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EPL: Conte speaks on Morata leaving Chelsea this summer

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Reports suggest Juve could make a £60 million ($81m) bid this summer, or look to take Morata on loan, but Conte insists that the striker must focus on the remainder of this season, and also prepare for 2018-19. "Not only one player". Chelsea are now fifth in the Premier League table, and sit two points behind Tottenham, and three behind Liverpool. The Blues are gunning for a victory which could propel the club into the top-4, depending on the outcome of Tottenham's match with Newcastle, ... Read More »

Nick Collison announces retirement: 'It's time to go'

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Four of the other seven played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James (first overall), Dwyane Wade (third overall, later traded to the Miami Heat), Kendrick Perkins (27th overall) and Kyle Korver (51st overall), while David West (18th overall) and Zaza Pachulia (42nd overall) played for the Golden State Warriors. Read More »

EPL: Iheanacho strikes down Arsenal

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Then again, this is coming from a man who believes that a record of failing at every club he's ever managed would stand him in good stead to be Wenger's successor, so perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised. Reyes played for Arsenal from 2004 to 2007, joining midway through the club's famous "Invincibles" campaign in 2003-04, which saw them win the title without losing a match. Read More »

It's on! Barcelona confirm Sundowns clash, tickets on sale

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The Spanish juggernauts will square off against the Absa Premiership champions in a club friendly at FNB Stadium next week Wednesday as part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations. This match may be one of the highlights to go down in history in South African football. "South Africans are very ambitious people and we have to try and bring them the very best", said Motsepe. Read More »

Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sell Dembele

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The 20-year-old has only played one full La Liga match this season and was left on the bench as Barcelona played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Real Madrid on Sunday. Speaking to SFR Sport on Monday evening, Mohamed Bouhafi claims Liverpool have asked Barcelona about a loan-to-buy option on the former Rennes star. Read More »

Real Madrid forward reveals plan to move to Liverpool

That's the opinion of former Egypt global Hany Ramzy, who made a massive 124 appearances for his country. We're convinced that Salah's agent Rammy Abbas Issa has a long term plan mapped out for his client which will, at some point, include a transfer to Real Madrid . Read More »

Conte stands by team selection after Chelsea draw

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Both Mooy and Mat Ryan's club Brighton have avoided relegation this season. A dour Chelsea coach Antonio Conte said it was hard to explain a match where his side had 82 percent possession and all the chances but still came away with a draw. Read More »

Shane Larkin is out for Game 5 and 'the foreseeable future'

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General manager Danny Ainge spoke about Larkin on a radio show this morning, suggesting that he might not be available for the entire series. "He has a strained shoulder, but it's very very painful, and I just don't know if he can do it". We're counting and planning on going forward without Shane. Larkin will join Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis on the Celtics' list of injured players. Read More »

Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez shows off his ripped physique

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The second-placed Red Devils - who defeated all of the Premier League's top six teams this term - crashed to a seventh defeat of the season at Brighton and Hove Albion, who claimed a shock 1-0 win on Friday. "It's always the way I wanted it and I won't change my views until we get the last two games out of the way". "I could have joined a Premier League club during the season here when I was West Ham ..." "It's private.His family asked for privacy and that's what I am going to respect". Read More »

Hamilton: Current form 'not sufficient' to win F1 title

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Lewis Hamilton won in Azerbaijan two weeks ago to end Mercedes' winless streak this season, but the team expects the battle with Ferrari and Red Bull to be as tight as ever at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona . Even Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff admits the boffins in his garage don't quite understand what has been happening. That seems pessimistic, though, because if there's one circuit where Hamilton should be able to bring a bit of order to proceedings then it is Barcelona. Read More »

Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart seals win for Celtics

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The 76ers' hopes of reaching the Eastern Conference Finals were dashed in Wednesday's thrilling 114-112 game-five defeat , despite Embiid and Dario Saric each contributing 27 points to the cause. "We have a bright future". "I think we've got a bright future", Embiid said , and related an exchange he and Simmons shared after their loss to the Celtics, when the guard pointed to the center's hands and predicted there would be "a lot of rings" on Embiid's fingers. Read More »

