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Susan Collins Says Brett Kavanaugh Is 'Clearly' Qualified For Supreme Court

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While many Democratic senators swiftly issued statements rejecting Kavanaugh late Monday, Indiana's Joe Donnelly was noncommittal, pledging to "carefully review and consider the record and qualifications of Judge Brett Kavanaugh ". Republicans will target three Democrats facing re-election in conservative states where Trump won big majorities in the 2016 election - Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of in - to support Kavanaugh. Read More »

Arbitrator rules in favor of USC in Sarkisian's lawsuit

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Sarkisian, who first sued USC in December 2015, had sought the $12.6 million left on his contract, plus other unspecified damages for "mental anguish", alleging he was sacked rather than allowed to seek treatment for alcoholism, a disability under California law. Read More »

Umtiti header sends streetwise France into World Cup final

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The first yellow card of the game was issued to Belgium's Eden Hazard , who pulls Matuidi to ground to prevent a France counter-attack and shortly following was Alderweireld who picked up Belgium's second booking. RTBF is airing the World Cup in Belgium , where the main supermarket chain there, Delhaize, is closing an hour early tonight so its employees can watch the 8 PM game. Read More »

Tour de France: Chris Froome gains on rivals as jeering fades

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Sagan leads Gaviria by six seconds in the overall standings , with champion Chris Froome trailing by 1min 7sec. "We're just ... trying to get through the best we can until we get to the mountains", Froome said. It would have been nice not to have thrown 51 seconds away on the first day. Among the top contenders, last year's runner-up Rigoberto Uran of Colombia is 10th, 35 seconds behind. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid to join Juventus

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Ronaldo also confirmed the move, saying the years spent at Real Madrid "were probably the happiest of my life". "I can only give enormous thanks to this club, these fans and this city". "For Real Madrid , Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its greatest symbols and a unique reference for the next generations". 44 - hat-tricks for Madrid including a club-record 34 in LaLiga. Read More »

Ronaldo signs for Juventus

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According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ronaldo's Juventus debut could come in the MLS All-Star Game on August 1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Should the deal for Ronaldo be finalized, Juventus , who have won the last seven Serie A titles in a row, will in all likelihood have to sell some of the prized assets. Read More »

Chelsea star Eden Hazard says joining Real Madrid is every player's dream

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The 27-year-old has always been linked with a move to Los Blancos , and with Cristiano Ronaldo looking likely to leave the Madrid club, this transfer could now become a reality for the Belgian star. "As I've said 100 times before, I'm very happy at Chelsea ". Real have rewarded the main stars from each of the last four World Cups with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu and Russia's installment could follow suit with another Galacticos-like response. Read More »

DONE DEAL? Man City medical and contract signing for Mahrez

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has reportedly undergone a medical at Manchester City ahead of a move to the Premier League champions. Do you think Mahrez can be a success for City? City tried to sign him on deadline day just six months ago, but were rebuffed at the eleventh hour by the Foxes as they tried to recoup close to £100m for their player. Read More »

African players in France's World Cup team

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And the Belgium admits Mbappe's performance took him by surprise, because he'd never heard of the teenager before facing him on the pitch. Kevin de Bruyne who played the false number 9 role with great effect in a 2-1 win over Brazil will be among influential players for the Devils. Read More »

Real Madrid agree to transfer Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus

The German worldwide joined Liverpool in 2014 and played his 167th and last match for the Premier League side in their Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid in May. Ronaldo thanked his teammates, the president, the board and all the club staff before departing, saying in the statement: "However, I think the time has come to open a new stage in my life and that is why I have asked the club to agree to transfer me". Read More »

Kerber, Ostapenko to meet in Wimbledon semis

In among all the fun was one 25-shot rally in which Kasatkina fell over, got back to her feet in time to meet the next shot and then win the point with a stunning drop shot. Both players struggled to deal with the wind at times when serving, having to interrupt their ball-toss motion on several occasions in the second set. Read More »

Kings reportedly preparing offer sheet for Marcus Smart

Boston has the right to match any offer sheet signed by Smart, but the veteran is not pleased with how the team that drafted him four years ago has approached his free agency. The burly point guard entered the offseason hoping he could find teams willing to pay him way over that range, but that has seemingly proven to be a more hard task than expected, especially with several teams not having enough financial flexibility to make any significant signings. Read More »

Marco Asensio’s agent rules out a move to Liverpool for his client

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His form impressed Liverpool mangager Jurgen Klopp to the extent that the Reds reportedly made enquiries regarding his availability. Gaggioli declared to Calciomercato: "Marco does not move, he stays at Real Madrid ". 'He's improving a lot and I believe that the next season will be very important for him. Asensio only signed a new six-year contract with Real last September with his release clause set at a whopping £442million. Read More »

Ahmed Shehzad: Pakistan batsman tests positive for banned substance

As per reports, the batsman was tested during the Pakistan Cup. In fact, the report was received by PCB on Tuesday. Pakistan s cricketers have a history of failing tests for performance enhancing drugs. We should have an answer in a day or two. Shehzad was the highest run-scorer as he scored 372 runs with three fifties and a century for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Read More »

Follow the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium

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Andres Cunha (Uruguay) will be the referee . France are favourites due to their mix of youth and experience allied to tournament nous after they reached the Euro 2016 final. The PSG right-back received his second yellow card against Brazil. Friends and foes at the same time? Stung into action, Martinez sent on Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli in the 65th minute, and both were heavily involved as Belgium pulled off a late comeback, with Chadli securing victory with practically ... Read More »

