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Andres Iniesta to likely quit Spain after World Cup

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Iniesta tells Onda Cero radio that if nothing odd happens then "this World Cup will be my last participation with the Spanish national team". He also was a key part of Spain's two European Championships in 2008 and 2012. Having joined Barca at 12 years old, Iniesta went on to become the Catalan club's joint-most decorated player alongside Lionel Messi. "Next week I hope to give an answer and focus on the [upcoming 2018 FIFA] World Cup [in Russia]". Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic NOT Named in Final Lineup

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Many had hoped Ibrahimovic would return especially given his impact and fitness in Major League Soccer since leaving Old Trafford two months ago. Goalies: Robin Olsen (Copenhagen, Denmark), Carl Johan Jonsson (Guingamp, France), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea, Wales). Read More »

Celtics push LeBron, Cavs into 0-2 hole

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That was it. That's when the Cavaliers transformed from a team closing in on another shot to steal a game the way they did against Toronto and in to a team that could sense a second straight loss. To think, they're only scratching the surface of what they can become. He's the best player, you know? Griffin served as Cleveland's general manager until last June, when he was unable to come to a new contract agreement with team owner Dan Gilbert . Read More »

Everton Sack Sam Allardyce As Manager

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In the end the Toffees opted for Big Sam who signed an 18-month contract. Maybe he'll buy a new villa like he did when leaving St James Park . Sam Allardyce has been sacked by Everton after guiding the club to an eighth-placed finish. Read More »

Jose Mourinho hails "unbelievable" Michael Carrick

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It was all a bit weird. MANCHESTER, England - Jose Mourinho has accused Gary Neville of negativity over the emergence of Scott McTominay at Manchester United . When asked how much Mourinho will miss having a No 2, Phelan, said:"That's a good question". While the Portuguese boss doesn't have the best reputation for giving youngsters first-team opportunities, it seems he has plenty of time for McTominay. Read More »

Michael Carrick to Join Jose Mourinho Coaching Staff During FA Cup

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It is added that an agreement could be reached when their respective seasons come to a close, though the deal is likely to cost in upwards of £50m. It has been like that since we have been here. "You are disappointed but at the same time , you understand". This was the final chance to cut the cloth clean. Courtois said: "It is not about the manager". Read More »

Lewis Hamilton Contract 'Almost Sorted', Toto Wolff Says

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The Austrian firmly believes there's a very good reason why Mercedes could request such an advantage from Pirelli - and it's not fair on other teams. When you're a team and a manufacturer at the same time, you can do that . "We are not looking at drivers outside of Mercedes at the moment because, first of all, we need to give our support to our two guys, that's the priority", Wolff said. Read More »

MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh attend Suresh Raina's daughter's Birthday

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The official account of the team shared pictures and videos of the party. Even Chennai Super Kings handle posted a video from the party in which they wrote, "Here is your midnight dose of cuteness to begin a super happy Wednesday!" Just a few minutes before her birthday, Suresh Raina had also took to twitter and uploaded an adorable video of her daughter. Read More »

Arsenal hold talks with Jean Seri's agents ahead of potential deal

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According to Sky Sports News, director of football Raul Sanllehi has been in contact with the player's representatives ahead of a potential offer in the coming months. The Ivorian has enjoyed another impressive campaign and attracted Premier League interest with a potential transfer fee of £40million being touted. Read More »

Neymar Responds To Real & Man Utd Transfer Links

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However, the Portuguese has also admitted that his side won't be doing "anything crazy". Although PSG have said on numerous occasions they have no intention of selling the Brazil global, speculation continues to grow, and Neymar is getting "tired of it". Read More »

Kaizer Chiefs snub annual club awards

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Amakhosi had never missed the chance to reward their top performers, and club admitted that it's the first in their history that they will not be holding the traditional awards. Motaung promised a squad overhaul long before Komphela resigned, but there have been no player movements as yet. Malawian Patrick Mabedi was named caretaker coach and former Chelsea and West Ham United manager Avram Grant is among those linked with the position. Read More »

