• James Rodriguez injury latest: Colombia star set to be benched vs England
James Rodriguez injury latest: Colombia star set to be benched vs England

Our players play in the best clubs, the best leagues, and are used to playing in matches of this size, so nothing will frighten us. "We have all been hurt by disappointment but maybe some of our expectations at times have been a little unrealistic.

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  • Roger Federer leaves Nike for Uniqlo
Roger Federer leaves Nike for Uniqlo

The 36-year-old's whites were missing the usual swish and the familiar RF emblem were gone after the 20-times grand slam champion ditched long-term kit supplier Nike in favour of Japan's Uniqlo brand. "They are mine. The good thing is it's not theirs forever". The top seed, however, hopes to retain some ties with Nike as he was still wearing the ...

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  • Kawhi Leonard trade: Lakers refusing to include crucial player in Spurs deal
Kawhi Leonard trade: Lakers refusing to include crucial player in Spurs deal

Los Angeles is also pursuing a potential trade for Kawhi Leonard and has spoken with free agent center DeMarcus Cousins, according to multiple reports. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is staying, along with - for now - the young core of Brandon Ingram , Lonzo Ball , Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart . The All-Star fell in love with Oklahoma City after just ...

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  • All 12 boys and football coach trapped in Thailand cave 'found alive'
All 12 boys and football coach trapped in Thailand cave 'found alive'

The boys survival was greeted with jubilation nationwide by Thais who have followed every twist of the harrowing story. A video shot by rescuers in flickering torchlight revealed boys clad in shorts and red and blue shirts sitting or standing on the rock above an expanse of water.

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  • Paul George ‘Has Committed’ To Signing With Thunder
Paul George ‘Has Committed’ To Signing With Thunder

It's unclear if or when the Lakers might have a meeting with the 14-time All-Star, if they haven't already. The LeBron James fiasco has gone on long enough. Oklahoma City finished with 48 victories and the Western Conference's 4th seed but were eliminated by the Utah Jazz in 6 games in the first round of the playoffs.

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  • Colombia vs England: Southgate eyes rare knockout win against Los Cafeteros
Colombia vs England: Southgate eyes rare knockout win against Los Cafeteros

England beat Tunisia and Panama in the group stage, before a 1-0 defeat against Belgium meant they secured a place in the knockout phase as a runner-up. "He works well with the team". England's players may know Colombia star striker Radamel Falcao best from his scoring droughts with Manchester United in 2014-15 and Chelsea in 2015-16, when h...

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  • Twitter reacts to 'GM LeBron' making moves in LA
Twitter reacts to 'GM LeBron' making moves in LA

Hours after the news of James' contract broke, the Lakers announced they had signed small forward and shooting guard Lance Stephenson and twice National Basketball Association champion Javale McGee to one-year deals . The Lakers had a large amount of cap space to work with. LeBron coming to L.A. has also sent Laker ticket prices soaring: the...

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  • England captain Eoin Morgan is ready for Indian summer
England captain Eoin Morgan is ready for Indian summer

While England's one-day worldwide team are imperious, the T20 global side is still in the midst of experimentation, as the two World Twenty20s of 2020 and 2021 hovers into view. I just want the team to do well and that has always been my mindset from the time that I have been captain. Especially I spoke to [Cheteshwar] Pujara, and Ishant [Sharm...

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  • Federer marks 20th Wimbledon with '$300 million' windfall
Federer marks 20th Wimbledon with '$300 million' windfall

The star athlete added that the partnership had "been a long time coming". Nike still owns the trademark for his "RF" logo. However, Uniqlo has confirmed the change with a tweet announcing Federer as its new global brand ambassador, though the tennis great is still wearing Nike trainers.

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  • Steve Kerr OKs lucrative contract extension with Warriors
Steve Kerr OKs lucrative contract extension with Warriors

In terms of fine print, the two years are technically one year plus a player option for the second, allowing Durant maximum flexibility to seek out an even fatter five-year max deal later on down the line. This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams. Last week, Anthony opted into the final year of his contract, worth $27.9 milli...

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  • Twitter goes berserk as Spain are knocked out of the World Cup
Twitter goes berserk as Spain are knocked out of the World Cup

The veteran Barcelona midfielder came off the bench and nearly won the game with an 85th-minute shot well saved by Akinfeev. Iniesta also scored the first spot-kick of the shootout. "We've given everyone a party and we believed in ourselves to the end". King Felipe VI of Spain was at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Many supporters still hold ...

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  • Murray draws Paire as he fights for fitness
Murray draws Paire as he fights for fitness

Andy Murray , whose ranking has dropped to 156, had an operation on his right hip in January and only returned to action on June 18 when he was beaten by Nick Kyrgios at Queen's Club. He said: "How am I supposed to tell you how I'm going to feel if I play for four hours in the first match?" He did speak briefly to one reporter about the chances ...