Kiwi cyclist George Bennett moves into top 10 of Giro d'Italia

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Colombia's Esteban Chaves won stage six of the Giro d'Italia today as Mitchelton-Scott team-mate Simon Yates of Great Britain stormed into the overall lead with a second-place finish. "I just saw a bit of a moment where we'd been riding quite hard for a little bit and I had a very small gap". Froome-bidding for a third consecutive Grand Tour win-moves up from 19th to eighth position but dropped 15 seconds and is now 1min 10sec behind Yates. Read More »

Man United's Jose Mourinho Says Michael Carrick To Start

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However, Mourinho revealed there are players in his squad he does not believe are up to United standards but who he accepts will be staying. "And needless to say, some of those players I'm totally convinced will make it. "There is no problem with Mourinho". It's about taking it all in, seeing how players prepare for these big games. "I respect his choices", said Pogba. Read More »

Winnipeg Jets vs Nashville Predators Game 7 Odds

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In Winnipeg's four forward lines, perhaps best exemplified by the strength of centres Mark Scheifele , Paul Stastny, Adam Lowry, and Bryan Little, I see four groups of players who can be trusted against almost any opponent. That the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators have mirrored each other statistically in several key areas speaks to how equal - and good - they are and were in combining for 231 regular season points. Read More »

Peyton Manning is now debating offer to own National Football League team

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National Football League officials were hopeful the Panthers' new ownership could be chosen at the spring meeting in Atlanta on May 21-23, but the uncertainty surrounding the identity of the bidders may delay the vote. The team will likely be sold for more than $2.5 billion. His bid has been endorsed by Richardson's son, former Panthers president Mark Richardson. "I personally know Ben and I know what he stands for. Read More »

Ireland vs Pakistan 2018, Only Test - Statistical Preview

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Imam, the nephew of former Pakistan captain and current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, has been in excellent form going into the fixture as he made 61 in the warm-up match against Kent and followed it up scores of 11 and 59 not out against Northamptonshire. Read More »

Neymar selfie causes 'big problem' for Real Madrid

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Meanwhile, reports from AS (via Sky Sports ) claim that Neymar had a secret meeting with Real Madrid in March and is allegedly desperate to leave PSG . It is understood that Ronaldo acknowledges how Neymar's potential arrival from Ligue 1 would improve Real's squad on the whole, with negotiations related to an improvement of the Portuguese's mammoth salary a bid to keep all parties happy regardless of how handsomely his new teammate will be paid. Read More »

Paul George Undergoes Successful Procedure

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The procedure was performed Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. George finished his first season in Oklahoma City averaging 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists, completing one of his most complete individual seasons in the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Carlos Carvalhal admits Swansea need 'miracle' to stay in the Premier League

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Substitute Gabbiadini bundled home a scrappy goal after 72 minutes to settle a tension-filled encounter in South Wales that left Southampton's players celebrating at the final whistle. Gabbiadini bundled home from close range following a corner kick, after a rebound from a Charlie Austin volley fell to him in front of the net. "It can be done, I suppose". Read More »

Nadal through but Djokovic loses again

World number seven Thiem and second-seeded Alexander Zverev joined Nadal in the last-16 but Novak Djokovic added another early elimination to his disappointing season. With the match balanced one set each, Edmund crucially saved three break points before taking the crucial break in the final set. "We were thinking just about the match of today". Read More »

Palmeiro, 53, set to play for indy league team

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Palmeiro's oldest son Patrick , who is 28, now plays for the Railroaders. The second-year American Association team announced the deal Wednesday. Palmeiro framed his return, in part, as a chance to clear his name after being suspended in 2005 for testing positive for anabolic steroids. Read More »

Krushelnyski, Lyon Play Hero as Phantoms Win Longest Game in AHL History

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And while Charlotte goalie Alex Nedeljkovic was impressive too, stopping 51 shots, Lyon really stood on his head in the win. The winning goal was scored at 1:10 a.m. The Phantoms, then based in Philadelphia, faced the Albany River Rats, then the Carolina Hurricanes AHL affiliate, in a game that reached five overtimes on April 24, 2008. Read More »

Ronaldo returns to training with Real Madrid

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Ronaldo was forced off at half time of Sunday's Clasico between Madrid and Barcelona , which ended 2-2 at the Camp Nou, and Zidane has confirmed the Portuguese sprained his ankle. The 20-year-old sustained the ankle injury while on worldwide duty with England and despite an extended period out of action he aggravated the injury further by playing against West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City. Read More »

