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WNBA All-Star Action to Kick-Off for Gray on Friday


You have to have a lot of things go right, and they seem to be able to find a way to make things go their way. Toliver made five 3s in the final 5 minutes of the game as Team Delle Donne came back from a 14-point deficit. The second quarter began with the league's career leaders in scoring (Diana Taurasi), rebounding (Rebekkah Brunson) and assists (Sue Bird) on the floor. Read More »

Twins trade Dozier to Dodgers, per reports


He's hitting just.224 on the year with 16 home runs. By 2012 he had become the Twins' regular shortstop, but a disappointing first half and defensive struggles led to his transition to second base after the season. He was drafted in the eighth round by the Twins in 2009. The Minnesota Twins have been very busy since publicly staking their claim as sellers for the 2018 version of the trade deadline. Read More »

Ander Herrera says 'strange' U.S. tour has been tough for Jose Mourinho

Mourinho has nine days to prepare for Leicester's visit to Old Trafford on August 10 but, after a turbulent tour, the 55-year-old has already concluded his team are "in trouble". United have struggled to cope in pre-season with their lack of squad depth, given the fact that a fair chunk of their players have been on an extended break following their World Cup breaks. Read More »

United face battle for early points: Mourinho


Pogba's perceived lack of focus was a cause of tension between him and Mourinho last season, with United's club record £89million signing dropped for high-profile games as a result. Normally you don't get what you want which basically happened throughout my career. "I spoke with the manager a week after the holidays", said Shaw. Read More »

Atlanta Open: Isner advances past Zverev


Seeking his fifth victory at Atlantic Station in the past six years, Isner will face the victor of the night semifinal between eighth-seeded Ryan Harrison and Britain's Cameron Norrie . The American then won it all in Atlanta for three straight years before he lost to Australian Nick Kyrgios in the 2016 Atlanta final. It helps a lot. Read More »

Phillies acquire Asdrubal Cabrera in trade with Mets


NY is in sell mode ahead of Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline. In return, NY nets a pitcher in Kilomé who Major League Baseball ranked as Philadelphia's 10th-best prospect heading into the season. The right hander was 4-6 with a 5.38 ERA in 19 starts this season for the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils. Cabrera was in the final year of his contract and the Mets are going nowhere this season. Read More »

Roberto Osuna Acquisition Could Get Awkward For Houston Astros

As the deadline grew closer to Roberto Osuna 's return to the Blue Jays, admittedly I got a little more on edge. Coming to this decision wasn't easy, but it was necessary for the Blue Jays organization. Osuna, 23, has 104 career saves and a 2.87 ERA, and if this works how Houston envisions, the Astros would have, between Osuna and another recent acquisition, Ryan Pressly, addressed their most obvious shortcoming. Read More »

Basilashvili becomes 1st Georgian to net ATP title


However, Mayer fought off the danger and eventually recovered to record a 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) victory in a gruelling encounter lasting two hours and 51 minutes. With coverage getting underway at 2pm on Sky Sports Arena , it promises to be a tight game of tennis with world No 36 Mayer looking for his third German Open title - having won the competition past year and in 2014 - and world No 81 Basilashvili looking for his maiden tournament victory on the ATP Tour. Read More »

Real Madrid fans want Harry Kane to replace Ronaldo


Eden Hazard- The services of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe might be hard to secure but Eden Hazard might be the right option for Real Madrid . Doing so would would put Real Madrid in a great position to remain on top for the near future while they bide their time waiting for the opportunity to make a major Galactico signing like Mbappe in the coming years. Read More »

Mourinho On How Many Stars Man Utd Will Sign Before Deadline Day


United have struggled to cope in pre-season with their lack of squad depth, given the fact that a fair chunk of their players have been on an extended break following their World Cup breaks. "If it's possible it's possible, if not, it's not". "I'm not a big fan of one player starting the season with one club and then a couple of weeks later the window is open, he moves to another club and he plays against his former club - I really don't like that. Read More »

Chelsea unconcerned by Willian absence, player flying back Tuesday


Chelsea have already rejected two bids from Barcelona for Willian this summer, while Madrid are also in the market for a wide forward following Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus. Willian was speaking to Brazilian news company Globo Esporte and although most of the questions were about the Brazil national team and his future regarding his country Willian did confirm he was happy at Chelsea . Read More »

