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Diego Costa pushes Atletico move

However, the second season saw him have his differences with Jose Mourinho, who departed after a awful start to the season. Conte will have worked tirelessly to keep Costa on track and, knowing there are plenty of options in the market, the Italian may feel he's already dedicated too much time to entertaining a rebel. Read More »

England not good enough: Kane

Harry Kane provided England with the flawless start when he turned in Ryan Bertrand's cross after only nine minutes - but the pace and movement of the France attack was soon proving too much for manager Gareth Southgate's experimental three-man defence. Read More »

Sarfraz says no pressure ahead of Pak-India clash


It is worth noting that Bangladesh has returned to the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time since 2006. Such is the global and commercial appeal of the fixture, as the ICC has effectively admitted to "doctoring" the draw to make sure the teams are paired together in the group phase of major tournaments rather than run the risk of them not meeting later on. Read More »

Rangers buying out defenceman Dan Girardi's contract

In a statement released through the team, Girardi said, "I poured my heart and soul into this team for the past 11 seasons and I enjoyed every minute of it". ET; NBCSN, SN). The veteran blueliner had 15 points (4 goals, 11 assists) in 63 games in his 11th year with NY and had three years remaining on a six-year, $33 Million contract ($5.5 Million AAV), but GM Jeff Gorton is likely looking to create room on the payroll, as the Rangers are rumored destination for free agent defenseman ... Read More »

Hearing gets underway in case of Penn State pledge's death

Sixteen of them appeared before a judge on Monday with their lawyers, filling the courtroom for a hearing lasting almost 11 hours. David Scicchitano testified, according to USA Today. Visibly intoxicated, Timothy fell face-first down a set of basement stairs, according to a grand jury report . Piazza's father also said the decision to wait to call for help cost his son his life. Read More »

Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills

McIlroy says his health is fine, but anecdotal evidence gives you pause. The USGA catches a lot of heat, and much of it is deserved. If Mickelson fails to show as expected - he retains a tee-time despite vowing not to attend - it will be the first time since 1994 that neither player has featured in the first round of the US Open . Read More »

Sidney Crosby is THW's 2017 Playoff MVP


He still led the tournament in scoring and was named the MVP. The baseball and hockey fan said he has been to Anaheim Ducks games, but has never seen Crosby play live. Washington won the President's Trophy for a second straight season and pushed Pittsburgh to seven games in the second round. Only Dave Bolland's game-winner in 2013 came later in regulation to clinch a Stanley Cup. Read More »

USGA pledges no repeat of rules gaffe from last US Open

The U.S. Open is about as close as golfers get to stepping into a ring and this year they face a new contender for the sport's toughest test when they take on Erin Hills . He's playing good golf right now. He reiterated that he likes the test Erin Hills presents, and said he regrets that his video was interpreted by some as a knock on the tournament as a whole. Read More »

Bairstow 'a chance' to replace Roy - Morgan

It is expected that Jonny Bairstow may replace out-of-form opener Jason Roy . Morgan had been staunch in his support of Roy before the Champions Trophy started, saying: "The decision remains the same throughout the tournament.he'll definitely play". Read More »

Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth finals

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to regain the NBA Championship with a 4-1 series win. " You have to tip your hat to Cleveland ", he added. Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving , who scored 26 points, was already turning the pain into passion for another run at the finals. Despite Durant's impact in The Finals, Lue is confident in the Cavaliers' abilities to contend again in the future. Read More »

Pat for Tahir and Amla

J.P. Duminy gave some impetus to the South African innings smashing 38 off 20 deliveries with five fours and a six. That mark seemed well within reach when the energetic Dickwella was swatting the ball all around The Oval . The other members of the team were fined 60% of their match fee. However, it is understood that Angelo Mathews , the regular Sri Lanka Captain may play the next match and captain his side against India and Pakistan . Read More »

England beat Australia by 40 runs in rain-hit match

Going into a big game like this, we're going to treat it as how we treated the last game. Specifically, they seem to have finally figured out that one-day cricket, unlike the much shorter T20 and much longer test match formats, is neither a case of crash, bang, wallop nor an attritional test of patience. Read More »

