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Braves roll over Brewers 9-0 behind strong outing from Dickey


While Cueto -he of the shimmying and shaking- used a deeper arsenal that helped him match Dickey for much of the game, not all of his bullets hit their desired targets. Set-up reliever Hunter Strickland began serving his six-game suspension Monday after his appeal for a reduction of his penalty in the May 29 brawl with Washington's Bryce Harper was denied. Read More »

Wayne Rooney back in training with Manchester United future unclear


However, Rooney's drive to kick on next term is unquestionable. Rooney last month that he would use his recent family holiday to Mykonos to go through his options and make a decision on where his future lies. Rooney swapped Goodison Park for Old Trafford in 2004, with Toffees boss Ronald Koeman earlier this year expressing his belief that the England worldwide would make them "stronger". Read More »

Bayern Munich chief Rummenigge: Ronaldo talk the realm of fable


Bayern Munich have derided the rumours linking them with a potential move for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo , mocking the claims as "the duck of the day". Do Bayern Munich have a grudge against Cristiano Ronaldo? The Blues have failed to sign a number of Conte's targets over the past two transfer windows and Ronaldo would provide the flawless solution to their striker problems, with Conte determined to sell Diego Costa. Read More »

Christiansen sets sights on taking Leeds back to Premier League


As reported by the Daily Express , Christiansen said: "Everyone has way of their coaching, but of course Cruyff was very important to me". "The most important is to be effective and to get the results". Julio Banuelos has followed him from APOEL to be his assistant, with Ivan Torres installed as fitness coach and Marcos Abad as goalkeeping coach. Leeds narrowly missed out on a place in the top six of the Championship last season under Monk, and the Whites will be aiming to clinch a ... Read More »

Andre Ward becomes pound-for-pound king, stops Sergey Kovalev


Andre Ward defeated Sergey Kovalev to retain the unified light heavyweight titles on Saturday from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Paradise, Nevada . "There are some things about Joshua that I see". Close round I give it to Kovalev . He is a great fighter. "I don't have another way accept to get a victory over him". Read More »

Harry Kane Wants Permanent England Captaincy


Julian Draxler opened the scoring in the 11th minute, cleaning up after San Marino failed to clear the ball out of their box. Julian Brandt made it six 18 minutes from time before Wagner completed his hat-trick in the 85th as Germany continued its ideal start to qualifying, a feat matched only by the Swiss in Group B. Read More »

United wary of Ronaldo 'quit' rumours

Another keeper Madrid have been linked with is AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma. If it's a community player he can get to the club from 16 years and if not a community player, starting at 18. "Ronaldo is a lot more powerful and more important than all of us who are here", he added. I have found everything out through the newspapers. "Two years ago we had an issue and then the appropriate circumstances didn't arise". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo hunting goals for Portugal, Spain's tough test


Fernando Santos says the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) remains confusing after his Portugal side saw an opening goal ruled out against Mexico at the Confederations Cup . The game began with controversy, the video-assistant referee again playing its part in creating a storm. Mexico are likely to line-up differently than a more defensively-minded Russian Federation, with four at the back, an extra man in midfield and a triangle of forwards. Read More »

Raonic loses to 698th-ranked Kokkinakis at Queen's

Kokkinakis next faces Russia's Daniil Medvedev or Frenchman Nicolas Mahut . Raonic had eight chances to break Kokkinakis, who was roared on by compatriot Nick Kyrgios throughout, in the opening set but the Aussie held firm as he forced a tiebreak, which he then won. Read More »

Four tied for second-round lead at the US Open

I feel like the golf game is there, I feel like I'm playing good. Two rounds down and two to go at the US Open at Erin Hills and we are still no closer to discovering the identity of the 2017 US Open champion. Ask players. Erin Hills is definitely all the test they can handle. Regardless of the weather, it didn't take long for the 24-year-old Thomas to understand the significance of his record round. Read More »

Champions Trophy final between India and Pak is most tweeted ODI ever

A spectacular bowling attack easily defended a solid total of 338, bowling out India inside of 31 overs for just 158. "It's a young team , credit goes to my boys, this tournament can be a great booster for us". Amir finished with three for 16 in six overs and Hasan Ali , who kick-started Pakistan's revival in their group-win over top-ranked South Africa, ended the match when he had Jasprit Bumrah caught by gleeful captain and wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed . Read More »

Health insurers propose 2018 rate increase in Washington


Clark County residents who purchase their own health plans are going to have to dig a little deeper into their wallets next year. "We refuse to allow this failed government-knows-best approach to healthcare to cause more damage, and are committed to working with our colleagues in Congress to ensure Washingtonians have access to the quality, affordable health insurance that they deserve". Read More »

What makes the Pak-India Champions Trophy final historic?

The way we showed character, this is for the nation . Pakistan made 338 for four, with Fakhar Zaman's 114 - the left-handed opener's maiden ODI hundred - the cornerstone. Amir bowled brilliantly today but all my bowlers bowled really well. India , strong favourites to retain the title, were outplayed in every aspect of the game by a revitalised Pakistan side who they crushed in the group stage of the tournament two weeks ago. Read More »

Real president refuses to speak about Ronaldo

Asked about potential clubs Ronaldo could join, Perez said: "I'm not contemplating Ronaldo leaving". 'I have not spoken to him since Cardiff. "We weren't on the edge of signing him, because of his age". He is accused of evading tax to the value of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) between 2011 and 2014. Read More »

Woman accidentally grabs snake while reaching for dog toy


Firefighters were called in to take the baby rattlesnake away. Carla bent down to pick up what looked like her dog's rope toy in the dark. "And for some reason I thought it was still on me". I can't believe I picked up a snake. "And it didn't make sense". The couple called Los Angeles County Fire Department, who warned them that baby rattlesnakes are even more unsafe than adults because they're unable to control their venom. Read More »

England rout New Zealand to book semifinal berth

The desperation for a win aside, both New Zealand and Bangladesh would hope for an England victory against Australia , assuming rain does not disturb their calculations again. Victory saw England into the last four of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides after an eight-wicket defeat of Bangladesh at the Oval last week, regardless of the result of their last Group A match against arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico snatch late 2-2 draw against Portugal


Earlier, Javier Hernandez stooped low to nod home with four minutes of the first half remaining to cancel out Ricardo Quaresma's opener. So we have to stay calm and think about the next game. Ronaldo on target in goal fest? He attracted headlines last week after being accused by a Spanish prosecutor of defrauding the country's tax authorities. Read More »

3 held for betting racket during India-Pakistan match


Arthur's Pakistan have certainly shown guts and courage with series of stunning victories.Pakistan's impressive showing in the Champions Trophy is the reason why their South African coach, who was in danger of losing his job had Pakistan crashed out of the tournament at the first hurdle, is now already eyeing World Cup 2019. Read More »

Perez: Real Madrid would've loved Lionel Messi at Bernabeu

Under Perez, Real Madrid have won three Champions League titles in four seasons. Reports of a rejected €60 million bid from United seem wide of the mark, though, according to Madrid president Perez, who remains keen to keep Morata in the Spanish capital. Read More »

Pakistan Defeats India in Champions Trophy Triumph

Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed , lifts the Champions Trophy with his team-mates. Chasing a challenging total of 339 runs, India bowed down before the Pakistani bowlers and got all out for mere 158 runs in 33.3 overs. India still had three wickets in hand but the deafening cheers from the Pakistan fans made clear that the end was nigh. It proved to be a good toss to lose as Sarfraz said he would also have elected to field if he had won it. Read More »