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José Mourinho hands manager's Player of the Year award to surprise victor

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It's the fourth time in five seasons that De Gea has claimed the historic accolade. David De Gea and Manchester United seem to have stalled on a new contract. Reports from the Daily Mail recently claimed that United are interested in Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld , in a move which would further push Bailly down the pecking order. Read More »

NFL Not Considering Eliminating Kickoffs This Season

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EVP of football operations Troy Vincent said the league is not looking to get rid of the kickoff, but they are hoping to modify it. Vincent said those modifications could be in place in time for the 2018 season. The NFL said the new rule is not a targeting rule but is broader than that, focused not on a player targeting an opponent's head with a hit but on attempting to eliminate a hitting technique that is unsafe to both the player receiving the hit and the player delivering it. Read More »

Italian police to pay 'special attention' to Liverpool fans

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In his pre-match press conference yesterday, Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco sent his thoughts and prayers to Mr Cox and his family and denounced the actions of the two supporters involved in last week's attack. "I don't want to talk about the game at all at Liverpool", Pallotta told Roma's website. A gofundme page set up by an Irish Liverpool supporters group has now raised nearly €80,000 for Mr Cox and his family. Read More »

Fellaini in talks over new United contract

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RMC , a major French news and sport radio station, reported in early April that Martial had, as was then reported in the United Kingdom, refused a new contract offer and had made the decision to leave Manchester in the summer. "I always say for me they are not young or old players, is just about the quality the personality and this kid has everything that I want", Mourinho added. Read More »

UCL: Roma keeper Alisson compares Salah to Lionel Messi

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He has been excellent this season. While Real Madrid's Ronaldo is favourite with most at around 13-8, the Liverpool man is rated a 6-4 shot with Messi close behind at 7-2. To follow up a record-breaking Premier League with an unexpected Champions League triumph would put the Egyptian sensation in pole position for the Ballon d'Or. Read More »

IPL: Rajasthan win toss, elect to bowl against Delhi

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Staring at early exit after their sixth loss in eight games, bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils , under new skipper Shreyas Iyer , will have to treat each IPL game as a virtual knockout, starting with their clash against Rajasthan Royals, here tomorrow. Read More »

Stone-pelters targets school bus with 50 children in Kashmir

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Rehan Gorsai, the class 2 student got head injuries. The injured child was referred to SMHS Hospital where doctors attending on him stated his condition to be stable. The patrol party was attacked at Tourkewangam in Shopian, said reports. In other stone pelting attacks that took place on Monday late evening in Anantnag district, three tourists were injured. Read More »

Unsigned safety Eric Reid files collusion grievance against NFL

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The Bengals are the only team that has hosted Reid for a free-agent visit so far this offseason. Kaepernick previously filed a collusion grievance that is in the discovery stage. "Our union supports Eric and we are considering other legal options to pursue". A league spokesman said Wednesday: "We are abiding by the confidentiality provision of the CBA and have no comment". Read More »

Graeme Souness labels Arsenal player "fool" for role in opener

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Pogba made a return to Manchester United back in 2016 from Juventus for a massive record fee of close to £90 million. "I'm happy playing in midfield and the boss trusts in me there", he told Arsenal's website after the 2-1 defeat. Speaking to media sources before the game, Pogba believes that Arsenal's impending semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid could play a big role in deciding the outcome of this fixture. Read More »

Adams homers twice as Nationals rout Pirates

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But what about the psyche of Nationals third baseman Wilmer Difo? "Being in that situation, pitching when you're tired, even though I didn't get the job done today, that's something I can learn from and get better at so when I do get in that situation I can execute pitches better". Read More »

Mike Soroka: Called up for big-league debut

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Albies is tied for the National League lead with nine home runs and leads the Braves in hits (34) and RBIs (20), batting.293 this season. In the Tuesday game, Albies had a hit and a run. Soroka was a first-round pick by Atlanta in 2015 and quickly rose through the minor league ranks. He allowed 17 hits in 22 2/3 innings, with 24 strikeouts and just five walks. Read More »

