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Novak Djokovic wins men's US Open singles title

Aged just 20, Del Potro defeated Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in successive matches to win the 2009 US Open, and the world No 3 was determined to stay competitive, staying firm following a gritty hold in the opening game of the next set. Read More »

Top players back for Denmark after truce in contract dispute


Denmark's stand-in amateur players said they were proud of their performances despite a 3-0 loss to Slovakia in an global friendly on Wednesday. News broke on Tuesday night that those heroes from Russian Federation, including the likes of Christian Eriksen and Kasper Schmeichel , had refused to sign a new deal with the Danish Football Association ( DBU ) over commercial image right disputes. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. 'fixes' Kaepernick Nike ad with his dad's face


The protests for social justice and against racial inequality, started by former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016, continued for a third consecutive season. Athletes including Serena Williams , LeBron James , Kevin Durant and Chris Paul showed support for the campaign. "I don't think it's appropriate what they did". Read More »

Nadal advances to US Open semi-final


At the end of four hours and 49 minutes, at 2:04 am NY time, that's the word Thiem was left ruing. "Sad for him because when arrive this moment, he did all the things well to win the match", Nadal said . The end of the third set was representative of this dynamic. He was two points from victory at 6-5, deuce, in the fourth as Thiem served, but flubbed a forehand volley, leaping for a ball that appeared to be sailing out and dumping it into the net. Read More »

Eric Cantona wants Man United role


He's the only person who should be at United". On the other hand, Edison Cavani and Alcantara are rumored to leave their respective clubs. United have endured a torrid few months with struggles on the pitch followed by a disappointing lack of business in the transfer window and this latest speculation is just the latest rumour surrounding a club in crisis. Read More »

Schauffele in PGA lead, eyes Ryder berth


McIlroy was at 8 under and still had two holes to play. "The putt at the last I said to my caddy, Harry (Diamond), it reminded me of the putt I holed in Abu Dhabi earlier this year up the hill left to right", he said. "I guess I had good sort of good vibes and good memories and it was nice to see it go in". On the Challenge Tour, Ardglass's Cormac Sharvin and Whitehead's John Ross Galbraith were the only Irishmen to make the cut in the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa. Read More »

Djokovic tops Federer's conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row

So she made sure to take care of business in a tidy 83 minutes against the No. 30 seed Suarez Navarro, capitalizing on one break in each set while winning all 10 of her service games. Madison Keys of the US celebrates match point against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in a quarterfinal match on day ten of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Read More »

Celtics Guard Arrested Friday Night on Terrifying Assault Allegations


Bird, 24, will face charges for assault and battery, strangulation and kidnapping. The victim is being treated at another hospital. "We are aware of the incident involving Jabari Bird and are taking it very seriously", the team said". Last season, Bird split time between the Celtics and their G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. He had a strong summer league for the Celtics, averaging 16.8 points per game on 57 percent shooting. Read More »

Serena Williams secures shot at history by reaching US Open final


For the uninitiated, Williams, 36, had a baby by caesarean section just last year, suffered through several related medical issues, and still won her semifinal matchup yesterday against Anastasija Sevastova , a 28-year-old from Latvia. Not only did the ensemble make Williams feel like a "superhero" but it was also created to help her avoid blood clots-a medical condition she experienced after giving birth to her daughter. Read More »

Sane withdraws from Germany squad after chat with Joachim Low


Sane's withdrawal comes just days after Germany teammate Toni Kroos insisted that the 22-year-old had to make a change when it comes to his attitude. The German FA broke the news via Twitter on Friday afternoon, reporting that Sane had left the group for "private reasons" following a chat with boss Joachim Low . Read More »

Williams vs. Osaka: A Dream Match at the US Open


On Sunday, Naomi Osaka will be 20 years and 11 months old when she takes on her biggest inspiration at Flushing Meadows for a chance at the title . When asked this year if she or Roger Federer would retire first, she replied: "Oh, I'm just playing until Roger stops". Although born in Osaka , Japan , she moved to Long Island when she was three. Read More »

