrilova in Cincinnati

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The 23-time grand slam victor hit 27 winners to steamroll the world No 23 Gavrilova and bounce back from the most lopsided loss of her career two weeks ago - 6-1, 6-0 to Johanna Konta in San Jose - to set up a meeting with Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova in the second round. Read More »

Wallabies captain Hooper cleared for Bledisloe opener

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The return of Stephen Moore from injury in 2015 meant that Hooper resumed his service as vice-captain of the Wallabies through the Rugby World Cup and into 2016. "They won the last one, they have to be (favourites) don't they?" The exclusion from the squad of NSW Waratahs back Curtis Rona increases the likelihood utility back Reece Hodge will start at outside centre, though fullback Israel Folau could still be a contender. Read More »

Wilfried Zaha remains committed to Crystal Palace

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It's a tough job ahead of us". In keeping with the contest, Mitrovic then again went close, this time with an angled header from Bryan's cross that the impressive Hennessey again saved. Hodgson will be hoping his star can continue to defy his critics as he looks to build on last season's 11th-placed finish. "We didn't start well, but that was largely due to Fulham starting well". Read More »

Carlos Tevez is relishing the chance to reunite with Lionel Messi

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The five-time Ballon d´Or victor previously retired from the national side after their 2016 Copa America final defeat by Chile before returning to help them qualify for this year´s World Cup. Do you think Messi should retire from worldwide football? He will name his first squad for the visit to the United States later this week. "It's very personal, Leo must take his time to think about it", Carlos Tevez said, as quoted by AFP . Read More »

Paris Jackson Reveals She Had Surgery for an Abscess

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Detailing how the abscess was "almost the size of a golf ball" in a video posted on her band The Soundflowers' Instagram account, Paris explained how if the abscess had popped, it could have become septic, and resulted in death. She explained: "They did say that it was something I should've gone for surgery for, but I didn't". Jackson also revealed she is on a lot of medication to treat pain stemming from the operation. Read More »

Ramos: "Real Madrid won't stop winning because Ronaldo left"

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Ronaldo moved to Juventus in a €112 million deal and Zidane resigned. Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid UEFA Super Cup match will be played on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. "He chose to make the change and I hope that it goes well for him and for us". "This doesn't depend on us". Asked whether Perez needed to sign a new forward to replace the 50 goals a season that Ronaldo all-but guaranteed, Ramos responded by saying the team keeping its "spirit and hunger" was the most important. Read More »

Maurizio Sarri makes decision over Ruben Loftus-Cheek's future

Matteo Kovacic's loan move to Chelsea cast doubts over the playing time the England global will get, with the former, Ross Barkley and Loftus-Cheek all seemingly battling it out for the third midfield spot. . The 28-year-old has been hit by a series of injuries and has made just five league starts for Chelsea, although he did feature for 30 minutes as a substitute in the 2-0 Community Shield defeat to Manchester City. Read More »

Champions League: Sergio Ramos criticises Jurgen Klopp in final row

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The Liverpool coach had hit out at the Spanish centre-back during the summer and Ramos understands that he was trying to find an explanation for his side's loss to Real Madrid . In today's presser, Ramos was unwilling to end the feud, instead drawing attention to Klopp's record in finals and the fact he reckons that the Liverpool manager is not as acquainted with success as he is. Read More »

Facebook To Show La Liga Soccer Free In Afghanistan, Pakistan, Subcontinent

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The broadcast rights of La Liga's previous matches were held by Sony , which, according to the report, paid a reported $32 million to broadcast between 2014 and 2018. Facebook's monitoring system will prevent against leakage, ensuring only viewers inside the Indian sub-continent will be able to watch the games on its platform. Read More »

France midfielder Nzonzi undergoes Roma medical

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Do you think Nzonzi would be a good fit for the Blaugrana or Roma? " I realised Roma wanted to buy me and that alone was very pleasing, because this is a great club". Caparros said Sevilla would only consider selling N'Zonzi, who has a €40 million release clause, for the right price. N'Zonzi did not feature in Sevilla's defeat to Barcelona in the Spanish Supercup on Sunday. Read More »

Manchester United hopeful on David De Gea extension

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He has since courted interest from Los Blancos in numerous transfer windows but the arrival of Courtois last week shows Florentino Perez has abandoned his pursuit of De Gea. Bit by bit, he is moulding into one of the classic United players of the modern era. Currently, De Gea is thought to earn around £180,000 a week. The Manchester club have been involved in lengthy negotiations with the Spain worldwide over a new deal for the past six months, and came to what they thought would be an ... Read More »

Fernando Alonso to retire from Formula One at end of season

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Rubens Barrichello holds the record for the most starts with 322. The Spanish driver will bid farewell at the end of the season with a record of 32 wins, 22 pole positions and 97 podiums to date. He went to McLaren in 2007 - where he was up against a then-rookie Lewis Hamilton - followed by a further stint with Renault in the 2008 and 2009 seaons. Read More »

Orlando Scandrick made $1 million for doing nothing with Redskins

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When asked to comment on the veteran's release, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Scandrick was let go due to how well their rookies are performing in camp. This clearly made the move to release Scandrick easier and maybe even necessary. That's after the Washington Redskins chose to release the veteran cornerback just five months after signing him, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports . Read More »

Todd Bowles isn't happy with Terrelle Pryor over injury

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Safety D.J. Swearinger was by far the most aggressive taunter of the bunch, and was heard calling Pryor "garbage" at one point. Terrelle Pryor has been battling an ankle injury throughout the offseason, and he chose to disclose the severity of the injury while speaking with the media on Monday. Read More »