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Los Angeles agrees deal to host 2028 Olympics


City Council President Herb Wesson's office on Monday confirmed the deal. Additionally, the local organising committee for 2028 will also get up to US$160 million in the form of an interest-free loan to support "youth and sport-oriented" projects and initiatives in the host city prior to the Games. Read More »

Premier League like 'a new world' for Arsenal star Lacazette

The only thing I must say with Lacazette is that week after week he looks to adapt quickly. "Throughout my childhood, thanks to Thierry Henry and other French players, I always dreamed of playing for this club", Lacazette said. Arsenal then added some polish to the win as Giroud acrobatically volleyed in a flawless cross from 17-year-old Reiss Nelson and Alex Iwobi hammered home a hard strike into the roof of the net. Read More »

Manchester United could still move for Gareth Bale this summer


If Bale was to become available, he would certainly represent a welcome addition to United's attacking ranks. The Welsh superstar has continued to forge a reputation as one of the best attackers in Europe during his four years at the Bernabeu having helped Madrid win three Champions League's and a La Liga title. Read More »

Fans urged to boycott Arsenal over owner's hunting channel


One programme, for example, shows a presenter shooting a critically endangered African elephant. Another programme, Dark Continent Quest, sees host Jana Waller killing endangered African antelope the hartebeest with a bow and arrow. The report quotes King as saying, "The channel claims to show "ethical, fair chase and legal" hunting". On every film there's an explanation of what hunting does for conservation and the local community. Read More »

RJ Barrett, top-ranked player in Class of 2019, reclassifies to 2018


I still want to be the best player in the class and the only way to make that happen is through hard work. During a win against Team USA in the semifinals, Barrett scored 38 points on 12-of-24 shooting with 13 rebounds and five assists. We work really hard at Montverde so I know another year there won't do anything but benefit me. Barrett attends Montverde Academy in Florida, a boarding school that is a consistent high-school powerhouse. Read More »

Indians add reliever Joe Smith via Blue Jays trade


The Cleveland Indians acquired reliever Joe Smith from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for two prospects. Smith, a right hand pitcher, will be coming to the Indians in exchange for left hand pitcher Thomas Pannone and infielder Samad Taylor. Read More »

Nationals acquire All-Star closer Kintzler from Twins

In return, the Twins will receive left-handed pitcher Tyler Watson . While the Nationals have been desperate for back-end bullpen help for much of the season, the need was mitigated earlier in July with the acquisitions of Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson , who profile as more viable closing options. Read More »

Jaguars' Branden Albert quits after 3 practices, 9 seasons


Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Branden Albert announced his retirement on Monday via the team's web site . "I've been told that it was about as nasty as you can get", Gase said. He lasted just three practices in training camp. Retirement allows the Jaguars to seek up to $3.4 million in bonus money paid by the Dolphins to Albert, since the Jaguars inherited his contract via the trade. Read More »

Mammana quitte Lyon pour le Zenit Saint-Pétersbourg — Transfert


Les Gones réalisent d'ailleurs une jolie opération, récupérant 16M€ pour un joueur acheté 7,5M€ l'été dernier. Le montant du transfert s'élève à 16 millions d'euros , "auquel pourra s'ajouter un intéressement de 20% sur la plus-value d'un éventuel futur transfert ", a précisé l'OL dans un communiqué . Read More »

Mortgage approvals hit nine-month low amid 'weakened consumer purchasing power'


The BoE said approvals for remortgaging ticked up to 44,548 in June, similar to numbers seen earlier in the year. This was down by nearly 2,000 on the six-month average of 66,656 and nearly 4,000 less than in January. By transaction number the June housing market was busier than the proceeding two months with over 140,000 mortgages being approved. M4 growth slowed to 5.3 percent annually from 6.7 percent in May. Read More »

Feuilleton Neymar: le président du Barça se montre fataliste


Ce lundi, la table est de nouveau dressée notamment par le média Le Parisien à propos de Neymar . Le feuilleton de l'été est sur le point de prendre fin. D'après le quotidien qatari Al Watan , Neymar arrivera au Qatar dès mardi pour satisfaire à la traditionnelle visite médicale avant de signer officiellement son contrat avec le PSG . Read More »

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp targeting Premier League title

The Reds mounted a serious challenge for the crown in the first half of the 2016-17 campaign, but injuries and poor results over the festive period dropped them out of the running. "It was hard for me at the beginning with a few calf problems and everything, but at the end of the season I felt very good, I think I played OK and I want to push on and go in with that feeling at the start of the season". Read More »

Chelsea to miss out on Alex Sandro?