England 211 all out

Sarfraz is confident about Pakistan's chances in their first Champions Trophy final on Sunday when they will face local rivals India or Bangladesh . Not a single six was hit in their innings. Sarfraz Ahmed tries to break the partnership by bringing Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan back, and while that worked against Sri Lanka , it doesn't quite do the trick against this England batting lineup. Read More »

Iowa lawmakers react with alarm to shooting

Despite previous reports that Majority Whip Steve Scalise was in stable condition following surgery, the hospital said his condition was critical Wednesday afternoon. Texas Rep. Roger Williams, who coaches the GOP team, said a member of his staff was shot and was receiving medical attention. According to a statement released by his office, he is in stable condition at MedStar Washington Hospital. Read More »

Major League Baseball to allow personalized jerseys and more during new "Players Weekend"


Each jersey will feature a patch with space for a player to personalize it by "writing the name of an individual or organization that was instrumental to his development", according to the memo. Major League Baseball will sell the jerseys, with proceeds going to the Youth Development Foundation , and Passan suggested a successful weekend could lend itself to more relaxed uniform rules in the future. Read More »

Warriors Will Offer Full Five-Year $205M Max To Stephen Curry

It wasn't exactly a huge surprise, but the feat did give a platform to someone we hadn't heard from much this year-Riley Curry . "The backstory to this is, after Game 7 last year, I told one of my close friends to save this for a year from now", Curry told National Basketball Association on TV. Read More »

Adrian Wojnarowski: Celtics 'really the danger' to sign Blake Griffin from Clippers

Truthfully, the Clippers' star is a more dynamic player than the Celtics' last offseason's free agency splash, Al Horford . "Boston is really the danger for Blake Griffin". Neither Griffin nor Horford can play effective minutes at the center position throughout a game. Griffin can't be considered a small ball type of player because he lacks a reliable perimeter game. Read More »

Tottenham face Newcastle & Chelsea in first two matches

The Challenge Cup is a hugely popular event and was won previous year by Hull FC, who beat Warrington Wolves 12-10 in front of over 76,000 people. Following the announcement of the new Premier League season's fixtures list today , the Hammers have confirmed their second game, scheduled to be at home against Southampton , may have to be rearranged due to the World Athletics Championships being held at the London Stadium a week before. Read More »

LeBron James picks his dream teammates for 3-on-3 basketball

James won gold medals with Team USA in 2008 and 2012 and a bronze in 2004. According to Dan Patrick, who serves as a host for NBC's Olympics coverage, pro players will not be permitted on the roster. Speaking to reporters at an NBA Finals press conference on Sunday, LeBron said he thinks 3-on-3 basketball at the Olympics was a great idea, but that he nearly certainly won't be taking part. Read More »

Steph Curry Saved A Cigar A Whole Year For Monday Night

There isn't much question who was the most dominant team in the National Basketball Association this year. Golden State obliterated the record of most wins to start an National Basketball Association season, one previously held by the 1993 Houston Rockets and 1948 Washington Capitols with 15. Read More »

British cycling criticised for lack of governance in report


Phelps explained at a press conference after the publication of the report why it varied somewhat from the draft version. "There is no doubt that the recommendations and findings represent an invaluable opportunity for positive change to enable British Cycling and the entire high performance system to deliver more sustainable future success". Read More »

Ducks add ex-Illinois St. forward MiKyle McIntosh as grad transfer


Assistant coach Mike Mennenga has been critical in establishing those inroads, and it's safe to say that recruiting Canada has paid off for Oregon. For Oregon, two out of four is not bad. The Redbirds lost to Wichita State in the Missouri Valley tournament final, and they were ultimately passed over by the NCAA tournament selection committee. Read More »

CONFIRMED: Claude Puel sacked as Southampton manager


Puel replaced Ronald Koeman as head coach of the Saints last summer, and the 55-year-old led the club to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League table last season. Reading 's Jaap Stam is another reported contender after guiding the Royals to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final. A lack of goals and entertaining football didn't go down too well with supporters. Read More »