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LeBron's future with Cavs may hinge on success this season

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That is more where this season's roster is focused. They flipped over half of their team. The 2017-18 National Basketball Association season is upon us. "I don't care what he's got to do, he's going to play". "I think it adds another layer to that", Love said of Irving's move. One of those versatile players added is Crowder, who will start at the 4 this season to try to take pressure off James on the defensive end. Read More »

India's cricket board slammed over Kumble birthday post

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Rohit, on the other hand, wished Kumble by saying that he has played a "massive part in Indian cricket's success". "Umm bowler? Wasnt he also Captain and Coach and is India's leading Wicket taker?" replied a television journalist. Kumble turned 47 on Tuesday and is renowned for being India's highest wicket-taker and world's third highest wicket-taker. Kumble, who served as India's coach for a year before Ravi Shastri took over in July this year, is regarded as India's greatest match-winner ... Read More »

Antonio Conte expects sleepless night after shock defeat to Crystal Palace

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Manager Antonio Conte was criticial of his players in the immediate aftermath , although they get the chance to bounce back with the upcoming visit of Roma to Stamford Bridge. Now it is another squad, different players and for this reason, if we compare last season, we didn't play Europa League or Champions League. "For Morata, it's the first time to play regularly for his team". Read More »

Roofers in ME pause for national anthem on the job

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In the midst of the controversial debate on standing for the national anthem, a patriotic photo of three roofers is going viral. "They aren't kneeling.' When I turn to see who said it, this is what I saw ... He also added that he wasn't aware that a photo had been taken of them. Michelle Cossar captured the picture which is being shared across the nation. Read More »

De Bruyne is the second best player in Europe

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The 26-year-old is one of the first names on Pep Guardiola's team-sheet this season and Portugal worldwide Silva believes the former Chelsea player is now up there with the very best players in the world game. City return to Champions League action next week when they play host to Serie A leaders Napoli at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday and Silva wants his side to build on their winning momentum against the Partenopei. Read More »

2017-18 National Basketball Association season preview: Can the Golden State Warriors win back-to-back titles?

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The Houston Texans were coming off of two straight division titles, had unloaded Brock Osweiler, and had a healthy J.J. Watt returning to pair with Jadeveon Clowney in the coming season. No team forced its way into this conversation more than Oklahoma City. At 8:00 pm ET, LeBron James and the modified Cleveland Cavaliers will welcome former star player Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More »

Khabib Nurmagomedov Eyeing Interim Title Bout With Tony Ferguson

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New interim champion Ferguson should be the next man to face the "Notorious", otherwise he faces the potential prospect of having his belt stripped, whilst a Nate Diaz trilogy fight also makes sense. "In my opinion, I think Tony Ferguson is the real champion", Nurmagomedov continued. That's why. I don't think, if I fight versus Tony Ferguson , this is an interim belt. Read More »

Northern Ireland face Switzerland and Republic tackle Danes in play-offs

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Elsewhere in the draw for next summer's tournament in Russia, Northern Ireland will face Switzerland and Croatia will play Greece. The two-legged ties are set for November 9-11 and 12-14. Michael O'Neill's side avoided European giants Italy, while Republic of Ireland will face Denmark. Watch below to see Kieran Donaghy talk about his run-in with Aidan O'Shea in the All-Ireland semi final replay. Read More »

Tottenham captain Lloris: More to Real Madrid than incredible Ronaldo

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And after scoring the goals to lead Madrid to glory in La Liga and the Champions League , Isco says Portugal forward Ronaldo should once again walk away with the trophy next January. You have to deserve it. "It is true that in LaLiga he's not been amongst the goals but in the Champions League he's been on fire". "They have wonderful players, and it will be hard". Read More »