David Luiz’s loving life at Chelsea under new coach Maurizio Sarri


They then overcame the Italian outfit on penalties, with Spanish winger Pedro netting in both games. While Juventus are set to lose Higuain , they could be reunited with Leonardo Bonucci . The same report claims the two clubs are still not on the same page with regards to the player's value, although the Blues are asking for £62 million. Read More »

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper not getting traded


A rival front office executive expressed shock to Rosenthal that the Nationals would actually trade Harper and said, "They're seeing if someone wants to go insane". There has been speculation that with the team one game under.500 ahead of Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline, the Nationals would consider dealing Harper and then look to bring him back as a free agent after the season. Read More »

I took action against Force India to save jobs - Perez


In an open letter published on social media explaining his position in the wake of media speculation he says "hurts me", Perez says he was supported in the action by Mercedes , Force India's engine suppliers, and sponsor BWT and now believes the team can be sold by the administrator and that "the team will now have a very bright future". Read More »

Atlanta Open: John Isner wins fifth title in 6 years

Jozef Kovalik beat Thiago Monteiro 3-6 6-3 6-2 as world number eight Dominic Thiem lost 6-7 (5/7) 6-7 (7/9) to Nicolas Jarry. Ebden made 15 double faults, compared with six for Isner. "He practices in these conditions and he's as comfortable as anyone in these conditions, I suppose". Isner improved to 30-4 in the event, winning his third match in Atlanta after a 6-hour, 36-minute loss - with a 26-25 fifth set - to Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon semifinals. Read More »

IS claims deadly attack on tourists in Tajikistan

The suspects "had knives and firearms", minister Ramazon Hamro Rahimzoda said of the attack , during which three other cyclists - from the Netherlands, Switzerland and France - were injured. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the group's AMAQ news agency said on Monday. "Our condolences go out to the victims' families, and we will continue to work with Tajik authorities in the ongoing investigation". Read More »

Juan Mata: I enjoyed playing as a second striker


With SkyBet , you can get odds of 5/1 on Mourinho to either walk away from or be sacked by United before any other manager in the 2018/19 season. The latter pair had played in the previous games and were expected to feature against the Scousers while Matic was supposed to have a part after just arriving from holiday following his World Cup exertions. Read More »

Astros trade for closer suspended for domestic violence

In the same statement, Osuna used phrases such as "fresh start", "move forward" and "positive contribution", and he concluded, "I thank Jeff Luhnow and the entire Astros organization for believing in me - I will not let them down". The Astros, in need of some bullpen help, have acquired a big-time arm ahead of Tuesday's deadline. Not only is he brilliant on the mound, with a 2.93 ERA before his suspension, an all-star berth in 2017 and 104 career saves at such a young age, but he is also ... Read More »

Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb under fire for 2011, 2012 homophobic slurs


According to Fox Sports South Braves reporter Kelsey Wingert , Newcomb asked for the clubhouse to be reopened after the media had initially dispersed. Major League Baseball said it is aware of the situation and will have Newcomb take part in diversity training. Hader apologized after offensive tweets sent when he was a teen came to light on July 17. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton promises to 'turn up the heat' after summer break


Bottas' longer second stint had hampered his own race prospects but prevented Vettel from attacking Hamilton with a significant tyre advantage, which provd to be decisive in the outcome of the race. "I think he had no grip, obviously when you're so close it's very hard to stop the vehicle and I think he locked up and we made contact". "Today I had them covered, but had they been on pole, we would have struggled." he admitted. Read More »

Dillian Whyte eyeing up rematch with Anthony Joshua after Joseph Parker win


But fighting someone like him is going to give me all the motivation. Not only does he see Chisora next against the WBC title holder, he sees him standing across from Dillian Whyte . The victor would then face Joshua on April 13 at Wembley. Although Parker's defence is already a weak point of his game until now his pacey movement had been able to make things work for him. Read More »

Nebraska coach Scott Frost's home burglarized


Per the Lincoln Journal Star , Roeder said the Frost family is still "doing inventory" of the stolen items, meaning the total value loss could be more than the initial $165,000 estimation. No arrests have been made and there were no suspects, Reitan said. Frost, who signed a seven-year contract that pays him $5 million this year, was The Associated Press national coach of the year after leading Central Florida to a 13-0 record last season. Read More »

