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Bayern warns clubs on Lewandowski talks


Bayern have said the striker is not for sale after he scored 30 goals to help his side secure a fifth successive Bundesliga title. In a statement issued to Sky Germany, Bayern denied that clubs have contacted them and asked about Lewandowski's availability. Read More »

England to face Germany in Euro Under-21 semi-final


In retrospect, perhaps a drop-off in results following their successful qualification should have been taken as a warning sign for Frederiksen's team, which lost two and won just one of their four warm-up friendly matches - scoring only three goals in that run. Read More »

Nneke Ogwumike, Sparks travel to play Indiana Fever, Saturday 4 pm


Tennessee women's basketball legend Tamika Catchings will be honored for her prestigious career in the WNBA on Saturday night, as the Indiana Fever retire her No. She'll also host a basketball clinic. "I love what the fans bring". Retired Indiana Fever great Tamika Catchings speaks before the WNBA basketball team's game against the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Indianapolis . Read More »

Unhappy Cristiano Ronaldo not indispensable at Real Madrid - Figo


Jose Mourinho's advisers have hit back at accusations that the Manchester United manager failed to pay millions of euros in taxes to the Spanish authorities during his time in charge of Real Madrid . Previously his worldwide teammates Javier Mascherano accepted a one-year prison sentence as part of an appealing for tax evasion in January 2016 whereas Lionel Messi was also found guilty of tax evading and was sentenced to jail for 21 months, however, both were barred from going to prison. Read More »

Obamacare replacement bill to take center stage in Senate

Among the number of issues that have been raised by the senators regarding the bill, budget cuts for Medicaid takes the top spot. It's unclear exactly what role President Trump - who tweeted last night that he supports the bill - will play in trying to unite Republicans before their recess. Read More »

Zach Freeman Taps Aaron Pico Early In First


In the words of Mauro Ranallo, who made his Bellator MMA debut as a commentator, this was over in a NY minute. Zach Freeman (9-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) brought that fact into stark relief with an uppercut and guillotine choke that had Pico (0-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) tapping quick. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez sets Chile goal record, Stindl equalizes for Germany in draw

Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all-time leading scorer with an early goal in their 1-1 draw against Germany in a clash between the top two in Group B at the Confederations Cup on Thursday. "Three or four changes are possible against Cameroon; seven or eight would be a bit exaggerated", Low explained ahead of his 150th match in charge of Die Mannschaft . Read More »

Monaco's Fabinho: Manchester United transfer 'would be very tempting'


A move to Manchester United "would be very tempting", says Monaco midfielder Fabinho , who has been linked with the Old Trafford club. Regarding United's interest, Fabinho said on Friday: "It's a tempting invitation". The former Torino man cost the Red Devil side £14 million during Louis van Gaal's time at the club, the Dutch man signed him up from Torino in 2015, the Italian also played for Palermo and Ac Milan. Read More »

War of Words heats up ahead of first test


The two are joined on the bench by Tommy Seymour, while Greig Laidlaw is the only Scot to start. All six players are on the bench on Tuesday. "I'd imagine their test 15 will be nailed and probably stay in Auckland, so I think they've got a lot to play for". Read More »

Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final — FIFA Confederations Cup

However, the official chose to stick by his original decision. Nestor Araujo and Hirving Lozano scored to offset a first-half opener from Russia's Aleksandr Samedov to help Mexico join Portugal in the tournament's last-four. "We will discuss these things, life will go on, this is sport". "I'm convinced he'll stay with the national team". Our opponents were not the easiest to say the least. Read More »

Magic Johnson is optimistic about summer of 2018


What he knew about Magic Johnson , a superstar who last played in the National Basketball Association a year before he was born, came from the stories his father, LaVar , told and what he could glean from the grainy footage of games that replayed on cable television. Read More »

Worst No. 1 Draft Picks in NBA History

Markelle Fultz is a self-described hard worker and that diligence paid dividends Thursday (Friday in Manila) as the Philadelphia 76ers made him the first overall pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association entry draft. "Imagine holding onto that and growing". "We anticipate a full, healthy roster". "To think that you're going to go into a season with a 19-year-old, a 20-year-old and Joel Embiid , as much as we love him and see how special he is, the reality is those three players ... Read More »

Lonzo Ball thinks the Lakers can make the playoffs next season

Ball lobbed a pitcher high and outside to Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen who donned an old school No.32 Lakers' Magic Johnson jersey for the first pitch. The Lakers added Lonzo Ball out of UCLA , Kyle Kuzma out of Utah, Josh Hart from Villanova and Thomas Bryant from Indiana. "He's supported him. Read More »

