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RB Leipzig manager responds directly to reports Liverpool want Naby Keita RB Leipzig manager responds directly to reports Liverpool want Naby Keita
- July 31, 2017

They returned with an offer that, with add-ons, was worth more than £66m - a fee that would have been nearly double what Liverpool spent to bring Mohamed Salah from Roma last month. Hasenhuttl believes Keita will benefit from another season of development with Leipzig, with the experience of making his Champions League debut a crucial part of his development. (more...)
Victorious Jon Jones kisses defeated rival Daniel Cormier after UFC 214 Victorious Jon Jones kisses defeated rival Daniel Cormier after UFC 214
- July 31, 2017

As for what might be next for Jones, he didn't let the opportunity pass him by on the microphone. "They'd say no", White said. A devastated Cormier was reduced to tears after the fight, with Jones quick to show his appreciation. "He has been a model champion, a model husband, a model father, team-mate, leader". In the weeks building up to the fight, Jones' mother passed away . (more...)
India thrash Lanka by 304 runs India thrash Lanka by 304 runs
- July 30, 2017

Apart from Kohli, Abhinav Mukund played a knock of 81. Sri Lanka was 68-3 in its reply when Kusal Mendis fell for a duck to give Mohammed Shami his second wicket in an over. Nuwan Pradeep (10) became the first Test scalp of Hardik Pandya and the hosts went into lunch at 289/8, with only one wicket in hand in absence of injured Asela Gunaratne, who had been ruled out of the Test due to a broken thumb. (more...)
Man Utd to miss out on Renato Sanches again
- July 27, 2017

The 26-year-old joined the Bundesliga champions on a two-year loan deal this summer, after struggling for game time under Zinedine Zidane last season. Vincenzo Montella has been given a lot of money to spend by the club's new Chinese owners, adding Leonardo Bonucci, Ricardo Rodriguez and Andre Silva among over €215m of new signings during the transfer window . (more...)
Warrant Issued For Dallas Cowboys Receiver Lucky Whitehead in Virginia Warrant Issued For Dallas Cowboys Receiver Lucky Whitehead in Virginia
- July 25, 2017

Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead has been issued a warrant for his arrest after failing to show in court on July 6, according to court records obtained by TMZ . Running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in an altercation on July 16 at a club in Dallas where a man was punched. Whitehead has had an unusual offseason, saying last week that a dognapper was demanding ransom for his dog before the dog was returned a day later. (more...)
Perisic named in Inter squad despite Manchester United link Perisic named in Inter squad despite Manchester United link
- July 21, 2017

Anthony Martial's cousin has confirmed on Twitter that Serie A giants Inter Milan are interested in signing the Manchester United forward. The Red Devils had hoped to sign the Croatia worldwide on the cheap as Inter needed to balance their books to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. (more...)
Feng holds early lead at US Women's Open
- July 16, 2017

There's a decade's worth of age difference amongst the top four players. That's what a president can do for crowds not used to being within a 100 yards of one. "Also, that was my first time to play in China this year, so I really wanted to see my family and all my friends back home". I did a lot of that today which was great, especially on those downhills where they get really fast. (more...)
What Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Would Bring to Lakers What Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Would Bring to Lakers
- July 13, 2017

The Detroit Pistons renounced their rights to the 24-year-old shooting guard on Friday, after acquiring Avery Bradley from the Boston Celtics for Marcus Morris. A team of Ball, Caldwell-Pope, LeBron/George, Randle and Lopez. He's younger than Rondo, but doesn't bring the veteran presence the Lakers are searching for. (more...)
US Military Plane Crashes in State of Mississippi, Kills Five US Military Plane Crashes in State of Mississippi, Kills Five
- July 12, 2017

The Marine Corps said it operated the plane but has provided no information on where the flight originated, or where it was going. A Marine spokesman says a Navy corpsman and 15 Marines were killed in when a military plane crashed in rural MS as it was headed from North Carolina to California. (more...)
Kittel notches 2nd straight stage win in photo finish Kittel notches 2nd straight stage win in photo finish
- July 09, 2017

Back down in the flats on Friday, the wine-themed Stage 7 was won by Marcel Kittel in a photo finish. Calmejane bade his time and did not try to bridge over until the race hit the Cat.2 Cote de Viry with 55km remaining. Perrig Quemeneur, Frederik Backaert and Vegard Stake Laengen were caught by the peloton with 3 kilometers to go. He now leads Thomas by 12sec on the overall classification standings, with Italian Fabio Aru a further two adrift in third. (more...)
Leicester agree £12m deal to sign Seville captain Vicente Iborra Leicester agree £12m deal to sign Seville captain Vicente Iborra
- July 05, 2017

