Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Latest news
Home » Sports

Sports

Griezmann: I’ve made up my mind

perth_map

However, at a press conference in Russian Federation on Tuesday, the 27-year-old repeatedly laughed off questions regarding a potential move before claiming he has made up his mind where he will be playing next season. "I am happy and that's the most important thing now. I think we will find out this week". Griezmann signed a one-year contract extension with Atletico last summer that runs until 2022. Read More »

Southgate's Lions are on their way to Russian Federation

perth_map

Former England manager Sam Allardyce has admitted to being "jealous" of Gareth Southgate as the national side prepare for their World Cup campaign. However, there were few locals on hand to welcome the team to their base other than a small group of excited young boys keen to catch a glimpse of some Premier League stars. Read More »

Justify wins the Belmont Stakes, earning the coveted Triple Crown

perth_map

The New Mexico native won 15 Grade 1 races a year ago, including nine with Bob Baffert , the trainer of Justify and now a two-time Triple Crown victor. He celebrated by grabbing white carnations from the winner's blanket and tossing them in the air. Mara, a member of Starlight Racing, raved about jockey Mike Smith. Read More »

Did stablemate help Justify win Belmont?

perth_map

Restoring Hope, in effect, could have been running interference for Justify , blocking other horses from making a charge. Triple Crown victor Justify returned to Churchill Downs Monday afternoon. "It was going to be my friend or the enemy", Baffert said when asked about what other horses he was concerned about as the race developed. 'The plan was to sit off Justify , ' the trainer said. Read More »

Verstappen answers critics by topping Montreal practice

perth_map

Max Verstappen looked in too good of a mood to head butt anyone. "I think we looked quite competitive and it was a positive start to the weekend". The tyres were holding on really well at the end when I was challenging Valtteri because he was fuel saving which shows our auto was working well and for sure we have a very competitive vehicle at the moment. Read More »

Kyrie Irving’s future with Boston Celtics up in the air

During a press conference Tuesday, Irving put to rest the idea of him signing a contract extension with the Celtics this summer. "We'll see what happens". Thanks to the league's collective bargaining agreement, any extension Irving signed this summer would represent a huge bargain for the Celtics. And his injury history won't affect that concept. Read More »

Why Coutinho was pelted with eggs by Neymar and teammates

perth_map

The Paris St Germain forward scored his 55th worldwide goal to go level with Romario and sit joint-third in Brazil's all-time scoring charts during their impressive victory. The 2018 World Cup is just four days away. They were filmed at the team's World Cup training base in Sochi, rushing to cover him in eggs and flour before soaking him with water. Read More »

Boxing World Goes Nuts After Wilder Accepts Joshua’s Offer

perth_map

Eddie Hearn has revealed a fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder would likely occur in November in Cardiff - assuming the American is "serious" about wanting it. We want the fight next, we've signed the contract and we're ready to go". "We've got to get to the bottom of it all today. It's up to them to choose". Read More »

Nadal eyes 11th French Open as Thiem shrugs off expectations

perth_map

At the age of 25 Marco Cecchinato finally got a taste of what it's like to win matches at a Grand Slam tournament and after his unexpected run to the French Open semi-finals, the Italian is determined to prove that he is no one-hit wonder. "Of course there is pressure, especially in Grand Slam finals, because I have gone a very long way now and I don't want to lose the final", said Thiem. Read More »

Uruguay Stars Want Mohamed Salah Fit For The Opener Vs Egypt

perth_map

However, Salah expressed reassurance and high hopes on Sunday, "I'm excited". "I can not say what we're going to reach, but the players' ambitions are high and I hope we get a good result". Sporting a turquoise-and-white tracksuit, gushed about Salah, saying the Egypt and Liverpool goal machine was "the best footballer in the world, and an overall flawless person". Read More »