Gerard Butler No Calm Before 'Geostorm' Hospitalized After Chopper Crash

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The entertainment news outlet reported on Monday, Oct. 16 that the accident was caused by a auto cutting off Gerard while he was riding his motorcycle. The actor also had been hospitalized on December 18, 2011, while filming the biographical drama "Chasing Mavericks" at the San Francisco Bay Area's famed surfing location Mavericks Beach. Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy are expecting their first child

Earnhardt announced earlier this year that he would be retiring as a full time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the end of the season. "We definitely want to do that". NASCAR's most popular driver announced Monday his wife is expecting the couple's first child. The NASCAR star hinted at his family's big baby news on Sunday, after finishing seventh in his last race at the Talladega Superspeedway. Read More »

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has AC joint sprain

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On the bright side, Winston was able to throw after suffering the injury on Sunday, and he expects to play in Buffalo. According to an NFL Network report , Winston has an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder. The heartbeat of the Tampa Bay offense, Winston came into the game on pace for a new career-high in completion percentage (61 percent). Following the game, Winston told reporters that the only reason he didn't return to the gridiron is because he was in an huge amount of pain ... Read More »

I am 'very proud' of Mohamed Salah - Liverpool's Klopp

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There was finally something to celebrate for Crystal Palace, which upset Chelsea 2-1 to register its first points and goals of the season. Gabriel Jesus, with a brace, Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Fernandinho, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva all found the target in the demolition of Stoke with the side now looking like a proper Guardiola creation. Read More »

NaVorro Bowman to sign with Raiders

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General manager John Lynch said the team looked into possible trade partners and came close to completing one. The eight-year veteran earned First-Team All-Pro honors four times in his career (2011-13, 2015), as well as three trips to the Pro Bowl (2013-14, 2016). Read More »

Tiger Woods takes to Twitter to prove he's on the comeback trail

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Steinberg said in the report that Woods met last week with the doctor that performed the April 19 back surgery on Woods, and the 14-time major champion was given the all-clear. "We have not even talked about it", Steinberg said. "Overall, I'm very optimistic how I'm progressing, " Woods said that week. "We will see what each day brings, what each week brings". Read More »

Joe Maddon draws deserved criticism for using John Lackey over Wade Davis

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It was a rule, when instituted a couple of years ago that drew rave remarks from Cardinals manger Mike Matheny, who claims his career was cut short due to 25-30 collisions at home plate during his playing career. Turner hit.322 in the regular season, the third-best mark in the NL. Yes, the Nationals and Dodgers have challenged the Cubs with an impressive array of pitchers. Read More »

Melissa Etheridge Was Arrested For Pot Possession In August

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She reportedly pleaded not guilty to the charge and was smiling from ear-to-ear in her mugshot, making us wonder just how long that THC oil lasts. PEOPLE's requests for comment were not immediately returned by CBP or a rep for Etheridge. Etheridge said that she has actually smoked with her older children numerous times. "It's a very natural, end-of-the-day [thing]", she claimed. Read More »

Dolphins come back to shock the Falcons

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The Falcons moved from their 13 to the Dolphins 26, where they already were in position for a tying field goal. "This was a huge win for us", said Jones, an eight-year veteran who played at the University of Georgia and is an Atlanta native. Read More »

5 things FP learned from the Premier League this weekend

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Cesar Azpilicueta's own-goal gave the Eagles the lead before Tiemoue Bakayoko equalised for the visitors with a measured header. Wood found an equaliser in the dying minutes for Burnley. This being Mourinho, he saw things differently, setting his side out to sit deep and defend and coming away with a point after a 0-0 draw that was every bit as forgettable as the previous goalless stalemate between the teams at Anfield 12 months previously. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku Escapes FA Punishment For Stamp On Dejan Lovren

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We need to move on. "That is football. It is part of the game". The German worldwide has claimed that he and his teammates did enough to win the game, but backed improvements to be made for the Champions League qualifier with Maribor. Maribor is the place they should rotate. "No chance. It is the last place I would do things like this". "They have had nine Champions League games so far (including qualification rounds) and that is quality and mentality". Read More »

