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Stephen Strasburg exits start after 2 innings with apparent injury

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Before departing, the right-hander had issued three walks and allowed a hit while striking out two in two scoreless innings. His velocity was normal, but command was way off. Strasburg is 10-3 with a 3.25 ERA this season. The Nationals scored four runs in the first inning off Robbie Ray and led 5-0 when Strasburg departed. Read More »

Red Sox call up top prospect Rafael Devers from Triple-A

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In 86 games between Double-A Portland and Triple-A this season, Devers is hitting.311 with a.955 OPS, 20 doubles and 20 homers. In eight games with Pawtucket, Devers hit.355/.412/.581 with two home runs and four RBI. He was designated for assignment by Boston on July 14. Boston was rumored to be seeking veteran third baseman Todd Frazier in a trade with from the Chicago White Sox, but he was dealt to the New York Yankees last week. Read More »

Chelsea still want to sign 26-year-old Brazilian, claims insider

The 26-year-old has joined City on a five-year contract and will immediately link up with Pep Guardiola's squad in the United States , where he may make his City debut in the International Champions Cup. The Blues are thought to be on the lookout for further reinforcements at right-back as Antonio Conte prepares for his second season in charge at the west London club. Read More »

Jose Mourinho guarantees David De Gea is staying with Manchester United

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But Mourinho revealed that the European champions withdrew from negotiations after deciding not to take up the opportunity to sign the Spaniard, whom they had initially tried and failed to buy in 2015. "I think it was clear that Bale likes Madrid, likes the challenge, likes the situation". He is a goalkeeper who can give you points. "So we opened it and then they made a decision to close it". Read More »

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane confirms Danilo has left squad

City are reported to have paid Real £27m (S$48m) for the South American. City beat competition from Chelsea for the Brazil worldwide and the club are also confident of securing the services of another full-back in Monaco's Benjamin Mendy, with confirmation of his imminent arrival expected in the coming days. Read More »

Record-breaking Branden Grace suddenly in line for Open glory

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He is just so in command with his chipping and putting, as good as anyone who has ever played the game. All of a sudden, with the wind blowing the way it did on Friday, even though the players are hitting shorter clubs into the greens, the ball is in the air longer and it gets affected by the elements. Read More »

Man City complete Danilo signing from Real Madrid on five-year deal

United's decision to not sell Martial has seen them lose out on Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic and same could happen with Verratti unless Ed Woodward can convince the Ligue 1 side to accept United's £50million bid. "So we open it and then we decide to close and I think the feeling from him is very good". "The club was closed, but when a player has a desire to go, I don't stop them". Read More »

Manchester United v Real Madrid: International Champions Cup

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Fosu-Mensah is now on United's pre-season tour of the United States and has featured in all three games so far against LA Galaxy , Real Salt Lake and Manchester City . Manchester United have also sold club captain Wayne Rooney and Belgian forward Adnan Januzaj, but De Gea remains a Red Devils player despite being linked with Real Madrid . Read More »

Victor Moses shines as Chelsea whip Arsenal in Beijing

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Just two minutes later, Premier League Player of the Year N'Golo Kante took the ball inside Arsenal's half and fed it to Batshuayi , who beat Ospina with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box. Pre-season games are becoming less and less about getting prepared for the upcoming season and more about commercialisation, with Premier League teams jetting across the world in an attempt to break into new global markets. Read More »

Bid for Oxlade-Chamberlain expected within 48h

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Chelsea will this week step up their interest in signing Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but can expect a battle from Manchester City . "There is no speculation - no matter what happens, he will stay". It will be a major blow for Arsenal and Wenger to lose Oxlade-Chamberlain in itself, but to see the England global join a direct rival would certainly make it worse. Read More »

Arsenal suffer first defeat of pre-season against Chelsea

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Arsenal failed to impress fans as they did not have a strong showcase against the German champions. The goal soon arrived though as Mertesacker dived in, allowing Batshuayi to spin him on the halfway line before feeding Willian. However, last season was perhaps a step in the right direction for the English worldwide as he featured in a total of 45 appearances for Arsenal , with 6 goals and 11 assists to show for his efforts, albeit in varied positions and mostly from the bench. Read More »

Chelsea a step ahead of Arsenal

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Boga is now a Chelsea player once more and is touring the far east with the rest of Conte's group. The goal soon arrived though as Mertesacker dived in, allowing Batshuayi to spin him on the halfway line before feeding Willian . They certainly seemed to be fired up for this match as Chelsea came straight out of the blocks and played at a very high tempo throughout the first half. Read More »

