• 'Respected by Everybody' - Arsene Wenger Heaps Praise on Gunners Supersub Olivier Giroud
'Respected by Everybody' - Arsene Wenger Heaps Praise on Gunners Supersub Olivier Giroud

United only finished 6th in the Premier League last season due to struggling for goals and drawing 15 top flight matches, but will have been encouraged by this fast start against the Hammers. Obviously I am going to be biased because he is French and he plays for Arsenal but I like his overall play. Why don't you play the other ball. "Very neat...

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  • Ian Wright Hammers 'Disgraceful' Diego Costa Amid Chelsea Fall-Out
Ian Wright Hammers 'Disgraceful' Diego Costa Amid Chelsea Fall-Out

Costa, 28, has been told he can leave Stamford Bridge this summer and has no chance of resolving his future with the club after claiming he's been treated like a "criminal". He has done a good job and I can see that, but as a person, no. They want to sell me to China or other teams. I'm not a criminal! Costa has made it clear the only club he wan...

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  • Watch this Yankees fan's pained reaction to Rafael Devers's game-tying homer
Watch this Yankees fan's pained reaction to Rafael Devers's game-tying homer

Eduardo Nunez has been sensational at the plate since being acquired by the Red Sox before the trade deadline, but he hasn't been ideal. In Toronto, J.A. The Yankees took a 2-1 lead in the eighth when Matt Barnes walked Hicks with one out, Judge poked a single to right and Sanchez walked to load the bases.

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  • An important season lies ahead for Mauricio Pochettino
An important season lies ahead for Mauricio Pochettino

I go every year to play for the Alan Shearer Foundation. The football punditry on Tottenham's window has ranged from aghast indignation that Spurs don't seem to be even trying to improve their squad, to proclamations that Pochettino is playing multidimensional chess by improving the squad through keeping (nearly) all of his best players and...

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  • Isco Pens New Real Madrid Contract With Enormous Release Clause
Isco Pens New Real Madrid Contract With Enormous Release Clause

But the contract doesn't mean anything. "He's an important player for us, he works hard and he's crucial". Asensio joined Madrid from Mallorca for just £3m in 2014 and he's developed in to one of the hottest properties in Spanish football over the past three years.

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  • Bills Send Sammy Watkins To The Rams
Bills Send Sammy Watkins To The Rams

The Rams are excited about rookies Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds, but even after the Watkins trade you have to wonder if they've done enough to get markedly better at the position. If Watkins doesn't stay healthy, this move could hurt in the long run. So they made a decision to move on from Watkins a year early and get a second-round draft pick.

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  • Errani banned for anti-doping violation
Errani banned for anti-doping violation

According to the document from the disciplinary proceeding , the tribunal concluded that it was " more likely than not" that the drug "entered the Player's body by means of her mother's medication, Femara, accidentally contaminating the Player's food".

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  • Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann: 'Liverpool draw is special'
Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann: 'Liverpool draw is special'

Napoli qualified for the preliminary round after finishing third in the Serie A last season. Liverpool have been drawn to face Hoffenheim in the Champions League play-off round and it's a tie that Reds fans should treat with caution.

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  • Citi Open: Raonic falls in straight sets
Citi Open: Raonic falls in straight sets

Anderson sent down 12 aces and saved all five break points as he reached his first final since claiming the Winston-Salem Open in 2015. Thiem staved off defeat the first time after an 11-stroke rally culminated with a whipped forehand victor into the corner that Anderson could only watch helplessly as it whistled past.

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  • Du Plessis urges team to follow Elgar's lead in final Test
Du Plessis urges team to follow Elgar's lead in final Test

In the second Test at Trent Bridge he bowled 23 of the 96.1 overs England faced - or 23.9%. Losing Chris Morris and more importantly Vernon Philander was undoubtedly an unwelcome blow to South Africa , but they can be pleased with how they responded with the ball today.

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  • First Test: Sri Lanka's Karunaratne, Dickwella keep India waiting (Lead Tea Report)
First Test: Sri Lanka's Karunaratne, Dickwella keep India waiting (Lead Tea Report)

Popular perceptions do not perturb him, which is the reason why India skipper Virat Kohli does not believe in counting the number of innings in which he had a dry run. "The surface didn't offer much, that's why the win is special". There never was a contest - India dominated nearly all sessions of play with the Lankans never having a chance...

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  • Brandon Knight to miss season with ACL injury
Brandon Knight to miss season with ACL injury

It has been seven years since the Suns played a playoff game, and on Tuesday night another bad news came for their fans. Phoenix is reportedly a potential landing spot for Kyrie Irving. His first two seasons in Phoenix both ended prematurely due to health. His career scoring average is 15.2 points. He averaged career lows in practic...

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  • Amazing Grace - South African makes major history with round of 62
Amazing Grace - South African makes major history with round of 62

Open. Henrik Stenson also shot a 63 in the final round of last year's British Open at Royal Troon on his way to lifting the Claret Jug. "It's nice to get in the zone like that, when you don't really know what's going on", Grace said . He hit 16 of 18 greens, getting up-and-down from over the 18th green to set the record in the 442nd major cham...