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  • ‘It’s been hard,’ says Steve Smith post the Sandpaper controversy
‘It’s been hard,’ says Steve Smith post the Sandpaper controversy

Watson, a key figure in the Australian team before he called time is not happy that Smith and Warner can play abroad because the overseas leagues would allow them to do so, whereas they are denied a chance to play in their own country. "They're two really great people and we've been looking after each other". It's those things we miss. To be here, ...

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  • Molinari ends Italian PGA drought with National victory
Molinari ends Italian PGA drought with National victory

Francesco Molinari of Italy hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during the final round of The National golf tournament at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. When you play two Tours, you need to balance the two things. He played the next five-holes in six under, setting the tone with an eagle on the 10th before rolling in four birdies from the 11th to ...

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  • Julius Randle agrees to two-year, $18 million deal with New Orleans
Julius Randle agrees to two-year, $18 million deal with New Orleans

The contract has a second-year player option. Both Davis and Randle played collegiately at Kentucky, and the Pelicans have made it a habit over the past few years to add former Wildcats to the roster. The Lakers have turned their focus away from trying to land Kawhi Leonard in a trade - those talks are still ongoing, but the Lakers don't feel t...

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  • Federer stuns by appearing in Uniqlo instead of Nike
Federer stuns by appearing in Uniqlo instead of Nike

The deal reportedly gives Federer the right to sell additional sponsorship patches on his shirt, something Nike didn't allow him to do. During practice sessions before the opening match, Federer did wear Nike shorts. I mentioned many times in Dubai I've hardly ever been tested, which has been quite disappointing. "It's also something that was ver...

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  • Serena Williams' inspiring words after Wimbledon first-round singles matches win
Serena Williams' inspiring words after Wimbledon first-round singles matches win

It's just such great memories that I have here, which is why I wanted to bring Olympia here". The report stated that the doping control officer arrived at 8.30am and, given Williams was not present, refused to leave until she had been tested - which, for whatever reason, never happened on that particular day.

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  • Red Bull wins Austria GP, Ricciardo aborts
Red Bull wins Austria GP, Ricciardo aborts

Max Verstappen made the most of a rare Mercedes double retirement on Sunday by claiming his first win this year, and Red Bull's first at "home", in an incident-packed Austrian Grand Prix . "I had plenty of people coming to see me before the start and saying, 'This was going to be a walk in the park, 1-2, you have the quickest auto'". Despite ...

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  • Marcelo returns to Brazil training
Marcelo returns to Brazil training

Brazil coach Tite has announced his starting lineup to face Mexico on Monday which includes Luis Filipe ahead of Marcelo who is back fit. However, he noted that Marcelo's sleeping conditions at their hotel in Moscow might need to be assessed.

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  • Vettel didn't expect Raikkonen team orders
Vettel didn't expect Raikkonen team orders

The penalty point means that Vettel now has six to his name in the past twelve months, with any driver who receives a total of twelve in any rolling twelve-month period earning himself a one race ban. "Having reviewed all alleged impeding incidents since the beginning of 2016, the penalty of a drop of three grid positions is consistent with all oth...

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  • LeBron James: Basketball star agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James: Basketball star agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers

James can start building a team that can beat the Warriors. The Sixers on Sunday will get a crack at selling James' agent on the idea. The 33-year-old James is coming off a season in which he averaged 27.5 points per game with the Cleveland Cavaliers .

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  • The best memes about LeBron James leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles
The best memes about LeBron James leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles

The Lakers were the fifth-choice in June. The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in OH, and although he's leaving home again, Cleveland fans are more forgiving after he ended the city's 52-year sports championship drought in 2016.

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  • Neymar Had His Ankle Stepped On, Then Stepped on Mexico's Throat
Neymar Had His Ankle Stepped On, Then Stepped on Mexico's Throat

Next up for Brazil will be a quarter-final date with either Belgium or Japan , potentially followed by a semi-final with France or Uruguay. The Paris Saint-Germain forward scored one and set up the other as the Selecao progressed to the quarter-finals of the World Cup at the expense of Mexico , but he has once again come under the spotl...

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  • Arsenal wrap up signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund
Arsenal wrap up signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund

Sokratis becomes Arsenal's third signing of the summer. According to reports from the Daily Star, as cited on the London Evening Standard , the Dortmund defender is set to be announced as Unai Emery's latest signing for the club. "I feel very good, it is my first day here, everything is special, it is a attractive moment. Arsenal are one of ...

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  • Super Eagles depart Russian Federation not as team after World Cup exit
Super Eagles depart Russian Federation not as team after World Cup exit

Ronaldo had a great start at the tournament in Russian Federation, scoring four goals in two matches, but he was held scoreless in the next two games as Portugal lost first place in its group and eventually was eliminated by Uruguay .

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