• Manchester United Passes Real Madrid on Forbes' 2017 Football Rich List
Manchester United Passes Real Madrid on Forbes' 2017 Football Rich List

Manchester United's value is set to go further up this year due to the club's triumph in the Europa League earning them qualification into next season's Champions League - the richest annual sports event in the world. That was a testament to the team's powerful brand and marketing acumen, Forbes said in a statement. Ozanian applauded United's m...

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  • Lukaku reveals he already has an
Lukaku reveals he already has an "agreement" with a club

However, the Goodison Park hierarchy have their reservations about bringing the striker back due to the financial implications. Now, he has stated that he reached an agreement with "another" club. And it could signal another radical change of direction by their tactically astute manager Antonio Conte . With Diego Costa's future becoming more a...

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  • Djokovic, Nadal kick start French Open with a bang
Djokovic, Nadal kick start French Open with a bang

Then he came to Roland Garros and endured a first-round exit at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament for the first time , losing as the No. 14 seed to Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 7-5, 7-5, 6-3 on Monday. Reigning women's champion Garbine Muguruza began her Roland Garros defense with a straight-sets triumph over 2010 victor Francesca Sch...

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  • Cavs not making any lineup changes for Game 3 of the Finals
Cavs not making any lineup changes for Game 3 of the Finals

Shumpert experienced cramping in the second half of the Cavs' 132-113 Game 2 loss on Sunday night and required intravenous fluids after the game, a team source told ESPN . "And I'm confident that we can play that way, and we did it previous year". I just want to win. "It's just awesome the buzz that people around here have and even when we ar...

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  • NASCAR trying to increase passing for Coca-Cola 600
NASCAR trying to increase passing for Coca-Cola 600

They were joined by everyone else shortly after their incident when NASCAR officials shut down the race on Lap 143 because of lightning in the area. And when he ran out, I figured I'd go back in and save where I was lifting and it worked out. "Seemed like I just kept catching them in the wrong spots.

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  • Garcia reaches 1st ever Grand Slam quarterfinal
Garcia reaches 1st ever Grand Slam quarterfinal

World number one Murray, the runner-up in Paris to Novak Djokovic in 2016, brushed aside Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Instead of discussing the match in the traditional on-court TV interview, Murray remembered the 29 people who died in the recent outrages in London and Manchester.

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  • Nadal out to tame Durchman Haase at French Open
Nadal out to tame Durchman Haase at French Open

Rafael Nadal beat Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in one hour and 52 minutes. "I just say thanks to them for everything that they do for me, and I feel great every time that I have the chance to be back here and to see all of them". Djokovic admitted the need to rediscover his spark after some disappointing results this year, including a second-round...

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  • Australian McDermott applies for India coach job
Australian McDermott applies for India coach job

Gavaskar, attempting to reassure fans, said an invitation for applications did not reflect tensions in the Kohli-Kumble relationship. "In a system based on justice and merit, the head coach s term would have been extended. The former player also recalled how a young Kohli influenced a change of coach in Royal Challengers Bangalore and brought...

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  • New Zealand bat against Australia in Champions Trophy
New Zealand bat against Australia in Champions Trophy

Earlier, in a rain interrupted match against Australia that was reduced to maximum of 46 overs for each side, New Zealand was bowled out to 291 with one over to spare, in Champions Trophy 2017, on Friday. Starc's underarm throw and Matthew Wade's fumble saw them botch a certain run out with Ronchi stranded, then Starc dropped him at mid-on....

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  • Champions League final: Zidane speaks on defeating Juventus
Champions League final: Zidane speaks on defeating Juventus

Despite the Champions League evading him once again, Buffon does have an impressive list of accolades from his 22-year career. "Zidane and his staff detected Juventus' defensive weakness, so throughout the week, in preparation for the final, we practiced return passes", Modric told HTV and Sportske Novosti.

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  • Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ
Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ

Despite hitting 16 double faults for the match, Mladenovic was able to hold onto a lead in the final set to defeat Muguruza and advance to the French Open quarterfinals for the first time in her career. Two weeks past his 21st birthday, Khachanov became the youngest man to reach the fourth round here since 2009, beating 21st-seeded John Isner -...

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  • Pliskova, Svitolina reach 4th round of French Open
Pliskova, Svitolina reach 4th round of French Open

She beat 2010 runner-up Samantha Stosur 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Richard Gasquet retired from his all-French third-round match against Gael Monfils at Roland Garros after getting treatment on his right thigh. 4 Garbine Muguruza continues on her quest to win back-to-back women's singles titles at Roland Garros. The eighth-seeded Nishikori is in the quar...

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  • Luka Modric believes Real Madrid will dominate European football for some time
Luka Modric believes Real Madrid will dominate European football for some time

Ronaldo scored in each half, as Carlos Henrique Casemiro scored Madrid's second goal. "Now he is the best coach in the world. Every player in the squad has played their part, and that's been the key factor this season". I don't need to speak about myself because numbers don't lie. It was Zidane's stunning volley against Bayer Leverkusen that wo...

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  • Real Triumph Again as Ronaldo Double Sinks Juventus
Real Triumph Again as Ronaldo Double Sinks Juventus

A loud sound panicked thousands of fans gathered in Piazza San Carlo to watch the match pitting Juventus against Real Madrid on giant TV screens. Zidane, 44, led Madrid to glory in last season's Champions League less than five months after succeeding Rafael Benitez to take up his first managerial role.

