• Maria Sharapova's French Open return ended in ruthless fashion by Garbine Muguruza
Maria Sharapova's French Open return ended in ruthless fashion by Garbine Muguruza

She needed only 70 minutes to eliminate Sharapova and dominated her with superb returning, breaking the former No. 1 a half-dozen times. "I think she was the aggressive one", Sharapova said. Muguruza, by contrast, started with a swagger, a rasping forehand giving her a second break before Sharapova went 4-0 down when she put a tame attempted drop s...

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  • LeBron James: Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn't accept White House invite
LeBron James: Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn't accept White House invite

Maybe the process finally gets completed via free agency? You're taking me back, huh? OK. OK. James was shown asking Lue if the team had any timeouts and then reacting as if he had been punched in the stomach when he learned the Cavs could have stopped the clock.

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  • Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo links up with Portugal squad
Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo links up with Portugal squad

Ronaldo himself has not spoken publicly about the situation since those comments in Kiev, apart from the following day's "see you next year" message to fans celebrating the Champions League success back in Madrid. "But I've got no doubt Salah can build on it and do it over that period of time". 'Messi and Ronaldo have been up there on their ...

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  • Epsom hero Masar to target Derby double
Epsom hero Masar to target Derby double

Appleby, who trains for the global racing giant Godolphin, saddled up Masar, a 16-1 chance, to win for Sheik Mohammed with jockey William Buick - who has ridden a victor on one of Appleby's gallopers at Flemington - on top. "I think any horse person in the world, certainly this part of the world, would say it's the race to win". For Buick, who ha...

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  • Favored Justify draws the rail for Belmont
Favored Justify draws the rail for Belmont

Baffert, who won the Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015, was set to throw out the first pitch. Justify will become just the 13th horse in history to win the Triple Crown if he can clinch victory in the third leg of the series, having already wrapped up confident victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes .

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  • England players carve out strategy for racist abuse
England players carve out strategy for racist abuse

They are put aside. And Young believes Rashford is primed to make a major impact at next month's World Cup . Alli angered his worldwide teammate when telling him to "retire with a zimmer frame" during Tottenham Hotspur's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United - a reference to the makeshift full-back's age.

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  • Mariners use 2nd-round MLB Draft pick on Louisville OF Josh Stowers
Mariners use 2nd-round MLB Draft pick on Louisville OF Josh Stowers

As a junior this year, Stowers had a.336 batting average with 72 runs, 14 doubles, four triples, nine home runs, 60 RBI, 52 walks, 36 stolen bases, a.477 on-base percentage and a.559 slugging percentage over 62 games. Kody gave his older brother some credit for his success: "Wouldn't have been where I am today without you!" he posted on his Twitter...

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  • Isco 'surprised' by Zidane exit, hopes Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Real
Isco 'surprised' by Zidane exit, hopes Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Real

Coutinho, meanwhile, is set to play an integral role in Brazil's tournament following a season in which he sealed his move from Liverpool to Barcelona . Both Salah and Neymar are highly talented individuals but to reach the league of Ronaldo and Messi, they need to be at their best all the time which would be a challenge as they are coming back fr...

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  • Steven Gerrard to raid Liverpool for young prospect Ovie Ejaria?
Steven Gerrard to raid Liverpool for young prospect Ovie Ejaria?

In January, he was loaned out to Sunderland in the Championship, making 11 appearances as the Black Cats endured more misery and suffered a second successive relegation. 'Gerrard has done so much for the club ( Liverpool ) and for football. With the Europa League campaign due to get underway six days after the apparent date for the Bury clash it ...

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  • Barcelona president Bartomeu hopes Argentina win World Cup
Barcelona president Bartomeu hopes Argentina win World Cup

Midfielder Paulo Dybala, in a statement published by the Argentine Football Association, said the team is very happy to train in Barcelona , the professional home of Argentina star Lionel Messi . "Of course, when you have the best player in the world, you are favourites , although he says they are not", Rakitic said. "In a World Cup , logic...

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  • Discovery, PGA Tour tee up $2 billion worldwide rights deal
Discovery, PGA Tour tee up $2 billion worldwide rights deal

Discovery plans to offer coverage of the golf tour, which runs for most of the year, on its traditional services, as well as via OTT. The 12-year deal announced today (Monday) will run from 2019 to 2030 and includes global multi-platform live rights, outside the U.S., to all PGA Tour media properties.

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  • Argentina must be stronger, says Lionel Messi the goat
Argentina must be stronger, says Lionel Messi the goat

We will do everything to give our fans the possibility to celebrate winning the trophy again", he added. Though Argentina have a final warm-up fixture against Israel on Saturday before the action gets under way in Russian Federation, they however hope for fancy chances in Russian Federation, despite struggling to actually clinch a spot, before ...

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  • No female athletes among highest 100 earners on Forbes list in 2018
No female athletes among highest 100 earners on Forbes list in 2018

Last year, the only woman on the list was tennis star Serena Williams , who made $27 million, including $19 million from endorsements, ranking No. 51. Swiss ace Federer remains the most attractive athlete for sponsors, with endorsement deals accounting for $65 million of his earnings. This year the Indian national cricket board "The Board of Con...

