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Saief, Dwyer, Rolda and Rowe among US Gold Cup newcomers


We can play a number of ways, and I think all these players have a desire to play for the United States and will be working hard. Sources told ESPN FC earlier this month the 22-year-old, who is eligible to play for both the USA and Mexico, had begun the process of tying his global allegiance to the US, but he will not play a part with at the Gold Cup. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo faces tax probe over image rights

In a statement , the prosecutor's office claimed the Real Madrid star, 32, had knowingly used a "business structure" created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights. In December previous year, GestiFute published details of Ronaldo's £191m assets in response to allegations of tax evasion. The prosecutor thinks this movement was very suspicious: "Ceding image rights to (Tollin Associates) was completely unnecessary and it's only goal was to create a screen to hide ... Read More »

Sanches expects to stay at Bayern Munich


The Portugal worldwide has been linked with a move to Manchester United , which was said to be interested in signing him before he joined Bayern, while Juventus has reportedly enquired about a loan deal. The 19-year-old was not selected for the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation and is instead in action with Portugal at the Under-21 European Championship. Read More »

Air Force Thunderbird Flips Over On Landing During Air Show Practice

The pilot and his passenger, a tactical aircraft maintainer, were taken to a hospital for treatment. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds confirmed crew members were "conducting a familiarization flight" and "there was a mishap upon landing". The show begins Saturday. We will update this story once a decision has been reached on Sunday's performance or any other information becomes available. Read More »

WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 15th day


Nadal's victory made him the first man in the Open Era to win the same grand slam on 10 separate occasions, enhancing his right to the nickname of "King of Clay". Straw hats and fans were de rigueur for an expectant Court Philippe Chatrier as the final began with temperatures hovering around the 30 degrees Celcius mark - optimum conditions for Nadal's monstrous topspin game. Read More »

UFC FN 112: Kevin Lee Says Michael Chiesa is "Already Mentally Broke"


It's going to be interesting to see how Lee approaches Chiesa. Lee on every fighting for him being like a championship level fight: "For me, every fight is like a championship level fight". Not only is the headline fight taking place in the lightweight division , but Ferguson was actually matched up with Chiesa past year before the former "Ultimate Fighter" victor suffered a back injury that knocked him out of action. Read More »

Augustine RB Garland Lafrance commits to Tulane


He was offered by LSU on February 1. Tulane had just two signees from Louisiana in its 2017 recruiting class, but Lafrance and Monjarres join Donaldsonville defensive tackle Davon Wright to give the Green Wave three in-state commitments so far for the 2018 class. Read More »

Winners Of The 2017 NBA Draft

When he heard the news that he was working out for the Sixers , Fultz's first thought was about fast-food chicken sandwiches. And thus, set off a hilarious twitter thread among 2015 Kentucky Wildcats teammates, Booker, Towns, Trey Lyles and Willie Cauley-Stein. Read More »

Hamilton's latest pole position moves him 2nd all-time in F1

Making the most of a series of extraordinary incidents and interventions in an action-packed race, which included three safety vehicle interventions and a red-flagged stoppage, Ricciardo, who started 10th, roared home 3.904 seconds ahead of the rest to deliver his first win of the season. Read More »

Lakers GM Compares Lonzo Ball To These Two Super Bowl-Winning QB's


Lonzo supported his father's words and said bringing the team to the postseason is the "goal". TMZ was able to track down LaVar Ball's father at Los Angeles International Airport. "I don't know what he's going to do". On Friday, LaVar was asked about his remark. "He's his own man", Walton said. We got to work together a little bit on the court. Read More »

Boston Celtics owner Danny Ainge throws shade at Sacramento after cancelled workout

That which was considered a lock last week in the form of the Boston Celtics' possession of the No. 1 overall pick was flipped on its head when it exchanged first and third selections with the Philadelphia 76ers . Join the Chowder and Champions team! "That makes you a better person and a player dealing with adversity and how you handle it over time". Al Horford is already 31. Read More »

F1 2017: Hamilton and Mercedes imperious in Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying

Then came that incident with Vettel . Bottas' auto was left with a puncture and he crawled back to the pits for new tyres and a new nose, but emerged last. The safety vehicle played a huge role in the first third of the race, deployed three times in quick succession because of errant cars, their subsequent debris, and then a knock between the Force Indias. Read More »

