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Maradona: It’s useless making a leader of Messi

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Messi captained Argentina during their disappointing World Cup campaign in Russian Federation but hasn't been called up for worldwide duty since. "We shouldn't deify Messi any longer", he told Fox Sports . "He is the best in the world along with Cristiano [Ronaldo]". Messi , 31, has claimed every possible honour with Barcelona and has won the FIFA World Player of the Year award five times. Read More »

Ruthless Novak Djokovic dispatches Alexander Zverev in Shanghai semis

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The defending champion reached the semifinals Friday by beating eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-6 (4). However, Djokovic was gifted a break of serve when Zverev's level dropped alarmingly in the sixth game, and the three-time champion in Shanghai soon wrapped up the opening set in ruthless fashion. Read More »

Hazard: I want to work with Mourinho again

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard has told Belgian newspaper Het Laatste News that he would like to work with former Blues manager Jose Mourinho again. "But if I'm asked now about one coach with whom I want to work again, I would say Mourinho ". Read More »

Red Sox eliminate rival Yankees, advance to ALCS

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Torres hit a slow ground ball to third base, and Eduardo Nunez fielded it. Roberts, who stole five bases in 45 games with Boston after he arrived in a July 31 trade from the Dodgers, stole second base on Rivera's first pitch, beating the throw from Jorge Posada, to move into scoring position. Read More »

Empty stands for England a reminder football should be for the fans

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While some Premier League managers have questioned the logic behind another competitive tournament and many fans have admitted confusion at the concept, Cascarino says the games will be an important part of Southgate's project. Southgate's men failed to force a save in the first period but came close to the opener just before half-time as Dier met Henderson's corner with a glancing header that hit the far post. Read More »

Thierry Henry Named New Monaco Coach - Club

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However, in many respects, the Monaco role is the ideal starting point from which Henry can begin his career as a manager by building a side in his own image and demonstrating the true impact of his presence at a club which truly needs such a positive influence. Read More »

Medvedev "took off" from the "masters" in Shanghai

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Three days on and the 30-year-old continues to be under the weather, but just about did enough to see off France's Richard Gasquet in Shanghai , 7-5, 7-6 (9/7). " At this point in my life, I want to do what I really like to ", said Federer . "I do not want to paint myself as a ideal person". Zverev has been suffering with a cold but ratcheted up the pressure to grab the all-important break of serve in the ninth game before closing out the match against de Minaur, who this week replaced ... Read More »

Khabib threatens to leave UFC if teammates fired

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Dana White was disgusted by the post-match scenes and refused to hand over the title to the Russian in case the handover caused ever more fighting within the crowd with sets of Russian and Irish fans already fighting before the match even began. Read More »

De Minaur sets up Zverev clash in Shanghai

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Already at a career high No.33 in the world, the 19 year-old is eyeing off more rankings points as he closes in on a seeding at next year's Australian Open. "I would love to feel better", he added. "I mean, I played all right". I did everything that I needed to win; focused a lot-focused on my game. On Tuesday, Roger Federer , who was a ball boy once himself, came out and said that players much respect the ball kids and unpaid volunteers because "they are also maybe the future of our game". Read More »

Investigation into possible match fixing in PSG's game vs. Red Star Belgrade

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A Red Star official is suspected of betting 5m euro (£4.4m) on the Serbian side losing the Group C match by five goals , French newspaper L'Equipe has reported. PSG have also expressed surprise and anger over the allegations, and reaffirmed their commitment to the integrity of the sport. "Scandalised and disgusted, Red Star Belgrade rejects suspicions concerning the PSG-Red Star game and the implication of anyone from the club in any untoward dealings", they said in a statement. Read More »

Salah suffered strain not rupture, says Egypt assistant

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The former Roma man hit 44 goals in his debut season on Merseyside but has struggled to replicate that form this term, mustering only three goals in 11 matches for his club in 2018-19. With Salah leading from the front, Egypt has scored 10 goals in its last two games following a 6-0 win over Niger last month, when Salah scored twice. Read More »

Sports News, Machado, Dodgers finish off Braves

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The homer gave the Braves , who trail 2-0 in the series, a 5-0 lead. After the Milwaukee Brewers swept the Colorado Rockies to advance to the NL Championship Series earlier Sunday, the Dodgers had a chance to do the same at SunTrust Park. Read More »

WBC urge Fury to enrol in programme

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Fury is still not involved in a joint program from the WBC and vada - Clean Program Boxing Champions, contenders and fighters of the top 15 WBC ranking must undergo mandatory unannounced audit officers for WADA banned substances in the body, according to ESPN. Read More »

Jadon Sancho: England hero heaps praise on ‘phenomenal’ Borussia Dortmund star

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Sancho was part of the England squad that won the 2017 Under-17 World Cup, even if he couldn't play beyond the group stage after Dortmund withdrew him from the tournament in India. Chelsea are likely to face competition from Manchester City in the race to sign Jadon Sancho after it was revealed the Premier League champions do have the first refusal on the player. Read More »

Thierry Henry linked with AS Monaco job

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The club now sit in the relegation zone in 18th place, with just six points out of its first nine games. However, the club have made a poor start to the new season, failing to win any of their last 10 games since the opening day of the league campaign including losing each of their last four outings. Read More »

Aaron Ramsey says he will see out season with Arsenal

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The former Arsenal midfielder was crucial in Liverpool's exhilarating run to the Champions League final and the only games that the Reds have lost in Europe since have come in his absence. Ramsey's failed talks have alerted other clubs in England and clubs across Europe. Ozil is the only member of that trio to still be in north London and Ramsey has announced his intention to head for the exits rather than commit to fresh terms. Read More »

