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Sharapova Awarded US Open Wild Card


Sharapova was denied direct entry into the French Open and withdraw from Wimbledon qualifying due to injury after returning from her ban in April. The 2006 victor will be joined in the main draw by USTA Girls' 18s Nationals champion Ashley Kratzer, US Open Wild Card Challenge victor Sofia Kenin and NCAA singles champion Brianne Minor, defending US Open girls' champion Kayla Day and former junior World No.1 Taylor Townsend. Read More »

Eagles release Ryan Mathews, report says


The Eagles tallied just 16 rushing TDs as a team in 2016 but boast an exciting offense on paper led by second-year quarterback Carson Wentz and newly acquired wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. Twice he rushed for over 1,000 yards in San Diego (1,091 in 2011 and 1,255 in 2013). He's been a productive National Football League player for much of his seven-year career, but as a injury prone running back set to turn 30 in October, he might have a hard attracting suitors on the free agent market. Read More »

Giancarlo Stanton breaks Marlins' home run record with first-inning smash


Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, Nick Tepesch pitched into the seventh inning for his first win in almost three years, and Toronto defeated Tampa Bay. Since July 17, he has hit 17 homers, which is the same amount the entire Giants team has hit during that same span. Jon Jay went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and three runs, and Anthony Rizzo was 3-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs to lead the Chicago Cubs to victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Read More »

Brooks Koepka was the most dominant golfer at this year's golf majors


All the while, Spieth was winning the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015 and contending at The Open and PGA. "It was something that obviously as a kid growing up, being a golf fan, you want to win all the majors". Molinari, meanwhile, put himself in the mix with a stunning 67 which began with a flawless two under par front nine before the Italian followed a disappointing bogey at the par five tenth with four birdies in five holes. Read More »

Kyrie Irving Is Likely Not Going to the Los Angeles Clippers


According to Wojnarowski, the Cavs have targeted a few young stars like Kristaps Porzingis , Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics , Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets, and Josh Jackson of the Phoenix Suns . Before the then-president was canned, he listened on offers for the fourth-overall pick in 2015 and participated in a cold war with Porzingis, who retreated to Latvia. Read More »

Dolphins will let Mike Pouncey play in a preseason game


Adam Gase did acknowledge that Ajayi's injury could affect how Miami uses him in the coming weeks. Even though Cutler was already signed and attended practice, Miami opted to give him a little extra time to get acclimated. The reunion between Gase and Cutler happened in large part because of the quarterback's familiarity with the coach's system stemming from their time together in Chicago. Read More »

Broad thrilled as England step into their first day/night Test


Few England players have any experience with the ball, which will be the centre of attention when the first test gets under way at 1300 GMT at Edgbaston on Thursday. Their twilight period comes a bit earlier. West Indies have arrived in England without senior players such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Marlon Samuels and Darren Sammy - a legacy of a bitter dispute with West Indies officials and the fact that the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament is going on at home at the same time ... Read More »

Pep To Make R1bn Bid For Arsenal Star


However, other reports today claim Wenger is not confident Sanchez will extend, with the Arsenal boss having reportedly told SFR Sports he is not not "super optimistic" the Chilean will renew. Sanchez was one of the best attacking players in Europe last season, scoring 30 goals and contributing 13 assists to Arsenal's cause. But it was not to be as substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Giroud struck late on to seal a remarkable three points for Wenger's side. Read More »

Guam tourism sees silver lining in North Korean threats

Tensions grew further when North Korea announced late last week a plan to launch missiles toward Guam , a tiny US territory and major military hub about 2,000 miles from the North's capital. "We can not play fast and loose with nuclear weapons and nuclear threats". "If they shoot at the United States , I'm assuming they've hit the United States". Read More »

Arsenal boss reveals 'fantastic' Giroud will stay


The guests capitalised on the abundant mistakes from Arsenal players and their sloppy defending as Jamie Vardy eventually made it 2-1 from Marc Albrighton's cross around the half-hour mark. " I've been hesitating because I'm the most happy man when I play and I am on the pitch ". "It is fantastic", Wenger replied when asked about Giroud's willingness to fight for his place. Read More »

Worcestershire sign Indian ace Ravichandran Ashwin


India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will play county cricket for the first time after joining Worcestershire until the end of the season. "Pujara and Ashwin will be playing county cricket". Worcestershire are now placed second in division two of the County Championship. The 30-year-old has taken 286 wickets in 51 Tests, including five wickets in an innings on 26 occasions, 150 one-day global wickets and 52 in T20 worldwide cricket. Read More »

Pakistan army chief hoists largest flag in Wagah Border


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa hosted a dinner late Monday night to honour the retired army men and officers now serving in the military, Geo News reported. While India celebrates its Independence Day on August 15 every year, Pakistan marks the day on August 14 annually. "Any power that will aim to weaken Pakistan, the Pakistan Army and all other institutions will foil their attempts". Read More »

