• Golden boy: Kane to face Spain in eye-catching boots
Golden boy: Kane to face Spain in eye-catching boots

This fixture is the first in Group 1 of League A in the new UEFA Nations League , and the two sides have been drawn alongside the Netherlands. And Southgate believes the best preparation for the Euros would be to win the first edition of the tournament.

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  • Djokovic eases past Nishikori to reach US Open final
Djokovic eases past Nishikori to reach US Open final

Over and out: Rafael Nadal , of Spain, waves to fans after retiring from the match. "It's not a tennis match when one is playing and the other is at the side of the court". After edging a 69-minute set, Del Potro applied pressure early in the second, thundering winners off both wings to get to 15-40 in game two. Back from career-threatening wr...

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  • Cowboys offered second-rounder for Earl Thomas in last week
Cowboys offered second-rounder for Earl Thomas in last week

For months, Thomas lived in a world where workout videos posted to his Instagram account - where he announced the end of his holdout - served as practice footage. Seattle opens the season on Sunday at Denver. With Thomas now reporting to camp, a potential trade could be dormant. That has led to a stalemate that has had Seattle entertaining trad...

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  • Defending champion Sloane is eliminated by Anastasija
Defending champion Sloane is eliminated by Anastasija

Sevastova, the No. 19 seed from Latvia, will play Serena Williams , a 6-4, 6-3 victor over No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova, in her first Grand Slam semifinal. Right now you're in the tournament, you're playing next tournament next week, and you don't feel it. Stephens had used some obscene words out of desperaiton for not being able to execute her ...

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  • Nishikori takes revenge on Cilic
Nishikori takes revenge on Cilic

She then stunned defending champion Sloane Stephens 6-2 6-3 in the last eight. In addition, she actually boasts better return data at this year's US Open than Williams does, against at least similar opponent quality, if not a higher calibre.

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  • Steelers linemen slam Le'Veon Bell over holdout
Steelers linemen slam Le'Veon Bell over holdout

He was born in Reynoldsburg, Ohio on February 18, 1992. Last night, Bell's agent, Adisa Bakari, hinted that Bell might be willing to holdout into the regular season. Remember when Bell was going through a similar dance last season and said he should be paid as if he were the Steelers' No. 2 wide receiver behind Antonio Brown? Franchise tags all...

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  • United must show winning mentality, says Lukaku
United must show winning mentality, says Lukaku

Writing on Twitter, Rashford said: "Emotions got the better of me, I shouldn't of reacted like that". Speaking about United's overall performance against Burnley , Mourinho said, " I think it was a very, very good performance with a result which was short ." .

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  • Rafael Nadal outlasts Dominic Thiem in marathon match at US Open
Rafael Nadal outlasts Dominic Thiem in marathon match at US Open

The fourth set was a wild 81-minute ride that began with Thiem facing break points, saw the Austrian threaten a double break before being pegged back and then a tired Nadal miss a chance to win the match. This will be their first meeting on hard courts after 10 matches on clay. The Spaniard saved a break point in games nine and 11 but he stood no...

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  • Federer knocked out of US Open by Aussie Millman
Federer knocked out of US Open by Aussie Millman

But Djokovic was reluctant to talk about his problems after the match. Since then, nine Australians - including Nick Kyrgios only two days ago, Mark Philippoussis in the 2003 Wimbledon final and Lleyton Hewitt seven times - had fallen prey to Federer in 20 straight grand slam matches over nearly 20 years.

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  • Next Gen fall flat at U.S. Open
Next Gen fall flat at U.S. Open

When she ripped a backhand victor to claim the third set's opening game on Sunday, Williams let out her loudest shout of the day, leaning forward and rocking both arms. Thiem prevented a rematch of last year's U.S. Open final by eliminating 2017 runner-up and No. 5 seed Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2). Zverev, the 21-year-old sensation who has l...

