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Wayne Rooney right to quit the worldwide game

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The last few years have not been kind on Rooney, with Louis Van Gaal and then Jose Mourinho whittling away his confidence and form at Manchester United until the club was happy to see their record goalscorer leave. The Everton striker was asked by England boss Gareth Southgate to be involved against Malta and Slovakia. Rooney has chose to leave the global game on his terms. Read More »

Liverpool storm back into Champions League

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Liverpool will face Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor in Group E - avoiding European heavyweights Real Madrid , Barcelona and Bayern Munich - after comfortably defeating Hoffenheim in the qualifying play-off stage. At home, the Mersidaders play strongly, in the last 10 meetings the team won 6 wins, played three times and lost one match. Television footage captured Klopp passionately exclaiming "That's football!" to the Anfield crowd following his team's eye-catching ... Read More »

Mo Farah wins final track race in illustrious career

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Ben Youssef Meite of Ivory Coast came second in the same time as Ujah, with American Ronnie Baker third and Britain's Adam Gemili in eighth. Chased down in the final 100 metres by Ethiopia's new world champion Muktar Edris, Farah won narrowly in a time of 13 minutes 06.05 seconds. Read More »

Jean Michael Seri's Agent In Barcelona To Finalise €40M Transfer From Nice

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All agreements, including salary and bonuses had been agreed with Barcelona . Nice trail Napoli 2-0 after the first leg of their Champions League play-off round clash, with the second leg scheduled for Tuesday. The Ivory Coast global has often been compared to Xavi, and if he can replicate some of the legendary Spaniard's exploits at Camp Nou, Barcelona could potentially rediscover their swagger. Read More »

Jaylen Brown Says Celtics Fans Burning Isaiah Thomas' Jersey Is 'Pathetic'

The Celtics and Cavaliers pulled off a blockbuster trade to swap point guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas (among other pieces), a deal that still positions both teams at the top of the Eastern Conference ( see story ). The trade benefits the Cavaliers in another way. LeBron James stuck up for Isaiah Thomas for a first time, before perhaps meeting up with his new point guard for the first time as a teammate. Read More »

Defender Kyle Walker-Peters signs new deal at Tottenham

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He is certainly delighted to have signed the new contract and wrote on Twitter , "Buzzing to have signed a new deal with Spurs ". The new contract will see Walker-Peters remain at Mauricio Pochettino's club until 2020. Walker-Peters will nearly certainly be in the match day squad for this Sunday's game against Burnley at Wembley Stadium, though we'll have to wait and see if he'll start the game. Read More »

Forrest eyeing a Real date with destiny in group draw

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Six British clubs found out their opponents for the group stage, which begins on September 12 and 13, in the draw in Monaco on Thursday. "We know that we will play against big teams but I don't care who we get". Roma and Qarabag, the first side from Azerbaijan to reach this stage, are also in the group. Porto look the least hard opposition despite reaching the last 16 of the competition last season. Read More »

Sights, Sounds From Colin Kaepernick Rally Outside NFL Headquarters

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The rally, called United We Stand, was attended by what ESPN's Josina Anderson estimated was approximately 1,000 people, and the was a heavy police presence on hand, as well. Only time will tell if he will get another opportunity to play in the NFL . Linda Sarsour , a national organizer of the Women's March on Washington and Justice League NYC , laid out the protesters' demands, including signing Kaepernick, instituting a policy that protects all players from retribution if they ... Read More »

Hamilton gets back to the business of chasing Vettel in Spa

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When asked what aspect of F1 most convinced him to stay, the Finn said: "It is purely the racing". Vettel has yet to sign an extension on his Ferrari contract, which expires at the end of the season, while Mercedes are yet to confirm that Valtteri Bottas will remain Hamilton's team-mate next year. Read More »

Ex-Man Utd captain Vidic hails stunning Mkhitaryan season start

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We can't really judge that from wins over West Ham and Swansea. Whether that is enough, is the debate for another day. While noting Lukaku's strengths, he's highlighted deficiencies in the striker's movement and touch . " Henrikh Mkhitaryan already has four assists and that will do him the world of good, so hopefully he can get back to his Dortmund form". Likewise the signing of Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic has given extra bite, solidity and balance to the United midfield and some ... Read More »

Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe

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Ronaldo also helped his country claim an unexpected triumph in the European Championship in France last summer. Netherlands and Barcelona midfielder Lieke Martens won the prize as UEFA Women's Player of the Season following her recent success at Euro 2017. Read More »

