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Ryder Cup notebook: Rory McIlroy having a bad day

McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen had won just one hole in a 4&2 loss to Johnson and Fowler, while Rose and Jon Rahm twice enjoyed a two-shot lead over Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau in the opening match but eventually lost on the 18th. But they were made to work hard for their victory as the American pair reduced their lead from four holes to one in the closing stages. "We know if it's four [points] or less it's been done before on Sunday". Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino confident new Spurs stadium will be ready by Christmas


There is a confidence in the team and we'll hopefully show that again". "I hope before Christmas we can play". "I remember five or six years ago, maybe a bit more, Wayne Rooney came after the World Cup and he looked a little bit worn out and exhausted, so Sir Alex Ferguson chose to give him a vacation for a couple of weeks". Read More »

Mourinho on Pogba: ‘No player is bigger than the club’


This is my point, you can make a mistake, fall out with a manager, misbehave maybe, but if you can go back and do it on the pitch the next Saturday, it's all forgotten. Jose Mourinho must heal a growing rift within his dressing-room that has been exacerbated by his toxic feud with Paul Pogba . previously reported that Pogba has apparently informed club boss Jose Mourinho of his intention to join Spanish giants Barcelona . Read More »

You are not bigger than United, Mourinho warns Pogba

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has always been disappointed with Paul Pogba , it has been revealed. "The relationship between player and manager is good. Conversations with players, I have many times. That came a day after Mourinho told Pogba he is no longer United's vice-captain."I explained in detail to the people that have to know, which is the squad and especially Paul", he said."After weeks of analysing and changing opinions with my coaching staff, we made the decision that ... Read More »

Europe fight back in Ryder Cup foursome to shock USA

U.S. Captain Jim Furyk goes into Saturday with some serious question marks but more importantly, he's going to have to strain some friendships if he wants to bring the cup back home. That's true, but more significant than the clean sweep was the decisive manner in which the Europeans won the four matches (all by at least a three-hole margin). Read More »

Klopp names Chelsea's five most risky players

Liverpool have won each of their six matches in the Premier League this season. "From 1-11 there's probably not been a better Liverpool team in the Premier League", Giggs - now the manager of the Wales national team - told Sky Sports . Read More »

USA powers into early Ryder Cup lead despite Tiger Woods defeat


Trailing by two points after the opening-morning fourballs at Le Golf National, home captain Thomas Bjorn brought wildcard picks Poulter, Garcia and Henrik Stenson into the action and the decision paid off in style. "You have to make birdies in four-ball. Playing Ryder Cups over here are extremely fun", said three-time major victor Spieth. Also earning points for the Americans: Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau pulled off an improbable 1-up triumph over Justin Rose and Jon Rahm , ... Read More »

Ryder Cup: Day 2 Predictions for All 4 Morning Matches

And the 50,000 fans (including 7,000 in grandstands on the opening tee) made for a classic Ryder Cup atmosphere that should only get better as the weekend progresses. Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter vs. Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson . The first Ryder Cup in France looks to be a hit. The talismanic Poulter all but ended the encounter as a contest with a dead-eyed birdie putt on the 13th, after an incredible recovery shot from McIlroy out of thick rough. Read More »

Manchester City v Brighton: Seagulls may limit the extent of their defeat


The French left-back, who missed most of last season through injury, provided five assists in City's first four Premier League fixtures. And, much to Guardiola's frustration, the City manager admitted Mendy, who has played just 13 games for the club since joining from Monaco past year, arrived late for treatment and training on Sunday. Read More »

Crazy Brawl Breaks Out Between Rams And Vikings Fans


Goff picked apart the Vikings' secondary in the first half with one pinpoint throw after another. "I think he's having fun". What's troubling to Zimmer is that this is the same scheme the Vikings faced a year ago and held to seven points at U.S. Read More »

Vikings' defense can't help offense in loss to Rams


The problem was Minnesota's defense. Zimmer should chalk this one to the game and just try to improve. "Probably anywhere I've ever been, I've never been this poor in pass coverage", Zimmer said . It was Aldrick's second score of the half. The defense also struggled to scheme around the bootleg game to pressure the third-year quarterback. "It's fun for us, personally", Goff said of his duel with Cousins. Read More »