Sevilla added that the move for the Spaniard is subject to a medical and personal terms being agreed. In a statement , Sevilla confirmed the deal and invited Iborra, who began his career at Levante , to hold a farewell ceremony with the club's supporters. (more...)
Utah Jazz on verge of landing Ricky Rubio Utah Jazz on verge of landing Ricky Rubio
- July 02, 2017

That's more money per year than the Ricky Rubio deal, but Rubio would likely command more money next year. Jazz point guard George Hill is an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Wolves were looking to upgrade their shooting after trading for Jimmy Butler last week. As Gordon Hayward waits to begin his free-agent tour with a Saturday meeting with the Heat, the rest of the National Basketball Association is making moves. (more...)
JJ Redick agrees to one-year $23 million deal with 76ers JJ Redick agrees to one-year $23 million deal with 76ers
- July 02, 2017

He averaged 15 points in 78 games last season for the Los Angeles Clippers and shot 42.9% from deep. Redick himself seemed to confirm the news, tweeting out "trust the process". JJ Redick on agreement with 76ers: "It's where I wanted to be". The Sixers would have to shell out money to get the restricted free agents in order to avoid the Pistons and Wizards, respectively, from matching the contract offers. (more...)
Cyborg to face Evinger at UFC 214 after Anderson pulls out Cyborg to face Evinger at UFC 214 after Anderson pulls out
- July 01, 2017

UFC 214 is now set to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Daniel Cormier and returning ex-titleholder Jon Jones . "Maybe when Conor Mcgregor returns in December we could give the fans that fight". The fight is for the title that Germaine de Randamie was stripped of after she refused to defend her title against Justino. "My fans appreciate the fact that this fight is going to be for the belt, but the fact that the UFC had [Germaine de Randamie] as champion and not ... (more...)
INDIA HEAD COACH ROLE: Venkatesh Prasad throws his hat in the ring INDIA HEAD COACH ROLE: Venkatesh Prasad throws his hat in the ring
- June 30, 2017

It was later disclosed that the man behind Ravi Shastri's rejection was Sourav Ganguly . Prasad, who played 33 Tests and 162 ODIs for India, is set to finish his three-year term as the junior India chief selector in September this year. (more...)
Takata Files For Bankruptcy; US Subsidiary of Chinese Supplier To Buy Firm Takata Files For Bankruptcy; US Subsidiary of Chinese Supplier To Buy Firm
- June 30, 2017

The new sponsor will not be liable for these inflators, which use ammonium nitrate, the volatile chemical compound at the root of the defective airbags. The automaker later became its biggest customer, a relationship that came back to bite Honda when Takata became embroiled in its defective inflator scandal. (more...)
Germany beats England on penalties, into U21 Euros final
- June 28, 2017

The Three Lions really hit their straps in the final group game as they comfortably dispatched hosts Poland 3-0. After England's best performance of the tournament, Aidy Boothroyd will be hoping for a repeat effort against Germany. The Three Lions will face off against old rivals Germany in Tychy on Tuesday. It is that sort of mentality that has made Germany's Europe's most successful nation and it is worth remembering that the last time England reached the final of this tournament, ... (more...)
Mexico Eliminates Host Russia From Confederations Cup
- June 28, 2017

Andre Silva dribbled deep into the New Zealand penalty area to score with a rising shot in the 80th, and a substitute, Nani , shot low past goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic in stoppage time. The Euro champions topped the Group A, and advanced alongside Mexico , who defeated hosts Russian Federation 2-1 at the same time. Cristiano Ronaldo scored Portugal's opening goal from the penalty spot on 33 minutes after the Ipswich defender Tommy Smith bundled over Danilo Pereira following a ... (more...)
Golden State Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland Golden State Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland
- June 27, 2017

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry , left, and Shaun Livingston speak with reporters during a news conference Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. "He's had an awesome career, but he just took it to the next level", said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr . "We felt like Kevin could come in and help us", he added. (more...)
Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP
- June 27, 2017

McDavid scored 30 goals and tallied 100 total points for the Edmonton Oilers in the 2016-2017 season, leading the team in an impressive postseason run that ended in a second-round loss to the Anaheim Ducks. There weren't very many shockers as far as the awards went but several players got to add some hardware to their trophy cases following an impressive season. (more...)
Egypt winger Salah back in England at Liverpool Egypt winger Salah back in England at Liverpool
- June 26, 2017

I hope to see that together we can give everything to win something for the club, for the supporters and for us. Meyer scored for Germany in their 2-0 win over the Czech Republic in their opening game of the tournament, and Liverpool are allegedly watching his progress as they weigh up a bid. (more...)
Jasprit Bumrah slams Jaipur traffic police for 'don't cross the line' billboard Jasprit Bumrah slams Jaipur traffic police for 'don't cross the line' billboard
- June 25, 2017

