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Ronaldo strikes as Portugal downs Russia

A second Group A loss means New Zealand can't reach the semi-finals, regardless of their final group result against unbeaten Portugal on Sunday. Russian Federation sit third in Group A with three points, one behind co-leaders Portugal and Mexico , the latter of which they must defeat to have a chance at advancing. Read More »

Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon tuneup for extra rest

Nadal's " La Decima " is his 15th Grand Slam overall, just three short of Roger Federer's 18 titles and the Swiss master wasted no time in congratulating the Spaniard on his phenomenal achievement. Many thought that setback, the latest in a series of injury problems throughout his career, would spell the end of his time at the top. "You have to be humble and accept that you have to work to improve things". Read More »

Islanders convince Vegas to take Berube in expansion draft


In the National Hockey League Mikhail Grabovski has played for the Montreal Canadiens, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Washington Capitals and the New York Islanders . Staple reports that there might be a little bit more to the swap, however. Having all three reportedly caused strife for Halak, who found himself waived and down in the AHL for a large chunk of the season; by moving Berube out, the team clears up some of the confusion in net and gets to hold on to their slew of impressive ... Read More »

Clippers gauge interest in DeAndre Jordan trade, sources say


Butler remains committed to the Bulls for reasons beyond they're the only organization for which he would be eligible for the "supermax" designated-player exception. With the Bulls reportedly shopping Jimmy Butler around , it would be understandable if Dwyane Wade wanted no part of a rebuilding process. While Butler and Wade personally have no problem with Rajon Rondo , they would like a proven outside threat at point guard to open up the floor. Read More »

Boston renaming street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz


He powered the Red Sox to three World Series championships, including their first in 86 years in 2004. Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team is looking forward to returning home and celebrating Big Papi in what he says will "be a good day for us". Read More »

French and German Grands Prix return to Formula One calendar in 2018


F1's former ruler Bernie Ecclestone first mooted the idea of three consecutive grands prix in Asia past year, but it was feared the hectic schedule would place too much pressure on the sport's teams. "We're having good discussions and our expectation is to have it, but obviously we don't have a signed agreement, so it's just a reality of life with a lead time that still exists". Read More »

BCCI to receive $405 mn from ICC's revenue


Finally, it was decided that United States dollars 112 million more will be given to BCCI from the previously agreed amount. Originally, the ICC had agreed to give United States dollars 293 million but, after hectic negotiations, its chairman Shashank Manohar agreed to increase it by USD 100 million. Read More »

Tiens, Benoît Paire a encore fondu un boulon

Breaké d'entrée, il a d'abord violemment fracassé sa raquette, en venant même presque à tomber à force de taper le sol. Sous les yeux de l'arbitre. Visiblement, le tennisman français était si énervé qu'il a remis ça dans la foulée en envoyant la balle dans les nuages, concédant par la même occasion un point de pénalité et le jeu. Read More »

Patriots' Malcolm Mitchell has deal with Scholastic Books


Mitchell, according to the New York Times , has signed a three-book publishing deal with Scholastic Books. Mitchell followed up the book's release by starting the Share the Magic Foundation , which promotes youth literacy. The 24-year-old is now gearing up for his second National Football League campaign after spending last season with the eventual Super Bowl champion Patriots. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo can handle tax scandal pressure: Pepe

He continued: "A lot of things would have to happen for him to leave". It is understood, however, any outlay on Ronaldo would not include the image rights the 31-year-old sold to Singaporean businessman Peter Lim, who owns La Liga club Valencia, back in 2015. Read More »

England storm into semis of Champions Trophy

Though wickets fell at regular intervals, England posed a score of over 300 for the 23 time since the 2015 World Cup - during which they suffered an embarrassing eight-wicket defeat to New Zealand on their way to a pool stage exit. Morgan said after the match: "I thought they (bowlers) did an outstanding job". "We've got a completely new team, pretty much", added Morgan. "They were truly the highlight of the day". Read More »

Ireland cricket team granted Test status


The nation to receive full member status were Bangladesh that too came more than 20 years ago. But Afghanistan and Ireland have now joined an exclusive club that also includes founder members Australia and England, who played the first Test match at Melbourne in 1877, South Africa, New Zealand , the West Indies, India , Pakistan , Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Read More »

Dwyane Wade opts in for 2nd year with Bulls


When the news broke yesterday that Paul George plans to leave the Pacers after next season , the Cavs were nearly immediately mentioned as a possible suitor. Wouldn't it be better to rebuild around him rather than give him away? Butler , sources said, remains intent on trying to lead the Bulls back to Eastern Conference prominence. Read More »

Ronaldo heads Portugal past in Confederations Cup

PORTUGAL twice surrendered the lead against Mexico in their Confederations Cup opener on Sunday but the 2-2 draw was no cause for alarm, according to captain Cristiano Ronaldo . The match may have proved a welcome distraction for the four-time world player of the year, who's being investigated in Spain for possible tax fraud . Read More »

Costa calls for Atleti return

Manchester City are preparing a bid for Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The London club signed Costa from Atletico three years ago for £32m when Jose Mourinho was manager. On Thursday, Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has an update on the future of Costa. Costa is likely to be replaced in the Chelsea squad by Romelu Lukaku , with the club having been locked in talks for Everton ever since the season ended, and they are hopeful of ... Read More »

FIFA warns Mexico over rude chants at Confederations Cup

They may not be the favorites, but they're certainly the most experienced nation here. Mexico continued to probe; Jimenez seeing two headers directed straight at the keeper while Fabian saw a curling effort go just over the bar. Russian goalkeeper and captain Igor Akinfeev was tasked with facing a forward line led by the world's best player Ronaldo in his 100th worldwide appearance for "Sbornaya". Read More »

Giovani Dos Santos features in 2-1 MEX-NZL Confederations Cup match

Juan Carlos Osorio's side now just need a draw against Russian Federation in Kazan on Saturday to be sure of reaching the semi-finals. "This team, when they have to sacrifice themselves, they do that". I am expecting a really good game tomorrow. "There are no easy opponents, all games are complicated, so I expect my team to bring home the bacon at the right time", he said. Read More »

McLaren set for double Azerbaijan Grand Prix grid penalty

Honda has suffered recurring problems with its MGU-H this season, with Vandoorne with the latest failure in Canadian GP practice a fortnight ago. " We have some penalties already to start the weekend, which is not ideal but this is the situation we are in ", Vandoorne said. Read More »

Real President On Why Ronaldo Is Unhappy

However, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is adamant that Ronaldo will continue to be a player for the world's biggest football club. "To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process", read a statement from his representatives. Read More »

Ronaldo's header sinks hosts Russia — FIFA Confederations Cup

Portugal and Mexico lead Group A with four points. Igor Akinfeev was forced into an incredible save on Andre Silva in the 50th minute, while Ronaldo missed a chance to double his team's lead in the 63rd. "The game did not go according to our wishes but we changed things during the break". Once the Mexico team able to Power up their Back Supporters. Read More »