Crushing foursomes sweep puts Europe 5-3 ahead

The rude greeting didn't keep him from making the birdie putt, though. Finau chipped in for an eagle on the par-4 No. 6 to tie the match, but the Europeans were 2 up through 12. "I have not heard that he's had a back problem, so I would say that that's not true", said Furyk. "You'd have to ask Tiger", he said. "It's a pretty easy choice". Read More »

Mignolet Disappointed by Cup Exit, Klopp Hints at More Changes


The defeat marks Liverpool's first loss this campaign and the end of their unbeaten run of games in all competitions. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged that it "would not be cool" if Virgil van Dijk remained on the sidelines for Saturday's Premier League clash at Chelsea . Read More »

LSU basketball player killed in shooting


We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. A standout at University High, located on LSU's campus, Sims helped lead his high school team to three consecutive state championships. 3 recruiting class in the nation by coming on board. "He was on an upward trajectory", Wade said. Alleva added: "He was such a lovable young man who was full of joy". Read More »

Aust to face Bosnia in Davis Cup qualifier


Germany hosts Hungary while Russian Federation travels to Switzerland with high hopes of reaching the Finals, as Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer are nearly certain to miss the Davis Cup in 2019. Argentina , 2016 victors, and Britain , who won the previous year, have been selected to join the four semi-finalists from this year's edition in the climax to the 2019 event. Read More »

Vanessa Hudgens Stole The Show During The Rams And Vikings Game


It's a blessing for sure", Gurley said of playing with so many weapons. "Come in and get better from them". "They have a good scheme", Zimmer said . The Vikings actually have been excellent on third downs this season - allowing a 31.1 conversion rate. He finished with 26 completions in 33 attempts for 465 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. Read More »

Five reasons Liverpool will tear apart Chelsea on Saturday


It was an easy decision, especially now, because at this stage how much can Eden cost? Further forward, Eden Hazard and Willian should unquestionably keep their places on the left and right side of the attack respectively and the latter's position may only be affected, should Pedro be deemed fit after his minor shoulder problem. Read More »

Mourinho to Pogba: You are the anti-captain


He is a player like the others", said Mourinho on Friday. Mourinho denies that there is a spat between the two, stating "The only truth is that I made the decision of Paul not to be the second captain any more but no fall-out, no problems at all". Read More »

Ryder Cup spectator treated after being struck by Brooks Koepka’s tee shot


Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler propelled the United States to an early edge over Europe in Friday's opening matches of the 42nd Ryder Cup as the Americans took aim at their first victory on European soil in 25 years. It is the only match the Americans are leading. The only Euros to put a point on the board in Session 1 were Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, and they did it with a barrage of long birdies that propelled Europe into the afternoon with as much momentum as ... Read More »

Worrying Scenes As Errant Koepka Drive Injures Ryder Cup Fan

Spieth and Thomas, whose friendship took root when they played for the USA at the Evian Junior Masters in 2007, held the lead to the end. More than 7,000 spectators at Le Golf National jammed into the largest first-tee grandstand in Ryder Cup history, cheering and screaming to produce a roar unique to the emotional atmosphere of the biennial team golf showdown. Read More »

Aaron Ramsey’s time at Arsenal coming to an end?


On Thursday, a source told ESPN FC that contract talks between Wales global Ramsey and the club have broken down, meaning he could leave on a free transfer when his deal expires next summer. Current boss Unai Emery is thought to be an admirer of the Welshman, and had been keen to offer him a new deal. Ramsey is Arsenal's longest-serving player, having joined from Cardiff for £4.8m in 2008. Read More »

Who will be standing when United smoke clears, Mou or Pogba?


Pogba has widely been criticised for failing to produce consistent performances under Mourinho at Old Trafford , but he was in fine form as he helped France to win the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer. The midfielder then was critical of the result and he urged the team to play more attacking football. The 25-year-old went on to wear the armband against Brighton and Young Boys, but Mourinho confirmed after the defeat to Derby that he will no longer stand in for captain ... Read More »

Liverpool vs. Chelsea - Football Match Report


Read on for a summary... Yes, of course. It was a hard game for both sides. "You have two players that are clearly offside and they block my players". A few of the players who were not involved tonight are not 100 per cent fit, so we will see what we do. "At the minute, he's probably the best player in the world, the way he is playing". Read More »

