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Asela Gunaratne ruled out of remainder of Test series

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For the Tests against India , the Sri Lankans have former cricketers Chaminda Vaas and Hashan Tillakaratne as bowling and batting coaches respectively. Ashwin needs 25 more to reach 300 in Tests, a milestone achieved by only four other Indians. India should comfortably win this. "He's a quality bowler ". Read More »

Nice reject Swansea's bid for Jean Micheal Seri

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Premier League side Swansea have had a €17m offer for OGC Nice central midfielder Jean-Michaël Seri rejected, according to L'Équipe . Nice have a private agreement to sell the Seri for a fee of €40m, but the Ligue 1 club are in no mood to lower their price for the midfielder during the summer transfer window. Read More »

Koeman confirms Barkley has no future at Everton

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I knew [this] at the end of the season. "His situation is not too hard, we made a good offer of a contract", Koeman said in a press conference. "It is not (an) Everton future any more, it is his decision, I need to respect that and then we will see what happens". Read More »

Dream come true for Chinese trailblazer Li

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He earned a place at Augusta National next year for unexpectedly finishing in the top four at Royal Birkdale. 442 Number of Majors it took for someone to shoot 62. His final round of even-par 70 was a case of after the Lord Mayor's show, but Grace refused to be disappointed after his best finish in the Open , despite considering himself in contention going into the final day. Read More »

Tottenham urged to accept £40m bid for Manchester United target Eric Dier

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United have been linked to moves for defensive midfielders that will offer more balance and steel to the middle of the park, and a winger that will be a direct threat on the flanks. 23-year-old Tottenham midfielder, Eric Dier, has been touted as a potential new signing, but Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy insists on playing hardball about letting him go, as the White Hart Lane outfit hold out for £60m. Read More »

John Farrell Applauds Red Sox's Bullpen in 13-Inning Loss To Mariners

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Mookie Betts then followed with a single through the hole between third and short, the first jam for Paxton. "A lot didn't work there", said Espinosa, who was platooned at second base for the first time in his career. Moore (1-2, 5.70 ERA) said he tries to not worry about who he is facing, but he admitted with Sale on the mound, it will be hard to ignore. It was a tough assignment facing veteran Felix Hernandez in his first major league game. Read More »

Manchester City spree continues with Mendy arrival

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The France global joins Pep Guardiola's side in a £52m deal after flying out to Los Angeles to undergo a medical and join his new team-mates on their tour of America on Sunday. "For such a young player, he has a wealth of top-level experience", Begiristain said. "We will see what happens but I think it is going to be a tough year". Read More »

Vincent Kompany Says New Manchester City Signings Make Club Hungry Again

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Pep Guardiola has dismissed Gary Neville's concerns that Manchester City youngster Phil Foden is at "the wrong Manchester club" for his development. "We need these new guys to do well and help us achieve our goals ". The former Red Devil ridiculed the Citizens' inability to promote their capable academy players to first team. Read More »

Shrubsole stars as England edge India in Women's World Cup final

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We read reports talking about opener Punam Raut's cab driver father borrowing money to send her to cricket coaching, and the backstory of how captain Mithali Raj got into cricket (her dad suspected that she was lazy when she was 10 years old), and how Veda Krishnamurthy was dying to be enrolled in a cricket academy in Bangalore because she idolised Mithali Raj . Read More »

Liverpool's Lazar Markovic in talks with Fiorentina

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Turkish league champions are also interested in the 23-year-old but want Markovic on a loan deal. Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has reportedly entered negotiations with Fiorentina over a possible summer move. I like him as a person. "There will be a club out there who needs him". He has spent most of his time with Liverpool out on loan, with his latest spell away coming at Hull City last season, where he made 14 appearances and scored two goals during the latter half of the ... Read More »

Wood out, Roland-Jones to make Test debut

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Wood has claimed just one in the first two Tests and lacked the kind of cutting edge expected of a quick bowler at global level. "Woody's not 100 per cent fit, so he's going to miss out and Toby's going to come in and make his debut", Root told Sky Sports . Read More »

Barcelona : 'Intuition' tells Pique Neymar will stay with Spanish giants

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But the centre-back back said at a press conference on 25 July that it was just his "intuition" that Neymar would not be leaving Barcelona this summer. Speaking alongside Pique, Javier Mascherano, who exclusively told ESPN FC last week that Neymar is the future of the club , confirmed everyone, including Messi, has spoken with Neymar about his situation. Read More »

