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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard files lawsuit against Nike over personal logo

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Leonard reportedly turned down a four-year, $22 million extension in March before electing to join New Balance . A Nike spokesperson declined to comment. The nine-page lawsuit would, in theory, allow for a new campaign with New Balance sometime in the future - or at the very least would again give Leonard (should he win) control of a logo he says should be his. Read More »

Tony Parker won’t be back with the Charlotte Hornets; he’s retiring

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Though the Hornets were still in the hunt for a playoff spot, they went full youth, and Parker, as he had in the final season with the Spurs , would need to be a mentor from the bench. A 2011 NBA Champion and Finals MVP, Nowitzki helped deliver Dallas their first NBA title in franchise history, when the Mavs toppled the Heat's Big Three of James, Wade, and Chris Bosh . Read More »

Yuvraj Singh: India all-rounder retires from global cricket

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The time comes in everyone's life when they think that, 'Enough now.' I would say that I had thought a year back itself that I will retire at this time. "You know how I feel inside!" Singh posted a career-best ODI score of 150 in the series and was included in India's squad for Champions Trophy the same year but his form dipped again. Read More »

Zampa uses hand warmers, says Finch amid ball-tampering claims

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Smith top-scored for Australia with a near run-a-ball 69, but Warner's 56, at a strike rate of just 66.66, almost 30 below his ODI career average, suggested he was still carrying some scars. I honestly haven't seen them, so I can't comment too much on it. "We've had issues in the past, we have had arguments on the field". Speaking against the Indian fans' action of booing Smith, Virat said "Just because there are so many Indian fans here, I just didn't want them to set a bad example". Read More »

Barty, Vondrousova advance to French Open final

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Ashleigh Barty made steady progress at the Roland Garros 2019 as she became the first Australian woman to reach the semi-finals of a major tournament after Samantha Stosur is 2016. Landing only 52% of the first serve in, Barty had to work hard in her service games, losing 42% of the points and suffering five breaks from eight opportunities given to Amanda. Read More »

Golovkin marks return with brutal KO of Rolls

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A week prior, and in the very same building, Anthony Joshua surrendered his heavyweight titles to underdog fighter Andy Ruiz Jr., and Golovkin began at a pace which suggested he was keen to rule out any possibility of a repeat upset. Golovkin's the type of boxer who can put those moments away in his muscle memory bank for use later in the fight. The wobbly-kneed Rolls staggered backwards and then tried unsuccessfully to get Golovkin in a clinch. Read More »

Pogba ready to move back to Juventus

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The Mirror says Real are desperately trying to ditch the Welsh winger after boss Zinedine Zidane made it clear that Bale has no future at the Bernabeu. Having missed out on Champions League by finishing 6th in the league, Manchester United were always going to be the centre of attention this summer, especially when a lot of their players ended up having to take wage cuts for their failure to qualify for Europe's elite competition. Read More »

Jeff Skinner Signs Extension To Remain In Buffalo

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Then Skinner, who has never played an National Hockey League playoff game, experienced his first slump of the year. Incredibly, the Sabres only dished forward prospect Cliff Pu and three draft picks to the Hurricanes for Skinner. The Sabres followed their 10-game winning streak in November by closing the season winning 16 of their final 57 games, which led to coach Phil Housley's firing two years into his tenure. Read More »

Bangladesh on facing England: 'Must be confident with our tactics'

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He just goes on and gets big scores, and it can range from 140 to 180, and the rate at which he gets it, he's just so hard to contain". The right-handers were able to hit the ground running and the Bangladesh side is on the back foot now as England is looking good for a gargantuan score. Read More »

Kevin Durant Listed As Questionable For Game 5

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However, that may change as news surfaced that Durant will allegedly return for Game 5 in the series. Durant spent about 25 minutes on court before leaving toward the end of the session. Should the Raptors win Game 5 , it will be unbelievable to see Ujiri meet and celebrate with the fans again. He's been in similar situations with us where he's had long layoffs. Read More »

