• Spain's Nadal, Muguruza stunned by Thursday's attack in Barcelona
Spain's Nadal, Muguruza stunned by Thursday's attack in Barcelona

Top-ranked Czech defending champion Karolina Pliskova defeated Russian lucky loser Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-2, 6-3, dropping Dane Caroline Wozniacki from the list of rivals who can overtake her for world number one this week. "But now, I have been so many times to this place, it's like my home. Everything went my way". "She's a genuine champion...

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  • Red Sox LHP Pomeranz (back) exits vs. Yankees
Red Sox LHP Pomeranz (back) exits vs. Yankees

If there's any space between their backs and the wall, they're an average-to-above-average team. Because it seems like every time they suffer what feels like their worst loss of the season, they follow it up with what feels like their best win of the season.

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  • Barcelona told to meet Ousmane Dembele asking price
Barcelona told to meet Ousmane Dembele asking price

Given the situation, Dortmund will likely reluctantly allow Dembele to leave for Barca as his continued presence at Signal Iduna Park will only be unsettling to his teammates. Whilst the Liverpool board have remained silent throughout their whole Coutinho saga, Watzke comes out and attacks Barcelona in a vociferous manner.

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  • Goals of the game: Broncos-49ers
Goals of the game: Broncos-49ers

However, he played an active role in a pair of skirmishes that broke out between San Francisco's defense and the Broncos' offense during Thursday's joint practice. "And I think obviously Brandon made a point previous year, but he carried it forward". Foster, who played his collegiate football at the University of Alabama, was selected by San Fr...

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  • Mike Thomas talks about his son Justin's first major championship
Mike Thomas talks about his son Justin's first major championship

Spieth needs to win the US PGA to join Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player , Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in having won all four majors. A Major season that began with the Masters favourite falling down stairs ended with one of the game's best young players capturing the PGA Championship, a reminder of the ephemeral nature of the most unpr...

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  • Arsenal is stagnating, but Man Utd is improving, says Thierry Henry
Arsenal is stagnating, but Man Utd is improving, says Thierry Henry

He created one of them with his fine goal against Leicester, and given the amount of football there is to play - including the difficulty of maintaining a title challenge with playing in the Europa League - he'll get lots of minutes under his belt this season.

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  • Everton and Swansea agree deal for Sigurdsson
Everton and Swansea agree deal for Sigurdsson

The 27-year-old is set to undergo a medical on Wednesday prior to joining Everton for what will be the Merseyside club's record transfer fee. He rejoined first-team training after Swansea's return from the States, but he did not figure in their Premier League opener at Southampton on Saturday.

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  • 1 as Roger Federer pulls out of Cincinnati
1 as Roger Federer pulls out of Cincinnati

The Swiss 19-time Grand Slam victor was the only player who could have denied Spain's Nadal taking the top spot in the rankings from Andy Murray . The Swiss star, number three in the world rankings, becomes the fifth of the top six players to skip Cincinnati because of injuries.

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  • Wenger: I want Arsenal successor to outshine me
Wenger: I want Arsenal successor to outshine me

However, Wenger was surprisingly upbeat over Sanchez's future. Sanchez returned to the club late after the summer break and has not featured in any pre-season games after playing at the Confederations Cup with Chile. "Personally, I think he is a hugely talented player, he's on the way up and he will continue to move up because the potential is ...

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  • Hanley Ramirez is not in the Red Sox' lineup on Monday
Hanley Ramirez is not in the Red Sox' lineup on Monday

The additions of veteran infielder Eduardo Nunez and Devers have greatly bolstered the lineup. And to think, the Yankees were so close to winning for the third time in three starts Sale has made against them this season. The home run was the fourth of the season for Devers, who's now hitting.328 with 10 RBIs in just 15 big league games. Giv...

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  • Huddersfield boss laughs off Premier League table
Huddersfield boss laughs off Premier League table

Steve Mounie then made it 2-0 with a brilliant header off a Mooy cross from the left, putting the visiting fans in dreamland at half-time in south London. "I have always said that we will only be competitive if we stick to our identity". "We're having a laugh". Speaking after the disappointing loss, the Dutchman said: "It is a very false start f...

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  • Ben Davies finishes off lovely Tottenham team move against Newcastle
Ben Davies finishes off lovely Tottenham team move against Newcastle

The England worldwide who scored in the 2-0 win says it was important to not react and keep the team going. "But we lost the game". Despite the sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City, they're the only side in the top flight of English football not to make a single signing and that's raised questions as to if they can mount a title challenge thi...

