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England, France Unite With Britpop

He was consulted for Varane's red-card offence and the penalty kick that resulted from it. Compatriots Marco Guida and Massimiliano Irrati took around a minute watching replays of the incident and communicating with Massa via earpiece. Read More »

Steele in US Open this week

This is one of the longest courses that golfers will face this year, and players that can hit the long ball should be rewarded. "You can't get bogged down in the, 'Holy (expletive), I've never played this one.' Everyone's in the same situation". Read More »

Josh Jackson cancels scheduled workout with Celtics

The Lakers are now sitting with the number two overall pick with no clear direction on who they would want to use that pick on. One of the more intriguing players in this year's class has been Kansas swingman Josh Jackson , who has drawn significant interest from teams atop of the draft board. Read More »

Top Republican among wounded as gunman fires on USA lawmakers

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) was injured in the shooting and was reported in critical condition by a Washington D.C. hospital at 11:29 a.m. Scalise and four others were taken to hospitals after the attack. Nobody was killed in Wednesday's shooting - except the attacker. Giffords was shot in the head by Jared Lee Loughner at a " Congress On Your Corner" event at a Tucson grocery store. Read More »

Proud papa Johnson poised to defend US Open title

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It's not actually the rough that had some players hot and bothered, it was the thick fescue surrounding every hole at this dramatic venue. While Stricker has gone 0-for-68 in major tournaments, he's been consistently competitive with 13 top-10 finishes. Read More »

Salary Agreed - How Manchester United Will Line up With €50million Winger

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Jose Mourinho supposedly travelled to Zagreb to watch the player in action in an global game in March, and was rumoured to have been pleased with his performance, which has led to United's in interest in him. "All players must contribute to his team-mates qualities, each player must become useful and that's what counts". The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move to sign the Croatia worldwide in the summer transfer window. Read More »

Rory McIlroy not happy as heavy rough is reduced for US Open

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Erin Hills is going to favour a player with a high ball flight and an ability to avoid the rough, so while firm favourite Dustin Johnson might seem like the flawless pick as he leads the tour in shots gained from tee-to-green, Jon Rahm is also 2nd on these stats and has showed incredible form this season with 7 Top 10s. Read More »

Clinical England sail through to semis

I think we've played them a lot. Victory saw England into the last four of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides after an eight-wicket defeat of Bangladesh at the Oval last week, regardless of the result of their last Group A match against arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday. Read More »

President Trump visits wounded congressman in DC area hospital

She is expected to make a full recovery after she was shot in the ankle. Hodgkinson owns a home inspection business in the state of IL, according to the authorities. PBS NewsHour said it obtained the footage from Noah Nathan, who was walking his two golden-doodles near the Alexandria, Virginia, field where the shooting occurred. Read More »

Former Longhorn Kevin Durant wins NBA Finals MVP as Warriors win title

In a most lovely and poetic finish, the Warriors , who came into Monday night's game leading the Finals series 3-1, pulled off a flawless victory and won the game with a 9 point lead, leaving no doubt that they are the champions. But if Durant signs the non-Bird extension, the Warriors can operate as an above-the-cap team and use their Bird rights on both Iguodala and Livingston to re-sign them. Read More »

Manchester United set to make big money move for Alvaro Morata

But do Manchester United need to worry about Chelsea making a Morata move? Given that just last summer Morata moved for £30m, is he actually worth the more than double valuation being placed on his head in Madrid? A deal for Morata would back up the news that United have already agreed a deal to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof , with the Swede set to arrive in a deal worth in excess of £30m. Read More »

Lions Sweating on Fitness Of Jonathan Davies Ahead Of Maori Clash

Elliot Daly did have the opportunity to put the Lions back in front in the closing minutes but fell short with his long-range penalty attempt from seven metres inside his own half. The Highlanders took the game to the Lions from the start under their closed roof at the Forsyth Barr Stadium and Lima Sopoaga gave them a fourth minute lead with a penalty . Read More »

NBA Wrap: Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

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Both players' deals would expire before the current CBA in 2023, meaning the Warriors would be able sign them to fresh extensions before any new labor contract takes effect. It has been great three-year run, but we feel like we can carry this forward. Further evidence of the Warriors' ability to draft well came in the form of 2016 second-round draft pick Patrick McCaw, who played 11 minutes in game five and looked like he belonged on the big stage in adding six points, but it was Iguodala's ... Read More »

