Urban Meyer's Job in Serious Jeopardy Over Handling of Abuse Allegations

03 Aug, 2018

Yes: the university says it has placed its head football coach on "paid administrative leave," and surely there are crucial bureaucratic differences between we're putting you on leave and we're suspending you from work, but let's not argue the impact.


Maurizio Sarri Seeking Crunch Talks with Willian Over Delayed Arrival

02 Aug, 2018

I don't know him. The Brazilian is linked with a move to Manchester United , Barcelona or Real Madrid . "It's odd", Sarri said when asked by reporters about the absence of Willian after their defeat to Arsenal in the International Champions Cup played on Wednesday.


England vs India, first Test day two

02 Aug, 2018

India are on top after they first day's play of Edgbaston Test. Virat Kohli celebrates after running out England's Joe Root . This forced Kohli to absorb the pressure, put away his panache and arrest the momentum. Englishmen middle order fell like a house of cards with Ben Stokes , Adil Rashid and Stuart Broad then also falling in succession, leaving Sam Curran 24 not out at stumps alongside James Anderson (0).


"I had to Abort that Lap" - Daniel Ricciardo

02 Aug, 2018

Max Verstappen was still fuming on Sunday evening after being forced to retire just five laps into the Hungarian Grand Prix by yet another engine-related failure. I don't care if this engine blows. "We pay millions for a state of the art product and you can see quite clearly it is some way beneath that", he told Sky Sports .


Jose Mourinho coy over Anthony Martial Manchester United future

02 Aug, 2018

But United are expected to trigger a clause that allows for his terms to be extended for a year and so tie Martial down until summer 2020. "The captain was Valencia last season, and I think he's going to be the captain", Mourinho said, following the 1-1 draw against Club America in Arizona.


India eager to cement No 1 status with series win in England

02 Aug, 2018

Hunger is to do well day in and out: Jos Buttler , who draws inspiration from Virat Kohli " The hunger to do it day in day out...that hunger really shines through in those top players", he added. You get tested in ways you never thought you would be. I've played with Hardik Pandya myself at Mumbai. "It will be highly competitive", Buttler reiterates.


Anthony Martial Responds To Mourinho Jibe, United Linked With Defender

01 Aug, 2018

We tried with the players we had available to organise the best possible team to defend against them. With Jose Mourinho's pre-season frustrations having reportedly shocked players and staff, it has now been claimed that Manchester United have identified former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane as the Portuguese's potential replacement should he not see out the season.


Chelsea miss out on Higuain and Caldara as duo join Milan

01 Aug, 2018

Massimiliano Allegri assured Juventus' squad will remain as competitive as ever this season, despite suggestions Gonzalo Higuain could leave the club. We spent the entirety of last summer chasing Juve's Alex Sandro. Higuain has played under the Chelsea manager at Napoli in 2015-16, where he scored record 36 goals in Serie A.


Transfer inaction at United upsets Jose Mourinho

01 Aug, 2018

Jose Mourinho's enthusiasm for his side's pre-season obligations is at a low ebb and players have reported that the Manchester United boss has scheduled a trip to Orlando's SeaWorld that clearly clashes with the friendly against Real Madrid.


5 players Manchester United should scarcely use this season

01 Aug, 2018

Mourinho had expressed a desire for two new arrivals but says it will be "not a drama" if the club make just one new addition. Imposing Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire and Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld have been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford, as have a variety of other defenders.


American cyclists killed in attack claimed by ISIS

31 Jul, 2018

Tajikistan's interior minister said a vehicle struck a group of seven cyclists who were traveling in the country's Danghara district, southeast of the capital. The stab victim, whose nationality was not given, was in a stable condition. In Tuesday's statement , the interior ministry said it had detained four more people suspected of being linked to the attackers.


John Isner reaches 8th Atlanta Open final

31 Jul, 2018

Seeking his fifth victory at Atlantic Station in the last six years, Isner will face eighth-seeded Ryan Harrison in a rematch of Isner's victory in the final last year. "There are no secrets there". He is also the only one in the group to ever win a tournament on the Tour - a pair of titles at Hamburg, including past year.


Jose Mourinho alternatives Manchester United should consider

31 Jul, 2018

Part of Mourinho's stated strategy for this transfer window was to get his work done early to ensure that his new signing would be able to take part in a portion of what was always likely to be a truncated pre-season programme, disrupted by the World Cup finals.


