• UEFA clears Leipzig to enter Champions League
UEFA clears Leipzig to enter Champions League

Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig and Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg have been given a lifeline as UEFA's governing body has ruled they'll both be eligible to compete in next season's Champions League . The Liverpool Echo claim the Guinea worldwide is top of Jurgen Klopp's midfield wishlist. In cases where that happens, priority is...

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  • Late Moreno header salvages Mexico point, Chile start with win
Late Moreno header salvages Mexico point, Chile start with win

He was disappointed with the scoreline and urged his teammates to win the next game of the group. "The team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minute, but this is football". Ronaldo, now away on worldwide duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup , failed to attend the post-match press conference following his country's 2-2 draw wit...

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  • Jude Classic for second straight year
Jude Classic for second straight year

His win at the following year's Emirates Australian Open at his home course at The Australian catapulted him to the verge of the top 50 in the world rankings, but it's since been a steady decline until a recent up-tick in form. CAMBRIDGE, Ontario - Alena Sharp shot her second straight 66 Friday to move into a share of the lead at 12-under 132 after...

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  • O'Mahony to skipper Lions against NZ Maori
O'Mahony to skipper Lions against NZ Maori

Farrell was named on the bench for the weekend's game against the Maori, but has been sidelined with a grade-one quadriceps strain and his spot in the squad will be taken by Dan Biggar . The difference between interpretations in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres has always been a subject of debate, but here I think we have a case of the Crusad...

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  • Van Dijk interest ended by Liverpool
Van Dijk interest ended by Liverpool

Jamie Carragher has criticised Liverpool over their failure to sign Virgil van Dijk . Liverpool are tipped to break the Premier League transfer record when signing the defender, as the Reds could be spending 60 million pounds of the Dutch worldwide.

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  • French Open women's quarterfinals get started
French Open women's quarterfinals get started

After nearly a five-hour break, the French player went up 3-1, but from then she won only one of the six remaining games. Mladenovic was hoping to be the first French to win at Rolland Garros since Mayy Pierce in 2000 but was completely outclassed by her Swiss opponent.

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  • Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers swap National Basketball Association draft picks
Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers swap National Basketball Association draft picks

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have officially completed a blockbuster trade that sends the No. 1 overall pick in this week's National Basketball Association draft from Boston to Philadelphia . Now the Celtics are hoping the Lakers get No. 2 overall again next year, in what is expected to be an extremely strong top of the draft. ...

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  • Confederations Cup Report: Portugal 2 - 2 Mexico
Confederations Cup Report: Portugal 2 - 2 Mexico

El Tri were no pushovers in the match despite Portugal heading into Kazan Arena as the favourites. Portugal players will wear black armbands against Mexico in the today to honour compatriots that passed away from forrest fires. After Portugal's defensive frailties were exposed against Mexico , Santos could inject some pace in midfield b...

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  • Khyri Thornton suspended for six games
Khyri Thornton suspended for six games

He was then claimed by the Lions. Thornton will be eligible to return to the Lions' active roster on Monday, October 16 following the team's October 15 game against the New Orleans Saints. Playing in 13 games and starting six, he tallied 19 tackles and one sack. Thornton, 27, is in a competition for a depth role at defensive tackle with Akeem ...

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  • Diego Costa sends open message to Chelsea fans
Diego Costa sends open message to Chelsea fans

Antonio Conte dumped Diego Costa with a 27-word text message which started with a cheerful greeting and ended with "you're not in my plans". "I think it's very unlikely because there is the World Cup next year and Diego Costa wants to be there", he added.

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  • Mickelson, longtime caddie to part ways
Mickelson, longtime caddie to part ways

Mickelson added himself. "Our decision is not based on a single incident". We just feel it's the right time for a change. "Every time I come back here to Memphis I always think about that and that particular moment". However, the 47-year-old Mickelson has not won since claiming the Open Championship in 2013. "His game is still at an elite level, an...

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  • Ex-sparring partner predicts 'easy' win for Mayweather in McGregor fight
Ex-sparring partner predicts 'easy' win for Mayweather in McGregor fight

The intrigue for some in this carnival fight surrounds whether McGregor will attempt to fight dirty and mix in some of his MMA strikes either out of frustration or a mental lapse in the heat of battle. "We have actually tapped into the audience that doesn't really follow either sport", said Stephen Espinoza, the executive vice president of ...

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  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft feels the National Football League has never been safer
Patriots owner Robert Kraft feels the National Football League has never been safer

Of course, anyone who's been paying even a modicum of attention to the National Football League for the last two and a half years knows that Goodell's statements aren't just a misinterpretation of the relationship - they are deliberately and knowingly false.

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  • Vigils Held Nationwide for Slain Muslim Teen
Vigils Held Nationwide for Slain Muslim Teen

A 22-year-old Virginia man was held on a murder charge Monday in the slaying of the girl, who was attacked during a breakfast break from an all-night prayer session at her mosque. During the last 10 days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan , mosques hold extra prayers at midnight and 2am. And so far, investigators do not believe Nabra was pi...

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  • Manchester United cleared of wrongdoing over Pogba transfer
Manchester United cleared of wrongdoing over Pogba transfer

The world governing body said it was taking action against the Italian champions six weeks after announcing an investigation had been launched into Pogba's £89 million move to Old Trafford amid claims his agent, Mino Raiola, earned a staggering £41m out of the deal .

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  • Brooks Koepka moves into top 5 in FedExCup with US Open win
Brooks Koepka moves into top 5 in FedExCup with US Open win

Open, long regarded as the toughest test, was made to look easy through the opening three rounds as golfers attacked the pins with bravado in smashing scoring records. He did it. Now, his journey includes a victory in Wisconsin - in the U.S. Open, no less. World number one Johnson seemed unbeatable three months ago.

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  • Real Madrid president Florentino Perez opens up about Cristiano Ronaldo exit rumours
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez opens up about Cristiano Ronaldo exit rumours

The Real Madrid superstar has reportedly let it be known he is ready to quit the Champions League winners following what he perceives as a lack of club support over allegations of a £13m tax fraud . A young German side missing an array of big stars were still too good for the Australians as the world champions trumped the Socceroos 3-2 on ...

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  • Putin thanks Federation Internationale de Football Association for trust and cooperation as Confederations Cup kicks off
Putin thanks Federation Internationale de Football Association for trust and cooperation as Confederations Cup kicks off

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo went into the day's first match with plenty of attention on his future, after reports that he wanted to leave Real Madrid after being charged with tax fraud. Portugal had to wait for what seemed an unnecessary review of a good goal scored. A dramatic Group A game in Kazan that saw Hector Moreno head in an in...

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  • Stan Wawrinka: 'Rafael Nadal is playing his best tennis ever'
Stan Wawrinka: 'Rafael Nadal is playing his best tennis ever'

Wawrinka , the 2015 champion who had won each of his three previous grand slam final appearances, had no response for Nadal's wizardry from the baseline on Court Philippe Chatrier as he was forced to play in uncomfortable areas from where he could not apply any pressure.

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  • Former NFL Lineman Comes Out As Gay
Former NFL Lineman Comes Out As Gay

O'Callaghan says when he knew his football career was ending in 2011, he planned on killing himself. "Yeah, I'd go about my daily life in football, but thinking about hiding it and hoping no one finds out and being ready for any situation was exhausting".

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