Later, the southpaw went on to score his maiden global hundred in the crunch match that helped Pakistan to put on a huge total on board. The 23-year old who is an integral part of India's limited-overs setup was widely criticised for his big mistake and received a lot of flak from all the corners. (more...)
Di Maria fined £1.76m and sentenced to one year in prison
- June 25, 2017

On Ronaldo's future, Madrid president Florentino Perez said: 'I'm sure that Cristiano meets all his tax requirements, it must be a confusion that will be cleared up. Falcao himself is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.6 million euros of income earned from image rights between 2012 and 2013 while he was at Atletico. (more...)
Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game
- June 25, 2017

Portugal will play New Zealand in a Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 20. New Zealand now can not progress but another match against top-class opposition will help the Oceania champions close the global gap. (more...)
Ronaldo on target for Portugal
- June 25, 2017

And Nani , Ronaldo's replacement from the bench, added a fourth for good measure, ensuring that Portugal's next generation did not take all the glory as Fernando Santos' men finished ahead of Mexico thanks to a super goal difference after their 2-1 defeat of Russian Federation. (more...)
India lose to Malaysia, to play Pakistan again India lose to Malaysia, to play Pakistan again
- June 24, 2017

Both Indian goals were scored by Ramandeep Singh, who later was guilty of missing a last-minute sitter as he tapped a ball out from the goalmouth. Meanwhile, in other quarterfinals of the day, reigning Olympic champions Argentina will play Pakistan, the Netherlands will take on China and hosts England will square off against Canada. (more...)
Get psyched for the Mayweather-McGregor fight with this incredible trailer Get psyched for the Mayweather-McGregor fight with this incredible trailer
- June 23, 2017

Dana White has gone on record saying that Nate Diaz doesn't "need" to fight in the UFC ever again after the pay-day he got for his second fight with Conor McGregor , but that may change if he is judged to have acted unfairly in the dismissal of his former agents. (more...)
Cameroon, Australia draw 1-1 at Confederations Cup
- June 23, 2017

Every time you play against a team with a different style it brings more wealth to our group so I am happy to see we played well against Chile and I hope this will be confirmed in the next two matches . Australia made the more confident start on the back of a narrow 3-2 defeat to Germany and could have gone ahead in the second minute as Robbie Kruse shot tamely at Fabrice Ondoa. (more...)
Watch Andre Ward Vs. Sergey Kovalev Live Online Watch Andre Ward Vs. Sergey Kovalev Live Online
- June 19, 2017

Ward won the first fight in November, coming back from a second round knockdown to get a controversial decision. "It didn't hurt like I could go down on the floor but it was a low blow", Kovalev said. Ward is a very smart fighter. Agnew, who had only previously lost to Sergey Kovalev and Samuel Clarkson, went into survival mode and somehow made it through the next two sessions only for the referee to spare him more punishment midway through the fourth. (more...)
All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze
- June 19, 2017

Penn State has had its share over the past few years, Eamon McAdam's status as a third round NY islanders draft choice the highest a Penn State player has gone. The NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas begins at 8 p.m. and the Golden Knights' draft picks will be announced during the telecast. The 28-year-old jovial Finn is signed for next season with a $1 million cap hit, and it seems with all the goalies out there available to McPhee, the Rangers are just hoping he doesn't go for Raanta. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie
- June 19, 2017

Fellow Confederations Cup Group A teams Russian Federation and New Zealand opened the tournament in St. Petersburg on Saturday, with the hosts running out comfortable 2-0 winners. The superstar marched down the left and played a brilliant ball across the box to Ricardo Quaresma for the lead. However, other than that he did not threaten Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa . (more...)
Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss
- June 12, 2017

They had a goal waved off. Bonino made it 3-0, powering down the right flank and sending the puck skidding low into the center where it cannoned into the net off the covering Ekholm. "We gotta play a full 60, and we will next game". But they allowed three goals in the first period for just the fourth time this season, and now they trail for the first time in the Stanley Cup playoffs. (more...)
Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
- June 12, 2017

Afterward, the officials told a pool reporter that they take "full responsibility" for the apparent ejection of Green, which came with chants of "Draymond sucks" and "Hit the road". "We informed the table that it was not his second technical foul". "We found out at the same time when we called the first technical foul on Draymond Green ". (more...)
Real Madrid celebrates 12th European Cup with fans in Spain Real Madrid celebrates 12th European Cup with fans in Spain
- June 12, 2017

Manchester United will face Real Madrid in the 2017 European Super Cup after they overcame Juventus in Saturday's Champions League final . The Portuguese superstar, sporting a new haircut, was again the centre of attention on arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium following his heroics in the Welsh capital. (more...)
Another rough start for Preds' Rinne Another rough start for Preds' Rinne
- June 12, 2017

Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel all put up at least two points each in that game. The Predators have to win this next one, or they're done. Crosby had his back to Sheary when he made the flawless feed, so it was the kind of play no team could possibly plan for. (more...)