Luke Shaw: I was really close to losing my leg


Shaw, 23, revealed he nearly lost his leg following a horrendous double fracture sustained during the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland and which ended 2-0 in favour of England . I've cut out some of the silly things I was doing... you could say I've maybe gone from a kid to a man now. "I just need to look forward now, keep professional, keep training hard, keep improving myself as a player, keep doing what I'm doing at the moment". Read More »

Tom Brady’s restated goal: Five more years


The Patriots and Texans have plenty of players that fantasy football owners in daily and season-long leagues should be playing this week in their games. I feel like I can go out there, I can anticipate a lot of things. "So, we try to morph the offense to what we all do a good job at and those things change over the course of the season". Read More »

Storm and Mystics advance to WNBA Finals | State National Sports


League MVP Breanna Stewart led Seattle with 28 points and carried the scoring load through the first three quarters until Bird took over late. It was the fifth time in her career Bird has broken her nose and while she had the protective mask with her in Phoenix, trainers couldn't get the bleeding to stop enough for her to return to the game. Read More »

Eagles troll Patriots with 'Philly Special' in National Football League season-opener


The play was ruled incomplete, but the Falcons went ahead and challenged. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive end Michael Bennett were on the sideline when the national anthem was played. That's right. Eagles fans obviously were not happy with the performance of their team, though, both squads on the field did not play an elite brand of football in the first half. Read More »

Ex-Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested for rape


In July 2015, Randle was put on six months of probation for stealing $123 worth of cologne and underwear from a Texas mall. Later in 2015, during the National Football League season, Randle was arrested on an outstanding speeding warrant. The AP said Randle has spent most of the last two years in jail with occasional stints in a state mental hospital. According to KARE , Randle was sentenced to probation in June for aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, criminal threat, aggravated burglary ... Read More »

Steelers' Le'Veon Bell expected to miss Week 1


One of the top wideouts in the game tweeted his support of Bell on Thursday night just prior to the first game of the National Football League season. As for the rest of their team, it sounds like the offensive line is extremely livid with their star teammate's decision. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger understands the constant questions about Bell but added "one person doesn't make or break you". Read More »

Del Potro into US Open final as Nadal quits with knee injury


Earlier in the second set, he told the chair umpire he was going to have to retire due to being "in so much pain". "I love to play against Rafa because he is the biggest fighter in the sport", Del Potro said. While leading 4-3 in the first set Nadal got his right knee taped, before later ripping it off and having it re-taped early in the second during a medical timeout in which he also had his leg massaged. Read More »

Nike Reveals Powerful New Colin Kaepernick Ad


Trump has been heavily critical of the protest. "I think that everybody in this country has to get off social media, has to stop relying on memes and what their friends are trying to tell them how to think and start thinking for themselves", said Mark DiOrio. Read More »

Real Madrid don't miss Cristiano Ronaldo, says Isco


However, the Spain internationa claims the Galacticos are not missing their former striker, who scored over 400 goals in all competitions for them. The 22-year-old had a slip of the tongue when referring to one of Real Madrid's greatest players: 2002 World Cup victor Ronaldo Nazario. Read More »

Sixth-seed Novak Djokovic takes on John Millman


Just an all-around player. In a postscript to his magical US Open run, Millman said he even expected to come under attack after losing his quarter-final to grand slam colossus Novak Djokovic . "I was struggling, he was struggling, we were changing a lot of shirts and we were just trying to hang in there", said Djokovic, the No. 6 seed and two-time Open champion. Read More »

Tiger Woods Shoots Sensational 62 To Continue Recent Form

Woods was joined in the lead by McIlroy who highlighted his round of 10 birdies with a career-best six in succession, beginning with the last hole of his front nine. Meanwhile, the Australian contingent is well behind on day one. His only bogey came at the par-3 eighth, by far the most hard pin on the course. The crowd was much thinner for McIlroy, but those fans saw quite a show. Read More »

