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Loris Karius underwent head scan days after Champions League final

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He threw the ball right in the path of Karim Benzema , who directed the ball into the Liverpool goal to open the scoring. Karius then made a further error, allowing a long range effort from Gareth Bale to slip through his grasp, in the closing stages, which gave Madrid a 3-1 lead and led to Karius being criticised for his performance. Read More »

Everton's 'door open' for Rooney to stay - Silva

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Brands said of Rooney: "There is a possibility he will leave". If this is a move he wants to make and the next step in his career then I hope he will return when he's finished there because I think he's still a legend at this club. 'I have big names. The list is not so big, because what we have is important for us, and is important to the respect of our squad and our players. "I like to see competition between players every day". Read More »

Guardiola has problem with African players, says Toure

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We always looked at each other weirdly. "But when you realise that he has problems with Africans, wherever he goes, I ask myself questions". "He insists he has no problems with black players, because he is too intelligent to be caught out", Toure said. Read More »

Injured Nicklas Bendtner out of Denmark World Cup squad

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Saudi Arabia manager Juan Antonio Pizzi didn't play with the main team, as the squad witnessed a number of players who are expected to be omitted from the final World Cup squad. Guerrero was initially banned for 12 months by Federation Internationale de Football Association, reduced to six on appeal. A Swiss tribunal agreed on Thursday to lift a 14-month suspension, imposed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas), while it considered the 34-year-old Flamengo striker's appeal. Read More »

Discovery Strikes Landmark $2B International PGA Tour Golf Deal

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The media company, which owns channels like the Discovery channel, TLC and Eurosport , has signed a 12-year deal with the PGA Tour for rights to air its events outside the USA on TV and digital platforms. "We think the PGA Tour is the most compelling global sports IP in the world", said David Zaslav, the CEO of Discovery, in a statement to Bloomberg, which first reported the deal. Read More »

French Open 2018: Kasatkina stuns Wozniacki

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The 14th seed will now face American 10th seed Sloane Stephens in the last eight. World number one Simona Halep , the runner-up in 2014 and 2017, routed Belgian 16th seed Elise Mertens 6-2, 6-1 to reach the French Open quarterfinals for the third time. Read More »

England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria

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Put yourself in Gareth Southgate's shoes and pick your England World Cup starting eleven and formation, as a vibrant and youthful England squad make the trip to Russian Federation. The English start their 2018 World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18 in Volgograd. Dawson did have one main criticism of Southgate's selection: he would have taken Joe Hart , the goalkeeper, as he believes the three chosen glovesmen - Jordan Pickford , Jack Butland and Nick Pope - are too young. Read More »

West Ham’s Pellegrini mugged at gunpoint

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The robbers stole a handbag belonging to Pellegrini's wife Carola Pucci before they fired at police as they escaped in a stolen auto. He said: "Congratulations to Carabde Chile for his quick and courageous reaction". A spokesman for West Ham said: "Our Joint-Chairman David Sullivan has been in touch with Manuel Pellegrini to offer our good wishes and support". Read More »

Former Alabama standout golfer Bud Cauley in hospital following auto accident

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Was a rough nights sleep last night. "Get well soon, homi". Three passengers were injured and the driver was placed in custody for questioning. The case remains open, according to Columbus Police. This season on the PGA Tour, Cauley has posted two top-10 finishes and earned $900,591 in prize money in 17 tournaments. He has made 11 cuts in 16 events this season and is 82nd in the FedEx Cup rankings. Read More »

West Ham manager Pellegrini 'mugged at gunpoint' in Chile

No one was hurt in the incident, reports suggest, which took place in the suburb of Chillean capital Santiago, Vitacura. A police helicopter was mobilised in the hunt for the criminals, whose vehicle was eventually found in a suburb of Santiago called Conchali. Read More »

Fans stunned as Man City star misses the World Cup

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Manuel Neuer is in as one of three goalkeepers , and will lead Germany's defence of their World Cup crown. In contrast, Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer makes the cut after missing the vast majority of the season with Bayern Munich due to injury. Read More »

England complete rout of Pakistan inside three days

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He's a senior member of the team and I just don't think it was the right time to plan that attack. "We were below par (in the first test), we know that". "I think it was a bit of a wild guess", Broad said, before suggesting Vaughan was motivated by self-publicity. Chris Woakes (1-18) then hit Sarfraz Ahmed (8) plumb in front and Shadab Khan (4) nicked Curran (1-10) to slip before Faheem Ashraf (3) gifted Bess another with a terrible hack that sent the ball spiralling into the offside ... Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue reveals anxiety treatment, other health issues

