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Mbappe wants to play at Real Madrid

The French sensation says he 'only wants to play for Real Madrid ' if he isn't playing in Ligue Un next season. However, that hasn't stopped the Monaco starlet from sparking wild speculation with his activity on Instagram, with the 18-year-old being heavily linked with various clubs around Europe this summer. Read More »

Kiwis take America's Cup opener over USA

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Emirates Team New Zealand faces Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup sailing match starting June. The return match between America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand promises another epic edition of Yachting's venerable, sometimes venomous competition. Read More »

Golf roundup: Daniel Berger repeats as St. Jude Classic champion

Jude and the first since David Toms did it in 2003 and '04. 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. Jude Classic this week. The final tuneup before the U.S. Open next week in Wisconsin brought out a tough field, with Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka here along with Adam Scott, who is playing here for the first time in a decade, and Daniel Berger, who is ... Read More »

Key Chelsea figure set to stay

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Diego Costa dropped a bombshell when he said that Antonio Conte no longer saw him as a part of his plans at Chelsea. The new deal will see Conte earn between £9.5m and £10m a year, making him the best-paid manager in the club's history. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud

The allegations against the Portuguese amount to a sum of £2.9 million (€3.3m), according to Spanish publication El Pais . Mourinho was one of many Jose Mendes clients implicated in a tax fraud scandal uncovered by Football Leaks past year, per Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo Sports ). Read More »

Mexico snatches draw in injury time

Mexico recorded a late draw after Hector Moreno scored in second half injury time in the Kazan Arena. "The team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minute, but this is football". The FIFA Player of the Year, who had scored 11 goals in seven games coming into Sunday's encounter, was perhaps not as influential as usual but was still named man-of-the-match. Read More »

Reported Ronaldo link with Bayern is hoax of the day-club

At the moment, United are wary of being drawn into a transfer saga surrounding Ronaldo's future and the general feeling at Old Trafford is that he will stay in Madrid . Cristiano Ronaldo is now playing with Portugal in the Confederations Cup but the transfer rumors continue to swirl of a possible departure from Real Madrid . Read More »

Reported Ronaldo link with Bayern is hoax of the day, says club

The Portuguese star wants out of Real Madrid after the club distanced themselves from his tax probe. As a result he is said to feel hurt and angry and has made up his mind that he no longer wants to play in La Liga. Portuguese newspapers have listed Manchester United , Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Monaco among the potential suitors for the Portugal captain and that they might table an offer of 180 million euros ($201 million). Read More »

Cavaliers part ways with GM David Griffin

The Cavs also said that they have no announcement related to Griffin's replacement, but that they will "aggressively explore and pursue opportunities" in the coming weeks. As a player, West was a 14-time All-Star who went to the NBA Finals nine times but won only once. The move occurred as rumors surfaced about the Cavaliers attempting to get Paul George in a trade from the Indiana Pacers and Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls . Read More »

Ward Stops Kovalev to Retain Light Heavyweight Crown

Kovalev said he wanted to continue to fight, but Weeks had already made up his mind. "You got to look at the other side of the coin, there's a lot of people that thought I won the fight and he got what he asked for [a rematch]". The Cuban retains his World Boxing Assn. title and said afterward, as one of the sport's most avoided fighters, that he'd be willing to meet either former super-flyweight world champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez or super-featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko ... Read More »

Steve Kerr will take time to explore medical options

Reports suggest he's willing to take up to a $4 million pay cut to give the Warriors a better chance of re-signing Iguodala, who is an unrestricted free agent this summer. In his first season with Golden State, he won his long-awaited first National Basketball Association championship thanks to a dominant performance in the playoffs. Read More »

Koepka breaks into top 10

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He beat everyone at Erin Hills, and in the end, it wasn't even close. The 27-year-old American, who had to leave his home country and join Europe's minor-league tour to get his career going, won the U.S. Tied for the lead with six holes to play, Koepka holed an 8-foot par putt on the 13th hole that gave him confidence with his stroke and momentum to pour in birdies on the next three holes to turn the final hour into a celebration of another young star in golf. Read More »

Boston's Pedroia day to day after taking pitch off ribs

Salvador Perez belted a three-run homer Sunday to extend his hitting streak to 10 games (17-for-40) while Lorenzo Cain has hit safely in six straight (11-for-24) for Kansas City, which meets Boston for the first time this season after taking four of six in 2016. Read More »

Kane to the rescue

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The Manchester City outcast drew criticism from some quarters after failing to keep out a pair of late free-kicks from Leigh Griffiths that put England on the brink of a first qualifying defeat since 2009 at Hampden Park, although Southgate insists he was never going to play against France. Read More »

Golden State takes 3-0 lead

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They obviously have some serious work to do in order to be able to compete with the likes of Golden State . Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals - the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 in an instant classic - delivered a 13.4 metered market rating on ABC, according to Nielsen. Read More »

Four Irish start for Lions against Crusaders

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Former MacDonald knows first-hand what it takes to beat the Lions , playing in the NZ Maori team who toppled the combined side in 2005, along with the first two Tests of that series' clean sweep. If the Lions are to succeed, then they'll need to score tries and they have amassed two in 160 minutes so far on this tour. They've got good players. Read More »

Ronaldo tells Zidane: 'they're treating me like a criminal'

The principle is that, starting from that principle, and Cristiano has always had the will to fulfil because I know him as a person. There were reports Real Madrid would be ready to pay the amount in order to keep Ronaldo at the club, but Perez has dismissed this notion, claiming it's not what the player would want. Read More »

Arsenal frustrated as Kylian Mbappe will only leave Monaco for Real Madrid

The Frenchman, in comments to the Spanish newspaper " Marca " indicated their focus on the transition to the "real". Since then, we have not done anything because that seemed disrespectful. "I'll tell you if he was born to play for Madrid or not!" "We will continue to think about these issues". Newly re-elected Real Madrid president Florentino Perez admits his club are "following" striker Kylian Mbappe , but says the 18-year-old is still a Monaco player. Read More »

Sarfraz chosen skipper, 3 Indians in ICC team of tournament

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Hardik Pandya hit a go-for-broke 76 off 43 balls, including six sixes, but his career-best slog was stopped when he was run out by teammate Ravindra Jadeja. "I want to congratulate Pakistan , they had an fantastic tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have". "The credit goes to my boys; they're learning very well and they work hard.When superstars play, it is easier to guide them during a match because they don't need much guidance; they already ... Read More »

Ronaldo only leaving if a club pays €1billion exit clause, insists Perez

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Does Ronaldo really want to leave Real, or is he angling after a better deal? The 32-year-old is now on global duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup. "I learned of the [reports] through what a newspaper said". "The whole thing is very unusual because Cristiano Ronaldo is a great guy, both as a player and a person". Read More »

Woman killed in Vic bus crash

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A person has died after a collision between a mini-bus and tax in northern Victoria. A female bus passenger was killed, but police have yet to release any details. Inspector Hayden Downes said experts would be coming from Melbourne to undertake reconstruction of the scene to try and ascertain what happened. "Even though it's a 100-kilometre-per-hour zone, it's not always appropriate to do 100kph". Read More »

Simona Halep won's have an easy time getting over this loss

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Halep hung in there for a while, but once Ostapenko started to play close to the lines and to limit her mistakes - she had only 13 in the decider - she was tough to overcome. Back then, she lost against Maria Sharapova , also in three sets. Some doubt whether such an approach can seriously upset Halep, especially in the pressure-cooker atmosphere of a French Open final. Read More »