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Nadal sets up showdown with birthday boy Tsitsipas

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Nadal last won a title at this level on cement in 2013. "Winning in Toronto is so important". Nadal doesn't know what's next for him as the Cincinnati Masters remains an option, but he is in an ideal position as he takes his hard-court success into the U.S. Read More »

Gerard Piqué confirms the end of his Spain career

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He scored five goals in 102 appearances during his nine year reign for La Roja - winning the 2012 UEFA European Championship. And despite the presence of former Barca boss Luis Enrique on the Spain bench , Pique has made a decision to call it a day. Read More »

England vs India, 2nd Test: Who Said What

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If the opening Test match of the series was close - the 31-run margin of victory suggests the second Test was a humiliation for Team India . India , who trailed by 289 runs from the first innings, were 17 for two when rain stopped play half an hour before the scheduled lunch interval. Read More »

Halep defeats Garcia to reach semifinal in Montreal

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Despite Sharapova's good shots, she grew exhausted and started producing unforced errors working in the French woman's favor to help her win the first set 6-3. Halep fended off four set points to claim a back-and-forth first set in a tiebreak after storming to a 4-1 lead before U.S. Open champion Stephens fought back to level. Read More »

Scrappy Spurs open with away win in Newcastle

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The midfielder's winning goal, a back-post header from a Serge Aurier cross in front of the Gallowgate End, was not unlike the one he scored in the last-eight victory over Sweden. "So many goals I've scored have been taken away from me". The Magpies should have been level six minutes into the half when Joselu picked out Kenedy in acres of space, but the Brazilian's first touch let him down horribly. Read More »

Sevilla threaten to pull out of Super Cup against Barcelona

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Sevilla , under new boss Pablo Machin, were impressive and led after Sarabia received Luis Muriel's pass and placed it past the goalkeeper early on - with a goal eventually awarded following a VAR review. The 21-year-old winger was signed in a surprise £36.5 million deal from Bordeaux this summer and was expected to make his official debut against Sevilla . Read More »

Paul Pogba: 'if you're not happy, you can not give your best'

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Pogba captained United - a move regarded as an olive branch from Mourinho who also praised his performance - but hinted at problems with the manager by also failing to mention him when praising fans and team-mates. We knew it was going to be hard because some of us, including myself, didn't have any pre-season games". This was the case last night, although Manchester United pushed those nerves aside, as Paul Pogba fired home from the spot early on. Read More »

Guardiola keen to keep Sterling after he helps City outclass Arsenal

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It doesn't get much easier for Arsenal as they travel to Stamford Bridge next Saturday, while City play host to Huddersfield the following day. Ainsley Maitland-Niles replaced Kolasinac when the Bosnian full-back came off injured in a preseason clash with Chelsea two weeks ago and it remains possible that the youngster will start against City. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo mobbed and grabbed by Juventus fans during chaotic friendly

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A pitch invasion from the almost 5,000 fans in attendance forced the end of the game after only 72 minutes. After the game, fans at the game, who had come in their numbers to catch a glimpse of their new number 7, flooded onto the pitch. Caldara arrived at Juve in early July only to be swapped last week with Leonardo Bonucci, who returned to Turin after just one unconvincing season with Milan. Read More »

I will be fine in five days' time, says Virat Kohli

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That partnership helped England recover from a top-order collapse that saw them slump to 89 for four at lunch on the third day. "That feeling of raising your bat to a standing ovation at Lord's is a bit of a boyhood dream". When asked about the rain-affected conditions, Kohli said that they should not blame the conditions and England deserved to win the game due to their relentless approach on the field. Read More »

Arsenal Vs. Manchester City Live Stream

The Frenchman left the club after 22 years of service earlier in the year, and with his replacement, the Gunners are aiming to bring back the good times . It's hard to argue with them. Emery was reported to only have £50 million to play with prior to this summer's transfer window opening. City have great depth, though, and the Gunners could be in for a hard afternoon as they try to welcome their new era in with a win on Sunday. Read More »

Tiger Woods tied for 6th at PGA Championship after third-round 66

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Victor of the past two U.S. Opens, Koepka took the lead at the PGA Championship on Saturday to put himself in position to win a third career major at the age of 28. Brooks Koepka , taking full advantage of soft conditions and his own casual power, took a grip of the event as he reached the turn in 30 strokes and subsequently opened a five-stroke lead. Read More »

Gary Neville makes Unai Emery claim after Man City struggles

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Riyad Mahrez makes his Premier League debut for the champions. Koscielny usually wore the armband last season as well, as club captain Per Mertesacker rarely played. "I can not see any way past Manchester City , in terms of who will win it". City's left-back missed nearly the entirety of last season through injury, and his overlapping will bring an extra dimension to City's attacking play. Read More »

Djokovic advances, nagging injury causes Del Potro to withdraw from Rogers Cup

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The No5 seeded Bulgarian, with just nine match-wins to his name since Rotterdam in February, won a confidence-boosting late-night thriller over Fernando Verdasco in a final-set tie-break. The International Tennis Federation's controversial revamp would see the Davis Cup morph into a World Cup of Tennis final featuring 18 countries - and address complaints that the heavy time commitment drives away the top players. Read More »

