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Froome: 'The strongest rider in the race won'


Barring an accident in the procession to the Champs-Elysees on Sunday, the 32-year-old Welshman will give Team Sky their sixth title in seven years after Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and Chris Froome in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. But Thomas says there will never be a need for anyone to question the legitimacy of his victory, which he will be adding to two Olympic gold medals and three World Championship golds from his time on the track. Read More »

Hamilton: Pole a "shock" after trailing Ferrari in practice


The Australian lapped the twisty Hungaroring track in the morning heat with a best time on soft tyres of one minute 17.613 seconds, 0.079 faster than Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel who was on quicker ultrasofts. He chose to go for his final flying lap in the dying seconds of the session and grabbed pole with a lap that produced his team's fourth lockout of the season. Read More »

Harry Maguire 'convinced' he will join Manchester United


Last week's signing of Roma's Brazilian goalkeeper, Alisson means Liverpool have now signed Naby Keita , Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri this summer at a total cost of nearly 200 million Euros. If he is happy about our transfers even better. "I'm pretty sure they will do business as well in the next few days, but we know about our responsibility". Read More »

BCCI calls India-Pakistan Asia Cup match schedule 'mindless'


India and Pakistan , the 2017 Champions Trophy finalists, are set to meet for the first time since that lopsided contest, with the announcement of the Asia Cup schedule confirming the date and venue of the clash. Speaking to Cricketnext , a senior BCCI official said: " The scheduling is mindless ". Al Zarouni-who is also a member of the Emirates Cricket board said that Dubai Sports city would make sure to provide best arrangement for all the matches as per the released schedule. Read More »

Real Madrid make Eden Hazard decision due to Isco

It is understood the 31-year-old would be open to a move to Spain , but is not going to try to force an exit this summer. If that's not enough to put the kibosh on a potential sale to Real Madrid , you also have the issue of price. Let us know in the comment section below. Who could that be now? According to Sky Sports and their trusty sources, Jordan Pickford , fresh from his World Cup heroics with England, is now said to be Maurizio Sarri's main target if (when) Courtois leaves for ... Read More »

Matteo Darmian Confirms Desire To Leave Manchester United


He signed a contract extension with United in March but is not believed to be key to the club's plans over the next 10 months. Despite Mourinho's public criticism of Shaw, the England global said the Portuguese manager texted him in the off-season to spur him on. Read More »

Klopp shrugs off Mourinho jibe, Latest Football News


Asked whether he had to win the Premier League this season Klopp said: 'I don't think so. Liverpool then reviewed the footage and Karius was advised to visit specialists Dr Ross Zafonte and Dr Lenore Herget at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was then diagnosed with concussion. Read More »

Serena Williams feels discriminated: 'I do more drug tests than anyone'

Serena Williams will play in the Rogers Cup next month at Montreal after she competes in next week's new Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, California. The 23-time Grand Slam victor had previously described her treatment by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as shocking and raised questions about the number of times she had been tested this year. Read More »

Aaron Judge injury: Yankees star leaves after HBP

The Yankees went into the weekend trailing AL East-leading Boston by 4 1/2 games. NY is having a fantastic season, with a 65-36 record after their 7-2 win over the Royals on Thursday. Happ . The Bombers' schedule over the next few weeks is ... less than taxing. The Yankees should have more on Judge's status later tonight or tomorrow. Read More »

Man United's Shaw dismisses criticism over fitness, conditioning

The French forward returned home to be with his partner Melanie Da Cruz and Martial broke the news with an Instagram photo of the new arrival, complete with an adorable pair of "I Love Dad" socks. Jose Mourinho has demanded Manchester United sign either Harry Maguire or Toby Alderweireld, even if it requires a record-fee to do so, according to the Sun . Read More »

Liverpool transfer rumours: Loris Karius, Divock Origi


However, in the case a transfer can not materialise, Liverpool are prepared to let the Belgian forward spend the season at the club, with the hope that he might shine and add quality depth to their squad. It's insane. The things he can do with the ball - he can defend, he can pass, he can dribble, he is fast, he is strong. However, Klopp has hinted that he will not be making any more signings this summer. Read More »

Florida Gators' Justin Watkins arrested for second time in three months


Justin Watkins , a top 100 signee for the Florida football program, has found himself in trouble with the law. According to the report, the woman sprayed Watkins with mace in order to escape. In addition to the felony charges, he also faces two misdemeanor battery charges. Police say he then followed her to Vanguard High School in Ocala, where she was a student. Read More »

Serena claims discrimination over drug tests


Williams voiced her disapproval of the selection for another drug test Tuesday on Twitter . "I never knew that I was tested so much more than everyone else", Williams said . Following a complaint with regards to repeated testing, Williams appears to be claiming, with proof attached, that she is being singled out and tested at a far higher rate than her counterparts. Read More »

Chelsea want this highly-rated goalkeeper if Courtois leaves


Despite having less than a year on his current deal, Courtois has refused to signing a new contract at Chelsea amid significant interest from Real Madrid . Sarri is hopeful of keeping the 29-year-old, as he revealed in a recent presser: "It's a pleasure to have Courtois, to have Willian , to have Hazard, but it [their futures] doesn't depend on me, not only on me". Read More »

DeMar DeRozan Went To Drake's House After Learning Of Trade

The ex-Toronto superstar revealed one of the first people he confided in after the Raptors sent him packing to San Antonio was none other than the 6 God. Going back to the DeRozan thing, when I hear him talk about the bitterness and the disrespect and all of that type of stuff it's like, you didn't get traded to frickin' Cleveland, you got traded to San Antonio that's a team that competes for a title every single year, and you get to be coached by the Bill Belilchick of basketball with Gregg ... Read More »