Pakistan thrash England to reach Champions Trophy final

With two new players in Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler coming to the crease, England were desperate for a partnership. Pakistan - who are the lowest ranked team in the tournament - could now gain revenge over India for their opening-game defeat, but only if Virat Kohli's side can overcome Bangladesh in the second semi-final on Thursday. Read More »

Wawrinka oldest French Open semi-finalist in 32 years

He takes a 2-4 record into the showdown with Nadal , whom he beat in the Rome quarters. "From there I started to do a bit better". "You have Ivan Lendl in your team, the guy has so much experience". I'm happy to be in the semis again. You know, especially in the last couple of months. "I am in semifinals with a very positive feelings", Nadal said. Read More »

Diego Costa sends open message to Chelsea fans

Manchester United and Arsenal are also both on the hunt for a top hitman. AC Milan are only second favourites in the betting at odds of 5/4 behind any Chinese club to sign Costa in the summer transfer window. "He just sent me a message, a simple message, after everything that I've done". "Thanks to God I'm not lacking teams (to join)". Despite all his problems with discipline, I believe Wenger can manage that as he's done with numerous players over the years. Read More »

McGregor fight date almost confirmed

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Speculation arose August 26 could be the date when ESPN reported Mayweather Promotions was planning to make a formal request to the Nevada Athletic Commission to hold that date at the MGM Grand. As for the last word on proceedings, we leave a quote that White says McGregor declared to him on Wednesday morning. Mayweather has yet to lose in a boxing fight with 49 wins to his credit. Read More »

Very close to 10 out of 10 - De Villiers lauds 'fantastic' Tahir

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The Sri Lanka vs South Africa Champions Trophy match will be played at the Kennington Oval , London . Before that, it was the Amla show, as the South African opener scored his 25th ODI Hundred. Tahir speared through Sri Lanka's middle order after they made a blistering start to their innings , getting rid of Chamara Kapugedara, stand-in captain Upul Tharanga , who was Sri Lanka's highest scorer with 57 runs, Asela Gunaratne and Nuwan Pradeep. Read More »

England 211 all out against Pakistan in Champions Trophy semi-final

Pakistan await the victor of the second semi-final between defending champion India and Underdogs Bangladesh . Hitting boundaries proved hard, however, and a frustrated Hales, on 13, spooned Rumman Raees to cover with a loose drive. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan continued to score at about five runs an over against accurate Pakistan bowling and tight fielding. While England had toiled in the Cardiff heat on a dusty and old pitch, Pakistan made the batting look easy, seeing out the ... Read More »

Cavs, LeBron James left wondering about next year

Cleveland: James (41 + 13 rebounds + 8 assists), Irving (26 + 6 assists), Smith (25). Though the Cavaliers led 37-33 at the end of the first quarter, Golden State soon reasserted their dominance by winning the second 38-23 to lead 71-60 at half-time. Read More »

Cardiff pitch gave 'home advantage' to Pakistan: Eoin Morgan

India captain Virat Kohli is adamant the title-holders will not be taking Bangladesh for granted in a Champions Trophy semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday. Asked how self-belief had been restored following a defeat by India greeted with widespread condemnation back home, Sarfraz explained: "After the India match, we just motivated the guys". Read More »

Champions Trophy: England knocks out Australia with with a 40-run

For now, they move on to Cardiff and a semi-final, likely against one of Pakistan or Sri Lanka, a statement of intent made in the most emphatic of terms. Wood's one-day global career-best four for 33 included the prize wickets of Australia captain Steve Smith , his right-hand man David Warner and "Big Show" Glenn Maxwell at Edgbaston on Saturday. Read More »

LeBron James says he never played for a 'super team.' Really?

After the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association finals, the Cavaliers had a lot of emotions to process. "I just try to do everything to help this team win and more ", James said . Completing a ideal 9-0 run at home during the postseason, the Warriors became the first San Francisco Bay Area team to win a championship at home since the Oakland Athletics won the 1974 World Series. Read More »

Warriors to do 'whatever it takes' to keep Stephen Curry

If nothing else, this is a something that those of us who enjoy an occasional bet should note after college football crowns its next champion in January. Jordan led the league in scoring and Rodman in rebounding, and their three stars were perhaps the league's best defensive players at their positions, making it almost impossible to score against the Bulls at times. Read More »