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Juventus' Douglas Costa Caught Spitting Into Opponent's Mouth

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His second Juventus goal marked the 400th league goal of his career, a tally spread across spells at Real Madrid (311), Manchester United (84), Sporting CP (3) and the Old Lady (2). Juventus, who are seeking a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title, are the only team in the division still with a ideal record. Sassuolo scored their only goal of the game in stoppage time, with Douglas Costa sent off for the home side soon after. Read More »

Canelo-Golovkin trilogy? Alvarez open to another rematch

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The Mexican was judged to have won a frenetic final round which proved decisive, Alvarez scoring a 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 majority decision. Scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 for Canelo. Golovkin was angered with the decision, the Kazakh storming out of the ring and refusing to do a post-bout interview. David Lemieux of Canada set himself up for a possible title fight by stopping Ireland's Gary O'Sullivan with a crushing left hook at 2:44 of the first round in a middleweight clash. Read More »

'We Never Had Signals': Serena Williams Disputes Coaching Claims From US Open

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Umpire Carlos Ramos believed Williams's coach Patrick Mouratoglou, watching from the stands, was giving her hand signals. She then smashed her racket on the ground, sparking a second violation. Male tennis players are nearly three times more likely to be fined for losing their temper and smashing racquets than their female counterparts, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Read More »

Dybala will leave Juventus in January, claims Zamparini

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He has been tipped to leave Juventus in January by his former Palermo president Maurizio Zamperini [ via Goal ] and is claimed to have offers from England . But the competition for Dybala is there, and as reported by The Sportsman, Real Madrid have an absolutely astonishing war-chest to play with as they recruit a new era of Galacticos. Read More »

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals: Three Things We Learned

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Working behind a revamped line, he completed 21 of 28 for 243 yards with two touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 109.7 at Indianapolis, a notable improvement over last season. Mosley carted off with a knee injury after the first series of the game. Any points the Ravens scored were because of penalties or checkdowns to Alex Collins . Read More »

Celtics' Jabari Bird arraigned in domestic violence case

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His appearance in court was delayed because Bird was on guarded watch at the local hospital, according to reports . She also said that Bird kicked her multiple times in the stomach and dragged her away from the door when she tried to leave, before shutting her into a bathroom. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores stunning 500th goal

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The goal helped spark a comeback for the Galaxy, who were 3-0 down to the Toronto FC at the time. We were reminded of this in small hours of Sunday morning as the former Swedish global brought up his 500th career goal in spectacular fashion during LA Galaxy's game with Toronto. Read More »

Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool

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Erik Lamela grabbed a goal with minutes to spare to set up a frenetic ending - where Spurs could feel aggrieved after not being awarded a penalty with seconds to go. Four wins from four in the opening stretch of the season spoke well of Liverpool's ambitions without them ever quite hitting top gear, but the relative ease with which they dispatched Spurs counts as a statement. Read More »

Browns to release troubled receiver Josh Gordon

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Gordon, who has played in just 11 games since 2013 due to substance abuse issues, caught one pass for 17 yards in Cleveland's 21-21 tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, but it was a big one. The Browns selected Gordon in the second round of the 2012 Supplemental Draft. In 2014, Gordon was suspended for the whole year, but it was later reduced to 10 games. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp furious over Roberto Firmino eye injury

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Klopp told a news conference. I don't know exactly at the moment, but it's something with his eye. How do you prepare a game and not focus on it? Bring your kids in the Champions League? That would be amusing! Vorm made a good save to deny Sadio Mane in the 48th minute before Lucas Moura also squandered a good chance to get his team back into the game after he was played in by a long ball from Eriksen, who had a good game for the visitors. Read More »

Ashley Young Starts - Manchester United Team vs Watford Confirmed

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho turned on the pundits once more on Friday as he launched a detailed defence of his use of England worldwide striker Marcus Rashford . A move to another club could provide more playing time but sticking at United will help him win silverware. " Everton is a club where someone like a Rashford knows he can play every week". Read More »

Seahawks will sign ex-Browns LB Mychal Kendricks

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Kendricks, who turns 28 later this month, admitted before a federal judge in Philadelphia that he swapped cash, National Football League tickets and access to parties with a Wall Street-connected associate for nonpublic, market-shifting information. Read More »