Another NFL Team Just Fired Its General Manager

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The Houston Texans decided June 7th was the right date to fire general manager Brian Gaine. On a sleepy offseason afternoon, news of Gaine's departure was shocking as it comes less than two years into his tenure. Houston finished last season with an 11-5 record. Gaine, who had a close working relationship with head coach Bill O'Brien , served a brief stint leading the Texans' front office, taking over general manager duties in 2018 after former general manager Rick Smith took a ... Read More »

Jets Hire Joe Douglas As General Manager

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The Jets hope Douglas can galvanize an organization in turmoil in the aftermath of Maccagnan's surprising ouster. That shows that owner Christopher Johnson is putting a lot of trust into Douglas. Naturally, they gave a glowing scouting report on Douglas. Douglas has always been considered one of the top general manager candidates in the National Football League after playing such a significant role in the success the Eagles have enjoyed in recent seasons, including a Super Bowl ... Read More »

Murphy, Santana power Mariners to 6-2 win over Angels | AP sports

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That was the last batter the left-handed Heaney (0-1) faced. Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger has landed on the IL. Mitch Haniger of the Mariners was placed on the 10-day injured list after he had surgery for a ruptured testicle; he suffered the injury Thursday when a foul ball bounced up and hit him. Read More »

Cottrell double puts West Indies on top against South Africa

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Quinton de Kock (17* off 21) and skipper Faf du Plessis (0* off 7) were at the crease with their side well and truly on the back foot. South Africa and West Indies are playing in the 15th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The Proteas will need to score quickly before the heavy rain predicted during the afternoon, hoping the run-rate is high when the West Indies try to chase a total. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Says He'd 'Seriously Consider' Taking Job At Newcastle

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Yes, The Mirror claim Mourinho is "aware" of the Sheikh Khaled's apparent interest in his services, and would "seriously consider" the opportunity to take the reins at St James' Park. Since then, the 59-year-old Spaniard has kept the Magpies safe from relegation for two seasons running, leading them to tenth and 13th-place finishes respectively. Read More »

Spurs defender, Rose uncertain over future

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You are reminded every day that you lost the final and that was a unique experience for me. Given how long ago the talk started, the fact that the player has been relegated with one year left on his contract, grew up in London and knows Tottenham have a manager who will give him opportunities, it is tempting to wonder how Spurs haven't tied Sessegnon down already. Read More »

Bruins vs. Blues Game 6 Prediction: NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

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If the Blues don't win Sunday, they'll still have a chance to win the series in Game 7 in Boston. 'We knew that again the start was going to be key and that they were going to give us a push early and to manage that and play well and take care of details and obviously capitalize on our chances, ' Boston center Patrice Bergeron said. Read More »

Manchester United have sizeable bid turned down

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In such a scenario, Ashley Young mainly started in the right back role. While last year, the 21-year-old was outstanding for the Eagles in his first full campaign at Selhurst Park. United are understood to have other targets to fit into the hole in their squad, with Thomas Meunier and Kieran Trippier two men they have been linked with, but based on the size of their initial bid, Wan-Bissaka appears to be the one they prefer. Read More »

Virat Kohli stops crowd from booing Steve Smith, gesture wins hearts

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Smith and Warner have both been in the runs since their returning and they each hit a fifty, albeit not as quickly as they would have liked, as Australia were dismissed for 316 to lose their first game of the tournament following two wins. The guy is back, he's trying to play well for his side. It comes despite he, Smith and the Australian side having at times had a fractured relationship on the field. Read More »

Indian cricket legend Yuvraj Singh retires from global cricket

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One of India's greatest limited overs cricketers, Yuvraj has been seriously contemplating retirement from global cricket and pursue a freelance career in ICC approved foreign Twenty20 leagues. In the bowling department, Yuvraj has taken 111 wickets. Yuvraj last played a Test in 2012 and ODI and T20 in 2017. After the World Cup, he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy in Boston and Indianapolis. Read More »

David Ortiz, former Red Sox slugger, shot in Dominican Republic, reports say

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Surveillance video that was posted on social media by El Nuevo Diario , a Dominican newspaper, appeared to show a man approach Ortiz from behind and fire a gun at his back. He is now undergoing treatment at the hospital, according to the Associated Press . David Ortiz's brother, Eloy, tells Dominican sports writer Dionisio Soldevila that Big Papi is out of surgery and is doing fine. Read More »