Canal + France: Griezmann will stay at Atletico Madrid

Some reports had pointed to Lemar's arrival as a key factor in whether Griezmann would return to the club or leave for Barcelona this summer. La Liga president Javier Tebas believes Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann will stay at Real Madrid and Atletico, respectively. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Championship Parade

perth_map

Despite the fact that at least two games out of the four-game sweep were extremely entertaining, and despite a plethora of intriguing takeaways spawning from the series, if it means we can move past all the overreactions, let me be the first to join those suffering from Warriors fatigue and say "good riddance" to his year's Finals. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Furious With Real Madrid's Latest Offer

perth_map

Speaking on Monday at Portugal's World Cup team base camp on the outskirts of Moscow, Fernandes said: "I have nothing negative to say about Cristiano, he looks focused and doesn't look at all anxious about his future". "Salah is certainly one of them". While Salah recently confirmed his return to training his fitness is in doubt to start in their Group A opener against Uruguay this week. Read More »

My dominance on clay is never routine, says Rafa Nadal

perth_map

This was the No. 5-seeded del Potro's first semifinal at Roland Garros since 2009. He looked destined to be a multiple Grand Slam champion after winning the US Open as a 20-year-old, but nearly had to quit the sport because of career-threatening wrist problems. Read More »

McGregor was planning to fight RDA, and not Khabib

perth_map

I had a good run at lightweight and now I went to welterweight and I've been having a good run. When it's all said and done, I did everything I could do there. "I'm not saying he's ducking me, but it looks like it". "I think people do whatever they choose to promote themselves and he chose that way, talking about somebody else's country to promote his fight and promote himself", he added in regards to Covington's various comments. Read More »

Liverpool and Real Madrid submit bids for Alisson

perth_map

Roma are claimed to have slapped a €100m asking price on Alisson's head, but Taffarel, who won over 100 caps for Brazil, revealed the goalkeeper told him he would be happy to remain in the Italian capital. We'll see if anything happens this week". Despite the transfer speculation, Alisson could yet sign a contract extension with Roma. The Roma goalkeeper is the most sought after goalkeeper in world football after an impressive season between the sticks at the Stadio Olympico. Read More »

Super Eagles midfielder, Etebo joins Stoke City

perth_map

Stoke were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season. "We're really excited to have got the deal over the line for Etebo", Potters boss Gary Rowett told the club website . The Swiss worldwide will now head off to the World Cup and attempt to help his country emerge from a tricky group featuring Brazil, Serbia and Costa Rica, but he could be heading to Anfield after the tournament. Read More »

Morgan backs England to learn from Scots shock in time for Australia

perth_map

Sunday's stunning reverse in Edinburgh was England's first match since rising to the top of the global ODI rankings.But despite Bairstow becoming the first England batsman to score ODI hundreds in three successive innings, England failed to chase down a target of 372 after a superb 140 not out by Calum MacLeod laid the platform for Scotland's stunning win. Read More »

Racism in Russia and FIFA's 3-step plan to tackle it

perth_map

Jesus is now Brazil's top goalscorer under manager Tite after the lively linchpin netted his tenth goal against Austria , taking the Man City striker's goalscoring tally further above both Neymar (8) and Paulinho (7). Which team are you supporting in the 2018 World Cup? The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation begins on Thursday, and head of the long-awaited tournament, we have looked at some potential breakthrough stars who are all playing in their first World Cups ... Read More »

Detroit Pistons hire ex-Raptors head coach Dwane Casey

perth_map

According to the report, Casey will receive a five-year deal. Well, today you can mark head coach off that list. That's why when the Detroit Pistons showed interest in the 61-year-old Casey filling their coaching void left by the parting of Stan Van Gundy, he was intrigued. Read More »

Roman Abramovich rejects approach to sell Chelsea to Britain's richest man

perth_map

He has allegedly signaled his intention to purchase the highly-rated football outfit no thanks to recent visa woes surrounding Chelsea's Russian owner Abramovich. Ratcliffe is said to be a fan of Manchester United, but holds a season ticket at Chelsea due to his home being near to the club's ground. Recently, he was a guest at the Blues' training centre, otherwise known as Cobham. Read More »

French Open Takeaways: Nadal owns the clay, again

perth_map

In the intense heat of battle, with Nadal seemingly occupying every metre of the tennis court, Thiem was the first to crack. If Thiem is, as he is widely regarded, the second best clay-court player in the world then he probably has a few more of these pummellings to look forward to at least until Nadal, 32, finally calls it a day. Read More »

