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Ronaldo won't face criminal charges over rape allegation Ronaldo won't face criminal charges over rape allegation
- July 23, 2019

However, in a statement provided by the prosecutors, Ronaldo was cleared after the sexual assault claims "could not be proven beyond reasonable doubt". Mayorga filed a separate civil lawsuit in a U.S. federal court claiming Ronaldo used "fixers" to stop her pursuing criminal charges, including a payment of $375,000 (€334,000), which Ronaldo's lawyer has not denied. (more...)
New Zealand dethrone Australia for first World Cup in 16 years New Zealand dethrone Australia for first World Cup in 16 years
- July 23, 2019

Kopua's brilliance stifled the inevitable Australia comeback and the Silver Ferns were able to hold onto the ball and count down the final seconds amid a fittingly raucous atmosphere in Liverpool. Neville previously announced that she would be stepping down from her role after the tournament to start a family. "That was a class performance from New Zealand ". (more...)
Urban Meyer's Daughter Fires Back At Jim Harbaugh's Scathing Comments (TWEET) Urban Meyer's Daughter Fires Back At Jim Harbaugh's Scathing Comments (TWEET)
- July 22, 2019

Brace yourself. Or don't. Meyer, who owned an impressive 83-9 overall record over seven seasons with the Buckeyes, including three Big Ten titles and a national championship, went a ideal 7-0 against the Wolverines . Really phenomenal everywhere he's been. And Yes Meyer Has Had Issues Of The Field At Florida And Ohio State . Sure, Harbaugh didn't need to say what he did. (more...)
Manny Pacquiao claims WBA welterweight crown over Keith Thurman Manny Pacquiao claims WBA welterweight crown over Keith Thurman
- July 22, 2019

Pacquiao said he planned to be ringside for the welterweight world unification fight between Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter in Los Angeles in September. Manny Pacquiao will counter with speed, experience and desire. It was subsequently revealed that Pacquiao fought with a torn rotator cuff. He's a good boxer, and he's strong. (more...)
Nketiah strikes again in Arsenal’s 3-0 friendly win over Fiorentina Nketiah strikes again in Arsenal’s 3-0 friendly win over Fiorentina
- July 22, 2019

Emery are said to have just £45m to spend this summer and are on the verge of signing £30m-rated William Saliba , with the defender set to return on loan to Saint-Etienne for next season. "In December, we were thinking of loaning or not loaning the player to Germany and we decided he should stay with us to train and progress with us". (more...)
EPL: Lampard hoping to rely on youngsters Zouma, Mount EPL: Lampard hoping to rely on youngsters Zouma, Mount
- July 22, 2019

Frank Lampard has only just got his dream job of managing Chelsea but the former midfielder is facing backlash already, with #LampardOut trending on Twitter following a second failure in pre season. "I hope he can stay because he will help us a lot". The Blues have signed Mason Mount to a five-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2024. (more...)
Jacob Trouba Signs Seven-Year Deal With Rangers Jacob Trouba Signs Seven-Year Deal With Rangers
- July 22, 2019

The Jets traded Trouba after they were unable to come to terms with him on a long-term contract. This past season, the longtime Compuware youth hockey standout played in all 82 games with the Jets, registering eight goals and 42 assists for 50 total points. (more...)
British Open 2019: Tommy Fleetwood sets clubhouse target at Royal Portrush British Open 2019: Tommy Fleetwood sets clubhouse target at Royal Portrush
- July 21, 2019

A brilliant bunker save on the 15th, a smart up-and-down after being short and right on the vast "Calamity Corner" par-three 16th prefaced a highly-eventful par on the 17th where, distracted by TV commentary from the tented village maybe 80 yards behind the tee-box, he leaked his drive into the customers on the right. (more...)
Oilers acquire veteran Neal from Flames Oilers acquire veteran Neal from Flames
- July 21, 2019

Edmonton will retain 12.5 percent of Lucic's remaining contract, dropping his cap hit with the Flames from $6 million to $5.25 million. Neal was made expendable because of a high priced contract that will see him make $5.75 million per season over the next four years. (more...)
Ex-Giants Super Bowl champ Mitch Petrus, 32, dies of heat stroke Ex-Giants Super Bowl champ Mitch Petrus, 32, dies of heat stroke
- July 20, 2019