Hamilton wins in Hungary, keeps Vettel at bay

31 Jul, 2018

Together with last week's win in Germany, it moves him 24 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel in the 2018 drivers championship. Ricciardo admitted this month his options were "pretty limited" following what he perceived as a lack of interest from Ferrari and Mercedes , and the latter have since secured Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas for 2019.


LeBron James’ Barbershop Talk Show ‘The Shop’ Cuts Deal With HBO

30 Jul, 2018

James was also drawn to Los Angeles by the appeal of playing for one of the league's most storied programs and the chance to work with Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, the Lakers' president and a player James idolized since he was a kid. James and Durant's Golden State Warriors battled it out in the past two NBA Finals, and now they will duel for Western Conference supremacy with the Dubs having a healthy leg up on the new-look Lakers out of the gate.


Newcastle United Confirm Signing of Japanese International Yoshinori Muto

30 Jul, 2018

Yesterday, in our daily sweep of the news relating to Newcastle United , we felt the necessity to remind the club that with the transfer window closure fast approaching, it was perhaps prudent to move a bit quicker to get a sale confirmed with regards to Aleksandar Mitrovic .


Kevin Durant ruthlessly mocked the Blazers on CJ McCollum's podcast

30 Jul, 2018

We can win a championship, bro" - Durant couldn't stop laughing. Just say it instead of make excuses. McCollum: "I needed to know what was going on, I wanted to know why..." I ain't want no problems with nobody. U think that low of me CJ? Everyone swiftly bashed Durant and he had to respond to it all, but the nine-time All-Star and 2014 NBA MVP shouldn't need to justify himself to McCollum .


Chelsea boss Sarri gives Morata vote of confidence

30 Jul, 2018

The coach is trying to help us every single day to learn quickly his philosophy. When asked how he feels physically now, the Brazilian smiled and replied: "I had a lot of time to take care of me, so now I'm 100 percent". Chelsea followed up their pre-season 1-0 win against Perth Glory with a penalty shootout win over Inter in the International Champions Cup on Saturday.


Thomas takes over Tour mantle

30 Jul, 2018

In second overall was Dumoulin at 1m 51s, with Froome at 2m 24s, an order unchanged by the final and 21st stage - 116km from Houilles to the Champs Elysées - won by Norwegian Alexender Kristof (UAE-Team Emirates) from German John Degenkolb (Trek-Segefredo) and Frenchman Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ).


Should Eden Hazard leave Chelsea?

29 Jul, 2018

Hazard also alluded towards a "preferred destination", which is widely believed to be Real Madrid . Julen Lopetegui is keen to build his side around Gareth Bale following Cristiano Ronaldo's exit and views Willian as the ideal foil to the Welshman, who will be given a free role.


Hamilton wins Hungarian GP to extend lead over rival Vettel

29 Jul, 2018

The Mercedes had looked to be a hard vehicle to drive during all of Friday and Saturday's practice running, with both Hamilton and Bottas spinning at the Turn 6 chicane in FP3. That put Vettel in the lead, and by lap 29 the German had enough of a lead over Bottas to make a pit stop and re-emerge in the lead. They arguably waited too long.


Man City fear Riyad Mahrez may miss Community Shield with ankle injury

29 Jul, 2018

Liverpool , who could be City's biggest rivals in the defence of their Premier League crown, were able to welcome back Mohamed Salah , Saido Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum for their first minutes for the win at the MetLife Stadium. "I think we have to give them that extra push so that they take advantage of this opportunity because it's the door they have for the future", he said.


Dumoulin 'hopes' but sees Tour win impossible

28 Jul, 2018

There is one more mountain stage before the race reaches Paris on Sunday and Quintana has little chance of overturning his deficit, aware his limited ability in the race against the clock will go against him in Saturday's time trial in the Basque country.


Froome to support Thomas as his own Tour hopes fade

27 Jul, 2018

Last year's Tour de France green jersey victor Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) - who quit this year's Tour due to illness in the first week - also returns to action. Asked what advice he would give Thomas, Froome replied laughing: "I don't think he needs any". Froome is fourth at two minutes and 37 seconds. "It was a bit of a shock but luckily I was OK".


Cubs, Rangers Making Progress On Cole Hamels Trade

27 Jul, 2018

The Cubs are expected to pick up about $5 million of what's left on Hamels' contract for the remainder of this season, according to reports. Combined with the remaining salary of his $20 million this season, Hamels still has a $20 million option for 2019, that includes a $6 million buyout.



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