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Silva To Quit At End Of Season Silva To Quit At End Of Season
- June 29, 2019

In the modern era, players like Shaun Goater, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Richard Dunne and Vincent Kompany have all endeared themselves to the City faithful, but nobody has possessed the technical ability, skill on the ball or ability to change a game that Silva has over the past nine years. (more...)
Outpsoken: USA's fearless Rapinoe takes on France, and her own president Outpsoken: USA's fearless Rapinoe takes on France, and her own president
- June 29, 2019

The U.S. World Cup Quarterfinal game against France is scheduled to kickoff at 3pm ET on Friday. She also received backlash for becoming the first white athlete to kneel during the anthem in 2016 to show support for National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick , who started kneeling during the anthem to protest against perceived racism and inequality by law enforcement toward African Americans. (more...)
Rooney scores from own half in stunning strike for DC United Rooney scores from own half in stunning strike for DC United
- June 28, 2019

Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring a goal from beyond midfield against Orlando City SC in the first half at Audi Field. A look up for Rooney showed him that Orlando goalie Brian Rowe was well outside his 18-yard box. One fan went much further and said: "Wayne Rooney is still better than 75% of the current Man United players". Rowe and Hamid each finished with three saves, as Hamid got his seventh shutout of the year. (more...)
Twitter reacts to Pakistan's sensational win over New Zealand Twitter reacts to Pakistan's sensational win over New Zealand
- June 27, 2019

Their young left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi (3-28) rocked New Zealand's top order and teamed up with Mohammad Amir to reduce them to 46-4 after nine overs. New Zealand´s Ross Taylor watches the ball after playing a shot. Shadab Khan , Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez are three spinners who on their day can trouble any batting line-up. (more...)
Transfer: Unai Emery tells Arsenal board to Transfer: Unai Emery tells Arsenal board to "break the bank" for Zaha
- June 27, 2019

Dowling did not wish to elaborate any more on the sort of treatment Burke received, but he was angry with how the forward's loan spell finished at Parkhead. West Brom recently announced the appointment of Slaven Bilic as their new boss, who will replace Darren Moore. "He won't be going nowhere near Celtic with the current manager", Dowling was quoted as saying by the Birmingham Mail . (more...)
Kevin Durant declines his player option, will become a free agent Kevin Durant declines his player option, will become a free agent
- June 27, 2019

Durant and his business manager, Rich Kleiman, are in NY and are evaluating Durant's free agency options, Wojnarowski reports , and the process has remained private. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. "One of the things that is being discussed right now is that the Golden State Warriors would offer Kevin Durant a five-year contract, $57 million extra than he could get signing elsewhere, let him rehab and then work with him to be traded", Windhorst said on an appearance of Get Up . (more...)
JUST IN: Super Eagles AFCON camp hit by protest! JUST IN: Super Eagles AFCON camp hit by protest!
- June 27, 2019

And even after the game, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr confirmed that Burundi were very tough for his wards. The match will kick off by 3.30pm Nigerian time . "Thankfully, part of the funds approved by President Buhari arrived today (Tuesday) at the Central Bank and it is now in the process of being converted to US Dollars", Dikko told Insideworldfootball. (more...)
Andy Ruiz Jr confident of another shock win ahead of Joshua rematch Andy Ruiz Jr confident of another shock win ahead of Joshua rematch
- June 26, 2019

Andy Ruiz Jr is adamant he beat Joseph Parker in their 2016 world title fight. Following the defeat, it was announced that the rematch clause in the contract was triggered. You know a lot of people, and I'm speaking to Joshua too, because he was overlooking me and saying. The fight was stopped in the seventh round after Ruiz Jr knocked down Joshua four times during English boxer's United States debut. (more...)
Claim From Italy: Chelsea Reach Agreement With Frank Lampard Claim From Italy: Chelsea Reach Agreement With Frank Lampard
- June 25, 2019

The England U21 global will return to Chelsea this summer following a prolific loan spell at Aston Villa , the 21-year-old scoring 26 goals to help fire the Midlands side to promotion to the Premier League. But Lampard could not resist the opportunity to lead the club he has such an affinity for. Madrid, meanwhile, are keen to raise funds having spent in the region of €300 million (£270m/$340m) on five players already this summer, including €100m on Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard. (more...)
Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar back to field after minor injury Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar back to field after minor injury
- June 25, 2019

