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Rangers' Beltre notches 3000th career hit


Beltre, in his 20th big league season, had nine hits in the first four games of the homestand before Saturday night. Beltre's signed through 2018 with Texas, and he's hit 454 career home runs and counting. Beltre is now tied for 30th place on the hits list with Roberto Clemente. It was Beltre's 605th career double, matching Paul Molitor for 14th all-time. Read More »

Ricciardo fastest in Hungary F1 practice


The Australian finished 0.234 seconds faster than Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen with Lewis Hamilton third in the order. Ricciardo was furious: "Was that who I think it was?" The team-to-car radio had also been faulty, making communication hard throughout the race. Read More »

Ravens owner says 'pray for us' as team debates signing Kaepernick


Speaking alongside National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell at a fan forum before the Ravens' open practice Sunday night at M&T Bank Stadium, team officials acknowledged the team has had direct discussions with Kaepnerick, but they still haven't made a decision whether they will sign him or not. Read More »

Danilo Gallinari fractured his hand punching an opponent during Eurobasket


The Clippers had a very busy offseason, not only acquiring Gallinari from Denver, but trading superstar point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets and re-signing Blake Griffin to a long-term deal. As if getting into a fight in a friendly wasn't too over the top, a hospital visit was also needed because of the punch. After some initial pushing, Gallinari reared back and clocked Kok in the face with a hard right hand. Read More »

Chris Christie Confronts Man Who Said He 'Sucks'


It's unclear what else was said during the conversation, or what led Christie to approach the fan. The full context of the conversation is unclear and we're left only with Christie telling the fan that he is a "big shot" with vast sarcasm before departing. Read More »

Infield mixup, Gardner homer lead Yanks over Rays 6-5 in 11


On an 0-1 pitch, Gardner grounded a ball past the Tampa Bay infield to score the winning run. "He's the heart and soul", CC Sabathia said of Gardner. Cron hit a two-run homer for Los Angeles. Tampa was led at the plate by Steven Souza Jr . Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman threw 19 pitches in two innings Thursday night, his longest outing since Game 5 of the World Series for the Cubs a year ago. Read More »

Arsenal club doctors visited Alexis Sanchez to verify sickness claims


Arsenal , not poor by any stretch, took Alexandre Lacazette, 26, from Lyon for £56m to set a club record transfer fee; grabbing Lemar will set a new record for one player and summer spend . "The players were thinking 'what's going on and what's happening?', so it creates uncertainty because it's a global policy". "We don't speak about how our negotiations go. Read More »

West Brom in move for Barcelona defender


Sky Sports now report that West Brom are interested in signing Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen , as they look to bring him back to the Premier League this summer. And that seems to have alerted Pulis, who no doubt feels Vermaelen would be the ideal acquisition given that he has plenty of experience of playing in England having made 150 appearances for the Gunners in a five-year spell at the Emirates Stadium. Read More »

Arsenal boss Wenger expects total commitment from Alexis even if deal unsigned

Sanchez's post on Instagram , which included an image of the former Barcelona forward with his dog and the caption "sick" came just hours after his belated return to the north London club was confirmed by Wenger on Thursday [27 July]. "I think the players who have one year on their contract have to respect their contract and play under it", he said. "If he decides to go, we'll wait for him with open arms at City", Bravo told 24 Horas , as quoted by Four Four Two , who were together ... Read More »

Arsenal vs Benfica: Wenger speaks on Alexis Sanchez's sickness, Lemar's transfer

Hours after Wenger confirmed that Sanchez was due back in training with Arsenal on Sunday the Chilean forward, who had been given extra time off to recover after the Confederations Cup, posted on Instagram that he had the flu . "The performance on the day doesn't depend on the length of contract. If that was true we would sign everyone for 20 years". Overall those are the main injuries we have. Read More »

Vikings extend contract of CB Xavier Rhodes


Rhodes, 27, will be under contract with the Vikings until he his 34 (if he plays the full six years). Now, he's about to be handsomely rewarded... Rhodes, 27, becomes the third-highest-paid cornerback in the National Football League in terms of per-year salary behind Trumaine Johnson of the Los Angeles Rams and Josh Norman of the Washington Redskins. Read More »

Inter Milan beat Chelsea, but own goal steals show


Inter midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia scored what has been described as the best own goal in history during his side's International Champions Cup clash with Chelsea . Even though Courtois saved the penalty, Jovetic was quick to tap in the rebound home. The moment of the match came in the 74th-minute when Kondogbia looked to pass back to his goalkeeper from midway inside his own half, only to lob Daniele Padelli with an inch-perfect "shot" that nestled in the back of the net. Read More »

