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Hamilton retakes F1 lead with ‘miracle’ victory in Germany

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Both Ferrari and Mercedes made team order calls during the German Grand Prix but Kimi Raikkonen played down the exchange he had with his team. "I think, for Lewis, the safety auto was better-timed". Lewis Hamilton is now second the the Formula 1 standings. The German GP turned the tables on Ferrari, which also conceded top spot to Mercedes in the constructors' championship. Read More »

Francesco Molinari Stared Down Tiger Woods To Win The Open Championship

Into the wind on the par-5 sixth, three deep bunkers to the right and out-of-bounds to the left, he got to the front of the green with a driver and a 3-wood for another birdie. Woods did not, even though he tantalized the sport and chunks of the world by spending about 25 minutes alone atop the leader board midway through the round, 10 years after his 14th and most recent major win, five years after his most recent win and two-plus hours after starting off four shots behind. Read More »

Alex Iwobi to pen new Arsenal contract until 2022

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Recent reports from Italy had claimed that new manager Unai Emery was preparing to make Iwobi available for transfer amid interest from Serie A giants Lazio and AC Milan. Unai Emery reportedly views Iwobi as a "key" part of Arsenal's plans. Mesut Ozil will join Arsenal on their pre-season tour of Singapore following Germany's World Cup exit. Read More »

Tokyo 2020 official mascots unveiled at ceremony

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The addition of gold medals to a 109-event program was combined with a reduction in how many athletes will compete. OlymPicks is an ongoing blog series whereby we highlight news, gossip, and developments in the buildup to Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics. Read More »

Eddie Pepperell shot British Open's best final round hungover

The Englishman shot 71 in the third round to start the final round eight strokes off the lead. Eighteen groups teed off after Pepperell and Mickelson, so when he was speaking with the media there was still plenty of action to go at the Open, with several players tied for the lead at 6 under. Read More »

Neymar Hails Mbappe, Reaffirms Commitment To PSG

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I have my son, my family, my friends and they do not want to see me moping around. "Most of the speculation is made by the media", Neymar told reporters. "I believe he can also fight [to be one of the best players in the world] in the next few years". He was superb for the club in his debut season despite spending nearly half of the season on the sidelines due to the foot injury he picked up in late february in a cup game. Read More »

England to face New Zealand in final

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The New Zealanders overcame England 33-12 to retain the title in San Francisco. Malu Falaniko scored a consolation try in overtime, but it would prove too late for a comeback. Collier put New Zealand back in front before a moment of controversy just before halftime when Fijian Amenoni Nasilasila scored a brilliant chip and chase try. Read More »

Alisson will make his Liverpool debut on August 4 in Napoli friendly

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Loan spell on the way. Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita reveals that Barcelona legend Anders Iniesta is his "overall favourite player". Liverpool spent a world record fee on a goalkeeper to bring Alisson to Anfield last week, but it has emerged they could have signed him for just £4 million in 2015. Read More »

Blitzboks' World Cup dream ends with England thrashing

Captain Tom Mitchell was acutely aware of the brutality. The floodgates opened in the second half and tries to Jerry Tuwai, Josua Tuisova, Semi Radradra and Jasa Veremalua turned what was a willing contest into a rout. also made it through to the Cup semi-finals. But Fiji struck back through former NRL rugby league star Semi Radrada. Ware put New Zealand back in front in the 10th minute before Ravouvou charged over for his second to put the defending champions out to a commanding ... Read More »

Francesco Molinari Wins the 2018 Open Championship

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Spieth and Schauffele have parred their first two holes. "The golf course was gettable", Woods explained to USA Today . While Woods did not win The Open , he finished at 5-under par and was actually in sole possession of the lead at one point on the back nine. Read More »

Trey Gowdy says Russian meddling clear, Donald Trump must 'act like it'

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He also blamed special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE's ongoing investigation for souring relations between the USA and Russian Federation. Later, Trump tweeted that he has "great confidence" in USA intelligence agencies but stressed the need to build strong relations between the nuclear powers. Read More »

Woods creates buzz at Carnoustie with 66 at British Open

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Molinari has had a great 2018 so far, winning the BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour in May and getting his first PGA Tour win at the Quicken Loans National earlier this month. 10, and almost drove onto the green to set up a tap-in birdie at No. 11, there was a feeling something special was happening. Bryan took to Twitter during Sunday's final round to share his recollection of Molinari's plan, which the now-Open champion explained while the two were playing together at the World ... Read More »

