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Francona feeling better, expected to manage Indians game


I knew my heart was going too fast and I had one of the trainers check me". Seven innings? I think we went toe-to-toe with him for seven innings. It's the second consecutive game the Dodgers hit a home run in the eighth inning off Miller (3-2), who prior to facing the Dodgers had not allowed a home run all year. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud

This is all very unusual. I have no doubt that Cristiano will be able to defend himself. Cristiano is a good guy, I will have to talk with Cristiano and see what's happening. "He will tell us what has happened.(.) The only thing I know is that he feels mistreated by the media". Real Madrid was not immediately available for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing. Read More »

Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez

This is a surprising move. The Lakers were rumored to making a trade for Paul George , and Russell might have been a part of that package. For now, Russell will likely be replaced at point guard by Lonzo Ball . As one league executive texted last night, "It's either Boston or Cleveland but he's going". It's a pretty clear move that shows that the Lakers are gearing up to pay George in the summer of 2018 regardless of where he spends the rest of the season. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Makes History at the French Open


Winners are normally given a small trophy to keep. "Twelve months ago, Nadal withdrew from the French Open with a left wrist injury on the eve of the third round". He was again the champion , again unbeatable at the French Open . Michael Venus became New Zealand's first Grand Slam champion since 1974 on Saturday when he partnered American Ryan Harrison to the men's doubles title. Read More »

Thad Matta out as Ohio State coach


During the tournament, Smith said Matta's job was secure. "We started talking about that on Friday (and) the flow of the conversation took me to the reality". But the Buckeyes have missed the last two NCAA tournaments and have finished outside of the Big Ten's top four the last four seasons. Smith was the athletic director at Iowa State from 1993 to 2000, and while his tenure in Ames didn't overlap with McDermott's, it did with the playing career of Fred Hoiberg, now coach of the NBA's ... Read More »

Tony DiCicco, coach of Women's World Cup champs, dies at 68


DiCicco has the most wins in United States history, leading the team to a 105-8-8 record. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati called DiCicco "one of the most influential coaches in U.S. Today's stars and former players took to Twitter following the news of his death to express their condolences and gratitude for one of the most instrumental figures in women's soccer. Read More »

Warburton nearing fitness as Lions build towards first Test

Per Charlie Talbot-Smith of the Lions' website, Gatland said: "The players can put themselves in the frame for potential selection for Saturday, we will need players to double up, and for later in the Tour". The honours just keep coming for Rory Best as the Ulsterman is captaining the British and Irish Lions for Tuesday's meeting with the Chiefs just days after being awarded the OBE for services to rugby by The Queen. Read More »

Man Utd boss Mourinho accused of Spanish tax fraud

Perez told Spanish radio station El Transistor: "All this is very unusual". "Tomorrow we have a very important game with Russia", Santos said with a pained expression when asked about Ronaldo. Since extending his contract in November until 2021, Ronaldo is according to Forbes the highest paid sports star in the world with $93 million (83m euro) in 2016-2017. Read More »

Celtics, 76ers finalize blockbuster deal to swap top picks

The news was announced this past weekend when Markelle Fultz delayed his plans to travel to Boston to meet with the Celtics and instead had to detour his plans to Philly. Barring any other changes before Thursday, the first four spots in this year's draft order would mirror the first-four from last year: Philadelphia at No. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers Talking Draft Pick Trade

So if Boston Celtics GM is sure they can get " Markelle Fultz " at No. 3, then there's only one reason why the Philadelphia 76ers chose to exchange their No. The Celtics moved down two spots to No. 3 and picked up another first-round selection in either 2018 or 2019 - with Ainge saying the deal came at no cost to Boston whatsoever. Read More »

Madrid president dismisses move for De Gea

I'm always reluctant to say this about any prolonged transfer saga, but it looks like the book may have closed on De Gea to Madrid once and for all. Perez also signed a number of other high-profile attacking players, including Robinho and Julio Baptista, but one aspect he fatefully neglected was defence. Read More »

Cannes Lions 2017: 15 shortlists for India on day four


That last category was developed just a year or two ago and created to recognize work that promotes gender equality. The "Fearless Girl" statue took NY by storm when it first debuted opposite Wall Street's charging bull on International Women's Day. Read More »