Mourinho ready to sell Martial, bring in Perisic

Last season, I didn't play much, that's my objective and my ambition. Probed about United's current injury problems at right-back, Darmian continued: 'I don't think the injury of Antonio is a big injury. "He is on holiday and I don't know if he fancies being back before that to put himself available for the team - or if he prefers to stay on holiday". Read More »

Liverpool's Joe Gomez unsure where Jurgen Klopp will deploy him this campaign

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been impressed by Daniel Sturridge's pre-season and is prepared to give the striker another chance. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money. At the time, Klopp said he would be uneasy at spending such an amount, prompting Mourinho to say: " I think if you have the money, if you invest well, is better than to have it in the bank , because the interest is very low". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to pay £17m but avoid jail over Spanish tax evasion


Had the case gone further, without the player offering a full settlement, he could have faced a fine of a reported €28 million as well as a three-and-a-half-year jail term, according to the Spanish tax office union Gestha. Instead the sentence is served under probation meaning Ronaldo won't be going to prison unless he re-offends during the two-year spell. Observers, including KPMG's Football Benchmark group , argue that having joined Italian side Juventus this summer, Ronaldo will enjoy a ... Read More »

Rare India vs Pakistan cricket match date announced


The group stage consists of two groups with Pakistan and India pooled together. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play the tournament-opener in Dubai on September 15 . They will be joined by another team , determined by a qualifying tournament. The 2018 edition of the tournament will be played in 50-overs format unlike the 2016 event which was played in the T20 format as it preceded the 2016 World T20. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Reveals Which Star Wants To Leave Manchester United


The England worldwide was sidelined by Mourinho throughout last season with Young becoming the club's first choice left-back. While Mourinho stood about looking raffish and being relatively charming, he was aware of his defender's regime, as Shaw reveals today in an interview with The Guardian . Read More »

Rangers Trading Cole Hamels To Cubs


What the Cubs will send back to the Rangers wasn't immediately known, though it's believed to be two low-level minor-league prospects. Hamels played for the Phillies for almost ten seasons until being traded to the Rangers in the middle of the 2015 season. Read More »

Quintana wins stage 17 as Thomas extends Tour de France lead


The Welshman holds a 1min 59sec lead on Dutch rival Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) with his Sky teammate and four-time champion Chris Froome in third at 2:31 heading into today's 19th stage. "I can thank Greipel", he said. One fan who reached over the barriers almost took Thomas down Wednesday. The race doctors put some bandages on my bruises, but before I don't get them cleaned, I have a shower and visit our team doctors, I won't be able to ensure it's all minor. Read More »

Mourinho: Klopp has to deliver after spending spree

Klopp, whose side finished fourth in the Premier League last season, has been impressed by Daniel Sturridge's pre-season form and is prepared to give the striker another chance. Liverpool's mid-season form over the previous two seasons has been good enough that a top four spot could be secured, however, it's their starts and finishes to the season that have proved the real difference between that and a title challenge. Read More »

Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho Aims A Big Dig At Liverpool


Milner fully expects the forward to demonstrate he is one of the finest players in the world next season but says the onus is on the Liverpool team to improve in tandem. There's always going to be stories when players do well. "[Changing your mind about spending like Klopp did] is okay, but maybe this season finally you demand that they win", Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph . Read More »

Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan hasn’t talked to Raptors’ Masai Ujiri since trade


Expressing "shock" and betrayal , over the trade in the aftermath of it, now DeRozan is most looking forward to his first crack against the Raptors this coming season. The decision comes after last week's blockbuster trade that saw DeRozan shipped to San Antonio in exchange for Kawhi Leonard . "The city, the organization, utmost respect by far from me". Read More »

Major League Baseball trade rumors: Yankees finalizing J.A. Happ deal


It appears the Yankees are on the verge of upgrading their rotation. Just two days after acquiring Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees are set to acquire left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ is now scheduled to start Saturday for Toronto, which, if he stayed in that spot, would line him up to pitch the following weekend at Fenway. So, perhaps the Yankees , who believe in using breaking balls more than ever, will try to get the 35-year-old lefty to further incorporate his ... Read More »

Astros, Cubs, Yankees Pursuing Trade For Zach Britton


With a week to go before the trading deadline, the Yankees agreed to acquire Baltimore Orioles left-hander Zach Britton , which covered themselves if available starting pitching proves too elusive or too mediocre. Britton, a two-time All-Star, has spent all eight of his Major League Baseball seasons with Baltimore. Victories have been hard to come by for Baltimore, especially against Boston . Read More »

Bayern sign Canadian wonderkid for MLS record fee


So I am very pleased that Davies has chosen FC Bayern. The previous record was set in 2008 when Spanish club Villarreal spent US$10 million to acquire striker Jozy Altidore from the New York Red Bulls. The deal is a landmark for the Whitecaps, the MLS and Canada, said the team's co-owner, Jeff Mallett. This isn't the first time Bayern Munich has picked up a Canadian teen. Read More »

The Golden State Warriors Owner is Talking Cash Sh#t Again


McCollum: "Bro, we have the team". "Some unfortunate situations happened in the first round", McCollum replied. "Like an eight seed", Durant said. "It's like getting jumped with your brothers by a gang you should've beat then joining the gang that jumped you and your brothers two months later and forgetting about your bros". Read More »

Froome abdicates Tour crown to Sky teammate Thomas


He added: "I've won the last three Grand Tours I've done now, so it's certainly been a tough build-up for me, but I'm still going to try and fight for the podium and try and obviously keep "G" up there in yellow". Gilbert reached the top first but had a horrific crash on the way back down, losing control of his bike and flipping over a roadside wall. The race ends Sunday on the Champs Elysees in Paris. Read More »