However, it now appears that a deal is unlikely to come to fruition as Allegri is adamant that Sandro won't be on the move in this transfer window. Allegri was speaking to reporters after Juventus's final match of this summer's tour of America, a 1-1 draw against AS Roma, who finished second behind the Old Lady in last season's Serie A . Read More »

Le Graët maintient sa confiance à Olivier Echouafni — France


Malgré l'élimination en quarts de finale de l'Euro, Noël Le Graët a décidé de continuer l'aventure avec le sélectionneur, Olivier Echouafni . Il fera attention à ce qu'il s'est passé. Il l'a dirigée avec soin, il est suffisamment intelligent pour analyser la façon dont on peut progresser". Les deux hommes ont échangé par téléphone et doivent se rencontrer prochainement. Read More »

The Pay Gap for Black Women Is Unacceptable


Such a unique and pronounced wage gap shows how black women in the United States of America face dual challenges in terms of racial and economic inequality. White women pull that average up, though. Even as black women take home more diplomas and pursue the kind of education that supposedly opens doors to bigger paychecks, they're being boxed out of the rewards their careers should bestow. Read More »

Astros Trade For LHP Francisco Liriano


He was ranked no. 9 in the Houston system thanks to his 20-homer, 20-steal potential. Francisco Liriano: 6-5, 5.88 ERA- Has allowed 3 runs or less in last three outings. The move indicates that Houston is going all out for a title this season. However, its bullpen could stand for some improvement: Astros relievers have managed a 4.45 ERA, good for just 22nd in Major League Baseball. Read More »

Sportsmanship makes us winners, says Mercedes boss


Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes that the balance of power between the two teams is track-specific; Ferrari were very quick on the tortuous tracks such as Monaco and Hungaroring , whereas the fast stuff such as Canada and Silverstone favours the Silver Arrows. Read More »

Jets' Todd Bowles raves about progress of Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye


The safety continued that thought with the mindset of a man who now makes hits for a living: "I'm all for making the game safer, but as a defensive player, I'm not a big fan of it". Last week, the VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) and Boston University School of Medicine released a study that found that 99 percent of all deceased National Football League players they studied had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease commonly found in athletes and military ... Read More »

Serge Aurier agrees Manchester United move?


In September, he was found guilty of assaulting a police officer outside a Paris nightclub. As yet, however, the 24-year-old is yet to find a suitor, with Le Parisien claiming that Manchester City, Barcelona and Manchester United have all ended their interest. Read More »

Los Angeles reaches deal to host 2028 Olympics


To prepare for the 2024 Games Paris will need to build an Olympic Village along the River Seine in Saint-Denis, build an aquatics centre in the same vicinity and then clean the river to make it swimmable for open-water events. This would most likely mean that the 2024 Summer Games will be awarded to Paris. Even before negotiations began, it was widely presumed in Olympic circles that Los Angeles would end up with the 2028 Games. Read More »

Ex-Giants TE Larry Donnell signs with Ravens


The Ravens waived undrafted rookie wide receiver Tim Patrick to make room for Donnell on the roster. The offense no longer has tight end Dennis Pitta , who was released in the summer following his third hip surgery. Donnell, 28, has caught 110 passes for 969 yards and nine touchdowns in four seasons. He had his coming-out party in Week 4 against the Redskins that year, hauling in eight passes for 54 yards and three touchdowns. Read More »

Amiens vend Aboubakar Kamara à Fulham — Officiel


A une semaine de la reprise, Amiens perd un de ses joueurs-clés. "Je suis ravi d'avoir finalisé mon transfert à Fulham. Fulham est un club avec une fantastique histoire, et je suis impatient d'apporter mes qualités pour aider l'équipe à réussir", déclare-t-il à propos de son nouveau club. Read More »