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John Terry: Chelsea captain 'could not care less' over substitution controversy

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As his parents were Manchester United fans, John Terry supported Manchester United as well. "Play and competition without fail should be honest, clean and earnest". For already-relegated Middlesbrough, who had a strong appeal for a penalty for a foul on Patrick Bamford turned down at 0-0, this defeat was their 18th consecutive away game without a win - the club's longest run since 1980. Read More »

Will Warriors head to the White House?

Look, would it be surprising if the Golden State Warriors actually visited the White House as a team? A report surfaced shortly after Game 5 claiming that the Warriors would unanimously refuse any invitation to the White House , but that report was clearly debunked by the organization's statement . Read More »

AB de Villiers apologises for 'horrible' defeat against India in Champions trophy

They made an expected change when Jonny Bairstow replaced Jason Roy at the top of the order, England finally abandoning hope that Roy, so important in setting a brash tempo, would come good after a sorry run of 52 runs in eight knocks. Even though they lost a game in the league round against Sri Lanka , the "Men In Blue" came back in spanking fashion by convincingly defeating the mighty South Africa . Read More »

Don't blame AB de Villiers for this mess, say the pundits

At the nets yesterday, Yuvraj Singh and Kedar Jadhav were active with the ball - just in case they would be needed to chip in with some overs. This team has had a shocking run with injuries: Angelo Mathews missed the first game; Danushka Gunathilaka came into the squad one day before the match against India, where he scored 76; they lost one Perera (Kusal) when he injured himself on 47 during the last game, and two days out from this game, the other Perera (Thisara) got hit on the head (he's ... Read More »

Pakistan to lock horns with England in first Champions Trophy semifinal

Pakistan may be the lowest-ranked team in the Champions Trophy given they are eighth in the world. "I'd have no worries if he has to open the batting". "There is a chance there will be a change", said Morgan of Wednesday's game. He can bat and bowl, he is a good batsman and we were confident when he was there. Read More »

Warriors down Cavs to clinch National Basketball Association title

After coming out to a ideal 15-0 in post season, the Warriors dropped game 4 in Cleveland against the Cavaliers and finished off the series Monday night in Oakland with a 129-120 win. "You learn from your mistakes", Green said. The way we feel about Durant's move could change dramatically over the next 20 years. The Warriors won in 2015 before Cleveland made its historic comeback past year. Read More »

AB de Villiers to lead S. Africa in T20Is against England

South Africa will hand the captaincy reins back to AB de Villiers for their T20 global series against England with regular skipper Faf du Plessis and a host of other stars to miss. Meanwhile, Dwaine Pretorius, who has been a regular member of the national ODI squad during the past season, is the only new cap in the format. In a statement from Cricket SA, selection convenor Linda Zondi, said the side for the three T20s reflect the good depth that is emerging in South African cricket. Read More »

EPL champ Chelsea first opponents for Tottenham at new home Wembley

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Jose Mourinho's Manchester United will take on West Ham in their opener at Old Trafford , while neighbours City and Pep Guardiola head to new boys Brighton . Reports have suggested the Premier League has discussed the addition of a 7.45pm slot on Saturday evenings from the 2019-20 season, which would increase the number of live games when the next broadcasting deal is negotiated. Read More »

Chelsea 1st to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League

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But, as fans pore over the fixtures what are the main conclusions to be drawn? So Jose Mourinho better ensure his side have a superior cutting edge than they displayed in the league a year ago. The Football Supporters' Federation has fired a shot across the bows of broadcasters and the Premier League , warning them to stop tinkering with kick-off times or face the prospect of half-empty stadiums. Read More »

Mohammad Amir suffers back spasm ahead of England clash

Asked what was going through his mind when he saw the ball lobbing straight into Thisara Perera's hands at mid-on, Sarfraz said, "You know, that time I didn't see the hand of (Lasith) Malinga, and when I played the shot in the air, I just said, ooh. Read More »

Pekka Rinne allows surprising goal through impossible angle

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He was pulled when Evgeni Malkin ended Pittsburgh's surge with his ninth of the playoffs 3:28 into the third. The Penguins won, 5-3, to take a 1-0 series lead. Bonino could not put weight on his left foot as he was helped off the ice when a shot from Predators defenseman P.K. Subban struck him during a Nashville power play. Read More »

Warriors Fans Take To The Streets To Celebrate NBA Championship

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And this time, no matter what anyone says about the Warriors stacking the deck by landing Durant in free agency last summer, you knew without a doubt that the best team had won. They weren't so Golden in their lone blemish, a Game 4 loss when they played some of the poorest defense in Finals history to spoil a ideal postseason. Read More »

Warriors Have Not Made Any Decision on White House Visit

Hours later, the team released a statement saying that they had yet to receive a formal invitation to go. "Are we promoting change?" "I agree with that description", Curry said . Several media outlets, including CNBC and the New York Daily News , reported that the Warriors plan to skip the visit per a unanimous team vote. Read More »

Kevin Durant wins first NBA Championship with Golden State Warriors

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He averaged 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists - the first triple double average in NBA Finals history - but the Cavs dropped the best-of-seven series 4-1 to Golden State with a 129-120 loss Monday. Cleveland's two stars embraced, and as they headed toward the locker room and Queen's "We Are the Champions" played inside thundering Oakland's Oracle Arena, James delivered a message to his teammate and the world. Read More »

LeBron James: 'I don't believe I've played for a super team'

Cavaliers' forward LeBron James had a game-high 41 points and guard Kyrie Irving hit tough shots all night but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors , igniting a deafening crowd. "They started to go with the pick-and-roll with Steph Curry and Durant , which might be one of the most unstoppable pick-and-rolls in our league", Lue said. Read More »

Warriors Unanimously Vote to Skip Trip To White House

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With these facts known about Trump's "racist, misogynistic" attributes will the Golden State Warriors succumb to celebritized pressure to visit the White House or will they take a stand and ride with the people? The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs chose to visit the White House in January to celebrate their historic 2016 title with former IL senator and outgoing President Barack Obama before he left office. Read More »

Olivier Giroud targeted by West Ham in £20m move

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Exploratory talks between Giroud's representatives and West Ham have already taken place, and the player is believed to be keen on the move. Giroud, himself, has also questioned whether he will still be at the club next season, despite signing a new two-and-a-half-year deal in January. Read More »

Rahal rolling as he arrives at Texas off 2 IndyCar wins

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Drive Charlie Kimball poses with the pole aware in victory lane at Texas Motor Speedway , Friday, June 9, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. Will Power emerged victorious Saturday night from a wild Verizon IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway . Read More »

Warriors: No decision yet on White House visit

The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs chose to visit the White House in January to celebrate their historic 2016 title with former IL senator and outgoing President Barack Obama before he left office. The Golden State Warriors released a statement Tuesday that they have not received an invitation to the White House and have not decided. In April, several members of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots declined to attend a celebration at the White House as an act of ... Read More »

Dembele scores winner as 10-man France beats England 3-2

Varane's team-mates and the French fans did not agree with the decision by the officials, which came after Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe had scored to cancel out Kane's early opener. We have got to find a way to win that, we just weren't good enough. "Sterling caused problems, Kane in the first 50 to 60 minutes led the line really well". Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to take National Basketball Association title

The Golden State Warriors could finally put those jokes about them losing a 3-1 lead to rest. Durant stretches the @ warriors lead back up to 8! "We're obviously just getting started", said Curry . For Game Five, the Cavaliers broke out their black "shirseys", the same uniforms they had worn here for their greatest triumph: Game Seven of last year's finals. Read More »