Dennis Schroder seemingly approves of trade to Thunder

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As a part of the deal, the Hawks sent their starting point guard Dennis Schroder to the Thunder for Melo and a top 14 protected first round pick for 2022. The Thunder wanted to get rid of Anthony after the poor season he had but he opted in to the previous year of his contract that nearly paid him $28 million. Read More »

Former Indiana University star Yogi Ferrell reconsidering Dallas Mavericks deal, report says

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The Dallas Mavericks and forward/center Dirk Nowitzki intend to complete a 1-year, $5 million contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports . Ferrell averaged 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while shooting at a 37 percent clip from distance in Dallas last season. With Ferrell gone, the Mavs will likely rely more heavily on rookie guard Jalen Brunson , who was selected 33rd overall in this year's NBA Draft. Read More »

EPL: Sadio Mane gets new jersey number at Liverpool

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Mane had been wearing number 19 for Liverpool since his arrival from Southampton in 2016, but Coutinho's departure to Barcelona in January opened up a vacancy which Mane is worthy to fill. However Mane scored important goals of his own last term, scoring twice across the Roma semi-final legs and again in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. Read More »

Kisner shines at baked Carnoustie as McIlroy, Rahm and Thomas loom

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Just go out there and give it your all, try 100 per cent rather than hold back and maybe not give myself the opportunity to do well. "He doesn't know what I'm working on in my swing". "On the third tee, the guys hit irons down there, and I'm waiting for about 15 minutes to let the group in front finish, and I've got a driver in my hand, and I'm like, "I'd better hit a good drive here". Read More »

Mesut Ozil Citing 'Racism', Quits Germany After World Cup Debacle

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Some German politicians questioned Ozil and Gundogan's loyalty and suggested they should be removed from the national squad ahead of the World Cup . "The treatment I have received from the DFB [German Football Association] and many others makes me no longer want to wear the German national team shirt", he added. Read More »

Woods Off To Promising Start As Kisner Falls Away In Open Finale

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And Schauffele was unable to force a play-off with an eagle as Molinari claimed his maiden Major victory, the first Italian to win one of golf's big four events. Rory finished tied second after a rollercoaster of a final round. His ball rolled away from the hole into a minor valley and he made par again when he could have had more. Read More »

Lost Vegas in frantic last-gasp Carnoustie dash

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Luckily, he says, he has a late tee time on Friday so he can catch up on sleep. Professional golfer Jhonattan Vegas has cursed his misfortune after a series of mishaps saw him arrive at the year's third golf major without his clubs. "I grabbed the clubs, went out and hit about 20 balls. If they don't, it's going to be hard to play good". He finally got the visa on Wednesday and flew to Glasgow, via Toronto , overnight. Read More »

Tiger Woods creates golf buzz as he plays himself into Open contention

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In scenes reminiscent of those in the prime of his career, waves of excitement rippled through the massive gallery as 14-times major champion Woods charged up the leaderboard . "The grass grabbed the shaft on both of them", Woods told NBC after his round. Spieth, bidding to become the first man to defend the Claret Jug since 2008, eagled the par-four first in a bogey-free 65. Read More »

British Open 2018 Tiger Woods updates

Then three holes later, Woods two-putted for birdie at No. 14 and there he was, right at the top of the giant yellow leaderboards dotted all around Carnoustie, tied for the lead with five players at 6 under. CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - Tiger Woods stirred this remote Scottish town on Saturday afternoon, briefly finding his name atop the leaderboard at The Open and leaving some hope for a legitimate Sunday charge to a 15th major championship. Read More »

Unstoppable Fakhar Zaman Sets New ODI Record, Surpasses Viv Richards

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In the final game of the series, Pakistan have chose to set a target for Zimbabwe , much as they had done in the record-breaking fourth ODI . Interestingly, Yousuf had achieved the feat against the same opposition 16 years ago. The 28-year-old shared the first 300-run opening partnership in ODI history with Imam-ul-Haq (113) to tee up a crushing 244-run victory, which put Pakistan 4-0 up in the series. Read More »