Kluber Starts Sunday For Indians As Series Sweep On Horizon

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Brantley's home run was his first since April 30, a span of 54 games. The Progressive Field grounds crew put the tarp on the field while Cleveland's players were still celebrating the victory. In his last start, Kluber went 7 1/3 IP, allowed 3 runs with 12 strikeouts. The Blue Jays have lost three times on walk-off hits during their 10-game road trip that ends Sunday. Read More »

West Brom to make £10million bid for Man United defender

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Heading the list of potential departures has been English global Chris Smalling , who is said to be behind Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo in the centre-back pecking order in Manchester. Leicester, Stoke and Crystal Palace are also believed to be interested in Smalling but the report claims that West Brom remain the favourites to land the centre-back. Read More »

Astros' Moran taken to hospital with facial injury

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Moran dropped to the ground and trainers rushed out to apply towels to his face. The cart came out and they loaded him on it carefully before he was taken to a Baltimore hospital. Moran was 1-for-2 Saturday and was replaced in the at-bat by Marwin Gonzalez, who proceeded to launch a three-run home run off O'Day to get a 6-4 lead. Read More »

Wayward McIlroy rues missed chances at British Open

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Three years have passed since McIlroy claimed the last of his four major titles to date, but he is determined to stay positive. And finishing on five under was hardly a disaster, having begun on Thursday with six holes that yielded five bogeys. Read More »

Carmelo Anthony would reportedly waive $8 million trade kicker for Rockets

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Despite Jackson's dismissal, Anthony still seems to want out. Carmelo Anthony appears to have his mind made up about wanting to be traded to the Houston Rockets , and he is willing to pass on $8 million to make it happen. It's become clear more than anything this summer that Anthony does not see returning to NY as an option. While waiving the trade kicker would help matters, Anthony's $26.2 million still presents challenges. Read More »

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw pulled after two innings with lower back tightness

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Kershaw was replaced by pinch-hitter Trayce Thompson when his turn to bat came up in the bottom of the inning. Right-hander Ross Stripling took the mound in the third. The prized left-hander has surrendered more than four runs once this season, when he was tagged for six on as many hits against the Mets. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Dodgers are -400 money line favorites versus the Braves, who have odds of +300 to pull off the massive upset in L.A. Read More »

"Trapped" Bernard Tomic Admits He's Only Playing Tennis For Cold Hard Cash

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Bernard Tomic says he was offered millions of dollars to play tennis for other countries and remains amazed he's done so well at the sport given how little effort he sometimes puts in. Is that understandable, coming from someone who grew up without lots of money? He's not that nice guy. He denied it, saying he had still achieved huge wealth - though at a price. Read More »

Minnesota Twins Trade For Jaime Garcia Falls Through

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The Dodgers' 67-31 mark is their best through 98 games since the Brooklyn Dodgers were 69-29 in 1942. The metrics in the outfield with what he's done (show) he continues to get better. I looked at it. I think you'll probably see the wiggle from Yasmani (Grandal's) fingers more often than it has been in the past. "It's a quick play". Read More »

How Chris Froome and Team Sky Overwhelmed the Tour de France

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Froome lost the leader's yellow jersey in the Pyrenees midway through this year's Tour, but he reclaimed it on stage 14, using strong team tactics and a final sprint that took advantage of a splintered peloton. Froome shrugged off the jeers of the French crowd on Saturday when he all-but-guaranteed his victory with a powerful time-trial display . Colombian Rigoberto Uran finished second overall, 54 seconds behind, and France's Romain Bardet, runner-up a year ago, was third, 2:20 off the ... Read More »

Amazing Grace hits first 62 in a major at The Open

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Open . Jordan Spieth led at the halfway stage at six-under and he quickly improved to -7 for the championship with a birdie at the 3rd. After a steady start to his round, with a string of seven pars, Li slipped into gear from the eighth hole, picking up shots on seven of the last 11 holes to post a 63, seven under par - the lowest return in the field in the final round. Read More »

Pirates place Polanco on 10-day DL

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For the rest of the season, Jaso is projected for 4 home runs 16 RBI, and a.248 batting average, by our models. Manager Clint Hurdle has several options to fill the gap in right-field, including John Jaso, Adam Frazier, and All-Star utility man Josh Harrison. Read More »