Zobrist, Cubs upend Braves on ninth-inning rally

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During a 15-game stretch from April 26-May 12, the Cubs recorded a five-game winning streak, followed by a five-game losing streak, and then another five-game winning streak. Over four innings, he surrendered only one run on three hits while striking out five. Quintana has allowed 13 runs in seven innings against the Braves this season. Read More »

'Blame me for Chelsea's 3-0 loss to Newcastle' - Conte

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He also described Chelsea's fifth-place finish in the just-concluded Premier League season as unacceptable. The midfielder put in a man-of-the-match display against Chelsea on the final day as the Magpies strolled to an impressive 3-0 victory. Read More »

AJ Pollock: Not in lineup Tuesday

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Pollock, 30, has been among the best players in baseball this season, batting.293/.349/.620 with 11 home runs, 33 RBI, 23 runs scored, and nine stolen bases in 166 plate appearances. If Pollock is forced to miss some time, veteran Jarrod Dyson is the top candidate to move to center field with Chris Owings and Steven Souza potentially getting additional playing time as well. Read More »

Pittsburgh Pirates send White Sox to 12th loss in 14 games

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The White Sox are 2-11 in their last 13 games, having halted a seven-game losing streak with a win in the series-finale at the Cubs . Pittsburgh built its 4-0 lead on Frazier's homer , Bell's two-run double and Moran's double. He was replaced by Rodriguez. Starling Marte and Francisco Cervelli left the game early because of injuries sustained in the early going. He was hit by a 93 miles per hour fastball in the bottom of the inning by Lopez. Read More »

Louisiana Senate passes spending budget

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The TOPS college scholarship program, which the House had funded at 80 percent, was trimmed to 70 percent in committee. "Both the House and Senate have now validated what we've been saying all along - you can not fashion a budget that adequately funds our priorities without maintaining a portion of the revenue that is expiring", said Gov. Read More »

Tempers flare between Celtics-Cavaliers after dirty JR Smith foul

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Smith's push was delivered in frustration as the Cavaliers watched a 55-48 halftime advantage disappear, with the incident coming as the Celtics were holding a 12-point lead at 99-89. "One of my guys was down and I took offense to it". And those numbers can't even quantify some of his most impactful moments. "It's like a bully", Smart said of Smith. Read More »

Eagles RT Lane Johnson trash talks the Patriots yet again

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Their owner talking (expletive) to our owner. Bill talking (expletive) to our head coach before the game. No, it's not. And that's what I got mad at, the arrogance by them. That's just the God's honest truth". "I ain't playing Tom Brady, I don't give a f- about him". Going into the game, I'm not going to be shell-shocked by it. Read More »

Minnesota Lynx Waive NRHEG's Wagner

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Wagner was a four-year starter at Minnesota, and ranks third on the school's all-time scoring list with 2,215 points and second with 307 made 3-pointers. "I love him because he puts me in a good mood before a game", she said after a recent practice. "I don't want to stay the same. I want to be able to get better and evolve". Read More »

Hazard warns Chelsea chiefs: We must buy good players

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The Belgian playmaker has constantly insisted that he is happy at Stamford Bridge but it remains to be seen if Real Madrid will indeed make a move for him this summer. "We're just focusing on the game". "We have one game to play and then we'll see what happens at the end of the season". The Italian is under huge pressure after failing to qualify Chelsea for next season's Champions League. Read More »

Thibaut Courtois snubs Antonio Conte in FA Cup final admission

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On Sunday, Chelsea produced a poor performance during the 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United, with the setback contributing to the Blues missing out on a place in next season's Champions League. "It's a final, it's a big game and I feel that normally in those games you shouldn't have to motivate players to play football because we do what we love and we always have to do it 120%". Read More »

Cyclone men's golf tied for lead after second day at Stockton Regional

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They are part of a regional field that includes 14 teams and five individuals. He shot 1-over-par on the front and back nines, finishing with three birdies on the day. "We've been putting it together with 2-under, 3-under rounds, but obviously those numbers are out there". The top golfer that's not part of a qualifying team will also advance to the NCAA Championships, and only SMU's McClure Meissner (-2) is ahead of Fishburn among players that aren't on one of the five top teams. Read More »

