• Arsenal sign Petr Cech's replacement
Arsenal sign Petr Cech's replacement

Arsenal have seen two well known players leave the Emirates this summer, injury riddled midfielder Santi Cazorla, who served admirably with the team for six seasons and the retiring German worldwide Per Mertesacker. During his time at Sevilla, in particular, Emery showed he could get the best out of players with plenty of potential. Leno's promi...

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  • Local leaders react to North America’s winning bid for 2026 World Cup
Local leaders react to North America’s winning bid for 2026 World Cup

Their lone opponent was Morocco . The chance to co-host the 2026 World Cup is an opportunity to put Canada on the world stage, politicians said Wednesday after soccer's global governing body voted in favour of a joint North American bid for the event.

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  • Tyson Fury wins farcical comeback fight; set for August return
Tyson Fury wins farcical comeback fight; set for August return

Fury (26-0, 19 KO) is next scheduled to fight on August 18 in Belfast against an opponent yet to be named. Fury has plans to regain his three world titles, now in the possession of English rival Anthony Joshua, and his one potential future opponent could be Germany's Manuel Charr who was ringside.

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  • Mohammed Shami ruled out of Afghanistan Test, Navdeep Saini to replace him
Mohammed Shami ruled out of Afghanistan Test, Navdeep Saini to replace him

Afghanistan will become just the 12th nation to play Test cricket when they take on India in Bengaluru from Thursday. He has been forced to manage the ongoing shoulder injury for a while already, and will be monitored closely ahead of the five-Test series, which starts on August 1.

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  • Bound Fred injures ankle in training
Bound Fred injures ankle in training

However, the £52 million midfielder was pictured yesterday with his ankle on ice and the severity of the injury he has suffered is so far unknown. Fred has made eight appearances for Brazil and made head coach Tite's final 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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  • Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld says he could stay amid Manchester United links
Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld says he could stay amid Manchester United links

Mourinho is prioritising the signing of a centre-back over a full-back and United have ended their interest in Alderweireld's club team-mate Danny Rose. Ashley Young was forced to play out of position last season, and Mourinho holds Luke Shaw in open contempt. United's interest in Rose could yet be reignited, with full back options remaining l...

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  • Gabriele Marcotti on Alisson to Liverpool
Gabriele Marcotti on Alisson to Liverpool

Focus will now turn to other targets, with the club's pursuit of a new goalkeeper and another wide player (potentially Stoke's Xerdan Shaqiri), set to round off Liverpool's transfer activity this summer window. Even before Loris Karius' costly errors in the Champions League final, Jürgen Klopp had been said to be looking at bringing in a new go...

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  • Amelia Kerr Becomes Youngest Double Ton Scorer In ODI Cricket
Amelia Kerr Becomes Youngest Double Ton Scorer In ODI Cricket

The Australian was the first person to score a double hundred in ODI cricket when she amassed 229 against Denmark in Mumbai in 1997. Seventeen-year-old New Zealander Amelia Kerr struck the highest individual score in Women's ODIs with an unbeaten 232 against Ireland in the third ODI in Dublin.

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  • Celtics made offer for Leonard in February, report says
Celtics made offer for Leonard in February, report says

While there has been plenty of speculation about Kawhi Leonard's future with the San Antonio Spurs , the relationship between the player and head coach Gregg Popovich might not be past the point of no return. Most believe that the Spurs will offer Leonard that type of money, but Wojnarowski thinks that given the way San Antonio does things, th...

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  • NCAA passes 4-game redshirt rule; what it means for Syracuse football
NCAA passes 4-game redshirt rule; what it means for Syracuse football

Beyond this change, the Transfer Working Group is considering other transfer issues, including the processes surrounding postgraduate transfers. Instead, the NCAA is creating a database in which schools must input a transfer candidate's information within two business days of that player filing their transfer paperwork.

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  • United States, Mexico & Canada Bid Wins Vote For 2026 World Cup
United States, Mexico & Canada Bid Wins Vote For 2026 World Cup

Under Trump, relations between the United States, Canada and Mexico have plumbed new lows thanks to disputes in the renegotiation of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, a $1.1 trillion trade pact that ties the three countries' economies together and which Trump has said should be scrapped.

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  • Fernando Hierro to coach Spain during World Cup following Julen Lopetegui sacking
Fernando Hierro to coach Spain during World Cup following Julen Lopetegui sacking

Hierro, a former Real Madrid captain, refused to criticise his old club for their conduct, and admitted the chance to coach his country was an opportunity too good to turn down. Lopetegui may not have Maradona's level of influence but his exit disrupts a chain of command in a team chasing a second World Cup title in three attempts.