England displace India to claim No.1 spot in ODIs

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It is the first time since January 2013 that England have topped the charts in 50-over format. South Africa, who were second, dropped down to third place after losing four points, from 117 to 113, leaving them nine points adrift of India and only one point ahead of fourth-placed New Zealand. Read More »

RECORD: The Brilliant Thing Henrikh Mkhitaryan Did Against Man United

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Wenger fielded an inexperienced XI that was Arsenal's youngest in the fixture since August 2011 and, after losing to an added-time Marouane Fellaini header, believes whoever succeeds him will take over a squad of depth. "These three points were very good for us, in a game that was the last one of Arsene Wenger as the Arsenal manager at Old Trafford". "I know my quality I know if the ball comes in to the box I can be risky, it was a good ball, I tried to flick it, it's good for me and ... Read More »

It's a girl! Dale Earnhardt Jr., wife, Amy, welcome first child

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It feels like a dream. "She's finally here!" Amy wrote. "Me and Amy have been getting the house ready", Earnhardt said. "It's a new beginning", Earnhardt Jr. Isla Rose is the Earnhardts' first child, and their pregnancy became one of the happier stories over the past few months in family-oriented NASCAR . Read More »

Expert picks for the Wells Fargo Championship

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Throw in Woods' return plus Rory McIlroy , Phil Mickelson, PGA Championship victor Justin Thomas , Masters champion Patrick Reed , Rickie Fowler and Jason Day among others, and it's no wonder that tournament organizers believe this could be the most successful event in the tournament's rich 15-year history. Read More »

Drake Gets Into Heated Verbal Exchange With Cavaliers' Kendrick Perkins

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Drake has been found on the sidelines during nearly all big Toronto Raptors games in recent times. No one knew exactly what the incident was about, but the two had to be separated as both teams headed to their respective locker rooms. Drake can be heard saying "I never said that" to a few people who surrounded the area in the video clip below. Perkins wouldn't elaborate on what Drake's words were but was more than happy to share his rebuttal. Read More »

Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox, 5/2/2018 Prediction & Odds

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Three relievers helped to shut down KC for the rest of the night. Junis took the loss in his last start, which came at home against the White Sox Thursday. The Royals have won three of their last four after taking Game 2 of this midweek series on Tuesday, 7-6 in 13 innings. Sale earned the win in his last start, which came on the road Thursday against the Blue Jays. Read More »

Paul Pogba opens up on Jose Mourinho at Man United

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Pogba has been dropped by Mourinho several times this season after some lacklustre displays, but he was inspired in the second half against City. "I'm here and very happy". France global Pogba also insisted that there is more to come from him in a Manchester United shirt. Just 24 hours after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed he had been told by Pogba's agent that the France midfielder was for sale during the January transfer window, it was fitting that the United star was the ... Read More »

EKU women's tennis earns fourth and possibly last NCAA berth

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Subsequent rounds will be played at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C. "We're excited to get to compete again". "Hopefully we're clean and ready to go, and we're looking forward to the tournament". The Cowgirls also won the SLC regular-season title. A&M holds a 26-10 lead in the all-time series against the Owls. The other two doubles teams for WSU will be Guidetti and Ting-Ya Hsu (12-6) and Porubin and Saidhujaeva (9-1). Read More »

James Carragher makes prediction for Liverpool-Roma second leg

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After the match against Stoke , Klopp revealed he thinks Salah's often not treated fairly by the referees and is frequently targeted by opposition players. A healthy 14 of Liverpool's past 18 Premier League outings have featured Over 2.5 Goals [1.52] although the odds-makers have made punting a repeat prohibitive. Read More »

Roberto Firmino Gives Liverpool A Real Boost Ahead Of Next Season

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Firmino recently signed a new contract with the club extending his stay by another five years and the 50-year-old believes that other players will follow his example as they do on the field of play. Liverpool are "lucky" to be reaping the rewards of a matured Mohamed Salah at Anfield, according to manager Jurgen Klopp . Meanwhile, Joe Gomez insists Liverpool can not afford to change their game-plan against Roma if they want to secure a place in the Champions League final. Read More »