LeBron James Held To One Of His Worst Playoff Games Ever

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For the best mobile experience, use the mobile web version . If he can continue to hold James to what he did in game one and can add 20 points on the offensive side on efficient shooting, the Celtics will definitely have a chance to make their first National Basketball Association finals since 2010. Read More »

Slavisa Jokanovic has a special word for Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon

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Fulham completely dominated and by the end of the game it was 10 v 1 when it came to efforts on target. He's the quietest kid I've ever met. I liken him to a sponge. Check out the numbers behind his incredible season and let us know whether you would take him to Russian Federation... Ream, though, warned his team and their fans: "The job is not finished". Read More »

Angels' Keynan Middleton Has Damaged Right UCL

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He will go for a second opinion, but Tommy John surgery seems to be in the cards , according to the OC Register's Jeff Fletcher. Middleton leads the Angels with six saves. Since 2014, Tyler Skaggs, Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, Nick Tropeano, JC Ramirez and now Middleton have had serious UCL injuries. Blake Parker has rebounded of late after a rough start and could also be in the mix, and Cam Bedrosian and Justin Anderson loom as possibilities. Read More »

'Zero concern' as James says Cavs will bounce back

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With that being said, the C's can't let the anticipation of a bounce-back game from James and the Cavs allow them to lose sight of their own game plan. "We didn't play well". Though his teammates struggled in the opening round, he averaged 34.4 points (on a true shooting percentage of 65.5), 10.0 rebounds, 7.7 assists , 1.4 steals and 1.0 block per game against the Indiana Pacers . Read More »

Reds will mount title challenge: Pep

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to come back even stronger next season - after a summer relaxing with beer and wine. It would appear that the younger Salah wasn't quite ready back then and didn't gain the trust of ex-mentor Jose Mourinho , but the forward seems in a much better place now under Jurgen Klopp. Read More »

Manchester City keen on signing Jorginho from Napoli

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The story also claims that Manchester City are now the front-runners to sign the Brazil-born Italy global ahead of next season. Manchester United are now looking at a bunch of different midfield stars in the form of Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred, Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic Savic, Paris Saint Germain's Marco Verratti and even Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal to strengthen their squad. Read More »

JR Smith Shoves Al Horford Mid-Air, Marcus Smarts Retaliates

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Smith shove Al Horford , much to the chagrin of Marcus Smart . Smith was assessed a flagrant 1 foul, resulting in Horford making both free throws. It seemed like Smith was heading for a flagrant two for a unsafe act that could have injured Horford, but instead, all he got was a flagrant one. There's no room in basketball for this crap. Read More »

Portugal Announce Preliminary World Cup Squad

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The boss has now named his 35-man preliminary team ahead of the World Cup , from which 12 players will eventually be cut. Sanches spent the season on loan at Swansea City, but failed to prevent the Welsh club being relegated from the Premier League . Read More »

Girvan Dempsey set to leave Leinster for Premiership role

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Bath have boosted their coaching set-up with the appointment of attack coach Girvan Dempsey from European champions Leinster. He then transitioned seamlessly to coaching, working with Stuart Lancaster , Joe Schmidt and Michael Cheika already during his career. Read More »

Yankees recall Clint Frazier from Triple-A, replacing David Hale

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According to a report from Mark Feinsand of MLB.com , the Yankees plan to recall Frazier from the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, where he had been tearing the cover off the ball over his last 12 games. In the second, the Nats strung together three hits in four at-bats. Howie Kendrick doubled. Gregorius led off with a routine fly to left, where Matt Adams drifted over and settled under it. Read More »

Rangers All-Star back on DL with hamstring strain

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I think if I play more DH I can prolong my career", Beltre said, via the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant . The Rangers said the move is retroactive to Monday, and that infielder Hanser Alberto has been purchased from Triple-A Round Rock. Read More »

Man City's Guardiola crowned LMA Manager of the Year

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Aside from the new all-time English top flight points record, City has also set new benchmarks for Premier League goals (106), wins (32) and points clear of the second-placed team (19). 0 - Frank de Boer became the first permanent manager in Premier League history to not see his team score a single goal during his reign (four games, zero goals). Read More »