Petrus, who was 32, had spent the day working outside of his family's business near Little Rock, Ark. An Arkansas native, Petrus played at the University of Arkansas from 2006-09. He would be released in 2012, spending a short time on practice squads for the Patriots and Tennessee Titans , but never played again in a game. (more...)
Cisse draws Senegal closer to history Cisse draws Senegal closer to history
- July 20, 2019

Tunisia earned a penalty on 73 minutes after Koulibaly's handball in the area, a decision which was upheld after a VAR check, but Sassi failed to capitalise through a strong save from Gomis. In extra time, he went to punch away a free kick swung over from the right wing, but only forced it onto Bronn's head and it rebounded into the net. (more...)
Nketiah lifts youthful Arsenal over Bayern in friendly Nketiah lifts youthful Arsenal over Bayern in friendly
- July 19, 2019

Joe Willock looked comfortable in the starting line-up while Tyreece John-Jules and Bukayo Saka didn't look out of place after coming on as late substitutes. "I'm very happy with them". Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah during the UEFA Europa League, group E match at Emirates Stadium, London. "We want to win every match, this is not the most important but really we can see important things for us, for our ideas". (more...)
Why Matthijs De Ligt Snubbed Man Utd For Juventus Why Matthijs De Ligt Snubbed Man Utd For Juventus
- July 19, 2019

Victor of the prestigious Golden Boy award in 2018, De Ligt had an impressive season last campaign, captaining Ajax in their memorable Champions League run. "For a defender, Italy is always an ideal place". " That could be true, yes ", he answered at the time, as quoted by AS, when asked if Ronaldo had told him to join him at Juventus . (more...)
McIlroy, Woods endure nightmare starts as Holmes takes British Open lead McIlroy, Woods endure nightmare starts as Holmes takes British Open lead
- July 19, 2019

You take that away, it's probably actually been one of my worst years I've played. "I've got to not let this spoil my week, because it could easily spoil my week". In fact, McIlroy's treacherous start may have been a shock to the system of all three golfers in the group, as the four-time major victor recorded a quadruple bogey 8 on the very first hole of their round. (more...)
Chris Paul to start season with Thunder as trade talks stall Chris Paul to start season with Thunder as trade talks stall
- July 19, 2019

While both parties were interested in a trade from OKC, Wojnarowski notes that nothing satisfactory has materialized and both sides recognize the benefits of Paul playing the year with the Thunder . They'll have Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari , Steven Adams and Dennis Schroder , a good enough core to compete for a playoff spot ... (more...)
Brendan Rodgers hoping Leicester can keep Harry Maguire Brendan Rodgers hoping Leicester can keep Harry Maguire
- July 18, 2019

United will reportedly have to part ways with more than the £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in January previous year if they are to sign Maguire. "The club have been very good". As much as Spector is a fan of De Light, he believes former Sheffield United star Maguire can be a huge hit at Old Trafford. (more...)
Nigeria’s Super Eagles Seek A Record Fourth Bronze Medal Against Tunisia Nigeria’s Super Eagles Seek A Record Fourth Bronze Medal Against Tunisia
- July 18, 2019

Since the day Super Eagles were beaten 2-1 by Algeria in the semifinal of AFCON 2019, there have been reports that Gernot Rohr would be sacked after the championship. "I can't say all my players are perfectly fit, we have a little time to know how ready the players are". The 2019 AFCON has been a bag of mixed fortunes for Nigeria and Tunisia . (more...)
Kieran Trippier completes move to Atletico Madrid Kieran Trippier completes move to Atletico Madrid
- July 18, 2019

But the former Manchester City trainee still made 38 appearances across all competitions as Spurs finished fourth and made it all the way to the Champions League final at Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. The 18-year-old was initially tipped to join Arsenal in a £27m deal but the Metro claim Tottenham tried to hijack their rivals move by submitting an improved bid and offering Saliba better contract terms. (more...)
Former Gonzaga standout Brandon Clarke named MVP of NBA Summer League Former Gonzaga standout Brandon Clarke named MVP of NBA Summer League
- July 16, 2019

Memphis Grizzlies rookie forward Brandon Clarke has been named 2019 NBA Summer League MVP , the league announced , Tuesday (PHL time). "I feel like I'll just fit in perfectly [with Memphis] because his system and his culture is similar to what it was like at college at Gonzaga", Clarke said of Jenkins. (more...)
Ben Simmons gets big contract extension Ben Simmons gets big contract extension
- July 16, 2019