Hamilton feels Ferrari will 'falter' in F1 title battle

perth_map

It was the first win by a Ferrari on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve since Michael Schumacher's triumph in 2004. "The chequered flag was shown a lap early because there was a miscommunication between the start platform and the guy that they call the starter, the guy that starts and finishes the races", he said . Read More »

Pep Guardiola hits back at Yaya Toure’s racism accusation

perth_map

But he was limited to just 17 appearances in all competitions last season. The veteran midfielder, who was handed a solitary Premier League start in the final season of a hugely successful eight-year stint at the Etihad Stadium, accused Guardiola of having "problems with Africans wherever he goes" and said he was treated as a rival. Read More »

Tyson Fury recorded victory on his comeback to boxing

perth_map

It's been a long time out of the ring and I needed to get some rounds in. I won't take anything for granted and I'll enjoy every moment. "It meant miracles (to be back in the ring)". Sporadic thick right hands from Fury had Seferi on the back-foot in the fourth, and his corner evidently chose to spare him further drawn-out punishment when they summoned Edwards and withdrew their man at the end of the round. Read More »

Kevin Love hopes to stay with Cavaliers

perth_map

You just don't get opportunities like this against Golden State to take Game 1 and I let the emotions get the best of me. "I feel like it's easy to be the best player when you don't have good players around you". "It's something where I'm sure he will spend time with his family and when that times comes to make a decision, he will be in a good frame of mind", Love said. Read More »

Nadal - The King of Clay- Wins 11th French Open Title

What is in my mind now is I won a very important title for me. Whether it was at the Masters tournaments in Monte Carlo, Madrid, or Rome-whether it was his home tournament in Barcelona-Nadal nearly never lost on the Spaniard. With a celebrity audience - including actors Hugh Grant and Tim Roth as well as French stars Marion Cotillard and Jean Dujardin - watching, Nadal flew out of the blocks. Read More »

Tiger Woods yacht 'Privacy'

perth_map

Open at Torrey Pines. He has docked at Gurney's Montauk Yacht Club prior to the start of the second major of the year, according to Page Six . The report states that Woods will be staying on the yacht while playing in the tournament and, why not? It's not the first time he's done this-he also pulled the Privacy into a marina for the U.S. Read More »

Vettel takes pole position at Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying

perth_map

Mercedes were never in the victory equation, having not got engine updates ready in time for the race while Ferrari and Red Bull both had new parts. He admitted: "We were coming to Montreal expecting our auto to be really strong and we are leaving Montreal seeing that we haven't been where we thought we should be". Read More »

Nabil Fekir 'Optimistic' Over Liverpool Move, Has Had Medical Ahead of Switch

perth_map

UK). The statement was posted on Lyon's official club website , but was removed from the page shortly afterwards. Liverpool reportedly want Nabil Fekir from Lyon in the summer transfer window. Lyon have announced that they have ended negotiations with Liverpool over the sale of Nabil Fekir and the attacker will now remain at the French club. Read More »

Flashy boxer heads Forbes money list, but no women in top 100

perth_map

Since the list was expanded to at least 50 people in 2010, there had been one woman on the list every single year. Each year up until 2021, his salary increases by a million each year and given his market value, it shouldn't be a surprise that his earnings through endorsements also see an increase. Read More »

Verstappen fastest in final practice at Canadian GP

perth_map

Grosjean's qualifying lasted only a few seconds. He edged Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari at 1:12.320. With the regulations calling for power unit components and gearboxes to be used for a number of consecutive races during the season, reliability is one of the main areas of focus for teams . Read More »

Michigan Basketball Coach John Beilein Receives Contract Extension

perth_map

Wolverines coach John Beilein tweeted Wednesday he was staying in Ann Arbor, Michigan . Beilein interviewed with the Pistons , a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press last week on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. Read More »

Rumor: LeBron James, Chris Paul could team up with Rockets or Lakers

perth_map

So while the majority of the Sixers sat at home, watching the game and tweeting at James to move East this fall, a pair of Eagles took it upon themselves to take the show to Cleveland , and chat up The King themselves. "He'll be the biggest free agent ever in history because of how many times he hit it". It would seem that the only way to overcome a super team like Golden State would be to create another super team and go toe to toe with them. Read More »

