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Pakistan stretch lead despite freakish Azhar run out

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Pakistan's Azhar Ali bore the brunt of jokes since his on-field antics on the third day of the second Test against Australia yesterday. Mohammad Abbas and Bilal Asif have done the major damage as they bagged five and three wickets respectively on Wednesday. Read More »

Lionel Messi ruled out of El Clasico following arm fracture vs Sevilla

He was given medical attention for several minutes on the touchline, with Barca's physios putting a significant amount of strapping around his right elbow. Shortly after leaving the pitch, the player got into a private vehicle and headed straight to the club's medical centre for further tests. But I am sure that Messi's injury should not affect our morale. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton '100 percent' sure Mick Schumacher will make it to F1

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel must beat Hamilton or stay close to him Sunday if he hopes to push the championship to next week in Mexico City. If he wins, then Vettel must finish second to deny the Briton a title that would elevate him alongside the late great Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio as only the third driver to win five or more titles. Read More »

Unai Emery delivers injury update on Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny

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But Emery warned the increasingly optimistic fanbase against getting carried away. "I think the difficulty now is to not relax", said Emery ahead of Monday's visit of Leicester to the Emirates. The Ramsey contract saga has been going on for a long time now. Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to leave the club after failing to agree a contract extension, and with his current deal set to expire in July it is rumoured that the Gunners may cash in during the January transfer ... Read More »

Manny Machado responds to Brewers calling him 'dirty player'

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Both benches cleared after Machado clipped the back leg of Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar while running out his groundout Tuesday night in the 10th inning of Game 4. The five-hour, 15-minute game was the second-longest NLCS game by time, behind Game 5 of the 1999 series between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves which took 5:46. Read More »

Mourinho back in spotlight after Stamford Bridge melee

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The respective footage has emerged on the Twitter account Sky Sports Premier League . Mourinho reacted angrily and had to be restrained in attempting to confront the Chelsea staff - but the Manchester United boss has revealed he accepted Ianni's apology. Read More »

Russell Westbrook Caught Sneaking a Snack on Bench During Tuesday's Opener

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Gilbert McGregor ( @GMcGregor21 ): It might not be a cakewalk for either team, but this is the year we see an NBA Finals series between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics . Al Horford blocked five shots for the Celtics, who shot 43.3 per cent from the field and were 11 of 37 from three-point range. Thunder: OKC started 1 for 9, missing its initial three 3-point tries, and went 6 of 23 in the opening period (1 for 9 on 3s). Read More »

Julen Lopetegui confident of revival

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Levante goalkeeper Oier Oyarzabal also produced a string of important saves, as his side defended bravely to hold on for the club's second ever win in the Bernabeu. Meanwhile, Lopetegui went on to explain he was focused on his work as the manager of Real Madrid , which was now occupying the fourth spot in the La Liga standings, two points behind top placed Sevilla. Read More »

Chelsea 1 Manchester United 1

Mourinho conceded that he was upset at the way in which Ianni celebrated in front of him. Chelsea will host Manchester United on Saturday at Stamford Bridge in a Premier League game between would-be title rivals. I remember clearly a match in the past where I was losing 2-0 and won 3-2, losing 3-0 and then drew 3-3. "There were some changes, which every team does, three for them and three for us, we wanted to do two at the same time but because Rashford was injured we couldn't ... Read More »

Usain Bolt rejects deal offer from Maltese club Valletta

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McCormack, a Scottish global who has also played for Rangers and Fulham, scored 14 goals in just 17 appearances for Melbourne City during a similar loan spell last season. Asked if he found it disrespectful that Bolt thought he could play in the A-League, Babbel said: "If I would be a player from the Mariners that would be odd for me because I'm doing this for 20 years, 25 years. Read More »

National Football League trade rumors: Browns sending Carlos Hyde to Jaguars

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The Browns (2-3-1) will get a 2019 fifth-round draft pick from the Jaguars in exchange for Hyde, who has 382 yards rushing and five touchdowns in his first season in Cleveland. T.J. Yeldon has started three games for Fournette, rushing for 299 yards and a touchdown on 67 carries. This move also should (should!) mean more chances for Johnson to get the ball in his elusive hands. Read More »

Barcelona: 'No plans to re-sign Neymar'

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He joined the French outfit in a world-record £200m deal back in 2017 and picked up the Ligue 1 title in his debut campaign, scoring 19 goals in 20 league appearances. and the club is unwilling to sign him back. Neymar has spent plenty of time with his former teammates since leaving a year ago and maintains strong relationships with the likes of Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique. Read More »

Brewers handle Dodgers to force Game 7

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Louis Cardinals and swept the Colorado Rockies . The Brewers pulled their starting pitcher after just one batter. Wade Miley returns to the mound for a second straight start Friday as the Brewers try to save their season against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park. Read More »

Chelsea Respond To 'Eden Hazard To Real Madrid' Rumours

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They come up against former manager Jose Mourinho , who has endured a testing time with United this season having lost three times to lie in eighth spot. Now on loan at AC Milan, the French midfielder is enjoying life in Italy, says his agent, Federico Pastorello, who insists that Bakayoko wants to remain in the Serie A. Read More »

Meghan Markle compares pregnancy to jet lag

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Harry and Meghan are meeting members of One Wave, a surfing community group, as they take part in "Fluro Friday". It has been widely reported that Meghan Markle is 12 weeks pregnant , but a social media slip-up from earlier this week appears to have revealed her real due date. Read More »