World records at Swimming World Champs

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Later, after King won her trial, she once again wagged her finger, then said after the race, "You know, you're shaking your finger No. 1 and you've been caught for drug cheating, I'm just not, you know, not a fan". Ledecky had to expend more effort in the 200 free, posting a time of 1:54.69 that put her ahead of such stalwarts as Australia's Emma McKeon, Italian world-record holder Federica Pellegrini and home-country favorite Katinka Hosszu heading into the final Wednesday night. Read More »

Upset Modi tells BJP MPs to attend Parliament

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He also said that officials of the revenue department will be present in the Parliament library building between 3-6 p.m. for the entire monsoon session to dispel any doubts of MPs about the GST regime. He asked them to hold 15-day long " samkalp yatra " (journey for pledge) from Independence Day so as to ensure an improved quality of life for people in all parts of the country by 2022 when the country would celebrate 75 years of freedom, Kumar said. Read More »

Bayern defeat Chelsea 3-2 in ICC Champions Cup victory

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The Spaniard came onto the field as Chelsea were chasing the game, with the scoreline at 3-1, and his boundless energy was clear to see as he won free-kicks, made lung-busting runs and contributed towards Michy Batshuayi's goal at the death. Read More »

Twins trade for Jaime Garcia

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Atlanta Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia (54) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium. "I think our players will be uplifted by it, that our people upstairs are trying to give us a better chance to get to the postseason", Twins manager Paul Molitor said, according to the Star Tribune . Read More »

Coutinho ready to join Barcelona once Liverpool accept bid

The Reds have already rejected Barcelona's first offer of around €80m (£72m ), but they are not giving up the chase and are expected to return with another offer closer to the £80m mark. 2016/17 was a season that somewhat restricted Coutinho's playing time as he missed two months of action with an ankle injury. Coutinho had an impressive campaign past year, scoring 14 goals while providing nine assists in 36 appearances in all competitions as he was an influential creative hub for the Reds ... Read More »

Cardinals recall OF prospect Harrison Bader, put Dexter Fowler on DL

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Fowler, 31, was removed from Monday's game in the top of the eighth inning following his fourth plate appearance in the game. The outfielder has consistently impressed with his bat, hitting.287 with 49 homers over 289 minor league games. The 23-year-old Bader has been tearing up Triple-A Memphis with a slash line of.297/.354/.517 with 19 dingers and 48 RBI across 381 trips to the plate. Read More »

China's Li creates British Open sensation

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The Open debutant fired a brilliant seven-under-par 63 thanks to a flawless card highlighted by four closing birdies. "I can't explain it but it means a lot", Li said. "Branden has the record, absolutely done and dusted, but (Li's) round is as good". Li Haotong crept into unexpected contention at the British Open with the round of his life on Sunday. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp didn't appreciate Jose Mourinho's prediction for next season

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Meanwhile, United defender Eric Bailly has been banned for three European matches for violent conduct and will miss next month's Uefa Super Cup clash against Real Madrid , European soccer's governing body said on Monday. "With his body he needs to be working at high intensity every day, every match, so I think he deserves that respect from us as, if you want to go, we have to make it easy for you to go". Read More »

Large Majority of Football Players in BU Brain Bank Have CTE

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But the study's lead author, Dr. Ann C. McKee , said that one of the most alarming findings is that almost one quarter of the 14 high school players in the study had CTE. Experts advise flag football over traditional tackle football for kids. Earlier this year, a pair of former 49ers made news for their concern over whether or not they have CTE. Read More »

West Ham sign striker Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen

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Mourinho will be hoping Hernandez leaves his scoring boots at home when Manchester United meet West Ham next term. The deal to sign " Chicharito " was announced last week and it has now been completed after the player arrived in London to undergo a medical at the London Independent Hospital in Stepney earlier on Monday. Read More »

Miami Dolphins sign CB Alterraun Verner, place LB Koa Misi on IR

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Verner is four seasons removed from his lone Pro Bowl appearance in 2013. Verner, released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the final year of his four-year, $25.75 million contract, hasn't quite lived up to the money he signed for but has still been a fairly steady cover man in his own right. Read More »

Eduardo Nunez traded to Boston Red Sox

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The Red Sox are evidently not stopping with Rafael Devers . Nunez was hitting.307, with four home runs, and 29 RBI in 300 at-bats this season. The Giants, who entered Tuesday night 31.5 games back of the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers , are also open to trade discussions involving pitchers Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija , according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Read More »