Kohli's India warm up with good hit


Cheteshwar Pujara too was dismissed in a similar fashion for one run, before Ajinkya Rahane (17) handed James Foster his third catch of the day when he edged Matt Quinn in the 19th over of the day. When Kohli won the toss and chose to bat, he would have hoped that the top order gets going against Essex's bowling in humid conditions, but the result was far from satisfactory. Read More »

Manchester United make contact with Yerry Mina


Cape Town - Leicester City manager Claude Puel admits it would be a big blow for the club if they lose centre-back Harry Maguire and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel before the new season. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola broke plenty of records last term as his side stormed their way to the Premiership but Mourinho now wants to get one over his fierce rival. Read More »

Manchester United's transfer inactivity the source of Mourinho's misery

United have been linked with Leicester's Harry Maguire and Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld, while Mourinho has expressed an interest in Real Madrid's Raphael Varane, Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng and Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar. "We wanted to help him a little bit with the position [so] that it's not too complicated, gave him a lot of freedom, offensively playing natural, plus offering runs in behind, which is what he did especially around the Sturridge goal ". Read More »

Rashid recall leaves England in a spin


Cook does not believe a significant precedent has been set to clear the way for what will be Rashid's first Test on home soil if he makes the XI on Wednesday. Rashid has not played any first-class game since September last but Bairstow feels the leg-spinner has enough maturity to deal with the challenges of adapting to the longer format after a gap. Read More »

Formula One: Horner blasts Renault after Verstappen retirement


The Aussie was forced to start the grand prix from the sixth row after falling foul of yellow flags in a wet qualifying session, falling as low as 16 during the early laps of the race . Ricciardo, race victor in Monaco, took grid penalties in Germany last weekend - starting at the rear of the field - to give himself the best chance in Hungary but retired from that race due to a power unit problem. Read More »

Poet’s Word powers home past Crystal Ocean to win the King George


They are two such admirable horses, delightful to train". Regarding his participation, O'Brien commented: "Rostropovich could be a possible runner". Crystal Ocean won the 1 1/4-mile Gordon Richards Stakes (G3) in April at Sandown and followed that performance with a seven-length win in the 1 1/2-mile Al Rayyan Stakes (G3) at Newberry on May 19. Read More »

Capela agrees to five-year deal with Rockets


The 6-foot-10, 24-year-old has developed into a crucial part of Houston's success on both ends of the court, posing as a lob threat on offense while providing shot-blocking and the ability to effectively switch onto perimeter players defensively. Read More »

Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report


Manchester City fought back from two goals down to secure a 3-2 win in Pep Guardiola's first clash against former club Bayern Munich on Saturday in the International Champions Cup . "I don't know [the extent]". Both sides threw on a couple youngsters in the remaining stages of the second half, but it was Guardiola's side who held on to claim their first win in the International Champions Cup . Read More »

Hair to the throne? Arsenal's Guendouzi compared to Vieira


Arsenal ran riot against Paris Saint-Germain in a 5-1 International Champions Cup (ICC) victory at National Stadium in Singapore on Saturday. The Gunners have snapped up as many as five players already this summer, with Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno , Sokratis, Matteo Guendouzi and Stephan Lichtsteiner all coming in to strengthen the squad ahead of a challenging new season. Read More »

FIFA Urged To Probe Qatar After Allegations Of Sabotage


MP Damian Collins, the chairman of parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, called for a new "proper, independent investigation" into the latest allegations. In Australia, grassroots protests were organised at rugby games opposing the country's bid. The Qatar bid team is alleged to have employed the NY office of communications company Brown Lloyd Jones, which is now BLJ Worldwide, along with a team of former intelligence officers to run a campaign aimed at undermining ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho frustrated by Manchester United injuries lack of signings


The World Cup has hampered United's preparations and Mourinho - who has been visibly downbeat amid the club's struggles to deliver new signings - has now lost key midfielder Matic through injury. The short term need for players to return to training early has to balance with the need to ensure they are recharged and rested after the World Cup. Read More »

Opinions & Transfer NewsWe All Follow United


That led the Spanish giants to seek for a winger who will bring the spark in attack. According to a report in the Mirror (live transfer blog, July 28 at 14:59 ), Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho still has Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld at the top of his wish-list - but he has a contingency plan. Read More »