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  • Arsenal in shock move for Manchester United midfielder
Arsenal in shock move for Manchester United midfielder

New Arsenal manager, Unai Emery , once tried to sign Fellaini for Paris St.Germain and is now in the market for a central midfield player. Furthermore, Italian media Calciomercato has claimed that Arsenal are set to meet Fellaini's agent in a hotel in the English capital to discuss a potential switch.

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  • GM executive crashes $123,000 pace vehicle at IndyCar race in Detroit
GM executive crashes $123,000 pace vehicle at IndyCar race in Detroit

Reuss lost it in the middle of Turn 2 of the Belle Isle street circuit and hit the inside wall on the exit, giving the immaculate metallic blue 'Vette a nose job it will remember. "I felt really bad for whoever was in the pace auto". On Z06's, Grand Sports, and other things. Team Penske's Will Power finished 11.3549 seconds back in the No.

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  • Argentina 'cancels Israel World Cup friendly' after Gaza violence
Argentina 'cancels Israel World Cup friendly' after Gaza violence

Argentine Football Association vice president Hugo Moyano said threats to the team as they trained in Barcelona were affecting the players' families. The ambassador of Palestine in Argentina , Husni Abdel Wahed, had expressed his opposition to the friendly match, saying the match would be similar to them celebrating.

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  • Manchester United Announce Agreement on Deal for Fred
Manchester United Announce Agreement on Deal for Fred

Chelsea forward Willian, who is now on worldwide duty with the 25-year-old ahead of the World Cup, believes he has a bright future and will make the grade in England. Fred has been included in Tite's Brazil squad for the upcoming World Cup in Russian Federation. It is likely he will slip straight into United's first team next season and make ...

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  • Turkey Hold Russia In Last World Cup Warm-Up Match
Turkey Hold Russia In Last World Cup Warm-Up Match

Alexander Samedov put Russian Federation ahead in the 36th minute with an elegant chip over goalkeeper Serkan Kirintili from a tight angle off a pass from Alan Dzagoev . The 2018 World Cup , which begins next week, will showcase some of the finest talent ever seen in the tournament, but for some of the players, it may well be their last sho...

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  • Unlucky Pena misses out as Peru finalise World Cup squad
Unlucky Pena misses out as Peru finalise World Cup squad

They play their first game against Denmark on June 16. The sample was taken after Peru's World Cup qualifier against Argentina and Guerrero - who insisted the positive test was the result of drinking contaminated tea - was initially banned for 12 months by Federation Internationale de Football Association.

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  • Arsenal reveal first signing since Unai Emery's appointment
Arsenal reveal first signing since Unai Emery's appointment

Lichtsteiner said moving to Arsenal represented a "challenge" and that he was "really positive" the club would "do great things" under Spaniard Emery. He said: "It's hard to see a club like Arsenal not playing in the Champions League. United have a very good relationship with Dortmund, the teams talked but Sokratis chose to go to Arsenal ".

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  • Sokratis has chosen Arsenal over Man United, says father
Sokratis has chosen Arsenal over Man United, says father

The 29-year-old has just one year left on his contract and has refused to sign an extension so Dortmund have chose to cash-in rather than risk losing him for nothing in 12 months time. Charalambos Papastathopoulos has confirmed that both teams negotiated with Dortmund, with Sokratis opting for Arsenal rather than waiting to secure a switch to Ol...

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  • Djokovic through to third round at Roland Garros
Djokovic through to third round at Roland Garros

Nadal was at his most overpowering best as he mercilessly shoved Richard Gasquet out of his way with a 6-3 6-2 6-2 triumph that gave him a ideal present for his 32nd birthday today and only served to make him an ever-firmer favourite to yet again lift La Coupe des Mousquetaires a week today.

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  • Oliver Luck to be commissioner and CEO of XFL
Oliver Luck to be commissioner and CEO of XFL

McMahon's revamped football league now has a commissioner, at the NCAA's expense no less, as the XFL has hired former executive vice president Oliver Luck to fill the vacant role. The XFL will embrace the latest on and off-field technology, providing live game coverage, content and real-time engagement across multiple platforms, giving fans gre...

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  • 'Yaya Toure to play for £1 per week'
'Yaya Toure to play for £1 per week'

The Ivorian will be available on a free transfer when his contract with City expires at the end of this month, and he would be the ideal addition to the Arsenal squad. "He was cruel to me". When he spends £200m on the defence alone; when money is no object, then I can only agree with (Mauricio) Pochettino when he says that he likes to win troph...

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  • Confirmed: United Have Deals In Place For 2 Players
Confirmed: United Have Deals In Place For 2 Players

Manchester United have officially announced the signing of Fred Rodrigues from Shakhtar Donetsk on a five-year deal. Jose Mourinho is in the market for at least one new midfielder as Michael Carrick has moved into a coaching role following his retirement while Marouane Fellaini is set to leave when his contract expires later this month....

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