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Liverpool are reportedly ready to offer Mo Salah a bumper new contract

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He said: "I like the Premier League". Salah's performances have helped the Reds into the quarter-finals of the Champions League - where they will face Pep Guardiola's Manchester City - while they sit third in the league, seven points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea and on course to once again qualify for Europe's elite club competition. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton sets lap record to take pole position in Melbourne

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To which Hamilton added: "Kimi parties all the time so". "Getting out and getting the tyres working to the optimum and staying in the right zone all lap was definitely hard". "That's what I call a positive start to the season", Verstappen tweeted. "Hopefully we get a one-stop and the others suffer and have to do a two, and that would be where we celebrate". Read More »

Federer falls as Zverev, Kyrgios progress in Miami

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Djokovic's loss sees his 2018 win/loss record move to 3-2. That elbow injury cost him participation in the US Open last summer. "Yeah, I mean, everyone is human". His two defeats in the last seven days were 7-6 in the third (against Del Potro and Kokkinakis) and he is likely to get back the top spot during the clay season, even without playing, since Nadal is defending 4,680 points on the red dirt and is still recovering from his psoas issue. Read More »

Michigan survives scare from Florida State to reach Final Four

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Instead, defense and turnovers dominated the regional final in the first half, which ended with MI up 27-26 despite managing only one field goal and missing four free throws in the final 8 ½ minutes. He starred again tonight, tallying a team-high 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting. In his defense, the Seminoles shot just 32.0 percent from the field and 23.5 percent from beyond the arc. Read More »

F1 2018 Australian Grand Prix: What we learned from qualifying

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Hamilton's best time of 1:21.164 on Saturday was nearly a full second faster than Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen who qualified in second place with a time of 1:21.828. "Obviously the gap's bigger than we want it to be", a subdued Vettel told reporters, looking ahead to Sunday's race. Those hoping for a surprise midfield victor might be disappointed this year as the best-of-the-rest team Haas (who will start fifth and sixth tomorrow after Ricciardo's penalty) were over two seconds slower. Read More »

Bale should snub Man Utd to stay at Real Madrid - Giggs

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But former United star Giggs: "It's Real Madrid - there are only a handful of clubs who have got that aura". " Of course you would want to stay there ". "When you shut the door of your office and everyone else has gone home, you're on your own". The Manchester United legend, who retired aged 40, says he sought the advice of fellow managers - including leading figures from other sports - prior to his Wales appointment. Read More »

Kaetlyn Osmond Wins Gold at 2018 World Championships

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After the short program, Osmond was fourth and trailed Kostner, Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russian Federation and Miyahara. The first Canadian ever to win a gold medal in women's figure skating at the World Figure Skating Championships was the late Barbara Ann Scott of Ottawa, Ontario, who won gold in 1947 in Stockholm, Sweden and then in 1948 in Davos, Switzerland. Read More »

Celtics' Irving to return in three to six weeks after surgery

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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving underwent minor surgery on his ailing left knee on Saturday and is expected to return to basketball activities in three-to-six weeks, according to the team. The Celtics have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. That means there is a chance Irving will miss the first round of the postseason, and potentially more depending on his recovery time. Read More »

NCAA Tournament Predictions: Florida State vs

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It ranks 16th in defensive efficiency as well despite mediocre numbers in the steals and blocks categories. "So my job is to try to get them to be mentally and emotionally poised, connected, and energized and not pressured because they're trying to satisfy something for the coach", he said with a laugh. Read More »

McIlroy switches focus to Masters after WGC Match Play exit

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But he couldn't keep up with Thomas - really, who could? - after Thomas was a sizzling 6 under par through 12 holes. Here are three other takeaways from the early knockout stage on Saturday. In the Dominican Republic, Seamus Power eagled his 16th hole and carded a five-under 67 to lie tied sixth, just four shots behind American Brice Garnett in the PGA Tour's Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. Read More »

Hugo Lloris on Paul Pogba: "He is one of our leaders".