Signing Marcos Rojo would be Wolves' biggest risk of the Mendes era


Maguire, in particular, was rumoured to have indicated a desire to join United this summer but a source close to the defender has rebuffed the claims. Rojo, who's carrying an injury following the World Cup, hasn't traveled to the States for pre-season, though he's holding talks with the club regarding his future. Read More »

Lenglet: I was ready to sign for Barcelona


Son Heung-min and Georges-Kevin N'koudou both pounced on the rebound to profit from suspect defending. " We're open to any possibility ", the coach told a news conference, "It's true that we've had some big departures in midfield so it's likely that we will make more signings". Read More »

Man Utd: Mourinho hoping for one more signing before window shuts


Already deprived of a number of his squad due to their participation in the World Cup, Mourinho has made a couple of not-so-subtle hints about his frustrations with United's (or Ed Woodward's) inability to sign new players. Chris Smalling didn't reappear after the warm-up and was replaced with Eric Bailly , who was not even listed in the squad when the teamsheet was published. Read More »

Manchester United enter race for Barcelona's Yerry Mina

The Toffees have always been linked with a move for the 25-year-old France global, who made just 20 appearances for the Spanish champions last season. Barcelona are now hopeful that negotiations for Mina's move to Everton can go through quickly before they enter the transfer market for reinforcements, with the Blaugrana eager for both sales to go through in parallel. Read More »

Arsenal 5-1 PSG - in five pictures


Ozil was captain for the 5-1 International Champions Cup (ICC) win over Paris Saint-Germain in Singapore on Saturday, scoring along with Alexandre Lacazette (two), Rob Holding and Eddie Nketiah as a strong team coasted to victory. The Arsenal player was asked by the referee in whether he would mind and he duly obliged. The 27-year-old scored 11 goals in all competitions for Arsenal last season, including seven goals in 22 Premier League appearances. Read More »

Tour de France combative honour for Dan Martin


Top sprinters like Fernando Gaviria , Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel had already left the race, either for missing the time cut in climbing stages or for withdrawing while in the mountains. "Hopefully we'll have strength in numbers and he'll be able to just follow as well", Thomas said. "I thought it was maybe an accident, just maybe an overly exuberant fan", Thomas said. Read More »

Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two at sodden Hungaroring

After 12 races, Hamilton has 213 points to Vettel's 189. Hamilton said: "We came here knowing Ferrari would be really quick this weekend, but to come out with these points, we'll definitely take it as a bonus". "We were just unlucky". As ever, I will be here for the next few hours with all the build-up, live updates and reaction from the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix. Read More »

Fearless reason why Shaw is refusing new deal at Man United


I want to earn a contract and I want a contract because I deserve a contract. "This is what you work towards, the start of the season, during pre-season". He denied he had ever been fat, insisting he was "bigger built"; but he has been working hard on his fitness over the summer, even going to Dubai to get into shape. Read More »

Hamilton wins Hungarian GP to extend lead over Vettel


Mercedes were quick to tell the Finn to give Ricciardo the position back, perhaps in an effort to limit any later penalties. Frenchman Pierre Gasly came home sixth for Toro Rosso ahead of Kevin Magnussen of Haas , Fernando Alonso of McLaren, on his 37th birthday, fellow-Spaniard Carlos Sainz of Toro Rosso and Romain Grosjean in the second Haas. Read More »

Tour de France: Geraint Thomas completes victory in Paris


Britain's Geraint Thomas virtually secured his maiden Tour de France triumph after finishing third in the penultimate stage time trial in the Basque country on Saturday (Jul 28). "I felt good today". Team Sky's performance manager Rod Ellingworth, who has worked with Thomas since he was a teenager, said: "He's often been committed to someone else in the team and he never falters in that". Read More »

NBA Live 19 Female Character Creator Trailer Features Candace Parker


EA Sports wrote that it is "an important step toward leveling the playing field, providing gamers increased opportunities to express their unique individuality and create a reflection of themselves while competing in the game". Along with the women create a players and other new features announced for thus year's iteration, the release date for the game is the second-earliest it has even been: September 7 on PS4 and Xbox One . Read More »