Seattle Storm sweep Washington Mystics to capture WNBA championship

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The Seattle Storm swept the Washington Mystics in the WNBA Finals, thanks to the top-notch play from the (apparently) ageless Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart . -Turnovers: They've done a great job of taking care of the basketball and had only seven turnovers in game two. He had a vital accomplice in Bird, as a coach on the court, but still amazingly productive at age 37, who helped will the Storm back to prominence. Read More »

Liverpool and Chelsea make Premier League history with ideal starts

Liverpool strengthened their hold on top of the Premier League as Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino fired them to a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. There are lots of games ahead. The striker did net twice in August for Tottenham, but he hasn't found the net in the last two games for the north London club and his scoring touch evaded him in last Saturday's England loss to Spain . Read More »

Pep Guardiola reveals De Bruyne's £223m release clause at Man City

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The champions keep pace now with the pace-setters in Chelsea and Liverpool, with David Silva and Raheem Sterling contributing to the victory. During Mateo's battle for life after arriving after 15 weeks prematurely last December, the Spaniard was frequently flying back and forth to Valencia, and reportedly revealed he was scared of losing his son. Read More »

Rangers acquire D McQuaid from Bruins

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The 31-year old McQuaid was drafted 55th overall in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He played in just 38 games past year and put up four points. Kampfer played in 32 games over two seasons with the Rangers, registering one goal and two assists. "Today was a tough morning. we'll miss him". The Bruins also acquired two picks (a fourth-rounder and a conditional seventh-rounder) in next June's draft. Read More »

Tennis Umpires Mulling Boycott Of Serena Williams Matches

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According to Associated Press journalist Andrew Dampf , US Tennis Association head Katrina Adams , who had fiercely supported Williams, was heard apologizing to Ramos at the draw for the Davis Cup semis. "He's always been a fair, level-headed guy and made a decision in the heat of the moment". Does the umpires threat to boycott Williams future games tantamount to saying that although most , if not all professional tennis players have had similar outbursts on the court, its this ... Read More »

Chelsea must remain focused after worldwide break Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri has said he has been warning his Chelsea players all week about the danger of dropping points after global breaks as they prepare to resume their Premier League campaign at home to Cardiff City on Saturday. "Not really, because tomorrow is a very hard game , a very hard match", Sarri said, via the Evening Standard . Maurizio Sarri will make a late decision on the fitness of players who returned from global duty. Read More »

Paul Merson reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Liverpool FC

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I don't understand, do we play our kids or what?To focus on one competition can only be if you are out, or almost out, or if it's late in the season. Last season's fixture between Spurs and Liverpool at Wembley saw Kane torment Dejan Lovren so badly to the point where the Croatian had to be substituted after just 31 minutes, and while it's hard to see the England captain doing the same to Virgil van Dijk or Joe Gomez, there can be no doubt that if it comes to a single chance, Kane ... Read More »

Andy Dalton throws 4 TD passes, Bengals beat Ravens 34-23

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The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens , 34-23, kicking off the second full week of action in the NFL . Thanks to a bone-rattling defensive effort in the fourth quarter, in which Cincinnati outscored the Colts 17-0, the Bengals were able to put the game out of reach late after Clatyon Fejedelem's 83-yard scoop-and-score. Read More »

Ex-Chelsea defender John Terry confirms long-term ambition to become a manager

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The former Chelsea captain's future has been the subject of much speculation, after he nearly joined Russian side Spartak Moscow before deciding against it at the last minute. "If I don't score anymore but the team keep winning and I'm helping the team I will be happy". "I don't know if there is a chance; he told me he wants to play. Read More »

Tevez explains the difference between Ronaldo and Messi

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Dybala's dip in form seemed to begin in April when a poor display in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid culminated in a red card for two bookable offences. "There are times when you see a space that you can take advantage of and you don't even have to tell him because he's already seen it". And he also explained how his compatriot differed to his former United team-mate. Read More »