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Lue's knees lock up sometimes, and he has to allow them to extend and not get stuck in a bent position. Lue stepped away from the team for two weeks in March and went on a medication routine that he said he since helped. It's never been done before where you know he's outside the restricted, and then you go there and overturn the call and say it's a block... "So being able to do that and get sleep now regularly is great". Read More »

England include unlucky goalkeeper on their bench for pre-World Cup friendly

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Do you fancy England's chances? Let's see how it goes because none of the teams would have settled down at the start of their first game. Super Eagles team picture. The Benfica star made his sixth appearance for Nigeria after replacing Abdullahi Shehu at half-time. The Crotone striker, who only made his global debut against DR Congo last Monday, has earned a spot in Gernot Rohr's 23-man group. Read More »

Nadal fulfils ballboy's dream with Roland Garros rally

Mike Tyson watched on as Serena Williams delivered a knockout blow to Julia Goerges and Rafael Nadal had a hit with a ball boy after hammering Richard Gasquet at the French Open on Saturday. The Belgian appeared to exchange angry words with his opponent during one changeover after Monfils was given a time violation before running out 6-7 (6/8) 6-3 4-6 7-5 6-3 victor. Read More »

Watch Cavaliers vs Warriors Online NBA Playoffs Live Free Streaming on ABC

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Much of this comes in the way of him being able to get to the basket either in transition or off the dribble. James and Kevin Love combined for 72 points; the rest of the Cavs combined for 42 points. Even if Durant continued with Game 1-like efforts, the Warriors would live with that. Applying a smart strategy is how the Houston Rockets succeeded in the first half of Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. Read More »

Coutinho: Salah will be a Liverpool star for a long time

When he's not in Ronaldo's entourage, Nuno's first job is presiding over a gang of bull entertainers. The strongman was pictured keeping watch on Ronaldo at the Champions League final in Kiev last month. Security will be on high alert. After putting his life on the line a year ago at a bullfight, he said: "We give everything we can to help each other". Read More »

Aussie Smith surges to lead in weather-hit US Women's Open

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Ko has stumbled her way through the fourth round at the US Open on Sunday (Monday NZ time) with four bogeys and three birdies to card a one-over 73 at Shoal Creek. Duane Smith sizes up the situation with clubhouse leader Sarah Jane Smith on the 18th hole of Friday's suspended second round of the U.S. Women's Open in Birmingham . Read More »

Kevin Durant 'Wanted No Part' Of LeBron James, Stephen A Smith Says

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There's nothing we can do about it", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "But feeling the game, how each game might be different, that goes into focus". We played well enough to win but we didn't, so now we've got to move on. "I would say that about every one of our guys". Throughout the postseason, Golden State has destroyed teams in the third quarter while playing pedestrian in all others. Read More »

Leeds United Sack Heckingbottom

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They are chasing legendary coach Bielsa as their new boss, with the Argentine available following his departure from French side Lille previous year. Bielsa to Leeds is seeming ever more likely by the minute and they could be on the cusp of a special appointment, which is why owner Andrea Radrizzani deserves a lot of credit if he pulls it off. Read More »

England hammer Pakistan within three days to draw two-match series

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But leg-spinner Shadab, fresh from Test fifties against Ireland in Dublin and England at Lord's, inspired a late-order revival as Pakistan's last three wickets added 95 runs. But with Buttler five runs short of equalling his Test-best 85, made on debut against India at Southampton in 2014, No 11 James Anderson was caught in the slips off Hasan. Read More »

Werner to leave RB Leipzig 'to become world class'

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Naby Keita is among the latest, with the Guinean midfielder set to complete a £57 million move to Liverpool as he seeks to prove himself on a Premier League stage. Keita will finally become a Liverpool player on July 1, after a hard final season in Germany with saw him sent off three times. Werner is preparing to lead the line for his country at the World Cup this summer. Read More »

Samuel Umtiti agrees five-year contract extension with Barcelona

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Umtiti, 24, only joined Barca two years ago but his €60 million release clause left the club worrying that he could be tempted by the money on offer in the Premier League. During his two seasons at the club, he has made 83 appearances in all competitions, helping the club win La Liga once and the Copa del Rey twice. " A great piece of news for the Barcelona fans, Samuel Umtiti will continue to wear the Cule shirt until 2023 ". Read More »

