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Olympics Could Add A Gaming Tournament

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In April, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced that eSports will be a medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in China, the boldest step yet toward mainstream recognition of competitive gaming. Let's look at it. Let's meet them [the e-sports representatives]. "We have to look at it because we can't say, 'It's not us. Let's try if we can find some bridges". Read More »

One of the biggest deals in Burnley's history

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One player on the radar as a potential replacement for Gray is Roda JC's 28-year-old German striker Dani Schahin, who has one year left on his contract and is a former U19 and U20 worldwide. The strong striker was welcomed to the club by club captain and fellow forward Troy Deeney, who tweeted a message to Gray following Watford's official confirmation. Read More »

Jose Mourinho's awesome gesture for Man United fan after Real Madrid loss

The 28-year-old produced an impressive performance from the outset, hitting the bar and setting up Isco in a 2-1 defeat of Mourinho's men in Macedonia. Asked afterwards if Bale starting the match ended his chances of landing the Wales forward, Mourinho said: 'I think so. He added: "I think we did well, we lost 2-1 which shows the result was close". Read More »

Eugenie Bouchard loses in first round at Rogers Cup

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Canada's top-ranked player was trod out in front of the media, solo style, at the Aviva Centre at York University, while the top eight players in the world were simply involved in media scrums. Bouchard did not buy into that idea very much, saying, "I guess I'm relatively young, but I feel old in a way". You know she would love for it to happen. Read More »

For UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, it's two jobs

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Rosen made some other pretty apt observations about the state of today's student-athletes (particularly football players). "Football and school don't go together", said Rosen. With so few of the players who pay at the collegiate level ever appearing in an NFL, chances are high that most players will not make their living in football. Read More »

Chelsea table £25m bid for Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?

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Antonio Conte is keen to bolster his squad further before the transfer window ends after a disappointing pre-season was followed by a penalty shoot-out defeat in the Community Shield. Today, Chelsea step-up their attempts to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.... - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain started his professional career at Southampton where he scored 10 times in 43 appearances as a teenager to attract interest from Arsenal . Read More »

Mayweather Oscar De La Hoya Beef Pops Up Ahead Of McGregor Fight

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The mass publicity that has followed the event has arguably overshadowed the build-up to Alvarez's highly-anticipated Middleweight showdown with Gennady Golovkin in Las Vegas on September 16. "I lost a step", Mayweather said. "It's obvious I'm slipping a little bit to even let a fighter like Andre Berto go the distance with me". It's obvious I slipped somewhere. Read More »

Dortmund determine Dembele price

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And following reports that Barca have arrived in Dortmund to tie up a deal for Dembele, the player has moved to remove "Borussia Dortmund" from his Instagram bio, and the [ email protected ]' handle from his Twitter bio. The Frenchman has been highly impressive in his debut season with BVB, scoring six league goals and assisting a further 13 in just 32 appearances. Given Dembele's talent, potential and versatility he would arguably be a better purchase than the other widely touted Neymar ... Read More »

Major League Baseball suspends Joe West three games for comments about Adrian Beltre

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The longtime umpire was suspended three games by Major League Baseball for recent comments he made about Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre . According to a report from the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant , the World Umpires Association is not too happy with this decision. "I don't think that it was necessary to suspend him", Beltre said after the Rangers' 5-4 loss to the New York Mets. Read More »

Devonta Freeman, Falcons agree on five-year contract extension

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Freeman had expressed his desire for a new deal prior to the Super Bowl , but negotiations between the two sides stalled last month because Freeman wanted "elite running back" money, which he ended up getting. "I expect them to make him a priority this offseason, as he's been an integral part of the dynamic offense that has gotten them to the Super Bowl". He's excited to be a Falcon for life. Read More »

Mourinho casts Manchester United as Super Cup underdogs against mighty Real Madrid

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Francisco Roman Alarc0n Suarez, or Isco , played a one-two ball with Gareth Bale and calmly finished with a finesse strike in the 52nd minute, giving his team a comfortable 2-0 lead. While the score ended up being close and there were a lot of positives to take out of the game for Manchester United , the result was never really in doubt, with Real Madrid dominating the English Premier League side for large parts of the match. Read More »