He said that the duo should have hung around supporting Nabi. Normally fast bowlers don't go full tilt at the nets especially when they are playing matches regularly but the case is different for Bumrah. Skipper Gulbadin Naib had perhaps said it a million times by then, to the world, his countrymen, teammates and himself, "We missed the chance to beat India". (more...)
Afghanistan need top teams exposure to improve, says Naib Afghanistan need top teams exposure to improve, says Naib
- June 25, 2019

This is the new uniform for Team India against England...a dash of orange...with liberal dose of blue. The ICC has been forced on the defensive, with four matches having already fallen victim to rain and many others turning into one-sided trouncings. (more...)
India given big scare by Afghanistan India given big scare by Afghanistan
- June 24, 2019

The Indian pacer also bowled a splendid 49th over, conceding only five runs. "It's simple. We wanted to use him smartly when the conditions allow", Kohli said of his spearhead. "Obviously, we had belief in our death specialist bowlers", Jadhav, whose 52 was the second highest score in the Indian innings, told reporters. "The wicket was slightly slow but frankly speaking, I think India got a bit stuck in the middle overs and should have played a little bit more freely", Srikkanth, a ... (more...)
Fernando Torres says Steven Gerrard 'best player I played with'
- June 24, 2019

It will be very emotional to say good bye to football next to my friends @andresiniesta8 and @Guaje7Villa . I think my level got into a different dimension when I was on the pitch with him. And on global football, Torres won 110 caps for Spain and his 38 goals are only bettered by David Villa and Raul. LEGANES, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 30: Fernando Torres of Club Atletico de Madrid looks on during the La Liga match between Leganes and Atletico Madrid at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on September ... (more...)
Spain striker Fernando Torres bids adieu to football Spain striker Fernando Torres bids adieu to football
- June 24, 2019

The 35-year-old Spaniard posted a tweet informing the world that he is wrapping up his professional football career as a player after 18-years. Asked about the future, Torres told a news conference in Tokyo he would continue in an advisory role for Sagan, likely identifying Spanish youth players for the Kyushu club. (more...)
Andy Murray confirms Wimbledon return after Queen’s Club comeback goes to plan Andy Murray confirms Wimbledon return after Queen’s Club comeback goes to plan
- June 24, 2019

Murray said afterwards he would be playing doubles at Wimbledon with Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Marc Lopez strongly denied the allegations in Spanish newspaper AS, saying: "We have nothing to do with it, they have no right to dirty our names like that". (more...)
Cech returns to Chelsea in advisory role Cech returns to Chelsea in advisory role
- June 23, 2019

Wan-Bissaka is reportedly on the verge of completely a £55million move to Manchester United after bids of £40m and £50m were rejected by the London club. However, with the 21-year-old on worldwide duty, it remains to be seen whether the England U21s manager, Aidy Boothroyd, allows Wan-Bissaka to leave the national camp to complete his switch to Old Trafford. (more...)
Argentina 1-1 Paraguay: VAR controversy as Messi avoids disaster Argentina 1-1 Paraguay: VAR controversy as Messi avoids disaster
- June 23, 2019

While Messi's men are bottom of Group B , a win over Qatar in the final group game could give them a ticket to the quarter-finals. The 2019 Copa America isn't going much better for Argentina than the 2018 World Cup, with a slow defense and a lack of playmakers in the middle of the park keeping the Albiceleste from making a real difference in the tournament. (more...)
Ajax Defender De Ligt Finally Closes In On An Agreement With Juventus Ajax Defender De Ligt Finally Closes In On An Agreement With Juventus
- June 23, 2019

It had appeared that De Ligt , who has enjoyed an impressive breakthrough season that included helping Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals, was bound for Barcelona . Star forward Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly made a pitch to de Ligt to join him at Juve when the pair met for their respective countries in the UEFA Nations League final this summer. (more...)
Funds for Israel Folau's legal fight against Rugby Australia top $275000 Funds for Israel Folau's legal fight against Rugby Australia top $275000
- June 22, 2019

In two days the Australian has already raised nearly $500,000 ($446k) from over 5,500 backers on the fundraising site. "I believe the termination of my contract is unlawful, which is why I have started legal proceedings against Rugby Australia and Rugby NSW", his GoFundMe page reads. (more...)
Celtics select Romeo Langford with No. 14 pick in National Basketball Association draft Celtics select Romeo Langford with No. 14 pick in National Basketball Association draft
- June 22, 2019

