• Champions League: Europe's premier club competition to be restructured for 2018/19 season

    Manchester City's new coach Pep Guardiola will be heading back to Barcelona after the Premier League club was pitted against his former team in the Champions League draw on Thursday. Russian side Rostov - the only other Champions League debutants this season - face Atletico and German champions Bayern Munich . The eight four-team groups begin play on September 13-14.

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  • 9 in AP preseason poll

    9 in AP preseason poll

    Previous high was No. 4 (1984 and 1988). Alabama leads the way for the SEC and NCAA overall at #1 with 33 first place votes, with Clemson trailing behind at #2 with 16 votes. 1 spot in the preseason polls of 1966, 1978, 2010 and 2013. LSU (1) 6. Ohio State (1) 7. Clemson (7), Florida State and Tennessee (1 apiece) got the others.

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  • Everton boss Koeman rules out Joe Hart move

    Hart faces an inglorious end to his 10-year City career, but he was given a hero's reception by the club's fans when he made his first start of the season in Wednesday's Champions League win over Steaua Bucharest. But he's fit enough to play for now, and is on the squad and the most likely to start in goal. "We all know there is a situation going on but I feel that inside, outside of all the circus, we are handling it well as a good team with a good management staff".

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  • Les Miles Puts Kibosh On LSU Doing Lambeau Leap Against Wisconsin

    Les Miles Puts Kibosh On LSU Doing Lambeau Leap Against Wisconsin

    Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said he doesn't expect his players will try it, either, but that doesn't mean they won't get a reminder. Whatever Coach Miles has in store, I'm pretty sure it's going to be some bad things. "I don't really get caught up in underdog, favorite". We're just under the microscope anyways each and every Saturday. "He is talked about being one of the best in the country".

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  • Vikings QB Bridgewater injures knee during practice

    Vikings QB Bridgewater injures knee during practice

    Will Bridgewater make a full recovery? After dropping back to pass during a drill, Bridgewater planted his foot and immediately dropped. Parcells recalled one of the best examples in the Super Bowl era of a team he coached overcoming the loss of the No.

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  • Dustin Pedroia not with Red Sox due to family matter

    Lorenzo Cain added a solo homer in the eighth inning. He's 33-for-72 (.458) with four walks and a.481 on-base percentage since the shift from his usual No. "I was going to the bathroom and heard them say it on TV". Yost said he doesn't anticipate him returning before September 1. "Obviously it's something you don't plan on", he said.

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  • Tomic courts controversy again with lewd rant at heckler

    Tomic courts controversy again with lewd rant at heckler

    While Kyrgios, the No. 14 seed, clinched a straight-set 6-4 6-4 6-4 conquest of Britain's Aljaz Bedene, 17th-seeded Tomic tumbled to a 6-4 6-3 4-6 7-6 loss to Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur. "I know. he was just saying some sh*t", Tomic shrugged. During much of the first set, a heckler was apparently giving Tomic the business. Tomic beat Dzumhur in four sets.

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  • Balotelli Leaves Liverpool On Free Transfer

    Balotelli Leaves Liverpool On Free Transfer

    Premier League outfit Chelsea are reportedly close to paying £25 million (R474 million) for Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic of Inter Milan. However, manager Jurgen Klopp wanted Balotelli and his huge wages off the books and the talks over a loan soon turned over a potential free transfer.

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  • Celtics Forward Jonas Jerebko Purchases eSports Franchise

    Celtics Forward Jonas Jerebko Purchases eSports Franchise

    Members of the Renegades lived in Australia, but Jerebko moved them into a house/training center in Rochester, Michigan, also bringing on a coach and a team manager. The Call of Duty team includes Adam "KiLLa" Sloss, Troy "Sender" Michaels, Martin "Chino" Chino and Steven "Diabolic" Rivero. With little activity over the last few months a sale was rumoured and has now been confirmed with Celtics player Jonas Jerebko taking the helm.

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  • FA Charge Sergio Aguero With Violent Conduct

    The off-the-ball incident, which occurred in the second half of City's 3-1 win, was not seen by referee Andre Marriner or other officials during the game. Manchester City confirmed that the striker did not travel to Buenos Aires to meet up with his global team-mates before their World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela.

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  • West Ham boss Slaven Bilic frustrated by Any Carroll injury

    West Ham United striker Andy Carroll will be sidelined for several weeks after suffering a knee injury , Hammers boss Slaven Bilić revealed on Sunday. "With the week we've had - a disappointing result on Monday, then to go all the way to Romania [for a Europa League play-off tie] and get back at five on Friday morning, then get a win at home, it's incredible", he said.

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  • NBC Sports host: Kaepernick can't understand what 'black men face'

    NBC Sports host: Kaepernick can't understand what 'black men face'

    Harrison made the racially insensitive remark after he was asked about the controversy surrounding Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem. Rodney Harrison might want to be more careful with his words. Most people agreed that he had gone too far with his comments. Harrison suggested writing a check to an organization or cause that fights injustices against minorities is one way to make change.

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  • OCI Ticketing Scandal: Ireland Inquiry

    OCI Ticketing Scandal: Ireland Inquiry

    Rio civil police have issued a statement which says that they had started an investigation into an worldwide ticket touting ring, but they have declined to issue any further details at this time. Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin, from Bangor, Co Down, are still to be interviewed. In his only interview since the court order confiscating his passport, Mr Kilty denied having any knowledge of the alleged ticketing scam.

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  • Russell Knox call 'so tough' - Clarke

    Russell Knox call 'so tough' - Clarke

    Thomas Pieters' recent play, including a victory Sunday in Denmark, however, seems to have swayed the captain, and sources close to Clarke say that the 24-year-old Belgian will get the third pick. "He's good for the dynamic of the team", said Rose. No other player has won more during that span. Europe are out to win the Ryder Cup for the ninth time in 11 editions when the competition starts at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30 and Clarke said he was confident his team would ...