Wimbledon prize money increased, here is Roger Federer's potential cheque

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That pool includes prizes of £2.25 million each for the men's and women's champions - an increase on the £2.2 million they received in 2017. The move is aimed at preventing a repeat of the rash of retirements in early action past year. 'We aren't totally convinced yet, ' said chief executive Richard Lewis when asked about shot clocks. First-round losers will receive 39,000 pounds ($53,000), but they may have to forfeit their prize money if they retire from the match or perform "below ... Read More »

CoA accuses MCA of fraudulence, calls for court-appointed administrators

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The bench also disposed of a contempt petition filed by Cricket Association of Bihar against the BCCI officials for not implementing its earlier order allowing Bihar to play nationallevel cricket tournaments, including the Ranji Trophy. Since the talks of implementation of the Lodha Committee reforms, the "one state one vote" clause has been a bone of contention between the state associations and the Committee of Administrators (CoA). Read More »

We st Ham defender Zabaleta predicts Man City dynasty

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PFA Young Player of the Year Leroy Sane's 13th minute opener took a decisive deflection off Patrice Evra, whose belated home debut for David Moyes' side was generally a torrid experience, and an unfortunate own goal for former City favourite Pablo Zabaleta brought up 100 league goals this season for Pep Guardiola's men. Read More »

J&K: 2 Hizbul terrorists killed in gunfight with security forces

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Meanwhile, the situation in the Pulwama district and neighbouring areas in south Kashmir was reported to be tense. As the searches were going on, terrorists fired upon the security personnel. According to reports, 14 civilians were injured, and an 18-year-old resident of Arihal, Shahid Ashraf Dar, was killed. Aqib Mushtaq Khan had been an active militant since July 2017. Read More »

Rozier stars as Celtics ease past 76ers in game one

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Even through all of the steps he's taken to become the superstar-level player he is today, Antetokounmpo knows there are still ways to grow and improve on in areas beyond the familiar refrains that have been associated in evaluating his game. Read More »

Red Sox starter Sale no stranger to Royals

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The 2018 Boston Red Sox are returning to Earth. Whit Merrifield , who had been 1-for-18 with runners in scoring position, drove in the victor and Cheslor Cuthbert hit his first two homers of the season. Sale wasn't stellar in his last start but was still good enough to get the win versus the Jays. He entered that start with a 2.03 ERA but became the third Royals pitcher to allow five in a game. Read More »

Gary Neville picks his team of the season on Monday Night Football

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Gary Neville has explained why he thinks Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino should be the man to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United . The Bournemouth away game, the Southampton away game, Huddersfield. They are just three moments that you can think that sometimes get lost in a season because they are not the most important matches. Read More »

Cleveland Browns: Josh Rosen bothered executive

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The Ravens have made it clear that Joe Flacco is still their quarterback, and they want Jackson to learn and flourish under him (comparing it to Tom Brady and Jimmy Garropolo who is now making waves in San Francisco). She's one of the players. "That's good enough.'... I don't know what all this means, but there was something about him that bothered me". Another quarterback, Wyoming's Josh Allen was also thought to be in the mix at No. Read More »

Raptors ready for third shot at Cavaliers

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He kept Cleveland's unusual season alive - for the time being - but it took everything the 33-year-old and the Cavs had to hold off the Pacers, who came in confident after a 34-point win in Game 6 . With seemingly his entire rotation intact and ready to go, how will Dwane Casey utilize his depth to his team's advantage? It took a Herculean effort to advance in seven games against a tough Pacers team , but one that just about everybody can agree is nowhere near as good as Toronto . Read More »

Brady pleads 5th on coach

I have a great relationship and history with him. You have different influences in your life and I think the people that I work with are trying to get the best out of me. He continued: "Man, that is a tough question". Of course, it's likely for the best that Brady doesn't give a similarly aggressive take toward those protests so as not to sow possible tension in the Patriots locker room. Read More »

Graeme Murty Leaves Rangers

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is being lined up to replace the ex-Reading and Southampton defender and talks are ongoing with the former England captain. "I suppose as a football club Rangers can't be trying to get someone like Stevie, who is young, hungry and ambitious, to go there and compete and sell him a dummy". Read More »