Wenger: Sanchez Has Flu, To Return On Tuesday

We were in touch with him and his doctor. Sanchez's future has been the source of speculation all summer long as he has refused to sign a new Arsenal contract, and his claim to be ill was met with skepticism from some who wondered if it was a tactic to force a move away from the club. Read More »

Madrid captain Ramos hopes PSG target Neymar leaves Barca

We will take the case to Uefa and if they ignore it, we will take it to the Swiss courts and to Brussels, and we do not rule out going to the French and Spanish courts. "The Croatian star is keen to see the Brazilian star stay at the Nou Camp". "These were four years of unfounded accusations that me, my family and the employees of my companies suffered through, in every possible way", Neymar's father said in his statement. Read More »

Hugo Lloris unsurprised by Kylian Mbappe's £160m price tag


Mbappe is reportedly the subject of a €180million bid from Madrid, while Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the 18-year-old France global. They are our most important rival but we lost our last match against Manchester City and we want to put in a strong performance. "We think he'll help us this season". Read More »

Alexis Sanchez to force a move from Arsenal to Manchester City


Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil entering the previous year of their Arsenal contracts is an "ideal" situation for the club, believes manager Arsene Wenger . Manchester City have been persistently linked with a move for the Arsenal player and it's understood Sanchez is keen on linking up with Pep Guardiola , who signed him before when at Barcelona. Read More »

Arsenal 'like' Udinese midfielder


Riso's words are encouraging for both clubs but particularly Arsenal, who sent scouts to watch him in action earlier this season, The Sun report . Jankto enjoyed an impressive campaign with Udinese in Serie A last season, scoring five goals in 29 league outings, which has led to reported interest from a host of Europe's top clubs. Read More »

Virat Kohli smashes 17th Test Century

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each as India cruised to an easy win at Galle . The photograph was captioned: "Victory tastes as good when we play FIFA #PostMatchFifaSession #Mates". After wrapping up the opening Test against Sri Lanka by a mammoth 304-run margin, Virat Kohli and his team-mates are enjoying their time in the island nation. Read More »

'Great asset' Pandya can be India's Stokes, says Kohli

Kohli, in his last Test series against Australia, had an indifferent run but was back in his element in the first Test against Sri Lanka , scoring his 17th Test hundred in only his 58th match. He got 50 quickly and that saves you time as well. Hardik Pandya and the x-factor: When you play away from home, (you need that) one guy gives you a lot of balance and Hardik can be that guy. Read More »

Neymar in Barca training bust-up as exit rumours continue

As mentioned, Messi has helped Neymar grow to becoming the player he is today. Suarez's feedback, meanwhile, was perhaps the most direct. Our friends at Football Whispers round up the latest transfer news from the European papers as rumours of Neymar leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain continue to circulate. Read More »

Seahawks rookie Malik McDowell's season is in jeopardy after accident

The team has released an official statement saying that McDowell was injured in a "vehicular accident", and is now receiving treatment in MI. NFL Network's James Palmer reported it was an ATV accident that happened 10-14 days ago. McDowell was the Seahawks' second-round pick, their first overall in this year's draft. The Seattle Seahawks' top draft pick isn't in training camp yet after being involved in a "vehicular acident" recently, a team spokesperson said, and reports indicate he ... Read More »

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta: I'd rather have Neymar than €222m

During his side's last training, the Brazilian was involved in an angry training ground confrontation against Semedo and it was caught on camera. He then angrily kicks out at a nearby ball and looks to leave the training pitch. Other media outlets have also reported that the trade is virtually a done-deal. Sky Source News' source goes on to report. Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has stressed that Neymar is not for sale. Read More »

Wenger adamant Arsenal 'remain active' in market inflated by Neymar and Mbappe


But even if he is again selected in a defensive role, that is not where Wenger sees the London-born youngster playing in the future - although he is pleased that the player is being educated. "We don't speak about how the negotiations go", he said when asked about the France global. First by improving the players you have and the way you play and secondly by bringing in players from outside. Read More »

Shehbaz Sharif to succeed brother as Pakistan prime minister


PML-N leader Khawaja Asif will most likely be the interim Prime Minister. Shahbaz Sharif, who is the incumbent chief minister in Pakistan's most populous Punjab province, has a vast experience in internal and external affairs because of his long involvement in government affairs. Read More »