BC-BKN-Draft-Hawks Hopes, 2nd Ld-Writethru, 806After lottery setback, Hawks look to add to young coreAP Photo NY180, NY181Eds: Updates with Hawks trading a second-round pick to Miami . Most mock drafts had Johnson going somewhere from 20th to 25th, with playoff teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder targeting him as a knock-down shooter to support Russell Westbrook and Paul George. (more...)
Rays To Explore Plan To Become Two-City Team Rays To Explore Plan To Become Two-City Team
- June 22, 2019

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to reporters in New York City on Thursday. A more realistic reading of Thursday's news, which Manfred announced following an owners meeting, is that it is a ploy by the Rays and Major League Baseball to gain leverage over municipalities in the Tampa region for a new stadium, with the threat of a move to Montreal dangled as the other option. (more...)
Hunter, Alexander-Walker and Jerome selected in 1st round of NBA Draft Hunter, Alexander-Walker and Jerome selected in 1st round of NBA Draft
- June 22, 2019

The Pelicans also received the No. 4 pick in the draft, though they traded that pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Jaxson Hayes , the No. 8 pick. Perry added that Barrett convinced NY that he was the pick during his workout and visit to the team facility before the draft. (more...)
Iceland Cricket criticised for disrespectful tweet on Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan Iceland Cricket criticised for disrespectful tweet on Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan
- June 22, 2019

The spin-heavy Asians pinned their hopes on Rashid, the poster boy of Afghan cricket, who tops the list of T20 bowlers and is ranked third in the ODI list, to contain England's formidable batting order. On the eve of the England match, some members of the Afghanistan team were involved in an altercation at a restaurant in Manchester, the BBC reported on Tuesday. (more...)
Watch, follow the USA-Sweden in women's World Cup soccer Watch, follow the USA-Sweden in women's World Cup soccer
- June 21, 2019

Sterner tests will come, but probably not until the quarterfinals when France , if the last-16 ties go as the bookies' predict, will likely be the opponent for what would be a mouthwatering contest in Paris. Should the United States win Group F, it would move on to play the runner up in Group B, which is Spain. The U.S. was on the verge of reaching that milestone heading into Thursday's game, needing two goals. (more...)
Don Callis Took Safety After Hearing Gunshots at Raptors Victory Parade Don Callis Took Safety After Hearing Gunshots at Raptors Victory Parade
- June 20, 2019

Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in the team's gear are jamming downtown Toronto this morning as they await the team's victory parade. Toronto Police said that two people sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting , according to a report from CP24 in Toronto . (more...)
NBA Draft Rumors: Atlanta Hawks Trading Up to #4 with Pelicans? NBA Draft Rumors: Atlanta Hawks Trading Up to #4 with Pelicans?
- June 20, 2019

Perhaps the funniest thing Woj ever did was previous year when journalists were told they couldn't report on draft picks before they happened. He is in "serious consideration" to land with them. The Bulls are reportedly interested in trading up to draft Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland . It could package a couple of those to get up to No. (more...)
Manchester United turn attentions to Elseid Hysaj after Aaron Wan-Bissaka rejection Manchester United turn attentions to Elseid Hysaj after Aaron Wan-Bissaka rejection
- June 20, 2019

Other right-back targets include Max Aarons of Norwich City FC, Thomas Meunier of French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj . According to the same story, Crystal Palace were unhappy with the structure of the deal and the London side want between £45m and £50m up front. To that end, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were reported to have made an offer of £35 million plus £15 million in performance-related bonuses for the 21-year-old, which Crystal Palace had ... (more...)
Chelsea to offer Lampard 3-year deal Chelsea to offer Lampard 3-year deal
- June 19, 2019

Speaking on Monday, Rams owner Mel Morris affirmed: "We've made it clear to everyone, but most importantly to Frank, that we want to retain him for the long term". The 60-year-old replaces Max Allegri at Juventus after leading the Blues to Europa League glory in Azerbaijan last month and steering his side to a third-place finish in the Premier League in his one and only season in the English capital. (more...)
Canada: 4 shot during Raptors' NBA title parade Canada: 4 shot during Raptors' NBA title parade
- June 19, 2019

They finished in last place in their division in each of their first three seasons in the league - only to be champions in 24 years on. "The incident is being looked at, and we are cooperating with authorities", the Raptors said in statement Friday afternoon. (more...)
LaVar Ball Claims He Wanted Lakers to Trade Lonzo All Along LaVar Ball Claims He Wanted Lakers to Trade Lonzo All Along
- June 19, 2019

