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Novak Djokovic cruises past Borna Coric to win fourth Shanghai title

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Dropping just four points on his serve in the first set, Djokovic demolished Coric 6-3. Djokovic buried his head in his hand at the absurdity of it. Asked by AFP if he had a message for the under-pressure Nadal, the Serb smiled: "I will leave that up to your creative spirit of journalism". And my ultimate goal is to get to No. Read More »

Are the Houston Astros doing baseball version of SpyGate?

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The employee was removed from the area and relocated to another part of the stadium. "There's some unintended consequences that come with the advancement of technology", Astros manager A.J. Sign-stealing has been an accepted part of baseball culture for decades, but technological advances have blurred the line between gamesmanship and cheating. Read More »

Boxer Alvarez signs $365M deal, richest contract in sports history

Promoter De La Hoya told ESPN: "Canelo is the highest-paid athlete in the world". In the post-Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao era, Alvarez emerged as boxing's biggest star on the pay-per-view fight circuit. Boxing fans also stand to score as the middleweight champion - who is the sport's biggest star - will no longer fight on pay-per-view thanks to the new contract. Read More »

France fight back to see off Germany in UEFA Nations League

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Manuel Neuer was finally called into action early in the second half, thwarting Mbappe in a one-on-one situation, but the goalkeeper was helpless just after the hour mark when Griezmann met Lucas' delivery with a fine glancing header which found the top-right corner. Read More »

Alex Cora Speaks Prior To ALCS Game 3

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With Boston up 3-2, Jackie Bradley Jr. put the game out of reach with a grand slam off of Roberto Osuna . Red Sox manager Alex Cora told the Boston Herald before the game he planned to take Nunez out after a couple of at-bats, both as a way to keep him fresh and because he did not expect Astros starter Dallas Keuchel to be in the game when Nunez would bat for a third time. Read More »

Raiders fall to Seattle in London; Carr injured

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All games to be played at Wembley Stadium . In 52 games, including 47 starts, Cooper has 225 receptions for 3,183 yards and 19 touchdowns. He has rushed less often the first five weeks of this season, but is still using his athleticism to make plays. Read More »

49ers apologize for omitting Kaepernick from gallery celebrating history

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Rodgers scrambled for 21 yards and hit Davante Adams twice for 27 yards and Equanimeous St. The culprit, like last week, was a coverage bust that came as a result of a post-huddle miscommunication. Rodgers threw for 425 yards and two scores, both to Adams. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers pulled it off, marching 81 yards in 10 plays to set up Mason Crosby's game-winning field goal with no time remaining. Read More »

Schumacher Jnr wins European F3 title

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Last year's champion, Lando Norris, is to make the grade with McLaren in 2019, having spent this season competing in Formula 2. Mick Schumacher missed his first chance to win the Formula Three European drivers' championship on Saturday after damaging his vehicle, but still has two opportunities to secure the title this weekend. Read More »

Turner homers as Dodgers level NLCS with Brewers

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Earlier in the game, Brandon Woodruff became the first Brewers reliever to hit a postseason home run when he clubbed a fastball over the right-center-field wall. Los Angeles knows how important this game is and won't take it for granted. He dropped to 2-5 with a 5.24 ERA in 11 career NLCS games. "Game 5 comes around, then he'll be the guy on the mound and he'll be the guy who will get us a win". Read More »

Bosa to focus on National Football League draft instead of returning to Ohio State

Bosa's status has been somewhat up in the air since he suffered a core injury during Ohio State's Week 3 win over TCU . Nick Bosa is the top prospect on ESPN's Big Board rankings and his injury is unlikely to diminish his value. Bosa was dominating from the start of his Ohio State career. Ohio State issued a release on Tuesday after the news came out of Bosa's decision. This decision likely ensures Bosa continues on that type of. Read More »

EPL: Wenger speaks on Arsenal giving Ramsey 'huge contract' in January

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The north London outfit have won their last six Premier League matches and are now on a run of nine straight wins win in all competitions following their 5-1 win over Fulham last time out. "Sooner or later they will be on the end of a big score - defensively they are all over the place", he told Sky Sports. He has also scored a goal and provided an assist in his eight outings. Read More »

Here's why Ireland's game against Wales tonight is so important

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The Liverpool loanee thumped a remarkable set-piece past Jose Mourinho's side as Derby County took Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup on penalties. Ramsey announced the birth of his twin sons just prior to kick-off, while Bale missed this batch of fixtures due to injury, but Wilson more than stepped up to the mark, and it will be hard for Giggs to drop the youngster even when Wales' star duo return. Read More »

Jose Mourinho charged following rant after Newcastle United victory

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The Portuguese tactician struggled to beat Newcastle United in their last Premier League encounter at old Trafford two weekends back. The match was played amid a tense atmosphere with the club having denied a report earlier in the day that Mourinho was going to be sacked that weekend regardless of the result. Read More »

Germany 0-3 Netherlands — UEFA Nations League

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After their 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands on Saturday, Germany have now failed to score in three straight competitive games for the first time in their history. After van Dijk's opener, the Dutch had chances to double their lead but Wijnaldum shot wide and Depay headed off target. The defending World Cup champs got two goals from Antoine Griezmann, and Germany saw defeat for the sixth time in the last 10 games. Read More »

PRITTY Left Hook: Terence Crawford Is Now The New "Pretty Boy" Floyd

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Crawford (34-0) was dominant throughout at the CHI Health Center in his hometown, and his first defence of the title ended in victory in the final round. "We knew he wanted to get out here and make it a firefight", he said. "I gave a hell of a fight to the best fighter in the world", Benavidez said. Read More »