Ronaldo in hospital in Ibiza with pneumonia

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It is reported he was transferred to a private hospital called Clinica Nuestra Señora del Rosario later the same day. The newspaper reports he is making positive progress. He is believed to have arrived in Ibiza for a summer break a few days ago. During his playing career, Ronaldo was famous for his blistering pace and phenomenal goal-scoring record. Read More »

Villarreal spectacularly unveil former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla

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Villarreal unveiled Santi Cazorla at Estadio de la Ceramica stadium. The ceremony was simultaneously brilliant and massively ridiculous - which we assume is exactly the effect Villarreal were going for. "Today is a very special day for me because I return to what I consider to be my home". "I am eternally grateful to Villarreal for giving me unconditional support during these two years and always opening the doors for me". Read More »

Real Madrid Star Is On His Way To Join Juventus

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Ronaldo joined the team for training on Wednesday with Juventus two important players lighter after their return from the International Champions Cup in the United States. The 31-year-old pushed to leave Milan even after hedge fund Elliott Management took ownership of the club from a disastrous Chinese consortium that spent big but had constant trouble keeping up with its financial commitments. Read More »

Gary Neville reacts to Paul Pogba's 'weird' penalty

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Both sides' top scorers from last season, Romelu Lukaku and Vardy, started on the bench after their World Cup exertions and were introduced for the final quarter. Pogba said "everybody was on the same page" in the France dressing room, from manager Didier Deschamps to the staff and players. It's going to be easier and it makes the team go higher. Read More »

Imran Khan apologies to poll body for voting in open

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This also came to light that our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi called Imran Khan to congratulate him and suggesting how they can tighten their bond and create a new era of a relationship between the two countries. In his first speech after PTI stood victorious in the July 25 polls, Imran had said he was likely to turn the Prime Minister House into an educational institute. Read More »

English Premier League: Matchday 1 Saturday Roundup

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In fact, several Chelsea fans on social media were questioning whether he should have been kept at Stamford Bridge as Maurizio Sarri gets ready to usher in a new era. Goal-line technology is required for this one. Moussa Sissoko (6/10): Looked promising at times especially with his marauding runs from deeper positions. Read More »

David Wagner: Huddersfield 'tried everything' against Chelsea

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Kepa was thrust straight into the startling line-up on Saturday at Huddersfield and Press Association Sport's Simon Peach looked at how he got on in Chelsea's 3-0 win. Before the second goal, the Terriers had hit a post through Steve Mounie's header, but it was to be Sarri's and Chelsea's day. After a slow start to the game, which saw David Luiz playing long balls as opposed to passing through the midfield, Jorginho started to take control of his team-mates. Read More »

Maryland places head football coach DJ Durkin on leave

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He passed away days later, on June 13. An external investigation into the practice the day of McNair's death and the events leading up to his hospitalization is ongoing. Maryland announces two staff members were placed on administrative leave. If that former staffer had any guts, why didn't he put his named on that? Following ESPN's report, Maryland placed several staffers on leave. Read More »

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker: 'I want to justify price-tag'

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We can improve everything. He knows how football goes, so he's a really good tactician and coach. In that context, it is understandable that he speaks with such ambition as he considers the possibilities before him at Anfield, following his £13.5m transfer from Stoke City last month, a move which ended with him not exactly a popular figure at the relegated Potteries club. Read More »

Eden Hazard On Bench - Chelsea Team vs Huddersfield Confirmed

The Frenchman was replaced in the hole by new signing Jorginho , who has followed his manager from Napoli to south-west London. DF David Luiz, 8 - Revitalised under Sarri , Luiz rolled back the years with a competent and - more importantly - focused display of controlled, ball-playing defending. Read More »

Pogba fears fine if he talks on United situation

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The midfielder was linked with a move to Barcelona during the summer transfer window and rumours suggested he was keen to join Ernesto Valverde's side. 'I chose to take it. [Shaw's] game was very complete, even if I forget the goal , of course an important goal for us, but the performance was very complete. Read More »

Trump calls for NFL players who protest national anthem to be suspended

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Saints All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan took to Twitter Friday morning following President Donald Trump's Tweets regarding players who are protesting during the National Anthem . " It just happened that way ", Stills said after the game, via the New York Times , adding that he had the support of coach Adam Gase. Trump, Tapper noted, is "once again seeing a divided nation and doing the opposite of trying to bring us together" by "giving a presidential megaphone to one side in a ... Read More »

Woakes and Bairstow grind India into the Lord's dirt as England dominate

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Warwickshire favourite Woakes, who missed England's 31-run win in the first Test at his Edgbaston home ground last week because of concerns he was not fully fit following knee and calf injuries, took two for 19 - including the prize wicket of India captain Virat Kohli - as the tourists were dismissed for just 107 in their first innings at Lord's on Friday . Read More »