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  • Wozniacki upsets world number one Pliskova in Toronto
Wozniacki upsets world number one Pliskova in Toronto

Second-seeded Simona Halep of Romania needed only 59 minutes to breeze by Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-0 while American Sloane Stephens upset third-seeded German Angelique Kerber 6-2, 6-2. The 27-year-old won the Rogers Cup in 2010 at Montreal, one of 25 titles over her impressive career. While Svitolina has been ideal in f...

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  • Rory McIlroy could miss rest of season because of injury
Rory McIlroy could miss rest of season because of injury

However, the 28-year-old was never in contention for a first major victory since the 2014 US PGA at Valhalla and completed a closing 68 before the final groups teed off in round four. He didn't putt all that well (70th in strokes gained putting), and the course played differently than it had in the past. "It's not a factor when I'm out on the ...

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  • Liverpool midfielder Coutinho submits transfer request
Liverpool midfielder Coutinho submits transfer request

According to Sky sources, Coutinho had indicated he would like to move to the Nou Camp should an amicable solution be reached between Liverpool and Barcelona . Klopp was asked about trying to keep Coutinho happy. The Brazil worldwide was missing with a back injury, according to Liverpool , although he might not have been in the right frame ...

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  • Incredible scenes as Wayne Rooney scores on return to Everton
Incredible scenes as Wayne Rooney scores on return to Everton

Everton face a hard start to the season, with the visit of Stoke followed by games against Manchester City , Chelsea, Tottenham and United. Most of Everton's new signings are expected to start, so there is a high chance we can see the league debuts of Rooney, Sandro, Pickford, Keane and Klaassen.

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  • Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott suspended six games
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott suspended six games

Under the personal conduct policy, players found by the league to have committed domestic violence are subject to "a baseline suspension without pay of six games" regardless of whether "the conduct does not result in a criminal conviction".

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  • Conor McGregor-Paulie Malignaggi sparring videos released
Conor McGregor-Paulie Malignaggi sparring videos released

Malignaggi believed the photos posted were misleading and disrespectful in nature since they showed him on the canvas and McGregor landing flush. "The man was badly, badly concussed". Well, UFC president Dana White chose to release video footage from the sparring session showing the knockdown as well as a couple of other exchanges between McGreg...

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  • Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose urges club to sign big name players
Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose urges club to sign big name players

Sky Sports News understands Rose would consider joining Chelsea or Manchester United . "I will say this too, I will play up north". Pochettino said that he has accepted Rose's apology and he reiterated that the club would sign players before the close of the transfer window .

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  • Real Madrid Set For Barcelona Clash In Spanish Cup
Real Madrid Set For Barcelona Clash In Spanish Cup

Coach Ernesto Valverde will get his first proper taste of the scorching rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid when the two giants of Spanish soccer meet on Sunday at the Nou Camp in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Barca are still reeling from the loss of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record €222 million (Dh964.6m) with the...

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  • Bills Trade Sammy Watkins to Rams, Acquire Jordan Matthews From Eagles
Bills Trade Sammy Watkins to Rams, Acquire Jordan Matthews From Eagles

But the Eagles signed free-agent receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in the offseason, drafted Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson and have been pleased with 2015 first-round pick Nelson Agholor's improvement. Last season, with Wentz under center and head coach Doug Pederson calling the plays, Matthews led the team with 117 targets. He has two ...

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  • Chelsea Bid £35m For Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Chelsea Bid £35m For Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Kaveh Solhekol has revealed that Chelsea and Liverpool are still interested in signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal . Oxlade-Chamberlain , like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil , is into the final year of his contract, leaving the player in a really good bargaining position.

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  • Patriots hold first joint practice with Jaguars
Patriots hold first joint practice with Jaguars

The Jaguars had the right to recoup $3.4 million in signing bonus money after he retired, and that might drive any man to come back to work. Albert skipped most of the Jaguars' offseason program while lobbying for a new contract, and trained in South Florida.

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  • Contador to retire after 2017 Vuelta
Contador to retire after 2017 Vuelta

Contador won the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009. "I'm sure they will be three wonderful weeks enjoying all your affection, and I'm eager that they come". A lengthy legal case ended in 2012 with the Spaniard ultimately being given a retrospective two-year ban. While the Spanish cyclist initially meant to retire in 2016, he joined Trek-Segafredo...

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  • Jadeja suspended from 3rd Sri Lanka Test
Jadeja suspended from 3rd Sri Lanka Test

Indian skipper Virat Kohli kept rotating his bowlers at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground to keep the batsmen on their toes, and the strategy paid off. The ICC said that Jadeja breached article 2.2.8 of the player's code of conduct which prohibits "throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment such as a water bottle) at or near a Pla...

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  • Dolphins' Jarvis Landry under investigation for domestic violence
Dolphins' Jarvis Landry under investigation for domestic violence

When police first learned of the incident isn't clear, but the Dolphins are aware their star wideout is being investigated. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department issued a statement saying the investigation is over and has been sent to the State Attorney's Office for review.