Take a call on Dhoni, Yuvraj's role: Dravid


Indian media reported that soon after the end of the match against Pakistan , as many as eight policemen were deployed outside former Indian captain, Mahindra Singh Dhoni's house in Ranchi, India in fear of possible public retaliation. However, there was one man in the XI who nearly didn't get to bat: Kedar Jadhav . "If he wants to establish himself in the side, should he be the No. Read More »

McCutchen, Cole lead Pirates past Brewers 8-1


The only blemish on his night was a solo homer off the bat of Travis Shaw in the second inning. He surrendered four hits and a walk while fanning three batters in the ballgame. It's past the middle of June and the Milwaukee Brewers still are in first place in the National League Central, thanks to a powerful offense and a surprising pitching staff. Read More »

Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Aegon Championships — ATP Queen's

Exhausted after notching a 10th French Open victory, Nadal told Aegon Championships organisers he had been advised by doctors to rest. Days after lifting a historic 10th French Open title, tennis star Rafael Nadal has announced that as a result of the gruelling clay-court season, he will not be playing at Queens this year. Read More »

Harbhajan puts onus on bowlers for CT loss


Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said he was proud of his team after they thumped India at the Oval on Sunday to win the 2017 Champions Trophy . Pakistan had come into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team and lost heavily to India in their opening group match but they beat South Africa and Sri Lanka to make the semi-finals where they knocked out hosts England. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho face tax fraud claims

Ronaldo, who has been summoned to appear in court on July 31, has denied any wrongdoing. The Portuguese manager is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. Not I nor anyone at Madrid is contemplating that Cristiano could leave the club. Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid looked guaranteed after lifting his third Champions League title with the club earlier this month , the Portugal worldwide scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Juventus. Read More »

Faf du Plessis Takes Responsibility of South Africa Loss

Having lost the toss and being put in to bat, South Africa started slowly before a spell of eight wickets for 51 runs put them on the back foot as a trio of run-outs cost them dear. And then two or three balls later, obviously a miscommunication, and then Dave came down and ran. The victor of this match will go to the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy . Read More »

Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Agreement

Cooper said. "Nobody can stay on the sidelines". He repeatedly told me, "We need to get that fact out". North Korea has in principle committed to fighting climate change and is a signatory of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change . Read More »

Santos says that Portugal's results speak for themselves

Portugal will probably need performances more befitting a man-of-the-match gong from Ronaldo if they are going to win this competition; they will also be praying that the rumbling narrative from Spain eases up a little over the next fortnight. Read More »

Leipzig signs Portuguese winger Bruma from Galatasaray


Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick says, " Bruma fits perfectly in our game with his footballing and physical capabilities. He is quick, strong technically and he has an attacking mindset". The Portugal under-21 worldwide moved to Turkey in 2013 after coming through the ranks at Sporting Lisbon and scored 11 goals in 30 Turkish Super Lig appearances last season. Read More »

Huddersfield want permanent deal for Chelsea youngster Brown


The Daily Mail believe that Brown impressed the newly-promoted side during his loan spell with them last season, and they may well be set to fork out as much as £8.5M in order to secure his services on a permanent basis. Instead of accepting a new deal though, he is poised to make the move to west Yorkshire and join Huddersfield for their first appearance in the top flight since 1972. Read More »

Team India will surely make a comeback: Pakistan captain's uncle

With rookie opener Fakhar Zaman hitting a maiden hundred and left-arm pacer bowling a heart-stopping new-ball spell, Pakistan just shrugged aside the Indians to win their first ever Champions Trophy title. "All credit goes to my bowlers, Muhammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, they bowled really well". I am sorry over-advertise it and even if some people by mistake forget who is playing whom this Sunday in CT finals, then these advertisements will take care to pass ... Read More »

Three share top spot after 2 rounds at St. Jude Classic

Berger, 24, is the fourth repeat victor at St. Jude and the first since David Toms did it in 2003 and '04. He missed a 15-foot birdie putt on No. 18 that would have given him sole possession of the lead. Phil Mickelson briefly had a share of the lead but had triple bogey on No. 12, including a shot into the water. Schwartzel looks back on track after a brief lull following his third-place finish in the Masters. Read More »

Peter O'Mahony to captain the Lions against Maori All Blacks


When asked how to combat the New Zealanders' bid to shift scrum perception in their favour, Gatland said the Lions should just keep calm and carry on. "Johnny continues to need some more rugby and we're building him towards that", Gatland said at the team announcement press conference when the full extent of Farrell's issue was not in the public domain. Read More »