Woodland, Leishman, Sharma tied for lead at CIMB Classic

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Two-time champion in 2015 and 2016, Justin Thomas , played the low round of the day at 8-under 64 to go up to T-5 alongside overnight co-leader Gary Woodland (71), Charles Howell III (67), Mexican Abraham Ancer (65) and former Open victor, Louis Oosthuizen (69). Read More »

Wang downs Svitolina, Muguruza to reach Hong Kong final

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Despite chants of "Keep going Wang Qiang! " ringing out in Cantonese round the Centre Court, the 26-year-old appeared curiously listless, the day after she had put both world number five Elina Svitolina and former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza to the sword. Read More »

Giants players reportedly growing 'exceedingly frustrated' with Eli Manning

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Mara's comments are particularly surprising considering the Giants just signed Beckham to a five-year, $90 million contract extension less than two months ago. "I can't stand up here and make any excuses about that". "When you're 1-5, it generally means everybody has to play better", Mara responded when asked about Manning's rough season, according to Judy Battista of NFL Network . Read More »

Le’Veon Bell Keeping Steelers In Dark; Trade Still On Table

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The next target date for Bell? Even if Bell returns, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has argued for weeks that Conner shouldn't be sent into the shadows . But finding someone who will take on Bell's salary for half a season, without knowing what kind of shape he's in and remaining unsure whether or not Bell will play ball, could be hard. Read More »

Salah, Van Dijk and Milner set to play against Huddersfield

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Van Dijk, 27, broke two of his ribs against former club Southampton on September 22nd but has carried on playing and joined up with the Netherlands for the global break. Van Dijk is on global duty with the Netherlands right now. Mohamed Salah, meanwhile, has also returned to Merseyside after suffering an injury while playing for Egypt against Swaziland but the problem is not thought to be serious and he too will hope to recover for the weekend. Read More »

Twitter explodes as England defeat Spain 3-2 in UEFA Nations League

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Sterling's goals followed 27 scoreless caps, with the Manchester City forward doubling his overall tally for the national team with those first-half rewards. As well as the Croatia victory, Enrique oversaw a 2-1 Nations League win at Wembley and a 4-1 friendly success against Wales in Cardiff last week. We had to do more of our share, and being compact without the ball was critical. Read More »

Nathan Peterman discusses his struggles against Texans

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Allen, who threw for 84 yards and ran for 20, refused to speak to the media after the loss and was noticeably favoring his arm, according to ESPN . Bills coach Sean McDermott said after the game that they were still evaluating Allen's injury. Read More »

Bregman trolls Eovaldi, Hinch says "back it up" in ALCS

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On Monday, the Houston third baseman posted a video to his Instagram account that showed the Astros hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs at Minute Maid Park against Nathan Eovaldi , with the text caption, "lil pregame video work". Though a one-run game for much of the night, the Red Sox added insurance runs in the seventh and eighth to give some breathing room. He seemed to be headed in the same direction falling behind 4-2 after three innings, but retired the Astros in order in ... Read More »

Tom Brady still carving out his place in NFL's record books

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Brady scored on a four-yard scramble in the fourth quarter, his first touchdown run of more than one yard since 2012. Brady also made it 227 wins overall for his career, including play-offs, which gives him the overall career record as he passed former Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri . Read More »

Floyd Mayweather responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov call out

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The New York rapper said he would give Khabib $2m to fight for him at Bellator - the same figure he was set to receive after his win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 . The Irishman was also assaulted after the fight by Khabib's teammates, Zubaira Tukhugov and Islam Makhachev. Both Mayweather and Nurmagomedov are undefeated in their respective disciplines but the proposed bout, which would likely be targeted for Las Vegas, is miles off right now as Nurmagomedov would have to be licensed ... Read More »

Dak To Bease: Cowboys Dominate Jaguars 40-7

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The Fan hosts give their predictions for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday. If that happens Cows defense will likely be good but not great. The Jaguars also recently placed running back Corey Grant on injured reserve and signed veteran running back Jamaal Charles to a one-year contract. Read More »

Patriots vs. Chiefs odds

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The 32-year-old wideout was hit with a four-game ban due for his violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Mahomes' capacity to read his progressions from the pocket combined with his ability to scramble and make plays of the run will put strain on the Patriots' pass rush and secondary. Read More »

'Motherf--ker': The reason why Jimmy Butler trade talks imploded

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NBA All-Star Butler reportedly yelled at his team-mates and Timberwolves officials during practice, having trained against the starting team, with the player explaining his frustrations to the media afterwards. You don't like it, then leave. Regardless of what happens with Jimmy Butler , the Timberwolves have Andrew Wiggins (five years, $148 million starting this season) and Karl-Anthony Towns (five years, $190 million starting next season) signed to very long and very expensive ... Read More »

'New' Djokovic wins Shanghai to close on world no.1 Nadal

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Coric beat an out-of-sorts Federer 6-4 6-4 in the semi-finals, which means that Djokovic will replace the Swiss star as world No2 in tomorrow's rankings. "And where I was about four months ago and where I am today is quite an extreme opposite". This was a fourth Shanghai crown for Djokovic and he is homing in on a return to number one, having fallen as low as 22nd in May as he struggled following elbow surgery in February. Read More »

Sox beat Yankees 4-3, advance to ALCS

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In Game 1 of the ALDS, he allowed two runs over 5.1 innings to earn the win vs. the Yankees and in Game 4 was brought in from the bullpen to toss a 13-pitch, scoreless eighth inning. "I think you either want to be in the moment or you don't", Verlander said on Friday. "(I'm) trying to remember some things that I told him that I wish I wouldn't have", Hinch said Wednesday when the Astros worked out for the first time since learning their next opponent. Read More »

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 »