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Thomas Lemar to Arsenal: Monaco star on the verge of signing - bookies

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The AS Monaco wide player has been strongly linked with Arsenal this summer, with Arsene Wenger's side making a series of unsuccessful bids for the player. Nice finished third in Ligue 1 last season behind champions Monaco and runners-up Paris Saint-Germain, and they are therefore required to go through qualifying to make the Champions League proper. Read More »

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp targeting Premier League title

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is reported to have told the club of his decision to leave for Barcelona who he has been linked with all summerLiverpool have not won any trophy since their 2012 Carling Cup win in 2012. Coutinho has evolved to become arguably Liverpool's most valuable star since arriving at the club from Inter Milan in January 2013, but Messi appears to feel his side have the allure to tempt another Brazilian to Catalonia. Read More »

Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady tops the National Football League merchandise sales list

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Fans bought more Tom Brady merchandise than any other player from March to May, according to numbers released Tuesday by the NFL Players Inc ., the licensing and marketing arm of the NFL Players Association. So the NFLPA wisely has been persistently couching the issue as a matter of player health and safety, forcing the league either to follow suit or risk being perceived as not caring about player health and safety. Read More »

Chase Headley leads New York Yankees past Detroit Tigers

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As the Yankees look to fortify their rotation from the outside, Severino continues to provide ace-like performances while going 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA over his last four starts. Headley got the Yankees on the board with his game-tying two-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning off Tigers starter Michael Fulmer . Detroit took a 1-0 lead with two outs in the fourth when Mahtook singled and took second on left fielder Clint Frazier's fielding error. Read More »

Kelechi Iheanacho to have Leicester medical ahead of Man City move

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Galeano claims to have become Iheanacho's agent in 2013 after signing a "representative agreement", and additionally claimed that Zanicky never used his name as an alias. Iheanacho and Eleven Management for two years have been in a legal tussle over contractual issues. Iheanacho is said to have met his agent during Manchester City's pre-season tour of the United States in the summer of 2014. Read More »

Ferrari set to confirm Vettel, Kimi at Monza

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As for the decision to hand third place back to Valtteri Bottas in Hungary, a move that cost him three championship points, Hamilton believes he can yet win this year's world title. The Ferrari president was more coy answering questions about hiring Hamilton in future, though. "Ending his career with Ferrari would be a privilege, but until now we did not go very far with Lewis", he said. Read More »

Michael Jordan Responds to LaVar Ball

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I think the kid is really good. During several of his egotistical rants, Ball has claimed he could beat Michael Jordan in his prime, hold him to two points , beat him and LeBron with LaMelo - take your pick. At an event in California on Monday, Jordan was asked to respond to Ball saying he could "kill" M.J.in a game of one-on-one back in the day. And this gem: "I would just back him in and lift him off the ground and call a foul every time he fouls me when I do a jump hook to the ... Read More »

Kam Chancellor and Seahawks agree to three-year extension

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The extension comes two years and one day after Chancellor began a hold out in search of a new contract in which he ultimately missed the first two games of the 2015 season before returning without getting a new deal. Earl Thomas and Chancellor are arguably the most important pieces in Seattle's defense. "As long as the wheels let me", Chancellor said . "I really don't like to put no negative thoughts in my head", Chancellor said Monday. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo appears in court on tax fraud charges

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The Spanish anti-corruption prosecutor accused the Portugal global of creating a corporate structure to defraud 14.7 million euros ($17.25m) in a "conscious and voluntary" manner. However, Messi was only accused of evading €4.1 million in tax, much less than Ronaldo. Spanish judicial authorities now have to decide whether the investigation goes to trial. Read More »

UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley issues a furious ultimatum to Dana White

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Again, the crowd was not impressed, and they yelled "Boring" in the fifth round. Earlier this year, Woodley faced a similar challenge in unorthodox striker Stephen Thompson. Maia did as he was told and finally opted for some punches. "When he said that I was like oh right fair enough". He hit me with a couple left hands, which surprised me. Read More »

India's Deaflympics Athletes Refuse to Leave Airport After Cold Welcome on Arrival