Hearn To Make New Offer For Joshua-Wilder

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Joshua, who beat Joseph Parker by unanimous decision to claim the WBO heavyweight title in Cardiff at the end of April, is now hanging out in Morocco while the offer saga rambles on. "We can't agree a deal until we have a dozen very important questions answered", Hearn told Sky Sports . The only difference is that we DECLINED their offer so, no need for a meeting w/contract. Read More »

Corey Seager: Set for Tommy John surgery; out for season

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However, it was not just inflammation and the decision was taken to have the surgery performed right away and that means his season is over. Seager won the 2016 National League Rookie of the Year, was the NL's Silver Slugger Award victor at shortstop in both 2016 and 2017, and made the All-Star team each year. Read More »

Dancing With the Stars is Back! Who Got Eliminated?

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But it is a dance competition, so the judges say: Carrie calls it lovely; Len says she has flair and control, but she went a little wonky. Fortunately, they all changed to appropriate attire after the first dance. Adam and Jenna snagged 24 points, giving them an edge on the leaderboard. As she took to the dance floor with her pro partner Sasha Farber , actress Allison Janney cheered Harding on from the crowd. Read More »

Hughes hails 'huge result' after Saints boost survival hopes

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Dusan Tadic scored twice to hand Southampton a Premier League survival lifeline with a nervy 2-1 win over Bournemouth at St Mary's. But Tadic ensured Southampton ended a dismal run of nine league matches without a victory at St Mary's Stadium with the victor in the 54th minute when he raced onto a long ball and fired a low shot into the bottom corner. Read More »

Real Madrid's Isco, Carvajal ruled out of 2nd leg vs. Bayern Munich

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We are prepared and have great determination. The creative playmaker was arguably Bayern's best player in the first leg and will look to improve on his impressive showing. With La Liga now wrapped up by Barcelona the Champions League provides them with their last chance of silverware this season. "What Zidane says is gospel". Read More »

Antonio Conte unhappy with low goal return of Chelsea attackers

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It was a damaging defeat for Swansea and Carlos Carvalhal's team are now only one point above the relegation zone with three games left.West Brom would have been relegated to the Championship if they had failed to take maximum points at St James' Park, but Matt Phillips bagged the first-half victor to keep them in with a shout for a few more hours at least. Read More »

Pep Responds To Iniesta's Links With Man City

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The first six months he was unbelievable but after going to the national team twice he came back injured. "He has decided to make the last years of his career in another place for many, many reasons". "All four know they have to compete between them". Manchester City's English defender John Stones celebrates after scoring his second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and Manchester City at the Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam, on ... Read More »

Jaylen Brown: Ruled out for Game 1 vs. 76ers

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This was expected after Brown pulled his hamstring on Saturday against the Bucks. With AP Photos.Terry Rozier scored 29 points, and first-year Celtics forward Jayson Tatum scored 28 to outplay redshirt rookie Ben Simmons and lead the Boston Celtics to a 117-101 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Read More »

Hamilton bags first win of the season

That was the catalyst for an eventful, insane finish to the grand prix, with Hamilton being the main beneficiary. Haas' Romain Grosjean hit a wall while the safety auto was out and was forced to retire as well. So it's always going to be an issue, and this time I was unlucky and I have no idea at any point if I ran at any debris, I didn't see anything, I didn't feel anything. Read More »

The NFL Draft: A Look At Two Quarterbacks

Besides his extraordinary talent, Mayfield brings a fiery, competitive spirit and edge to the position, which is a big reason he was able to win 34 of the 40 games he started at quarterback at Oklahoma. As Dorsey said: "I knew all along it wasn't going to happen". Another notable pick to look at is Lamar Jackson. If anything was oversold, it was the overall quality of this year's quarterback draft class, not Mayfield. Read More »

Titans offensive line shotguns beers out of catfish at Predators game

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Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban (76) and center Ryan Johansen (92) celebrate the win in double overtime. He did it past year and did again tonight. "Our guys found a way to do it tonight". Both teams have had their offenses going in this series and I will look for that to continue here. Winnipeg is simply death for visiting teams - the Jets won 32 of their 41 games at Bell MTS Place in the National Hockey League regular season. Read More »