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Schooling misses out on medal for 50m butterfly


He had done the same at the Rio Olympics en route to winning the 100m fly gold. He said in the mixed zone: "I thought it was good, pretty solid, two best times, a little long in the finish, really long, after I took that last stroke, I didn't really know where I was going to be". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Lionel Messi and Neymar push me to be the best


The former United star also won the inaugural Best FIFA Men's Player award after winning both the Champions League and the European Championships with Portugal past year. "You know you can never lose focus because others will overtake you". It's my motivation: "to be better than them, year after year". Ronaldo, who's Real Madrid's all-time leading goal scorer having registered 406 goals in 394 matches, couldn't help Portugal win this summer's Confederations Cup being held in Russian ... Read More »

Melo 'focused on' Rockets move, despite Irving trade rumours


With reigning MVP Russell Westbrook coming off a historic season, he has been paired up with All-Star guard Paul George, who was traded from the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. The Knicks do not see the 29-year-old as a fit as they look to build around Kristaps Porzingis and a young core. Mills also ruled out a buyout of Anthony's contract, which has two years and about $54 million remaining. Read More »

Turkish side Antalyaspor 'make enquiry' for Arsenal's Jack Wilshere


Italian side Sampdoria have been linked with a move but Antalyaspor , who finished 5th in the Super Lig last season and include Cameroonian great Samuel Eto'o among their ranks, are the first side to formally declare an interest. Newcastle, West Ham and Swansea are all believed to be interested in the England worldwide, who largely did well in the 25 appearances he made for the Cherries last season. Read More »

Crystal Palace confirm Riedewald signing


Crystal Palace have announced that they have completed the signing of Ajax defender Jairo Riedewald . Riedewald has three Netherlands caps to his name but was unable to nail down a regular starting spot under Peter Bosz at Ajax last season, having missed a chunk of the 2015-16 campaign with a broken ankle. Read More »

Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy open as favorites to win PGA Championship


Spieth ought to be favored to claim next month's PGA Championship after outlasting Matt Kuchar by three strokes, 12-under to 9-under, in The Open finale. He won by three shots - the same margin he started the day with - after a final round 1-under 69. Sadly, Hogan was denied a shot at winning all four majors in one year, due to mandatory Open qualifying clashing with that year's US PGA Championship . Read More »

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly handed three-match ban by UEFA


UEFA announce that they have handed a three-match ban to Manchester United's Eric Bailly after his dismissal in the Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo. The 23-year-old appeared to shove Celta Vigo's Facundo Roncaglia during the closing stages of Manchester United's 1-1 draw with the Spanish outfit at Old Trafford. Read More »

Adam Peaty retains 100m breaststroke title at World Aquatics Championships


This leaves just the 50m breaststroke on Van der Burgh's schedule - an event in which he has won a medal at the last five World Championships, including two overall victories. He has twice lowered it since - once in the heats and again in the final - en route and set a new mark of 57.13secs in winning the 2016 Olympic title. Read More »

Jets sign goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to 1-year deal


The 6-foot-4, 207-pound Hellebuyck was selected by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2012 National Hockey League draft. He has accumulated a 39-30-5 record over 82 career games. They signed unrestricted free agent goalie Steve Mason to a two-year, $8.2 million contract July 1. Mason started 54 games for the Philadelphia Flyers last season. Read More »

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy favored to win PGA Championship


It's a big change, but it makes sense for the tournament that bills itself as the most worldwide one in golf. "The game is in much better shape than it was heading into this week". Spieth was behind by a shot after 13 holes when he went birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie to snatch the tournament away from Kuchar. What a great champion Matt Kuchar is and what a class act. Read More »

Expect Teddy Bridgewater to start camp on PUP list, Mike Zimmer says


That means he wouldn't count against the team's eventual 53-man roster and would need to sit out at least the opening six weeks of the season. "I'm excited to be here". The switch also gives players coming from other squad's a chance to familiarize themselves with a new system. And Minnesota's hoping those draft picks and off-season acquisitions help the Vikings win a Super Bowl this season. Read More »

Pedro returns home after concussion in Arsenal win


I hoped it would be only concussion. Chelsea winger Pedro is to travel back to the United Kingdom from their pre-season tour of Asia after suffering a concussion against Arsenal . Pedro had to be substituted during the victory over Arsenal . Goals from Willian and Michy Batshuayi put the Premier League champions two up before half-time against a rusty Arsenal side before the Belgium global doubled his tally with an exquisite strike from the edge of the box. Read More »

Athletes Go Wild For Jordan Spieth's Final Round at Open Championship


In the past year, he has earned both an Olympic bronze medal and The Open's Silver Salver as runner up. "I knew I was playing well and I was just in the zone". Spieth prompted memories of his Masters meltdown a year ago when, after starting his round with a three-shot lead over his fellow American, bogeyed three of the first four holes and found himself trailing by one after a remarkable bogey at the 13th, where he was forced to take a penalty drop on the driving range after a woeful drive. Read More »

Jerry Jones dismisses allegations from Ezekiel Elliott's accuser


More accurately, it's clear Jones believes Elliott. "If guys make mistakes, coaches make mistakes, players make mistakes we address them.We address them relative to standards that we have", said Jason Garrett, Cowboys Head Coach. Even if he is not charged by police, the growing list of off-field incidents could lead to the NFL to suspending Elliott under the league's personal conduct policy. Read More »

Chelsea's Pedro leaves pre-season tour after suffering concussion

Conte, speaking at a news conference ahead of Chelsea's clash with German champions Bayern Munich in Singapore, said the Spain global had suffered multiple fractures. But Conte doesn't blame Ospina. I was a player and I know these type of accidents can happen. Pedro was smashed into by Ospina as the pair chased a ball over the top. Read More »

Derrick Rose 'leaning toward' signing with Cavs


ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported the two were in " serious talks " last week. He didn't play poorly, but the situation was less than ideal and Rose's weaknesses were exposed more than ever before. Three-time National Basketball Association champion and certified Hall of Famer LeBron James will not waive his no-trade clause during the 2017-18 season. Read More »

JLT report shows how much injuries costs the Premier League

Champions Chelsea had 21 injuries, costing the team £6.63 million in salaries. Relegated side Sunderland sustained 58 injuries - the highest of the 20 Premiership soccer teams, with at least three players unavailable for every match day of the 2016-17 season. Read More »

Earnhardt set for NBC role


Earnhardt is now 22nd in the standings, and a playoff berth is unlikely unless he manages to win a race prior to the start of the Chase. Earnhardt will continue as co-owner of JR Motorsports, a multi-car Xfinity Series team, and still have a relationship with his current Cup Series team, Hendrick Motorsports, where he will help mentor Alex Bowman, who replaces Earnhardt as driver of the No. Read More »

Spieth backed to complete Grand Slam after Open win


The 23-year-old American added The Open title to his 2015 Masters and US Open crowns as he finished three shots clear of Matt Kuchar following a dramatic back nine. And I don't think that they're appropriate or necessary. "To be in that company, no doubt, is absolutely incredible", Spieth told reporters Sunday about his excitement at going for the gold in three weeks. Read More »

Storms threaten to interfere with NASCAR's Brickyard 400


Controversial because of a late yellow after a wreck in OT. Martin Truex Jr . and leader Kyle Busch were caught in the biggest wreck on the day. Hamlin will attempt to continue the momentum for JGR in Sunday's Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2:30 p.m. Read More »