Ronaldo is wanted at Real Madrid - Salgado


Last week, Mourinho came out fighting in the row with the Spanish tax authorities, claiming he paid more than €26million (£23m) between 2010-2013. They were handed 21-month jail terms which are likely to be suspended. Puskas, who also played for Real Madrid like the 32-year-old, netted 84 times for his country between 1945 and 1956. They claim that Mourinho, who took over at United a year ago, failed to declare 3.3 million euros ($3.7m, £2.9m) during his time in the Spanish capital - 1.6 ... Read More »

Video review used to show red card to Cameroon defender


He both started the move and finished it, surging forward from midfield and playing a one-two with Julian Draxler. Germany was leading through Kerem Demirbay's 48th-minute strike when Cameroon had Sebastien Siani wrongly sent off, even after a challenge on Emre Can was reviewed by the video assistant referee . Read More »

Lewis Hamilton pips Valtteri Bottas to pole in Azerbaijan Grand Prix

But they made some fantastic changes that put us in the right direction, and we made more after the third practice session. Lewis Hamilton used this situation in the best possible way, and he was simply fantastic. He added: "It's always really important to get that banker in on the first lap and I didn't do it. Tomorrow, anyway, it could be a different story". Read More »

Markelle Fultz calls selection by Sixers 'unreal'

Fultz played just 25 games in college and said that it had been his dream to be the top pick at the National Basketball Association draft. The extra player from tonight's draft is expected to complete its package to acquire Paul George of Indiana Pacers in exchange for the number 27 and 28 picks. Read More »

Moon says sports can create peace, invites N. Korea to PyeongChang Olympics


It is the first time in almost three years that the South Korean government has provided financial assistance for North Koreans through the fund. The crossing is the third reported border defection in quick succession, with one North Korean military personnel and one civilian having crossed the North-South dividing line separately on June 13 and June 18. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton preparing for tough weekend in Baku

American pop group Black Eyed Peas and singer Nicole Scherzinger are both performing here on Saturday night. And unsurprisingly it was the former who Hamilton enjoyed a lunch date with in the moments before his extraordinary lap. "It was a great lap", Hamilton said. "It was do-or-die and if there was ever a time of needing to be ideal that was the time ", Hamilton added. Read More »

British and Irish Lions team to face Waikato Chiefs


We've raised it with the referees already", Gatland said. Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payne slot into the midfield, suggesting two of Ben Te'o, Jonathan Joseph and Jonathan Davies will start on Saturday. "I understand the concerns but as I've said it's all about the Test series, it's all about us doing that for the best opportunity for the first Test". Read More »

Hamilton takes pole for Azerbaijan GP in Mercedes 1-2

Just as in Canada a fortnight previously, Hamilton made it count when it mattered most to finish almost half-a-second clear of his team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes locked out the front row for the second time in as many races. Formula One returns this weekend and is back in Europe at the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan, where Lewis Hamilton will look to gain on championship leader Sebastian Vettel . Read More »

#3 - Jayson Tatum - Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum worked out for the 76ers, after all. Duke's Jayson Tatum answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Boston Celtics as the third pick overall during the NBA Draft on Thursday. Boston had even more intel on Tatum thanks to the fact that Duke grad Pagliuca's son Nick played with Tatum at Duke. Jackson also spoke on the misdemeanor charge of criminal property damage in relation to a December incident in which he allegedly kicked a auto being ... Read More »

Bulls hit reset button with Butler trade; Fultz is no. 1

The T-Wolves also received draft rights to 16th pick Justin Patton of Creighton, while the Bulls beefed up their roster by getting promising Zach LaVine , Kris Dunn and the rights to Arizona's Lauri Markkanen of Finland , the seventh player taken. Read More »

Man Utd try to tempt Nainggolan


United's offer is well over double that of the midfielder's current €3m-a-year salary and even exceeds the new €4m-a-year deal which has been offered by Roma this month. The 29-year-old, who scored 15 goals from midfield for the Serie A side last season, would reportedly prefer a move to Man United if he ended up leaving the Stadio della Roma this summer. Read More »