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However, the players, who happen to be hearing-impaired, got extremely disappointed when they found out that nobody either from the Sports Authority of India (SAI) or the sports ministry were present at the airport to receive them. Apparently, the athletes also wanted to speak to sports minister Vijay Goel, to apprise him of the situation. Wrestler Virender Singh won the sole gold medal for India in the 74kg freestyle event while 16-year-old golfer Diksha Dagar won a silver medal. Read More »

Injury forces Harmanpreet Kaur out of Women's Super League

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According to the report, an MRI scan has confirmed that India's vice-captain has a shoulder-tear. Last year, Harmanpreet became the first Indian player - male or female - to sign a contract with a foreign T20 league after the Women's Big Bash League franchise Sydney Thunder had signed her up ahead of the second season. Read More »

Sadio Mane linked to Liverpool exit

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Di Maria has been linked alongside Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool and Paulo Dybala , but also Julian Draxler. However, Tottenham could provide stiff competition for the South American's signature as Mauricio Pochettino gears-up for a busy final month in the window having failed to sign a single player so far this summer. Read More »

Diego Costa 'to miss Chelsea training to complete move away'

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With the arrival of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid last month, and the BBC reporting that Conte has no intention to use him this term, it appears that there is no future for Diego Costa at Chelsea . " Diego Costa? He is not our player, he is Chelsea's ". As the players return to Cobham today to continue their preparations for the upcoming 2017-18 season, one, formerly key member of the squad who will continue to be absent, with permission. Read More »

Liverpool are focused on winning the Premier League -Klopp

Chelsea were the last English winners in 2012, but with a possible five participants this season Ancelotti is predicting better things. "It's all good, otherwise we could not be fourth last season and we would not be this good as a team", he added, continuing to talk about his support staff the way most would the players. Read More »

Interim Pak PM candidate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi rubbishes illegal wealth possession claims

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Pakistan's lawmakers are all set to elect a new prime minister today to replace ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, with the ruling party stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expected to become interim leader. Sharif resigned on Friday, shortly after the top court ruled that he face corruption charges over concealing assets - specifically that his son's Dubai-based company had listed a monthly salary for him. Read More »

Man knocks out valet with single punch during dispute

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In a phone interview with NBC 6 Friday, Kiernan said the dispute was over the charge for a vehicle belonging to someone who he was hosting at the hotel. I understand how on highly publicized incidents such as this one, patience with law enforcement during the investigative process is in short supply, but we are obligated to conduct a thorough and objective investigation". Read More »

Dani Alves talks up Neymar to Paris Saint Germain switch

I am going to be sharing my own personal experiences here with Chinese fans", Neymar wrote. Neymar has been called to the training, the club source said, although Spanish sports media doubt he will show up. Should PSG bid, and then pay, the 222 million euros needed to prise Neymar from the Catalan capital, they would struggle to meet Uefa's financial fair play conditions that limit a team to losses of no more than 30 million euros over a three-year cycle. Read More »

Los Angeles reaches deal to host 2028 Summer Olympics

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The L.A. City Council will hold an ad-hoc meeting on Friday to discuss accepting the deal, said spokeswoman Caolinn Mejza. A formal announcement about which city will host and when had not been expected until September, when the International Olympic Committee was scheduled to meet in Lima, Peru. Read More »

Britton expects Sigurdsson to join Everton

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According to the Daily Mail , Sigurdsson is keen for a move to be pushed through so he can link up with Ronald Koeman's side with the new Premier League season fast approaching, however Swansea are delaying any potential transfer by holding out for a £50m fee. Read More »

Tyron Woodley Demands Public Apology From Dana White

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In fact, the fight was the combat sports equivalent of watching paint dry for the better part of five rounds. "You ask fans if they want to see Woodley fight again", White said. "They know what I'm referring to". "I'm owed a public apology". White was so underwhelmed with Woodley's decision win over Demian Maia that he led the media know post-fight that Woodley would no longer be getting the chance to fight returning superstar Georges St-Pierre next, saying that middleweight champion ... Read More »

Man United in discussions with Tinder over £12m-a-year sleeve sponsorship

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The deal is believed to be worth £12million to United, a figure far in excess of what other clubs have charged for the sleeve space. Premiership football clubs are now allowed to have sponsorship on their shirt sleeves as well as on the chest area of the shirt, and the Daily Mail reports that the Europa League champions have been offered £12mln by the Silicon Valley software developer. Read More »