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  • Federer and Djokovic earn third round spots
Federer and Djokovic earn third round spots

Mohamed Lahyani , one of the most well-known tennis umpires, climbed down from his chair and held a conversation with Kyrgios after he went down 3-0 in the first set of the second-round match. "I think every major has its pros and cons, I guess", he said . "But everybody who knows Mohamed knows as well he's quite different from the others".

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  • Manchester City vs. Newcastle United - Football Match Report
Manchester City vs. Newcastle United - Football Match Report

He added: "Some teams, when they play against Chelsea for example, against Tottenham, against Liverpool , against other teams, they play in that way, more defensively". "We were close to getting something and that has to be a good thing. If they decide to play in that way, what we have to do to beat them - that is the trick".

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  • Alisson rues Leicester error and says dribbling must be ‘last resort’
Alisson rues Leicester error and says dribbling must be ‘last resort’

Liverpool's goal was breached for the first time in the 63 minute after a series of passes at the back from the visitors culminated in Alisson losing the ball to Kelechi Iheanacho as he tried to turn in the box, and the Nigerian teed up Rachid Ghezzal to tap into an empty net.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo needs time to break Juventus duck - Massimiliano Allegri
Cristiano Ronaldo needs time to break Juventus duck - Massimiliano Allegri

Blaise Matuidi insisted Juventus will help Cristiano Ronaldo open his Serie A account after the superstar fired another blank for the Italian champions. " Cristiano Ronaldo? Well the Serie A isn't an easy league". In the Spurs match, we were positive and strong and I think the opponent, a very good opponent, felt they were in trouble.

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  • Rangers fans criticise the performance of Ovie Ejaria in Celtic loss
Rangers fans criticise the performance of Ovie Ejaria in Celtic loss

Celtic secured the points in the 62nd minute when Olivier Ntcham slotted home after a sweeping counter-attack initiated by the Australian playmaker, but the margin of victory could have been much wider at Parkhead on Sunday. "They know how to win, we know they are a good team but I see enough today to feel if we can get bodies back and new signing...

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  • Nick Saban Apologized to Maria Taylor for Cranky Interview
Nick Saban Apologized to Maria Taylor for Cranky Interview

Tagovailoa was 12-of-16 through the air for 227 yards and a pair of touchdowns before Hurts got some reps. "Well, I still like both guys", an animated Saban said . Tagovailoa would return to the game and rush for a 9-yard score later in the quarter. Everything about Alabama's QB situation has been classic Saban.

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  • Ronaldo’s Juve face Man United, Barca versus Tottenham
Ronaldo’s Juve face Man United, Barca versus Tottenham

I am sure there is a reason why he couldn't come. "I expected a hard group , we have a hard group and that's what the Champions League is all about", Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp said. Jose Mourinho will be hoping for similar luck today , as Manchester United features in the draw alongside three other Premier League sides: Manchest...

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  • Indians acquire former MVP Josh Donaldson
Indians acquire former MVP Josh Donaldson

Throughout his career, Donaldson has been one of the best power hitters in baseball, crushing 116 homers over the past four seasons in Toronto . Despite that, Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports has been told teams are showing interest. Donaldson made his big-league debut in 2010 and appeared in 14 games over two stints with Oakland. The ninth-inning bla...

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  • Mourinho insists he is ‘one of the greatest’
Mourinho insists he is ‘one of the greatest’

Mourinho is not the only figure to blame at Old Trafford, where the team have not won the Premier League since Ferguson's last season in 2012-13. Zidane is a free agent after leaving Real Madrid and United would surely be interested in the Frenchman should they part company with their current manager.

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  • Bears trading at least 2 1st-round picks for Khalil Mack
Bears trading at least 2 1st-round picks for Khalil Mack

We've got to get a better pass rush, we've got to play better defense, period. The Bears haven't experienced quite the same futility in their search for edge rushers as the Vikings a decade ago, but they have had their own struggles addressing that spot in the draft and free agency combined.

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  • Arsenal’s projected XI to face Cardiff: Lucas Torreira impressed in training
Arsenal’s projected XI to face Cardiff: Lucas Torreira impressed in training

Ozil's absence was due to illness, according to Emery - who is seeking improvement from the 29-year-old and his entire Arsenal squad ahead of Sunday's trip to Cardiff City . Looking ahead to the challenge posed by Cardiff, who are yet to score this season, Emery added: "It's a different match, but very hard like each team in the Premier League ...

