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Former Barcelona boss lined up as Chelsea contingency plan

Reports this morning state that Antonio Conte "could quit" the Chelsea helm amid claims of "mutual tension" between the manager and the club's board as a result of uncertainty regarding their summer transfer prospects. He has two years remaining on a £6.5million-a-year contract, but could see his salary boosted by £3m. He was named first-team head coach, rather than manager, outlining his priorities are on the training pitch, rather than in transfer negotiations. Read More »

Aldridge: Boston Celtics agree to trade top pick to Philadelphia 76ers

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According to sources, the teams will finalize the deal on Monday. Of course, none of these scenarios could pan out, but I have a hard time believing Danny Ainge dumped the No. He will likely be changing his wardrobe to Philadelphia 76ers gear. "Embiid and me have been talking before". He's a cool guy, pretty amusing. So when I saw that it was like, cool. Read More »

Arenado completes cycle with game-winning homer for Rockies

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Every part of that was awesome. It was the fourth cycle this season. He then let in another run on a single and a double. Nolan Arenado struck out to end the seventh inning and it did not appear he was going to get another at-bat after hitting a triple, single and double in his first three at-bats Sunday at Coors Field. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie

But Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez equalised just eight minutes later with a header from the edge of the six-yard box. Late in the second half, Southampton's Cedric Soares put Portugal ahead with a perfectly straightforward goal, but for some reason there was an age to wait to restart the game as the video assistant wanted to make sure it was a good goal. Read More »

Chad recalls ambassador from Qatar amid Gulf Arab row

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President Trump , speaking at the White House later in the day Friday, took a somewhat different tack. It shows that Qatar "announces fighting terrorism on one hand and finances and supports and hosts different terrorist organizations on the other hand", they said. Read More »

Thomas seizes US Open lead

Brian Harman sits in first at -12 but course conditions have shown that nearly anyone in the top 10 could win the U.S. Open with a strong Round 4. The U.S. Keep in mind, Thomas was also battling it out on one of the most insane leaderboards you'll ever see. The final-hole struggle was in marked contrast to his second-round rally, when he became the first player from China to make the cut at a US Open, according to US Golf Association records. Read More »

Nate Diaz Burns Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather After Fight Announcement

Yahoo Sports reports the two men will face each other in a boxing match on August 26 in Las Vegas . He also earned a record $250 million for his fight against Manny Pacquiao two years ago. For those who watched the fight , it wasn't as grand as people expected or wanted but it did monstrous pay-per view sales, making it the highest-grossing PPV in boxing history. Read More »

Koepka off to solid start at US Open

LI Haotong made a small piece of history by surviving the halfway cut at the US Open , but closed out a frustrating third round with a quadruple-bogey at the par-5 18th on Saturday. Morgan shot 77 and, remarkably, still had the lead at 4-under 212. Majority had to come from far back going into the weekend, and it was hard to put together two good rounds. Read More »

England thrashed by New Zealand in World U20 Championship final

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Flanker Dalton Papalii got the scoring underway for the Baby Blacks after the referee failed to spot a knock on from the previous phase. New Zealand hooker Asafo Aumua scores one of his three tries. " New Zealand's physicality was a notch up from ours but not taking anything away from our guys who came back in the second-half and showed what a good team they are". Read More »

Daniel Berger wins FedEx St Jude Classic for second straight year

PGA EUROPEAN: Dylan Frittelli shot a 5-under-par 67 on Sunday to win the Lyoness Open for his first European Tour title. Cabrera Bello was one of five players to finish two shots behind Berger, along with Americans Billy Horschel, Braden Thornberry , Chez Reavie and Kevin Chappell. Read More »

Predators even series with Penguins as Rinne shines again

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Subban slapshot off his foot in Game 2 . The Predators hit the ice this morning in Pittsburgh as an extremely confident team. Some thought of it as some bad luck at first, but it apparently worked out for the Penguins . Going into Game 5 on Thursday night, Crosby and Malkin are still in the wide-open Conn Smythe Trophy race - along with some less-familiar faces. "We were in a tough hole against a really good team, came home and took care of the home games with the help of all our ... Read More »

Russia dominate New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

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He attracted headlines last week after being accused by a Spanish prosecutor of defrauding the country's tax authorities. "For us it is very important to make people in the country fall in love with the national team ", said Smolov, the 27-year-old FC Krasnodar forward who was named the game's best player. Read More »

Liverpool 'still interested in winger Gelson Martins'

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However, it is unclear whether Mane will be fit for the start of the season due to a knee injury. However, it looks as though Liverpool are ready to that risk, with Klopp needing to add quality and depth on the wings next season as the Reds look to compete domestically and do themselves proud in Europe with a solid showing in their first year back in some time. Read More »

Jordan Spieth finishes US Open on a high note

What slowed him on Saturday was a triple bogey on the third hole, but conditions were so tough that Woods shot even-par 71 and still increased his lead to 10 shots. Harman has a lot of spunk, though, and that victory got him high enough into the world ranking to secure a spot in the U.S. Open. But it's not. It's the U.S. Read More »

Record-breaking Thomas in Erin Hills mix

Open. The 30-year-old world No. 50 from Georgia, headed to the clubhouse on 12 under, one ahead of Justin Thomas (63), Brooks Koepka (68) and England's Tommy Fleetwood (68). Despite his heroics at Erin Hills, Thomas did not actually finish the day on top of the leaderboard. "I'd love to have another one of those", Thomas said. Read More »

Koepka reaches turn at US Open with one-shot lead

Opens so far, but I felt like this course has done pretty well for me". "We're breaking down all kinds of barriers", Harman quipped. I think being exempt and coming in a little early and not having it be so hectic the week of has definitely helped. Read More »

Keller leads Charleston to 3-0 win over Columbia

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Brandon Brosher hit a three-run home run to break a 1-1 tie to help the Columbia Fireflies defeat the Charleston Riverdogs 4-1 Friday night at Joe Riley Park in Charleston. His season batting line sits at.228/.326/.347 through 59 games. The best part is it's likely pretty hard to chuck a bat that hard and that far if you're trying on goal, let alone accidentally. Read More »

Confederations Cup in Russia

Stanislav Cherchesov says Vladimir Putin's rousing speech at the Confederations Cup opening ceremony gave Russian Federation extra motivation to defeat New Zealand . A source claims Ronaldo "feels great indignation" with all the conjecture about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and has made a decision to leave Spain . Read More »

Fakhar, Amir star as Pakistan stun India

He then knelt and kissed the turf, as about half of the India fielders applauded. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed took the last catch and aeroplaned around the pitch with his arms out before he was swamped by teammates. Fellow opener Azhar Ali also survived run out chances on 15 and 29. Defending champions India had got the better of the rivals in the league stage of the ongoing tournament. Read More »

CT 2017: Waqar Younis lashes out at Eoin Morgan for pitch complaint

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They have always been an unpredictable side but England , the only undefeated in the league stage, were expected to get past the sub-continent squad with little difficulty. It was also a period when the Pakistan spinners were in operation and runs were not coming at the pace as expected by England . "There won't be pressure on the team now since they go into the final on the back of three straight matches", he said. Read More »

Waqar dubs Morgan's pitch criticism as 'lame excuse'

This was the trouble: England's starts were either all or insufficient, and usually the latter. Although Pakistan showed a clinical performance against England , they struggled against Sri Lanka during their three-wicket victory. India surged into a second successive Champions Trophy final by beating Bangladesh in front of 24,340 fans - a ODI record at Edgbaston - to set up a final with Pakistan . Read More »