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  • Liverpool to end Van Dijk chase
Liverpool to end Van Dijk chase

We are open until the 31st [of August]. Liverpool are yet to bolster the middle of their back line in the transfer window but Klopp insists he is happy with his quartet of options in Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan and Joe Gomez, while the wait for a development over Van Dijk goes on.

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  • Betty Cuthbert, Australia's four-time Olympic gold medallist, dies at 79
Betty Cuthbert, Australia's four-time Olympic gold medallist, dies at 79

Cuthbert ended the Games with golds in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, while Gosper pocketed a silver medal in the men's 4x400m. Eight years later in Tokyo, she became the only person in history to have won Olympic gold in 100, 200 and 400 meters.

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  • Aston Villa fans full of praise for latest arrival - 'Quality signing'
Aston Villa fans full of praise for latest arrival - 'Quality signing'

He was also an important member of England's Under-20 World Cup winning squad and also won the European Under-17 Championship with his country in 2014. The 20-year-old offers an alternative to Ahmed Elmohamady, Andre Green and Albert Adomah in the wide areas and could also play centrally if required.

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  • 49ers notes: Shanahan fears Malcolm Smith injury is long term
49ers notes: Shanahan fears Malcolm Smith injury is long term

Also listed on the injury report was linebacker Malcolm Smith . Where's Reuben now?: Rookie linebacker Reuben Foster's play-making ability is a daily fixture, never mind that he still shows room for growth in several areas as he learns on the job.

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  • Moses scores but Arsenal edge Chelsea to lift Community Shield
Moses scores but Arsenal edge Chelsea to lift Community Shield

FA Cup winners Arsenal beat Premier League champions Chelsea to win the Community Shield on penalties after Thibaut Courtois and Alvaro Morata missed spot-kicks in a shootout at Wembley. Arsene Wenger wants the Arsenal fanbase to stand "united and together" going into the new Premier League season following their Community Shield win ...

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  • England lose captain Joe Root against South Africa
England lose captain Joe Root against South Africa

Westley left the ball expertly and in the last half an hour before lunch Du Plessis, as if sensing a long day ahead, employed both Keshav Maharaj , his fast-improving spinner, and Theunis de Bruyn, the dibbly-dobbliest of seamers. That lower order for England looks so much more risky with Bairstow and Ali coming in where they are. An outside edg...

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  • Matt Le Tissier Weighs in on Virgil van Dijk Rumours
Matt Le Tissier Weighs in on Virgil van Dijk Rumours

Liverpool's pursuit of Virgil van Dijk looks set to drag on well into late August with any and all progress in the transfer saga being made at the rate of a snail's pace. The Dutch global is keen to leave the club, refusing to play in the first match of the season and training by himself. Chelsea were believed to be prioritising areas of the...

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  • Sharapova (forearm) withdraws from Stanford tourney
Sharapova (forearm) withdraws from Stanford tourney

Sharapova suffered the injury while playing in her first USA match in more than two years, defeating American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 in her Monday opener at Stanford. The Russian Maria Sharapova was waived Thursday to participate in the Rogers Cup because of pain in the left arm. After yesterday's scan, the doctor has recommended I don't...

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  • Sterling Shepard carted off field at Giants practice after rolling ankle
Sterling Shepard carted off field at Giants practice after rolling ankle

That indicates that it is likely a low ankle sprain, which has a shorter recovery period than a high-ankle sprain. After going through an array of tests, Shepard has been diagnosed with a low ankle sprain according to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo .

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  • Kam Chancellor and Seahawks agree to three-year extension
Kam Chancellor and Seahawks agree to three-year extension

Chancellor played in 12 games last season for the Seahawks . "I'm not the same rookie I was seven years ago". The deal includes $25 million in guaranteed money, a source told ESPN. Kam Chancellor even went as far as to express his desire to remain a Seahawk prior to the extension. "I love this team", Chancellor said. He also said he "w...

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  • Patriots' defensive stalwart Ninkovich retires
Patriots' defensive stalwart Ninkovich retires

There weren't enough seats, so many sat on the floor, a group which included head coach Bill Belichick and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. Ninkovich began his career with the New Orleans Saints , and called his release from the Saints a "blessing" for how it allowed him to begin his career with the Pats .

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  • Liverpool will reignite bid to sign goalscoring midfielder after rejected bids
Liverpool will reignite bid to sign goalscoring midfielder after rejected bids

Liverpool looked ready to break the bank to secure his signature after seeking record offers of £57m and £66m rejected. Following the match, according to the Liverpool Echo , when told that Jurgen Klopp and the club have ended interest in Keita, Hasenhuttl said: " That is good ".