Manchester United agree transfer fee for UEFA Nations League victor

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A Bola , a Portuguese news outlet that sounds more like a life-threatening contagion, believes Spurs have bid £68 million for Fernandes, an offer devoid of any bonuses or incentives. Fernandes scored 32 goals and provided 18 assists for Sporting during the 2018-19 season, including three goals and two assists in the UEFA Europa League. Read More »

Blues’ Barbashev Suspended 1 Game For Illegal Head Check

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Louis Post-Dispatch . Johansson said he wasn't injured. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch via text that the team viewed Barbashev's punishment as "excessive" but added that "the National Hockey League on- and off-ice officials have a hard job, and we respect their integrity". Read More »

Courtois: I think Hazard will make the difference at Real Madrid

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It means Madrid's spending spree is picking up pace following the arrivals of defender Eder Militao and striker Luka Jovic from Porto and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively. Real Madrid are paying an initial 100m euros (£89m) for the attacking midfielder, though bonus payments could see Chelsea receive at least another £60m from the sale of the player. Read More »

Yankees, Sanchez continue to roll vs. Red Sox

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Yet whereas the Red Sox quickly gave back the leads the previous nights, Price ensured no such surrender by blitzing through three flawless innings to open the game, doing so in an economical 30 pitches. The Red Sox had 11 hits on Saturday, but stranded 10 runners in the loss. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia recently left the team indefinitely to be with his family while World Series MVP Steve Pearce was recently placed back on the injured list. Read More »

Arsenal in advanced talks to sign Yannick Carrasco

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However, there are quite a few players that are on the exit door at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal are planning an overhaul of superstars, confirming that seven players will be leaving the club already. He added: "It's a more physical game, but there are also many spaces to run". One area in need of strengthening will be midfield with Aaron Ramsey departing for Juventus and Denis Suarez returning to Barcelona after a disappointing loan spell. Read More »

Team India Visit High Commissioner’s Residence in London

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The left-handed Dhawan put on 127 runs with opening partner Rohit Sharma as India reached 190 for one in 33 overs. "I really enjoy playing on this ground", said Dhawan during the innings break after his third one-day global hundred in five innings at the Oval. Read More »

Why Warriors remain confident despite 3-1 Finals deficit

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After the Warriors easily routed the Trail Blazers in the West finals without him, they've been unable to slow Kawhi Leonard & Co., who have pushed them to the brink. However, head coach Steve Kerr told the media Sunday that he'll get some work in today, and then the squad will go from there. "I think we'll be okay if we can just be solid". Read More »

Rory McIlroy leads Irish challenge at Canadian Open

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McIlroy has struggled to stamp his authority in the final round of tournaments this season, but he confirmed his game was in great shape ahead of the third major of the year with a scintillating round in Hamilton. "The nice thing about this place, because it's a little bit shorter, if you hit it well you can post a 5-, 6-under pretty solidly, like Rory today, or it can get you". Read More »

Afghanistan star Rashid Khan concussed by Lockie Ferguson bouncer

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The day had offered plenty of promise for Afghanistan as Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran - the uncle of the dropped Mujeeb Ur Rahman and drafted in because of Mohammad Shahzad's tournament-ending knee injury - flourished. Our bowlers started well. Fellow top order batsmen Ross Taylor also enjoyed a decent stint at the crease, reaching 48 before was bowled by a full toss from Afghanistan's opening bowler Aftab Alam. Read More »

Kerr: Durant to practice with team, 'gauge it from there'

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A report from The Athletic's Sam Amick suggests that confusion and angst have begun to mount in the Golden State Warriors' locker room given the uncertain status of star teammate Kevin Durant . The Raptors are showing no signs of exhaling. There's so much going on, and so it doesn't make sense to continue to talk about it. "There's still a lot of work to do", Nurse said. Read More »

Rainy forecast threatens NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway

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Incidentally, Biffle's final race as a full-time Truck driver (2000 season finale at now-Auto Club Speedway) was runner-up Crafton's first as a series full timer. It was the third stage win of the season for Sauter, who locked up a spot in the Playoffs by winning on Dover International Speedway's Monster Mile. Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from the FireKeepers Casino 400. Read More »