Bettis Shines in Return to Rockies


Fate and the Rockies had a different plan. Parra made up for his mistake by running the ball down, making a great throw to Trevor Story who relayed the ball to Jonathan Lucroy at the plate. Monday's game was his first in the majors since he received cancer treatment. When Taillon heard Bettis was attempting to pitch again this season - considered a longshot when he left spring training - Taillon never doubted the idea. Read More »

Bolt pulls up injured in final race of his career


In a stadium that, five years ago, saw Super Saturday, it was more "washout weekend" with Mo Farah also ending his last race without a gold, taking silver in the men's 5000m. "It was ridiculous, man", he said. We waited a really long time. "These are my two events that I have dominated for years". According to Bolt, the Jamaican team is all relaxed and he is feeling quite excited to run with the younger guys like 100m semi-finalist Julian Forte . Read More »

Marshawn Lynch sitting for anthem unlikely to serve as distraction for Raiders


They didn't sign any big free agents and didn't spend high draft picks on what was arguably their weakest position group in 2016. "He said , 'This is something I've done for 11 years". But it won't be a surprise if one or two of the lower-end receivers find themselves out a job during the next handful of days and the team decides to bring in a fresh face. Read More »

Lukaku makes headlines, but Matic steals the show


Soon after the break, the Belgian hitman made it 2-0, this time heading in from a Henrikh Mkhitaryan free-kick. Meanwhile, Manchester United chief, Jose Mourinho , was in no doubt over what pleased him the most: "The win". "When you play for Manchester United , you have a job to do and mine is to score goals". "I just woke up and had a good feeling, I knew it would be a good day". Read More »

Seattle Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin stands out during first preseason game


On a 3rd-and-9 play early in the drive, none of the Seahawks were within three yards of Rivers, who took his time and let Travis Benjamin break into his route for the first down. That's the news from coach Pete Carroll following the 11th practice of training camp on Friday. But despite the money pouring in on Seattle, books across town have moved from Chargers minus-1, to minus-1.5 and as high as minus-2 in some spots. Read More »

I am not looking for any sympathy from anyone - Antonio Conte

Leicester's first and third goals came from simple corner routines, while their second stemmed from a loose pass by Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka. Arsene Wenger brokered a fragile truce with Arsenal's dissenting fans by winning the FA Cup last season, but the Gunners boss has no margin for error after going 13 years without Premier League glory. Read More »

Sierra Canyon's Marvin Bagley III commits to Duke, reclassifies to 2017 class


Marvin Bagley's decision to play for Duke next season means the Wildcats will still be the favorites to win the Pac-12. I've always liked Duke , it's a special place, and you have to be special to be a part of it. Bagley averaged 24.6 points and 14 rebounds with Nike Phamily at Peach Jam, Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League finals in North Augusta, July. Read More »

Rogers Cup: Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer in Montreal final


Zverev will now play in his second Masters Series final this year. "I just told him that this is the beginning for him". I believe it's because today I was more aggressive coming to the net. The matchup was never a given for Federer , though, as, in the past, Tsonga had managed to defeat Federer on grass, clay and hard courts. He said playing a lot on the hardcourts this week caught up to him on Sunday. Read More »

India complete Test series whitewash in Sri Lanka

Skipper Dinesh Chandimal tendered an apology to Sri Lankan fans after his team crashed to a crushing innings and 171-run defeat against India here on Monday. India was dominant throughout the series, winning the first two matches by 304 runs and an innings and 53 runs. India did not utilise Pandya enough despite playing him as the fifth bowler. Read More »

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee suffers apparent injury to right leg Sunday


The Jaguars are scheduled to practice against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the practice fields adjacent to EverBank Field Monday and Tuesday. "I know that he was looking to stop", Marrone said. Nonetheless, this latest injury will be a concern, especially after he missed five games past year for LSU. Fournette had a great debut for the Jags in their first preseason game against the Patriots. Read More »

Lukaku scores on United debut


Afterwards Lukaku, the club's £75m summer signing, revealed he is revelling in the responsibility Mourinho has placed on his shoulders. "I'd say seven teams to fight for the title and 20 teams to fight for the victory every weekend, every match". Read More »

White nationalist fired from his job at Charlottesville rally


Logan Smith, who runs the @ YesYoureRacist account, told CNN he's been overwhelmed by the response and the number of people willing to help. Here's a twitter thread from classmates of Cvjetanovic at University of Nevada, Reno reacting with shock-not-shock since he's the terrible racist guy always saying the very bad things in class. Read More »

Tiger Woods had cocktail of drugs in system following DUI arrest


I will continue to tackle this going forward with my doctors, family and friends. Along with Vicodin and Xanax, Woods had hydromorphone, another painkiller that goes by the brand name Dilaudid; Zolpidem, the sleep aid more popularly known by the brand name Ambien; and THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Read More »