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  • Game 4 registered lowest TV ratings of the Warriors-Cavs Finals era
Game 4 registered lowest TV ratings of the Warriors-Cavs Finals era

It didn't look like they were going to have enough. "They had an awesome run". By the start of the fourth quarter, the only question was whether Curry would win his first NBA Finals MVP or if it would go to Durant for the second year in a row.

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  • Everyone gets free Taco Bell today
Everyone gets free Taco Bell today

The fast-food chain promised to dole out free tacos the first time the road team "stole" a win from the home team during the NBA Finals. Are there any two words better than "free taco"? The Warriors downed the Cavaliers 4-0, capturing their third championship in four years.

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  • Slovenia's Luka Doncic to remain in National Basketball Association draft
Slovenia's Luka Doncic to remain in National Basketball Association draft

Real Madrid star Luka Doncic is drawing rave reviews entering the 2018 NBA Draft approaches, and some teams are impressed enough to at least be considering trading up in the first round for a chance to draft the talented point guard. 1 pick, it's expected that they'll select the seven-foot, 260-pound Ayton. He is projected to be picked No. 4 ...

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  • Thomas cements Dauphine pole as Bilbao wins penultimate stage
Thomas cements Dauphine pole as Bilbao wins penultimate stage

The Astana rider completed the route, which started in Frontenex, in a time of 3:34:11. Saint-Gervais - Welsh rider Geraint Thomas supplied Team Sky with their sixth Criterium du Dauphine success in eight years on Sunday. "Ive been feeling good all year", the Irishman said after the race. "I'm more anxious about my form for the Tour de Fran...

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  • US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup finals
US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup finals

India had officially qualified for a FIFA World Cup back in 1950, which was held in Brazil. The joint North American bid was considered a heavy favorite from the outset and earned high marks from FIFA's bid evaluators because it will, in theory, require less construction and lower costs than the Moroccan bid, which carried an estimated price ta...

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  • Edmonton likely to host matches, as North America wins bid
Edmonton likely to host matches, as North America wins bid

The FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will take place at 6.30 pm IST on June 14, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Canada will host men's World Cup matches for the first time , while Mexico gets its first taste of the event since staging the entire event in 1986.

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  • Toronto assistant Nick Nurse promoted Raptors head coach, says source
Toronto assistant Nick Nurse promoted Raptors head coach, says source

Nurse will be replacing his former boss, Dwane Casey - under whom he spent the past five seasons as a Raptors assistant. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Raptors are hiring current Raptors assistant Nick Nurse as their new coach .

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  • De Gea demands public apology from Spanish PM
De Gea demands public apology from Spanish PM

David de Gea claims to be "well studied" ahead of a World Cup clash with "one of the best in the world" Cristiano Ronaldo. I'm a quiet, peaceful guy and I'm not usually affected by things - personally, I wasn't too affected by it but I have family, people who are close to me and it's not right that they should be affected.

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  • Jeff Horn makes 147 pounds on second attempt, Crawford 146.5 lbs
Jeff Horn makes 147 pounds on second attempt, Crawford 146.5 lbs

The unbeaten Crawford (33-0, 24 KO's), 30, one of boxing's finest pound-for-pound performers, made a splash in his welterweight debut by dismantling Jeff Horn before 8,112 fans Saturday at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in an utterly one-sided ninth-round TKO victory to become a three-division world champion.

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  • World Cup organisers make final touches to Luzhniki Stadium
World Cup organisers make final touches to Luzhniki Stadium

World Cup Organizers announced on June 11 that British singer Robbie Williams will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday. Russia's president Vladimir Putin has manned the mission to present an warmer and more open Russian Federation to the world, and has looked to complete the tournament preparations by sticking to a budget repo...

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  • Dustin Johnson chasing US Open history after return to world No 1
Dustin Johnson chasing US Open history after return to world No 1

Dustin Johnson already had his 18th career PGA Tour victory in his grasp, but he made a decision to end his day with an exclamation point anyway. Phil Mickelson cruised up the leaderboard with a 5-under 65 to finish t-12 at 6 under. Dustin Johnson surged his way back to being the world's best, sinking an eagle from 155 metres out on the fin...

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  • Dele Alli ‘set to sign’ a new deal at Tottenham
Dele Alli ‘set to sign’ a new deal at Tottenham

As we prepare for another fantastic footballing feast this summer with the World Cup in Russian Federation, one of Brazil's most incredible left-back's of all time, Roberto Carlos , has claimed that England's Dele Alli is 'a lot like a Brazilian '.

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  • Antoine Griezmann gets autographs from France 1998 World Cup heroes
Antoine Griezmann gets autographs from France 1998 World Cup heroes

A statement on Atletico's website confirmed the clubs will work over the next few days to complete the transfer. Listen to the latest episode of Soccer Republic Extra or subscribe on iTunes . France won the 1998 World Cup on home soil in a memorable tournament. Of course, if he was staying at Atleti, why wouldn't he just come out and say it ...

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