The Lakers' cap space will be determined by the date that the Anthony Davis trade is made official. Basically, if Butler still intends to seek a max deal, the Lakers are most likely out of the picture as a result of this David trade, which the Sixers should be all smiles about. (more...)
Manchester United want West Ham United's Issa Diop Manchester United want West Ham United's Issa Diop
- June 19, 2019

Manchester United are desperate to add a centre back to their team this summer and West Ham's Issa Diop is the latest player they've been linked to, with reports that they've offered £45 million plus an unnamed player. West Ham United have no interest in taking Anthony Martial as part of Manchester United's attempts to sweeten the deal to sign defender Issa Diop, according to the Guardian . (more...)
Carli Lloyd scores twice as USA roll past Chile Carli Lloyd scores twice as USA roll past Chile
- June 17, 2019

The striker gave the U.S.an early lead when she first hit the back of the net in the 11th minute. The well-judged header completed a first-half brace and made her the oldest woman to score a few times in a single World Cup match. This latest score comes in her return to the starting lineup. Their final Group F match will be Thursday against fellow World Cup contender Sweden. The U.S. (more...)
Must improve fielding standards ahead of crucial game, says Sarfaraz Must improve fielding standards ahead of crucial game, says Sarfaraz
- June 16, 2019

Warner stated that the overs of part-timer Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez were target points to score runs. "Definitely I think the fielding needs improvement - the fielding is not up to the mark", the wicketkeeper admitted. Imam-ul-Haq says Pakistan's clash against India is a huge pressure game. But Waqar said Pakistan could take heart from the last major one-day global tournament in England and Wales, when they lost to India in their opening match of the 2017 Champions Trophy only ... (more...)
They're Playing The Happy Blues In St. Louis They're Playing The Happy Blues In St. Louis
- June 16, 2019

Louis Children's Hospital said Laila responded well to treatment. Then her mom surprised her with the news of a lifetime. A 2011 Stanley Cup champion with the Bruins, Chara missed the third period of Game 4 after exiting with the injury but was back on the ice for the remainder of the series starting in Game 5. (more...)
Didier Drogba replies when asked if Chelsea FC should appoint Frank Lampard Didier Drogba replies when asked if Chelsea FC should appoint Frank Lampard
- June 16, 2019

Lampard only has one year's worth of experience as a manager after he was appointed as Derby County boss last summer and led them to the Championship play-off final, where they lost to Aston Villa. However, Sarri failed to transport that free-flowing football to Chelsea , despite making midfield playmaker Jorginho his first signing. Conversely, Lampard might feel it is the wrong time to make such a big move - especially with the likely handicap of no summer signings and the vast chasm ... (more...)
CWC'19: Players to watch out in India-NZ clash CWC'19: Players to watch out in India-NZ clash
- June 16, 2019

Australian legends like Mark Waugh and Brett Lee picked up the Kiwis, the 2015 World Cup runners-up, as the fourth team to enter the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup. 'But the West Indies showed that there's that extra bounce at Trent Bridge, and that caused some trouble for Australia as well, who are good players of the short ball. (more...)
It brings out the best in us says Kohli It brings out the best in us says Kohli
- June 16, 2019

It is always unfair to build up a sporting event with so much symbolism but there is no other way when it comes to India-Pakistan cricket . "It's not a vacation but a pilgrimage for us", Hiten Patel, an Indian who lives in the United States, told AFP. (more...)
Love Island: Sherif leaves villa due to 'poor judgement' Love Island: Sherif leaves villa due to 'poor judgement'
- June 15, 2019

Episode 10 of Love Island 2019 saw Irish bombshell Maura Higgins quite literally shut down the show. She said: "Then I was with another guy, we broke up a year ago sometime, then we got back together but the trust was gone and it's not going to come back". (more...)
Woods 'fighting and hanging on' at US Open Woods 'fighting and hanging on' at US Open
- June 15, 2019

Rose enjoyed a one-shot lead over former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and the American trio of Rickie Fowler , Xander Schauffele and Aaron Wise , with Rory McIlroy , Henrik Stenson and Francesco Molinari part of an eight-strong group on three under. (more...)
India, New Zealand share points after another washout India, New Zealand share points after another washout
- June 14, 2019

India are unbeaten in the tournament so far, but as the captain said, both sides need to start from scratch as India-Pakistan matches over the years have been about controlling the nerves and executing the plans better. My first tour was in Dubai and it rained there in the desert'. "The team management has decided that Mr Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored". (more...)