Justify Wins Triple Crown at Belmont

perth_map

Would Justify fall victim to the fatigue and bad luck that had marked 13 failed Triple Crown bids between 1978 and 2015? But just three years after American Pharoah reset the clock with his majestic performance at Belmont, the precocious, musclebound Justify shoved his way into thoroughbred racing's most glorified club. Read More »

Ovechkin, Stanley Cup champ Capitals steal show at Nationals-Giants game

perth_map

So, I'm proud of him for that. He became the first Russian and third European behind former Detroit Red Wings star Nicklas Lidstrom and Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins to captain a Stanley Cup victor. "So I think they're wide open for business". He's a talented guy and we'll do what we can to get him here. Oshie lifted his shirt over his head and took a shot through the fabric. Read More »

Dominic Thiem ends Cecchinato's surprise run to reach French Open final

perth_map

Thiem saved three set points in the second before winning an epic tie-break, something for which Cecchinato has become notable this year. Thiem is clearly a live underdog in this match based on the amount of experience he has against Nadal on clay and the fact he's won 33.3 percent of those matches on a surface nearly nobody beats him on. Read More »

The Cavaliers were swept. Now, LeBron James has a decision to make

perth_map

They finished second to the Rockets in the regular season, then had to overcome a 3-2 deficit in the Western Conference finals and win a Game 7 on the Rockets' court just to reach the NBA Finals . I'm glad that we came out and played a great game tonight. And for good measure, we asked him about the Golden State Warriors , too. You really get the feeling that the Cavaliers missed out on a chance to make this competitive series after they blew Game 1 so I'm not surprised that they're ... Read More »

Backstage News on CM Punk's UFC Fight Tonight

perth_map

UFC officials had told Sporting News that it is unknown whether the bout will still happen. The bout will go ahead as a nontitle fight. At a media availability for UFC 225 , CM Punk was asked if he would accept a White House invitation from President Donald Trump. Read More »

Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to win French Open

perth_map

Stephens slowed down and Halep turned up the heat with an intensity that led to her first Grand Slam title. Maria Sharapova is responding to Serena Williams' claim that remarks the tennis star made about her in her autobiography are "100 percent hearsay". Read More »

Donald Trump won't Invite NBA Champ to White House

perth_map

Trump told reporters that neither of the teams in the NBA Finals , nor stars LeBron James or Stephen Curry , would be receiving an invite to the White House after this year's champion is decided. Only a few members of the Eagles planned to attend the Tuesday event so Mr. Trump, who has lashed out at National Football League players who kneel in protest during the US anthem before games, disinvited the team. Read More »

90min Meet the England Squad

perth_map

Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck netted the two goals in the win over Costa Rica as the Three Lions heads to the tournament in Russian Federation high on confidence after back-to-back victories. The 20-year-old has not been able to flourish like this since he first broke into the United team, ironically under Louis van Gaal. "When one comes off in a game, it's the reward you get for the practice", he told ITV. Read More »

'Alisson has asked me about Liverpool', reveals Reds star Roberto Firmino

perth_map

Reports have linked them with several alternatives in the last couple of weeks, with AS Roma's Alisson mentioned regularly. "No progress with keeper search for Liverpool ", reports the Mirror's David Maddock. "Yes, he asked me and I hope he can come, but I know he has other proposals", he was quoted as saying by Mediaset journalist Andersinho Marques. "Sometimes I try and persuade him, I say "come to Liverpool , to stay with us", he said. Read More »

Real Madrid unconcerned as star eyes summer exit

perth_map

The Portuguese sensational stated: "It has been very nice playing at Real Madrid ". "Right now we need to enjoy ourselves but in the next few days I'll give an answer to the fans who have always been by my side". We won Champions and people said it was the goalkeeper's fault, poor man, had to take a defeat as his responsibility, and not of all the team, in football these things happen. Read More »

Max Verstappen fastest in both practices at Canadian GP, Brendon Hartley 12th

perth_map

Max Verstappen's Canadian Grand Prix preparations got off to the ideal start as the Dutchman topped both of Friday's practice sessions. Although Renault have introduced an upgraded engine this weekend, Red Bull believe they are surrendering around three tenths of a second to Ferrari and Mercedes on the Montreal straights - food for thought as the team deliberate the identity of their engine providers for next season. Read More »