The Sixers have reached the Eastern Conference semifinals in each of his first two seasons. By setting up the contracts in this fashion, it could lead to success on a yearly basis, assuming the new-look group is able to mesh and thrive while playing together. (more...)
Novak Djokovic Defeats Roger Federer in Record-Breaking Wimbledon Match Novak Djokovic Defeats Roger Federer in Record-Breaking Wimbledon Match
- July 16, 2019

The defending champ Djokovic beat Federer in the first All England Club final to be decided by a tiebreaker, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3). This year's Wimbledon Final was the longest ever, going a whopping five hours and surpassing the length of the Final Federer won over Andy Roddick in 2009. (more...)
Yuvraj Singh Criticises Indian Team-Management After World Cup Failure Yuvraj Singh Criticises Indian Team-Management After World Cup Failure
- July 15, 2019

After the 2011 World Cup , Yuvraj Singh was diagnosed with Cancer. The team management might be asked as to why he was persisted till the final series, at home against Australia, before the World Cup if the selectors were not convinced about him being a certainty for the number four slot. (more...)
"Ball Four" author Bouton dies at age 80
- July 14, 2019

Jim Bouton, the New York Yankees pitcher who shocked the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book " Ball Four ", has died, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Arm problems derailed his career, and Bouton developed a knuckleball to hang on for a few more seasons. FILE - This 1967 file photo shows New York Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton. (more...)
Algeria charter planes to carry fans for African Cup semi-final Algeria charter planes to carry fans for African Cup semi-final
- July 14, 2019

Tunisia's Naim Sliti celebrates after scoring against Madagascar during their CAN quarter-final match on Thursday. Oil baron, Otedola has recently been involved in a number of commendable interventions for ailing former Nigerian global players, including 1980 AFCON winning team's captain, Christian Chukwuemeka Chukwu and goalkeeper Peter Fregene. (more...)
Wimbledon Men's Final Betting: Djokovic in four in our side bets Wimbledon Men's Final Betting: Djokovic in four in our side bets
- July 14, 2019

The finish didn't come in the fifth set this time around, but Federer needed every bit of his imperious best to overcome every ounce of Nadal's heart and will to eke out an incredible fourth set 6-4 and return to the final of the All England Club for a 12th time . (more...)
Team India receives hefty prize money after semis exit Team India receives hefty prize money after semis exit
- July 13, 2019

Dinesh Karthik soon joined the prominent batsmen back in pavilion after losing his wicket for six, leaving India reeling at 24/4 in 10 overs. "But sudden criticism to Virat Kohli and blaming him for everything is not fair", he said. In fact, Bangar saying that all-rounder Vijay Shankar was fit just before he was ruled out has also been taken note of. After serving a ban for the infamous sandpaper incident , Steve Smith and David Warner came back into the Australian squad and played ... (more...)
Djokovic gets by Bautista Agut to reach 6th Wimbledon final Djokovic gets by Bautista Agut to reach 6th Wimbledon final
- July 13, 2019

Whether he faces second-seeded Federer or third-seeded Nadal next, it will be the 22nd Grand Slam final involving two members of the Big Three, and the seventh at Wimbledon . Djokovic broke to lead 2-1 in the fourth, and again for 4-1, then needed a handful of match points to seal the victory. After breaking early, he held the advantage to level the match. (more...)
Silverstone Circuit Secures British Grand Prix Until 2024 Silverstone Circuit Secures British Grand Prix Until 2024
- July 13, 2019

Hamilton has five wins at the race, all scored at Silverstone , matching the tallies of Jim Clark and Alain Prost. This is such a special weekend it needs the focus of the whole country. There is excitement and adrenaline going and there are pressures. Verstappen said: "From my side it was not so good and I didn't find a good balance with the vehicle in FP1 or FP2. (more...)
Halep stands between Serena and Court landmark Halep stands between Serena and Court landmark
- July 13, 2019

Nothing was going to help her slow down Williams on this afternoon, and the match was over after 59 minutes. After a three-set struggle against Alison Riske in the quarterfinals Tuesday, Williams was dominant against Strycova, who was limited by a leg muscle problem that cropped up in the very first game. (more...)
Verlander got 'chewed out' by Torre before All-Star Game Verlander got 'chewed out' by Torre before All-Star Game
- July 12, 2019