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  • UFC: Jon Jones Says He's
UFC: Jon Jones Says He's "Serious" About Fight with Brock Lesnar

Anybody at home who let yourself down, you let your family down, you let your parents down or your co-workers down, you let yourself down, it's never over. But it certainly looks like things are trending in the right direction for the super fight. Cormier pressured throughout while eating Jones' kicks.

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  • Chandimal likely to return for second Test, Herath doubtful
Chandimal likely to return for second Test, Herath doubtful

India are in Sri Lanka for three Tests , 5 ODIs and a T20I where they have already registered a win in the first clash while will begin the quest in second from August 3. It would be tough to say if Pujara or anyone else in the team management had some fresh doubts about his place in the XI once Shastri returned but his knock of 153 in India's...

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  • Alvaro Morata has plenty of improving to do, says Antonio Conte
Alvaro Morata has plenty of improving to do, says Antonio Conte

Stevan Jovetic scored one and made another as Inter completed a flawless International Champions Cup campaign with a 2-1 win against Chelsea in Singapore , but the game will be remembered for a weird Geoffrey Kondogbia own goal. 'He is working well but it has been only five days. The 24-year-old did not start the friendly in Singapore a...

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  • SA miss Philander as England take control
SA miss Philander as England take control

Good news for the Proteas fanatics is that all-rounder has been discharged from hospital and is available to bat. The 25-year-old Durham left-hander, England-qualified through his mother and by residence, almost fell cheaply again to another slip catch by Dean Elgar off Vernon Philander only for an edge on six to be dropped on this occasion.

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  • Alastair Cook misses ton but Stokes takes fight to South Africa
Alastair Cook misses ton but Stokes takes fight to South Africa

That absence was a disciplinary measure for swearing following the dismissal of Ben Stokes in the opener at Lord's. Stokes hit three consecutive centuries to go past three figures but his most impressive work was done on day one, when he played with patience and control.

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  • Mourinho regrets Man United's decision to sell Chicharito
Mourinho regrets Man United's decision to sell Chicharito

United have made quite a mark in the current summer transfer window by acquiring the services of experienced players such as Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta , Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez . Do West Ham have a long term plan & philosophy? Hernandez is just the poacher the Hammers need. At 28, though, it is time for him to step up. The c...

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  • Muller double helps Bayern defeat Chelsea in Singapore
Muller double helps Bayern defeat Chelsea in Singapore

Renato Sanches was excellent for Benfica and earned a big money move to Bayern Munich before starring for Portugal at Euro 2016. "For the time being, I just want to be focused on Bayern Munich ", he told Goal on the sidelines of an Adidas event at Collyer Quay, Singapore .

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  • Red Sox to play prospect Devers against Hernandez
Red Sox to play prospect Devers against Hernandez

An eight-year veteran, he was batting.308 with 21 doubles, four home runs and 18 stolen bases in 76 games for the Giants, including.358 since the beginning of June. But over the past few days, multiple major league sources said the Red Sox were still eyeing third-base options, too, even after calling up Devers.

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  • Colts' Andrew Luck to start on PUP list while rehabbing
Colts' Andrew Luck to start on PUP list while rehabbing

Irsay would announce via Twitter two weeks later that Luck underwent surgery. He was sacked 41 times, missed the loss to Pittsburgh with a concussion and was less than a full participant in half of the team's 48 weekly practices due to injuries to his right shoulder, right elbow, right thumb, left ankle and the concussion.

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  • Derrick Rose to meet with Cleveland Cavaliers Monday
Derrick Rose to meet with Cleveland Cavaliers Monday

For the minimum, Rose is a value signing and still effective in the right situations. Miami would also be taking on some tough contracts. Which brings us to the ol' sliding scale on athletes' motives. Or perhaps the summer after that. That deal reportedly would be worth $148 million over five years. With Irving lining up with fellow All-Star Gi...

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  • Rumor: Knicks likely to trade Carmelo Anthony to Rockets this week
Rumor: Knicks likely to trade Carmelo Anthony to Rockets this week

Anthony has a full no-trade clause in his contract with the Knicks in addition to the trade kicker, and he is obviously willing to do anything he can to facilitate a trade to Houston. Maybe the Knicks would be more willing to take on Kanter's contract if they could also get a first-round pick. So, Anthony is in a similar situation to Westbroo...

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  • Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead arrested for shoplifting in Virginia
Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead arrested for shoplifting in Virginia

Cowboys officials first learned of the incident Monday, per Hill. Whitehead, 25, was scheduled to appear in court on July 6 on a petty larceny charge involving a June 22 shoplifting at the Wawa at Daniel Stuart Square in Woodbridge, said Prince William police spokesman Nathan Probus.

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