EPL: Manchester United reveal captain ahead of 2018/2019 season

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As United chased the game, the youngsters injected more pace and Mata finally saved United's blushes in the 78th minute. Chong especially from the right and Periera, who was returning from a loan spell in Valencia, looked sharp. But United posted a video of Sanchez signing autographs at a training session on Saturday after safely arriving in LA. All this meant that the game was an opportunity for some players to make their first senior appearances for the club. Read More »

Intel head says he did not intend to criticize Trump

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Not surprisingly, the Russian story line tended to favor the Kremlin's own foreign policy prescriptions, and some of it contradicted previously stated USA strategies. Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats came to me and some others - and they said they think it's Russian Federation". Trump provided NATO's newest member, tiny Montenegro , as an example. Read More »

Maharaj claims nine wickets, Sri Lanka out for 338

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Dananjaya who is classed as an off-spinner but bowls several varieties of deliveries including leg-spin, googly, carom ball and "doosra" confounded the hapless South African batsmen to finish with figures of 5 for 52 off 13 overs - his second five-for in a short three-Test career. Read More »

Tiger Woods' run at The Open proves he can win another major

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Another American Kevin Chappell was two back on seven under with Italian Francesco Molinari on six and a group of seven, including Woods and Rory McIlroy , at five under. 15. And therein lies another problem for Woods. "The ball wasn't rolling 80, 90 yards like it was yesterday". I played so well today. "I'm committed to making sure, even if I don't play my best golf and don't shoot the scores I want, I'm going to go down swinging and I'm going to go down giving it my best". Read More »

Thomas extends Tour de France lead with Alpe d'Huez win

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Twenty-four hours after four-time victor Chris Froome was slapped and apparently spat at by elements within the massed crowds on Alpe d'Huez, there was fresh trouble when a spectator threw the flare around 16 and a half kilometres before the finish of the 169.5km stage from Bourg d'Oisans. Read More »

DeMarcus Cousins fires back at critics: 'I don't give af-'

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The series will premiere at a later date, but a three-minute clip was released on Wednesday. He has never played in the postseason, is coming off Achilles surgery in January and didn't attract much attention in free agency until signing a $5.3 million, one-year contract with Golden State. Read More »

'He went a little high and tight': Spieth explains 'British' haircut

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It is irrelevant to me. Rose had needed a birdie on the final hole on Friday night to even make the cut, but he produced seven birdies and no bogeys on his way to a stunning 64, lifting him to 4-under-par, five off the pace. "I felt good about the range session". "I'm only a few shots behind". Perhaps none of the leading men will go full Jean Van de Velde, the star-crossed Frenchman who could still be standing in that burn if not for a rising tide back at the 1999 championship, but if ... Read More »

The Open 2018 live third round score updates and leaderboard latest

A leader after the first round, Kisner handed a couple of shots back to finish alongside Johnson on -6. Woods' afternoon run had the masses at Carnoustie buzzing . "I think I'm capable of that, yeah". It was like a nine-pound haircut, and I tipped them. "Very British haircut", Spieth said. "Summertime, it works out". Read More »

Real Agree €190m Fee For Hazard, Barca Looming

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The Blues wore yellow throughout the 1960s and 70s, but have not had a yellow kit since the 2014-15 season, when they won the Premier League title. "For us, he's our most important player". "Everyone loves him - the fans, the club, the players, and we need him". Cape Town - Eden Hazard is sensationally set to hold talks with Real Madrid over the weekend to become the latest Galactico as the winger edges closer to a Chelsea exit. Read More »

Trump under fire after Putin meeting

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After the summit, when Trump said in a press conference that he accepted Putin's denial that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election, Coats issued an extraordinary statement rejecting that conclusion. investigators question Russians in exchange for Moscow being allowed question USA citizens, including a former ambassador. He defended the decision to charge foreign nationals who are unlikely to be deported to the US. Read More »

Thomas plays down abuse claims after liquid thrown at Froome

Quick-Step Floors' Philippe Gilbert tried to take advantage of a slight drag up to the finish line and the decimation of the sprint field through abandonments in recent days as he attacked when they passed under the flamme rouge. Frenchman Romain Bardet, one of the main title contenders who lies fifth overall and 3:07 off the pace, said the Tour was a popular party and should remain so. Read More »