Leicester fear late bids for Mahrez and Drinkwater

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The Daily Mirror is claiming that the Blues are weighing up a bid to try and bring the England global to Stamford Bridge as Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his attacking options. Barkley is also in the final 12 months of his contract and is now sidelined with a hamstring injury but that won't stop the likes of Chelsea and Spurs from trying to lure him to London before the window slams shut. Read More »

Spurs draw Real Madrid in Champions League

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The draw pits Spurs against former stars Gareth Bale and Luka Modric. That could mean the return of Manchester City or a visit from neighbours United but there is more intrigue in a pairing with Liverpool . There is less encouraging news for the remaining British side, Celtic , who must keep PSG and Bayern company in Group B along with Anderlecht . Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic eyeing Manchester United comeback against Tottenham

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The veteran forward finished last season as United's top goalscorer despite seeing his campaign prematurely curtailed by a gnarly knee injury suffered in mid-April. " We are delighted Zlatan is on the road to recovery and we are equally delighted to have his ambition and experience back with us ", Mourinho told United's official website . Read More »

Maguire and Chalobah called up for England duty

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The centre-back has made a strong start to the season and scored in his second appearance against Brighton and Hove Albion last week. Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck are named in the squad while Liverpool's Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge also make the cut. Read More »

Rafael Benitez confident Newcastle United can improve

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan with Coventry City and while it is unfair to judge players on just one appearance, the chances of him featuring much more under Benitez this season would now appear to be slim. Benitez has spoken about the momentum created from promotion dwindling away over the summer, and Elliot has agreed. Benitez has voiced his displeasure over the number of signings this transfer window, but former Queens Park Rangers midfielder Barton says the Spaniard needs ... Read More »

Sanchez set to return for Liverpool clash

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Asked if he would make any signings, he continued: 'I am not after a game like that just in a transfer mode. "He works very hard, very focused, gives absolutely everything he loves so much to play". Arsenal tabled three bids for the £50m-rated player, but Wenger admitted defeat on Thursday, saying Monaco had ruled out further big-name sales after the departures of Bernard Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko. Read More »

Make in India initiative will also help Nepal: Nepal PM Deuba

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Issuing a joint statement, PM Modi informed the media, that the meeting with his counterpart Deuba was positive. "We are working together on various projects concerning energy, water resources and connectivity projects". With this, China also managed to rope in Nepal as a partner in its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) making India extremely uneasy. Ram Bahadur Deuba, during his earlier stints as PM, has paid three visits in 1996, 2004 and 2005. Read More »

SC issues show-cause notice to top BCCI office-bearers

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We will see the draft constitution and will examine issues which are implementable. "My lordship", said Subramaniam, "BCCI officials are violating all orders of the highest court and making sure that none of the Lodha committee recommendations are implemented". Read More »

Disproportionate assets case: Supreme Court dismisses Sasikala's plea to review conviction

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Bobde and Justice Amitava Roy said: "We don't find any error in the common judgment, much less an apparent error on the face of the record, so as to call for its review". Sasikala, now lodged in the Bengaluru Parapana Agrahara jail, had moved the apex court in the first week of May this year. She will have to spend four complete years in jail and AIADMK which happened to part ways merged recently after the state's Chief Minister Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam ended up on a positive note. Read More »

Liverpool FC to meet Leicester FC in League Cup

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When the draw finally started, 2016 victor Manchester City found out its opponents early as it received a trip to fellow Premier League side West Brom . Previous draws for the competition have been beset by problems - including teams being drawn out twice and confusion around home and away ties. There was no live coverage anywhere of the draw - on television or online - but details were released on social media. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs complete Davinson and Gazzaniga deals

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Gazzaniga joins Spurs on a five-year deal having spent last season on loan with the Spanish club, Rayo Vallecano. The 21-year-old enjoyed a superb debut campaign in Holland as he was named as the clubs Player of the Year after helping Ajax reach the final of the Europa League and finish second in the Eredivisie. Read More »

OBC creamy layer ceiling raised to Rs 8L/yr

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while informing about the cabinet decision said that a Commission will be formed to examine the matter of sub-categorisation of OBC for the purposes of the central government employment. It had asked for sub-categorisation within OBCs into Extremely Backward Classes (Group "A"), More Backward Classes (Group "B") and Backward Classes (Group "C"). Read More »