The Internet Is Undefeated With These Colin Kaepernick-Inspired Nike Memes


Trump has been heavily critical of the protest. When the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles take on the Atlanta Falcons, viewers will see the Kaepernick ad across their living rooms, sports bars and the like. Trump has repeatedly criticized Kaepernick and other players for kneeling during the anthem. Kaepernick says: "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything". Read More »

Neymar gave a disappointing forecast for Liverpool


With Cardiff boss Neil Warnock vowing to get his players to "rough up" Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey, Unai Emery's side knew they were in for a fight in south Wales. "It's very hard, it's very difficult, but Manchester City will win it", Neymar said. "He [Sarri] just wants us to play football". "We can improve, of course". Read More »

Osaka crushes Tsurenko in US Open quarters


The No. 21 ranked Nishikori defeated No. 7 ranked Cilic in five sets, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4. Nishikori served out to go to 5-4 and he then found the break to take the match. "My entire body was shaking so I was really glad I was able to play well today". She dropped only seven points on her serve playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium and needed just 57 minutes to rip through Tsurenko. Read More »

Djokovic to face Nishikori in US Open semi-final

The Wimbledon champion has struggled in the unusually extreme conditions in NY this year and was again in discomfort during a 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory over Australian John Millman that lasted almost three hours. The seventh-seeded Cilic won the 2014 final in straight sets for his only career major title. The Serb, twice champion at Flushing Meadows, has now won all 11 of his quarter-final matches in NY. Read More »

Ryder Cup 2018: Thorbjorn Olesen secures final qualifying spot on European team


Eight spots on the Team Europe Ryder Cup squad have been confirmed following the conclusion of the final qualifying tournament. MATT WALLACE added to Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn's already nigh-impossible job when the Englishman won the Made in Denmark, the final counting event for the 2018 team and his third European Tour victory of the season. Read More »

Lionel Messi: Juventus are 'clear favourites' to win the Champions League


Cristiano Ronaldo could claim a record sixth men's world player of the year award after Lionel Messi was left off the Federation Internationale de Football Association shortlist for the first time since 2006. Olivier Giroud won the 2017 Puskas Award with a similar goal. To put into perspective how long ago that was, the top three that year were Fabio Cannavaro, Zinedine Zidane, and Ronaldinho. Read More »

Denmark name third-tier squad for friendlies amid pay dispute with stars

It all means that players from the Danish second division and even Futsal league are expected to be in a squad travelling to Slovakia on Tuesday afternoon for Wednesday's game. The vast majority of players are unavailable, including the entirety of the squad which reached the last-16 of the World Cup this summer. The national women's team boycotted a World Cup qualifier against Sweden in October 2017 in a dispute over employment conditions. Read More »

U.S. Open: Serena beats Kanepi in three sets, Nadal advances


After that scream-inspiring hold to begin the final set, Williams broke right away to lead 2-0. Williams took the first set against Kanepi in just 18 minutes. 11 seed on the men's side, said before the Serena-Venus match. Ahead of that clash, which came in the semifinals in 2016, Williams was the overwhelming favourite, but Pliskova came out firing and won through to her first Grand Slam final 6-2 7-6. Read More »

What is the UEFA Nations League?


The winners of each group from across the four leagues progress to the qualifying play-offs, which take place in March 2020. There is promotion and relegation between each league while the top division, which includes France and Germany, will finish with a four-team mini-tournament, to be held in June next year, to decide the Nations League champion. Read More »

Serena advances, Stephens sunk at US Open


Sloane Stephens of the United States serves against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia (not pictured) in a quarter-final match on day nine of the 2018 U.S. Soon after that, Williams went from trailing, 4-2, to not only taking the first set but also leading, 4-0, in the second. In one of many memorable points, Nadal hit a almost ideal half volley, only to see Thiem beat him with a flawless crosscourt pass. Read More »