Ashes of woman who died in custody dumped on police chief

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Okay, we did our best to give you helpful hints , without actually revealing the names of the three finalists for the job of leading the Los Angeles Police Department after Chief Charlie Beck retires on June 27. Beck, who was seen by a medical personnel and did not require any treatment, said in a statement that the actions of the women were "disrespectful". Read More »

Massimiliano Allegri replies to Arsenal manager speculation

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Juventus are on the verge of lifting the Serie A title with a six-point lead over nearest rivals Napoli with only two matches remaining. The Frenchman, who has two more games as manager, is leaving the club after nearly 22 years. Allegri is set to sit down and undertake talks with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli and chief executive Giuseppe Marotta . However, Juve's board are still harbouring hope of using their excellent relationship with Allegri to convince him to stay in Turin for at ... Read More »

Eagles sign running back Matt Jones to two-year contract

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He'll serve as a backup in Philadelphia too, and it'll be interesting to see if he can start to turn his career around. As a third-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to the Washington Redskins , Jones has played in 25 career games, with just five of them coming with the Colts. Read More »

Chelsea's top-four bid in tatters, Huddersfield avoid relegation after earning point

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As players and fans of Huddersfield , including actor Patrick Stewart, celebrated at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea players watched on gloomily. Newcastle's 1-0 loss at Tottenham allowed the north London club to secure a top-four finish. 'When you create so many chances, you must be good to take them and this season, this has not been the first time and there are many circumstances for that. Read More »

Yankees, Red Sox gear up for round two

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The Yankees now have won five games after trailing in the eighth inning or later in the past two weeks and now are the division leaders in the American League East. The Red Sox saw 2016 AL Cy Young Award victor Rick Porcello take the mound with a 5-0 record and a 2.14 ERA entering the night. His next appearance will be out of the bullpen. Read More »

Juventus Wallop Milan To Lift Coppa Italia

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Mehdi Benatia opened the floodgates after 56 minutes for the first of a double on the night for the Moroccan with Douglas Costa also finding the net in the space of nine minutes. Juve, meanwhile, struggled to carve out clear-cut chances in the first half and were restricted to efforts from distance, none of which were troubling for Gianluigi Donnarumma . Read More »

Southampton write one-star review for hotel which cancelled booking before Swansea game

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The win for Saints also condemned West Brom who join Stoke as relegated, this on the day that their manager Darren Moore was given the Premier League manager of the month award. Both teams went into the match knowing that a win would all but deliver them from relegation. They won the relegation six pointer at the Liberty Stadium 1-0 and are all-but safe while the Swans are facing up to the Championship unless they can overhaul Huddersfield Town on the final day. Read More »

Shreyas Iyer May Replace Captain Virat Kohli For One-Off India-Afghanistan Test

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Now, as far as Virat Kohli's replacement is concerned, Delhi Daredevils' skipper Shreyas Iyer , who has impressed one and all with his outstanding display of batting, is set to replace the Indian captain in the Test against Afghanistan. The Indian selectors will convene a meeting to pick the Test side and if reports filtering out of the BCCI are to be believed, barring Virat Kohli , all the Test regulars will be available for selection. Read More »

US, allies working to address Iran nuclear deal shortcomings : Mattis

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Announcing Washington's exit from the deal signed between Iran and the six world powers (Britain, China, France , Germany, Russia and the US) on Tuesday, Mr Trump said he will not sign the waiver of nuke-related sanctions against Iran but re-impose sanctions lifted under the accord against Tehran and nations it has business links with. Read More »

Again, Serena Williams Withdraws From Another Tournament

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Williams returned briefly this year, but was knocked out in the third round at Indian Wells (by her sister Venus) and in the first round of the Miami Open two weeks later. Catherine Bellis, of the United States, will take her place in the draw. She got defeated by Japan's Naomi Osaka at the Miami Open in Indian Wells. Read More »

Check Out New Clips from SOLO

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First up, players will be able to pay a trip to Jabba the Hutt's mankey palace in the modes Blast, Hero Showdown , and Heroes vs. Villains. EA says this game type will require players to "bring out their wits and tactics", as they will have to pick a new duo to take into battle after each round. Read More »