Bud Cauley: Golfer seriously injured in vehicle wreck

Cauley was still in Dublin, home of the famed Muirfield Village course, when the auto he was a passenger in was involved in an accident. Cauley was scheduled to play in a U.S. He is 82nd in the FedEx Cup rankings. Was a rough nights sleep last night. Justin Thomas, another former Bama star and a good friend of Cauley, noted on Twitter that Cauley is doing better despite a tough night. Read More »

Novak Djokovic smashes racket, beats Roberto Bautista Agut

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Djokovic is playing at his lowest seeding at a Grand Slam since 2006 having dropped to 22 in the world rankings but has now reached the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the 43rd time - second on the all-time list behind Roger Federer . The Serb will next take on another Spaniard, Fernando Verdasco , after he dumped out fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov . But Roland Garros has found a new hearthrob in the figure of Alexander Zverev . Read More »

Danny Willett and Graeme McDowell in the hunt at Italian Open

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Martin Kaymer blitzed Gardagolf Country Club in Brescia with an 8-under-par 32-31=63 to hit the halfway point of the Italian Open alone at the top of the leaderboard on 11-under 131, one swing clear of a pack of five. Molinari's second consecutive error-free 66 means he has now gone 80 holes without a bogey, his last dropped shot coming on the 10th hole of the second round during his BMW PGA Championship victory at Wentworth. Read More »

Dustin Pedroia Placed On Disabled List With Knee Inflammation

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After a four-year run with the Sox, the 34-year-old first baseman was released on Friday in order to clear roster space for the now-injured Dustin Pedroia . There was the.163 average in May, the emergence of Mitch Moreland (nine homers, 28 RBI, .292/.355/.606) as a power bat, and, of course, the $22 million he likely would've been owed next season. Read More »

Celtics interested in trading up for Texas' Mo Bamba

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The Magic, who are picking at No. 6, are also reportedly interested in the potential game-changing center. For the first time in three years, the Boston Celtics don't have a pick at the top of the NBA Draft. respectively. But it would take more than just picks for Boston to move up, according to Deveney, who believes the Celtics would also have to part with promising guard Jaylen Brown and/or Terry Rozier . Read More »

Big 12 Meetings-Revenue

That figure will nearly certainly keep the Big 12 solidly cemented behind the SEC and Big Ten conferences in revenue and ahead of the ACC and Pac-12. The league previous year split about $348 million, or $34.8 million per school. ESPN reported the Pac-12 distributed $30.9 million to its members a year ago and the ACC passed out $26.6 million. Revenue generated from eight Big 12 football teams going to bowl games, including Oklahoma making the College Football Playoff, and the return of the ... Read More »

Gatland slams 'bitter' critics ahead of Wales-Springboks US Test

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No fewer than seven uncapped players have been named in the starting XV, with another six on the bench. BORN and bred in Nelson Mandela Bay, Siyamthanda "Siya" Kolisi has made history, being appointed as the first ever black captain to lead the Springbok rugby team in its 127th year of existence. Read More »

Hall of Fame pitcher Smoltz qualifies for U.S. Senior Open

John Smoltz , Brian Ferris, and Brian Tennyson began the playoff of hole #18. The 51-year-old Smoltz qualified for the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday, emerging from a three-man playoff to take the final spot. The 8x All-Star and World Series champion was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015 when he appeared on the ballot for the first time. The Senior U.S. Read More »

How Stuart Broad came alive to keep critics at bay?

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It's personal columns, it's radio shows which need likes and airtime isn't it. And while Broad admitted England had left Lord's "angry" with their own performance, he felt Vaughan's comments were a long way wide of the mark. "This is just a think tank to drop Broad or James Anderson and I hope people within the team and the management think, 'Could it make a just a little difference?' You never know". Read More »

Nadal thumps Gasquet at Roland Garros

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There was also an unprecedented act as a Mexican wave spread around the stands as Nadal eased to 4-0 leads in both of the first two sets to all but decide the tie. Stephens next faces Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, who won 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4) against No. 8-seeded Petra Kvitova. Sloane Stephens advanced, too, but the 10th-seeded American had a much more hard time beating Italy's Camila Giorgi 4-6, 6-1, 8-6. Read More »