During an appearance earlier this week on ESPN Radio , Manfred acknowledged that scientists studying the baseball have noted it has "a little less drag " through the air this season. Despite this ruling which was made to restore a more equitable balance between the bat and the ball, large scores built on six hitting are still the norm in T20 games. (more...)
Ewan takes third in Tour stage four dash Ewan takes third in Tour stage four dash
- July 12, 2019

I was focused on my lead out, it was ideal team work". Hugo Houle of Sainte-Perpétue, Que., who rides for Astana, was 126th in Stage 4 and 84th over all. Alaphilippe enjoyed a day free of pressure, well protected in the main pack by teammates, and then played a role in the final sprint to launch Viviani's final effort. (more...)
England beat Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final England beat Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final
- July 12, 2019

They were quick and accurate and extracted the maximum possible movement out of the morning surface and although Steve Smith and Alex Carey were able to rebuild, Australia never truly recovered from that opening blitz. "It's been a process for the last four years". "We talk about getting better and better, we set the tone from ball one and got on top". "We have tried not to think about getting to the final, it hasn't sunk in yet", he said. (more...)
The Knicks Are Reportedly The Knicks Are Reportedly "Re-Working" A Free Agency Deal
- July 11, 2019

The salary cap space for the Knicks is suddenly available because the team and free agent forward Reggie Bullock are no longer executing a two-year, $21 million deal, and instead are reworking the terms down to a lower financial commitment, league sources said. (more...)
Barty party not quite over despite loss Barty party not quite over despite loss
- July 11, 2019

Also joining Nadal in the last-eight was his compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut who reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final and second at the majors this year when he defeated France's Benoit Paire 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. United States' Alison Riske celebrates defeating Australia's Ashleigh Barty . After withdrawing from her scheduled third-round doubles match on Tuesday citing an arm injury, Barty's bigger concern is getting her mind and body ready for the US Open starting on August 26. (more...)
Serena-Murray dream team thwarted at Wimbledon Serena-Murray dream team thwarted at Wimbledon
- July 11, 2019

Just five feet, five inches (1.64 metres) tall and weighing in at 133 pounds (60 kilogrammes), she has sliced, served and volleyed her way into the semi-finals, five years after she went to the last-eight at the All England Club. She received three code violations and was penalized a point and one game. Strycova levelled with a cool volley, then a fearless second serve forced an error. (more...)
Know what will happen if India vs New Zealand match gets abandoned Know what will happen if India vs New Zealand match gets abandoned
- July 10, 2019

New Zealand were batting on 211/5 at that stage and with no further play possible, the remainder of the match was deferred to Wednesday. "I'm very happy for him and hope he gets two more (centuries) so we can win two more games", said Kohli, terming his deputy as the best one-day cricketer at the moment. (more...)
Serena Williams sought therapy after US Open meltdown Serena Williams sought therapy after US Open meltdown
- July 10, 2019

She told BBC Sport : "I did my best, and my best today wasn't good enough". Johanna Konta has been playing exceptional tennis and she showed her class in the previous round where she defeated Petra Kvitova in 3 sets. "Is it because I'm a woman?" she recalled thinking at the time. USA player Serena Williams returns against USA player Alison Riske during their women's singles quarter-final match on day eight of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in ... (more...)
Lakers Plan On Starting LeBron James At Point Guard Lakers Plan On Starting LeBron James At Point Guard
- July 09, 2019

Danny Green will start at shooting guard while Anthony Davis , Kyle Kuzma and DeMarcus Cousins will presumably be the Lakers' three frontcourt players. He started 62 of the 75 games he played in. James also missed the postseason for the first time since his sophomore year in the National Basketball Association. (more...)
Manchester City break transfer record to sign Rodri from Atletico Madrid Manchester City break transfer record to sign Rodri from Atletico Madrid
- July 09, 2019

The fee for the Atletico academy graduate surpasses City's previous record of £60m in signing Riyad Mahrez in 2018. "I think City this last five or six years has changed the story of the football here, not only in Manchester, but England". (more...)
Five Russell Westbrook Trades That Could Shake Up The NBA Five Russell Westbrook Trades That Could Shake Up The NBA
- July 09, 2019

The Rockets would need to do some serious maneuvering, likely with a third team, to fit Westbrook's five-year, $206 million albatross under their cap. The Leonard-George switch to LA has raised many intriguing prospects for the National Basketball Association - not least the future of Russell Westbrook . (more...)