Kieran Trippier pays tribute to England fans

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Paul the psychic octopus famously predicted the outcome of several games at the 2010 World Cup. Out of the 60 football games played in this World Cup, the football governing body FIFA named hosts Russian Federation as the best defending team so far. Read More »

Buffon: Matuidi big influence on PSG move

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And Buffon thinks failing to win the World Cup could act as extra motivation for Neymar in the coming campaign. New Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has insisted that winning the Champions League is not an "obsession" for either him or the club. Read More »

Roaring Lion downs arch rival in three-year-olds' Eclipse

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Trainer John Gosden said just before Saturday's Coral-Eclipse Stakes, a European 3-year-old staple at Sandown , that Roaring Lion had grown up. He said: 'I knew I was on the best horse in the race and had to get it right. "He doesn't pull, and so he didn't need cover, but it very was good race riding from Wayne [Lordan, on Happily]". I'm delighted I got the job done for Sheikh Fahad and Qatar Racing, for John Gosden, all the staff, and for my family. Read More »

Kenedy set to complete Newcastle move

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Rafa Benitez was so impressed with what he saw of Kenedy , he's made his move to re-sign him. There was hope at Chelsea that Kenedy could establish himself as an alternative to Marcos Alonso at left wing-back but he did not earn Conte's trust, making only five appearances across the Carabao Cup and FA Cup between August and January. Read More »

Angus Gunn close to joining Southampton from Man City

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Hello Remi The youngster kept 15 clean sheets as he earned his first senior experience and has been capped 11 times at U21 level by England. While a return to Norwich never seemed likely for next season, a loan move to top-flight Watford or Championship new boys Stoke had been touted. Read More »

Fernando Torres: Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea striker signs for Japan's Sagan Tosu

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But the prolific marksman has rejected the opportunity to continue plying his trade on European soil and chose to cut his teeth in the Japan Professional Football League with relegation strugglers Sagan Tosu. The Euros and World Cup victor will again wear the No.9 shirt during his new adventure and will be looking to add to his excellent career goals tally. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus from Real Madrid

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Patrice Evra has urged Cristiano Ronaldo to snub a return to Manchester United and instead move to Juventus this summer. Portugal captain Ronaldo has spent nine years at Madrid, but speculation over a potential €100 million transfer caused Juve's share price to soar last week. Read More »

PSG offer €270m for Philippe Coutinho ‘in bid to keep Neymar happy’

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The 26-year-old, who recently crashed out of this year's FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation in hoping to form a new partnership with the Liverpool star ahead of the coming season. Cavani, who performed admirably alongside strike partner Suarez at the World Cup in Russian Federation before losing to France in the quarter-finals, is PSG's all-time top scorer with 170 goals. Read More »

Hazard to go up against adopted France of his hero Zidane

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What's next: The victor will face the victor of England and Croatia in the World Cup final Sunday in Moscow . Deschamps, captain of the national team that won their own World Cup with Henry in it 20 years ago, has previously called his former team-mate's decision "bizarre". Read More »

Arsenal sign Uruguay World Cup star Torreira

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Arsenal unveiled their new man in a Uruguay-themed video on their social media accounts. Arsenal are embroiled in a battle with Everton and West Ham United to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi in the summer transfer window, according to a report in France. Read More »

Emmanuel Eboue Arrested, Friends Concerned for His Mental State

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According to reports by Mirror sport, Eboue was taken to a police station in north London and will remain in custody as he is questioned over allegations of arson and "malicious communication". Eboue's last club was Sunderland, signing in 2016 on a short term loan, but the defender did not make a single appearance for the Black Cats due to the fact that he began serving a one-year ban from all football-related activity for failing to pay a former agent less than a month after signing for the ... Read More »

PGA Tour: Kelly Kraft fires 63 to lead at Greenbrier

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I've got a lot of confidence going into the weekend, but I've just got to keep the pedal down out here. He responded with three birdies in his next four holes, the highlight an approach to six feet at the 16th. 11 and finished the round and shot 2-under 68. Since this tournament debuted in 2010, there have been four first-time champions, but no third-round leader has won. Read More »

Wimbledon 2018: Slovak tennis start Dominika Cibulkova accused of bad sportsmanship

Hsieh's protests to the umpire prompted the match referee to come on court to intervene as the argument lasted nearly seven minutes before the point was finally replayed, much to Cibulkova's disgust. "I'm not going to comment this any more", Cibulkova said. "It really messed with me, then I tried to just calm down, to play my game". Kerber would take the break, and bring things back to serve at 5-5, and eventually win the set and the match in a tie-break. Read More »

Out of 13 Rescued from Flooded Cave in Thailand

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A doctor at the Chiang Rai hospital said at a press conference that the eight boys who have already been rescued from the caves are eating well. MAE SAI , THAILAND-Divers have begun the third phase of the rescue of a youth soccer team trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand and aim to bring out the last four boys and their coach Tuesday, the top rescue official said. Read More »

Modric reveals Croatia biggest concern ahead of England clash

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Just one match separates England from their first World Cup final since 1966 and Croatia from their maiden appearance in the summit clash of the mega event as the two sides set to lock horns in the mouth-watering semi-final clash at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday. Read More »