Derby County fans react and comment as Leeds United hand out lesson

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Topping it all off then was Ezgjan Alioski. While Kemar Roofe couldn't help but stress that they had only played two games yet in his post-match comments, Leeds United have started life under Marcelo Bielsa in the best way imaginable. Mat Klich put Leeds ahead with a long-range strike in the fifth minute before Tom Lawrence equalised seven minutes later. First, Roofe slammed the ball high past Carson to register his second. Read More »

Man Utd legend Neville sides with Mourinho in board battle

Jose Mourinho handed Paul Pogba the captain's armband for Leicester clash. "It's my style of taking penalties, I've always done". "I think football is changing and managers should be called head coaches". As I was saying on BBC Radio 5 live on Friday, United have a very strong squad. "If you're not happy in doing what you're doing right now, there's no point doing it" he says. Read More »

Bairstow and Woakes put England on top against India in second Test

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England captain Joe Root had won the delayed toss and put India in to bat. Kohli, in particular, seemed reluctant to face Anderson, a bowler who dismissed him four times during India's last tour of England in 2014. Buttler then saw an edge from Hardik Pandya fly threw his hands but he made amends the very next ball, taking a low catch to give Woakes his second wicket . Read More »

NCAA Makes College Basketball Rule Changes - ESPN 98.1 FM

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After the NCAA created and heard recommendations from its Commission on College Basketball, the NCAA's Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors released the changes it will make. Previously, players had a specific date where they had to withdraw from the draft if they wanted to maintain their college eligibility; now, they can go all the way through the draft process and still return to school if they do not get selected. Read More »

Lance Armstrong Hospitalized After Bloody Bike Crash

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For the 46 [years] prior to today I completely would have blown off getting checked. The cycling pro lost his balance at one point, resulting in him bashing his face into the pavement so badly, he had to be hospitalized . "Charlie, thanks for looking after me", Armstrong wrote, sending his appreciation to the doctor. He's since made his return to the public eye with his podcast The Move , which has performed favorably (via CNBC ). Read More »

José Mourinho takes aim at Manchester United’s board

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José Mourinho appeared to take aim at Ed Woodward, Manchester United's executive vice-chairman, for not sanctioning all of his transfer targets, with the manager saying maybe his title should be downgraded to "head coach". He added: "The thinking is he is a very good penalty taker and likes the responsibility of it and he is first choice". 'I chose to take it. Maybe on the next game I will leave it to Alexis (Sanchez). Read More »

Deflategate Part 2: NFL Investigating Steelers Use of Deflated Balls in Preseason

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In his first season in the NFL , Smith-Schuster had 58 receptions and converted them into 917 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, which were often capped by a hilarious celebration. This is not an inconsequential anecdote. The attorney who led the NFL's 14-week investigation into the Patriots deflating footballs and concluded it was "more probable than not" the team violated league rules may have more work to do. Read More »

Charlie Nicholas makes Man United prediction about Jose Mourinho

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Pogba scored the first league goal of the season from the spot after only three minutes following an inexplicable handball by Daniel Amartey inside the Foxes' box. "He worked amazingly well Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and he's one of the players that I have to speak to see how physically and mentally he feels". Read More »

Stokes could have killed me, alleges defendant

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I wasn't going to let them do that. "I said 'you shouldn't be taking the piss because they are gay". Mr Hale told police he was an "innocent bystander" when he was "smacked about the place" by Stokes after leaving the Mbargo nightclub in the early hours of September 25. Read More »

Ryan Fox still in touch with US PGA Championship leaderboard

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Finau, who found himself clear back in a tie for 120th place after the first round, started off on fire with five straight birdies on Friday and he had moved up to even par for the tournament, right on the cutline after 11 holes when play was suspended for the day because of lightning and rain. Read More »

Bayern: Robben underlines Boateng's importance to club

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Record champions Bayern are chasing yet another Bundesliga title and Robben did not predict who would offer the biggest challenge to their dominance. "But it will take more than a quality defender to galvanise them". He has already signed three players this summer after Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant arrived for a combined £68 million. Read More »

Everton Complete Signing Of Manchester United Target On Deadline Day

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Puel claims neither of them will start but a slight injury to defender, Jonny Evans means he could rethink and name Maguire in the line-up. "[I'm] probably disappointed we didn't get another striker but over the last couple of weeks, the ones we could afford or were available, I didn't think they were better than what we had really, so it's pointless just getting something for the sake of doing that". Read More »

Manchester United vs. Leicester live stream

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Jose Mourinho enters his third season in charge of United looking to capture the league title. "We should start the Premier League with a win and we did", he said. 'But he was ready and practised lots of penalties during the World Cup'. "We thought maximum (he could play) 60 minutes, but he managed 80". Pogba's goal was the only tally until Luke Shaw's run into the box and shot to the far post doubled United's advantage in the 83rd minute. Read More »

Jose reacts to win over Leicester

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Martial remained on the bench, having been criticised by his manager for not returning to United's pre-season tour after the birth of his son, but the Portuguese coach says he would have been a ideal impact sub against Leicester. "Pogba was a monster, we thought maximum 60 minutes but he managed the 80". The Frenchman, who had been linked with a possible transfer window move to Barcelona , said he remained hungry for more success. Read More »