Naomi Osaka "Not Sad" About Serena Controversy Overshadowing US Open Win

The Women's Tennis Association also backed Williams, with their CEO Steve Simon saying, "The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men versus women. She was called on three violations over the course of the match . While Williams was fined $17,000, she had some very vocal support from the governing body. Read More »

Willian: I want an extra five years at Chelsea

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I made a great story there a long time ago and I hope they come back to the top. He has started in all four games Chelsea have played so far this season in the English Premier League. The 30-year-old's hopes of securing a new two-year deal are, however, complicated by Chelsea's policy of usually only offering one-year contracts to players who are 30 or over. Read More »

News Corp Stands By Serena Williams Cartoon

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The Herald Sun instead focused on the conflict between Williams and her opponent, writing "such was the gravity of her angry remonstration it later left Osaka, who became Japan's first player to win a Grand Slam singles title, in tears". "I saw how Serena was being treated, and then I thought about coming back to my locker one day as a player, and there was [a reporter] in my chair", said Aaron, who endured racist taunts and death threats as he marched toward Babe Ruth's record. Read More »

Southgate understands Mourinho’s use of Rashford

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He played a total of 52 matches with 2676 minutes. So in all, 105 appearances, 5744 minutes, 63.7 matches of 90 minutes - including five finals. Two of the players Mourinho mentioned in his defence of Rashford, Solanke and Loftus-Cheek, had previously failed to break into the first team at Chelsea during the Portuguese's second stewardship at Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Guardiola: Incredible boy De Bruyne not for sale

Guardiola has helped De Bruyne flourish at City and confirmed his star player was not for sale. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said he would like to end his coaching career where it began, with Barcelona's reserves. I'm sorry, he's not for sale". Guardiola is happy with the strength and fitness of his squad after noting a month ago that his players were not at maximum effectiveness. Read More »

Bradley snaps six-year win drought to capture BMW crown

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Bradley defeated Justin Rose on the first hole of a playoff to claim the title after posting rounds of 66-64-66-64 to finish tied with Rose atop the leaderboard at 20-under par. you can't shoot over par here and that threw me so much (further back)". "I did have some good plays but I struggled with my putts". It's been a hard road back, and this is just. Read More »

Unai Emery drops Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hint

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Under Emery, Arsenal are yet to set the world alight with their two wins out of four narrowly coming against West Ham United and Cardiff City . Also, I think he is working for the team to help us with his quality. Granit Xhaka continues to split opinion among the fans as while he's so important to our build-up play, he is a liability when we're not in possession. Read More »

Alli, Lloris to miss Liverpool match

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Magistrate Amanda Barron said it was "pure luck" Lloris "did not cause damage to other vehicles or pedestrians", and that his actions had put his life, and that of his passenger, at risk. He decided at the time to keep faith with the Frenchman as his captain but says Lloris was preparing himself for any and all punishments. Pochettino described the 2-1 defeat at Watford as a "massive wake-up call" and said his side would have to be at their very best to have a chance of emulating last ... Read More »

Mets' David Wright set to play on September 29

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Wright strongly implied during the press conference that this will be it too, and that he will retire at the end of the season, saying that playing baseball is "debilitating" to his health and that "there's not going to be an improvement" in the problems that have cost him so much time. Read More »

Marcus Rashford 'to fight for Manchester United place'

Rashford has featured at times on the flanks but with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard also in the reckoning, starts have been few and far between. Rashford has managed double digits in goals the past two seasons, while Ronaldo first achieved that feat in 2005-06, as he turned 21. "It gets to the stage where you want to play every week". Read More »

Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm surge past Washington Mystics for WNBA title

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Both Seattle teams were coached by Lenny Wilkens, a regular at Storm games. I didn't know if I'd be playing at this point. Also not taking this trip to the Finals for granted are the Mystics. "That's what really separated us again". We can build on this. The coach's first priority was speaking with the team's young players, who will leave within a week to prepare for their seasons in overseas professional leagues. Read More »

Tearful Erik Karlsson 'never wanted to leave' Senators

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Forward Francis Perron is headed to the Sharks along with Karlsson. Patience paid off on the eve of the start of training camp. Karlsson, who said he'll return to Ottawa in the off-season, thanked the organization along with the late Bryan Murray and former captain Daniel Alfredsson. Read More »