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"It's Disgraceful" - Hearts Manager Blasts Brendan Rodgers After Celtic's 4-1 Win


The manner of Celtic's win sends out a warning to the rest of the league that the Hoops , who collected a treble last season as they finished the domestic campaign unbeaten, will be hard to stop as they chase a seventh successive title. So, it makes me ask about where the players are coming from? For Daly, Rodgers overstepped the mark by talking about Hearts' structure, which includes a director of football in Craig Levein, and believes he would never have dreamt of making the same ... Read More »

Liverpool's spending in summer transfer window may be done, hints Jurgen Klopp


Coutinho had earlier played the role of provider for new signing Mohamed Salah, dinking the ball on to the Egyptian's head to cancel out Islam Slimani's 12th-minute nodded opener. Add to this the need for another central midfielder - Adam Lallana is already injured while neither Emre Can and Jordan Henderson are particularly robust characters - and you're already left with two positions that desperately need addressing. Read More »

Wenger lays down the law to Sanchez?


The United manager is involved in today's transfer round-up as he considers signing a Belgian midfielder, while over in north London , Alexis Sanchez has returned to training with Arsenal . "I think it is an ideal situation". 'The frame of mind of a footballer is quite easy - once you go out into the game, you focus on that. I don't like to lose him because he's a top quality striker but we have many strikers. Read More »

Chelsea and Real Madrid could be negotiating a deal for Gareth Bale


Both teams had new managers - with Real Madrid having signed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager from Paris Saint-Germain while Barcelona had hired Tata Martino that summer. Speaking on the Sky Sports Transfer Centre, Magee said: "Their hopes of signing Ivan Perisic look increasingly hard". The second coming in the Champions League final, a game where Bale was largely ineffective throughout until it came to extra-time, where he scored the second goal to give Madrid the lead before they ... Read More »

Team World beats Team Africa in NBA Africa Game


For Team World, Kyle Lowry led the way with 18 points, Courtney Lee had 13, Kristaps Porzingis 12 and DeMarcus Cousins almost missed a double-double with nine points and 10 boards. Team Africa's Dennis Schroder‚ the Atlanta Hawks point guard‚ caught Team World's last line of defence napping in the second quarter following a magnificent move by Congolese Orlando Magic star Bismack Biyombo to level the score to at 37-37 by halfway. Read More »

Fans hail Neymar as PSG stroll to opening win


The statement added that the decision was made after the approval of television channels set to broadcast the match . The Brazil global joined PSG in a world-record £199million move this week, joining from Barcelona in what is being dubbed by many as the deal of the century. Read More »

Athletics' Matt Joyce Accused Of Using Gay Slur Toward Fan During Game


The argument took place during the eighth inning during the game against the Los Angeles Angels, after first baseman CJ Cron stopped Joyce's hard-hit grounder. I obviously said some words that should never be said. "I really hope the people out there can find it in their heart to forgive me and not to be too quick to judge me on one incident". Read More »

Wenger warns Alexis: I don't have to sell

In theory, this points to a deep squad brimming with quality and competition for places. "The board back me 100 per cent to make the decisions on the technical front". Arsenal face losing Sanchez for free next summer if he refuses to sign a new deal but Wenger insists the club are happy to keep the Chilean until the end of his contract. Read More »

Bolt, Farah in early action at world championships


He was twice tripped in a pulsating final lap before recovering to win his 10th global title in 26:49.53, ahead of Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei. It never could quite match the ear-splitting decibels and spine-tingling vibes of "Super Saturday" but, as with last night's tense 10,000 metres before Mo Farah ultimately raced away to glory, at times it felt a close-run thing. Read More »

Bayern beat Dortmund 5-4 on penalties to lift Supercup 2017


However, the "BVB" had to wait until the 71st minute to surge ahead again as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang chipped the ball over onrushing custodian Ulreich to complete a counter attack, which started at Dortmund' s goal area. "Our preseason hasn't been good but you don't need to worry". Pulisic pounced on some loose control from Javi Martinez and then stayed calm to slot the ball past Ulreich for Dortmund's early lead in the 12th. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool's 3-1 pre-season victory over Athletic Bilbao


Liverpool have signed a top class attacker in the form of Mohamed Salah this summer and the Egyptian global has so far netted four goals in the pre-season. In all fairness, his stats are not really good enough to replace someone as good as Coutinho at Anfield. Philippe Coutinho was successfully deployed in the middle of the park at the tail end of last season and has returned to the role in recent friendlies but is used to operating in a more advanced role. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif holds meetings with heads of coalition parties in Islamabad

He did add though that the parliamentary party headed by the elder Sharif was authorised to announce it had gone back on its earlier decision to nominate Shahbaz for prime minister. This time the burden of sending him packing was finally borne by the country's top court, which used the Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution, which, political leader Makhdoom Javed Hashmi recently said, were inserted by dictator Gen Ziaul Haq to use them as a stick against politicians. Read More »