Kings, Suns Willing to Help Facilitate Jimmy Butler Trade


The report adds sources are skeptical of whether coach Tom Thibodeau actually wants to make a deal for his star player and things are "volatile " in Minnesota right now. "Our reality is that he has requested a trade, so we'll honor that", Thibodeau told CBS Sports. "But we're not going to do anything that's bad for the Timberwolves". Read More »

EPL: Ramsey wanted by Serie A clubs after Arsenal withdrew contract renewal


Ramsey has been expecting to sign a new deal, but it has been claimed that the Gunners are not interested in the kind of wages the Wales worldwide would command at the moment as they don't have the spare resources. Both clubs have the financial firepower to pay the Welshman big money and it would be a major coup for United or Chelsea if they were able to land one of the best goal-scoring midfielders around on a free transfer. Read More »

Liverpool Fans React After Brazilian Midfielder's First Competitive Start Against Chelsea

Tomorrow night's a football game in a sold-out Anfield, so we will be there with all we have. "I'm confident that we will do much, much better". One man that did impress for the home side, however, was Xherdan Shaqiri . Neil Jones of Goal tweeted what he had to say about the incident after the game. Jurgen Klopp reveals that his exchange of words with Xherdan Shaqiri following Liverpool's 2-1 loss to Chelsea was down to a late free kick which went wrong. Read More »

Christensen: Chelsea disappointed when Solanke left for Liverpool


Sarri and Jürgen Klopp will field different teams in Saturday's Premier League reunion at Stamford Bridge yet Barkley believes the cup win can have an impact. According to Neil Jones, Klopp says the exchange between himself and his wide man was simply because he wanted him to play in Mo Salah with a free-kick Liverpool had in the last second of the game. Read More »

Murray drops award in Shenzhen


Murray, a wildcard in Shenzhen, is appearing in his penultimate event of the year after deciding to end his season early. Andy Murray reached the second round of the Shenzhen Open after China's Zhang Zhizhen retired. He'll get another chance to do exactly that when he lines up against last year's Shenzhen Open victor, top seed and current world number 11 David Goffin of Belgium in second-round play on Thursday. Read More »

Carolina Panthers Sign Free Agent Eric Reid


The NFL Players Association also congratulated Reid , with its president, Eric Winston, saying, "Our union is proud to stand by one of its strongest player leaders and we congratulate Eric for making it back to dong the job he loves". Reid is expected to start right away after the Panthers placed Da'Norris Searcy on injured reserve last week. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney told ESPN on Thursday that the team began exploring its options Monday and brought Reid in to meet with the ... Read More »

Bengals' defense surprised, flattened by Panthers


Boyd's 27-yard score in the third drew Cincinnati to within 28-21. "They caught us in a couple bad positions and made plays", said Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap . Carolina has a bye week and plays again October 7 at home at 1 p.m. against the New York Giants, Cincinnati is at Atlanta next Sunday at 1 p.m. NOT SO STELLAR DAYS: Giovani Bernard had different results last time Cincinnati played Carolina. Read More »

Liverpool too reliant on stars as Chelsea's depth proves the difference

They made a decent fist of that against Chelsea before Hazard's wonder goal sealed the win for the visitors and closed off another route to silverware for Liverpool . Both sides made eight changes with one eye on the Premier League clash on Saturday . 'Eden's growing fast, he's growing fast in maturity, in choices he's making on the pitch and I think, in my opinion, we haven't seen the best yet. Read More »

Mourinho and Pogba in tense-looking exchange


Mourinho's position at the club looked under threat when they were defeated 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, but they followed that poor result with three consecutive wins. "The only truth is that I made the decision for him not to be second captain any more but there is no fallout, no problem", Mourinho said. How did Mourinho's previous bust-ups play out? Or other players? But in terms of this, I don't know if Pogba is worth the hassle for what he gives on the pitch. Read More »

Germany Beat Turkey to Win The Bid to Host Euro 2024


UEFA considered that the German bid already had everything in place to host a successful event - from stadiums to infrastructure and hotels. Koseoglu said while the committee evaluating Turkey's bid has criticised the human rights situation in the country, many Turks were angry that similar criticism was not levelled at Germany for issues such as racism. Read More »

Paul Pogba determined to leave Manchester United next summer


The Daily Telegraph cites two sources close to Manchester United players who can not understand what their manager has to gain by shaming his troops in such a public fashion and also noted the irony in Mourinho' desire for greater commitment from players he continues to undermine. Read More »