Mourinho gives updates on Sir Alex Ferguson's condition

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Asked whether the club thought Ferguson would make a full recovery, Mourinho said: "Yeah, we are confident". He was admitted to Salford Royal Hospital for the procedure on Saturday after a fall at his home near Manchester. Cantona claimed four Premier League titles and two FA Cups, including two Doubles, during a glittering Old Trafford career after arriving from Leeds in a sensational deal in 1992. Read More »

Sami Khedira hints at Premier League move

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Khedira is a serial victor having tasted glory at the 2014 World Cup, triumphed in La Liga and helped Juve to the Scudetto twice. Khedira was, according to the Sun , the topic of discussion in recent negotiations with Liverpool. 'I would like to win as many titles as possible in as many championships as possible. Can has been in talks with Juve for months over a possible free transfer to Turin when the summer transfer window opens. Read More »

UEFA picks Serbian referee Mazic for Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo was withdrawn against Barcelona on Sunday after suffering an ankle injury, just two and a half weeks before the Champions League final. Real Madrid soon took control of the game with Kroos who would then combined excellently to set up Ronaldo who levelled for Madrid. Liverpool , still battling for Champions League qualification in the Premier League, will not have the luxury of resting star players like Salah, who is considered key to them beating Real. Read More »

Mets Bat Out of Order Against Reds, Lose Runner in Scoring Position

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Louis Cardinals in the first inning on Opening Day at Citi Field on March 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Wheeler and Reds right-hander Sal Romano produced similar lines over six innings. Flores struck out and is charged with the strikeout. Also for the scoring nerds like me out there, you score it as a putout to the catcher. Read More »

Raptors' Dwane Casey: Nobody has told me I'm not still the coach

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And once again, it's because of LeBron James . "To be honoured by your peers is incredibly gratifying, and I am so thankful to my colleagues across the league for this recognition", Casey said in a statement. "I'm also grateful to the talented and dedicated coaching staff I work with every day in Toronto". Overall, Casey's 320 victories with Toronto are 44 more than the previous three Raptors coaches combined (Jay Triano, Sam Mitchell, Kevin O'Neill). Read More »

Liverpool links for Barcelona star grow amid loan-to-buy talk

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The news is now expected to be a great development for Premier League side Liverpool who want Dembele to be in their squad for next season. TeamTalk are now citing L'Equipe journalist Nabil Djellit as saying that Fekir has a verbal agreement to join Liverpool after holding face-to-face talks with Klopp earlier this year. Read More »

Edmund eliminates Djokovic from Madrid Open 2nd Round

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From there it looked as if the 30-year-old would build upon his opening win over Kei Nishikori , however Edmund managed to wrestle back control of the tie and when he managed to break Djojovic's serve in the penultimate game the match was as good as over. Read More »

Carrick to start final Manchester United match against Watford

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It is also his last game for the club, as he announced his retirement earlier in the season. Mourinho outlined why the midfielder, who joined in 2006, is to be part of his coaching staff. "The most important quality is to be a man - MAN capitals". Asked how Ferguson's condition might affect the display, he said: "I can only think that if there is any relation it is a positive relation". Read More »

LeBron, Cavs Sweep Raptors Again: #NBATwitter Reacts

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Trade DeMar DeRozan and/or Kyle Lowry? LeBron whipped out 35 points, 10 rebounds and four assists on 13-23 shooting to beat the Raptors once more . Smith opened the interview by laughing about Jefferson being the one asking the questions, and before long, James had shown up to see what was so amusing. Read More »

West Ham manager David Moyes won't discuss future until end of season

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Lukaku's absence will be a blow to the Red Devils, as the Belgium global has been a big hit in his first season at the club since joining from Everton in summer 2017. The Red Devils feared the worst as their January signing would miss the remainder of the campaign and probably the one chance to salvage some silverware at the end of this term. Read More »

Blatter says 2026 bid evaluation Task Force has too much power

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Rabat occupied Western Sahara in 1975 immediately after colonial Spain withdrew from the disputed area, with Morocco claiming it was part of its territory. Last month‚ a Moroccan delegation comprising of celebrated former Senegal and Liverpool striker El Hadji Diouf and former Cameroonian goalkeeper Joseph-Antoine Bell visited Safa House to lobby for support. Read More »