New beginning for Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton


Taylor told the audience that he wishes he had enjoyed the ride more as a player and didn't focus as much on the destination. "Those are the most special moments". That Easley's career ended suddenly at the age of 28 and after just seven seasons - during which he was named to five Pro Bowls and won Defensive Player of the Year honors when the Seahawks went a then franchise-best 12-4 in 1984 - and resulted in him receiving little consideration for the Hall in 1992 when his name was first ... Read More »

Taylor inducted into Hall of Fame in 1st year eligible


There are not a lot of Denver Broncos players now in the Hall of Fame. LaDainian Tomlinson , Kurt Warner , Terrell Davis , Jason Taylor , Jerry Jones , Kenny Easley and Morten Andersen officially took their place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame at the 2017 enshrinement ceremony Saturday. Read More »

Dick Advocaat urges Southampton to grant Virgil van Dijk move to Liverpool


The 26-year-old is wanted by both Liverpool and now Chelsea after a fantastic couple of seasons on the South Coast, but Le Tissier has been unimpressed with the Dutch international's immaturity after he handed in a transfer request. The club's £50 million valuation of Van Dijk remains a sticking point, however. His aerial dominance, supreme athleticism, and ability to score a crucial goal here and there make him good enough to start for any side in the country. Read More »

Kvitova bows out to Bellis in WTA event


Vandeweghe, 25, recorded seven aces, including a 114 miles per hour serve to open the second set. Unexpectedly, there was a third consecutive break of serve when Kvitova failed to convert three game points with Bellis being aggressive in her returns and the Czech creating trouble for herself as she was playing some inconsistent tennis. Read More »

Citi Open | Yuki Bhambri's memorable run ends with defeat against Kevin Anderson


In the third set, Anderson broke Bhambri again to take a 3-0 lead early on. In other second-round action, second-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat 13th-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-4, 7-5. In his post-match interview, Thiem said: "I don't like to play big servers in general". Trying to squeeze flatter strikes over the net, Raonic netted his third shot of the game falling into a 5-6 hole. Read More »

Arsenal and Monaco 'continue talks over £50m Thomas Lemar'


It may also be a plot from the French champions to warn Arsenal off the services of 21-year-old French global Thomas Lemar , who Wenger has been actively pursuing this summer as he looks to improve his side significantly. Sanchez has been linked with a move to Manchester City this summer, but Arsene Wenger has been resolute in his insistence that the Chilean will not be sold. Read More »

L'Equipe: Mbappe demands transfer


Swansea, Stoke and Southampton have also registered an interest in the New Zealand global after his 30 goals for Leeds last season. And Manchester City were willing to throw similar resources behind a bid. Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has hinted that highly-rated youngster Kylian Mbappe could leave before the close of the transfer window if an offer big enough arrives. Read More »

Ex-Raiders LB Malcolm Smith out for year with torn pectoral

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting that linebacker Malcolm Smith , whom the team was high on, has been lost for the season with a torn pectoral muscle which was revealed by an MRI on Saturday. "Reuben can definitely come downhill and smack you". Foster won't be handed the spot, though. Without him, the job will either go to veteran Ray-Ray Armstrong or rookie Reuben Foster . Read More »

Crusaders beat 14-man Lions for eighth Super title


Crusaders broke the deadlock after eight minutes with a turnover, offering winger Seta Tamanivalu a chance to dart unopposed from his half and score. On Saturday afternoon, they played New Zealand's Crusaders in the Final. Crusaders would go on and score a penalty , on the back of the foul. The Lions are still waiting for their first title, having now been losing finalists twice running. Read More »

Mo Farah Wins 10000m Gold Medal at IAAF World Championships


The guys gave it to me. I was cooking some lunch with my coach in the kitchen when I got the call to say I'd been selected for the 200metres for the World Championships . I just had to be strong now and see the doctors. "Yes, 2012 kicked it all off but tonight they really took it to him and made it a tough race and he handled it". Read More »

Boxing icon Wladimir Klitschko announces retirement


Ukrainian boxing star Wladimir Klitschko, 41, retired after 21 years as a professional boxer. " As an amateur and a professional boxer, I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports ", Klitschko said in a statement released by his management. Read More »

Arsenal Duo Ozil & Ramsey Doubtful For Community Shield Clash

The last time these two sides were in the Community Shield was in 2015 - Arsenal winning 1-0 thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's strike. Gunners fans hope he can be the touch of class up front they've been desperately missing. "They have replaced Costa with Morata ". When we qualified for the Champions League, people told me "but you didn't win a trophy". Despite these encouraging changes, Chelsea were unable to make it count in the FA cup final in which they appeared sluggish and as ... Read More »