Mahrez misses late PK, Man City draws Liverpool

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In a game which rarely lived up to the pre-match hype, although the Reds started brightly as Mohamed Salah shot wide. Behind them, Virgil van Dijk was majestic until the moment he conceded an 85th-minute penalty - missed by Riyad Mahrez - following a foul on Leroy Sane . Read More »

Usain Bolt scores two goals for Central Coast Mariners soccer team

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He celebrated the first goal with his "To Di World" pose and the second one with a Fortnite dance. Your first start and scoring two goals, it was a good feeling. Bolt is a Manchester United fan, and while things are not going well for the Premier League club now, they aren't quite bad enough to justify handing him a contract, or even a trial. Read More »

Ibrahimovic jumps to defence of under fire Man Utd boss Mourinho

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However, since the end of the global football fiesta, the 25-year-old Pogba has been at war with club boss Mourinho. United's hard start in the Premier League all seems a long away from France's glory in Russian Federation, but reunited again with his France teammates, Pogba was happy to recall that defender Adil Rami had described him as the team's "real leader" at the World Cup . Read More »

Giants expected to part ways with Ereck Flowers

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We're sure Flowers is hopeful as well. All the flaws critics have pointed out through the years are not going away. Shurmur said Tuesday that Rosas' injury is improving. With Solder at left tackle, the Giants had Flowers move to right tackle, which is where he was playing until he was benched prior to Week 3. It's just that after four uneven years in NY, he's already gone. Read More »

Team India squad for first two ODIs against Windies

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In so doing, Thakur becomes the 294th Test player in Indian cricket history and his first match in the whites comes after two years with the team but on the sidelines. Although Pant might feature for India in the ODI, it looks like for the time-being he will just be a batsman as MS Dhoni is also picked as the wicketkeeper. Read More »

Eagles running back Jay Ajayi has torn ACL

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Defense once again gave up some big plays and chunk yardage allowing the Vikings to move the ball down the field. Whatever the case may be, they have time to figure it out because no one is running away with the NFC East this year. Or not throwing the football with his left hand on second-and-10 from the Vikings' 30 early in the fourth quarter, earning an intentional-grounding penalty and costing the Eagles a down and 10 yards of field position when a touchdown would have given them the ... Read More »

17 surreal things that happened during the Donald Trump-Kanye West summit

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West spoke to reporters for almost 10 minutes in the Oval Office. It's attractive though! But there's times where, you know, it's something about - I love Hillary. "What I need " Saturday Night Live " to improve on or the liberals to improve on", West said, "is if he don't look good, we don't look good". Mr Trump won 8 percent of the African-American vote in 2016. Read More »

Kanye West defends support for Trump, in front of Trump

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Mr. West said his intention is "to release the love throughout the country". And Trump could not get a word in edgewise as Kanye took over and ranted for almost 10 minutes, calling himself a "crazy motherf**ker", pounding on the Resolute Desk, and eventually telling POTUS "I love you" and giving him a hug! "It was from the soul". Read More »

Kanye: 'Trump hat made me feel like Superman'

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Well, it finally happened - Kanye West's White House meeting with President Donald Trump took place in the Oval Office on Thursday, and it seems like their conversation was just as odd as you might guess. "I just channelled it", the musician said, adding - to gasps from presidential staff - that Trump "might not have expected to have a insane motherf***** like Kanye West supporting him". Read More »

Nick Kyrgios self-destructs again at the Rolex Shanghai Masters

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Federer was quoted by AFP as saying , "I think it's really up to him where he wants to go and what his potential really holds". The Russian-born Aussie, back at the Hong Kong Open after losing last year's typhoon-delayed final, added of her compatriot: "He's different, he plays different and I guess when you come to watch him you never know what's going to happen". Read More »

Paul Pogba: 'You do not have to be captain to speak'

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Yes, I think there are things that should not be done from the players' side and from the manager and above. " For us, it was the best trophy you can win as a footballer ", the Frenchman admitted. Mourinho's public confirmation that he had erased Pogba from his list of vice-captains highlighted the discord between the United boss and his club record signing, but the midfielder has now offered up what will be viewed as his first public comments on leadership. Read More »

Fabinho insists he is adapting well at Liverpool

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The Chelsea man came through a hard end to his Everton days as well as a serious hamstring injury at the start of his Stamford Bridge career to establish himself in the first-team picture under Maurizio Sarri, and he feels he deserves to be back in the squad after maturing on and off the pitch. Read More »

Where do things stand with Jimmy Butler's trade request?

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It was Butler's first practice with the team since requesting a trade three weeks ago. Minnesota was reportedly willing to trade Butler to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, but the Rockets were unwilling to part with PJ Tucker. "[Taylor] could have escaped his Butler nightmare by accepting a package from Miami that would have been headlined by the promising Heat swingman Josh Richardson and a protected first-round pick", Stein wrote in his latest mailbag column. Read More »

Mohamed Salah Has Received 53% Of Votes To Win The Balon d'Or

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The teenager is also on the 10-player shortlist for the inaugural Kopa Trophy, a new prize for the best player under 21, which is judged by stars including Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. In any case, that's what I think. Cape Town - France Football magazine has announced the first five nominees for the Ballon d'Or award featuring Sergio Aguero and Gareth Bale . Read More »

Khabib brawl after Conor McGregor fight happened for THIS reason - Hardy

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Tukhugov is one of Nurmagomedov's teammates and Chechen countrymen. "It's bad", White said of the melee. "First of all I want to say sorry to athletic commission Nevada, to Vegas, I know this is not my best side". Round 3 started off with both fighters initially traded punches, knees, uppercuts and elbows in the center of the ring, both dishing out a fair deal of punishment to each other. Read More »