Warriors on hand to see Andre Ward defeat Sergey Kovalev by TKO


Ward cornered opponent at the ropes and struck him several blows below the belt. Ward , a 33-year-old native of Oakland California, began to wear Kovalev down in Round 5 with shots to the body. This is shameful for him and the whole boxing . Both Ward and Kovalev would open up with a hard-hitting intensity that channeled the weeks of verbal sparring the fighters went through leading up to the fight. Read More »

Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

The NBA includes the BAA draft as part of its history so McNeely is the first top pick in league history. "I just want to say this is truly an honor to come here". In his only season in college, Jackson averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds. Those are lottery pick tools, but he wound up being selected with the 47th pick in the draft. Read More »

Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to NFL's best quarterbacks


He said he expected a Ball jersey retired at the Lakers facility one day, alongside his own and those of other Hall of Famers. He also made a tongue-in-check request. The Lakers believe Ball is uniquely equipped to handle that pressure. The Boston Celtics had the best chance and the Phoenix Suns had the second-best chance. Read More »

JO: le groupe Intel devient partenaire du Comité international olympique


Intel va intégrer le programme de partenariat mondial "The Olympic Partner " (TOP) du Comité International Olympique (CIO) jusqu'en 2024. " En vertu de ce nouveau partenariat, les fans dans les stades, les athlètes et le public des quatre coins du monde pourront bientôt vivre la magie des jeux Olympiques de manière totalement nouvelle ", a ajouté M. Read More »

Ronaldo on target as Portugal ease into semifinals


Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty in the 33rd minute to put Portugal ahead as his side eased through to the semifinals. His sharp headers could have turned a comfortable win into a rout. New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson felt his side could return home with plenty to build on despite not being able to register a victory. "I don't see why they can not go on and win this tournament", the English coach said. Read More »

UW's Fultz goes to 76ers with top pick


It was Hinkie, who conveniently wound up working in Silicon Valley after leaving the National Basketball Association, who started the 76ers down a path that outwardly was about a lot of purposeful losing, but inwardly was about a business truth put into viral form form this week by Twitter user @adequateGF: "every startup is just '[thing that already exists] but with skirting labor laws on a technicality". Read More »

Red Sox retire David Ortiz's number 34


Hall of Famers Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez , Wade Boggs and Jim Rice joined Ortiz on the field Friday along with family members of the other players whose numbers have already been hung on the Fenway facade. He also racked up 1,530 RBI and countless clutch hits with the Red Sox, leading the team to three World Series titles. Ortiz retired as Boston's all-time postseason leader in homers (17), doubles (19), extra-base hits (38), hits (80), runs (51), RBIs (57) and walks (59). Read More »

Sweat, NYCFC top Red Bulls 2-0 in Hudson River Derby

NYCFC controlled most of the game, and the hosts only managed to put one shot on target. The Red Bulls' Alex Muyl was booked for simulation after stumbling in the box in the 77th minute, prompting fans to throw objects on the pitch. ATLANTA (AP) - Josef Martinez scored in the 67th minute to help expansion Atlanta beat Colorado in front of 44,938 fans at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Federico Higuain scored twice and substitute Kekuta Manneh added a goal and an assist as Columbus Crew SC ran over ... Read More »

Vegas GM: midnight deadline to discuss players, deals for expansion draft

It would be, do we have too many players (to choose from). "I heard gunfire coming from the camp and I saw people running out of the site", said Modibo Diarra, who lives nearby. Vegas' may take on injured David Clarkson ($5.25 million salary cap hit) as part of the deal. Anaheim Ducks couldn't find room on their list to protect fifth year defenceman Sami Vatanen , who won't be ready for the start of next season after having surgery to fix a shoulder injury. Read More »

Morris the spark as SA steal three-run win


Surrey's Jason Roy and wicketkeeper batsman Jonny Bairstow shared a 110-run partnership after Tom Curran impressed on debut to restrict the tourists to 174-8. He was looking at the fielder when he made the move but had his back to the ball when it struck him instantly. South Africa captain AB de Villiers , insisted, however: "We were in the right to ask the question of the umpires". Read More »

Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russian Federation

Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Russia . The host country were defeated 2-1 by Mexico despite scoring first in the crucial game against the Mexicans. It was suggested to Cherchesov that Russia's difficulty in securing results in key fixtures over recent years could once more haunt them when they meet Mexico , especially given that Juan Carlos Osorio's side are ... Read More »