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  • Timberwolves trumped Cavaliers twice, and LeBron isn't happy
Timberwolves trumped Cavaliers twice, and LeBron isn't happy

An arms race has engulfed the Western Conference, and in the East, the Boston Celtics managed to sign All-Star wing Gordon Hayward . This decision left the Cavs without two prominent front-office executives at a pivotal time. The Warriors retooled with Kevin Durant re-signing for less money than he could have and Steph Curry re-signing for a max ...

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  • Tour: Aru still 18 secs down on Froome
Tour: Aru still 18 secs down on Froome

The peloton battled strong winds over lengthy stretches of the 165 kilometres stage from Le Puy-en-Velay, but three-time Tour victor Froome stayed on the right side as the peloton split into pieces towards the end. He added: "Nothing is lost". Overall leader Chris Froome managed to stick with the leading pack and therefore kept hold of the yell...

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  • US Women's Open Golf 2017: Shanshan Feng Holds Narrow Lead After Thursday
US Women's Open Golf 2017: Shanshan Feng Holds Narrow Lead After Thursday

There's enough stress through the week of a major golf championship, especially at the biggest, the U.S. Women's Open, that players don't need to create more for themselves. Rio Games silver medalist Ko played in a group with Feng and gold medalist Park In-bee (77) in an Olympic podium threesome and bogeyed the last after hitting a wedge from the f...

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  • Frenchman Calmejane wins Tour de France stage eight
Frenchman Calmejane wins Tour de France stage eight

Richie Porte in fifth place overall and other riders eyeing victory in Paris on July 23 were simply pleased to get the long, hot stage over without incident. "The situation is different to the last years for sure", he said, referring to Sagan winning the green jersey in each of the last five years. "They took me all the way to the line with a i...

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  • Wimbledon leaves injured players rule in place for time being
Wimbledon leaves injured players rule in place for time being

Djokovic picked up his 234th match victory at all majors, moving ahead of Connors and alone into second place in history, behind only Federer's 315. The question is, did they truly believe they were going to finish. While Tuesday's crowd were clearly short-changed (even if they were given an extra match when Caroline Wozniacki's meeting with Timea ...

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  • Welcoming GST, 22 States Abolish Border Checkposts
Welcoming GST, 22 States Abolish Border Checkposts

Among the states that have removed the checkposts are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal. With the roll-out of the GST, 22 States in India have abolished their check posts. He has urged cabinet secretaries at states to take up the responsibility of addressing GST-related issues of their respective...

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  • Leicester agree deal to sign midfielder Vicente Iborra from Sevilla
Leicester agree deal to sign midfielder Vicente Iborra from Sevilla

Sevilla confirmed Iborra's impending Premier League move in a statement which also invited him to return for a public farewell with their supporters. The defensive midfielder, who stands at 6ft 3in tall, has lifted the Europa League on three occasions during his time at Sevilla and scored seven goals last season.

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  • Raptors help their defense and future flexibility with Serge Ibaka deal
Raptors help their defense and future flexibility with Serge Ibaka deal

Serge Ibaka has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $65 million contract to stay with the Toronto Raptors . If Dwane Casey truly is committed to being a more flexible offensive coach, then the Raptors could play some really fun lineups while moving Ibaka round as a sort of chess piece.

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  • Former Cavalier Brogdon named NBA Rookie of the Year
Former Cavalier Brogdon named NBA Rookie of the Year

His assists (4.2) and steals (1.1) per game were tops among rookies while his 3-point and free-throw percentages ranked second. In the NBA's first televised awards show, Rookie of the Year was announced first, similar to the Academy Awards leading off the show with best supporting actor - not the biggest award, but significant enough to attract...

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  • Anderson out of title shot with Cyborg
Anderson out of title shot with Cyborg

Milana Dudieva vs. Mara Romero Borella now headlines that card, the all-women's promotion announced shortly after the UFC confirmed Evinger's title shot. "I think she owes me a fight". "My fans appreciate the fact that this fight is going to be for the belt, but the fact that the UFC had [Germaine de Randamie] as champion and not me has never bee...

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  • INDIA HEAD COACH ROLE: Venkatesh Prasad throws his hat in the ring
INDIA HEAD COACH ROLE: Venkatesh Prasad throws his hat in the ring

The deadline for applying for the post is July 9. Prasad worked with Lalchand Rajput, another candidate in the coaching race, in the capacity of a bowling coach during the World T20 in 2007, nurturing the likes of Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Sreesanth and RP Singh as the team developed a strong core group of players post the 50-over World Cup de...

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  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final
FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final

It was a typically efficient performance from Portugal who never looked in real danger despite a sluggish start. Just before half-time, Portugal forward Andre Silva lashed out at Michael Boxall after a tussle with the New Zealand defender, which left him with a torn shirt - but could easily have also resulted in a red card.

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