Najam Sethi unanimously elected chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board

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The BoG met today at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore to elect the board's new chairman following the end of Shahryar Khan's tenure as chairman. Sethi was also a former caretaker chief minister of the Punjab province and was the key official behind the successful staging of Pakistan's domestic Twenty20 league. Read More »

AS Roma drop interest in Mahrez, shift focus to Lucas Vazquez

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Mahrez is expected to leave the King Power this summer after handing in a transfer request at the end of last season and he's attracted interest from a number of top European clubs. 'We are, therefore, engaged and expect an answer. Mahrez played a significant part in Leicester's still scarcely believable Premier League title success in the 2015/16 season but, like many of his teammates, the Algerian endured some hard moments last campaign as he struggled to perform consistently. Read More »

Thompson: Liverpool should move for Spanish striker

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Diego Simeone has refused to be drawn into any speculation over bringing wantaway Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid this summer. "Then come the summer, Costa comes out with the texts Conte sent him basically saying he can leave, and I think that was always going to cause problems". Read More »

49ers LB Donavin Newsom leaves field in ambulance after collision

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He is still at the hospital, and the team has yet to release a timeline for his return to the field. Newsom will remain under medical observation for the time being. Newsom was an undrafted free agent signing out of Missouri. "Me and a bunch of other guys ran after him after when we saw that (James) was taking it tough", safety Eric Reid said. Read More »

Trout collects 1000th hit in loss

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The rookie hazing treatment is not exactly the optimum gift for a two-time league MVP. While the Angels lost their game to the Baltimore Orioles by the score of 6-2, Trout, his teammates, and baseball fans everywhere still had plenty to celebrate. Read More »

Red Sox Activate Dustin Pedroia From DL

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A bad throw by Austin Pruitt (6-3) prevented a possible inning-ending double play on Rafael Devers' chopper to the mound. Moving him to the corners is the best bet Swihart has at being a late season call up for the Boston Red Sox this season. Read More »

North Korea threatens to strike United States territory after Trump's warning

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Concerns were heightened late last month when tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile indicated Pyongyang may be within a year or two of obtaining the technology to reach the US with nuclear missiles. "The nation's state-run news agency responded that "(North Korea) will make the USA pay dearly for all the heinous crimes it commits against the state and people of this country". Read More »

Makwala Forced To Withdraw From 200m — IAAF Championships

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Tower Hotel, used annually as the base for the London Marathon, said in a statement: "We have worked collaboratively with the EHO (Environmental Health Officer) and the IAAF ( International Association of Athletics Federations ) to investigate the origins of the illness and can confirm that the hotel was not the source". Read More »

Gary Cahill Concerned By Chelsea Squad Size

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Otherwise the number is always less and we are in trouble. Much like an annoying itch or muscle twitch, Antonio Candreva to Chelsea refuses to go away, no matter how little movement there is. With the club back in the Champions League and defending their Premier League crown, the Blues could not afford to stand still. "In terms of quality we've certainly got that and you just have to hope we don't have too many injuries". Read More »

Former Patriots coach Dick MacPherson dies at age 86

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MacPherson took a team that went 1-15 and turned them into a 6-10 bunch in 1991. MacPherson, who grew up in Old Town, also coached at the University of MA in the 1970s and at Syracuse University in the '80s. MacPherson returned to the National Football League as an assistant coach with the Cleveland Browns from 1978 to 1980 before he was hired as SU's 25th head coach. Read More »

Ronaldo's Real face Man U

Ronaldo was not a part of Real's tour to the U.S. as he was given extra time to recover from his exertions in the Confederations Cup, and, therefore, missed when these two teams met in the International Champions Cup. They had a period of dominance in the middle of the first half and we had a period of dominance at middle of the second half. "We are going to try but the difference between the Champions League winners and Europa League winners is obvious". Read More »