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Paul Pogba warms up during a France football team training session before the friendly match against Colombia. Il Messaggero are the ones with a bit of information on the Serbian's future, casually throwing Manchester City and Manchester United into the mix, as always. Read More »

Man Utd announce plans to form professional women's team

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The world's richest club has been criticised in the past for not having a team competing in the female game, as their closest Premier League rivals all do, after they scrapped their women's side in 2005. Meanwhile, it is said that the young Englishman's recent exploits for his country and club have forced the Red Devils to shift their attention from long-term target Danny Rose. Read More »

Controversy as West Indies qualify for World Cup, Scots miss out

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Cutting down the World Cup and excluding more associate nations is the latest step and leaves a sour taste in the mouth.Credit must go to the West Indies for navigating a tricky qualifying tournament, but knowing that courageous performers like Scotland will be sitting at home during the 2019 World Cup is disappointing. Read More »

Giants Bumgarner hit in hand, leaves spring training start

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Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, missed almost three months last season after a dirt bike accident on April 20 during an off day in Colorado. After a rough season last year (64-98), the Giants were hoping to turn things around this year by adding former National League MVP Andrew McCutchen in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates and dealing for All-Star third-baseman Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays. Read More »

Chris Beard Leads Texas Tech Past Purdue To Advance To Elite 8

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BC-BKC-NCAA-Texas Tech-Purdue, 1st Ld-Writethru, 621 Beard, Texas Tech oust Purdue 78-65 in NCAA East RegionAP Photo BX198, BX203, BX204, BX202, BX200, BX199, BX197, BX196Eds: Texas Tech 78, Purdue 65. "We had to take care of the ball and didn't do that", Vince Edwards said. Texas Tech is a solid team however, they really have faced the talent level that Villanova brings to the table and as I'm not concerned with the Wildcats offense being able to score against the Red Raiders ... Read More »

Close to 100 arrests as trouble flares in Amsterdam

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Thirty five of those arrested spent the night in cells and 94 were fined, police said. Riot police detained 60 people in the red light district, officers said. obviously it's not something I want to hear because most of all for us, I think our players have represented their country really well tonight with pride and some style". Read More »

Day Hot Early at WGC Match Play

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He found himself down by five holes to Peter Uihlen, an American who has never won a PGA event. McIlroy was 5 down with five holes to play when he ran off three straight birdies. "I made him earn it at least", said McIlroy. "He turned it on fin ally", a relieved Uihlien told Golf Channel after staving off a late McIlroy comeback. Read More »

Australia embroiled in alleged ball tampering in SAfrica

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Television footage showed Bancroft take on the object out of his pocket while fielding and later was seen tucking the object down the front of his pants. "And if you're caught doing the wrong thing you've got to pay the penalty", Border said. "Its not on and it wont happen again, I can promise you". I don't think he would have made that decision by himself. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: LA Galaxy move announced with LA Times advert

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Major League Soccer side, Los Angeles Galaxy. "Los Angeles, welcome to Zlatan", read the caption on a social media video featuring Ibrahimovic and a lion. Ibrahimovic helped Manchester United win Europe's second-tier global club competition, the UEFA Europa League, in 2017. If I want, I'm there. 'The more I play, the better it will be. Read More »

Kansas holds on for win over Clemson; advances to Elite Eight

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The Jayhawks are experienced and were impressive away from home throughout the season. KU would play the victor of the No. 2 seed Duke versus No. 11 seed Syracuse game on Sunday, March 25 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Big picture • One of the most encouraging signs for Kansas was that it jumped ahead by 13 at halftime despite a one-for-seven start by Graham, the Big 12 player of the year. Read More »

Muller and Ozil set to miss Brazil friendly

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Germany's players pose for a team photo prior to the worldwide friendly football match of Germany vs Spain in Duesseldorf, western Germany, on March 23, 2018, in preparation of the 2018 Fifa World Cup: (front row, L-R) Germany's midfielder Joshua Kimmich, Germany's forward Thomas Mueller, Germany's midfielder Julian Draxler, Germany's striker Timo Werner and Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil; (row behind, L-R) Germany's midfielder Leroy Sane , Germany's defender Mats Hummels, ... Read More »

Giants Trade Pierre-Paul To Buccaneers

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Pierre-Paul did enough in Ben McAdoo's first season of 2016 to earn a four-year, $62-million contract extension last spring that included $40 million guaranteed. Flowers recorded 32 tackles, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 16 games during his first season with the Patriots. The Giants are coming off a 3-13 season and hold the third overall pick in next month's draft. Read More »