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  • Warriors beat Cavs to take 2-0 Finals series lead
Warriors beat Cavs to take 2-0 Finals series lead

They kept a 67-64 lead at halftime, despite losing the second quarter. I want this series to go to seven games, but I'll be surprised if it goes to six now as I have the Warriors getting the win and cover in Game 3. James tied Magic Johnson for most NBA Finals triple-doubles with eight, and this marked the first time in NBA history more than on...

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  • Halep hurries into quarter-finals
Halep hurries into quarter-finals

Murray largely dispensed with the chuntering and lapses that accompanied his first two matches as he maintained the momentum established in beating Juan Martin del Potro with an assured display on Court Philippe Chatrier. "But I managed to push her back". Martic, ranked 290th in the world after a 10-month injury layoff past year, was two points f...

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  • Preds fans asked to refrain from tossing things onto ice
Preds fans asked to refrain from tossing things onto ice

P.K. Subban seems as if he's still trying to get under Sidney Crosby's skin. Both the Predators and the Penguins were given three power-play opportunities in Game 3. The Sharks had just won game three of the Stanley Cup Finals, Pittsburgh went on to steal game four, and take the 3-1 lead. Not having Nick Bonino in Game 3 hurt the Pens.

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  • Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance
Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance

The Warriors became the first team in league history to open the playoffs 12-0, which gives them a week of rest before their third straight finals appearance. "We started him tonight out of respect", San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. Ginobili left the game in the final minutes to chants of "Manu, Manu" and "one more year".

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  • Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers
Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers

Forty finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday will brandish vowels, consonants and the hope of putting them in the proper order to score a $40,000 cash prize. More than 100 spellers alone were eliminated because of the test. The bee began with 291 spellers from around the country. "Congratulations to Shruthika Padhy of Cherry H...

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  • Justin Bieber gets emotional during United Kingdom benefit concert
Justin Bieber gets emotional during United Kingdom benefit concert

The "Slow Hands" singer was one of the artists who took to the stage at the charity gig and has thanked his friend - who put together the show in honour of those who were killed or injured in a terrorist attack at her concert in the city two weeks ago - for asking him to be involved.

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  • Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout
Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout

As I've said before, it's no knock on Kerr to point out how smoothly the whole operation ran in his 11-game absence, because he's the one who built the structure that made it possible. They split the two games at home before reeling off three straight wins to become the fourth team to win the title after losing the first two games.

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  • Ainslie's America's Cup hopes dented by mechanical failure
Ainslie's America's Cup hopes dented by mechanical failure

Powerhouse Emirates Team New Zealand , who earned the right to choose their semi-final foe by topping the seedings, selected the British outfit with the forecast for light winds in mind. The boat almost sank as it returned to the dock after the race. Ultimately we are going to have to switch wings, whether or not we can get ourselves back out for ...

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  • LeBron's brilliance not enough in Game 2 loss to Warriors
LeBron's brilliance not enough in Game 2 loss to Warriors

Kevin Love stepped up his game in Game 2 totaling 27 points. And you got to expect them to play, obviously, better at home. "That's what everyone wants to see, some of the best players in the world go against each other", Klay Thompson said.

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  • Ko remains number one after LPGA discovers computer 'bug'
Ko remains number one after LPGA discovers computer 'bug'

We've been saying it for a couple weeks now: Lydia Ko will lose her title as No. 1 player in the world. Two-time defending champion Anna Nordqvist followed her opening 64 with a 71 to drop two strokes behind along with Moriya Jutanugarn - Ariya's older sister - and Jeong Eun Lee.

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  • Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench to coach Game 2
Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench to coach Game 2

He relinquished his role during the first round of the playoffs in late April due to complications resulting from back surgery two years ago. He had said all along that he would not return to the bench until he had strung together several "good days" in a row.

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  • More than 1500 injured in panic after soccer game
More than 1500 injured in panic after soccer game

But the 27-year-old says he is determined to remain in Madrid and add to his impressive trophy collection at the Bernabeu. "Thanks to the determination we showed I'm so very happy". The win was a milestone in the Champions League, a popular yearly competition for the top European teams. Madrid have won the Champions League three times in the last...

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  • Red Sox P Rodriguez (knee) to 10-day DL
Red Sox P Rodriguez (knee) to 10-day DL

Sale had not allowed a first inning run over his previous 11 starts this year. Chris Davis poked a single into left field to score Joey Rickard and Manny Machado , tying the game at two. "I was glad I was able to take that step", Tillman said. "It's a matter of time; he's not going to strike everybody out", Farrell said. "I think just ment...

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  • Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Final
Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Final

Subban, with whom he exchanged unpleasantries near the end of the Predators' 5-1 victory on Saturday at a rollicking, rocking Bridgestone Arena . This, apparently, really stuck in Subban's craw, as he made a similar comment to NBC Sports' Pierre McGuire before leaving the ice.

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  • CJ Stander set for British and Irish Lions debut
CJ Stander set for British and Irish Lions debut

I'm looking forward to getting back to that Super Rugby kind of game". Warren Gatland has insisted the British and Irish Lions "don't want to play by numbers" after the latest bout of
All Blacks criticism on the tourists' style. Your job is not done yet, but you're part of it. In the meantime, Gatland's new boys, including one Jared Payne ...

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  • Thad Matta stepping down at Ohio State after 13 years
Thad Matta stepping down at Ohio State after 13 years

Matta has coached the Buckeyes for 13 seasons and has appeared in two Final Fours with the program. 247Sports reported earlier Monday that Matta would coach for another year and then retire. Celtics coach Brad Stevens, who got his start in coaching under Matta at Butler, will be a name you hear. And I think the last thing that I hope I'm always r...

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