Lisa Wilkinson: Top Australian presenter quits in 'equal pay row'

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We express our gratitude for Lisa for her 10 years with the Today Show are disappointed we find ourselves in this position. Nine will be going in another direction and will be considering our options in the coming weeks and months. Wilkinson stunned the media world by announcing on Monday night that she would be leaving the breakfast program immediately. " For whatever reason she won't be doing that anymore and it was a surprise to us all ". Read More »

LaMarcus Aldridge And Spurs Agree To 3-Year Deal Worth $72.3M

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The Spurs veteran forward on Tuesday (AEDT) signed a three-year contract extension worth $72.3 with the team, The Vertical reported . Aldridge is set to make $21.4 million in the 2017-18 season. As a result of his 11-year National Basketball Association career as a whole, he is now averaging 19.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest. "He's made the transition of this year's team after Tim [Duncan] very, very successful without getting very much recognition". Read More »

ULAA Fires Rick Pitino For "Just Cause"

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On Monday, Darren Rovell of ESPN passed along a statement from the company: "In light of the decision by the University of Louisville , Adidas has terminated its personal services agreement with Rick Pitino , effective immediately". Of course, there is still a long legal process ahead despite Pitino's contract being terminated. "Instead, they are illustrative of a pattern and practice of inappropriate behavior". Read More »

Distraught Kurt Zouma Consoled After Crushing Manchester City Defeat

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However, Napoli remain the only team in Europe with a 100% winning record after a stunning start to 2017/18, with Dries Mertens in terrific form. Guardiola, speaking after the Stoke victory, said over-confidence would not be a problem for his side, who are top of Champions League Group F after wins against Feyenoord and Shakhtar Donetsk. Read More »

Alex Cora to interview for Red Sox managerial opening on Sunday

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According to Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe , Dombrowski was "expected to interview [Cora] on Sunday" while the Astros were off during their American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees . The Red Sox previously asked for and received permission from the Astros to speak with Cora, 41. This is not the first time that Cora has been interviewed for a managerial position. Read More »

Confident Paraguay take on U.S. in 2nd pre-quarters

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Weah, combined with Josh Sargent up top, makes the USA a threat to make it really far. US coach John Hackworth knew the offensive-minded Parag-uayans would come at them hard. "I don't score a lot of attractive goals as majority are tap-ins". Paraguay's defence disintegrated at this moment, allowing United States of America to extend their dominance through Carleton and Sargent, Weah having the last word with his third strike. Read More »

Wales ape Australia with scrapping of Gatland's law

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The previous policy was created to keep players in Wales but it did not work, with prominent names now in the Premiership including George North, Liam Williams, Jamie Roberts and Taulupe Faletau. The new rules, which follow the Australian caps system, mean players who have won less than 60 caps and play overseas will not be eligible for selection. Read More »

Real Madrid Admirers Of Mauricio Pochettino

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When Harry doesn't score we have a strong enough team to score, if it's me, Dele [Alli], Sonny [Son Heung-Min], Tripps [Kieran Trippier] or [Moussa] Sissoko. "We had good performances all over the pitch. Still we need to win a trophy which is a massive pressure for us". "I think over the last few seasons it's been nearly the same team every season". Read More »

Teddy Bridgewater cleared to return to Vikings practice, now what?

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Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to return to practice, ESPN.com reported , citing a source . The Vikings' week keeps getting better. With Bridgewater out, the Vikings traded their 2017 first-round draft pick and another pick for Sam Bradford , who is now having his own knee issues and missed three straight weeks. Read More »

Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland unseeded for World Cup draw

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Greece and Sweden are the other unseeded teams for the draw, which is live on Sky Sports News from 1pm on Tuesday. Denmark have moved up seven places in the rankings following results in their qualifiers against Armenia and Montenegro, and will now be seeded alongside Switzerland , Italy and Croatia . Read More »