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  • Bolt: I am the greatest

    Bolt: I am the greatest

    Japan set an Asian record to take the silver in 37.60, holding off the third-place Americans by 0.02. After his news conference ended in the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Jamaican sprint superstar who says the Rio Games are his last Olympics came back onto the track with most of the lights in the stadium having already been turned off.

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  • Keeping Rooney as England captain was easy - Allardyce

    Keeping Rooney as England captain was easy - Allardyce

    England will be playing their first group match of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia on Sunday. The 30-year-old told reporters: "Realistically I won't have many tournaments beyond Russian Federation 2018, so I'm planning to enjoy these next two years and try and help the team improve".

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  • Trump has surprise Mexico visit ahead of immigration speech

    Former Mexican Presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon have also alluded to Hitler in describing the Republican nominee. "I just can not envision him sitting on that chair that was the chair of President Washington, President Jefferson, President Kennedy, President Reagan - all the great presidents that nation has had", he said.

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  • New Zealand lose three before lunch in S. Africa Test

    Steyn was the star of the show taking his 26th five wicket haul and ending up with figures of 5 for 33. Of course, their first innings ended at 8 for 481, before they had New Zealand 3 for next to nothing by stumps on Day 1. Wagner too was done in by a yorker from Rabada, that wrapped him low on the pads. The 24-year-old, playing in just his sixth Test, showed great temperament and judgement on a hard pitch in only playing at what he had to, scoring a career-best 76 and being the last ...

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  • Kyle Larson takes advantage of late restart in NASCAR victory

    All three NASCAR top-tier winners this week won their first race in their respective series with Brett Moffitt winning the Camping World Truck Series at MI and Michael McDowell winning the XFINITY road course race in Elkhart Lake. 34 auto to the competition caution at lap 20 as he rode around in the back of the field. Pole-sitter Joey Logano of Penske led the first 24 laps but lost it to Kevin Harvick on a restart on Lap 25.

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  • Blue Jays-Orioles preview

    Blue Jays-Orioles preview

    Benoit has yet to allow a run in 14 games (13 1/3 innings) for the Blue Jays. Mookie Betts smashed his 30th homer as the Boston Red Sox trounced the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 to stay two games off the Blue Jays. Steve Pearce clubbed a solo shot as Baltimore pushed its league-high total to 208 homers - 15 more than Toronto. Baltimore's Pedro Alvarez, who got a rare start against a left-hander, managed two hits against Happ and is 6 for 12 in his career against him.

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  • Mangala joins Valencia on loan

    Mangala joins Valencia on loan

    The French defender is the fourth player to leave Manchester City on loan on deadline day, with Joe Hart, Wilfried Bony and Samir Nasri making for the exit. The France worldwide, who made 48 Premier League appearances for the Citizens, is expected to go straight into Los Che's starting line-up after the global break following the departure of Shkodran Mustafi to Arsenal .

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  • Virender Sehwag-Piers Morgan Twitter war intensifies; trolls join the conversation

    Virender Sehwag-Piers Morgan Twitter war intensifies; trolls join the conversation

    The Twitter war between former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and British journalist Piers Morgan has reached to a new level, with the latter striking back after a brief lull. "Embarrassing?" Sehwag replied in the coolest way possible. Virender Sehwag also took a jibe at well-known writer and columnist Shobhaa De in his tweet celebrating victory of wrestler Sakshi Malik at Rio Olympics.

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  • Watford vs Chelsea: Conte wary of Ighalo

    Diego Costa proved to be the hero for Chelsea once again, as the Blues recorded a 2-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road. Now he is ready to recreate that sort of form as Conte looks to deliver silverware in his maiden season at Stamford Bridge.

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  • Alan Pardew hopeful of luring Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere to Crystal Palace

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is yet to make a decision over his future but Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew remains hopeful of luring the England global to Selhurst Park. Wilshere made his Arsenal debut at the age of 16 and has shown electrifying form for both the Gunners and England at times, but injuries have hampered his career and he missed almost all of last season with a broken ankle.

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  • Roma Lead Race For Arsenal Midfielder Wilshere

    Calum Chambers also on Tuesday joined Middlesbrough on loan until the end of the season, while earlier on Wednesday Serge Gnabry signed for Werder Bremen on a permanent basis. With Mesut Ozil occupying the No. 10 role Wilshere craves and central midfielder Granit Xhaka having arrived in the summer, Wilshere's prospects of being a regular starter have diminished.

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  • Sunderland sign Ndong for club record fee

    Sunderland sign Ndong for club record fee

    The defensive midfielder has headed to the Stadium of Light for a fee of around €20m, making him the Black Cats' most expensive ever signing. David Moyes identified the middle of the park as an area that needs strengthening and this signing could prove to be an important one if Sunderland are to avoid relegation this season.

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  • Can Murray top golden year at US Open?

    Can Murray top golden year at US Open?

    Chrissie Evert, another ESPN pundit who also won six US Open titles, said: "For Serena, being No 2 in the world doesn't sit well with her". THE McENROE brothers last night talked up Andy Murray's chances of winning the US Open - then knocked the Scot down by insisting he'll never be in the same league as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal.

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  • Cal Bears in Australia attract 61000 fans to Sydney game

    Already making a statement against Hawaii, Cal snagged the season's first onside recovery, first penalty, first interception and first touchdown - a mixed bag of things to brag about heading into week two. Webb said it was a "very good victory" in his first game with Cal, but praised Hansen, who clicked with his quarterback from early on. "I'm excited for what we can do this season".

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