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  • Outrage as umpire's controversial pep talk helps Nick Kyrgios to victory
Outrage as umpire's controversial pep talk helps Nick Kyrgios to victory

The trials and tribulations of Nick Kyrgios took another turn at the US Open as he moved into the third round but only after freaky intervention from the chair umpire. "I would say that is against the rules", Wilander said. The Frenchman said: "On court I tried to focus on myself". I wasn't feeling good. "Layhani told Kyrgios that if he was...

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  • Teddy Bridgewater said his goodbyes on Jets bus after learning about trade
Teddy Bridgewater said his goodbyes on Jets bus after learning about trade

It forces Vikings fans to ask if they could have gotten a similar return had they signed Bridgewater. The Jets signed quarterback John Wolford earlier this week who will more than likely play the entire game. But just before the start of the 2016 season, the former Louisville star suffered a season-ending, noncontact injury when he dislocated h...

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  • Champions League group stage draw
Champions League group stage draw

United and Spurs, who both exited at the last-16 stage in 2017-18, are in pot two , which also features Borussia Dortmund , Porto , Shakhtar Donetsk , Benfica , Napoli and Roma. They may have reached the final last time out, but Benfica have pipped them to Pot 2 on the basis of long-term consistency. There's potentially some hard away ...

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  • US Open 2018 officials regret Alize Cornet top change warning
US Open 2018 officials regret Alize Cornet top change warning

Male players change their shirts on court all of the time, so it was an understandable reaction. We follow WTA proceedures regarding bathroom breaks. The Frenchwoman returned from the 10-minute heat break between the second and third sets during her first-round clash with Johanna Larsson of Sweden on Tuesday and realised she had her top on ba...

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  • United troubles intensify as Spurs cruise at Old Trafford
United troubles intensify as Spurs cruise at Old Trafford

The 55-year-old admitted he is not certain about his defence. However, Mourinho's dark arts and the economic strength of Manchester United put the brakes on a potential transfer. "But that is the price on the ticket if you're the manager of Manchester United and it's not going well". "There is no union without the manager", Mourinho replied...

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  • Rafa Benitez hits back at Liverpool legends after Chelsea defeat
Rafa Benitez hits back at Liverpool legends after Chelsea defeat

It is incredible to play football, of course last season was not the best for me inside the pitch, but also I learned a lot outside the pitch as a person, as a man. Sarri , who succeeded Benitez at Napoli, admitted that he didn't expect such tactics from the Newcastle boss. American defender DeAndre Yedlin scored an 88th-minute own-goal to ha...

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  • Arsenal vs. West Ham live stream
Arsenal vs. West Ham live stream

Bellerin's mistakes at the other end remained a problem, with Sokratis Papastathopoulos forced into a desperate block from Felipe Anderson before the Spain fullback played Robert Snodgrass onside to shoot too close to Petr Cech. When pressed on the type of illness Ozil is suffering from, Emery responded (via Arsenal's official website ): When ...

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  • Manchester City given reality check by Wolves in 1-1 draw
Manchester City given reality check by Wolves in 1-1 draw

Mohamed Salah has struck again to ensure an underpowered Liverpool maintained their ideal early-season record in the 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield and climbed to the top of the Premier League . "It is hard for referees to see everything", he said. When he was given the chance to trundle off the bench, the 22-year-old misplaced s...

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  • Urban Meyer May Have Covered Up Texts Ahead Of Zach Smith Probe
Urban Meyer May Have Covered Up Texts Ahead Of Zach Smith Probe

Meyer was suspended for the first three games of the upcoming 2018 season as a punishment for how he handled domestic violence accusations made against former assistant Zach Smith . For his legacy? Can Ohio State still make the College Football Playoff?!? Meyer admitted his loyalty to his mentor Earle Bruce , who was Zach Smith's grandfather...

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