Ten-wicket Abbas destroys Australia for Pakistans series win

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Sarfraz was full of praise for Abbas, the man of the match. "Looks like they hadn't prepared for Abbas, they took him a little easy", said Sarfraz. Tim Paine delivered a damning assessment of Australia's batting frailties and said they "weren't up to it" after Pakistan wrapped up the series with a crushing victory in Abu Dhabi . Read More »

Duke in the NBA: Lakers exercise option on Brandon Ingram

Bryant says he told Lakers owner Jeanie Buss to get her house in order to have a chance of getting the 33-year-old on-board. "I liked the way we shared the ball at times, as well". LeBron James collected 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in his first game as a Laker. For now, most expect Lakers coach Luke Walton's starting lineup to include young guns Hart and Ingram alongside veterans Rondo, McGee and James. Read More »

Sadio Mane undergoes hand surgery

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Van Dijk missed one or the two global games for the Netherlands during the last fortnight with Ronald Koeman pointing towards the ribs as the reason why, but Liverpool fans will be relieved to hear that their linchpin at the back is fit and firing. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez Exit From Man United Looking Likely

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He's moaning at his players and what he hasn't got. It's looking increasingly like Sanchez and United aren't a good fit for one another - although that could always change with a different coach leading the way. His Old Trafford experience nosedived with Mourinho's appointment two years later, as he was consistently singled out as underperforming. He does some of the best things in games, a great pass or dribble, a great touch or dribble. Read More »

Pelicans rout Rockets in season opener

Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony started last night's game on the bench, marking the first time in his 1,054 National Basketball Association games that he was not on the floor for the opening tip. They took the National Basketball Association by storm last season and many consider them a legitimate threat to dethrone the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

Larry Nance Jr. agrees to 4-year, $44.8M extension with Cavaliers

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Leonard played 37 minutes in first regular-season action since January 13 - the two-time defensive player of the year missed all but nine games because of a quadriceps injury in a freakish season last year in San Antonio. There were 11 games on the docket, including two on national TV, and a number of important debuts. The Raptors were 4-1 in exhibition games. The second-round sweep last spring was the final straw for team president Masai Ujiri, who fired coach Dwane Casey and then ... Read More »

Power outage: Brewers' bats struggle in 13-inning loss

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Kershaw was asked what the Dodgers franchise - the one that made him the seventh overall pick in 2006 - has meant to him. The Dodgers were crowned division champions for the sixth straight season and are in the NLCS for the third straight October, but the franchise still is searching for its first World Series title since 1988. Read More »

Royal tour: Prince Harry’s touching speech to farmers in Dubbo

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The RFDS, the world's first flying doctors service, has provided critical healthcare to remote, rural Australian communities for 90 years. Accompanied by the family, the Royals took a tour through the property, helping feed livestock. Tfw you're just not that into colonialism. Prince Harry has urged the people of Dubbo battling drought to seek the support they need, saying in his own darkest hours asking for help was the best thing he ever did. Read More »

Fan interference nixes Altuve HR in Game 4

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The call was subjected to a lengthy review, after which Major League Baseball ruled the call on the field would stand, meaning there wasn't enough evidence to overturn it. It states, "No interference shall be allowed when a fielder reaches over a fence, railing, rope or into a stand to catch a ball". Mookie Betts looked like he was about to make one of the best catches in recent playoff memory. Read More »

Astros under scrutiny in sign-stealing controversy against Red Sox

The Houston Astros may have been caught cheating during Game 1 of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. It's still fishy and the league told the Astros not to do that anymore and report it to the proper authorities. More to come from Houston . "I'm aware of something going on, but I haven't been briefed", Astros manager A.J. Hinch said after Tuesday's Game 3 loss to the Sox. Read More »

Simona Halep retains WTA top spot for second consecutive year

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Finals in Paris and Montreal alongside a title in Miami allowed the American to remain in the top-10 through the majority of the year. The world's number one, who has already qualified for the WTA year-ending finals, added that she made a decision to play in Moscow to solve the problems that she still experienced after the back injury before playing at Singapore. Read More »

Kershaw's strong outing lifts Dodgers to 3-2 NLCS lead

Game 5 opened with a twist as Milwaukee left-handed starter Wade Miley walked the first batter he faced, Cody Bellinger , and then was replaced by right-hander Brandon Woodruff . "I think good players will get good offence going, and we're going to need it, and I expect it to happen". He ended up going 2-for-4 with the biggest RBI of the game. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather accepts Khabib Nurmagomedov's challenge: 'We're fighting'

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I'm my own boss, so I can't say what's going on on Khabib's end, but on my end, we can make it happen". "I can't say what's going on in Khabib's end but I can make it happen on my end". [But] in the jungle there is only one king. However, as with McGregor, Mayweather expects the fight to be in the ring rather than the Octagon. He did also add that Khabib would have to "conduct himself like a professional" after the fight if it did come to fruition. Read More »

Australia slump to 91-7 after Abbas and Asif strike

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Hafeez had scored 110 in the drawn first Test in Dubai. Pakistan were down and out at 57-5 at one point in the match but Fakhar Zaman (94) and Sarfraz Ahmed (94) struck a big partnership to get Pakistan out of trouble. Abbas became the second-fastest Pakistani to the milestone alongside Waqar Younis, Mohammad Asif and Shabbir Ahmed - the record is held by Yasir Shah, who completed 50 wickets in nine matches. Read More »